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10.03.2019 - Round 1 results of our "A Love Letter For FreeBASIC" game dev competition have been published. Please be sure to check the results thread: http://games.freebasic.net/forum/index.php?topic=629.0. Don't forget that the competition is continuing with a round 2, lasting till 8th of April, 300 USD first prize. Stay tuned!
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Author Topic: FBGD Numbers Competition (June 2014 August 2014), 250 $ 1st prize  (Read 32698 times)
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« Reply #105 on: August 12, 2014, 03:45:56 PM »

Alrighty, this may be my final update to the game before the competition ends, because I'll be going on an anniversary getaway with my wife for the four day weekend. Smiley

I've implemented screenshots, an "undo your last move" feature, completed the readme and added an intro dialog. I also managed to score 58 on seed 1000 - comes with learning when the bonus tiles will come out. With that double bonus, I now find myself camping out to place the double 3, 4, and 5 on scoring points if possible.

The simplicity of the ruleset (place a domino, score some points) makes it an interesting exercise in game design. For example, I'm not sure I really need to penalize an undo, but if I allow unlimited undos then you can play through each game with an effective hand of 6 dominoes. With the 1 point penalty, though, you have to decide if it's worth it every time.

I had half a mind to implement end game bonuses as well. I'm a big fan of playing the short game and long game at the same time - that's why I like games like Carcassonne and Agricola (moreso than say a Settlers of Catan). It may be interesting, for example, to award a bonus for the number of dominoes remaining - or even to award a bonus for winning on your final domino. I suppose it could be theoretically possible to award points if X or more 0s are scored. For example, if you can manage to cover six scoring points with a zero, you double your score at the end of the game.

Finally, any tips for looping mp3s or playing wavs?
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« Reply #106 on: August 12, 2014, 08:49:35 PM »

I use the fmod library to play and loop easily any mp3, wav, ogg and even midis for years. I also use it to create sound FX as well.
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« Reply #107 on: August 12, 2014, 09:02:01 PM »

Thanks - I'm pretty sure I played with it about a decade ago. Will have to dust off the brain and try again. Tongue
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« Reply #108 on: August 13, 2014, 10:20:06 AM »

lol, how many entries are there on total???

i had tremendous life issues, so i couldnt code anything... however if there's too few entries
i can marathon til the end of the week to finish my entry...
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« Reply #109 on: August 14, 2014, 05:29:53 PM »

Here's a build of Numbezzled with the puzzle mode on:
http://www.darkphear.elementfx.com/download/numbezzled-beta.zip
The final version will have more levels.
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« Reply #110 on: August 15, 2014, 01:39:28 AM »

Finally able to play your game Landeel! Very nice! Smiley

I've been doing minor updates to mine almost daily, now up to version 0.5a ( http://ssjx.co.uk/windows/numeria.php ). Mainly bug fixes and graphic tweaks.
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« Reply #111 on: August 17, 2014, 06:08:11 PM »

Uploading now... Here's my updated download link:
http://www.darkphear.elementfx.com/download/numbezzled.zip
This is possibly  my last update, unless I find something very wrong with it.
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« Reply #112 on: August 18, 2014, 12:27:25 AM »

Hi,
Numeria v0.5b -  http://ssjx.co.uk/windows/numeria.php will probably likely to be my final entry.

Thanks again for looking!
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« Reply #113 on: August 18, 2014, 12:41:15 AM »

Thank you for your latest versions guys.

The deadline is really closing in. About 10 hours to go. Till 18:00 GMT.

The following entries will be definitely submitted:

landeel's Numbezzled
ssjx's Crisis on Numeria
Zamaster's Numero
Ryan Szrama's Dominionoes
vdecampo's BTN-Slots


I hope I didn't miss anyone, but will check once more when the deadline expires.

If anyone still wants to submit something official, please be clear on that and post. For the above mentioned entries, guys, make sure you email me or post here the latest version before the time expires, or I'll use the last available download you posted as official, unless you recall your entry from the competition, which is your prerogative.

Cheers!
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« Reply #114 on: August 18, 2014, 06:46:24 AM »

Minor update, same link:
http://www.darkphear.elementfx.com/download/numbezzled.zip
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« Reply #115 on: August 19, 2014, 12:02:20 AM »

Sorry, I got side-tracked yesterday, and I'm not sure I'll be able to upload all the entries on my server even today. But the list remains as above, and these are the official entries:

landeel's Numbezzled
ssjx's Crisis on Numeria
Zamaster's Nomera
Ryan Szrama's Dominionoes
vdecampo's BTN-Slots

I will open a community vote poll this week, with all the entries downloads and screenshots.

Thanks to all who participated once more!

Stay tuned!
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« Reply #116 on: August 19, 2014, 12:53:59 AM »

Nomera!
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« Reply #117 on: August 20, 2014, 05:46:13 PM »

The submission period has closed and I've collected the official entries. Please vote in the official competition poll when you pick your favorite: http://games.freebasic.net/forum/index.php?topic=605.0

Have fun! I sure will. Cheesy

Hopefully, I will post the winner within 2 weeks time.
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