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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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Question: Which of the following competition entries you rate the highest  (Voting closed: February 26, 2019, 01:58:09 PM)
Basic Warfare by Boromir - 0 (0%)
FreeBASIC Carom Billiards by 3622 - 0 (0%)
FB Shooter Force by Landeel - 3 (30%)
Impossible Victhorse by Pitto - 3 (30%)
Internet of Evil Things by ssjx - 2 (20%)
A Love Letter to FreeBASIC by ChangeV - 0 (0%)
simple console TANK by maachal - 0 (0%)
The Secret Gallery by Zamaster and Mambazo - 2 (20%)
Total Voters: 10

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« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2019, 01:55:26 PM »

The first several times I played A Love Letter to FreeBASIC it ran fine, but more recently I sometimes get random crashes, always on start up or exit never during game play.  BASIC Warfare crashes when it can't connect (or stay connected) to a server.  The Secret Gallery crashes after it prints "Lode..."

The Secret Gallery, both executables?
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« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2019, 02:09:13 PM »

Yes, all executables of The Secret Gallery so far crash, although the 'debug' build waits for me to press enter and also prints "Loading config file..." and "Creating viewport..." before the crash.  I also tried building the source with compile option -exx and got an index out of bounds error from the compiler on line 125 of puzzels.bas
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« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2019, 04:32:30 PM »

Congrats to all the entrants on completing their games!

I didn't know what to look for when evaluating the games, so I asked for help from an avid gamer friend of mine, supahdude11.  He doesn't know much about FreeBASIC other than I have helped a little bit with the compiler.  It was really enjoyable for me, to watch his enjoyment playing all the games.  My vote is based on his reaction.  Here's how he scored the games.

A - Runs (Y/N)
B - Graphics (0-5)
C - Sound (0-5)
D - Enjoyability (0-5)
E - Gameplay Diversity (0-5)
F - Controls (0-5)
G - No Bugs (0-5)
H - Runs Smooth (0-5)
T - Total Score (0-35) 


                      A B C D E F G H  T
Basic Warfare        |Y 3 3 2 2 1 5 5| 21
FbCarom Billiards    |Y 3 2 2 2 3 5 5| 22
FbShoot              |Y 4 4 4 3 4 5 5| 29
Impossible Victhorse |Y 4 4 4 3 2 5 5| 27
IOET                 |Y 3 3 4 5 2 5 5| 27
Love Letter          |Y 4 3 4 3 4 5 5| 28
ScTank               |Y 3 2 3 2 3 5 4| 22
The Secret Gallery   |N - - - - - - -| --

supahdude11's comments

Basic Warefare
- extremely confusing and difficult to understand
- good story

FbCarom Billiards
- minimal content
- good physics

FbShoot
- good graphics
- cool weapon system

Impossible victhorse
- good gameplay
- slippery physics

IOET
- neat story
- entertaining minigames

Love Letter
- good gameplay
- screen gets cluttered fast

ScTank
- clunky controls
- neat arcade style

The Secret Gallery
- Unable to run build1 or build2 (on win7 home or pro 64-bit)
- tried disabling anti-virus and running as admin

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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2019, 05:26:56 PM »

Hello everyone. I collected all the votes and added my scores, and I have the winners. It's just rather late here and I'm tired, so I'll compile a post with results and my comments tomorrow. Thanks for your patience.
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