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Lachie Dazdarian

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New FB game making competition - interested?
« on: May 31, 2014, 05:39:47 PM »
Hello all. I'm alive and well, but sadly, life circumstances let me astray from being able to pursue my game dev and FB community work hobbies in any constructive manner. I'm also sad to admit that it probably won't change any time soon.

But, I have some good news. Unexpectedly I got an offer for a new ad on my FBGD website and got paid a full yearly fee which now allows me to organize yet another FBGD GAME MAKING COMPETITION! With the available funds I'm able to guarantee 250 $ first prize, and 50 $ second prize. In case of donations this could be increased, but I'm not counting on it.

I'm using this topic to feel out the beat of the game dev pulse in the community and check out if there is still enough interested developers in the community for such a competition.

As with the last years, the competition would last for about two months, would be based on a theme chosen by yours truly, and all entries would have to be compiled in FreeBASIC.

So I would appreciate words of interest from people ready to participate with something on the level of entries from previous years, so I can decide if organizing such a competition would be a useful/beneficial activity for the community.

Thank you for your interest in advance.
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Re: New FB game making competition - interested?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014, 07:36:09 AM »
I haven't done anything in FB for ages but I'd love to give it a shot if you do it! :)

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Re: New FB game making competition - interested?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2014, 10:27:33 AM »
heh i guess, maybe i should actually finish my submission this time, but if i like the competition goal, i always make something....
btw nkk, your irc caught fire? :(
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Re: New FB game making competition - interested?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 12:22:14 PM »
Totally.  :D
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Re: New FB game making competition - interested?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2014, 02:40:47 PM »
Yes I would give it a try, definitely!

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Re: New FB game making competition - interested?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2014, 03:03:46 PM »
I will also give it a go! :)
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Re: New FB game making competition - interested?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2014, 06:17:34 PM »
Count me in.

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Re: New FB game making competition - interested?
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2014, 08:36:07 PM »
Do it!  If nothing else it will give me a chance to play around with FB and SDL2.  Nice to see you back Lachie.

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Re: New FB game making competition - interested?
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2014, 01:38:02 AM »
I'd love to, but I'm working all summer & have to work on my bachelor's thesis for next semester; I don't think I'll have the time to contribute anything worthy. Here's to hoping I'm wrong.

But it's good to see you all alive and well, definitely do the competition!

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Re: New FB game making competition - interested?
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2014, 04:20:56 AM »
Not done anything in FB recently but if it's an interesting theme, then count me in!

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Re: New FB game making competition - interested?
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2014, 07:50:38 AM »
I can't remember if I can still code, but I've been meaning to get back into FB for what must be a decade. This looks like a good chance :)

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Re: New FB game making competition - interested?
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2014, 08:04:02 AM »
I'd love to get a go at it as well.
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Re: New FB game making competition - interested?
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2014, 09:35:22 AM »
All righty then. It seems that the popular vote is for another compo. I'm pretty much settled on the theme. I should compile the competition thread and rules by the end of this week. I plan to let it run over two months, mainly because I'm offline from 21st of June until 4th of August, so the planned end deadline will be around mid August.
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Re: New FB game making competition - interested?
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2014, 12:34:10 PM »
heh, so the worldcup would be spending doing a game :)
(and i kinda feel sad hearing that most of  you didnt touched FB in a while ^^")
« Last Edit: June 02, 2014, 04:23:14 PM by mysoft »
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Re: New FB game making competition - interested?
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2014, 03:59:43 PM »
Worldcup? This IS the Worldcup!  :D

Seriously though... I'd probably give it a shot, depending on content. Hopefully I could get something finished this time. I have a terrible track record with deadlines though, as previous years have proven.  :-\