I gotten an idea allready and started. i only have a month right on me to create the game. so the grafics arent going to be the best at first. will have simple placeholder grafics at first then if i got time make it fancier.
Sounds good to me, LordHannu! I want to keep the dev time short so people don't bog themselves down with too big of an idea. Do what you can, but do your best.
Happy to hear you like the theme! I didn't have a chance to develop a compo just for Halloween (like I did last year), but I wanted to come up with something that fits with the holiday. Hopefully you enjoy the next two months and their themes as well.
Let's see who else can come up with a short game after being inspired by THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD...
800x600 is the guideline. If it's not 800x600 I can't guarantee that it will work properly if it doesn't meet those guidelines. I'd say at a bare minimum make sure it fits within the 800x600 frame size, since that's the dimension of the Flash app and that size will be coded into the HTML page where the game is posted.
For more details, check out the guidelines outlined in the original post:
Here are some screenshots of my current work in progress. It's a top-down-view action arcade game. The player is a floating head in another dimension. Currently, the player is collecting yellow gemstones, though I have plenty of other ideas to implement.
Saw a link today to a bizarre and incredibly creative endeavor: the Codex Seraphinianus. Here's an excerpt:
The illustrations are often surreal parodies of things in the real world: bleeding fruit; a plant that grows into roughly the shape of a chair and is subsequently made into one; a lovemaking couple that metamorphoses into an alligator; etc. Others depict odd, apparently senseless machines, often with a delicate appearance, kept together by tiny filaments. There are also illustrations readily recognizable as maps or human faces. On the other hand, especially in the "physics" chapter, many images look almost completely abstract. Practically all figures are brightly coloured and rich in detail.
Check it out if you're in the mood for some more inspiration (or just some surprises).