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3rd May, 2014 at 03/05/2014 16:40:41 -

Hello TDC Folks! It's returned...This time, with more goat horns!

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WHAT IS THIS?
You may remember last year's Zodiac Attack competition... Well, hey it's back! This is a friendly competition open to anyone here on the TDC forum. What better way to warm-up the community to those summer game compos than with this little event, eh?! Additionally, I send a special custom Zodiac-themed prize out to the winner(s)...so keep reading if you're interested.

HOW DO I ENTER?
You must make a video game that is inspired in some way by the classic Greek Zodiac. Any kind of game, any length, any genre or style is welcome. Any tool is permitted for creating your games. However it must be playable on a Windows machine. Stand alone executables are fine, as are web-play applications.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE?
Submissions must have download/play links posted in this thread by 9:00 GMT, 28th July 2014. As of this posting, you have nearly two months to put something together.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER CRITERIA?
Yes. Here are a few important bits:
- You must include the Zodiac Attack 2014 logo (generously donated by Old Man Clayton of TDC and The Buswick...Thanks, man!) as a splash screen at the beginning of your game. You can download it at the following link:

http://www.let-off.com/software/zodiac/za2014-blk.png

- You must state up front, in this thread, what your zodiac inspiration for your game happens to be.

...And that's it! ENTER TODAY!

WHAT'S THIS PART ABOUT A PRIZE?
Oh yeah...I almost forgot. If I choose you as the best game of the bunch, then I will ship you a CD with all the games included (or website links), plus I will send you a special zodiac-themed prize. I will ship it to ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. As long as it's a legitimate address, then I will send it to you.

BUT WHAT'S THE CATCH?
Oh there always is something, isn't there? But in this case it's minor. Although I will recruit additional judges to weight in on who has the "best" entry, I reserve the right to hold sole judgment over who wins and if there are any disqualifications for any reason I see fit.

MY ENTRY IS DONE, S-M-R!
Then post a download link to it in this thread.

BUT I NEED SOME INSPIRATION...
Then check out last year's esteemed Winner's Circle:

http://www.let-off.com/talk/?page_id=239

You can also have a gander at some of these exotic, esoteric, eccentric zodiacal images:

www.let-off.com/software/zodiac/Zodiac-Gemstones.jpg
www.let-off.com/software/zodiac/zodiac.jpg
www.let-off.com/software/zodiac/zodiac_2.jpg
www.let-off.com/software/zodiac/zodiac_3.gif
www.let-off.com/software/zodiac/zodiac_3.jpg
www.let-off.com/software/zodiac/zodiac_seasons.gif

HAVE FUN!

ANY QUESTIONS?
Then post them below in this thread.

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3rd May, 2014 at 03/05/2014 17:04:56 -

OMC to the rescue!

Here's an archive with all the Zodiac Attack splash screens: black on white, white on black, etc. Add these to any backdrop, any color, and so on.

www.let-off.com/software/zodiac/ZA14.zip

Enjoy! And once again, a HUGE thank you to Old Man Clayton for providing this art.

 
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5th May, 2014 at 05/05/2014 05:11:39 -

I'd like to enter this competition. But one question.

I am a little stumped by how the Greek Zodiac is supposed to inspire us. Would a game be able to get away with just... having a Goatfish as an enemy? or could it be that you can collect the 12 signs for a 1up? Could the game just have a NPC that is into stargazing?

 
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5th May, 2014 at 05/05/2014 12:03:59 -


Originally Posted by AndyUK
I'd like to enter this competition. But one question.

I am a little stumped by how the Greek Zodiac is supposed to inspire us. Would a game be able to get away with just... having a Goatfish as an enemy? or could it be that you can collect the 12 signs for a 1up? Could the game just have a NPC that is into stargazing?


I think all three of the examples you gave show that you've already been inspired by aspects of the zodiac. Beyond that, it's a matter of degree to which the game expresses your inspiration.

Look at last year's entries via the link above. You can see they're all over the map in terms of levels of inspiration. Some are barely there, while others have the Greek zodiac steeped into their core.

 
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5th May, 2014 at 05/05/2014 23:55:51 -

Ok ive got one or two ideas

 
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7th May, 2014 at 07/05/2014 16:51:27 -

Nice - what a shame I've pretty much got my month planned out already

 
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7th May, 2014 at 07/05/2014 18:02:21 -

@AndyUK: I'll consider you entered into the compo.

@EBBC: Hey man, it doesn't take much to create a game... Give it a week or so of thinking, then start jamming objects together in MMF2 and see what happens.

 
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8th May, 2014 at 08/05/2014 18:00:26 -

Hi!
Im in. And i allready started. Just love the logo looks nice!

 
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8th May, 2014 at 08/05/2014 19:09:10 -

Right on, LordHannu! I'm interested in seeing what you come up with this year.

Is there anyone else who has decided they're participating this time around? Any other returning competitors?

 
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11th May, 2014 at 11/05/2014 21:05:04 -

PRIZE UPDATE...

I've decided to invest some actual money in prizes this time around. I know how people can become more interested should they actually have a chance to bring home something instead of just a pat on the back.

Current Prizes Are:
1st Place winner: US$50 "gift certificate" (as in, the winner picks items up to a US$50 value) for one of either gog.com, gamersgate.com, itch.io, or desura.com
2nd Place winner: US$25 "gift certificate"
3rd Place winner: US$10 "gift certificate"

The top-scoring winner will still receive a zodiac-themed prize from me in addition to the above prizes.

...So let's see some games, folks!


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12th May, 2014 at 12/05/2014 00:29:52 -

That is awesome S-M-R! That deserved another huge front page update!! Folks will have no choice not to enter, and go crazy!!

 
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12th May, 2014 at 12/05/2014 03:38:54 -

What about you Rikus?

 
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12th May, 2014 at 12/05/2014 07:31:19 -

I'll be entering as well. I've been meaning to try a new engine out and this would be great. (:

 
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12th May, 2014 at 12/05/2014 13:06:18 -

Great news, OMAG! I still remember playing your Summer Funtition entry years ago, and had a good time with it. I'm excited to see how your skills have evolved since then. I've played Tick Tock Rex Rock as well, and had fun with that too. I was wondering if we'd see another Mode7 project from you also...

Meanwhile, I'm happy to see that my prize announcement has been well-received. Looking forward to lots of excellent entries!

 
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12th May, 2014 at 12/05/2014 18:59:42 -

Gonna take a shot at this one this year. I have a theme involving the zodiac symbols, and my game is a puzzle(?) game. I put the ? there as i'm not really sure what to class it as but I have already started work on it.

EDIT: Wow, done the bulk of the engine work already. Started it less than 18 hours ago and am quite pleased with the result.

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