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Open Source Month!
News posted 1st November, 2009 by Knudde (Shab)  
That's right everyone! November is Open Source month! Now you guys already do a great job of submitting tutorials and engines, but now it's time to step it up a bit! What we're looking for open source games, while tutorials and engines are helpful, looking through a finished product can be even more useful! Simplicity of the game doesn't matter, as long as it's at least 1 full level complete and nicely commented.

So what will you get for participating? Well that's a simple answer! First off, we'll load you up with some DC points and a special Trophy; but it won't end there. No, you'll also be the proud owner of that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you know you're helping the next great game designer! Lastly, at the end of the month, all the Open Source submissions will be gathered and preserved on the TDC server itself, where they shall stand proudly as long as TDC does!

Thank you all for reading and I hope most of you will join in on the fun!

Posted by Jason Orme 1st November, 2009

Nice idea
Posted by Assault Andy 1st November, 2009

Time to get cracking and dig through my old files.
Posted by Jon C-B 2nd November, 2009

Just submitted mine!
Posted by Fanotherpg 2nd November, 2009

I just don't want to say anything but all my games except those really old are open sourced

But I hope to add something this month.
Posted by Ricky 2nd November, 2009

yeah same here, i always release open source.
Posted by Jess Bowers 3rd November, 2009

I mentioned this yesterday during the chat, but I think I'll ask the question here, too. I have the MMF2 source to three of Ikiki's older games: Teppoman, Bimboman, and Teppodon. I think the rules of this site are such that you can't post other people's work. However, I know that Ikiki recently brought his site down and none of these files are available directly from him:

So, I guess the question is: Would it be permissible for me to post these for download? Normally, I would ask him directly but I don't have his email address (and I don't know if he speaks English).

There are some challenges with the files in that all objects, events, etc. are completely in Japanese. I translated and reorganized some of Teppodon and would include that MFA as well. I spent a fair amount of time with a Japanese to English translation engine - in order to figure out what the heck he was doing.

What do you guys think?
Posted by nim 3rd November, 2009

It looks like Ikiki just gave up making games since he "squashed" his website.

In any case, seeing as "Destruction Carnival 2" was accepted then I'm sure you'd be able to post those games too.
Posted by Willy C 3rd November, 2009

Oh boy, November finally. Last year's open source month was off the hook

I'll release Sub-Zero 2 source if I find it around somewhere.
Posted by Disthron 7th November, 2009

Well I don't really have that much work under my belt but I've submitted my Monsters vs Aliens fan game for the open source. I took out most of the sound to shrink the file size. So hopefully that won't be such a huge problem this time.


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