Well ladies and gentlemen, the summer is rapidly approaching. So what could be better than starting a competition for the summer? ( A vacation you say? D- for you!)
The theme of the competition is rather simple and is that of Summer. The type of game you wish to create is purely up to you. We have also decided on one other restriction, and that is no extensions or objects are allowed apart from those which came with the original TGF. Also all game data must be stored within the game, and no data (except for music) should be stored externally.
Entries shall be judged by a panel of judges and shall be marked purely on :
a) How fun it is to play, which will account for 50% of the total mark
b) How well it is presented, which by definition will account for 50% of the total mark. Presentation shall include graphics, music, sounds, and general impressions of the game itself.
Judging will be carried out by a team of judges, including TDC's very own resident SMR as he has run numerous competitions on TDC’s forums.
Yes folks, absolutely zero marks shall be awarded for coding. We really want this competition to be about old school clicking, making fun games for fun with the inbuilt level editor. Any tool can be used (from KNP all the way up to MMF 2), and games should be submitted as a compiled EXE file.
Now then, what is a competition without prizes ? The most excellent people at Clickteam have kindly sponsored this competition and have provided an awesome selection of prizes:
1st Prize: MMF2 Dev + iOS + Flash + XNA or $250 cash via paypal
2nd Prize: Choice of MMF2 Standard, iOS Export Module, Flash Export Module, XNA Export Module or $100 via paypal
3rd Prize: An iPhone Game Development book plus 2000 DC points
The closing date is the 12th of August, and the competition starts now so get cracking as there is awesome prizes to be won !
For reference TGFs objects are:
Quick Backdrop, Backdrop, Active Object, Counter, Score, Lives, Hi Score, INI ( only to be used for storing game progress, number of lives, no level data must be stored externally!), text (string), Q&A, edit boxes, buttons, and all of the media objects (avi, quicktime, flc, mpg, CD, MCI, picture and mixer).