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Competition Time - Community Compo 2013
News posted 20th February, 2013 by Hagar  
Well ladies and gentlemen, two most bodacious TDC members, SMR and Eight Bit Battlecat FKA Eviscerator are organising a community competition.

The rules are fairly simple and the competition consists of two phases:

Phase A:
People vote on a specific game theme from the following:
* Lasers
* Robots
* Grass
* Arrows
* Cooking

Please make your vote in the following thread. Voting shall stop midnight GMT on the 22 February.

Phase B:
Make your game incorporating the elected theme within 2 days. If my calculations are correct - this should be this weekend coming (23rd and 24 of February), so make sure your ready for a weekend of game creation goodness.

For further clarification on the rules please check out the following forum.

I hope to see some great games come of this competition, so get posting your votes and making some games this weekend! Good luck everyone!

Posted by UrbanMonk 20th February, 2013

Who came up with the themes? I would love to enter, but I have so many other things to do these days.
Posted by AndyUK 20th February, 2013

only 2 days to make the game?
Posted by Eight Bit Battle Cat 20th February, 2013

Urban - SMR and I came up with them. They may or may not be stupid, but you're welcome to come up with suggestions for next time.

Andy - Yeah. We're expecting tiny games
Posted by s-m-r 20th February, 2013

@UrbanMonk: EBBC and I came up with the general themes for people for which to vote.

@AndyUK: Yup, just two days.

The idea is for people to come up with a small - but complete - game. There's little time to obsess over the little details; it's not that kind of competition.

We just want to see more people involved in submitting games. When there's no deadline, then people tend to slack off and eventually forget to finish a project. When there's too much time, there's much more likelihood that people will abandon their efforts.

With a short timeline, people can stay focused on the fact that there's little time to put something together, so even if their game isn't perfect they'll still be able to complete something.

EDIT: Hahaha! EBBC beat me to it!
Comment edited by s-m-r on 2/20/2013
Posted by Eight Bit Battle Cat 21st February, 2013

It seems I made a mistake with the countdown. As of writing this there is about 31 hours left before the development phase begins. I apologize if any confusion has been caused.
Posted by UrbanMonk 21st February, 2013

I like the themes, but it seems having one easy theme mixed with a bunch of more difficult ones has skewed the voting.
Posted by AndyUK 21st February, 2013

I reckon it's easy to come up with a game for any of those themes. It's just that Robots are cooler.

I mean, put Ninjas in with getting dressed, politics and monday mornings. What do you think people will choose?
Posted by OMC 21st February, 2013

They should pick Monday mornings. That would be a great theme.
Posted by s-m-r 21st February, 2013

I think it depends on the mood one is in. I agree with AndyUK that a game can be created with any of those themes (else we wouldn't have chosen them). Sure there are low-hanging fruit, but there will always be something like that, regardless of what's chosen.

If ROBOTS ends up being the theme, then that just means that more people can make entries. That's cool with me.

(although I would love to see more COOKING-themed games!)
Posted by columbo borgi :C 22nd February, 2013

the weirder the topic, more interresting it is
Posted by s-m-r 22nd February, 2013

Less than 12 hours to go, folks...Send in your votes if you haven't already!


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