This years theme is...well...Christmas! You can make any style of game you want, except it must comply with the rules. Which are as following:
¤ The maximum resolution for a game is 800x600 (changed the rules slightly to make it fairer). But don't forget that bigger resolutions tend to suck up more colour, thus increasing the final game size.
¤ The game must be no bigger than 1.5MB (we'll except it if the game is slightly over (and I'm talking stuff like 10 - 20kb)).
¤ No Vitalize games, please, or any games with high scores which are uploaded to the 'net. Normal high scores are fine.
¤ The competition deadline is the 18th December 2002, at 11.59pm GMT. Any entries after this time will not be accepted.
¤ Your game must be hosted on a reliable server. Brinkster, Geocities, Angelfire, Tripod etc, are NOT reliable servers. Get a friend to host your game if you're having problems.
¤ The game MUST have original graphics, and they must all, if possible, be of a Christmassy nature. This means snow, lights, trees, ice, mountains, Santa Claus, etc.
¤ Sounds and music don't have to be original, but at least ensure they are somewhat Christmassy.
¤ You may only submit one entry per person. Multiple submissions of different games will NOT be allowed and you face the possibility of disqualification. If you wish, you can work on a game with your klik group, or a group of friends.
¤ You may use other engines from around the internet.
¤ The results will be announced on Christmas Eve. The winner shall receive 50 DC points, which should notch up their DC rating quite considerably. Plus they'll get a special button made for them so they can proudly display it on their website. 2nd Prize is 20 DC points, 3rd Prize is 10 DC points.
If you wish to participate in this competition, you must sign up under this thread or give me a DC Mail. This makes it easier to tell who's legitimate and who's not.
A website will be constructed soon with details on how to submit your games. You'll find out here when it's ready. If you have any questions, DC Mail me. So, all that leaves me to say is "Good Luck!"