Programming game competition! (Christmas theme!)

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song
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Programming game competition! (Christmas theme!)

Postby song » Nov 07, 2018 15:35

If you like Christmas, make an amazing game in this exciting competition.
https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,5004.0.html
badidea
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Re: Programming game competition! (Christmas theme!)

Postby badidea » Nov 07, 2018 19:22

More game competitions then game programmers these days :-)
Already trying to make something for this one: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=27069
I don't like adventure games anyway.
song
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Re: Programming game competition! (Christmas theme!)

Postby song » Nov 11, 2018 22:53

badidea wrote:More game competitions then game programmers these days :-)
Already trying to make something for this one: https://freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=27069
I don't like adventure games anyway.


I actually downloaded many good FreeBASIC games on this website in the past. There should be many talented FreeBASIC game programmers, sure!!
http://games.freebasic.net

However, the following information is very interesting. I find some threads about Syntaxbomb's previous game programming contests in their forum. About languages used for making the entries! You will discover that a wide range of programming languages was used by the participants!

In the 2nd contest:
https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/to ... ml#msg8567

In the 3rd contest:
https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,4000.0.html

In the 4th contest:
https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,4451.0.html

In the 5th contest:
https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,4763.0.html

In the 6th contest:
https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/to ... l#msg20430

However, there is no entry made in FreeBASIC. Really? Yes but why? Where are the talented FreeBASIC game programmers?

I am disappointed.
badidea
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Re: Programming game competition! (Christmas theme!)

Postby badidea » Nov 11, 2018 23:08

song wrote:However, there is no entry made in FreeBASIC. Really? Yes but why? Where are the talented FreeBASIC game programmers

My best guess: Some have moved to other languages. In general the average FreeBASIC programmer has aged, and less interested in games? (Or less time). See also the responses at the last (currently running) competition organised by Lachie Dazdarian: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 300 $ 1st prize and Another competition?
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Re: Programming game competition! (Christmas theme!)

Postby grindstone » Nov 11, 2018 23:10

song wrote:I am disappointed.
Don't grumble. Just do it! ;-)
song
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Re: Programming game competition! (Christmas theme!)

Postby song » Nov 14, 2018 13:02

badidea wrote:
song wrote:However, there is no entry made in FreeBASIC. Really? Yes but why? Where are the talented FreeBASIC game programmers

My best guess: Some have moved to other languages. In general the average FreeBASIC programmer has aged, and less interested in games? (Or less time). See also the responses at the last (currently running) competition organised by Lachie Dazdarian: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 300 $ 1st prize and Another competition?


Hello,

Ok, I see.

Many forum members decided to participate the "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" competition. In conclusion, there are still a lot of FreeBASIC users like to join FreeBASIC's programming competition! (but not the competitions outside the FreeBASIC community.)
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Re: Programming game competition! (Christmas theme!)

Postby song » Nov 14, 2018 13:05

grindstone wrote:
song wrote:I am disappointed.
Don't grumble. Just do it! ;-)


Ok, I think that you are right!
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Re: Programming game competition! (Christmas theme!)

Postby badidea » Nov 14, 2018 20:01

song wrote:Many forum members decided to participate the "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" competition. In conclusion, there are still a lot of FreeBASIC users like to join FreeBASIC's programming competition! (but not the competitions outside the FreeBASIC community.)

Yes, but also many seem to do this for the last time (as a gift to freebasic and to symbolically end a ~decade of freebasic), including the competition organizer. I am curious how many actually submit a game, including myself :-)
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Re: Programming game competition! (Christmas theme!)

Postby srvaldez » Nov 14, 2018 20:05

song
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Re: Programming game competition! (Christmas theme!)

Postby song » Nov 16, 2018 7:36

badidea wrote:
song wrote:Many forum members decided to participate the "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" competition. In conclusion, there are still a lot of FreeBASIC users like to join FreeBASIC's programming competition! (but not the competitions outside the FreeBASIC community.)

Yes, but also many seem to do this for the last time (as a gift to freebasic and to symbolically end a ~decade of freebasic), including the competition organizer. I am curious how many actually submit a game, including myself :-)


Hi,

Why do those participants do this for the last time? I don't understand. They should continue to develop computer games in FreeBASIC for various

contests. There is a very interesting example, BBC BASIC! BBC BASIC is an ancient general purpose BASIC programming language. However, in the 2nd

contest, the 4th contest and the 6th contest, the 1st place winners are the entries made in BBC BASIC. It seems that BBC BASIC users are full of

passion and energy.
song
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Re: Programming game competition! (Christmas theme!)

Postby song » Nov 16, 2018 7:38

srvaldez wrote:here's an idea for a game https://www.ticalc.org/archives/files/f ... 46857.html


Hi,

The concept of the game mentioned by you is quite nice.

The SyntaxBomb contest needs adventure game. Perhaps Snowball Struggle is not in this category.

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