"A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Feb 2019), 1000 $ 1st prize

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Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Nov 21, 2018 18:03

Jonge wrote:
Lachie Dazdarian wrote:Jonge, it's so awesome to see you! How's life been treating you? Wanna connect on Facebook? Alien Terror is one of my favorite QB games. I rememeber it well.
Life is pretty good, though work and family takes up most of my energi =) Still like to get back to coding, but I usually dont get any further then opening the editor.

I can't say I use Facebook much, only to store my CandyCrush progress =)

Do you still do any coding?



Not really. And it's really game deving for me. One of my wishes is to work on pixel art skills for a while and then code something, but i do feel tempted to try muster something up with lackluster graphics. Was mostly busy with work myself too. Doing some film reviews on YouTube, but too seldom. It's more trying to do.
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Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 350 $ 1st prize

Postby Pitto » Nov 24, 2018 15:06

Hi Pito. Did you get my comment that your main villain is real life v1ctor dead ringer?

Hi Lachie, I'm working on sprites, changing the aspect of the hero accordingly to real V1ctor.

Image

@Jonge: Thanks!
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Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 350 $ 1st prize

Postby Landeel » Nov 25, 2018 18:00

Is 38 kinds of powerups enough?
;)
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Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 350 $ 1st prize

Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Nov 27, 2018 11:06

Thanks to a very generous anonymous donor who donated impressive 1250 USD, we are upping the prizes as follows:

1st place - 800 USD
2nd place - 600 USD
3rd place - 300 USD
4th place - 100 USD
5th place - 100 USD

The current sponsors:
anonymous1337 - 200 USD
Leopardpm - 100 USD
Pete Berg - 100 USD
Lachie Dazdarian - 250 USD
Anonymous - 1250 USD

The prize pool now in total is 1900 USD!!!
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Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 800 $ 1st prize

Postby Jonge » Nov 27, 2018 18:54

Nice! =)
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Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 800 $ 1st prize

Postby badidea » Nov 27, 2018 22:58

I cleaned up my game 'to do' list. It does not look good, progress is too slow. Maybe I should take a week off (from work) just to work on the game. 800 $ is crazy. My current game isn't worth 8 cent.
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Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 800 $ 1st prize

Postby leopardpm » Nov 28, 2018 3:02

Holy Smokes! $1250 donation?! This just got serious.... yowza!

Gotta re-read rules to see deadline again... i hope its in 2019.... argh! I am soooo slow

Well, whoever 'anonymous' is.... a whole-hearted "thank you" from me for your tremendous support of this wonderful, but small, community!
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Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 800 $ 1st prize

Postby Tourist Trap » Nov 28, 2018 21:37

Hi all,

I missed this thread due to the fact I was away from any keyboard precisely since this October... When is the last day to submit something? January the 1st? or sooner?

Very nice idea any way :)

Thanks to the generous sponsors!
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Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 800 $ 1st prize

Postby St_W » Nov 28, 2018 21:44

Tourist Trap wrote:When is the last day to submit something?
The first post in this thread explains it all. The deadline is January 14, 2019 18:00 GMT.
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Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 800 $ 1st prize

Postby Tourist Trap » Nov 28, 2018 22:15

St_W wrote:
Tourist Trap wrote:When is the last day to submit something?
The first post in this thread explains it all. The deadline is January 14, 2019 18:00 GMT.

Thank you! I will be a lazy reader for ever I'm affraid! (edit, maybe I'm also a little blind, it was the first sentence ahaha!)
Very good anyway, it leaves the christmas hollydays to make a try. I can think of some funny stuff right now. Not for the price, more for the fun and to be in ;)
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Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 350 $ 1st prize

Postby D.J.Peters » Dec 11, 2018 18:04

Lachie Dazdarian wrote:Gameplay (15 points max): In this category I will evaluate how much the game is fun and challenging to play.
"challenging to play"
Does it mean a complex game where you have to learn how to play it, gets lesser points ?

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Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 350 $ 1st prize

Postby BasicCoder2 » Dec 11, 2018 19:50

D.J.Peters wrote:
Lachie Dazdarian wrote:Gameplay (15 points max): In this category I will evaluate how much the game is fun and challenging to play.
"challenging to play"
Does it mean a complex game where you have to learn how to play it, gets lesser points ?
Joshy


People like a game they can start playing immediately and the challenge is learning how to play it better over time.
This applies to Mario as it does to Tetris.
Thus you might include easy, medium and hard modes to get a player started but with the challenge to build on their abilities over time.
The degree of difficulty might simply be the frame rate or number of enemies. Let the tiles fall slowly at first and speed up over time.
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Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 350 $ 1st prize

Postby D.J.Peters » Dec 11, 2018 20:03

BasicCoder2 wrote:People like a game they can start playing immediately
Ok but:
you can't play a flight simulator without to learn how to fly a plane.
you can't win a battle with AI robots if you don't learn/detect its weak points.
you can't win a FPS game if you don't know how your player can climbing, jumping, swimming, running, and using different weapons.

Looks like I have to think about a tutorial level before the player will be killed in seconds :lol:

Can't wait to start after Christmas.

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Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 800 $ 1st prize

Postby Boromir » Dec 12, 2018 1:55

When did this get here!? I'm late but count me in.

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