uDevGames 2008

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Nice to see this rolling again Love

I wouldn't have gotten my wonderful job at Timegate Studios had it not been for uDevGames.

Also, for those wondering, I will not be doing Arena Style Soccer for this UDG.
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Carlos Camacho Wrote:Can someone translate from German to English?
http://www.maclife.de/index.php?module=P...d=5&pid=26

Grin Yep:

"Der Name deutet es schon an: Ark-Annoyed ist eine Variante von Arkanoid. Was macht man, wenn ein zwanzig Jahre altes Spielprinzip für ein 32/64-Bit-System umgesetzt werden soll? Richtig, man bringt es in die dritte Dimension.
3D ist in Ark-Annoyed nur ein grafischer Gag, denn es wird nicht in die Tiefe gespielt. Statt dessen kann das Spielfeld etwas gekippt werden, was jedoch keine Auswirkungen auf den Ball hat. Die verschieden großen und bunten Steine kommen mit dem Effekt grafisch gut rüber.
Beim Spielen merken alle Kenner von Arkanoid, dass Ark-Annoyed zwar das Grundprinzip (ein Schläger muss mit einem Ball Steine abtragen), nicht aber dessen Extras übernommen hat. Immerhin ist die Ballphysik gut und ein Editor für weitere Level enthalten.

Fazit:
Durch das völlige Fehlen von Extras und Gegnern wird das Spiel auf Dauer öde. Zudem hat das Spielprinzip schon einen sehr langen Bart - und wurde in all den Jahren zu oft kopiert."

"As the name suggests, Ark-Annoyed is an Arkanoid-style game. What do you do when you want to convert a twenty year old game to a 32/64 bit system? You make it 3 dimensional.
The third dimension is just a nice addition, though, because the gameplay is in 2 dimensions only. Instead, the playing area can be tilted, which however has no influence on the ball. The differently sized and colored bricks and the effects make for a good impression in terms of graphics.
When playing, people who know the original will notice that Ark-Annoyed uses the basic principle of using a bat and a ball to remove bricks, but not the extras Arkanoid had. At least there is an editor for more levels, and the ball physics are accurate.

Conclusion:
Because extras and enemies are missing, the game becomes boring after a while. Also, the game idea is very old - and has been copied too many times."

"Dank 3D wirkt das Spiel auch in höheren Auflösungen gut."
"Thanks to the 3d graphics, the game still looks good in higher resolutions."

It was pretty difficult to convert this to english as it has many german-only expressions/structures. Also in my opinion the german text isn't of very high quality.
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PowerMacX Wrote:I registered and verified that my (mostly empty) profile appears on the member's list, but I can't seem to actually login.

FYI< if you register, your status is simply "Member". I am manually approving all Members and changing their status to "Developer". Once you are a Developer, you will then be listed in the Developer's list.

When you say you can't login, are you at the front page? Look to the top right.

Quote:Also, for those wondering, I will not be doing Arena Style Soccer for this UDG.
I'll need to call your boss than and see to that.

Thanks so much _ibd_. It is good enough.

SkyHawk, do you still have your past spreadsheets of the results?


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Carlos Camacho Wrote:FYI< if you register, your status is simply "Member". I am manually approving all Members and changing their status to "Developer". Once you are a Developer, you will then be listed in the Developer's list.

When you say you can't login, are you at the front page? Look to the top right.

Clicking on "Login" simply kept redirecting me to the front page, but I just tried it again now and it worked.
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Carlos Camacho Wrote:FYI< if you register, your status is simply "Member". I am manually approving all Members and changing their status to "Developer". Once you are a Developer, you will then be listed in the Developer's list.

When you say you can't login, are you at the front page? Look to the top right.


I'll need to call your boss than and see to that.

Thanks so much _ibd_. It is good enough.

SkyHawk, do you still have your past spreadsheets of the results?


Thanks,

oh god... maybe. Let me take a look



I have 2002's and 2003's results in excel format
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Thanks so much.

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I'm in, thanks for the reminder email.

My web site - Games, music, Python stuff
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You're welcome.

Some of you will notice that your past games are being added to the uDevGames.com site. Thanks to Seth for that. I will be working on improving the pages that display the individual entries as well as the listing of the games. I need to divide them by year as well. Last step for that section will be adding in screenshots, source code and playables.

I'd like input on the design of the entry (game) page. For example, something like this:
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/26179/eve-online

Non-designed temp page:
http://www.udevgames.com/games/entry/zed_nought/

Post mockups or links to inspire me please.

Having that section completed makes a big difference in approaching new sponsors.

Speaking of which, I just completed the sponsorship form. Thanks to PowerMacX for his great help in the CSS. Thanks also to Seth and others for proofing.

If you work for a potential sponsor, you are welcomed to submit:
http://www.udevgames.com/sponsors/sponsorship

I'll be setting up the page that lists sponsors and prizes next for that section.

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Have you contacted sponsors yet, Carlos? Roughly three weeks to go...
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Indeed I have.

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skyhawk Wrote:oh god... maybe. Let me take a look



I have 2002's and 2003's results in excel format

And I've also still got 2002's results. It has game names and scores, but not authors.

Chris Burkhardt
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Chris Burkhardt Wrote:...
Wow, there's a name I haven't seen in a while!
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Indeed!!! But a very welcomed name.

BTW, I have started to place sponsors on uDG at:
http://www.udevgames.com/sponsors/prizes

Just company info at this point.. I'll add in what they are actually giving. Working something out with IK Multimedia for audio goodies, and still working on dozens more. (They are keen to do a game-music only contest in the Spring as well.)

Sadly, no word from Apple.

Cheers,

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Are you aware that the page title of the prizes page is wrong? It appears to be picking up the name of the most recently added game.
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Yes, that is on my to-do list.

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