IRC Less-Impromptu mini-contest: "Flying" (19 EST, 00 BST)

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Well, due to the fact that I took part in yesterdays Impromptu mini-contest and failed miserably. I thought I'd try and get people to do another one today. This one is a bit less impromptu so hopefully we'll get more people.

Prizes:
None! You get recognition and anyway, programming games is fun!

Theme:
Flying must be a main gameplay element.

Start:
05 September 05. 11 PM GMT, Midnight BST, (7 PM EST(Not completely sure of that, you might wanna check))

Duration:
3 Hours

It is highly recommended that you come to IRC a bit before the start.

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7:00 is correct.

I may or may not enter, depending on how my homework is.

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So, 7 Eastern, 6 Central, I'll see what I can do to enter, I do have homework unfortunately. I love this theme though Grin.

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When is there going to be an European friendly 3 hour contest?
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Andrew Sage Wrote:When is there going to be an European friendly 3 hour contest?

Whenever you want. You want a Europe Time Friendly Contest? Set one up yourself, it's not hard :-). The hard bit is thinking of a good theme.

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Hah! I've said flying loads of times before. It's probably because the amount of times I've said it that people ignore it. Like waffles.
Just because you're up at midnight on a weeknight doesn't mean we all are. I don't want to work until three in the morning Sad
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socksy Wrote:Hah! I've said flying loads of times before. It's probably because the amount of times I've said it that people ignore it. Like waffles.
Just because you're up at midnight on a weeknight doesn't mean we all are. I don't want to work until three in the morning Sad

I don't want to be up till 3am either. But it's the only way to actually get a good number of people.

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Unless we do something like we discussed last night.

A 24 hour contest.
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Popular demand in the incredibly busy #idevgames irc channel means that the length of the contest is being extended to 4 hours.

It now starts at 7 EST and ends at 11 EST.

Also, a few questions were asked about the theme:

Question: "Flying"... Through what Medium?
Answer: Any medium (including space).

Question: "What about "Flying through the pages of a book"? (As in reading a book), is that OK?
Answer: You cannot use Flying as a metaphor. It must be actual flying.

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I don't usually get on until 9 or 10:30 Central Time, so I just found out about this. It looks like I have negative 30 minutes to complete my entry.. Annoyed
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These are the contest entries:

corun - "Rings"
binaries: http://corun.kurand.net/Rings.zip (requires SDL and SDL_image)
binaries: http://corun.kurand.net/RingsSDL.zip (stand-alone)

lightbringer - "Queen Firefly"
binaries: http://www.batteryacid.org/downloads/QueenFirefly.zip (requires 10.4)

ThemsAllTook - "Jetpack Escape"
binaries: http://www.sacredsoftware.net/software/j...501.tar.gz
source: http://www.sacredsoftware.net/software/j...501.tar.gz

megabassjosh - "Stuntcopter MX"
binaries: http://www.joshuacender.com/download/JJC%20SCMX.zip (requires SDL and SDL_image)

EvolPenguin - "Flying"
binaries: http://www.isbninfo.com/gravitygames/Games/Flying.zip

OneSadCookie - "Ascent"
binaries: http://onesadcookie.com/~keith/Ascent.app.tar.bz2 (known not to work on 10.3)
source: http://onesadcookie.com/svn/repos/Ascent (may contain post-contest fixes)

freaksw - "20XX"
binaries: http://www.freaksw.com/temp/20XX.zip [edit]no longer massive, seth has compressed his audio Smile[/edit]
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I know mine's a huge download (because of huge WAV files) -- I'm going to fix that ASAP and reupload it. Just an FYI.
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On behalf of myself and everyone, good job to all the participants!
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Seconded!

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EDIT: If you insist on getting a build with no muic, use the link below. It's about 5.3 MB. If you want a build WITH music (now using ogg) the link is up at the top and is 9.9 MB.

Ok, well for now, here's a build with no music: http://www.freaksw.com/temp/20XXNoAudio.zip Without the really awesome music you won't get the same effect, but you know mine's the best anyway, so who cares? Just VOTE FOR ME!! Wink
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