//EDIT: See THIS POST (from page 4 of this topic when viewed with default settings) for the "[i]results[i]".
//EDIT: See THIS POST (from page 3 of this topic when viewed with default settings) for revised rules and links to the actual topics.
Possessed Inspired by this thread, I was curious as to what would be the outcome of a game developed collaboratively right here, with the main rule being You can only add new code, not alter or remove existing code. I'm not sure if this has been done before, while I am vaguely reminded of something gone before I cannot find any thing.
Here is how I see this "working" (or, as is perhaps more likely, going up in flames):
- I will post a basic skeleton program. I'm thinking C++, SDL 1.2.X or SFML
- Posts here will act as a kind of revision (un)control system, each post a "commit"
- You must attempt to amend the current version of the code (revision number?)
- The code change for a single "commit" should be relatively small and cohesive - add or change a single feature at most
- Posts should highlight what was changed (if possible using a diff?)
- Posts should include the full source of the program so far
- The program will be in a single file only
- Dependencies are limited to the standard library and the multimedia library only. No OS-specific calls
- Assets may be attached to your post, they should be free of copyright restrictions
- You can only add new code, not alter or remove existing code
- You may, however, alter numeric or string constants in existing code
- You may add code into existing lines:
- Add a new clause to a condition
- Add to an existing expression
- Add parameters to existing function declaration/definition/call sites
- Adding // at the start of a line is allowed by this rule (?)
- You may also "insert" a newline after a //, thus uncommenting such code
- The code must compile on your platform of choice, and should strive to be cross platform
- The code must not crash, to the best of your ability
- Bad commits are ignorable under the "amend the current version" rule
I don't know whether there should be a theme. A theme might help focus the initial work, but I think lacking a theme could have some hilarious results.
Any thoughts? If there is sufficient interest, I could post the initial version sometime soon, perhaps at the weekend (Halloween seems topical). Of course if it has all been done before I will just slink away quietly...
Edited by rip-off, 01 December 2013 - 02:59 PM.
Added link to "end" post