I might make things a wee bit different this time. We've talked a lot about the base code issue. Some people think it's a great idea, some people don't like it. Here is a thought that I want to bounce off you folks to see if you like it or not:
The official contest runs for a week. The first 165 hours of the week are for developing a game framework. The theme of the contest will not be announced. The theme will only be announced before the last 3 hours of the week.