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Well, the contest verdict has been reached. Admiral Overalls loses, and Bob The Fish makes the win, and the XBox 360. [sad]

On the bright side, Jeff did decide to send out $100 Best Buy gift certificates to all of the non-winners. So I guess that wasn't a whole month gone for nothing. :P

Now that the outcome is known, I guess there's nothing stopping me from posting up Admiral Overalls on the GD.NET+ Showcase and getting some public opinion. [smile]

(Darn!)
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I never really understood programming contests. I mean you spend weeks/months working on something that in the end probably won't win anything. It would take 1.5 "average" days where I work to make $100(and I could spend it on anything). I would rather just work the extra hours then throw away the very few hours in front of my computer that I have.

uhhh... congrats on your $100, just not my cup of tea.

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You can't put a price on inspiration...

Though I'm sure you could hire someone who just sits behind you going "Code Gary code! Code gary code!" :/

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Uh, I don't think they actually played that game. That, or the code counted for 90% of the judging and he would have to have REALLY good code.

Sorry, to hear that you didn't win, but at least you got $100 and another game to add to your portfolio and whatnot.

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Uh, I don't think they actually played that game. That, or the code counted for 90% of the judging and he would have to have REALLY good code.

Sorry, to hear that you didn't win, but at least you got $100 and another game to add to your portfolio and whatnot.

Indeed - Bob the Fish isn't fun at *all*. It's basically a few poorly done rehashes of old arcade games. WTF? Your game has great sound, great graphics, great gameplay, and feels like a finished product... gah. I don't get it. :\

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I wouldn't be so gracious about it if I were you. Forget sour grapes; you were cheated. I haven't played the other entries, but Bob The Fish was absolutely terrible. Your game was a lot better.

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Thanks everyone for the good/conspiratorial words. [smile]

As for being cheated, yes, I do honestly feel like it was a bit skewed in the end. I know George worked hard -- we all did -- but that my 6 years of game programming was decided inferior to George's first game really hurt me. Still, there's no point in raining on George's parade. He won, and that's how it is, I guess.

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That is riddiculous! Bob the fish is one of the most un-fun(?) games that I have played. Admiral Overalls was heaps, and I mean |-|34p5!!!111 better. I hate to say it but I also smell a conspiricy/drunk judge. Did any of you play the following the leader game? Try pressing different directions really quickly, I made all my fish fly of the screen!

Sorry to hear that you lost, Steve.

Cheers
Jacob

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I'm a little mad too. I threw in 160 + pieces of Art many with 2 - 22 frames, Originally around 10 of my own songs, and not to mention tons of my time. HopeDagger and I have made tons of games in the past but we've never worked so intensly. Bob the Fish had no music or sound and we've all played better versions of the exact same games many times before. In my opinion AO was quite polished and the most professional game in the contest. I'm frankly quite peeved off. Oh well no more shadey contests for me.

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