All in all this little "contest" was just what I needed to get me back in the groove. After the deadline ( 8/8/09) I will resume working on my fighting game with a more renewed energy and focus. It's good sometimes just to complete something even if it is small potatoes.
Below are some screen shots from BOOM! I took in-game with an executable download linked for those who want to test it. If you do test it out, let me know if you run into any issues. Comments, suggestions, flames all welcomed :P
* A rig made in this decade
* Direct X 9 ( nov 08 ) update at least
* Visual Studio 2008 C++ redistributale if you get some weird error stating that the "side by side configuration is incorrect". You can download that package from here