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3H-GDC m.VII, April 10th, 2100 UTC ($128 of prizes) - Theme: Spring

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As far as I know, EST = GMT+5, so GMT != UTC. So, I'm totally lost.
How about specifying in Gamedev's server time? Or put a countdown or something on the site, something to synchronize our clocks (or am I the only noob, who doesn't understand what's up with these timezones? Maybe this simply makes me inadequate in the first round...)


Eastern Standard Time (EST) is Greenwich Mean Time *minus* 5, not *plus* 5. Which is also Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) minus 5, plus or minus 0.9 seconds. But, we are currently in Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT), which is GMT/UTC-4. You're currently in Central European Summer Time (CEST), which is UTC+2. So, you're 6 hours ahead. 5PM my time is 11PM your time.

GDNet's server clock is east-coast US time, so EDT.

Endurion: thanks, that makes it a lot easier.
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Haha, maybe it's finally time for me to participate! I'm not good with puzzle games though.[sad]
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To sweeten the pot, I've decided to bump up the prizes.
#3: a PayPal transfer worth 3 months of GDNet+ membership ($12.95).
#2: a full year of GDNet+ ($39.95).
#1: a $75 gift card for Amazon.com (email gift card).
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I just remembered that I actually have a Mac Mini lying around, so if you want to make the game for OS X, that's fine too.

Also, still need more volunteers for judging. We need at least three, ideally five.

The roster is still open for contestants too, anytime up to the day, hour, minute of the contest.
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Hey, what a time to return to GD! I don't think I'll have the time to compete but I have fond memories from the past of these and would certainly encourage people to compete.

On the timezone thing, I'd just work in GMT/UTC and make this fact clear, there are enough web-sites which will help you figure it out, not to mention your mobile phone and desktop calendar. From personal experience don't say "EST" as this can be ambiguous in different countries.
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Not sure, might participate. If I do, my awesomeness will require Flash player 10.
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I'd be interested in being a judge. This idea really interests me. Please PM if you want me.

Specs:

System: Dell XPS M1730
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM: 4Gb
HDD: ~700Gb
OS: Windows 7 N (latest Updates)
Graphics: 2x nVidia 8700 MGT
Other: Ageia PhysX
Browsers: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3.6, Safari 4.0, Chrome
Latest Versions of Flash, Shockwave, Acrobat, Java, etc
Timezone: GMT (well, BST)
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heh the way it works out I have a barbeque an hour before the deadline, so I may just have to see how a 1.5H-GDC would work for me :P
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! 3H-GDC starts right in the middle of my team work session for our final game project (starting our last milestone [smile]). I was looking forward to participating, but I guess I'll be watching again [sad]

I hope to see some ASCII awesome games!
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I'm not sure that I can do this tonight.
I hope it won't be a problem if I won't participate, even if I 'signed in'. (apart from the total moral defeat)
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That's too bad. Ih well, we will run another one soon, I promise. No more of this waiting a year and a half between contests.

Contest is still on. I will announce the theme in about 45 minutes. As always, theme is open to interpretation. If you want, sign in to #gamedev on irc.Afternet.org and we will commandier the channel for our purposes. And keep on eye on this thread for info as well.
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Springs, the season of spring, Bruce Springsteen, Springer Spaniels, Jerry Springer, springing people from jail, springtails. It's up to you.
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I'm finding out it's probably not a good idea to use a three hour contest as an opportunity to remember how to do anything in ActionScript. [rolleyes]
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seeing as there's minutes remaining, how do we submit?

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I have 7-zip installed, so zip, 7z, or tar your project -- everything I would need to run the app, maybe a small read-me so I know where to start -- and email it to capn.midnight@gmail.com




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Phew, finished my entry and sent. It's half a puzzle game with 5 stages.

Grow a plant towards the light, but you must use at least 75% of all available plant parts.

Control with keys A, S, D.

Have fun!

Download here

Shot:




Cap'n, could you give me feedback once you received my email? I'm using a webmail account, so bad things might happen (spam filter or some such).
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