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I'm interested but not sure if I'll have the time. Not sure if I like the surprise topic thing, though.

From experience I always worry that it will be something like "poo war" and I'll lose all interest as soon as it is revealed.

 

Guess I'd be interested in teaming up ... but like I said I don't know if I'll have the time yet.

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Are you aware that the last two days actually overlap Ludum Dare #27? This might be a problem for some (I personally would love to participate in both events fully ;) )

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Just a thought, but saying someone can't compete in multiple teams doesn't seem very useful. Most people won't want to or be able to, but in theory there might be an artist or something who could help multiple teams - especially as such people are rare than letting them be as useful as they want to be seems better.

I just want people to feel committed to their team, and if a person is on multiple teams one team might not get as much time with them as they planned/hopped for. Sure, someone might be able to handle multiple teams well, but I think it's best (in the general case) to allow a person to only be on one team.

 

I'm interested but not sure if I'll have the time. Not sure if I like the surprise topic thing, though.

From experience I always worry that it will be something like "poo war" and I'll lose all interest as soon as it is revealed.

Don't worry, it won't be anything like that!

 

Are you aware that the last two days actually overlap Ludum Dare #27? This might be a problem for some (I personally would love to participate in both events fully ;) )

I had no idea sad.png I'd move the date, but most of the people said end-ish of August worked best for them. I don't want to do it after the 26th, and if I do it before the 23rd I'll have to start it during the 15th or so, which I don't think I can do because I'm in crunch mode at work getting ready for a game convention in Indiana that I'll be at next week showing our new product. If everyone is fine with starting end of August or early September we can move it, but otherwise I plan on keeping the dates as they are.

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This seems really fun. Count me in.

 

If you set up a mini-site, will the file hosting for entries be done there, or should we host on google drive/somewhere else and just provide a link in this thread?

 

Anybody wishing to make an entry to both this and LD can get their entry together in under 5 days, since LD is only 2 days.

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I don't know whether the time will be suited for me (early September especially), so I might just contribute with something really little. I've been planning to take some holiday at the time and visit Rome for few days.

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starting and ending at midnight, for a full 7 days (168 hours) (Monday morning at midnight to Sunday night at midnight)

 

What time zone?

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Nah, I guess it's ok, I just wanted to point it out. Esp. since FuzzyRhombus mentioned missing LD smile.png

 

 

Anybody wishing to make an entry to both this and LD can get their entry together in under 5 days, since LD is only 2 days.

I was thinking of doing this. We'll see how things go :)

 


 

 

 


starting and ending at midnight, for a full 7 days (168 hours) (Monday morning at midnight to Sunday night at midnight)

 

What time zone?

 

Didn't even think of that, good point haha.

 

Also I can confirm I will be working in a team with two others.

 

Is there anymore information about the judging, and what platforms are available?

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I'll be posting information about time zones, prizes, judges, contestants, and teams (and any other information I think of) later tonight (about 12 hours from now).

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I'll be competing with an free-hand artist on my team.

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FYI to everyone, I have updated the OP with information about judges, judging/points, prizes, interested people, teams, allowed platforms, and the time zone. I suggest you read over it.

 

Keep responding if you're interested, and let me know if I should add you to the "interested pool" or if you have formed a team! Also, ask any questions you may have and give any feedback you'd like! I appreciate everyone's interest, support, and feedback.

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Add me to list of the interested. I'll only be able to work on it those last few days though, so probably solo.

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See your point but artists and musicians are especially used to working as freelancers - working with multiple clients is kind of what they DO ;)

 

 

Just a thought, but saying someone can't compete in multiple teams doesn't seem very useful. Most people won't want to or be able to, but in theory there might be an artist or something who could help multiple teams - especially as such people are rare than letting them be as useful as they want to be seems better.

I just want people to feel committed to their team, and if a person is on multiple teams one team might not get as much time with them as they planned/hopped for. Sure, someone might be able to handle multiple teams well, but I think it's best (in the general case) to allow a person to only be on one team.

 

 

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Definitely still going to do this although I am not sure I'll have time to finish something. I anticipate targeting WebGL on Firefox (chrome too if possible). I'll probably use three.js with some helper functions and shaders I've written previously. I'll probably make original art+sounds too.

 

EDIT: I too would like for people to have the possibility to do art/music/sound for more than one team, partly because if I discover that I don't have time to finish I might be interested in helping out someone else's team.

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Am I correct in assuming 1st and 2nd place winning teams can't also win the "People's Choice" award, or do they stack?

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Am I correct in assuming 1st and 2nd place winning teams can't also win the "People's Choice" award, or do they stack?

They stack. The 1st or 2nd place winner may also win the People's Choice award.

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Add me to the list of interested. I will be going solo.

 

Edit:whoops, I just noticed I'm already on the list. Thanks!

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Upate: I think I'll probably target Unity or MonoGame depending on what I come with. I'll also be going solo.

 

Anyone else planning to document their game progress on their developer journal? I've been looking for an excuse to start mine, and this seems like just the sort of thing that would work.

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I'll either stick with SFML, or maybe try out SDL 2.0.

 

Anyone else planning to document their game progress on their developer journal? I've been looking for an excuse to start mine, and this seems like just the sort of thing that would work.

 

I did that last time. I ended up spamming the journal feed with 19 progress posts during a 72 hour community contest, burying other journal entries and continually staying at the top of the feed.

 

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So the answer is yes, I'll join you in documenting my game's progress. laugh.png

 

I think the forum software now only lets one of your posts be present on the feed at a time, which is good. smile.png

 

Last time, after the contest, I also did 9 very thorough review posts of other contestants' games (but only after the judges had submitted their scores later that week, so as to not influence or bias them). It was very exhausting though! I don't think I'll do that this time around. mellow.png

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Hm... I thought of feeding uploading blog system to my page and post development journal there... but, I think I'll create & use journal here on gamedev ... so we'll be full out spamming the journal feeds here! Yay! ph34r.png

 

As for the tech, I'm not sure what will I use. It probably depends on the idea I'll get as soon as the theme is revealed, but I will most likely work with 3D graphics and epic programmers art. biggrin.png

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For the record, we would love everyone who's willing to do so to post status updates in journals!  Those of you with Twitter could also submit screenshots with the #screenshotsaturday hashtag to submit images to our screenshot showdown. smile.png

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