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Next Game Contest [Contest is over]

Postby Candle » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:02 pm

Game has to be in a sleazy hotel and has to have a dog in it some place.
you have till Aug 31/ 07 Sept 31/07 NEW
if you were in the first contest you can still enter this one but you have to enter a new game.
NO PSP games at this time as some don't have a PSP player to test the games with.
game must be 50 MB or less!
teams allowed( but only one prize to the team)
Game must be in english
Must be made with Adventure maker (any version)
Must have a story/plot (sleazy hotel).
Can be first or third person.
Must post here saying you are making a game for the contest ( can withdraw later if you like )
PG rated (can have blood dead bodies etc, no nudes)
Please contact me if you would like to be a judge.
I have made a spot on my server for games for the contest. If you need a host please contact me by PM and I will give you the ftp info to upload the game there.
You can let people download your game for the contest.


First prize full version commercial.
Second place. full version non-commercial .
Third place an adventure game

If you have any questions about the contest you can ask here or you can PM too.
If you don't have the game program you can download it here for free .
Tax and shipping is the responsibility of the winners.
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Thanks to GM for the prizes for the contest.
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Postby Mystery » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:51 pm

Wow, already announced? :)

Got some questions already:
Okay, so a sleazy hotel is a very cheap hotel, right?
And does the whole game need to be inside the hotel, or can there be other locations aswell?
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Postby Candle » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:57 pm

yes you can have other places just so you have the hotel in the game.


Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source
slea?zy /ˈslizi, ˈsleɪzi/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[slee-zee, sley-zee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
?adjective, -zi?er, -zi?est.
1. contemptibly low, mean, or disreputable: sleazy politics.
2. squalid; sordid; filthy; dilapidated: a sleazy hotel.
3. thin or poor in texture, as a fabric; cheap; flimsy: a sleazy dress; a sleazy excuse.


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Postby Mystery » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:08 am

Thanks for the infos, Candle :)
Yeah, that's what I thought, kind of a dirty cheap hotel.
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Postby ZeornWarlock » Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:55 am

I will participate with this one and in hopes that I am not too late this time. :P

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Postby binhotinto » Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:31 pm

I will participate too :)
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Postby Qtip5 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:48 pm

Enter me in Candle :)
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Postby DawnClover » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:33 pm

Count me in too please!
I'm a noob, but I wish to try my luck :)
Also, I'll have an objective to work for!

Cheers!

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Oh, by the way, will we be able to open topics to show some pics of our projects? Or we must keep them anonymous until the final day?
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Postby Candle » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:42 pm

You can if you like.
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Postby DawnClover » Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:14 pm

Thanks! ^^
Already working on my story.
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I hope

Postby Harvester » Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:31 pm

I hope we will see quite many nice games again :) And propably I will try to make something aswell, but if not then I hope I will be a judge again and can help the decision about those nice prizes :)
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Postby Candle » Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:52 pm

Good to see more games this time for the contest.
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Postby Mystery » Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:46 pm

Yes, I'm looking forward to them :)

But it's just pity that we have some limits now, I was hoping to be able to submit a demo of the game that I've been working on. Unfortunately it just doesn't match with the topic given, so I need to make something else. :(

Hope that I'll be able to finish a game for the contest. :)
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Postby cpkspikyhair » Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:51 pm

I could help test PSP games if you want...

EDIT: Have there ever been contests with NO LIMITS?
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At least

Postby Harvester » Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:53 am

The last contest had at least no limits in story, and I think the limits of that one was not impossible to keep.
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Re: At least

Postby Mystery » Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:43 pm

Harvester wrote:The last contest had at least no limits in story, and I think the limits of that one was not impossible to keep.


Yes, you are right :) It's just that I was a bit sad not being able to submit a demo of the game that I've been working on. So I need to put it away for a while...

But I finally have a story for the new game that I plan to submit, and I'm working now on the graphics and animated cut-scenes.

I just hope that I'll be able to finish it despite of the lots of things that I need to take care of at the moment ;)
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Postby Shafayat » Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:55 am

Count me in too.

I'm too noobs in Adventuremaker.

But have experience in making adventure games. (Yes, Yes, with Visual Basic....) :D And I want the 2nd place......(I'm sure I won't get it).

BTW, I have some questions

Q1.Can I use external programs? (e.g. for simulating keypress or to run the cmd.exe ..... You know)

Q2.I do not have the full version. So is it possible that I send a redistributable package (ami) ?

Q3. Does the hotel room need to be the 1st room?

Q4. Can the prizes be sent via e-mail (or a download link) ?
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Postby Candle » Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:12 pm

Shafayat wrote:Count me in too.

I'm too noobs in Adventuremaker.

But have experience in making adventure games. (Yes, Yes, with Visual Basic....) :D And I want the 2nd place......(I'm sure I won't get it).

BTW, I have some questions

Shafayat wrote:Q1.Can I use external programs? (e.g. for simulating keypress or to run the cmd.exe ..... You know)

I think that would be ok.
Shafayat wrote:Q2.I do not have the full version. So is it possible that I send a redistributable package (ami) ?

If the ami file does not work I may ask for the project folder so I can compile it. but you you can give the ami file.
Shafayat wrote:Q3. Does the hotel room need to be the 1st room?

no just be in the game
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Q4. Can the prizes be sent via e-mail (or a download link) ?

first and second prize are.
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Postby Candle » Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:14 pm

I know some are not happy with the rules about using the house and dog but I want everyone to have the same chance to win so everyone was starting new and not able to enter a demo they have been working on before the contest.
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Postby ZeornWarlock » Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:53 am

Candle wrote:I know some are not happy with the rules about using the house and dog but I want everyone to have the same chance to win so everyone was starting new and not able to enter a demo they have been working on before the contest.


Not that I am unhappy with the decision, however, maybe you should give more time for making the adventure. Some of us are pretty busy daily with work and what not. At this point, I may even quit the participation. As I am doing all the artwork, the music, the animations, the sounds, the story etc... It is a lot for one person in such few weeks. I am not even at 10% of completion, right now. :(

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Postby Shafayat » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:15 am

Hehe, Looks like I've gone much further. Almost 50% Men!

Actually, I just thought out the story. That makes half of the work done.
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Postby Mystery » Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:54 pm

ZeornWarlock wrote:
Candle wrote:I know some are not happy with the rules about using the house and dog but I want everyone to have the same chance to win so everyone was starting new and not able to enter a demo they have been working on before the contest.


Not that I am unhappy with the decision, however, maybe you should give more time for making the adventure. Some of us are pretty busy daily with work and what not. At this point, I may even quit the participation. As I am doing all the artwork, the music, the animations, the sounds, the story etc... It is a lot for one person in such few weeks. I am not even at 10% of completion, right now. :(

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Well, I'm working alone, too. And I'm not sure either if I can finish it until the deadline. :wink:

On the other hand, I think that we need to lower our own high expectations. It's clear that we can't do the optimum, and create a perfect and long game in just 2.5 months additionally to our other duties (job, family etc.).

So either we make a simpler game (and use partly free and legal artwork made by others), or finish 1-2 demo chapters of a game that we intend to extend later on. :)
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Postby Candle » Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:23 pm

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con?test /n. ˈkɒntɛst; v. kənˈtɛst/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[n. kon-test; v. kuhn-test] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
?noun
1. a race, conflict, or other competition between rivals, as for a prize.
2. struggle for victory or superiority.
3. strife in argument; dispute; controversy: Their marriage was marred by perpetual contest.
?verb (used with object)
4. to struggle or fight for, as in battle.
5. to argue against; dispute: to contest a controversial question; to contest a will.
6. to call in question: They contested his right to speak.
7. to contend for in rivalry.
?verb (used without object)
8. to dispute; contend; compete.
[Origin: 1595?1605; (v.) < L contestāri to call to witness (in a lawsuit), equiv. to con- con- + testārī to testify, deriv. of testis witness; (n.) deriv. of the v., or < F conteste]
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Postby Mystery » Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:34 pm

Candle wrote:1. a race, conflict, or other competition between rivals, as for a prize.


Hope that you didn't intend to motivate us to get into conflict with each other, lol :wink: :D Sorry, just a joke :lol:

Guess we'll do our best, and let's see what is going to happen :) I'm sure that the games that will be finished and submitted, will be fine :)
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Postby Candle » Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:08 pm

No conflict. lol
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Postby ZeornWarlock » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:05 am

Count me out as a participant folks. I will never make it in time at this rate. :( However, I may judge if it is possible by then. Hard to say with the current commissions I have.

I will simply buy the commercial version from GM instead of trying my luck. It would probably encourage him and his AM software a bit more anyway. AM is really good and it is now my favorite editor software type. I love all the potential possibilities we can do with it. :D

Mystery, I did not want to surpass myself lol. However, I render everything for AM in 3D, Models I purchased or models I built myself. Just one picture can take overall 4 to 5 hours in 2048X2048 for panoramic scenes and a few more for 1200X1600 reduced to 600X800 for standard ones. Multiply that with 50 or more frames. :P Just one animation can take days if it contains hundreds of frames. I did not want folks to play in just two frames. Not that would have been bad. lol

By the way, I would not suggest anyone to use too much "net" content... picking and using some stuff online may look sweet or sound innocent for an AM contest. However, folks take copyrights seriously, especially in the field I work in. Someone may tell you his or her pics or music is legal and so on... However, unless you do the stuff yourself, or pay someone with a signed contract and have some sort of license, which protects both parties, you never know for sure. Even if is for non-commercial projects.

Candle, lol good one! You love your books do you not? :P

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Postby Candle » Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:44 am

I would like to point anyone to just one of many i found on google that has free images you can do what you like with with in reason.
http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp
You need to read their THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT :o
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Postby under_score » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:34 am

I'm planning on entering too.
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Entering

Postby Crazygamemaker » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:42 pm

I will be entering the last level of my game called Vengeance.

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I see

Postby Harvester » Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:40 am

I see more people are willing to take part in this contest than in the pervious one, which is very nice. I wish everybody good luck with their projects, and don't forget, the deadline is not so far away...
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