An idea of a competition ...

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Post » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:27 pm

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Hello guys,

I've been thinking a lot since i am not busy ..
Why not make a competition about C2 games?
It will be good for Construct 2 and it's community.
It's still an idea and i would like to hear some ideas and feedback.

More info :
Starts every : 1 week (Or more)
Time allowed to make your game : 2 days (Or more)
Themes : Survival Horror, War, Scrolling shooter, Suggest yours
Judges :
  • Hadzy Hayman (elafreat)
  • Patrick Griffiths (Patriick)

I'm looking for judges.

Opened for suggestions and feedback.

Cheers,
Hadzy Haymanelafreat2013-09-21 01:22:51
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Post » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:32 pm

Hi!
I think it would be really great to encourage new or experienced C2 users to be more productive, or to train new skills, for example as a beginner, I was thinking of starting that habit of creating a game every week at least, in addition to continuing to work on my main project. And I think that a community activity can be really very cool.
Only thing I hope is that there are some developers who can have the time (or rather the purpose) to participate, good luck with this compeititon idea : )
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Post » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:39 pm

I was actually thinking of this a few weeks ago as well. Lots of sites have those game dev challenges where they throw out a topic and you make a game in a week or whatever.

Would be really cool to do. @Ashley, what do you think?
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Post » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:07 pm

Tulamide has already an event going on like that. It's wonderfully presented and really thought-provoking. See below:

http://www.scirra.com/forum/Event-a-blossom-tale_topic75313.html
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Post » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:19 pm

If Scirra were to run a C2 game jam, I would definitely participate.zatyka2013-09-18 17:20:23
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Post » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:44 pm

I'm there like a bear.

Personally, I'd prefer something focussed more on prototypes and mini-games, since I don't really have time to build full games on the side right now. I'm thinking one or two weeks at the most, and maybe every month or every second month (judging these things takes ages).

Tulamide's compo looks cool, but I didn't notice it because I rarely browse Open Topic. It's a great start, though.
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Post » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:49 pm

Tula's blossom looks cool. But the idea of a every 2 week "compition" would be a good idea. However you can ask Tom and Ash for some extra benefits. For example the winner could be show cased on the front page and facebooked. maybe a badge too.

however. I think there should be a limit of 100 events and no more than 4 layers in a layout. and gameplay should be judged more than aesthetic or graphical appeal.
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Post » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:55 pm

@Windwalker, I just took a look at Tulamide's event theme, looks very interesting, yet it doesn't inspire me to participate, I'd highly prefer a competition that is completely free from any imposed theme, or where the theme is so general that it guarantees a very wide space for freedom (unless it really clicks with me or stuff I'm fan about) :)KFII2013-09-18 17:57:11
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Post » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:08 pm

Well .. It's nice to see some good comments in such a small time.
I can see that a lot of people will be happy to join this competition.

@Windwalker I just saw that topic .. But i don't guess it's similar to this competition.
@GeometriX Well .. It's still being planned .. Mini-games will be great idea.
@jayderyu It's up to @Tom and @Ashley and what they think about it, I liked the limit idea .. So people without licenses can join and other people don't have more benefits. Game play is the most important thing, then comes the graphics and theme and other things.
@KFII I agree with you since the other event limits your ideas.

EDIT : It'll be great if Ashley or Tom made a sub-forum about this.

Looking forward for more ideas and suggestions.

Cheers,
Hadzy Haymanelafreat2013-09-18 18:09:13
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Post » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:48 pm

The idea of a competition around Scirra and its products was also what has driven me. And I wanted it to be less restrictive than others. The result was 'A blossom tale'.
Of course I also tried to bring Scirra into the boat by contributing something like a badge etc.
But @Ashley had a convincing argument which was that it's in Scirra's best interest to try and treat all forum users equally. So unless Scirra itself will organize a competition there will be no benefits related to Scirra and it has to be held in 'open topic' to show that it's not from Scirra.
But, as you can see by my blossom event, I'm very much a fan of the idea of a "Scirra Jam".
I just thought, instead of talking about I actually start it as an experiment to see if it's pounced. Does it always have to be something official?
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