[QUOTE=ZaksCommunicates] Hey Venetia. Should it only be for games competition one could also make apps with it.[/QUOTE]
I'm ... Not 100% sure what you mean ...
If you're asking if you can create an application with it (non-game), it was never really considered. HBGames is a game-making site, so our focus on making games. We've had a few members make non-game apps before, but the contest is about game making.
Didn't know that app-building would be a big draw ... If enough people want it, we could do an event focused on app-building in the future.
[quote=cabinboy]Hey Venetia, does the game need to be entirely finished? Or can it be one or two really polished levels to a longer game?[/quote]
It can be 1 or 2 really polished levels.
I know that the time constraints, and the constraints of the Free version, will truncate the length of your game. And that's fine.
We're looking for a beginning, a gameplay portion, and a reasonable form of a conclusion or completion. Doesn't matter if your game lasts 3 hours or 3 minutes ...
We posted the judging rubric:
You'll see that we're looking for:
- Graphics (mostly that it doesn't look really crummy & slapdash)
You won't find "Length" in the list. A super-polished 3-level-game will trump a crummy/ugly/boring 1,000-level-game.
(If you take the time to lengthen the game experience though, it may improve how we feel about it in comparison to other games!)
So ... Hope that answered that :)
[quote=]This site was never very friendly with strangers, I myself went through several embarrassing situations, like people more experienced humiliating you in any doubt ... Anyway, good luck to whoever tries, if the users of this community did not slaughter you on the first "Post" ...[/quote]
I apologize if you've ever had a negative experience.
I should mention that, back in 2007-2008, the site went through a period of management by some rather unfriendly people (won't name names).
The trolls left though, and we've been working really hard to clean up our image with others.
HBG is incredibly laid-back now. The only way you'll get on our "bad side" would be to just act like a really negative member. Doing things like overreacting to constructive criticism ... Posting angry tirades, or trolling/harshing on other members ... Spamming or just generally being a nuisance.
I've never been more fond or proud of our memberbase or staff than I am now ... If you experience trouble from anyone, or you feel you're being slighted in any manner, I beg you to please drop me a PM so I can rectify the situation.