All entries to the competition must use the Allegro Game Library.
Shawn Hargreaves should be credited within the software (
as per the Allegro swapware agreement)
Each entry should be easily identifiable as have been created using
Allegro, either by the CTRL-ALT-END key
combination, by the use of datafiles etc..
All entries to the competition must be complete versions and
stable. This means that all features supplied as part of the entry are fully functional, and
the entry can be run on any PC without problems.
Entries are permitted from either individuals or
a development team.
If the entry is on behalf of a development team, a leader should be nominated as a contact. All members involved in the development are to be listed on the documentation supplied with the entry.
teams can supply more than one entry to the contest , but each must be separately registered.
All entries must be created by the entrants.
In order that the contest is fair to all, Programs completed before the 28
th February 1999
cannot be entered. Software still in development on this
date is eligible for
All contestants, either as a individual or
a team must register
to enter the competition. Registrations are by E-Mail, as described on the register
page on this
This registration must be performed on or
before the 31
st January 2000
. Registrations after this
date, unfortunately will not
Nominated judges are not
eligible to enter the competition. They are not
permitted to have assisted in any entry, no matter how small their involvement in the development.
This rule does not
apply the development of the Allegro library itself! (
At least three of the judges have written code for
Entries can be either downloaded from a webpage or
sent through the post.
An entry from a web site should be zipped using
a PKZIP compatible compression utility, and
small enough to make downloading possible within a reasonable time. Passwords and access
information must be supplied (if
the site. If the entry is larger than 1
MB, then a postal entry is recommended.
Postal entries must be supplied to the address given.
No responsibility is taken for
any entry lost or
damaged in the post.
Any entries which are damaged, corrupted, virus infected etc, shall be inadmissable.
All entries should be received by midnight on the 29
th February 1999
. Any entry received after this
date will not
be admissible. All entries are to be supplied with the requested submission information, installation instructions, and
full operating instructions. The submission information is detailed on the submit page on this
Copyright of any entry remains with the entrant throughout the competition.
After the competition, all entries supplied by post will be destroyed. Individual entries cannot be returned.
A panel of judges will be used to asssess the entries. These will be selected from elected volunteers or
invited candidates of sufficient experience. Judges should not
be related to, or
have an bias towards any competition entrant.
The winners will be notified by E-Mail, and
the results of the competition will be displayed on this
In order to receive their trophy by post, the winners will required to supply an address. This address will only be used for
The judges decision is final and
no correspondence will be entered into. Any attempt by an entrant to influence the judges by bribery, intimidation or
blackmail etc, will result in disqualification.
The competition organisers reserve the right to change any or
all of these rules at a later date.