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Halloween Hack
spellcaster
Member #1,493
September 2001
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I'd like to announce the 1st annual Halloween-hack.

Rules:
- The entry must use the allegro / allegroGL game lib
- The entry should have a Halloween feel. Make it spooky, creepy and scary
- All entries must be finished on October 28th
- Source code must be supplied

How to submit an entry:

The preferred way to submit an entry is by sending me a link to your entry via PM.
If you don't have online webspace, just drop me a PM and I'll give you an email address you can send the entry to.

I'll then prepare a website and put all entries on that website.

Voting will take place after Halloween.

So.. start coding! :)

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A J
Member #3,025
December 2002
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can i cover my tetris-clone blocks in blood, and submit that ;D

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Samuel Henderson
Member #3,757
August 2003
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Spellcaster...

what type of game are you looking for? Any type? Can the game I am currently making count... If I redraw all the bmps to make them spooky?

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spellcaster
Member #1,493
September 2001
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Sure :) (to both of you)

While I'd prefer if you guys would start a new game, using an existing one is ok as well. I'll put a submission form online later this month in which you can state stuff like "project started:" and other stuff of interest.

And as always, this is a "fun challenge"... so just have fun and don't worry too much on the rules :)

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Derezo
Member #1,666
April 2001
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Sweet :)
Something new to tickle my brain with.

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Paul Pridham
Member #250
April 2000
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If I had time, I'd do a Forbidden Forest remake.

Trezker
Member #1,739
December 2001
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Annual! That's more than I expected :)
I have not yet entered any compo and I don't think I'm ready yet.

But if I would join this one, I'd do a Ghosts'n'Goblins Game.

A J: I'd love to see a bloody Tetris game ;)

CGamesPlay
Member #2,559
July 2002
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OOh, I'm in. I suppose we have from midnight, Sep 30 to Midnight, Oct 28?

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Goodbytes
Member #448
June 2000
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Spooky, creepy, and scary? I don't know, spell, that could be tricky... but I'll give it a shot... (maybe)


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mEmO
Member #1,124
March 2001
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Sounds like fun. I'm in.

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brain21
Member #1,208
December 2000

Cool!! I'll try something! I have some good idea's.

Paul Pridham: whats this forbiden forest game you're talking about? Do you have an original?

Denny.

Kanzure
Member #3,669
July 2003
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Hmmm..I'd love to do a game, but I have no time to do it.

I think somebody should do a game version of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacure" (except change "Massacure" to "Slaughter" for law issues). ;D

23yrold3yrold
Member #1,134
March 2001
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Starting now? This isn't an 8 hour thing?

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Derezo
Member #1,666
April 2001
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Nope. If it were, I couldn't participate now :(

I'm not going to begin for a few days, most likely. Rather busy.

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23yrold3yrold
Member #1,134
March 2001
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Cool 8-) I had an idea, but it wasn't an 8-hour thing. I should get cracking ...

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gnolam
Member #2,030
March 2002
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So if I get this right, we have the entire month to do this?

In that case: Count (Dracula) me in!

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CGamesPlay
Member #2,559
July 2002
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Heh, I'm hoping to unveil a demo of my LTLN Engine (built on LScript) for this :)
I'm thinking a nice platformer for this one... Sort of a horror-style metroid :)

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spellcaster
Member #1,493
September 2001
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You don't need to do a "horror" game. you can also give existing ideas a new twist. Like making pacman ghosts really scary :)

Or "Bust-a-Move" with skulls... it's up to you...
You could also just use my programmers art - which really is scary ;)

Just have fun.

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Specter Phoenix
Member #1,425
July 2001
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No can do for me. I'm still messing with Win32API/C++/DX/WinSock/etc. Plus Tony Hawk Underground is being released 10-28 this month:(.

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gnolam
Member #2,030
March 2002
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But we do have the entire month to code our entries, right? I don't have much time at the end of this month, but I have a (tiny) bit of spare time this week and the next...
(gotta love those 0800-21.30 days!)

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Trezker
Member #1,739
December 2001
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An idea including zombies struck me when I got home yesterday, so now I've started a project.
I wonder how far I'll get...
I'm thinking of making it funny rather than creepy though.

Derezo
Member #1,666
April 2001
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Uhm.. I was just thinking.
Is there an official webpage for this, and how do we submit our entries?

Limitations on entry sizes?
Any other limitations we should note?

(..this doesn't seem too organized, but it seems like fun :P)

[edit]
Derezo, read the original post. Moron.

SC said:

I'll then prepare a website and put all entries on that website.

;)

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spellcaster
Member #1,493
September 2001
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Quote:

Is there an official webpage for this, and how do we submit our entries?

Not yet, working on it.

Quote:

Limitations on entry sizes?

Nope.

Quote:

Any other limitations we should note?

Nope.

Quote:

this doesn't seem too organized, but it seems like fun

You got the idea. :)

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Trezker
Member #1,739
December 2001
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I'd like to recommend everyone to do what you can to reduce the size of your entry, use datafiles.

Get that website up. TINS already has one, and that compo goes off in november.

Derezo
Member #1,666
April 2001
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Currently I'm using uncompressed bitmaps.
I'm not going to worry about size until I get the engine working good (that's why I asked. If there was a size requirement, I would need to focus on that from the beginning :P). It's currently only 172kb zipped up, anyway, so I might not use datafiles at all if it's less than 1mb at the end.

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