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ChristmasHack this year?
SiegeLord
Member #7,827
October 2006
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Anyone know if it will be held this year? I know it wasn't last year, and we sort of discovered that at the last moment, precluding any sort of resolution. I don't think it was concluded that it was gone for good either, so I'm just checking if anyone knows what (if anything) will happen this year.

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OICW
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November 2003
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Probably depends wheter Jakub Wasilevski is around and has time to organize it. Or anyone willing to take over.

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Specter Phoenix
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July 2001
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Seems a lot of the competition haven't been held for a year or so. Guess everyone has been busy and let them go. I only attempted one back in like 2005 but never made anything for it. Don't know if anyone has the time to organize it again.

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BAF
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December 2002
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I could always organize one if Jakub isn't around.

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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How about a TINC? To go with TINS.

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BAF
Member #2,981
December 2002
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I'm thinking SantaHack. :P

MiquelFire
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January 2003
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Don't hack up Santa! Just use a gun instead. Easier to clean up after.

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Specter Phoenix
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July 2001
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Don't know. Looking back at the previous ChristmasHacks I only see about 20 or so participants per year and not sure how many ever actually finished to submit anything for it each year. I Know I participated in 2005 but never finished anything to submit it. That is my mo, I join competitions left and right but have never done anything for them. Only guarantee is that if you have one I might join it but doubt I would submit anything. I think we should try to get one started again though. I'm torn on the topic though.

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Mark Oates
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March 2001
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OICW
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November 2003
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I've attended 05, 06 and 07 and submited an entry for all three. Not quite finished by my standards, but all three were playable. Unfortunatelly I don't have time this year. Instead of hacking together a gift for somebody around here I'll be hacking a school software project :-/

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BAF
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December 2002
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I plan to have a site for this up by this weekend. We'll follow similar rules as in the past. That leaves a week for registration and voting, and a week for the competition itself.

Specter Phoenix
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July 2001
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Don't know if I'll continue my pattern of joining and doing nothing. This time I may just avoid it and still do nothing. I've joined too many compos and got ideas I wanted to make and ultimately had to just write them down as I watched the deadlines come and go. I sincerely wish everyone else that partakes in it the best of luck in it.

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Mark Oates
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March 2001
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I plan to join just to get drunk all week ;D

Desmond Taylor
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May 2010
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I'll say that I'm in but... I have loads of stuff going on right now up until Christmas Eve so It will be like two hours at night everyday to work on it.

However, I'm sure if the rules play out with an easy outcome then it can be done :P

GullRaDriel
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September 2003
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If ever it starts, count me in.

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Dario ff
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August 2008
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I have to wait and see how my time fits with it. It would be 1 week before xmas right? 17th/18th? If I have the time I might join, although I don't want to go as hardcore as I did in '09, that drained me out too much. :-X

EDIT: Bleh, god damn hell, I got 2 finals on the start of that week.:-/

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Elias
Member #358
May 2000

17th/18th, so the weekend after the coming one. That's also when LudumDare is. I think it could be fun making a game for both competitions - spend the weekend making an LD48 entry (they don't restrict what you can make usually so would be no problem making the xmas hack game there). Then after the 48 hours there'd still be some evenings to fix some things for which there was no time in 48 hours. So yeah, double excuse to take the time off, LD48 and xmas hack - I guess I would be in :)

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Specter Phoenix
Member #1,425
July 2001
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Yeah I signed up for the LudumDare compo back in like August or September (theme was escape), never did anything for it. Signed up for the 64 Digits Four Digits Halloween compo and had a great idea for it, but again never did anything for it. My curse is that I just don't believe in my abilities so I join thinking I'll do something, then ultimately just let the project and deadline go by. Now both game ideas I have I just jotted down and left in a notebook with my other ideas I have never made. <sarcasm> I don't see a trend there at all.</sarcasm>

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Matthew Leverton
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January 1999
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My curse is that I just don't believe in my abilities

Or perhaps your blessing is that you understand your limitations. :P

Dario ff
Member #10,065
August 2008
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Spreading around negativity of not doing anything isn't gonna encourage more people to try. :P Last xmashack had way fewer people than before, but I did see a lot of entries at speedhack at least.

I'll join but my time will be limited by 3 days at the start I think. After the day I'm done with my exam I can get into coding spree... I'll have the 3 days before to think of a game idea with the rules I get. ;) Plenty of code from Speedhack to reuse as well.

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Johan Halmén
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September 2001

I guess I'm going to run my own shadow-Christmashack. I'd dig up all my unfinished CH entries from past years, finish them and send them to the right recipients.

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m c
Member #5,337
December 2004
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I'll give it a go.

I think I tried once before, but I had to move apartments half-way through.

IIRC it was called red sleigh down and was going to be a side-scrolling arcade shoot em up.

The only thing is that I don't have much time now because I am looking for an apartment to move into again! Funny that huh?

Count me in anyway though.

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Specter Phoenix
Member #1,425
July 2001
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Count me in. Though don't expect much if anything from me.

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Edgar Reynaldo
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May 2007
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Eeyore said:

Count me in. Though don't expect much if anything from me.

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I'm free that week, I'll take a stab at it. I managed to make a missile defense prototype in 22 hrs, so maybe I can whip something up for CH too.

Specter Phoenix
Member #1,425
July 2001
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No, I'm not Eeyore or depressed. I've just come to know that the ideas I come up with are out of my area of knowledge. For example, back in August for Ludum Dare when they announced the theme was Escape I had an idea for that instantly but didn't think I could actually make it. Then for the 64digits 4digit Scary Halloween compo I got a great idea for a platformer and again started telling myself it was out of my abilities range so I never made them. I'm sure the same thing will happen with this compo. I get ideas quickly for them but then doubt that I can do them so I never do end up making them.

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"Through vengence I was born. Through war I was trained. Through love I was found. Through death I was released. Through release I was given a purpose." -- Specter Phoenix
"Programming == AWESOME the rest is just tools to accomplish it."
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