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Re: Suggestions for competitions and activities
« Reply #460 on: 10 Sep 2018, 19:07 »
Oh well, then maybe the links can be of some inspiration.

Re: Suggestions for competitions and activities
« Reply #461 on: 27 Sep 2018, 09:40 »
I like some of the ideas here:

Are we gonna have a new Background Blitz anytime soon?(nod)

I do enjoy those, so I'd love to see it again.

Lastly, I'd love to see OROW come back.  Maybe some time this summer would be good?

I second that, July would be perfect for me :)

Very late, but I really want the OROW competition to stay alive as well. I could host one next summer maybe? Or someone else if they feel inclined. I really enjoyed hosting OROW 9 and wouldn´t at all mind doing it again. I think it has to be summer though which makes my timing for coming back to these parts of the internet pretty bad. :=

BTW: Is OROW 9 the latest one? That was 3 years ago now :shocked: Time flies.

Yes, I believe OROW 9 was the most recent.  There always seems to be a sizable gap between these competitions.

I'd love to see OROW again.  It's tough, because I have limited time and would only be able to give about 3 days to the project, but I've always enjoyed the competition either way.

Summer seems far away, maybe having a competition in winter would be good?  And maybe we could have a TWOR (Two Weeks One Room) or something like that?  Just a suggestion for those lacking time.

I'd like to start a competition for "box art cover"...

I like the idea of the Box Art Competition...

Maybe going with a theme like most of the other competitions would be better than a specific game. Or maybe something like the game pitches.

This is a good suggestion.  I think that the competition will draw more participants this way, and people can be more free to create anything.  Like a Game Pitch Competition, but instead of using words to pitch the game, you simply use a single image of the front of the box.  No words aside from the title.  So, like a Box Pitch Competition.

Or everyone should be free to choose any game from the archive that they did not create.  This makes it less redundant, adds freedom, and encourages people to go looking through the archive for the game they choose.

Both ideas could work.  2 Box Art Contests...

There has already been a box art illustration workshop:
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=48770.0 and
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=48852.0

Would be nice to have another one.

Don't forget the Monster Workshop:

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=48324.0

I'd be open to more Workshops.  They are fun, and they motivate me to actually work.  I need all the motivation these days.

:-D

And finally, here's another suggestion I'd like to throw out there.  I know it's a long shot, but it could be great:

How about a collective project?  Like Draculator II: Byte of the Draculator...

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=44731.0
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1491/

Of course, there would have to be a project lead, someone who has the time and patience to put all of the pieces together.  If I had the time, I'd volunteer, but I do not.  I'd gladly participate, though.  I think many would.

So how about it?

Re: Suggestions for competitions and activities
« Reply #462 on: 27 Sep 2018, 11:50 »

I like the idea of the Box Art Competition...


Ehm, actually i've already started, Dactylopus!

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=56429.0

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Re: Suggestions for competitions and activities
« Reply #463 on: 27 Sep 2018, 16:23 »
How about a collective project?  Like Draculator II: Byte of the Draculator...

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=44731.0
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1491/

Of course, there would have to be a project lead, someone who has the time and patience to put all of the pieces together.  If I had the time, I'd volunteer, but I do not.  I'd gladly participate, though.  I think many would.

So how about it?
I like this idea. Shame it's a bit late for a Halloween game.
And there doesn't necessarily need to be a single project leader if the files were shared properly. It would still require cooperation and coordination, of course.

imsomnia212

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Re: Suggestions for competitions and activities
« Reply #464 on: 27 Sep 2018, 19:39 »
How about a collective project?  Like Draculator II: Byte of the Draculator...

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=44731.0
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1491/

Of course, there would have to be a project lead, someone who has the time and patience to put all of the pieces together.  If I had the time, I'd volunteer, but I do not.  I'd gladly participate, though.  I think many would.

So how about it?

I really like this idea, maybe it can be done a little bit short, assign small random groups of the people that participate (2 or 3 people per group) and make some collaborative games like a mags
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Re: Suggestions for competitions and activities
« Reply #465 on: 27 Sep 2018, 19:52 »

I like the idea of the Box Art Competition...


Ehm, actually i've already started, Dactylopus!

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=56429.0

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I see, but I've gone on to suggest alternatives that I think will make the competition better (in my opinion).  Primarily, removing the game selection and allowing people to either choose for themselves or make up a game on their own.

I really like this idea, maybe it can be done a little bit short, assign small random groups of the people that participate (2 or 3 people per group) and make some collaborative games like a mags

That could be one way to accomplish it.  Teams could take on rooms or areas of the game together creating the characters, sprites, and backgrounds.

Re: Suggestions for competitions and activities
« Reply #466 on: 26 Jun 2019, 22:37 »
Two competition suggestions that I want to suggest:

1. Font design competition. The competition will have a theme of the game. For example "horror game set during the Napoleonic era" and the designers will have to try to make  the font fit the theme. The results of such competition could live on and be used by the community.

2. A puzzle/mini game only competition. We have game pitch, art and writing competitions.  Why not have a competition that would encourage exploration of different puzzle mechanics in an isolated environment.