No time for 48 hour contests? Only a tiny bit of creativity in your brain? Just not enough stamina to stay up all night? Still drooling for a game contest?
Then you’re in the right place!
From here on out I (or other members) will occasionally be hosting a “Petite” game competition. The prize? The prize is the fun! We have no date planned just yet, but I will post one soon. Please mention when you will be free for an hour (make it a solid hour) and we will schedule our very first competition.
- Much like Mini LD, the rules will be up to the person “hosting” the petite competition.
- You have one hour only from start to finish.
- You must, if at all possible, get (a microphone && a Skype account) || (an ICQ account). You must be at the aforementioned virtual meeting place using said program 10 minutes before contest start. Only people who are in the virtual area the whole time will be eligible to win.
- There will (probably) be a provided framework you will need to use. Either way you are encouraged to use one so you don’t spend all your time making one.
Q: Why do I need to be in a virtual meeting area?
A: Because half the point of developing for an hour is the community blitzkrieg it creates.
Q: Why only 1 hour?
A: Because that’s awesome.
Q: Do I have to use Java?
A: Maybe? No? Yes? Depends entirely on the host’s rules.
Q: Is there any way I can help?
A: Yes - if you can contribute to a very simple but very effective game framework (sprite loading, simple entity’s, game loop, loading up frame and all that) then that would be wonderful. Also, we’re going to need someone to make code for voting and submitting games (PHP or something similar).
Questions? Comments? When are you available? Post it all here.