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Geek Culture / A challenge to all DB / DBpro users.

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Joined: 27th Aug 2002
Location: Canada
Posted: 8th Oct 2002 20:10
Okay, so here it is. Now that DBpro has been released I am of the opinion that the DarkBasic community has all the tools it needs to be able to really compete, for some serious cash. I don't know how many of you have heard of the IGF (Independent Games Festival) but they have an annual contest which has prizes that have to be seen to be believed.

This year the grand prize is $20,000 US plus prizes from their sponsers, which generally include all sorts of 3D packages (Maya, Max, Softimage, etc.), new computers (Intel is a sponsor), and other fun stuff.

Entries this year include games creatd in Director, Flash, and programmed in many different laguages. The entry fee is $100 US and the next time they will be accepting entries is September of next year, basically that gives you one year to develop something that really kicks ass.

So what does everyone think? Think anyone has what it takes to make a game in DB / DBpro that can compete with the big boys? I am hoping to put something together for next year's contest. I am also thinking that I will hold a sort of sub-contest of my own and pay for one other dev team's entry into the IGF contest. Honestly I have seen some really great stuff come out of the DB community and think that we stand a chance.

Here's the links-

Last year's grand prize winner:

Last year's innovation winner:

And finally, the IGF site:
Shadow Robert
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Joined: 22nd Sep 2002
Location: Hertfordshire, England
Posted: 9th Oct 2002 02:31
Be good to start planning games for next year... however i wouldn't start anything seriously for a few months until the more major bugs have been issued.

not only found a couple of odd things myself, but been reported to quite oftenly on certain things that happened in DB 1.x suchas objects retaining rotational angles now don't and must be updated per loop. I mean alot of us are working around such things, oftenly this just means long handing alot of things - sometimes we have done this in DB itself to increase speed.

Wish i could join, would have been fun - wanted to help out with Webdext and TDboy on thier thing ... little problem in the rules about being a certain age, and having certain jobs - blah blah blah

But anyone who goes for it good luck (^_^)

Holy jumping mother of god NOOOO!!!...
Ahem I mean, I'll think about it

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