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: http://www.dreamingmedia.com/
Last year's innovation winner: http://www.freshpulp.com/fishtank/
And finally, the IGF site: http://www.igf.com/