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Contest: Coding Battles
« on: August 01, 2012, 02:30:28 pm »
This is a matured version of http://ourl.ca/8809

THE GAMES HAVE BEGUN THE CONTEST WILL END AUGUST 26th AT 2pm CST

The idea of this contest is relatively simple. A poll is posted and people vote for a project idea/theme. Once the poll is completed the contest will be announced and coders will have 3 weeks(subject to change based on contest idea) to complete their submission. To submit their final result they post in the voting topic(which will be made on the last day) within 24 hours. Source code is all that is required for the submission though binaries for windows/linux/mac are encouraged. You make work individually or in a team.

RULES:
1) With your submission make sure you post build instructions including any libraries needed for compiling
2) The work must be done by you or your team no taking others code or having others write it for you
3) You submit your source/binaries within 24 hours of the contest end
4) Your code cannot contain more than 15% code written before the contest started
5) Do not annoy people to test your program
6) Do not vote on both cemetech and omnimaga please limit your votes to just being on one site they will be combined for the final results

Please follow the rules they all have good reasons behind them and everyone I've seen has been doing great work and it would be a shame to be disqualified after working so hard.

The project idea will be decided through a poll. Post your ideas here for inclusion in the poll(which will be made later this week)

FAQ:

Q: What programming languages can I use?
A: There is no assigned language any comp language can be used. You will most likely want to choose languages which are more cross compatible though as anyone who wants to run it and cannot definitely wont be voting for you.

Q: Is this just another game making competition?
A:  Project ideas do not have to be games they can be anything that can be programmed on-comp for comps(excluding websites). The contest will be over making what the community decides is the best idea.

Q: Can we use code from previous projects?
A: You can but it should not be more then 15% of your code. See rule #4

Q: Can I have more than one submission?
A: No we do not want to flood the voters with too many submission and if each person is making 2 or more it could get hectic...

Q: Is this now a cross-site contest?
A: Yes it was suggested that it be crossposted on cemetech and from there it has evolved to the point that there are polls on each site and submissions will be accepted on either.

Q: I use a password in my source can I censor that?
A: Of course you can just leave a comment on the line that says its been censored and you need a real password to run it

Current Project Idea:
IRC bot that plays/manages IRC games. This is a text game that is run by a bot. If the admins approve it maybe there can be and omnimaga-games channel for the winner


Next Project Ideas(pre-poll):
Maze Themed Game
Snake
Tetris
Paint Style program
Map Editor with testing program
Music composition software
2d rts-fps game engine
minesweeper
Jump and Run Game
Red Code like game(program something that plays the game)

Project Ideas that are too general:
AI game
Tools/Utilities
platformer(I may just not understand the category well enough on this though)
Simulation Game

Ideas that can not be in the next contest:
IRC bots/programs

We dont want too close topics to previous ones so we can maintain diversity
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Re: Contest: Coding Battles
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012, 02:37:14 pm »
I'd suggest starting off small for the first contest. Perhaps a maze game or snake...

Tetris? :D

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Re: Contest: Coding Battles
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2012, 03:42:40 pm »
I guess that it's also assigned to 1 language? What are the possible languages?
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Re: Contest: Coding Battles
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2012, 03:51:42 pm »
stevon8ter there is no assigned language any comp language can be used. You will most likely want to choose languages which are more cross compatible though as anyone who wants to run it and cant definitely wont be voting for you.
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Re: Contest: Coding Battles
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2012, 03:54:19 pm »
Yeah ok, and which should that be? I only have some html, php, and some c#

but i can learn more

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Re: Contest: Coding Battles
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2012, 04:03:32 pm »
c# works kindof... just be very careful what libraries you use and you might want to ask a linux person to test it(only if you want cross platform its not a requirement of the contest)

I will be working in C/++ and python depending on the project and I use those because if your careful with libraries they work on pretty much everything. They are also the only languages I have good skills in :P
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Re: Contest: Coding Battles
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 04:07:57 pm »
Lol, well maybe i'll learn c as well, we'll see

As for a contest topic, maybe something like tools? Euhm, but dunno what kind of tools xD or yeah games, but wouldn't know what kind, maybe like summer games? Ai? :p
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Re: Contest: Coding Battles
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2012, 04:42:56 pm »
EDIT: project ideas do not have to be games it can be anything that can be programmed on comp(not websites/on-calc stuff).
IRC bots?
and will it be very bad if it only runs on linux, lol

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Re: Contest: Coding Battles
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2012, 04:51:52 pm »
EDIT: project ideas do not have to be games it can be anything that can be programmed on comp(not websites/on-calc stuff).

Hmm, in that case maybe a small utility. Maybe a small paint program? :D

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Wait... This just in, the Omnimagians have sent the UN a list of demands that must be met or else the world will be "submitted to the wrath of Netham45's Lobster Army". Such demands include >9001 crates of peanuts, sacrificial blue lobsters, and a wide assortment of cherry flavored items. With such computing power stored in the hands of such people, we can only hope these demands are met.

In the wake of these events, we can only ask, Why? Why do these people make these demands, what caused them to gather, and what are their future plans...

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Re: Contest: Coding Battles
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2012, 05:44:13 pm »
EDIT: project ideas do not have to be games it can be anything that can be programmed on comp(not websites/on-calc stuff).
IRC bots?
and will it be very bad if it only runs on linux, lol
IRC bot would be an idea though i think slightly more specific would be better. and running only on linux would happen if it used very specific libraries with no or very bad windows versions. Sometimes you also need extra code for windows as opposed to linux and the other way around.
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Re: Contest: Coding Battles
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2012, 08:21:24 pm »
This looks interesting! Methinks I shall participate. In my experience, libraries like SDL/OpenGL are pretty cross-platform (although you have to run Windows to compile it, and it's a pain to reboot into Windows) and C# will (mostly) run on Linux with Mono.

Also, what's an IRC bot?
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Re: Contest: Coding Battles
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2012, 08:24:17 pm »
Also, what's an IRC bot?

An IRC Bot is a program that monitors and responds to the messages in a IRC channel.

Omnimaga runs a few channels on EFnet (iirc) #omnimaga, #omnimaga-spam, etc :D

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Wait... This just in, the Omnimagians have sent the UN a list of demands that must be met or else the world will be "submitted to the wrath of Netham45's Lobster Army". Such demands include >9001 crates of peanuts, sacrificial blue lobsters, and a wide assortment of cherry flavored items. With such computing power stored in the hands of such people, we can only hope these demands are met.

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Re: Contest: Coding Battles
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2012, 08:25:14 pm »
nyanfly I just compile for windows on linux with a cross compiler its a lot easier then setting it up on windows.

some libraries for .net such as xna dont work with mono most of the time

an IRC bot is a bot that posts/monitors IRC(a chat protocol) channels

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Re: Contest: Coding Battles
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2012, 08:26:36 pm »
Hmm. I wouldn't be opposed to an IRC bot. Gives me a chance to learn something new :P

Edit: I would prefer if it was perhaps the second or third contest though
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Wait... This just in, the Omnimagians have sent the UN a list of demands that must be met or else the world will be "submitted to the wrath of Netham45's Lobster Army". Such demands include >9001 crates of peanuts, sacrificial blue lobsters, and a wide assortment of cherry flavored items. With such computing power stored in the hands of such people, we can only hope these demands are met.

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Re: Contest: Coding Battles
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2012, 08:32:12 pm »
The bottom three have to be more specific before I'd add them as ideas. I dont want this being like the contest where everything is so different its supposed to be a little more specific on an idea not just game/utility in this genre
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