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Any chance of changing pixel art contest to...
« on: April 10, 2006, 05:03:00 pm »
Any chance we could have the pixel art contest thread expanded to just include all kinds of contests and that there could be a pinned thread to suggest contests.  Further, contest management could be extended to multiple staff and such...and could also orginise joint contests between multiple sites.  Iow, can the contests be stepped up a bit, oh, and the deadlines made much shorter (like 2 weeks max) between each one?  I think that would be a great improvement.
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2006, 12:38:00 am »
Last summer we had plans for more than just Pixel Art contests, we thought about coding as well. I was the Pixel Art manager until I didn't have time anymore, and then Kevin took over. The long deadlines are because lots of people do not have much time to work on side projects, but then again shorter deadlines would increase activity. :)smile.gif

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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2006, 01:12:00 am »
CDI went manager for PA contest 4, but he seems to be gone for a while, I hope he comes back soon :(sad.gif

A programming contest would be cool

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2006, 01:15:00 am »
That would sound really cool.  I wouldn't mind running part or all of it.  I too agree that for pixel art contests, the deadlines should be shorter.  But for larger contests, like programming contests, we'd need to allow more time so people could actually submit an entry.

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2006, 02:37:00 am »
CDI'll be back next week. And yes, I'd like to have a coding contest. Basic & Asm. Perhaps i'd compete, if i'd like it and if i was good enough for it :)smile.gif

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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2006, 04:13:00 am »
programing with a deadline that is close forces you to put as much creativity into as little substance as possible: eg if you were making a puzzle game you couldn't put in tons of diffrent elements and all and if you were making an rpg youd have to limit the number of enemies and length of game and such...and youd have to do your best to work with what you make in the aspects of how creative you can be with it.  Eh, maybe its just me but having to make a program in 2 weeks sounds like a fun challenge.

The real reason I never get an entry into any of the contests is that I try to put to much stuff in because others might put that much in, so on and so on, until I give  up.  With a short time frame youd know everyone has a short time frame too.
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2006, 08:13:00 am »
Yea... I entried a contest at UTI once (the one in which u had to make an Asteroids game) but I didn't finish my program... Didn't have time :)smile.gif

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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2006, 12:55:00 pm »
I entered the recent speed coding contest and came in last. :Dbiggrin.gif

But programming for a contest over a period of weeks might be more fun.
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2006, 04:18:00 pm »
well, can we have a/some  forum manager(s) selected to get this all started or could some one just kick start it? (IOW: could I just anounce a contest?)
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2006, 01:47:00 am »
Well who is volunteer? Actually if we start a contest we need to plan what will be the theme, and maybe get user opinions by posting a poll here. The one in charge of this would post about it on other forums he visit like MC, UTI, Revsoft, etc like the PA contests

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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2006, 04:47:00 am »
well, could you create a suggestions forum in the PA section to allow people to post what they want to do?  The after we had ~30 we could select some to be put up to be voted on...and then start the first contest.
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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2006, 05:05:00 am »
I think I will move this topic to the contest section, once ppl given enough suggestions if its a programming contest I'll open a poll to know the theme

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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2006, 06:03:00 am »
suggstions
1: rpg of 2000 bytes or less...maybe 2-3 weeks to make

2: using just black, red, yellow, and blue...best 32X32 (or smaller) humanoid sprite...maybe 1-2 weeks

3: best animated "movie" on calc using one picture file or less...maybe 3-4 weeks

4: best snake game...1-2 weeks
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2006, 06:27:00 am »
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QUOTE (necro @ Apr 12 2006, 01:03 PM)
suggstions
1: rpg of 2000 bytes or less...maybe 2-3 weeks to make
sound cool, would be kinda challenging but I'm sure it could be done

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QUOTE (necro @ Apr 12 2006, 01:03 PM)
2: using just black, red, yellow, and blue...best 32X32 (or smaller) humanoid sprite...maybe 1-2 weeks
maybe

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3: best animated "movie" on calc using one picture file or less...maybe 3-4 weeks
I remember I had a Bin Laden movie on my 83+ back in 2001  :blink:blink.gif

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4: best snake game...1-2 weeks
would be cool too

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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2006, 06:48:00 am »
I like the movie idea. We don't have enough basic movies. (Or if we do, where are they?)
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