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UnSS Contest
« on: May 07, 2009, 11:29:38 am »
I hope nobody minds, but UnSS is having a puzzle contest that started today, and I was just wondering if anybody wanted to join
here is the link to the topic if you want to learn more
EDIT:we have extended the contest end date by one week, just so you know.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2009, 07:07:24 pm by Eeems »
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Re: UnSS Contest
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009, 07:34:07 pm »
Now if only there was a RPG contest ;.;

but still nice though, hoping it won't break competition in Omnimaga contest too much though. Even if Omni is the 2nd most active TI forum out here there's still much fewer programmers and newcomers anywhere these years so two contests running at once could cause one of them or even both to receive like one or two entry, if it receives any at all. This is not to mention there will most likely be a Cemetech contest anytime soon (since there are contest regulary there these days) and possibly a zContest 2009 on yAronet z80 TI forums too. Hopefully this can still spur some activity coding-wise, though, thus, more games.

Sorry if I sound a bit scared about the second contest idea though, I just still have bad memories of the TI-Freakware contest incident in 2006 x.x
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Re: UnSS Contest
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009, 08:05:05 pm »
Sorry if I sound a bit scared about the second contest idea though, I just still have bad memories of the TI-Freakware contest incident in 2006 x.x

What happened?

EDIT: Oh yeah, there is a contest starting up on TIBasic developer too :D

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Re: UnSS Contest
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009, 08:10:34 pm »
EDIT: Oh yeah, there is a contest starting up on TIBasic developer too :D
The program challenges aren't really full-blown contests though.
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Re: UnSS Contest
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 08:18:37 pm »
Sure they are!  You get to win and everything! ;)

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Re: UnSS Contest
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2009, 09:01:37 pm »
Well what I meant are really major contests such as ours, TI-FW in 2006 and UTI contests. I could classify UnSS one in that too.

About what happened with TI-FW contest, right before summer 2006 we started brainstorming for ideas about a possible Omnimaga programming contest. We even had polls about what could be the contest and stuff, but we offered no prizes. What happened is that the day we finished planning the contest, Tifreakware announced a programming contest that was exactly the same than our idea, except that there were material prizes, which killed Omnimaga contest project. At that time, Tifreak was Omnimaga staff so he had full access to the staff forums. I'm unsure if this was intentional but it was sure rather ironic and strange.
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Re: UnSS Contest
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2009, 09:07:36 pm »
Well what I meant are really major contests such as ours, TI-FW in 2006 and UTI contests. I could classify UnSS one in that too.

About what happened with TI-FW contest, right before summer 2006 we started brainstorming for ideas about a possible Omnimaga programming contest. We even had polls about what could be the contest and stuff, but we offered no prizes. What happened is that the day we finished planning the contest, Tifreakware announced a programming contest that was exactly the same than our idea, except that there were material prizes, which killed Omnimaga contest project. At that time, Tifreak was Omnimaga staff so he had full access to the staff forums. I'm unsure if this was intentional but it was sure rather ironic and strange.
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Re: UnSS Contest
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2009, 10:28:48 am »
Either way, I'm thinking that this contest would be a good contest to submit Portal 2 to.  ;D

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Re: UnSS Contest
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2009, 06:12:16 pm »
sounds like a good idea, let me look at the rules to see if you can submit it, because you have already announced it, but you haven't entered it into any other contest yet.
Quote from: UnSS Contest Rules
Participating in a Contest

    * No Used Entries - You may NOT submit an entry that was previously submitted in another contest.
    * No Teaming - Unless otherwise specified, you may not submit entries created through collaboration with other people.
    * No Stealing - Obviously, do NOT submit someone else's work.
    * Be Punctual Within Reason - When a contest ends, the thread will be locked with a final post saying the contest has ended. You may not submit your work beyond then. Any entry emails received afterwards will probably be discarded (unless the judges feel really nice).
looks like you could :)
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Re: UnSS Contest
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2009, 06:18:19 pm »
Excellent, now I am enrolled in 3 contests :)

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Re: UnSS Contest
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2009, 06:47:08 pm »
^^ nice
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Re: UnSS Contest
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2009, 06:20:17 pm »
If I can get the time, I might enter as well..

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Re: UnSS Contest
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2009, 07:49:17 pm »
If I can get the time, I might enter as well..
I agree. To be honest, I really do like these contests. It helps to spark a motivation in me which is usually hard to find.
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Re: UnSS Contest
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2009, 11:13:39 pm »
For some reasons, I never really had the idea to participate to any contest before. Idk why. At first, it was mostly the contests not being the kind of game I like to work on and other times I either had other projects in the works I didn't want to stop or I was retired from calc programming. It's only recently I was interested in joining one contest, because it allowed any kind of game and allowed lib usage. However the contest never started. :< (I was gonna enter Illusiat 13)

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Re: UnSS Contest
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2009, 11:27:27 am »
I agree. To be honest, I really do like these contests. It helps to spark a motivation in me which is usually hard to find.
YAY! that's great to hear. hope you can get something to enter.

Just to let you all know, as of tomorrow there is 2 weeks left in the contest
EDIT: oops I forgot, the 3rd not the 27th
« Last Edit: May 19, 2009, 09:32:52 pm by Eeems »
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