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Updated November 20, 2004
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Mini-Game Compo is Over
(8/11/2002) That's it! The Mini-Game
Making Competition is officially over. How did you feel about V Planet's
first programming contest? Please send us some feedback.
After a marathon coding session, participants to the mini-game contest
can now take a well-deserved victory lap.
Seven days. Nineteen programmers. Twenty
hours to squeeze in. As the 2002 Mini-Game Competition officially
draws to a close, the V Planet forums lit up with comments from participants
and other members of the QB community, providing some compliments for the
competition's success, and insight as to how to improve the competition
for next year. The following are some of the more prominent themes we've
Were three categories too few for participants
to choose from? Would four or five categories be better by providing more
flexibility to contest-goers, or are four or five categories too many choices?
Maybe three categories may have been too many as well.
One Week is Just Too Short
While the twenty-hour coding limit was
somewhat reasonable, trying to squeeze it into a one-week cycle was extremely
difficult. Very few of the participants were actually able to fit as much
as ten hours into the project, factoring things like social lives, part-time
jobs, and other things people don't expect people as cool as QB programmers
to have ;)
for Clearer Rules for each Category
While the general rules for the contest
were okay, details involving each of the contest's three categories (solo
sports, platform/puzzle game, top-down shooter) caused rule clarifications
as late as three days into the contest. Improvements in this area of the
contest have to be made.
Have any comments to make on the following
or other issues? Please e-mail
us, or drop a comment at the V Planet Forums.
Article written by V Planet Staff
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