GiTD Contest on Kongregate

Abigayl

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On Kongregate, every few months there is a "Game in Ten Days" contest. This contest just started (well about 20 mins ago :P) and ends on the 15th. You have 10 days to make a game from scratch centered around a theme, this time being "rain". It's a great opportunity for newcomers to make their first game and get feedback or for vets to try a new idea out. Prize so far is 150 kreds (about $13.50).

For more details: http://www.kongregate.com/forums/4-game-programming/topics/253726-gitd-25-entries-and-discussion?page=1
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rob1221

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I might enter this one, if I can come up with an idea of course.  Right now I've got nothing :P.

Abigayl

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Not many of us do... there's a bit of an uprising on this competition since "rain" was not the most desired theme so we weren't expecting it...
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IAP

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unexpected restrictions are the best way to unleash the creativity :)

It's the beginning of the summer here, so no rain for us. But, if rain is the issue, how about these ideas from the top of my head:
- skill: collect raindrops to pour on flowers to grow
- a platformer: try stay as dry as possible while collecting seeds while raining
- puzzle: try to fill a cup with water by collecting a rain from a single cloud using pipes and hoes.

Anyone have another idea?
Sorry for my English, it's not my first language :)

thegenericbanana

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unexpected restrictions are the best way to unleash the creativity :)

It's the beginning of the summer here, so no rain for us. But, if rain is the issue, how about these ideas from the top of my head:
- skill: collect raindrops to pour on flowers to grow
- a platformer: try stay as dry as possible while collecting seeds while raining
- puzzle: try to fill a cup with water by collecting a rain from a single cloud using pipes and hoes.

Anyone have another idea?
I have one, but I might use it, so I won't say it unless I completely decide not to participate.
I've been looking forward to this for a couple of days, the rain thing's really a bummer. It may give us more creativity if it's unexpected, but c'mon, it's rain. There's only some things you can do. Well, you can do some really creative things, but that'd take more than 10 days, I'm sure.
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thechaosengine

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I don't have time to work on an entry this time around, but it's a great contest. The last GiTD left me with a prototype worth pursuing, which became a sponsored game shortly after.   

Also, rain's the best theme suggestion they had, by far. 

Abigayl

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Yay! So far ONE person likes the theme ;D

(I'm only being halfway sarcastic, nice to know that at least someone likes the choice... lot's of negativity relating to the theme choice this time around)
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thechaosengine

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Yay! So far ONE person likes the theme ;D

(I'm only being halfway sarcastic, nice to know that at least someone likes the choice... lot's of negativity relating to the theme choice this time around)

haha yeah I noticed :) Feels like I'm in bizarro world!

SWATLLAMA

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I have an idea. I think I will enter the contest - I'll just put my other big project on hold. It's kinda based off Banana's idea.
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Abigayl

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haha yeah I noticed :) Feels like I'm in bizarro world!

Actually, there's someone on Kong who likes it to, bringing the total up to 2 ;). I'll be joining once I figure out how I want to use the mechanics I am thinking of.
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thegenericbanana

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haha yeah I noticed :) Feels like I'm in bizarro world!

Actually, there's someone on Kong who likes it to, bringing the total up to 2 ;). I'll be joining once I figure out how I want to use the mechanics I am thinking of.
I saw 4 people on kong that liked it.
the guy who thought of it
a guy that said it's pretty cool
a guy that said he'd be down with that
the host
and a guy called Ludicious that said he liked infinite and rain, or a mix between the two

5 people.
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SWATLLAMA

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Let's say 4.5, Banana, since he wanted more of a mix.
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rob1221

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1. Take Abigayl's lagless actor tutorial
2. Turn bullets into rain
3. ???
4. Profit :P

Just kidding...although I wouldn't be surprised if someone did that.

SWATLLAMA

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I'm going to use her tutorial for the rain, but everything else will be mine. Except maybe one behavior.
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Abigayl

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1. Take Abigayl's lagless actor tutorial
2. Turn bullets into rain
3. ???
4. Profit :P

Just kidding...although I wouldn't be surprised if someone did that.

Yeah... the creator of the tutorial is thinking of doing that :P
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