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Beginner's Game Competition

Postby Po. Prune » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:32 am

Beginner’s Game Competition.

From time to time the question is asked in the forum where to find IF games suited for beginners.
So why not make a competition where the goal is to create such an IF game?
Well here it is! :D

I’ve been thinking about rules for this competition but really can’t come up with any except the usual:

Game has to be made using Adrift V.5
Genre: Your own choice (not adult theme, though)


Then:

Minimum 4 rooms.
Must have dynamic objects.
Must have puzzles (don’t make them too hard. The idea is to give the player a good experience.)


Goal:
To create a beginner’s game that will be suitable for IF newcomers and (hopefully) wet their appetite for playing other games, or maybe even create their own.

Suggestion:
Put yourself in the player’s shoes. This is your first ever IF. How would you like your experience to be and what would you expect out of the game.

Judging:
The games will be judged by their playability, simplicity, entertainment value. In short which game will most likely spark the player’s interest in continuing playing IF.

Entering deadline: June 30th
Voting deadline: July 31st
Competition results: Shortly after.


Prize: 10 $ paid either by PayPal or Amazon voucher whichever is preferred.

The Beginner’s Game Competition is hereby declared open! :D
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Re: Beginner's Game Competition

Postby MikeDesert » Tue May 02, 2017 11:08 pm

Starting
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Re: Beginner's Game Competition

Postby Po. Prune » Wed May 03, 2017 7:38 am

MikeDesert wrote:Starting

Great Mike.. Now there's two of us. :wink:
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Re: Beginner's Game Competition

Postby DazaKiwi » Sun May 07, 2017 11:13 am

I think i will come up with something too. Count me in.

You said 'puzzles' so there has to be more than one puzzle?
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Re: Beginner's Game Competition

Postby rotter » Mon May 08, 2017 9:43 pm

I've got loads of ideas but doubt I will have enough time.
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Re: Beginner's Game Competition

Postby Po. Prune » Tue May 09, 2017 7:27 am

rotter wrote:I've got loads of ideas but doubt I will have enough time.


It doesn't have to be anything major. Keep in mind that the game should be for a beginner...
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Re: Beginner's Game Competition

Postby Po. Prune » Wed May 17, 2017 6:00 am

DazaKiwi wrote:I think i will come up with something too. Count me in.

You said 'puzzles' so there has to be more than one puzzle?

Not necessarily. But keep in mind that the purpose of this competition is to create games that will give new comers a positive experience of the IF world.
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