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Postby J. J. Guest » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:05 am

Hi Everyone,

This is just to let you know that I won't be hosting Ectocomp this year - I have far too much else on! However if someone else wants to do the honours, I might find the time to enter!
Sorry to disappoint.

Not much activity hereabouts I see...

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Re: Ectocomp

Postby Duncan_B » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:37 pm

I'll host it again this year. Please consider Ectocomp open for all platforms with willing participants.

The rules: write an IF suitable to Hallowe'en in three hours or less. You can get a good idea of the spread of available topics by checking out previous year's entries. We've had a haunted forest house, spoofs on Dracula, a tales from an asylum, freaky trick or treating stories, post-apolcalyptic scenarios, you name it. It need not be horror, but in the spirit of the season it should involve some Hallowe'en element-- monsters, ghosts, fright, or the like.

A general note has been that the 3 hour restriction applies only to the actual coding of the game. You may plan for as long as you want, but as soon as you open your developer, start the clock.

Deadline for entries will be October 30th at midnight. This way people can start playing on Hallowe'en if they so wish. We will decide how long judging will last based on the number of entries received.

If you have an entry to submit, please send it to me at bowsman d (all one word, lowercase) at geemail.com (except without the e's). Thank you.
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Re: Ectocomp

Postby Campbell » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:15 pm

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Re: Ectocomp

Postby Duncan_B » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:33 pm

We already have one author who may be developing a game for Ectocomp. Anybody here having any thoughts about it?
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Re: Ectocomp

Postby MikeDesert » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:46 pm

I'm in! Been working on stuff for my job search, but a 3 hour Adrift Halloween game is just what the (witch) doctor ordered!
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Re: Ectocomp

Postby Mel S » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:31 am

I'm definitely going to be entering with an idea for a game so good I haven't even thought of it yet.
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Re: Ectocomp

Postby BlueMaxima » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:27 am

Great to be here again. I'm in.
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Re: Ectocomp

Postby Duncan_B » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:15 am

Please welcome this year's Ectocomp banner...

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This year's banner is by Jacob Garbe, aka logodaedalus, whose hyperfiction I previously posted about here. :bravo:

Also, just a reminder that prize donations this year will be run in the same manner as IFComp's, that is, by donation. Authors will pick the prizes they win from a pool of potential prizes. Anyone can donate-- authors are encouraged, but not required, to do so. I will be donating a Cthulhu action figure with pose-able tentacles.
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Re: Ectocomp

Postby Campbell » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:17 pm

I thought it wasn't specifically an ADRIFT comp?

Btw, I've added basic competition info to the Adventures page. See here for last year's comp.
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Re: Ectocomp

Postby Duncan_B » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:20 pm

I've decided to keep the word ADRIFT on the banner as an indication of the competition's roots in our community. Also, as I plan it, this is where it will initially be hosted, z-code games and all. If there is some revolt against this naming, I will ask the artist to change it, but for now it will stand as it is.
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Re: Ectocomp

Postby Campbell » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:02 pm

No objections from me... :-)
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Re: Ectocomp

Postby Po. Prune » Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:31 am

Donating 10 USD.
To be paid either through paypal or an Amazon voucher which ever the winner may prefer.
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Re: Ectocomp

Postby J. J. Guest » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:23 pm

Well done for offering to host again this year Duncan! Hopefully I can find a few hours to knock together an entry!

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Re: Ectocomp

Postby rotter » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:29 am

Shouldn't this be in Competitions? Took me a while to find the details.
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Re: Ectocomp

Postby Campbell » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:35 am

Moved.
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