Anyone in the mood for a comp?

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Two games entered so far... :D
Keep'm coming guys... (Lumin, call in sick or something... Work is NOT a valid excuse for not entering. :nerves:
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Argh, two already? You guys are making me feel even worse.

I don't suppose we could get just a teensy little extension? Till the end of the 1st so we'd have Sunday too?
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Lumin wrote:Argh, two already? You guys are making me feel even worse.

I don't suppose we could get just a teensy little extension? Till the end of the 1st so we'd have Sunday too?
I know I said the 31st, but taking into account the various timezones etc. I can't see why we shouldn't stretch it a little... :wink:
(and I'm not doing this because we're desperately short of games, you know... :blush: )
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Ok, the date has finally arrived. January 31st. +/- 1 (Lumin :wink: )

I'm a Little disappointed that only two games have been submitted so far. We've had quite a few newcomers lately and I had imagined (from the questions they have posted in the forum) that they would at least be able to cook up a short game within a month. :blush:

Anyways, if there are people out there who has game/s ready here's the address to send them to:
Rosenloev dot 1 @ gmail dot com
Just put comp entry in the header. :claps: Come on.. Let's keep Adrift alive.
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I don't know why it's surprising there are so few entries. When was the last time an ADRIFT comp had a lot of entries?
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In retrospect maybe having such strict limits was a bad idea, even though I know I'm the one who originally. I was just thinking of how the Ectocomp and various one room comps and things like alsnpk's Odd Comp always seeming to attract more attention than the larger ones.

I got a friend to register here and she's shown some interest in writing games and did see this thread, but she was having a hard time working with the room limit. The other new people may have had similar issues.

As for my own game...still up in the air about that, unfortunately. It's a small enough game and I've made enough progress to know it won't take too long to finish, but whether it's in time for the deadline or not depends on whether I can still get the creative parts of my brain to work properly once I get home.

...I think it might be that entering comps is just a bad idea for me in general, I'm so much happier just doing my Zen thing where I work on games just because I feel like it and don't stress when I have to put them aside for real life, but I really really wanted to contribute to this one.
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I'll do my best to have mine in by tonight. It might be after midnight where you are but it should be before midnight in the eastern US.

Edit: I sent it in!
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Ok, guys. Time's up. No more entries for the competition (yeah, as if! :roll: )
Thanks to the authors for their entry :thanks:
The games has been uploaded to the games section http://www.adrift.co/comp/19 Give them a go and don't forget to vote. There's a 10 $ bounty to be claimed.
The link has been udated for teh new list of adventures in this comp.
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So Lazzah entered - who wrote Algernon's Conundrum and The Heritage. Can we download the latter from anywhere?
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Campbell wrote:So Lazzah entered - who wrote Algernon's Conundrum and The Heritage. Can we download the latter from anywhere?
Good heavens - Campbell's back! :claps: Lyricasylum wrote Algernon's Conundrum and The Heritage was P.O.Prune's effort... unfortunately it was bugged and unwinnable so he pulled it. Very sad coz it was a good effort otherwise. You could hardly call my entry "a game", it was something I knocked up in a couple of hours after being inspired by the news that Beagle 2 HAD landed on Mars. But 2 people voted for it, for which I am very grateful. I might even turn it into a proper game one of these days.
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Excellent, thanks. I've updated the awards accordingly.
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Thanks Campbell...
R2T1 (and Lazzah) had a look at my game and have sent me a corrected version. So I do plan on releasing a winning copy of it. If for no other reason than to show people that games are still being made :yeah:
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Campbell wrote:Excellent, thanks. I've updated the awards accordingly.
Hi Campbell,

I edited my game with the storyline, I hope that's OK?
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Of course. I just let the uploader pick out the details from the game, so it mustn't have got the summary for some reason.
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Campbell wrote:Of course. I just let the uploader pick out the details from the game, so it mustn't have got the summary for some reason.
Probably because I forgot to write one... :whistle:
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