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Read March 01, 2009, 05:27:06 PM #0
the2bears

Session 10 Announcement

Session 10 will start this Monday (tomorrow).  kdmiller3 has chosen the theme and I will post it here this evening.

Start Date : March 2nd, 2009
End Date : March 23rd, 2009

Theme : Somebody set up us the bomb.

Update: Deadline extended one week, to the 23rd!

kdmiller3 nicely lays out the challenge:

The limited-stock bomb made tentative first appearances in Defender and Stargate, made a resurgence in the mid 1980s, became a staple of the genre by the late 1980s, and has stayed with us ever since.  The usual pattern has each life starting with three bombs, each of which delivers massive damage over a large area and (often) cancels enemy shots.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to put as different and interesting twist on the bomb as you can while keeping it at least somewhat recognizable.  Change up the mechanics a bit, add something something new and unusual, or even mix it deeply into other elements of the game.

Examples (please feel free to list more games below):

19XX: The War Against Destiny
DonPachi & DoDonPachi
« Last Edit: March 17, 2009, 04:57:58 PM by the2bears »

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Read March 01, 2009, 09:34:05 PM #1
Null1024

Re: Session 10 Announcement

Yay, I can't wait to enter!
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Read March 02, 2009, 02:08:13 AM #2
kdmiller3

Re: Session 10 Announcement

And I can't wait to see what people do with the theme.  Grin

(I think it's going to be a lot more approachable than the last one I picked.)
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Read March 02, 2009, 03:15:05 AM #3
the2bears

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Theme's posted, it's a good one, have at it Smiley

Bill


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Read March 02, 2009, 05:33:32 AM #4
Pixel_Outlaw

Re: Session 10 Announcement

Sounds cool! Good luck to everyone. Wink



Aviator sunglasses are pretty much the shmups of the sunglasses world.
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Read March 06, 2009, 09:10:43 PM #5
Null1024

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Eengh! I'm having internet difficulties, so I haven't had time to start anything... don't hold your breath for anything from me...
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Read March 07, 2009, 12:10:36 AM #6
kdmiller3

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Aww.  Sad
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Read March 17, 2009, 01:00:22 AM #7
the2bears

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What the heck... I'll give an extra day to everyone - namely me Smiley So even if you've uploaded, feel free to add something in tonight and tomorrow.  I'll be trying to finish up and have something resembling a game by tomorrow night (PST).

Bill


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Read March 17, 2009, 01:03:36 AM #8
kdmiller3

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Haha... I thought something like this might happen.  Grin
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Read March 17, 2009, 01:22:12 PM #9
mpersano

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How about giving everyone an extra week?

Heh, kidding... good luck everyone. Smiley
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Read March 17, 2009, 02:39:30 PM #10
kdmiller3

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I'd second that motion given where my project is right now... Grin

I made the mistake of rolling a bunch of advanced but unstable general-purpose functionality into my game framework over the past two weeks instead of creating simple, purpose-built components for the prototype.  While it enabled fancy new procedural rendering effects, complex weapon shot patterns, and (most importantly) ship weapon upgrades, it's brittle, crash-prone, and not easy to use.  I also keep finding gaps in basic functionality, like simple ammo pickups.   Embarrassed

(Health pick-ups are actually negative-damage "anti-bullets")

My "anything worth engineering is worth over-engineering" approach has certainly borne bitter fruit... Grin

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Read March 17, 2009, 04:57:03 PM #11
the2bears

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I'm not against the idea, there's precedence for it Smiley

Ok, another week.  And this time I better use it!

I've updated the top post.  Does this mean I should have something 50% better than usual?  Oh noes... the pressure!

Bill


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Read March 17, 2009, 05:00:53 PM #12
the2bears

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Also, my reasons for an extension are only partially selfish Wink  I'd much rather see a few extra games than 3-4.  Don't let me down! Wink

Bill


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Read March 17, 2009, 06:27:20 PM #13
mpersano

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Alright, now I have to finish mine!
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Read March 17, 2009, 09:37:35 PM #14
kdmiller3

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More entries is always better, and it's not like we're going over our budget or slipping our ship date...   Grin
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Read March 24, 2009, 02:58:47 PM #15
kdmiller3

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Man, it's quiet in here.  I hope it's because everyone is cranking along on their entries... Grin
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