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Read August 21, 2010, 11:08:59 PM #0
lazerblade

What do we think about the future rapid prototype

I wasn't here for any of rapid prototype, but from what I've seen it looks like
basically nobody made/finished an entry last time. Thence, there was no competition.

What's next? What do the members think should be next?
Should we reboot the same session? Should we start with a new one? Should the rules change?

We should get some discussion going about this, and exchange some idea's or opinions.

If we reboot/extend session 16, I will definitely try to pull something together.
If we start a new session I'll most likely be interested in entering.

The one thing that I wouldn't like would be for rapid prototype to die right before I
found it.

As for the rules, I think they're good. Two weeks is just the right amount of time to put together a simple game based on a particular concept.
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Read August 22, 2010, 11:39:19 PM #1
mpersano

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

I failed in the last installment, but if there's a new iteration I'll try my best to finish something.
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Read August 23, 2010, 12:37:14 AM #2
lazerblade

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

Yeah, it looks like nobody finished even though people tried out.

I think we should reboot/extend session sixteen.
That way not only will there be another session(picked by the winner),
but it will also give a chance for session sixteen to show the value of it's theme.
Plus it will help us shmup developers to be more open minded about what can be in a shmup.
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Read August 23, 2010, 12:45:36 PM #3
mpersano

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

I suggest we reboot Session 16 (we can call it Session 16 1/2) and set the deadline to September 5th or 12th. We could start this week.

I've been inactive for too long and my fingers are itching to do something. Having a clear deadline would be good.
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Read August 23, 2010, 06:16:41 PM #4
lazerblade

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

September 12th sounds more probable unless session 16 is rebooted like today or really soon, which is probably unlikely.

If we get a few more people posting here who are interested in a reboot, I might ask the2bears about it.
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Read August 25, 2010, 02:44:52 AM #5
kdmiller3

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

Session 16 II: Electric Boogaloo Grin
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Read August 25, 2010, 03:31:50 AM #6
lazerblade

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

Is that a reference to the thread of your unfinished entry?

"I do not know what a, boogaloo is."  wink1

I DO know what the electric boogaloo is.
However I am unable to compute the vastness of the gap between the genre of shmup,
and it's connection to the electric boogaloo. laugh1 lol
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Read August 25, 2010, 12:59:03 PM #7
mpersano

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

Wikipedia to the rescue: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakin%27_2:_Electric_Boogaloo

'Since the release of the film, the unusual subtitle "Electric Boogaloo," a reference to a funk-oriented dance style from the 1970s, has become a commonly used snowclone concerning sequels. The implications vary, but tend to imply a sequel that is ridiculous, absurd, unwanted, unnecessary, formulaic, or simply obscure.'

:-)
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Read August 25, 2010, 02:03:53 PM #8
lazerblade

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

Ahhh, I have been enlightened!  Cheesy
This is the one I found: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_boogaloo

Quote
Electric boogaloo (sometimes mistakenly referred to as electric boogie) is a style of funk dance and hip hop dance closely related to popping.
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Read August 27, 2010, 05:54:59 PM #9
kemical

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

I would try to contribute to a new rapid prototype session, I hope things get rebooted/restarted.
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Read August 27, 2010, 06:07:16 PM #10
lazerblade

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

Extending session sixteen might lead to cheating and or mistrust due to the theme already being out.
It's probably best that we somehow pick a theme and move on to #17.

But, the question there is where would that theme come from?
Maybe I should whip up some game and submit it way past the deadline just to see what happens.

I AM motivated.  Cool
« Last Edit: August 27, 2010, 06:20:29 PM by lazerblade »

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Read August 27, 2010, 09:07:26 PM #11
worstplayer

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

Yep, it's time for session 17, with new theme. Something simple, so anyone can join.
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Read August 27, 2010, 09:41:30 PM #12
TMR

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

Yep, it's time for session 17, with new theme. Something simple, so anyone can join.

Tell you what, i don't plan to take part so if people come up with ideas i'll pick the one i like and that can be the theme. Or something. =-)


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Read August 28, 2010, 02:20:45 AM #13
CaptainJustice

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

Proposition: Everyone submits an idea, then everyone gets two votes, and you can't vote for your own?
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Read August 28, 2010, 06:55:31 PM #14
moosa

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

Either that or the first person to make a submission to session 16 wins by default...
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Read September 11, 2010, 10:43:55 PM #15
lagonie

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

I hereby promise to contribute to session #17, just please dont let this die  Tongue

My idea for theme-ideas: everyone go ask theyr girl friend (or boy friend) for a suitable theme for a shmup contest. ...then we gonna vore Cheesy
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Read September 12, 2010, 05:02:58 AM #16
lief

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

my girlfriends ideas...

india, obama, and the effect of space travel on the health system (?)
animals minerals and vegetables
colombia
plutonic rage (?)
water on the moon
burning bridges to mars

'thats all.'



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Read September 12, 2010, 08:14:49 AM #17
moosa

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

^LOL

Well, lazerblade did submit the only completed entry to session 16, so I'd be okay with calling him the winner and letting him pick the next theme. Smiley
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Read September 12, 2010, 05:18:52 PM #18
kdmiller3

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

That works for me.  Smiley
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Read September 12, 2010, 05:25:06 PM #19
lazerblade

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

I am the great hero of shmupDev.
I demand exclusive rights to royal treatment and pampering.

 Wink
Not really.

I wouldn't mind picking the next theme, although I'm having a little difficulty coming up with something unique.
Whether or not I get to pick the next theme or am an official winner, I would still be glad to see rapid
prototype alive again.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2010, 02:38:43 PM by lazerblade »

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Read September 16, 2010, 12:00:46 AM #20
mpersano

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

* mpersano bows before lazerblade

How about paying homage to the game that started it all? Idea: make Space Invaders - "with a twist".
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Read September 16, 2010, 02:14:00 PM #21
kdmiller3

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

While that would initially seem to be much more constraining than past themes, it would let everyone focus on "the twist" instead of the overall concept.  (Sometimes you have an idea right at the beginning, and sometimes you don't get one until near the end--I've experienced both extremes in past sessions.)
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Read September 16, 2010, 10:12:29 PM #22
CaptainJustice

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

I vote for "india, obama, and the effect of space travel on the health system"
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Read September 17, 2010, 02:44:34 PM #23
lazerblade

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

I think we should stay away from themes related to plot line and stick with ones related to gameplay.
BTW, it might not be a good idea to publish theme idea's in this thread.  Wink
The theme wouldn't be a secret and therefore there would be no 2 week time limit.

I've got a few idea's conjuring up, but we still haven't decided who will/how the next theme will be picked. We need a solid decision.
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Read September 17, 2010, 03:48:12 PM #24
mpersano

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

The theme wouldn't be a secret and therefore there would be no 2 week time limit.

You're taking this too seriously. :-)
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Read September 18, 2010, 12:38:14 AM #25
CaptainJustice

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

Solution: Everyone think of something very open-ended and curious and fun and things and send it to lazerblade in a PM.

When he gets one he likes he can post an I GOT ONE I LIKED message.

And then we'll find a date, etc.

Bonus: He won't start ahead of time.
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Read September 18, 2010, 06:10:03 AM #26
moosa

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

I'VE ALREADY STARTED MINE I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU GUYS ARE WAITING FOR.
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Read September 18, 2010, 08:08:53 AM #27
lief

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

WHAT THEME MOOSA
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Read September 18, 2010, 11:54:41 AM #28
lazerblade

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

WHY ARE WE TALKING IN ALL CAPS?
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Read September 18, 2010, 01:37:51 PM #29
CaptainJustice

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

Moosa that WAS JUST DESPICABLEEEEEE
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Read September 19, 2010, 03:11:25 AM #30
moosa

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

Muahahahahahaaa.
But I'm going to WIN.
First the Rapid Prototype Session... then THE WORLD!!!

There's nothing you can do to stop me. I'm already too far ahead!
BAAHAHAHAHAAA!
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Read September 19, 2010, 10:37:01 AM #31
wondersonic

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

Oh My God!  Grin
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Read September 19, 2010, 08:33:28 PM #32
lagonie

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

because this is anarchy allready... I am just following Cpt. Justice's suggestions.

@Lazerblade: you should get my theme-idea soon


...and if there are no crucial reasons against the 26th of september, in seven days we will meet again, so remember  ....  shocked2
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Read September 19, 2010, 09:36:02 PM #33
lazerblade

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

One of you sent me a pm with a theme similar to what I'd already been thinking, so if I get to pick the next theme I know what it will be.

P.S:

   "I GOT ONE I LIKED message"
« Last Edit: September 19, 2010, 11:29:32 PM by lazerblade »

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Read September 20, 2010, 02:11:21 AM #34
moosa

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

I think you should PM the2bears about it lazerblade.
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Read September 20, 2010, 11:44:57 AM #35
lazerblade

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

Done.
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Read September 22, 2010, 11:52:39 AM #36
mpersano

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

So we start on Sep 26?
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Read September 22, 2010, 03:41:29 PM #37
lazerblade

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

I don't know.
Hope we do though.

Still haven't heard back from the2bears yet...
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Read September 23, 2010, 03:12:42 AM #38
moosa

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

Hey, if you guys are set on starting on that date, and the2bears doesn't reply before then, just go ahead and start it without him. Nobody will mind, I promise. Wink
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Read September 23, 2010, 04:52:15 PM #39
lazerblade

Re: What do we think about the future rapid prototype

All in favor of that idea, put up the shades.

   Cool
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