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a few questions about coding competition
« on: April 02, 2011, 03:17:18 pm »
Hi everyone

I'm am planning organize a coding competition for dingoo, pandora, caanoo and wiz. But before i jump ahead, i was wondering, which is the more popular platform, original firmware, or dingux? What is easier to make a game for, and which do developers and users prefer? What are the pros and cons?

And will i get skewed opinions because this is posted in the dingux forum?



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Re: a few questions about coding competition
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011, 12:43:49 am »
because it's linux and you can develop your game the same way you do it for your desktop PC, or for the other handhelds (that would be an advantage if you want to submit a game for multiple platforms)
Dingux is quite popular, although from what I have heard, native is even more popular in some regions of the world (like China or Brasil).

If i'm gonna to compete, I'll produce a game for Dingux, so that's the platform I'd like to see in the competition.

But anyway, why don't we allow both native and dingux?

PS. Do the games need to be genuine and written from scratch from the moment the competition starts, or can I submit a game I have already worked on for a few months and that a competition would be a good excuse to finish?


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Re: a few questions about coding competition
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2011, 06:49:01 pm »
It only has to be your own work. The competition will have a twist, but i am sure you can accommodate :)

Regarding Dingux vs. Native, the problem is that supporting both adds yet another platform to the competition. This makes it more difficult to score games across platforms. That is why I need the entries for Dingoo to be on the same platform. I do want this console in the competition though, because the communities are somewhat connected.

Looking at the activity here, it seems that dingux is far more popular then native. And as it is easier to develop for, i think i will be sticking to Dingux unless i will get some objections.

I will probably announce the rules next week :)



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Re: a few questions about coding competition
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2011, 07:21:10 pm »
I don't get it, you could have the "Dingoo" platform, where both native and dingux apps are accepted...