Author Topic: How about a contest? To shake the things here.  (Read 16670 times)

RodrigoCard (OP)

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How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« on: May 12, 2014, 03:03:57 am »
I took the dust off my GCW zero this week to install the new firmware... and played some games here and there.... Man! This thing is great! But It really need some love...  :-[

How about a contest?

I would donate $100 for a prize pool and would help organizing it.
What you all think?
« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 04:20:03 am by RodrigoCard »

theweirdn8

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Re: How about a contest? To mess with stuff here.
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 03:50:19 am »

A contest with an actual prize pool for new GCW-Zero apps?


SOUNDS AWESOME, been trying to ask for this all along.

elwing

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Re: How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 07:51:45 am »
The Zero definately needs that kind of love...

howie_k

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Re: How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2014, 08:10:23 am »
Yep I am up for contributing also, great idea!

surfi80

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Re: How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2014, 08:49:20 am »
I am also willing to collaborate  :-\
play with the best? die like the rest!

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Kloppix

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Re: How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2014, 12:14:08 pm »
How about making a donation pool here in Dingoonity and making the contest after reaching a certain amount of money?

Beerman1138

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Re: How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2014, 03:15:44 pm »
I'd be up for it, since I am not much of a programmer myself.  I'm not rich, but I'd contribute something. 

TimeDevouncer

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Re: How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2014, 07:44:23 pm »
Yes please, we need a good contest ;D

I'd like a emulators contest, but has already said it's not good idea...But if one day we get a good PSX emulator, I plan to help the project with a "little help" :P

Meanwhile, a games/apps competition would be great.
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Optimus

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Re: How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2014, 03:23:30 pm »
It's a good idea. I felt like we were in a dead period, not many good releases, people are waiting for their gcw0, maybe things would start growing up.

I myself would like to code some new project for the GCW0, just busy with other stuff right now, but a contest would motivate me to start with something. I will even think about contributing a little bit to the prize.

I am more interested in apps/games category, although it wouldn't be bad to have an emulator category, maybe good stuff will come out of it. I remember we had this discussion before whether emulators or ports of games/emuls/apps should be allowed. For me, just have separate category for these.

Mookie7162

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Re: How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2014, 03:56:34 pm »
I'll contribute to the prize as well

slaanesh

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Re: How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2014, 05:34:46 am »
I've got a big release coming soon!
Been working on if for a couple months now - lots of work gone into it.

slapstick

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Re: How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2014, 06:36:07 am »
If we're talking about making stuff from scratch over some sort of time constraint, leafo recently added a game jam manager to itch.io!

sparkymark79

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Re: How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2014, 07:29:58 am »
Arrrgh how soon Slaanesh I can't wait!!! :)

RodrigoCard (OP)

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Re: How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2014, 12:44:20 am »
So, there are some interest. I added a poll to see your opinion of what should be valid entries.

1- Only Original software
2- New or ported software (including emulators)
3- Same as '2' but all in the same category

slapstick

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Re: How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2014, 02:42:03 am »
I think we should be able to submit both types of entries, but have them separated into "Games" "Applications" and "Ports" categories or something like that. I don't really care about prizes or "winning" or anything like that, but having a collection of content that was all made over a period of 2 weeks would be really cool!

elwing

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Re: How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2014, 06:17:52 am »
assuming the goal would be to promote the GCW0 and not just do a compo I would avoid a "limited time" compo ala "game jam".
and I think both ported and new software are important but do not battle in the same leagues... I think it would be a good idea to have one "new software" and one "ported software" entry category...

jxv

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Re: How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2014, 06:48:26 am »
A bounty for ports and/or emulators makes more sense.

Surkow

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Re: How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2014, 10:09:50 am »
A bounty for ports and/or emulators makes more sense.
A bounty for ports results in unmaintained projects. Just recompile a program and receive a bounty, while dedicated developers that worked on proper ports for much longer will miss out on any sort of reward. This is not a race. After a quick win these people are unlikely to actually be able to contribute anything to the emulator/program itself.

I'd suggest more of a focus on original software and games.

toto

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Re: How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2014, 02:31:00 pm »
Need one more option:
-all the money, our eternal gratitude, a star on Hollywood Bvd, a place in heaven  and unlimited wine and meat in my restaurant here in Argentina, for a PSX emulator.  ;)

Yertle

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Re: How about a contest? To shake the things here.
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2014, 03:07:17 pm »
This has been tried before and it went no where.... http://boards.dingoonity.org/gcw-general/fundraiser/