Friday, January 05, 2007

1st Contest of Game Development "You can do it too".

Hello everyone. Happy New year, and so on. There has passed a lot of time since the last post i wrote here.

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has arrived. In my way of thinking we should make something for the people we have near. When i was working at Barcelona i wanted to give 10% of the money i had saved for some social activity - to help the fellow men. As i am not in Barcelona, it is not logic to make this, and as the money i have saved has not come from Valencia, it is ilogic too to give this money to the city. I can give it to my country, but is a bit difficult, so I will give this money to... videogame! (or digital interactive leisure, if you prefer).

For this i summon the first contest"you can do it too". Because, my friend, you can do it too. The requirements are very simple: Before the (24 hours of the 4 of june ) the day 5 of june of 2007 the contenders have to send one videogame where the first hostile element should be ... a snail.

Yes, a snail. Its the same the size or the form, but should look crearly like a snail. When we say hostile element could be an enemy from a platform game, a spaceship with the shape of a snail, a puzzle piece with the shape of a snail, or a very unpleasant snail in a graphics adventure.

The reason behind this is a homage to all the snails that invaded us in the late's 80s videogames, when they represented the supreme wickness, wickness that recent videogames like "mapple story" have recovered. Because a snail can have... very bad slime.

Speaking about the prize: 300 euros. Yes, real euros. I don't know a lot about laws, but i suppose that is small enough for not having problems. If I can (any volunteer) i will give more prizes, but now we "only" have this. The prize could be considered "desert" if any contestant doesn't arrive to a minimum of quality (this should be determined by a sworn, formed by person with prestige and ackowledge of videogames world), and i will inform here about any notice or change at this respect.

The game can work in any gaming platform, but if it is a strange one it should be packed with the game (this is, early each thing that is not pc). The rest of the people can send the executable to nae@stratos-ad.com (doubts also here). The presentation and the rest of details will be announced with posterity.

Mucha suerte, and Opa Opa forever!.

pd: This is the same post than this, but in english.
pd2: Sorry for my english... if you see any mistake please write a comment.

3 comments:

The Hartleys said...

(I tried to correct for awkward english phrases while still keeping what I hoped was your intended meaning. In some places, to be honest, the meaning was /very/ unclear, while in others it was simply a matter of word-order being slightly off. Hope this helps... ~jess~)

Hello everyone. Happy New year, and so on. A lot of time has passed since the last post I wrote here.

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come. I think we need to give back to the people in our community. When i was working in Barcelona I wanted to give 10% of my savings my fellow man. I considered giving it specifically to Barcelona, where I work but don't live, or Valencia, where I live but don't work, or to my country as a whole, but in the end I decided to give it to my community... to videogame creators! (or the makers of digital interactive leisure, if you prefer).

To this end, I am creating a contest: "You can do it too!" Because, my friend, you /can/ do it too.

The requirements are very simple: Before the 5th of June of 2007 (deadline midnight on June 4th) the contenders have to create and send me a videogame where the first hostile element is... a snail.

Yes, a snail.

It doesn't matter how big or exactly what form it takes, but it should look clearly like a snail. The hostile element could be an snail-like enemy from a platform game, a spaceship shaped like a snail, a puzzle piece with the shape of a snail, or a very unpleasant snail in a graphics adventure.

This is a homage to all the snails that invaded us in the late's 80s videogames, when they represented the supreme wickedness, wickedness that recent videogames like "Mapple story" have recovered. Because a snail can have... very bad slime.

The prize: 300 euros. Yes, real euros. I don't know a lot about laws, but I suppose that is small enough to not cause any legal problems. If I can (any one volunteer?) I will give more prizes, but now we "only" have this. The prize could be considered "nul and void" if no contestant meets minimum of quality standards (This will be determined by a judge, someone with prestige and experience in the world of video games.) I will make announcements here about any additional information or changes to the rules.

The game can be created for any gaming platform, but if it is a strange one (non-PC), it should be packed with the game. PC game creators can send their game program (or any questions) to nae@stratos-ad.com.

Further announcements, and eventually the winner, will be announced here, so that everyone can see their efforts.

Mucha suerte, and Opa Opa forever!.

Nae said...

thanks jess!

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