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Title: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: quangdx on 2012-Mar-20
http://www.gamehack.co.uk/

would be great to see as many of you there as possible,
i'll be there, to write a game for Asobitech 1UP game series using GLBasic.
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: quangdx on 2012-Mar-20
busy assembling my team.
Coder (me), artist, sound and project management.
Really wish I got involved in these events a lot sooner.
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: Kitty Hello on 2012-Mar-20
1123 km. 11 h travel. :(
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: Nathan on 2012-Mar-20
1123 km. 11 h travel. :(
They offer a free coach!
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: Kitty Hello on 2012-Mar-20
Yeah - from some train station only 1113 km from here ;)
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: quangdx on 2012-Mar-21
Unfortunately it's a bit far for you to go Gernot, but maybe a weekend in the UK is something you can plan?
I know there's a few other UK GLBasic coders here,
make the effort and come along.
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: Wampus on 2012-Mar-21
Looks like a lot of fun. Some good prizes there too. Wish I could come but Canada is just a little bit too far to come from.

I love the idea of these 'make a game in only x hours' type of compos. Never tried it.
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: Slydog on 2012-Mar-22
Ha, I know, being from Canada makes most tech / game events costly to attend!
We could split the gas money?! ha

Ludemdare contests are very tempting, but they take place on the weekend!  I value my weekends! ha
I also love the quick game idea, never tried it. 
I'm too much of a perfectionist to probably complete even the simplest game in 48hrs.

So . . . any plans of another GLBasic competition? (There hasn't been any since I started with GLB! maybe one?)
Or a quick 48hr (or a week) competition like Ludemdare?
Or, to get some of us off our butts, "finish your game by a certain date"?!

Heck, I'd even donate a prize or two (slightly used toys I've bought and never use!)
But hey, I sure most of us don't even want a prize, just the satisfaction of completing and competing!
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: bigsofty on 2012-Mar-22
1055KM, 11.30 min for me and I live in the UK!

It's a constant irritation to me that we live on a long island and for some reason everything is stuck at one end? Why not in the middle?  :P
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: fuzzy70 on 2012-Mar-22
1055KM, 11.30 min for me and I live in the UK!

It's a constant irritation to me that we live on a long island and for some reason everything is stuck at one end? Why not in the middle?  :P

Do you live on the Shetland Isles  :D

Lee
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: quangdx on 2012-Mar-22
As I understand it, this may be the first Game hack event in the UK.
And yes, like most things in the UK, it's around London.

I usually read about events being held in Europe (Germany etc...), USA and Canada,
so I'm very excited that this will be the first event of it's kind, that I get to go to.
For a while I thought about maybe trying to organise something like this myself.

Coding a game a week has been a great learning curve, forcing me to actually complete games,
rather than sit on them for months and months, until I get bored and never finish them.

A weekend of inspiration in a room of like minded people, sounds like an awesome idea.
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: Wampus on 2012-Mar-22
Coding a game a week has been a great learning curve, forcing me to actually complete games,
rather than sit on them for months and months, until I get bored and never finish them.

That is such a common thing! So many games never get seen because the last 5-10% of the work is boring and sometimes awkward. I have several like that.

Today I will write a game in 5 hours.

...maybe limit of 7 hours if I can't manage 5.
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: quangdx on 2012-Mar-22

Today I will write a game in 5 hours.

...maybe limit of 7 hours if I can't manage 5.

Excellent stuff Wampus,
I originally wrote Runaway Santa in 10 hours on Christmas day.
I look forward to seeing what you create.
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: Wampus on 2012-Mar-22
Awesome :) I'm starting in 1/2 hour

I'm recording what I do as a video so I can upload to YouTube the process compressed into to a minute or two. The person doing the art & sound is going to do the same.
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: bigsofty on 2012-Mar-22
1055KM, 11.30 min for me and I live in the UK!

It's a constant irritation to me that we live on a long island and for some reason everything is stuck at one end? Why not in the middle?  :P

Do you live on the Shetland Isles  :D

Lee

I'm on the mainland (Just! :P), here... http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=durness&ll=56.687592,13.225215&spn=19.691804,67.631836&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&hnear=Durness,+Highland,+United+Kingdom&gl=uk&t=v&z=5
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: fuzzy70 on 2012-Mar-22


I'm on the mainland (Just! :P), here... http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=durness&ll=56.687592,13.225215&spn=19.691804,67.631836&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&hnear=Durness,+Highland,+United+Kingdom&gl=uk&t=v&z=5
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You wasn't joking with the "Just" part  :D . I have been to Thurso & Wick which are east of you as you obviously know  =D

Lee
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: bigsofty on 2012-Mar-23
Yes I know them well, the biggest problem is the single track roads, its hard to do above 45 on them and be safe, and there's about 2:30hrs of them, between us and Inverness.  :noggin:
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: quangdx on 2012-Apr-28
All setup and ready to go.
At the legendary Pinewood Studios for Game Hack UK
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/544679_275789505846060_121366111288401_587238_1536283881_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: quangdx on 2012-Apr-28
I really wished HTML5 support was ready.
Title: Re: Gamehack UK 28th/29th April @Pinewood studios
Post by: Wampus on 2012-Apr-28
Looks great. Wish I was there.