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GLBasic board game competition poll
« on: 2009-Nov-02 »
It occurred to me that no-one's sharing which game they're making for the competition, so I thought I'd post a poll to find out why.

I'll start off - I'm doing a "Guess Who?" version.

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Re: GLBasic board game competition poll
« Reply #1 on: 2009-Nov-02 »
"Guess Who" sounds interesting. Not sure which I'll do yet as I'm still researching.
So far on my choice list I have Snakes & Ladders, Pictionary and Snap.

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Re: GLBasic board game competition poll
« Reply #2 on: 2009-Nov-02 »
Still trying to decide which one to do.....i am thinking that Guess who might be off of the agenda though :)

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Re: GLBasic board game competition poll
« Reply #3 on: 2009-Nov-02 »
was thinking of doing Mastermind
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Re: GLBasic board game competition poll
« Reply #4 on: 2009-Nov-02 »
Ok I have decided. I am going to do a version of operation with a couple of added challenges.  Should be fun to code :)

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Re: GLBasic board game competition poll
« Reply #5 on: 2009-Nov-02 »
FutreCow - I'm doing Guess Who? too!

I've created a custom avatar creator, which should have billions of possible combinations so that you never see the exact same face twice. I've got a list for 400 names - 200 OF EACH GENDER.

I've just started adding game logic to it now that the avatar creation is nearly complete.
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Re: GLBasic board game competition poll
« Reply #6 on: 2009-Nov-02 »
Gaaaaaaaa! Has everyone had the same idea as me?  :rant: I've finished my face/character designer and am up to the game itself. The faces took me forever to draw which is extremely frustrating when other people have done the same thing.
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Unfortunately my drawing skills won't allow billions of possible combinations (far from it!) I've generally got about 6 different possibilities for each of the facial features (6 mens hairstyles, 6 womens hairstyles, 6 beards etc) - enough for a fair bit of randomness, but certainly not billions. The names were the easy bit, I found an easy way to pull in thousands quickly but stopped at a few hundred as I figure people would generally put their own names on them anyway.

I have a few game modes planned to add some variety, plus a feature I was hoping would give my version the edge (assuming everone hadn't thought of it too...  :S)

So the question now is, to forge ahead when there's already been so much work put in, or to start something new as there's not much point having lots of copies of the same game? Hmmm... Decisions, decisions...
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Re: GLBasic board game competition poll
« Reply #7 on: 2009-Nov-02 »
Multiple copies of the same game will inevitably vary - I say go for it. Your extra modes may make a big difference :)

As for billions of combinations, having six of each item will create hundreds of thousands of possibilities, so that's good too :)

Go on, you know you want to - it would be shame to throw away all that you have done so far.  Especially since it's a pretty good game.
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Re: GLBasic board game competition poll
« Reply #8 on: 2009-Nov-02 »
Alright, you've on! I challenge your billions of combinations against my handful of faces that look like a 6 year old drew them with their hands tied behind their back and their eyes shut!  =D

I just hope there's enough variety of games in the competition, it would be a shame to only have a couple of different ones (in various versions) entered.

I am looking forward to seeing your "Guess Who" to see how it differs to mine.

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Re: GLBasic board game competition poll
« Reply #9 on: 2009-Nov-03 »
Very nice. I one did a "guess who" game for the gp2x, where you need 2 devices. I just copied the original images, that's why I didn't post it anywhere. But it's a lot of fun to play on long journeys. Especially when you can't loose the cards and the "rebuild new game" is just a click.

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Re: GLBasic board game competition poll
« Reply #10 on: 2009-Nov-09 »
Could my included program be regarded as a valid board game ?

The idea is you click on an empty space on the board (or click on one of your own shapes to eventually expand it and affect the surrounding area)

Its losely based on an Amiga game called Atoms

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Re: GLBasic board game competition poll
« Reply #11 on: 2009-Nov-09 »
The game is rather nice. Very nice idea. Though, it's not really a boardgame, is it? I mean... can you find a board game version of it?

What do others think? The gameplay is: you set a stone, add one, add two but if you ad a 4th stone to a set of 3 on a tile, the sourounding 4 neighbours get one added, and the center tile is empty, right?

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Re: GLBasic board game competition poll
« Reply #12 on: 2009-Nov-09 »
Dont think there is a board game of it :)

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Re: GLBasic board game competition poll
« Reply #13 on: 2009-Nov-09 »
MrTaToad - You've got about 6 weeks to get the board game version into mass production so you qualify for the competition, you might be cutting it a bit fine... =D

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Re: GLBasic board game competition poll
« Reply #14 on: 2009-Nov-10 »
That'll be no problem - Parker Brothers are already on it :)