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Offline kevglass

JGO Kernel


Medals: 159
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Coder, Trainee Pixel Artist, Game Reviewer


« Posted 2006-09-26 20:54:01 »

The first thread:

First Year Thread (You'll have to click the October link)

The second year thread:

http://forum.java.sun.com/thread.jspa?threadID=471050&start=0&tstart=0

And the third:

http://forum.java.sun.com/thread.jspa?threadID=579342

At which point it mostly migrated here.

When did you first enter? Are you going to have a go this year?

4Kev

Offline kappa
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« Reply #1 - Posted 2006-09-26 21:02:21 »

First time i entered was last year (2006 for the record, if your reading this many years from now Smiley ), will enter this year if i get some good idea's Smiley

Writing 4k games is most enjoyable, you get to learn alot about how the jvm works internally.
Offline EnderGT

Junior Member





« Reply #2 - Posted 2006-09-26 21:04:40 »


When did you first enter?


2006


Are you going to have a go this year?


yes, possibly several goes, we'll have to see how it...  goes. Unfortunately, I'm not all that good at creating new games (a la Miners), so it/they will probably all be clones of existing games.

Duff
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Offline jbanes

JGO Coder


Projects: 1


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« Reply #3 - Posted 2006-09-26 21:07:28 »

When did you first enter?
First year. Abuse kicked my butt. Wink

Quote
Are you going to have a go this year?
Always do.

BTW, you guys can help record the legacy of the contest:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_4K_Game_Programming_Contest


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Offline g666

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2006-09-26 21:08:36 »

i first entered last yr, planning on entering this year too. Smiley

desperately seeking sanity
Offline rdcarvallo

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2D Java games forever!


« Reply #5 - Posted 2006-09-26 22:09:40 »

Hi,

My first entry was in Year 2 (2004)
I'm running low on fresh ideas, but I'll try to get more than one entry this year (one clon and one original)

   Rafael.-
Offline oNyx

JGO Coder


Medals: 2


pixels! :x


« Reply #6 - Posted 2006-09-26 22:17:53 »

First... almost... dragged it (jm4k) out till the 3rd. Man... that was *so* frustrating. And then I got kicked in the nuts for FSM and midi. Heh. Smiley

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Offline Anon666

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2006-09-26 23:20:46 »

Was there from the beginning - 3rd post, 3rd post, and 2nd post in each years Thread =)

Only competed in the 1st & 2nd years though - maybe i'll make a return this year!
Have so many ideas.... just need the time (and conviction) to see them through.
I wish programming wasn't my job - I'd enjoy these competitions so much more! =/
Offline f.l.x

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there is no place like 127.0.0.1


« Reply #8 - Posted 2006-09-27 08:26:32 »

I entered on the last contest (2005-2006), i could have entered a year before, but i was a newcomer and thought as abuse on the fisrt year
Quote from: First year board
Author: Abuse
In Reply To: Re: 4k game programming contest    Aug 29, 2002 12:49 AM 
Reply 2 of 335
   
you won't get much in 4k of java Tongue

And i'm in this year too!

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Offline c_lilian

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Java games will probably rock someday...


« Reply #9 - Posted 2006-09-27 09:07:10 »

started 2 years ago with bubble racer , but skipped last year.

I might have a go this year if I can find time, but i'm spending most of it on finishing Jack Flowers right now, which has a higher priority...

Lilian Smiley

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Offline Markus_Persson

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Mojang Specifications


« Reply #10 - Posted 2006-09-27 14:24:38 »

Started two years ago. This competition is great fun, despite being a bit iffy judging wise. Wink
But, like many others (I suspect), I'm not it in it for the proverbial money. Cheesy

Play Minecraft!
Offline Morre

JGO Knight


Medals: 2
Projects: 10


I'm Dragonene on IRC.


« Reply #11 - Posted 2006-09-30 23:32:40 »

Have been participating year three and last year, and of course I'm here this year as well Smiley

Offline appel

JGO Wizard


Medals: 50
Projects: 4


I always win!


« Reply #12 - Posted 2006-10-08 04:48:20 »

I wonder, why 4K? Why not 5K? Or 3K? Or 6K? etc.

Is it because it's a n^2 ? Or did someone just have an idea, and decided for no reason to have it limited to 4K? Or is some more scientific basis for this number, like research into what humanly can be acheived in small code, logic, graphics etc.?

Check out the 4K competition @ www.java4k.com
Check out GAMADU (my own site) @ http://gamadu.com/
Offline woogley
« Reply #13 - Posted 2006-10-08 06:40:24 »

on a common NTFS disk, 4096 bytes is allocated, even if you dont use all 4096 bytes in that sector. if you're on XP, go create a text file, put a few letters in. then look at the properties. size is probably 10 bytes or whatever, but "size on disk" is 4096 bytes Tongue

so in an effort to save disk space, we use 4K. if we used 5k, we'd be taking 8192bytes (8kb) on the disk. that just can't be!! Smiley

(note: this is satire. it is actually possible during format to change the allocation unit size to 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16K, 32K, or 64K)
Offline Markus_Persson

JGO Wizard


Medals: 14
Projects: 19


Mojang Specifications


« Reply #14 - Posted 2006-10-08 09:19:17 »

Why any other size?

Play Minecraft!
Offline Son Of Cain

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« Reply #15 - Posted 2006-10-09 11:02:00 »

Limiting yourself to 4K is very challenging, and I like that! Cheesy Don't know if the size was choosen upon a meaningful reason, though.

Btw, this is my first year, and I hope to be able to deliver something playable in 4k :p
Offline Anigagan

Junior Newbie





« Reply #16 - Posted 2006-10-30 03:21:02 »

I heard of this 4k contest 2 years ago.

Don't know how it works, but I feel ready to give it a try for the first time this year.
Offline mlk

Junior Member




Muppet!


« Reply #17 - Posted 2006-11-30 12:24:11 »

When did you first enter? Are you going to have a go this year?
the second I think. Wink

EDIT: Nope, the first, I judged the second.

Offline mlk

Junior Member




Muppet!


« Reply #18 - Posted 2006-11-30 12:43:42 »

When did you first enter?
First year. Abuse kicked my butt. Wink

Quote
Are you going to have a go this year?
Always do.

BTW, you guys can help record the legacy of the contest:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_4K_Game_Programming_Contest


I'm on Wiki, I'm famous! Wink

Offline stephencarmody

Senior Newbie




Java games rock!


« Reply #19 - Posted 2006-12-01 03:56:19 »

I'd like to participate, but my fear is I won't be
able to create anything I'd be happy with in 4k.

I almost entered for the first time last year, but
my laptop had a coming together with my g/f's
glass of water and sadly all my 4K code went
down with it :-(

I thought at the time "oh well, this gives me a
whole year to improve on my game after starting
from scratch". But after averaging two hours a
week on the thing for ten months, all I've got to
show for it is a random racing track generator.

Its sits at around 20K, and its not even an
interactive playable game yet. To fit into 4K i'd
have to throw out all the nice SimplexNoise and
Catmull-Rom Spline code. But by then it wouldn't
be able to generate random racing tracks
anymore.

Oh the pain!






Offline Morre

JGO Knight


Medals: 2
Projects: 10


I'm Dragonene on IRC.


« Reply #20 - Posted 2006-12-01 11:44:02 »

Please do participate. All of my games are mostly nonsense, but hey, the more the merrier Smiley
I'd love to see new participants as well as the old ones. Also, lack of time for several people could turn this into a contest with too few participants, and we wouldn't want that Sad

I'm not in charge here, but from my experience as a contestant (entering my third year now), any game's welcome (as long as it follows the rules, of course). Cheesy

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