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  Are you going to participate in the Java4K 2009 competition?  (Read 11438 times)
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Offline appel

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« Posted 2008-11-20 13:00:44 »

It will start Dec 1st and span Dec and Jan.

 Grin

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Offline Addictman

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2008-11-20 13:11:48 »

I have a broken wrist, so it depends on how well it heals! But I'll definitely try for it if I feel up to it Smiley Nothing like a healthy competition.
Offline Morre

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2008-11-20 14:46:25 »

You know I want to. It's always an issue of time, though. Smiley

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Offline Markus_Persson

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2008-11-20 15:47:58 »

Yes, absolutely!

And I'm claiming the name "Left4kDead"

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Offline princec

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2008-11-20 16:10:30 »

I wonder what can be achieved in 4k of JavaFX script?

Cas Smiley

Offline TheAnalogKid

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2008-11-20 17:00:42 »

You know I want to. It's always an issue of time, though. Smiley
Same thing for me.

Offline TheAnalogKid

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2008-11-20 17:02:01 »

I wonder what can be achieved in 4k of JavaFX script?

Cas Smiley
That's a really interesting question indeed!

Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2008-11-20 18:03:03 »

Yeah, you bet! Retro Remakes ends on Dec 6th, though, so I'll be busy until the 7th.

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Offline Riven
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« Reply #8 - Posted 2008-11-20 18:13:01 »

A very long time ago (a few years actually) I just about submitted Poker4K, as it wasn't quite playable, really.

So, long time no siege with you guys. I'm ready for some competition!



Gotta fire up my creative neuron Huh

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Offline CaptainJester

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« Reply #9 - Posted 2008-11-20 19:25:02 »

Yes.  Already have one entry ready.

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Offline Ranger
« Reply #10 - Posted 2008-11-20 20:23:01 »

Have my entry ready too!  Just (another) little car game.  Smiley
Offline moogie

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2008-11-20 20:53:22 »

My goal for the last couple of competitions was to make a fast raytraced game to fit in 4k... I have not yet been successful... perhaps from the ashes of my last attempts I can make one this year Smiley  I have a few new ideas which may help me achieve the speed necessary (my PC is quite old now athlon XP2800) and to be able to fit a game in the remaining bytes Tongue
Offline Morre

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« Reply #12 - Posted 2008-11-20 22:22:41 »

Markus: I hate you! I'd already gotten started on working with ideas for "Left 4 Kay".

On a side note, I'm working on a 4k version of mine and Laundon's Polybombs project, but I've not gotten very far - I might not finish it. It's a gravity battler with destructible terrain - think liero.

Offline EnderGT

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« Reply #13 - Posted 2008-11-20 23:39:32 »

A very long time ago (a few years actually) I just about submitted Poker4K, as it wasn't quite playable, really.
Really? Because I'm working on a poker game as well... still don't know if it'll fit into 4k, but I'm debugging now.

So yeah, if it fits into 4K, it will definitely be submitted. And if I can think of anything else to implement (and if I can get it done), I'll submit those too.
Offline Riven
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« Reply #14 - Posted 2008-11-21 00:10:16 »

[size=2px]http://www.songprojector.com/static/A.java
http://www.songprojector.com/static/p4k_3.png[/size]

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Offline EnderGT

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« Reply #15 - Posted 2008-11-21 00:30:06 »

[size=2px]http://www.songprojector.com/static/A.java
http://www.songprojector.com/static/p4k_3.png[/size]

Definitely much better graphics than mine will have, but there's sufficient difference no one could mistake the two.
Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #16 - Posted 2008-11-21 05:03:27 »

PS are there resources linking to the best ways to compress your game?

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Offline Ranger
« Reply #17 - Posted 2008-11-21 06:53:43 »

PS are there resources linking to the best ways to compress your game?

I used the info from here: http://wiki.java.net/bin/view/Games/4KGamesDesign
Offline tom
« Reply #18 - Posted 2008-11-21 09:06:44 »

Someone should make Portals clone this year. Would make great 4k game.

Offline Swattkidd7

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« Reply #19 - Posted 2008-11-21 09:27:57 »

I have never participated, and am not sure if I will (as im borderline of being skilled enough to compete) but some people say they have their entry ready, I dont understand how that works, if the competition spans from dec to jan, does your game have to be made from there? (im sure its in the rules somewhere) but what stops someone from working on a game for an entire year and blowing the competition out of the water? (besides time, and caring enough to do that Cheesy)
Offline appel

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« Reply #20 - Posted 2008-11-21 09:53:54 »

I have never participated, and am not sure if I will (as im borderline of being skilled enough to compete) but some people say they have their entry ready, I dont understand how that works, if the competition spans from dec to jan, does your game have to be made from there? (im sure its in the rules somewhere) but what stops someone from working on a game for an entire year and blowing the competition out of the water? (besides time, and caring enough to do that Cheesy)

No way for anyone to know when you coded your game. Submission period is from Dec-Jan. You can theoretically code your game any time.

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Offline Abuse

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« Reply #21 - Posted 2008-11-21 11:09:14 »

Someone should make Portals clone this year. Would make great 4k game.

I assume you are suggesting a clone of the 2D portals flash game? as I think fitting a full 3d shooter + portal support is asking abit much of 4kb  Shocked
Though I suppose portal support in a ray caster might actually be quite easy....

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Offline tom
« Reply #22 - Posted 2008-11-21 12:29:53 »

Yes I was thinking about the 2D flash game. Should be doable in 4k.

Offline CaptainJester

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« Reply #23 - Posted 2008-11-21 13:53:12 »

I have never participated, and am not sure if I will (as im borderline of being skilled enough to compete) but some people say they have their entry ready, I dont understand how that works, if the competition spans from dec to jan, does your game have to be made from there? (im sure its in the rules somewhere) but what stops someone from working on a game for an entire year and blowing the competition out of the water? (besides time, and caring enough to do that Cheesy)
Don't worry about your experience.  Just participate.  It is fun and you will learn a lot.  Someone linked to the 4K help site that gives you suggestions on how to start.

Offline moogie

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« Reply #24 - Posted 2008-11-21 20:36:48 »

Someone should make Portals clone this year. Would make great 4k game.

I have thought about doing a portal clone for 4k... however it will be very difficult to get level designs and the game engine in under 4k.
Offline moogie

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« Reply #25 - Posted 2008-11-21 20:53:20 »

PS are there resources linking to the best ways to compress your game?

I have made a tool in previous competitions to output the smallest jar from different obsfucators and zip programs.

see http://www.java-gaming.org/topics/4kjo-4k-java-optimiser-version-3-released/18085/view.html

description and command line options here http://www.java-gaming.org/topics/4kjo-four-kilobyte-game-jar-optimiser/15497/view.html
Offline Ranger
« Reply #26 - Posted 2008-11-21 21:58:57 »

I have made a tool in previous competitions to output the smallest jar from different obsfucators and zip programs.

see http://www.java-gaming.org/topics/4kjo-4k-java-optimiser-version-3-released/18085/view.html

description and command line options here http://www.java-gaming.org/topics/4kjo-four-kilobyte-game-jar-optimiser/15497/view.html

Thanks Moogie!  I just used your tool and it saved me 190 bytes over just using kzip and proguard!  Brilliant!  (...and I thought I'd finished!  Grin)
Offline c_lilian

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« Reply #27 - Posted 2008-11-22 07:53:43 »

I'm not sure to join yet, but this contest is addictive... 

So may be if I have enough spare time I'll try and propose a kind of old style vertical  SMUP


Lilian Smiley

Offline Morre

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« Reply #28 - Posted 2008-11-22 12:38:57 »

A very long time ago (a few years actually) I just about submitted Poker4K, as it wasn't quite playable, really.

Ah, I remember that one. It's beautiful! Smiley

Offline EnderGT

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« Reply #29 - Posted 2008-11-22 16:25:14 »

Someone should make Portals clone this year. Would make great 4k game.
A 2D Portal-like game was one of my ideas, if no one else tries it, I might.
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