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Offline appel

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« Posted 2009-01-12 10:00:53 »

The contest will close midnight January 31st, that gives us just 19 days from today.

In all previous competitions the submission period was 3 months, but I decided to go with 2 months this time around, as I did not want to drag it out if participation was lacking.

Already we have surpassed last years competition in number of submitted games, 11 games submitted in last year's competition in the same time period (Dec 1st to Jan 12th), compared to 27 now.


So, the question is, do we want to extend the competition by 1 month, so 3 months in total? Or are we satisfied with the 2 month period?



Personally, I've been working on a couple of games, and it seems to drag out into eternity to finish Smiley I wouldn't mind having an extra month, just to be able to get more ideas and stuff. But I'll bow to the wishes of the community Smiley

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Offline kevglass

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2009-01-12 10:03:06 »

Extend, most people seem to be just getting going! Smiley

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Offline pjt33
« Reply #2 - Posted 2009-01-12 10:40:37 »

Pressure's good. Maybe an extension of a week in which new games can't be entered but people can fix last-minute bugs, but the reasons for shortening it in the first place seem sensible.

Also, "a couple of games"? Is that an implicit answer to my question a few threads down?
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Offline moogie

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2009-01-12 10:45:02 »

Perhaps we should leave due date as is... but shorten the period of the competition from annually to 6 monthly?
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« Reply #4 - Posted 2009-01-12 11:10:18 »

vote: extend!

I've yet to realy get started, and am currently stuck redecorating my room Undecided

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Offline SimonH
« Reply #5 - Posted 2009-01-12 12:34:16 »

Why not extend? This has been a fantastic year so far (I feel sorry for the judges!) and I'm sure there's more to come. I've a coupla ideas I'd like to try & 19 days is a bit short...

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Offline luisoft

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2009-01-12 14:57:31 »

Let's extend it.  Cheesy
Offline appel

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2009-01-12 17:15:30 »

Ok, I think the general sentiment is that we should extend it.

I'll announce it tomorrow.

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Offline Addictman

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« Reply #8 - Posted 2009-01-21 21:25:04 »

Great! I'm going to give it a go as well Smiley
Offline rdcarvallo

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« Reply #9 - Posted 2009-01-22 01:35:23 »

Extend please, I still have ideas to implement this year!!

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Offline appel

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« Reply #10 - Posted 2009-01-22 08:45:35 »

It's been extended!

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Offline Markus_Persson

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2009-01-22 10:20:48 »

Oops, then MEG4kMAN might take a bit longer to finish. I was going on "crap, it's getting close"-motivation. Wink

[edit:]
Then again, I might finally get around to doing Bre4king the Tower..

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Offline Addictman

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« Reply #12 - Posted 2009-01-22 19:31:20 »

My entry won't be megaman quality, but its nevertheless fun Smiley 1.8K so far, and playable. whee. Not very pleasing on the eye though...  Undecided
Offline zeroone
« Reply #13 - Posted 2009-02-18 15:34:22 »

We probably should have extended the contest until March 1st 11:59 PM to give us an extra full weekend as opposed to just Saturday February 28th.
Offline appel

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« Reply #14 - Posted 2009-02-19 23:10:46 »

We probably should have extended the contest until March 1st 11:59 PM to give us an extra full weekend as opposed to just Saturday February 28th.

If I don't see any objections to this idea, then it will be so.

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Offline zeroone
« Reply #15 - Posted 2009-02-24 16:05:50 »

Quote
If I don't see any objections to this idea, then it will be so.

Any final ruling on this?
Offline appel

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« Reply #16 - Posted 2009-02-25 12:52:28 »

Yup. We will do this. Entire March 1st.

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Offline StephR

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« Reply #17 - Posted 2009-02-25 18:09:26 »

Thanks a lot, this extension is most welcome to try to finish my project !

So now the time limit would be March 1st 11:59 PM, however which GMT is it ? Sorry for the dumb question but it may change a few things for the planning of my coming week-end !
Offline zeroone
« Reply #18 - Posted 2009-02-25 18:15:33 »

Can you update java4k.com with the time extension information?  Thanks.
Offline zeroone
« Reply #19 - Posted 2009-02-27 14:40:05 »

The rules on java4k.com have yet to be updated to reflect the extra day extension.
Offline StephR

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« Reply #20 - Posted 2009-02-27 21:38:55 »

Thanks for insisting on the site update, and thanks for updating. So I should be able to finish my game without spending a whole night on it !
Offline appel

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« Reply #21 - Posted 2009-02-28 22:37:36 »

I put up a news announcement on Java4k.com front page.

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