Hey, this is my first post to this website but I thought I'd register my interest in this contest here just so you guys know I exist
I'm Chris Winward, a 17 year old student (doing Pascal at school, an older version of one of my games was actually featured here in this article) and I've been working on a mini arcade game called Knight Fever for this competition.
Moderately not-so-long story short, you're a knight, and your world has been overrun by monsters and whatnot. Naturally, you answer the valiant call of the brave, and take it upon yourself to find the biggest freakin sword you can, and lop the heads off of your otherworldly adversaries. As well as head-lopping abilities, it also grants you the power to stomp on your enemies' heads from above, and shoot walls of fire from your fingertips.
The graphics are still in their early form (ie I scrawled away in photoshop for as little time as possible for each sprite), I have a team-member working on graphics and another has written some music for the game, so the presentation quality should be at a good standard a little further down the line.
It's written in my own engine, utilising SDL as a springboard to access OpenGL functions to draw it all, as well as SDL for all the music and key input. I'll release the source code along with the game if anybody wants to poke through it, but I'm sure the rest of you more experienced programmers won't find much new in there.
I haven't had anywhere near as much time as I'd have liked to have had to make this game so far (there's a lot of projects and work currently at school weighing me down) but I'm happy with what I have so far.
Thanks for the opportunity for the contest, and I'll be sure to update you as I go along