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  • 1st PGD Challenge: Simple Controller Extended!

    Worried about being able to finish your entry because you got the dates wrong in your head? Well fear not, because this is a competition meant to be "just for fun" we're extending the deadline no questions asked.

    We want to see what you've been creating with your own custom-made simple controller. So make sure you make use of this extra week and get your submission in by the 17th of July. This is the new deadline for the mini competition.

    Also don't forget to test the login for the FTP server prior to the final weekend to make sure you'll have no issues when it comes to uploading your final entry.


    FTP Login Information:

    Username: pgdcompetitor
    Password: ObjectPascal1
    Server Address: ftp.pascalgamer.com
    Port: 21


    Here are a few important links:

    • Read the rules here!
    • Post a thread about your entry or read others here.
    • Ask the judges your questions for clarification here.
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. chronozphere's Avatar
      chronozphere -
      Awesome, because I haven't been able to do anything yet.
    1. paul_nicholls's Avatar
      paul_nicholls -
      Well, I'm a happy camper

      cheers,
      Paul
    1. code_glitch's Avatar
      code_glitch -
      This is literally a life saver: If not for the extra time I would have to pur up with an atrocity of an architecure.... Now I can re-write and re-organize
    1. Ingemar's Avatar
      Ingemar -
      Now we just might be able to get some better models and graphics into the game!
    1. Julien_Nantes's Avatar
      Julien_Nantes -
      Oops, I just heard about this contest by Ingemar's message in the MacPascal list... Is it too late for me to enter? Two days to make a game seems a bit too short...

      Hello, btw! I just registered and this is my first message! (And Ingemar got a new referer )
    1. Julien_Nantes's Avatar
      Julien_Nantes -
      Hi! I just registered your website after I read about the game contest in Ingemar's messgae in the MacPascal mailing list.

      I'd love to join, but two days seems a bit short to make a game, doesn't it?
    1. WILL's Avatar
      WILL -
      Just a couple of days left! Good luck everyone.
    1. WILL's Avatar
      WILL -
      Quote Originally Posted by Julien_Nantes View Post
      Hi! I just registered your website after I read about the game contest in Ingemar's messgae in the MacPascal mailing list.

      I'd love to join, but two days seems a bit short to make a game, doesn't it?
      Hi and welcome to PGD!

      Well 2 days is a wee bit short, but if you can make something within 2 days --it's been done before-- (see here) then by all means feel free to try.
    1. paul_nicholls's Avatar
      paul_nicholls -
      So exactly how much time is left in the competition?

      It is Saturday 16th July, 8pm here in Australia at the moment

      cheers,
      Paul
    1. chronozphere's Avatar
      chronozphere -
      I'm officially out. Didn't have the time/motivation to actually get something working. I was too busy messing with my Linux server and making fun IRL. Not sure whether I will develop the game I originally wanted to do for the compo. It should be doable in a week or so.
    1. code_glitch's Avatar
      code_glitch -
      From my standpoint its 2 days of all nighters which is unlikely; as a test its a great one. I finally have a new architecture and real experience in multithreaded problems for the future but nothing I would want to submit...
    1. WILL's Avatar
      WILL -
      Well you technically have until midnight on the 17th, but I'm not looking closely at the clock. I may just wait until I get home Monday from work to shut off the FTP. Once they are scored I'll put them all back up with screenshots and everything where everyone can see and try them.
    1. Ingemar's Avatar
      Ingemar -
      OK, then "today" should work as guide in swedish time too.
    1. cairnswm's Avatar
      cairnswm -
      I worked quite hard on my game today - after 7 full days of not doing anything.

      The game works - however it seems a muti-level score is not saved - bug 1

      There are currently no high-score tables.
      Ther are no sound effects.
      (Both were planned and not completed in time)

      To quit the game select quit from the menu - there is no way of cancelling a puzzle while in the middle of it - except Alt-F4.

      Castle Of Thorns is currently Windows only - but will compile for any platform that has FreePascal, SDL and OpenGL - should be a straight compile for Linus and Mac. (but I dont have either so it stays Windows only)
    1. WILL's Avatar
      WILL -
      Submissions have been closed!

      Please see my message posted here.
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