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digitalmars.D.announce - Game Programming Contest

reply Mike Parker <aldacron71 yahoo.com> writes:
GameDev.net often hosts game programming contests. They have just 
announced the latest one:

http://www.gamedev.net/community/contest/4e4/

Prizes have yet to be announces, but they've got some great sponsors 
lined up, including ATI and Charles River Media (publishers of the Game 
Programming Gems series, AI Wisdom series, and many more game dev books).

I know there are some around here who have been interested in using D 
for game stuff. Since we have bindings for OpenGL, SDL, OpenAL, and even 
DirectX floating around out there, I think this would be a good 
opportunity to showcase D a little bit. Most of the GDNet members are 
hobbyists (many teenagers), but there are a good many professional 
programmers there also (and not just from the game industry). It would 
be nice to see a few D entries in the mix. I'll be submitting one.

And just to get the message across, a 'Powered by D' logo (including the 
addie to the webpage) would be a nifty splash screen for the D entries. 
That would require someone to create one, and for those entering to use it.

Just thought I'd pass this on.
Jun 05 2005
next sibling parent reply "Walter" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"Mike Parker" <aldacron71 yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:d80r42$2oq6$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 It would
 be nice to see a few D entries in the mix. I'll be submitting one.

It's really great that you're doing that. Keep us posted.
 And just to get the message across, a 'Powered by D' logo (including the
 addie to the webpage) would be a nifty splash screen for the D entries.
 That would require someone to create one, and for those entering to use

Yes, that is a good idea. I stink at using paint programs. Anyone else?
Jun 05 2005
next sibling parent reply Chris Sauls <ibisbasenji gmail.com> writes:
Walter wrote:
 "Mike Parker" <aldacron71 yahoo.com> wrote in message
 news:d80r42$2oq6$1 digitaldaemon.com...
And just to get the message across, a 'Powered by D' logo (including the
addie to the webpage) would be a nifty splash screen for the D entries.

Yes, that is a good idea. I stink at using paint programs. Anyone else?

Well here's something I cooked up just now. Its in 640x480 but I could just as easily make it available in 800x600 or 1024x768. http://www.codemeu.com/~pontiff/images/gallery/programming/d_splash_1.bmp -- Chris Sauls
Jun 06 2005
next sibling parent reply "Kris" <fu bar.com> writes:
Nice!

"Chris Sauls" <ibisbasenji gmail.com> wrote in message
news:d825kc$p6c$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Walter wrote:
 "Mike Parker" <aldacron71 yahoo.com> wrote in message
 news:d80r42$2oq6$1 digitaldaemon.com...
And just to get the message across, a 'Powered by D' logo (including the
addie to the webpage) would be a nifty splash screen for the D entries.

Yes, that is a good idea. I stink at using paint programs. Anyone else?

Well here's something I cooked up just now. Its in 640x480 but I could just as easily make it available in 800x600 or 1024x768. http://www.codemeu.com/~pontiff/images/gallery/programming/d_splash_1.bmp -- Chris Sauls

Jun 06 2005
parent reply Trevor Parscal <trevorparscal hotmail.com> writes:
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I made this for kicks... Eh, maybe someone might like it. :)

-- 
Thanks,
Trevor Parscal
www.trevorparscal.com
trevorparscal hotmail.com
Jun 06 2005
next sibling parent Tom S <h3r3tic remove.mat.uni.torun.pl> writes:
Trevor Parscal wrote:

 I made this for kicks... Eh, maybe someone might like it. :)
 
 
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Wow *I* like it :-D -- Tomasz Stachowiak /+ a.k.a. h3r3tic +/
Jun 06 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent Hasan Aljudy <hasan.aljudy gmail.com> writes:
Trevor Parscal wrote:
 I made this for kicks... Eh, maybe someone might like it. :)
 

Dude, I like your art. You better make something good for teh site ;) (You're working on it, right?)
Jun 06 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent "Charlie" <charles jwavro.com> writes:
Very nice.  I look forward to what you can do for digitalmars :).

Charlie


"Trevor Parscal" <trevorparscal hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:d829eb$s16$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 I made this for kicks... Eh, maybe someone might like it. :)

 --
 Thanks,
 Trevor Parscal
 www.trevorparscal.com
 trevorparscal hotmail.com

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Jun 06 2005
prev sibling parent "Andrew Fedoniouk" <news terrainformatica.com> writes:
Cool, I like it!
And this red is definetely better than standard RGB(0xFF,0,0).

Not sure about background though.
Dark top / light bottom has stable
assosiation with night or dusk.
Which in most cultures has not so optimistic meaning.

Andrew.


"Trevor Parscal" <trevorparscal hotmail.com> wrote in message 
news:d829eb$s16$1 digitaldaemon.com...
I made this for kicks... Eh, maybe someone might like it. :)

 -- 
 Thanks,
 Trevor Parscal
 www.trevorparscal.com
 trevorparscal hotmail.com

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Jun 07 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent Russ Lewis <spamhole-2001-07-16 deming-os.org> writes:
Chris Sauls wrote:
 Walter wrote:
 
 "Mike Parker" <aldacron71 yahoo.com> wrote in message
 news:d80r42$2oq6$1 digitaldaemon.com...

 And just to get the message across, a 'Powered by D' logo (including the
 addie to the webpage) would be a nifty splash screen for the D entries.

Yes, that is a good idea. I stink at using paint programs. Anyone else?

Well here's something I cooked up just now. Its in 640x480 but I could just as easily make it available in 800x600 or 1024x768. http://www.codemeu.com/~pontiff/images/gallery/programming/d_splash_1.bmp -- Chris Sauls

Another idea: A simple message "Programmed in D" in a pretty simple font, with lots of D code (particularly array usage, delegates, etc.) in light gray on the background? Something that would attract programmers, and introduce them to the cool things about the language...
Jun 06 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent "Jarrett Billingsley" <kb3ctd2 yahoo.com> writes:
"Chris Sauls" <ibisbasenji gmail.com> wrote in message 
news:d825kc$p6c$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Walter wrote:
 "Mike Parker" <aldacron71 yahoo.com> wrote in message
 news:d80r42$2oq6$1 digitaldaemon.com...
And just to get the message across, a 'Powered by D' logo (including the
addie to the webpage) would be a nifty splash screen for the D entries.

Yes, that is a good idea. I stink at using paint programs. Anyone else?

Well here's something I cooked up just now. Its in 640x480 but I could just as easily make it available in 800x600 or 1024x768. http://www.codemeu.com/~pontiff/images/gallery/programming/d_splash_1.bmp

OK, who puts a BMP on the internet? Really now! Not everyone has DSL.. :( Anyway, I like it. Could use a little more color, but it looks kind of.. "royal" with the silver-on-maroon color scheme.
Jun 06 2005
prev sibling parent "Charlie" <charles jwavro.com> writes:
Nice!
"Chris Sauls" <ibisbasenji gmail.com> wrote in message
news:d825kc$p6c$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Walter wrote:
 "Mike Parker" <aldacron71 yahoo.com> wrote in message
 news:d80r42$2oq6$1 digitaldaemon.com...
And just to get the message across, a 'Powered by D' logo (including the
addie to the webpage) would be a nifty splash screen for the D entries.

Yes, that is a good idea. I stink at using paint programs. Anyone else?

Well here's something I cooked up just now. Its in 640x480 but I could just as easily make it available in 800x600 or 1024x768. http://www.codemeu.com/~pontiff/images/gallery/programming/d_splash_1.bmp -- Chris Sauls

Jun 06 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent Tom S <h3r3tic remove.mat.uni.torun.pl> writes:
Walter wrote:
And just to get the message across, a 'Powered by D' logo (including the
addie to the webpage) would be a nifty splash screen for the D entries.
That would require someone to create one, and for those entering to use

it. Yes, that is a good idea. I stink at using paint programs. Anyone else?

Yeah, I stink at it too... <warning type="programmer art"> http://codeinsane.info/viewImg.spy?img=misc/poweredByD.jpg </warning> -- Tomasz Stachowiak /+ a.k.a. h3r3tic +/
Jun 06 2005
prev sibling parent David L. Davis <SpottedTiger yahoo.com> writes:
In article <d80rpu$2p85$2 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter says...
"Mike Parker" <aldacron71 yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:d80r42$2oq6$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 It would
 be nice to see a few D entries in the mix. I'll be submitting one.

It's really great that you're doing that. Keep us posted.
 And just to get the message across, a 'Powered by D' logo (including the
 addie to the webpage) would be a nifty splash screen for the D entries.
 That would require someone to create one, and for those entering to use

Yes, that is a good idea. I stink at using paint programs. Anyone else?

I've added a new banner "empowered by Mars D" which if made smaller could be used as a logo. Banner Page: http://spottedtiger.tripod.com/D_Language/D_Banners_XP.html David L. ------------------------------------------------------------------- "Dare to reach for the Stars...Dare to Dream, Build, and Achieve!" ------------------------------------------------------------------- MKoD: http://spottedtiger.tripod.com/D_Language/D_Main_XP.html
Jun 06 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent clayasaurus <clayasaurus gmail.com> writes:
Mike Parker wrote:
 GameDev.net often hosts game programming contests. They have just 
 announced the latest one:
 
 http://www.gamedev.net/community/contest/4e4/
 
 Prizes have yet to be announces, but they've got some great sponsors 
 lined up, including ATI and Charles River Media (publishers of the Game 
 Programming Gems series, AI Wisdom series, and many more game dev books).
 
 I know there are some around here who have been interested in using D 
 for game stuff. Since we have bindings for OpenGL, SDL, OpenAL, and even 
 DirectX floating around out there, I think this would be a good 
 opportunity to showcase D a little bit. Most of the GDNet members are 
 hobbyists (many teenagers), but there are a good many professional 
 programmers there also (and not just from the game industry). It would 
 be nice to see a few D entries in the mix. I'll be submitting one.
 
 And just to get the message across, a 'Powered by D' logo (including the 
 addie to the webpage) would be a nifty splash screen for the D entries. 
 That would require someone to create one, and for those entering to use it.
 
 Just thought I'd pass this on.

I'll submit something, if I get it done in time. : )
Jun 06 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent "Jarrett Billingsley" <kb3ctd2 yahoo.com> writes:
"Mike Parker" <aldacron71 yahoo.com> wrote in message 
news:d80r42$2oq6$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 GameDev.net often hosts game programming contests. They have just 
 announced the latest one:

 http://www.gamedev.net/community/contest/4e4/

 Prizes have yet to be announces, but they've got some great sponsors lined 
 up, including ATI and Charles River Media (publishers of the Game 
 Programming Gems series, AI Wisdom series, and many more game dev books).

 I know there are some around here who have been interested in using D for 
 game stuff. Since we have bindings for OpenGL, SDL, OpenAL, and even 
 DirectX floating around out there, I think this would be a good 
 opportunity to showcase D a little bit. Most of the GDNet members are 
 hobbyists (many teenagers), but there are a good many professional 
 programmers there also (and not just from the game industry). It would be 
 nice to see a few D entries in the mix. I'll be submitting one.

 And just to get the message across, a 'Powered by D' logo (including the 
 addie to the webpage) would be a nifty splash screen for the D entries. 
 That would require someone to create one, and for those entering to use 
 it.

 Just thought I'd pass this on.

Ooh. Development on nonagon is going to have to be kicked up a notch ;) So I can make a game by the end of October. I'm in the process of getting animated models to work; then I can put in sound and have a basic little engine to use. I'm a kind of mediocre artist, but I can make simple stuff..
Jun 06 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent J C Calvarese<technocrat7 gmail.com> writes:
In article <d80r42$2oq6$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Mike Parker says...

And just to get the message across, a 'Powered by D' logo (including the 
addie to the webpage) would be a nifty splash screen for the D entries. 
That would require someone to create one, and for those entering to use it.

Just thought I'd pass this on.

I really like the other images that have been posted here, but I'll throw one into the mix, too. If anyone wants it, I can also provide my Inkscape .SVG file from which I exported it. jcc7
Jun 06 2005
prev sibling parent reply "Andrew Fedoniouk" <news terrainformatica.com> writes:
"Mike Parker" <aldacron71 yahoo.com> wrote in message 
news:d80r42$2oq6$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 GameDev.net often hosts game programming contests. They have just
 announced the latest one:

 http://www.gamedev.net/community/contest/4e4/

 Prizes have yet to be announces, but they've got some great sponsors
 lined up, including ATI and Charles River Media (publishers of the Game
 Programming Gems series, AI Wisdom series, and many more game dev books).

 I know there are some around here who have been interested in using D
 for game stuff. Since we have bindings for OpenGL, SDL, OpenAL, and even
 DirectX floating around out there, I think this would be a good
 opportunity to showcase D a little bit. Most of the GDNet members are
 hobbyists (many teenagers), but there are a good many professional
 programmers there also (and not just from the game industry). It would
 be nice to see a few D entries in the mix. I'll be submitting one.

 And just to get the message across, a 'Powered by D' logo (including the
 addie to the webpage) would be a nifty splash screen for the D entries.
 That would require someone to create one, and for those entering to use 
 it.

Should be some "cool shtuff" i guess? My version of D-Bomb is attached.
 Just thought I'd pass this on. 

Jun 07 2005
parent reply John Reimer <brk_6502 yahoo.com> writes:
Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:

 
 Should be some "cool shtuff" i guess?
 My version of D-Bomb is attached.
 
 

Heh... as nice as that bomb is, I don't know if that's good publicity! Seg faults... Access violations are still all too real. ;-) -JJR
Jun 07 2005
parent "Andrew Fedoniouk" <news terrainformatica.com> writes:
"John Reimer" <brk_6502 yahoo.com> wrote in message 
news:d83klf$1u1h$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:

 Should be some "cool shtuff" i guess?
 My version of D-Bomb is attached.

Heh... as nice as that bomb is, I don't know if that's good publicity! Seg faults... Access violations are still all too real. ;-)

:) That was too :) Anyone can use http://www.terrainformatica.com/harmonia/drocket.htm then or its variations.
Jun 07 2005