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Welcome to the DragonBox Coding competition - a competition aimed at OpenSource handhelds Pandora, GCW Zero, GPH Caanoo or GPH WIZ - but other systems can profit from it as well.


The competition will end on February 15th, 11:59pm, UST, so use the upcoming holidays to code, code and code :D/>


You can either upload your entry whereever you like and send us a link afterwards or use our own FTP Server.


We will give you details about the eMail and FTP Server end of January in this thread.


The entries should be included in a way that makes it as easily as possible for the user to play it (i.e., for the Pandora, create a PND, for the Caanoo, include the INI-Files, etc.)


We like to encourage OpenSource entries - but you can also participate if you don't want to release your sourcecode.


OpenSource entries will simply get a little bonus when they win :)/>


There are various categories each with its own prizes - you can enter as many entries you like in any of the categories.


The categories are:


* Application *


This can be any application you think might be useful.


A browser, Mediaplayer, PDA, Calculator, etc.


It can be port or something completely new.


It can also be a something like a port of a full OS distribution, ready to be installed on one or more of the above mentioned handhelds.


* Emulator *


This can be an improved version of an already existing emulator, a totally new emulator or a port of an existing emulator that didn't exist on any of the above mentioned handhelds yet.


* Original Game *


A game written by yourself (or a small team), either new or an improved version or port of a game you have written already.


* Ported Game *


A port of an already existing game that is either vastly improved from a previous port or didn't exist yet on any of the above mentioned handhelds.


Rules and guidelines:


1. It's totally fine if your entry has already been released for the system before December 1st, 2012, as long as your competition entry will be an improved version.


2. You can do public beta tests, if you like and get feedback to improve your entry until the deadline.


3. There's no need to include an annoying splash screen, but the competition logo has to be somewhere in the entry (corner of the title screen, credits screen, etc.) The competition logo will be made available later in this thread.


4. You have to include at least one compiled version that runs on one of the above mentioned handhelds. To make the game available to as many users as possible, it would be great if you could either release versions for as many systems as possible or release the sourcecode. In case you include your sourcecode and win a prize, you'll get a few bucks extra.


5. Judging will be done by selected members of the community and by the community itself (a poll here on the boards). The results of the selected jury and the community will be weighted 50/50 for the final result.


Here are the prizes:


1. A 200 EUR voucher for www.dragonbox.de (250 EUR if the source is released)


2. A 100 EUR voucher for www.dragonbox.de (150 EUR if the source is released)


3. A 64GB SDHC Card for www.dragonbox.de (+ 50 EUR voucher if the source is released)


Each category has these prizes (so that's 4x a 200 EUR voucher, 4x a 100 EUR voucher and 4x an SDHC Card).


Additionally, there will be community prize pots:


Community members can throw in money into the different categories as well.


The amount of money in these prize pots will be evenly shared.


Happy coding!


The Community Prize Pots


If you want to donate some money into a prize pot, please use PayPal to do so.


Send your amount to: donation@openpandora.org


IMPORTANT: When sending the money, include the category/categories in the comments field!


For example, you could donate 10 EUR into the pot with the following comment: "7 EUR for Original Game, 3 EUR for Ported Game"


I'll update the current prize pot amount weekly here in this thread.
 
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crow_riot

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get the ball rolling! hope i can participate with something - time is tight since the baby is here :)


thanks ED for making this and being sensitive with the rules
 

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Not sure if you're serious, so I apologise if this sounds condescending. gg = Good Game, hf = Have Fun, and gl = Good Luck; People often say it at the start of online games
Although it should be mentioned that "gg" is usually said at the end of the match, so I guess Linux-SWAT implies that this compo is over before it has started and he has basically already won ;P


Anyway, good luck to all entrants!
 

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Although it should be mentioned that "gg" is usually said at the end of the match, so I guess Linux-SWAT implies that this compo is over before it has started and he has basically already won ;P
No no !


Combined with hf and gl, it's also a way to hope for a good match between participant at the start of it.


Otherwise the combination would be meaningless !!!
 

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Maybe there should be a temporary subforum for the compo, in which the participants can introduce their entries (some have already done so, but of course those threads could be moved by the mods).
 

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Although it should be mentioned that "gg" is usually said at the end of the match, so I guess Linux-SWAT implies that this compo is over before it has started and he has basically already won ;P
No no !


Combined with hf and gl, it's also a way to hope for a good match between participant at the start of it.


Otherwise the combination would be meaningless !!!
No, that is incorrect. Maybe it is the saying in Starcraft, but in other games it is quite common to wish "good luck and have fun" before the match and comment "good game" afterwards.
 

pmprog

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Well, my attempts at getting Allegro 5 have failed. My planned network-game library project doesn't fall under any category.


I think I might finish up P01, my shoot 'em up engine, considering we never used it for the community game, and I never did anything else with it :)
 

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Might be worth adding the following rule:


"Members of the jury may enter the competition, but are not eligible for any of the prizes (if they win a prize, it will be passed on to the next place)."
 

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Matthias_H

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Freeware only, or are paid titles also allowed? (Not that I want to participate; the rules are just not clear about it)
 

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Ah, okay. Didn't want you feeling like you missed the party ;)
 
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