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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:48 am 
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The 7DRL 2011 is just a few days away:

http://roguebasin.roguelikedevelopment. ... ntest_2011

For those not in the know, it's a competition to create a whole new game in 1 week. Generally games made from this are very limited in scope, but often they have unique and experimental features. A lot of really cool titles have come from this in the past.

Is anyone planning to do anything for the competition with the T-Engine? Would be a real shame if there wasn't, since ToME4 won the Roguelike of the Year award just a couple of months ago. Alas I don't know the engine well enough myself to use it, though I will be making a game in Free Pascal.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:42 pm 
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Actually something like the arena could count...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:31 pm 
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Yes, it definitely could. There's really no restriction on definition for the 7drl, but generally a very focussed scope is the most important element to success.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:42 pm 
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I'm considering trying this. Got another day(roughly) to think about it. I've got several quite gimmicky concepts in mind....

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:45 pm 
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I've decided to try and give the T-Engine a go for the competition. It will mean learning Lua from scratch and how to use the mostly undocumented Engine in a horribly brief period of time... but oh well. If after 2 days I make no serious headway then I'll scrap the idea and go back to making something in Free Pascal in the remaining time.

Not sure about game concept, I think I'll have to see how that evolves. Something post-apocalyptic would be nice, but probably more than I can handle. Traditionally all the games I've made are based around one-hit kills, with the challenge being in correct movement and placement and timing of skills. But I have no neat ideas for anything more on that front :(

Anyway, would be cool if there's some others struggling with the T-Engine at the same time as me. We could band together on IRC and curse DarkGod's lack of source commenting :D

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:33 pm 
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Grey wrote:
Anyway, would be cool if there's some others struggling with the T-Engine at the same time as me. We could band together on IRC and curse DarkGod's lack of source commenting :D


You should document your frustrations so we know what to add documentation to. Documentation isn't the most fun thing to do, but I have already added some and wouldn't mind adding more if there were specific things to improve. Good luck!!

EDIT: Oh, and I would be joining you if it weren't for RL obligations... others please do join!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:52 pm 
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These are RL obligations! ...Oh, you don't mean "roguelike" :P

I have decided on an idea that I shall try, and it shall be called "Doomsday" or "Mineshaft Gap" (probably the latter, since I'll likely pack a few Strangelove references in). Basically explore old mines killing evil Ruskies and mutated horror things after the world has gone to hell. If I have time I'll pack in a real story.

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