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Question: Which TIGS competition should be next?
Abstract Real Life - 11 (0.7%)
Giant Naked Men - 34 (2.2%)
Plot-Gameplay Mash-Up Comp - 7 (0.5%)
Random Google Image - 9 (0.6%)
Sprite hack, a two stage competition. - 17 (1.1%)
Courier Woo! - 4 (0.3%)
Games based on webcomics. - 6 (0.4%)
Drunk-friendly games - 9 (0.6%)
2D game Intro Competition - 5 (0.3%)
Match 3 me baby. - 1 (0.1%)
Cooperate with oneself!? - 12 (0.8%)
"The Life and Times of L Ron Hubbard, and his Not-a-cult" - 6 (0.4%)
A Fables compo - 12 (0.8%)
ASCII versions of stuff you wouldn't expect to see in ASCII. - 15 (1%)
Someone makes a piece of music and everyone has to use that music in their game. - 6 (0.4%)
Blind cooperation contest. - 8 (0.5%)
"Rhythm game" compo - 8 (0.5%)
Movie-based game compo - 12 (0.8%)
A competition that is about games where music plays an important role - 9 (0.6%)
A 'games for your wife' competition? - 4 (0.3%)
A 'games for your sweetie' competition - 12 (0.8%)
Games for a charity compo - 5 (0.3%)
Platformer extravaganza - 25 (1.6%)
Game based on your favorite song - 22 (1.4%)
Educational Software Compo - 10 (0.7%)
Real Life Graphics Compo - 14 (0.9%)
Rejected by Nintendo - 28 (1.8%)
Compo Mash-Up Compo - 5 (0.3%)
Commonplace Book Compo - 10 (0.7%)
Nudity in Videogames - 15 (1%)
Mobile Audiosurf Squad - 3 (0.2%)
Banner Games - 10 (0.7%)
Remake from an Ad - 9 (0.6%)
Multiplayer on One Keyboard - 19 (1.2%)
Interpret a Phrase - 7 (0.5%)
Obsessive Compo - 10 (0.7%)
One Sentence at a Time - 0 (0%)
Boxart - 12 (0.8%)
Invincibility - 22 (1.4%)
Vs. Compo - 2 (0.1%)
IMAGINATION!! - 17 (1.1%)
Book Compo - 5 (0.3%)
Text Demake - 4 (0.3%)
Very Hard Games - 19 (1.2%)
METACOMPO - 8 (0.5%)
Keyword METACOMPO - 5 (0.3%)
One Button Game - 9 (0.6%)
Least Generic Mascot - 5 (0.3%)
Minigame Collection Compo - 9 (0.6%)
Every Button Game - 7 (0.5%)
Acronym Compo - 3 (0.2%)
Bizarre Shmup Competition - 12 (0.8%)
Emoticons Compo - 5 (0.3%)
Story Innovation Competition - 17 (1.1%)
Sports Games - 4 (0.3%)
Non-Violent Compo - 21 (1.4%)
Tigs Compo Collab - 8 (0.5%)
Board Games - 8 (0.5%)
Creative Design - 11 (0.7%)
Moral/Legal Compo - 8 (0.5%)
Non-scrolling - 9 (0.6%)
Textless Compo - 14 (0.9%)
Choices - 7 (0.5%)
Dogma 2001 Competition - 3 (0.2%)
Missing Element - 6 (0.4%)
AI Competition - 13 (0.9%)
Co-Op Games - 19 (1.2%)
Multiplayer Compo - 9 (0.6%)
Not A Useless Compo - 1 (0.1%)
Scale Compo - 8 (0.5%)
Biblical/Religiously Themed Compo - 11 (0.7%)
Implications: - 1 (0.1%)
Seven Levels - 11 (0.7%)
The Other Side - 6 (0.4%)
Autobiographic games - 9 (0.6%)
Palindromic games - 4 (0.3%)
10x10 pixels games - 17 (1.1%)
N+7 games - 2 (0.1%)
Dreamgames - 7 (0.5%)
Roguelikes Compo - 13 (0.9%)
Mouse-Only Games - 9 (0.6%)
VGSG Compo - 1 (0.1%)
Namestorm Compo - 1 (0.1%)
Gross-Out Game Compo - 1 (0.1%)
Steampunk - 29 (1.9%)
Point and Klick Adventure Compo - 10 (0.7%)
Point and Klick - 4 (0.3%)
Based on a Book / Myth - 12 (0.8%)
Science/Educational - 9 (0.6%)
(Potentially) Zero player - 15 (1%)
Excessive/Overboard - 8 (0.5%)
Early 80's arcade - 11 (0.7%)
Hybrids - 5 (0.3%)
Playful God Compo - 12 (0.8%)
Art Games - 20 (1.3%)
Paradigm Shift - 7 (0.5%)
Very Short Games - 29 (1.9%)
Monty Python Themed - 7 (0.5%)
Audio-only games - 5 (0.3%)
Airship 2600 compo - 12 (0.8%)
Airship 2600 compo - 7 (0.5%)
Colour swatch games - 5 (0.3%)
Combination of two previous compos - 1 (0.1%)
Iron-chef style compo - 8 (0.5%)
Controversy compo (Nintendo censorship guidelines-breaking) - 10 (0.7%)
Realism vs. surrealism - 11 (0.7%)
Fake work - 4 (0.3%)
Postcard game competition - 0 (0%)
Political games - 3 (0.2%)
Uber-awesome theme - 2 (0.1%)
NES games based on movies - 10 (0.7%)
Adult gaming XXX - 12 (0.8%)
Remake Super Mario level 1-1 - 24 (1.6%)
TIGSource Christmas Special - 4 (0.3%)
Sequels to games that never were - 19 (1.2%)
Dual fusion games - 1 (0.1%)
lotsacolorcompo - 2 (0.1%)
Compo where the games get a score based on how many compos from the list it would be able to enter. - 4 (0.3%)
Vanity project games - 3 (0.2%)
Holy text games - 2 (0.1%)
Game based in Stratford City, London, the site of the upcoming Olympic Games. - 1 (0.1%)
Goalless games competition - 23 (1.5%)
WWII Game Compo - 7 (0.5%)
Practising a profession - 4 (0.3%)
Everyone is given a number of music files, and they have to use them in the game. The winner's are the people who make the best game that uses the music in the more interesting way. - 8 (0.5%)
Anti-games - 14 (0.9%)
Sandbox game competition - 24 (1.6%)
Games that use only a specific set of buttons - 0 (0%)
Realistic games - 7 (0.5%)
Games that involve drawing stuff - 9 (0.6%)
Super gore compo - 16 (1%)
Exploration game compo - 28 (1.8%)
Movie/book inspired games - 8 (0.5%)
A compo about games with screwed up physics. - 12 (0.8%)
Compo that forces indie devs to make things they'd normally never make: - 7 (0.5%)
Attention Whore Compo - 5 (0.3%)
Message games - 4 (0.3%)
A learning game competition - 4 (0.3%)
The Cockpit Compo - 1 (0.1%)
Reversed roles - 9 (0.6%)
"Nailing Jelly To A Tree" - 10 (0.7%)
The Early-90's Crappy Corporate Cash-In Games competition! - 7 (0.5%)
Edutainment for something entirely ficticious - 10 (0.7%)
Can it blend? Game Competition - 6 (0.4%)
Games that make you crumble as a human being - 10 (0.7%)
Creative Output Compo - 8 (0.5%)
A self-creating Gameworld - 28 (1.8%)
Infinite Games - 19 (1.2%)
Games with graphics made from real objects (like plasticine, live human beings or real locations) - 13 (0.9%)
Games about a tragic-comic misunderstanding - 6 (0.4%)
Backwards - 11 (0.7%)
PC-Speaker game competition, where games' only mode of output will be via the PC speaker - 0 (0%)
Barbarians, Hobos - 7 (0.5%)
Ninjas, Pirates, Barbarians - 15 (1%)
Mash-ups - 3 (0.2%)
Audio-only games - 4 (0.3%)
Voice controlled games - 3 (0.2%)
E-mail games - 5 (0.3%)
Games controlled via camera - 1 (0.1%)
Games where you play multiple games simultaneously - 11 (0.7%)
4D games - 9 (0.6%)
Location-based games (GPS or something) - 1 (0.1%)
Biographical Games - 8 (0.5%)
Revenge of the Idea Men - 13 (0.9%)
Total Voters: 96

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« Reply #80 on: October 22, 2008, 10:41:33 AM »

besides which, do you really think people will be able to make a large quantity of decent steampunk games? all that art takes effort you know... for me it's a pie-in-the-sky competition theme, suitable for a full production but not a short term project imo.

Based on the output so far, I think people are able to make a large quantity of decent games of almost any type.  Except GNM; pretty sure that idea came from the United Republic of Fail.

It sounds like your idea of the steampunk aesthetic is heavily visual.  That's cool, but there are other ways to approach it that demand far less than the quantity and quality of art I've seen around here:

- Zeppelin warfare up in the clouds.  Could be a shmup or a 3D version of naval warfare, but you have new problems introduced by the fragility and girth of your vessel.
- Life sim, a la Sexy Beachside Volleyball or dating games, but your character is a Victorian mechanic and has a different set of problems
- Rhythm games: you're a Victorian DJ spinning cylinders for a dance, and you have to time some sort of extremely pixellated visual display (kinotrope?) to the music.  Maybe borrow some Connect Four and Tetris gameplay.
- Tower defense, except you're managing a portable difference engine assembly line and you have to install and upgrade mechanical automata to make sure each engine is complete and built with the right features before it falls off the end of the line.  Visuals could be entirely boxes and text.  Maybe some sort of conveyor animation.


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