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« Reply #60 on: October 14, 2007, 09:16:51 PM »

Screenshot of my entry...



Not much too look at right now.  I haven't had my artists create anything for me yet.    It'll be a mix of elements from Space Invaders and Arkanoid.  That's the short of it anyway.  Just wanted to announce I'm workin' on something.
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« Reply #61 on: October 15, 2007, 06:10:42 AM »

isnt that a bit too hi-rez?
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« Reply #62 on: October 15, 2007, 06:59:48 AM »

I'd also just like to say that my game is coming along well, I hope I finish it in time. It's running smoothly in full-screen as well as with a 360 controller. I hope to finish it this week so I can show it a bit before sending it Wink
 
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« Reply #63 on: October 15, 2007, 07:12:04 AM »

great!
no need to wait at the last moment.
you can send it in at any time and then maybe send a final one on november 1st.

ive seen a few very very interesting things floating around but i only got to try 1 so far. cant wait.
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« Reply #64 on: October 15, 2007, 08:37:11 AM »

isnt that a bit too hi-rez?

Currently it is the max (256x256).  Likely that will change before it is completed.
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« Reply #65 on: October 15, 2007, 08:45:52 AM »

You might be confused about what resolution is... it's the dimension in pixels of the screen.  This is 256 x 256:



Your screenshot is 640 x 480.
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« Reply #66 on: October 15, 2007, 08:57:11 AM »

So who's going to this from the states side?
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« Reply #67 on: October 15, 2007, 09:02:22 AM »

You might be confused about what resolution is... it's the dimension in pixels of the screen. 

Your screenshot is 640 x 480.

That's a roger Derek.  My screenshot is indeed 640x480.  The game however is indeed 256x256. Perhaps it looks a bit smoother overall because I scaled it down from a screenshot of   a 256x256 window on a 1280x1024 desktop and hence edges appear smoother.
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« Reply #68 on: October 18, 2007, 09:02:25 AM »

fish,

how big are the monitors going to be at the event?

have you thought of using projectors?
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« Reply #69 on: October 18, 2007, 09:32:48 AM »

oh its all projectors, alright.
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« Reply #70 on: October 18, 2007, 10:49:09 AM »

AWESOME!!1
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« Reply #71 on: October 19, 2007, 03:41:15 PM »

Fish, I have some final questions & clarifications:

  • All games will be full screen with a black background.
    No windows taskbar. No windows desktop. Just the game.
    Correct?

  • What was the outcome of projectors and pixel sizes?
    Believe it or not, I'm still unclear what you desire.

    If the projector outputs 1280 x 1024,
    and I make a game that has a 256 x 256 resolution,
    should the game be 256 x 256 pixels,
    or should the game be 1024 x 1024 pixels (each dot 4 x 4)?


    Both achieve big pixels. Both are "low rez".
    However, projected the 1024 x 1024 version will look much better than 256 x 256.
    Since projectors can't natively handle 256 x 256,
    you'll wind up projecting a large, ugly gray border
    (since projectors can't handle pure black).

  • What time does the second half, non-MIGS Gamma start?


Thanks for the clarifications!
I've got a great 2x2 MMORPG en route.
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« Reply #72 on: October 20, 2007, 11:44:56 AM »

Fish, I have some final questions & clarifications:

  • All games will be full screen with a black background.
    No windows taskbar. No windows desktop. Just the game.
    Correct?

    thats the ideal, yes. blown up and letterboxed.

  • What was the outcome of projectors and pixel sizes?
    Believe it or not, I'm still unclear what you desire.

    If the projector outputs 1280 x 1024,
    and I make a game that has a 256 x 256 resolution,
    should the game be 256 x 256 pixels,
    or should the game be 1024 x 1024 pixels (each dot 4 x 4)?


    yup. that's it. each dot becoming 4x4 or 8x8 is great.

    Both achieve big pixels. Both are "low rez".
    However, projected the 1024 x 1024 version will look much better than 256 x 256.
    Since projectors can't natively handle 256 x 256,
    you'll wind up projecting a large, ugly gray border
    (since projectors can't handle pure black).

    we'll just have to live with the non-pure black.

  • What time does the second half, non-MIGS Gamma start?

    last year the 2nd half started at 9.
    but as a creator, you're invited (and encouraged) to show up early in case something breaks.



Thanks for the clarifications!
I've got a great 2x2 MMORPG en route.

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« Reply #73 on: October 20, 2007, 03:32:00 PM »

THANKS SO MUCH!!!
All my questions are answered!!!

I've got a game idea that trades on a resolution gimmick.
Hopefully it makes all your trouble worthwhile.
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« Reply #74 on: October 21, 2007, 08:39:44 PM »

So anyone freakin' out?  The deadline steadily approaches.
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« Reply #75 on: October 22, 2007, 05:56:52 AM »

the deadline doubles as a my birthday.
so im looking forward to it.
we're going karaokéing!
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« Reply #76 on: October 22, 2007, 06:36:24 AM »

I'm waiting from some feedback from a couple of testers but mine is almost finished. A couple of things to tweak and I'll be done... Unless there is something awfuly wrong with the game Wink Then I will freak out. :D
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« Reply #77 on: October 22, 2007, 07:21:15 AM »

My game is finished and I'm still testing it at the moment so I'm not in a hurry ;-)
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« Reply #78 on: October 22, 2007, 09:19:32 AM »

So anyone freakin' out?  The deadline steadily approaches.

Lol, yes.. I am freakin' out here.  Roll Eyes

I'd love to make it before the deadline, but my game idea has changed a lot since I first started and it became a whole lot bigger than I first thought. It's questionable whether it's still realistic to enter Gamma 256 with it.

Apart from that, it's not suited well for '5 minutes of gameplay', so either I have to change the whole idea and make a much smaller game or I should bail this time...
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« Reply #79 on: October 22, 2007, 09:23:56 AM »

So, anybody here is going to attend?
I know Fish will, and in theory I will too... Who else from the boards will be there?
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