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Thread: [COMPETITION] Train2Game Christmas Competition 2010

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    Jul 2010

    Default [COMPETITION] Train2Game Christmas Competition 2010

    Its that time of year again so here we go with the Christmas competiton for 2010. This year its a team event, so gather your forces and lets see which team will be crowned the winners for 2010. Please read all the information below very carefully.

    Start Date: Now!!!!
    Closing Date: 20th of December - 4pm.

    [The Challenge]
    Please study the image below. It’s a post code map of the UK.
    The basic idea is for the teams to create a new game based on this image.

    • Games must be developed in GameMaker only.
    • There are no restrictions on the game type or genre
    • There are no restrictions on art style or look and feel
    • The game must include multi-player in some form, either 2,3 or 4.
    • The base image must not be changed in any way.

    The style and tempo of the game is entirely down to the teams. Consider a collection style game like monopoly, a territorial style game like Risk, or a more simplistic race kind of game like Ludo. The games will be assessed on ingenuity, innovation and playability.

    Teams submitting games need to meet this criteria, no exceptions:

    • The competition is open to Train2Game students aged 17 or over
    • All team members must be current Train2Game students.
    • Teams can include between 2 and 5 members.
    • Students can only take part in one team and are not allowed to members of multiple teams

    [The Prize!]
    DR Studios will take the winning entry and covert the game for iPad for a commercial release in quarter 2 of 2011. The winning team will be credited as the originators of the title and take a share of the revenue along with a donation to the Princes Trust Charity. More details are in the Terms & Conditions at the foot of this post.

    [How to Enter]
    Entering is simple...

    Gather your team together, 2 - 5 people only remember.
    Send an email to with the following information on it:

    • Team Name (nothing politically incorrect, indecent or controversial)
    • A list of team members, student numbers and email addresses.
    • A nominated team Captain from the list of team members.

    Once you have submitted this email with the above details we will send you a reply acknowledging you entrance into the competition.

    The competition closes on the 20th of December at 4pm. The DR Studios team will then review and assess all the entries and we will be announcing the winning team mid January.

    All questions and queries relating to the christmas competition should be directed to only. Please DO NOT private message T2G Staff via the forum, skype, email or any other method as they will not be in a position to help you.

    Good luck to all those teams entering, the DR Studios crew is looking forward to playing your games and working on the winning entry on iPad !!

    Train2Game – Christmas Competition 2010
    Terms and Conditions
    1.	The competition is open to Train2Game students aged 17 or over, other than employees of Train2Game’s agencies or their families. Only may be made by each team.
    2.	The prize is to have the winning entry converted into a full commercial quality iPad title buy the internal team at DR Studios Limited.
    3.	Train2Game reserves the right to substitute the prize if this is necessary for reasons beyond its control. No cash alternative will be offered for the prize.
    4.	Entries must be made by digital upload to a nominated FTP area by 20th of December 2010.  No responsibility can be accepted for lost or damaged entries.  Illegible entries will not be accepted.
    5.	Entries will be shortlisted within 21 days of the competition closing date.
    6.	The Winners will be chosen from the shortlisted entries.  The Winners will be notified by telephone by Train2Game who reserve the right to re-draw the prizes if the Winners cannot be contacted within a reasonable period of time (to be established at the Train2Game’s sole discretion) or if the Winners have not accepted the prize within 7 days of notification.
    7.	The Winners agree that any content submitted for the competition will be owned by Train2Game.
    8.	The Winners agree that the competition entries content can be used for PR purposes
    9.	The Winners agree that any profits derived from the competition entries or any part thereof will be shared jointly by the winning team and the Princes Trust Charity
    10.	By entering this competition, participants agree to be bound by these terms and that the decision of Train2Game is final and binding in all matters relating to this competition.
    11.	No cash alternative will be offered for the prize, and the prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable.
    12.	Train2Game reserves the right to alter, amend or foreclose this competition without prior notice in the event that unforeseen circumstances make this unavoidable.
    13.	Train2Game accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrants resulting from entering this competition or by the entrant’s acceptance of the prize, or any damage to any entrant’s or other person’s computer or mobile phone equipment as a consequence of downloading any material relating to this promotion. Nothing shall exclude Train2Game’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from its negligence.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Milton Keynes


    Wheels are in motion! Awesome competition !

    One question, the multiplayer, I assume that hot-seat multiplayer is ok ? you arent asking for online multiplayer ?
    Designer @ DR Studios

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    I better get started!

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    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Nr. Derby


    Wow. Great competition guys. Looking forward to seeing creative juices flowing.

    Due to work commitments Im going to have to shy out of this one, but REALLY looking forward to seeing what comes out of it

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    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Tilbury, Essex


    Sounds good, be very unique, sadly I haven't had much experience with GM so I would struggle with that but would be willing to help come up with some design ideas if needed.

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    I didn't see the GM only bit, YAY!

    Now it means we have a fairer competition and not a games dev with loads of C++ knowledge making a crysis graphics game :S

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    Join Date
    Jul 2010


    @Gazzaballack The reason for making it a team competition is to avoid people with less experience being able to take part. If you team up with others then its still possible for you to have a go at winning the prize, you just need to let other students know your looking for a team, which, I guess I just did

    @CreateNPlay The reason for limiting it to GameMaker is to stop the competition becoming a technological armageddon. We want the teams to be creative and innovative with the game play only and not be bound by technology. In terms of turning the winning entry into a iPad game, the simple games are always the best ones. Take a look at Flight Control or Geared. Hugely successful games with hardly a scrap of technology. That's really the approach we are looking for.

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    Nov 2009


    What an imaginative idea cracking job Dave off to the drawing board ...

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    Jul 2010


    @eric_moose I expect nothing less than a hundred-mile-an-hour design spacyness from you mate.

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    Nov 2009


    I assume its just the game we are needing to make, or does it involve all the documentation to go with the game (GDD,PITCH, HIGH CONCEPT ) and so on ?

    Thanks Dave, no preasure then!
    Last edited by eric_moose; 12-09-2010 at 12:16 PM. Reason: to add comment to Dave

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