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📣 Spring Programming Contest 2017

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  • #1 ✎ 960 randomouscrap Robot Hidden Easter Eggs RNG Hidden Easter Eggs Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies Hey, you wanted a contest in May so here it is!
    1. The contest theme is flight.
    2. You MUST add your program to the Programming Contest category
    3. You have until the end of May 31st (11:59pm EST) to submit your entry.
    4. You must start a new project; it cannot be a continuation of an old project
    5. You can use existing libraries and assets such as the Raycaster
    6. The winner gets $40 (USD) in Nintendo eShop or Steam credit, 2nd place gets $20 *
    7. Everyone who enters an acceptable** entry will receive participation badges.
    8. Voting will take place from June 1st to the end of June 7th.
    * If you are outside the United States, you cannot receive eShop or Steam credit. However, I can gift a combination of Steam games worth up to the prize amount in USD. ** Your entry must have at least some effort put into it. I will not give out badges to entries which were obviously made only to receive the badge.
    Posted Edited by randomouscrap
  • #2 ✎ 183 phil_ Scholar Received for knowing a great deal about programming topics Achievements Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies First Day Joined on the very first day of SmileBASIC Source Website So this might be the first contest I've participated in, anything I should know? Posted
  • #3 ✎ 960 randomouscrap Robot Hidden Easter Eggs RNG Hidden Easter Eggs Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies All the information is right there in the post. Just make sure... OH I should add that. Make sure you put your program in the "Programming Contest" category. Posted
  • #4 ✎ 744 snail_ Helper Received for being very helpful around SmileBASIC Source Achievements Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Oh, flight? That's a good theme. A lot of people can apply that theme to things. Posted
  • #5 ✎ 149 GoodGameGod Good Page Hidden Achievements Spring 2017 Contest Runner Up I placed 2nd in the SmileBASIC Source Spring 2017 Contest! Avatar Embargo I didn't change my avatar for 90 days Website If somebody makes another flappy bird clone because of this theme, you'll have nobody to blame but yourself random lol. Posted
  • #6 ✎ 177 Lacks Head Admin RNG Hidden Easter Eggs Day Person I like the warm sunshine and wake up early! Express Yourself Reading I like to read books! Hobbies
    If somebody makes another flappy bird clone because of this theme, you'll have nobody to blame but yourself random lol.
    Stop stealing my ideas! :P But seriously. This should be good :D even if we get 12. One of them has to be a keeper.
    Posted
  • #7 ✎ 149 GoodGameGod Good Page Hidden Achievements Spring 2017 Contest Runner Up I placed 2nd in the SmileBASIC Source Spring 2017 Contest! Avatar Embargo I didn't change my avatar for 90 days Website
    If somebody makes another flappy bird clone because of this theme, you'll have nobody to blame but yourself random lol.
    Stop stealing my ideas! :P But seriously. This should be good :D even if we get 12. One of them has to be a keeper.
    Too true my dear lacks, too true...
    Posted
  • #8 ✎ 97 Picy3 Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Star Wars Is Awesome! I love Star Wars! Express Yourself cool! ill be working on something then! Posted
  • #9 ✎ 60 banana Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Pokemon Is Awesome! I love Pokemon! Express Yourself Reading I like to read books! Hobbies YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS Posted
  • #10 ✎ 41 a_load_of_barnacles Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Good Page Hidden Achievements Avatar Block I didn't change my avatar for 30 days. Website If we are currently writing a library, can we use that? Posted
  • #11 ✎ 15 seggiepants Sounds like I need to make a space shmup (don't expect much). I came up with a list of flight style games for inspiration. I thought it might help get the creative juices flowing. Please let me know if any wouldn't really fit the theme.
    1. Lunar Lander
    2. Asteroids
    3. Tempest
    4. Space Invaders
    5. Galaga/Galaxian
    6. Defender
    7. Gyruss
    8. Balloon Fight
    9. Bosconian
    10. Space Harrier
    11. Afterburner
    12. 1942/Xevious/Raiden/Twin Bee
    13. R-Type/Gradius/Parodius/Life Force
    14. Fantasy Zone
    15. Forgotten Worlds
    16. Xaxxon
    17. The old 1970s Star Trek text mode simulation game
    18. Thunder Blade
    Not sure if these stretch things too much:
    1. Missile Command (too ground based)
    2. Joust (flap a bit not really flying)
    3. Kid Icarus (haven't really played it, does he fly much?)
    4. Chu chu rocket (Guide to rockets but that is mostly cosmetic)
    5. An adventure game where you find parts to fix your space ship (collecting not flying (Commander Keen))
    6. Side scroller with a limited jet pack mechanic (that should be ok, right? (What about Commander Keen's Pogo stick?) (Or Dangerous Dave?))
    7. Doodle Jump (jumping not flying)
    8. Airline Tycoon (good enough, right?)
    Also you may want to stay away from the following due to technical difficulties or limitations:
    1. Anything truly 3D
    2. On rails shooters like Star Fox or Panzer Dragoon
    3. Pilot wings (might be able to pull it off)
    4. Xaxxon's Isometric graphics may be challenging too
    Flappy Bird would work too I suppose. Can you think of any others? Care to dispute any of them?
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  • #12 ✎ 78 Sam Amazing Page Hidden Achievements Summer 2016 Contest Runner Up I placed 2nd in the SmileBASIC Source Summer 2016 Contest! Programming Contest Winter 2016 Contest Runner Up I placed 2nd in the SmileBASIC Source Winter 2016 Contest! Programming Contest I'll do my best as usual <3 Posted
  • #13 ✎ 744 snail_ Helper Received for being very helpful around SmileBASIC Source Achievements Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Does space travel count as flight? It's not mechanically the same as how "flight" works on Earth (pedantry, but I HAVE to ask.) Posted
  • #14 ✎ 101 Nathaniel Spring 2017 Contest Winner I won the SmileBASIC Source Spring 2017 Contest! April Fool's 2017 Contest Runner Up I placed 2nd in the SmileBASIC Source April Fool's 2017 Contest! RNG Hidden Easter Eggs According to Dictionary.com, "flight" can be defined as- a journey into or through outer space: a rocket flight. Posted
  • #15 ✎ 101 Nathaniel Spring 2017 Contest Winner I won the SmileBASIC Source Spring 2017 Contest! April Fool's 2017 Contest Runner Up I placed 2nd in the SmileBASIC Source April Fool's 2017 Contest! RNG Hidden Easter Eggs I'll be developing a game called "Thrust". Posted
  • #16 ✎ 19 RealTiP Admin Avatar Taboo I didn't change my avatar for 180 days Website First Week Joined in the very first week of SmileBASIC Source Website Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength What is meant by "flight"? As in, what context of "flight" are you referring to? Posted
  • #17 ✎ 960 randomouscrap Robot Hidden Easter Eggs RNG Hidden Easter Eggs Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies
    What is meant by "flight"? As in, what context of "flight" are you referring to?
    There is nothing to question. It's flight.
    Does space travel count as flight? It's not mechanically the same as how "flight" works on Earth (pedantry, but I HAVE to ask.)
    Space flight is fine, but if your focus is shooting and aliens and all that, that doesn't quite match the theme. But it doesn't really matter.
    Posted
  • #18 ✎ 960 randomouscrap Robot Hidden Easter Eggs RNG Hidden Easter Eggs Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies
    If we are currently writing a library, can we use that?
    That's fine.
    Posted
  • #19 ✎ 97 Picy3 Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Star Wars Is Awesome! I love Star Wars! Express Yourself is it ok to make a game about flight but with a storyline, like the main of the game is flight but there is a story to it too Posted
  • #20 ✎ 960 randomouscrap Robot Hidden Easter Eggs RNG Hidden Easter Eggs Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies
    is it ok to make a game about flight but with a storyline, like the main of the game is flight but there is a story to it too
    yes
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