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Programming => Lightweight Java Gaming Library => Topic started by: CaptainJester on March 23, 2004, 13:27:53

Title: $45,000 grand prize value for your Java Game
Post by: CaptainJester on March 23, 2004, 13:27:53
Over at https://games-contest.dev.java.net/ a new Java Game contest has just started.  The grand prizes is quite impressive.  Here is a little blurb:

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Calling all independent video game developers! Have you developed a cool video game using Java technology? If so, enter it in the 2004 Java Technology Game Development Contest and compete for $50,000 in prizes! The entry period begins March 23, 2004 and runs through June 7, 2004 at 9:00am Pacific Time.


The Grand prizes includes a license for the GameSpy Toolkit, which has APIs for network games.  Can you say multi-player AlienFlux?(cas)

ps.  Forum mods might want to make this a sticky.

[edit]  Damn, just read it must be 100% pure Java. :cry:
Title: $45,000 grand prize value for your Java Game
Post by: darkprophet on March 23, 2004, 13:49:14
is JOGL a full java implementation? or am I completely naive.

If it is, the jME fans rejoice. JOGL will be implemented!  :)
Title: $45,000 grand prize value for your Java Game
Post by: elias on March 23, 2004, 13:55:46
I think it is, because the "pure java" APIs include those on java.net, where jogl is.

 - elias
Title: $45,000 grand prize value for your Java Game
Post by: Orangy Tang on March 23, 2004, 14:15:09
Hmm, "100% java as avalible from java.com java.sun.com and java.net" so that would include Jogl, Xith, etc. but not LWJGL.

"may include any additional java APIs found on the web properties" doesn't make sense to me, but I assume that means they can choose to approve useage of non-official APIs if they want. Will have to see what comes of this...
Title: $45,000 grand prize value for your Java Game
Post by: princec on March 23, 2004, 14:20:06
Hmmmmmmm.

Cas :)
Title: $45,000 grand prize value for your Java Game
Post by: elias on March 23, 2004, 14:22:43
Isn't that Gamespy API ANSI-C, as described on their developer pages?

 - elias
Title: $45,000 grand prize value for your Java Game
Post by: Matzon on March 23, 2004, 14:25:56
if JOGL is allowed and LWJGL is not - or even JOGL having a more pure status than LWJGL I am going to explode! That would just be sooooo f*cking lame of sun!
Title: $45,000 grand prize value for your Java Game
Post by: princec on March 23, 2004, 14:31:25
Hm, or of Chris in particular.

Cas :)
Title: $45,000 grand prize value for your Java Game
Post by: Matzon on March 23, 2004, 14:36:27
well, I've sent an email to them, asking for clarification - will update when -I get a reply
Title: $45,000 grand prize value for your Java Game
Post by: princec on March 23, 2004, 14:37:21
http://www.javagaming.org/cgi-bin/JGNetForums/YaBB.cgi?board=announcements;action=display;num=1080053201;start=0

Cas :)
Title: $45,000 grand prize value for your Java Game
Post by: t0ne on March 23, 2004, 19:54:28
Have they (Sun) done this kind of thing before then ?
Title: $45,000 grand prize value for your Java Game
Post by: CaptainJester on March 24, 2004, 16:09:19
:D

Great news.  The contest board has answered:

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ChrisM wrote:
Now, on to the business of what is allowed.  This contest is about this community and game developers finging their way to Java technologies.  Of course we are going to allow LWJGL and GAGE to be used.  These are popular technologies in this community and well represented here.  however, we reserve the right to exclude any APIs not hosted on one of our properties.


It's good to see that they are staying within the spirit of the competition.

Now this post should be a sticky, since LWJGL is allowed.
Title: $45,000 grand prize value for your Java Game
Post by: K.I.L.E.R on April 17, 2004, 16:51:55
Too bad I wont be able to participate, if I did I would look like a bloody fool. :lol:
Title: $45,000 grand prize value for your Java Game
Post by: PlanetMongo on July 31, 2004, 01:29:08
What the hell is Super Elvis?  It seems to have won the competition and it's coming out on PuppyGames... Why no announcement?  Who wrote it?  Does it use LWJGL?  Come on, we want details!
Title: $45,000 grand prize value for your Java Game
Post by: the2bears on July 31, 2004, 02:07:29
There's a thread at the javagaming site with a link to the webstart for Super Elvis.  It's alot of fun, some levels are really hard.  Or, I just haven't figured out the trick yet.

Bill

http://www.javagaming.org/cgi-bin/JGNetForums/YaBB.cgi?board=Announcements;action=display;num=1085831952
Title: $45,000 grand prize value for your Java Game
Post by: PlanetMongo on July 31, 2004, 03:42:18
Nifty.  Nifty nifty nifty.  Now, if only you had a little elvis sample that would say "thank ya.. thank ya veruh much" after each level completion... ;)

Also posted on javagaming.org (i'd forgotten about that site until today, btw):  Exit button doesn't seem to do anything on my machine.  Alt-F4 will kill the game, but I get some funky mouse-focus issues for a few minutes after that.
Title: $45,000 grand prize value for your Java Game
Post by: princec on July 31, 2004, 10:42:57
Hold ESC down to quit :)

We aren't going to use any Elvis samples because some f*cktard American Elvis company will come and hassle us. As the game is, it's just a bloke called Elvis with a dodgy haircut, and he can be anybody.

Cas :)
Title: $45,000 grand prize value for your Java Game
Post by: PlanetMongo on July 31, 2004, 12:32:38
Quote from: "princec"
Hold ESC down to quit :)

We aren't going to use any Elvis samples because some f*cktard American Elvis company will come and hassle us. As the game is, it's just a bloke called Elvis with a dodgy haircut, and he can be anybody.

Cas :)


Thanks, I'll try it. :)  And true that on the samples.. But there's nothing stopping you from making your own samples.  Get an Asian guy with a heavy accent.  It'd be hilarious.   :D