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Re: 4th SFML Game Jam Announced
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2015, 02:39:12 pm »
Unfortunately I missed the first round because I wasn't aware of the deadline. There should probably be an information regarding that.

Maybe it wasn't exactly clear?

...There will be multiple rounds and the top themes from each round will advance to the final round. Each round will last approximately 18 hours....

Anyways, for the next jam I will add a countdown for each round. It just ended up being that I was a bit busy and didn't have time to add that.  :-\
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Re: 4th SFML Game Jam Announced
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2015, 03:24:57 pm »
It's challenging to come up with a theme that is general enough to have people make games that aren't identical but narrow enough that there are limits.
I think the risk of games being extremely similar is really small. Most themes leave a lot of freedom, and game developers are usually much more creative with game ideas than theme suggestions :P

Anyways, for the next jam I will add a countdown for each round. It just ended up being that I was a bit busy and didn't have time to add that.  :-\
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Re: 4th SFML Game Jam Announced
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2015, 09:00:21 pm »
I missed voting for the second round but managed to get in votes for the first and third :)

I, personally, don't understand themes that suggest a specific way of coding rather than just 'an idea'.
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Re: 4th SFML Game Jam Announced
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2015, 11:35:52 am »
i cant connect to my account , my password is wrong... very strange behavior.

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Re: 4th SFML Game Jam Announced
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2015, 12:50:19 pm »
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Re: 4th SFML Game Jam Announced
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2015, 03:46:56 pm »
yes, i voted for all round, now , i cannot connect with my login / password.

edit: That's re-work now... thx.

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Re: 4th SFML Game Jam Announced
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2015, 04:04:21 pm »
The theme has been chosen!

'From the end to the beginning' is the winning theme! So the jam will now start in 1 hour, this is the time to plan your game.
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Re: 4th SFML Game Jam Announced
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2015, 04:20:02 pm »
Great, good luck to every participant and have fun.
Looking forward to your ideas  :)
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Re: 4th SFML Game Jam Announced
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2015, 04:24:31 pm »
i dont understand the votes , Black'n White have the same score and more vote than the choosen theme.
can you explain thats ?

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Re: 4th SFML Game Jam Announced
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2015, 05:00:54 pm »
i dont understand the votes , Black'n White have the same score and more vote than the choosen theme.
can you explain thats ?

If there is a tie then a coin is flipped as a tie breaker.

https://github.com/zsbzsb/sfmlgamejam/blob/master/scripts/jamstates.php#L233
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Re: 4th SFML Game Jam Announced
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2015, 05:29:41 pm »
Although I personally preferred the other winning theme, I think the one that won deserved it more as the proportion of positive to negative votes was greater (even if it was chosen randomly).

Good luck to all participants. Have fun :)

p.s. Looks like there might be a problem with the submit/edit link: "Oops, something went wrong [500] :("
« Last Edit: May 15, 2015, 05:32:28 pm by Hapax »
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Re: 4th SFML Game Jam Announced
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2015, 05:46:33 pm »
p.s. Looks like there might be a problem with the submit/edit link: "Oops, something went wrong [500] :("

Fixed, thanks for the report  :D  I forgot to check if a variable was set (it is set when editing a submission) in part of the form.
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Re: 4th SFML Game Jam Announced
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2015, 08:14:35 pm »
It seems the website is currently down. I keep on getting timed out errors.  :-\

EDIT: It's working again.  :)
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Re: 4th SFML Game Jam Announced
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2015, 12:26:49 am »
The site went down because the data center where it is hosted went down.

https://twitter.com/RAMHOST/status/599862940762710016
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Re: 4th SFML Game Jam Announced
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2015, 10:15:19 pm »
Looks like we have another 4 days to complete this jam!

I'm disappointed in the number of entries :(
With the number of people voting on the themes - the winning one in particular - one would have thought that more people would want to actually use the theme!
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