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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Terry had posted his picks from the TIGSource's recent B-Game Contest competition on his site. Download links are included. [pictured above, cactus' Mondo Medicals]

Charlie had updated his site with a progress report for Space Phallus.

Babarageo is working on a new vertical shooter. [sprites, prototype]

The official site for Sony's Echochrome is up. A new Java application named theHOLE (variation of OLE Coordinate System) was posted on Jun Fujiki's site as well.

A winter edition for Coaster Rider is in the works.

Sean had posted some instructions on how to get Game Maker games to run on Linux.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 9/15/2007 01:45:00 AM:  
Here are a few more worth checking out that I didn't mention in the writeup:

Funny Cat: Man, that was unexpected :)
SM Word: Good concept, but a few implementation bugs
Rap Attack: 2pacalypse Now: *Great* dialogue and plotline, but the game's kinda weak
Fuck Typing: The best of the last minute entries!
Burnham Striker and the End of Civilization: Probably the best graphics in the contest
Hermies: Jazzuo's entry, deserves mention for the title screen music alone
betasuppe: Bit too polished to really be considered as a B-Game: either way a neat idea and a neat game

Also, I miscounted - there are only 27, I think!
Blogger Derek said at 9/15/2007 03:41:00 AM:  
Tim, you may have your favorites, but I'd say that ALL the entries were noteworthy.

Seriously, the turnout for this contest was amazing. I am so friggin' proud of everyone who participated (either by entering or showing their support)!
Blogger haowan said at 9/15/2007 05:31:00 AM:  
Tim, I think Derek means that when you wrote "just about every noteworthy entry", it makes it sound like you think that the other entries were not noteworthy, which you clearly didn't mean ;)
Blogger gnome said at 9/15/2007 05:42:00 AM:  
Still, gotta thank both Terry and Tim for the lovely round-up. Oh, Echo too... Cheers!
Blogger haowan said at 9/15/2007 06:00:00 AM:  
Hey it's cool, you clarified it already :)

It was a fantastic competition, really inspiring and funny the whole way through.
Blogger Derek said at 9/15/2007 06:36:00 AM:  
Tim, I wasn't trying to start any beef! I just wanted to make sure that all the games get their due credit. I like that Terry pointed out his favorites, but honestly, having played all the games, they're all pretty great for various reasons.

By "favorites" all I meant was that, well, if you like certain of the games better than others, that's fine, but they are all noteworthy.

But that's not what you meant, and I appreciate the clarification.

Silly to argue over semantics. I apologize. I just want to make sure that no one's game is trivialized.

(I think I just inadvertently wrote a rap lyric.)
Anonymous Anonymous said at 9/15/2007 09:12:00 AM:  
It's funny how the same old people keep picking on the same old person for the same old thing: them reading things as bad as they can interprete them. It gets tiresome after a while.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 9/16/2007 09:56:00 AM:  
Opps, think it's about time I changed Echo to Terry in my profile...

Looking forward to the results! :)