Competition: Pong Race!

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    Roll up! Roll up!

    I've been looking forward to a new competition for a while, but there doesn't appear to be anything in the works just yet, so I figured I'd do one of my own!

    Challenge

    Make a working single player Pong game AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!!

    Rules

    • Game must have a score
    • Game must be single player by mouse or keyboard
    • Must be produced using ONLY Construct 2 (No Photoshop, etc)
    • No 3rd party behaviours or plugins
    • Must be recorded showing the working process
    • Must provide CAPX of finished version

    Who can enter?

    Anyone! Pong is simple enough to be able to be made using the free version of Construct 2. I did it in 7 events.

    ONLY 1 ENTRY PER PERSON!!! Make sure your time is the fastest, before you enter for a chance to win!

    Sounds great! How do I enter?

    Now this may be a bit of a stumbling block for some. You need to record the whole of your time creating the game in one sitting from start to finish, post it to somewhere like YouTube and post the link on here.

    You can use fraps, snagit, camtasia, etc...

    Feel free to speed up the video, as I'd rather not sit and watch 20 minutes straight. Also, post your time and a capx of your finished game for others to see.

    It doesn't have to be an awe-inspiring piece, but it must work in some way, shape or form.

    Remember, do it in one sitting, and record the whole thing. If you speed it up, it might be a good idea to show a clock or a timer.

    Sounds great! How do I win?

    Simple! Just make a game as quickly as you can. At the end, I'll rate your game out of 10, and subtract 1 minute for each level of rating you get.

    For example, if you take 20 minutes making your game, and you make the best Pong game ever, getting a perfect 10/10, I'll take 10 minutes off of your time, giving you a total of 10 minutes!

    Do I win a prize?

    Now this is the disappointing bit :( I'd love to offer a C2 standard or business license, but I don't have the funds to just pay out.

    I do, however, have a stupidly large Steam list, with a number of duplicate games in my gift list, so I'll let the winner pick from the below selection:

    • Half Life 2
    • Half Life 2: Episode 1
    • Terraria
    • Dungeon Defenders
    • Dead Space Pack
    • Cthulhu Saves the World
    • Breath of Death VII
    • Left 4 Dead 2
    • Trine 2: Complete Story

    Sorry about the lack of AAA titles, or new games, but it's better than nothing. Also, for fun, I'll give out a mobile key to my game Internal Invasion to the winner and one lucky runner up... when I finally get to export it...

    You lucky people you!!!

    When is the deadline?

    Let's pick a random date... how about the 24th of December. I'll see if I can give someone a nice Xmas present!!!

    So, on your marks, set... GO!!!

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  • To get things started, here's my entry!!!

    Pong Challenge Submission

    I spent around 22 minutes, making a very subpar game. I'd like to tweak it a little as I managed to confuse myself half way thorugh and had to hack the game a little to make it playable to get a faster time :)

    Ho ho ho!

    Anyway, here's the capx: AnD4D Capx

    I give myself a solid 2 out of 10, giving me a grand total of 20 minutes.

    So, as long as you beat 20 minutes, you're in with a chance!!!

  • About 40 minutes, but I had a visitor which I was explaining what I was doing as i build it :D

    she says hi

    web version

    capx

    First to score 15 points wins.

    if you are far better then the computer player then the computer player gradually becomes better.

    7 events, only thing not made with construct 2 tool is the original pong sound. (going for bonus points)

    Without audio would be 6 events.

    My first entry to a competition ^_^

    Enjoy :D

    edit: damnit, just realised I had to record it :

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    i might enter this one, would love left 4 dead 2, still need to play that one

    great of you to make a competition like this

  • capx

    I'm know, I need to provide the video.. but I don't like make videos... and I make this just for fun. So you can push me off from the competiton.

    There are only 2 events and lot of bugs. Enjoy !

    (P.S. there was lunch in office and the game born right there)

  • Kurz

    How long did it take you?

  • Hi lennaert's friend!

    You want to make a new video?

    My time of 20 mins isn't going to be counted as entering the contest, but it's a good base line. I have no issue with sounds being used, and you will get better points for it. I just wanted people to use the tools within Construct 2, and not go off and make a 3D object, import it in, then jump over to Photoshop and make a beautiful background, etc.

    40 minutes isn't a bad time though, however I'd aim to beat 20mins if you want to be in with a shot :)

    Best of luck to you if you do decide to make a vid!

  • Maybe 40-50 minutes

  • I'd perhaps change the rules slightly - you mentioned that the game should be played by only one player. In such cases, most of the dev time would go towards creating a fair AI for the other player, but AI fairness is rather hard to measure.

    It would probably be better if the Pong game was made for 2 players.

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  • I'd perhaps change the rules slightly - you mentioned that the game should be played by only one player. In such cases, most of the dev time would go towards creating a fair AI for the other player, but AI fairness is rather hard to measure.

    It would probably be better if the Pong game was made for 2 players.

    With an eye on pong's simplicity, and this contest being related to speed, perhaps there lies the challenge ^_^

  • Sorry I didn't add some awesome music <img src="smileys/smiley19.gif" border="0" align="middle"> I just managed to get this done right before school and now need to go (Oops. I'm late!) Good luck to everyone else.

    Edit: Capx

  • Sorry I didn't add some awesome music <img src="smileys/smiley19.gif" border="0" align="middle"> I just managed to get this done right before school and now need to go (Oops. I'm late!) Good luck to everyone else.

    <img src="smileys/smiley9.gif" border="0" align="middle">   thanks for the video, that was the first time I noticed the collision polygon button.   <img src="smileys/smiley36.gif" border="0" align="middle">

  • lennaert

    Does this mean that i win?

    <img src="http://i.imgflip.com/51l5m.gif" border="0" />

    Also, sorry for breaking your game...

  • lennaert

    Does this mean that i win?

    <img src="http://i.imgflip.com/51l5m.gif" border="0" />

    Also, sorry for breaking your game...

    sounds more like I'm less eligible to win rofl

    Or, tbh, it looks like a slick move by the computer player, seeing as you were on a winning streak.

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