Download game creator! Make game! Win stuff!

September 8, 2010

Yesterday we covered the FPS Creator, one of many game-making tools by The Game Creators.

Today, I thought* I’d tell you a bit about their current comp. (*Well, actually they sent me a press release which was (a) Relevant (b) Personalised (c) Short and (d) Friendly… Take note, PR people!)

It’s a “Games for Netbooks Competition”, which challenges you to make a game, playable on a netbook, using either DarkBASIC Professional (which is now FREE, how very ‘2010’!) or Dark GDK (now included free of charge with Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express)

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Identify these gaming fonts to win!

December 25, 2009

Can you identify the retro/indie/coinop ‘gaming fonts’ in our JOMG Merry Christmas logo?

There’s one game/company per letter, in “M-e-r-r-y C-h-r-i-s-t-m-a-s”.

First 3 people to tell us the complete list (IN THE COMMENTS BELOW) will WIN a limited edition “Galaga World Champion” badge, supplied to us by the man himself, Phil Day.

Some are easy, some are hard.
…First 3 people to list them all correctly in the comments below will WIN.

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Oh, and if you liked this post please click here to vote for it on DIGG.com.
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PS: Besides any update on this competition, JOMG is ‘on holiday’ till Monday January 12.


We have a winner – and more to come!

November 28, 2009

Thanks to everyone who’s followed @justonemoregame on Twitter, and RTweeted the magic message to enter our baby Galaga competition.

Last night, I placed the names into the baby bath of fortune™ – and drew one out.

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JOMG’s Baby Galaga Giveaway

November 20, 2009

To celebrate Phil Day’s historic World Record, and the uploading of our exclusive article “Fighter Captured – The Phil Day story“… we imported one of Justin Whitlock’s fantastic baby Galaga cabs, and asked Phil to sign it.

(Tip: Click on the photo below to ZOOM IN)

YOU could win this one-of-a-kind SIGNED baby Galaga

YOU could win this one-of-a-kind SIGNED baby Galaga

How AWESOME would that look on top of your monitor?

Here’s how to enter….

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Remakes, Games & a bloke called Shane

April 29, 2009

Yesterday, I had a piece published on Jason Hill’s excellent Screen Play blog. It was the story behind Australia’s first “Retro Remakes” category winner.

Today, we go into a bit more detail with Sydney-based retro game maker Shane Hockings. We go behind the scenes of his previous remakes, get a tonne of great tips for would-be remakers, and tease out a little hint… as to his next top-secret project…

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Retro Remakes – Category 4,5,6 winners are…

March 9, 2009

Sorry for the delay.
Here is one extra-chunky-with-double-toppings post – and – I’ve got a bonus Retro Remakes feature coming soon…

Category 4 was “A Game for Helen”.

Entrants were challenged to write “games can bring some entertainment to lots of people with a wide range of abilities – due to their accessibility”.

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Retro Remakes – Category 3 winner is…

February 19, 2009

Well here it is – the 3rd of SIX category winners.

Category 3 is “Sequels that weren’t”.

Entrants were challenged to write a sequel to a retro videogame.

Simple concept. Hard to do well. After all, with a remake, you merely duplicate someone’s work & improve on the execution. With a sequel, you need to duplicate their work, and extrapolate/improve on the design. That – is a challenge.

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