48 Hour Challenge Voting Thread - WINNER ANNOUNCED

This is the voting thread for the Sumea 48 hour challenge!

Judging
The games will be "judged" by a vote from sumea members who have played the games. Basically this will just come down to peoples favourite games, but people playing them should try and keep the following in mind (imo):

Completeness - How "finished" does the game seem. Please don't be *too* harsh on our poor programmer art :)
Theme - How well does it capture the retro/classic/endangered species them. This should be like "Not at all", "It says endangered species on the splash screen but the game was about breeding rabbits", "Used the theme very thouroghly and consistently throughout". (of course here i've used the endangered species them as an example a bit).
Gameplay - Most importantly, is the game fun to play, or is it worse than slipping over and landing face first in cow crap.

So, you have three categories to judge each entry on. Please rank them in order from 1st (best) to 7th (last). Please post your votes in this thread in a format like:

Challenger #1 (name): 2nd,5th,4th (Completeness, Theme, Gameplay)
Challenger #2 (name): 3rd,1st,6th ""

Here are the challengers, download links to their games, and forum threads:

Challenger #1 - [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/sumeachallenge/programmer1/ChamaeleonChaos.zip"]Chaemelaeon Chaos[/url] by [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1531"]Kane[/url]
Challenger #2 - [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/sumeachallenge/programmer1/SimianRescue.zip"]Simian Rescue[/url] by [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1550"]TheBigJ[/url]
Challenger #3 - [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/sumeachallenge/programmer1/deformedstickfigurema..."]Deformed Stick Figure Man[/url] by [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1566"]GooberMan[/url]
Challenger #4 - [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/sumeachallenge/programmer1/BarryDahlberg.zip"]Ignorador[/url] by [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1572"]Barry Dahlberg[/url]
Challenger #5 - [url="http://www.icecave.com.au/sumea48/SuperSprintf.zip"]Super SprintF[/url] by [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1573"]shiva/kalin[/url]
Challenger #6 - [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/sumeachallenge/programmer1/Studio48.zip"]Studio 48[/url] by [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1580"]Koden/Stoffle[/url]
Challenger #7 - [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/sumeachallenge/programmer1/redcamel_bin.zip"]Red Camel[/url] by [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1536"]Alia/MattD[/url]
Challenger #8 - [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/sumeachallenge/programmer1/Columnz.zip"]Columz[/url] by Blitz

- This is the voting thread only! No discussions please! You can post your comments in the challenge discussion thread [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1537"]here[/url].
- Everyone (yes, I mean EVERYONE, download the games and vote!!!!)
- If you took part in the challenge (your name is in the list above), you can't vote!
- Voting closes in three weeks (22 April)

matera's picture

1st - Challenger #5 - Super SprintF by shiva/kalin
2nd - Challenger #2 - Simian Rescue by TheBigJ
3rd - Challenger #1 - Chaemelaeon Chaos by Kane
4th - Challenger #6 - Studio 48 by Koden/Stoffle
5th - Challenger #7 - Red Camel by Alia/MattD
6th - Challenger #3 - Deformed Stick Figure Man by GooberMan
7th - Challenger #4 - Ignorador by Barry Dahlberg
8th - Challenger #8 - Columz by Blitz

Hebby's picture

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Challenger #1 - Chaemelaeon Chaos by Kane (6th, 6th, 6th)
Challenger #2 - Simian Rescue by TheBigJ (4th, 4th, 4th)
Challenger #3 - Deformed Stick Figure Man by GooberMan (2nd, 1st, 1st)
Challenger #4 - Ignorador by Barry Dahlberg (7th, 7th, 7th)
Challenger #5 - Super SprintF by shiva/kalin (1st, 3rd, 2nd)
Challenger #6 - Studio 48 by Koden/Stoffle (3rd, 2nd, 3rd)
Challenger #7 - Red Camel by Alia/MattD (8th, 8th, 8th)
Challenger #8 - Columz by Blitz (5th, 5th, 5th)
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Piss Poor's picture

Challenger #2 - Simian Rescue by TheBigJ (3rd,2nd,2nd)
Challenger #3 - Deformed Stick Figure Man by GooberMan (4th,4th,4th)
Challenger #4 - Ignorador by Barry Dahlberg (5th,6th,5th)
Challenger #5 - Super SprintF by shiva/kalin (1st,3rd,1st)
Challenger #6 - Studio 48 by Koden/Stoffle (2nd,1st,3rd)
Challenger #7 - Red Camel by Alia/MattD (7th,5th,6th)
Challenger #8 - Columz by Blitz (6th,7th,7th)

note: i couldn't get chaemelaeon chaos to work,

souri's picture

I hope no one gets offended by my votes! *All* the games were great!

Challenger #1 - Chaemelaeon Chaos by Kane (th, th, th)
Challenger #2 - Simian Rescue by TheBigJ (3rd, 2nd, 3rd)
Challenger #3 - Deformed Stick Figure Man by GooberMan (2nd, 5th, 2nd)
Challenger #4 - Ignorador by Barry Dahlberg (4th, 1st, 1st)
Challenger #5 - Super SprintF by shiva/kalin (1st, 7th, 5th)
Challenger #6 - Studio 48 by Koden/Stoffle (5th, 3rd, 6th)
Challenger #7 - Red Camel by Alia/MattD (7th, 4th, 7th)
Challenger #8 - Columz by Blitz (6th, 6th, 4th)

Sorry, I couldn't get your game to work either, Kane. I'll adjust my votes when I do!

redwyre's picture

Challenger #1 - Chaemelaeon Chaos by Kane (8, 8, 8)
Challenger #2 - Simian Rescue by TheBigJ (3, 7, 7)
Challenger #3 - Deformed Stick Figure Man by GooberMan (2, 2, 2)
Challenger #4 - Ignorador by Barry Dahlberg (7, 6, 1)
Challenger #5 - Super SprintF by shiva/kalin (1, 1, 3)
Challenger #6 - Studio 48 by Koden/Stoffle (4, 5, 4)
Challenger #7 - Red Camel by Alia/MattD (6, 3, 5)
Challenger #8 - Columz by Blitz (5, 4, 6)

Wizenedoldman's picture

Challenger #1 - Chaemelaeon Chaos by Kane (was unable to get it to work)
Challenger #2 - Simian Rescue by TheBigJ (4, 1, 5)
Challenger #3 - Deformed Stick Figure Man by GooberMan (3, 2, 2)
Challenger #4 - Ignorador by Barry Dahlberg (was unable to get it to work, missing .dll)
Challenger #5 - Super SprintF by shiva/kalin (1, 4, 1)
Challenger #6 - Studio 48 by Koden/Stoffle (2, 5, 3)
Challenger #7 - Red Camel by Alia/MattD (was unable to get it to work, missing .dll)
Challenger #8 - Columz by Blitz (5, 3, 4)

unknownuser4's picture

Challenger #1 - Chaemelaeon Chaos by Kane (6th, 4th, 5th)
Challenger #2 - Simian Rescue by TheBigJ (5th, 5th, 6th)
Challenger #3 - Deformed Stick Figure Man by GooberMan (3rd, 2nd, 1st)
Challenger #4 - Ignorador by Barry Dahlberg (7th, 7th, 7th)
Challenger #5 - Super SprintF by shiva/kalin (1st, 1st, 2nd)
Challenger #6 - Studio 48 by Koden/Stoffle (2rd, 3rd, 3rd)
Challenger #7 - Red Camel by Alia/MattD (missing .ddl [V])
Challenger #8 - Columz by Blitz (4th, 6th, 4th)

Stu

[edit: changing votes, as I managed to get Kane's program to work.]

matias's picture

Challenger #1 - Chameleon Rescue - Kane [-][-][-]
Challenger #2 - Simian Rescue- The Big J [-][-][-]
Challenger #3 - Deformed Stickman - Gooberman [3][4][3]
Challenger #4 - Ignorador - Barry Dahlberg [2][1][1]
Challenger #5 - Super Sprint - Shiva/Kalin [4][6][2]
Challenger #6 - Studio 48 - Koden/Stoffle [1][2][4]
Challenger #7 - Red Camel - Alia/Matt [6][3][6]
Challenger #8 - Columz - Blitz [5][5][5]

Ok, the guys with [-]s instead of scores, I couldn't make your games run so I couldn't mark you's, sorry.

FredNerk's picture

[code]Challenger #1 - Chaemelaeon Chaos by Kane (6th, 5th, 4th)
Challenger #2 - Simian Rescue by TheBigJ (3rd, 6th, 7th)
Challenger #3 - Deformed Stick Figure Man by GooberMan (1st, 2nd, 1st)
Challenger #4 - Ignorador by Barry Dahlberg (5th, 3rd, 6th)
Challenger #5 - Super SprintF by shiva/kalin (2nd, 1st, 2nd)
Challenger #6 - Studio 48 by Koden/Stoffle (4th, 4th, 3rd)
Challenger #7 - Red Camel by Alia/MattD (8th, 8th, 8th)
Challenger #8 - Columz by Blitz (7th, 7th, 5th)[/code]

tachyon's picture

Challenger #1 - Chaemelaeon Chaos by Kane (-, -, -) - sorry, didn't have Java on the computer i was on
Challenger #2 - Simian Rescue by TheBigJ (2, 6, 6)
Challenger #3 - Deformed Stick Figure Man by GooberMan (4, 1, 2)
Challenger #4 - Ignorador by Barry Dahlberg (7, 2, 1)
Challenger #5 - Super SprintF by shiva/kalin (1, 5, 5)
Challenger #6 - Studio 48 by Koden/Stoffle (3, 7, 4)
Challenger #7 - Red Camel by Alia/MattD (6, 4, 3)
Challenger #8 - Columz by Blitz (5, 3, 7)

palantir's picture

Wow, some really great work people. Though I can see why not many people have voted: it?s so hard to choose! They are all really great. Sorry if my votes offend anyone, you all deserve to win! Anyway, here goes:

Challenger #1 - Chaemelaeon Chaos by Kane (Won?t run! Sorry!)
Challenger #2 - Simian Rescue by TheBigJ (2nd, 2nd, 3rd)
Challenger #3 - Deformed Stick Figure Man by GooberMan (1st, 4th, 1st)
Challenger #4 - Ignorador by Barry Dahlberg (3rd, 1st, 2nd)
Challenger #5 - Super SprintF by shiva/kalin (5th, 5th, 4th)
Challenger #6 - Studio 48 by Koden/Stoffle (4th, 3rd, 5th)
Challenger #7 - Red Camel by Alia/MattD (6th, 6th, 7th)
Challenger #8 - Columz by Blitz (7th, 7th, 6th)

unknownuser2's picture

Challenger #1 - Chaemelaeon Chaos by Kane ( didnt run )
Challenger #2 - Simian Rescue by TheBigJ ( 3rd, 4th, 4th )
Challenger #3 - Deformed Stick Figure Man by GooberMan ( 4th, 3rd, 3rd )
Challenger #4 - Ignorador by Barry Dahlberg ( 2nd, 2nd 2nd )
Challenger #5 - Super SprintF by shiva/kalin ( 1st, 1st, 1st )
Challenger #6 - Studio 48 by Koden/Stoffle ( 7th, 5th, 6th )
Challenger #7 - Red Camel by Alia/MattD ( 6th, 6th, 5th )
Challenger #8 - Columz by Blitz ( 5th, 7th, 7th )

Some pretty good little games in there guys, some were alot more fun to play than some of the top shelf games that are being released nowadays, some of you should seriously think about going indy :)

souri's picture

OK, the votes are tallied up! And the winner is...

[img]http://www.sumea.com.au/sumeachallenge/programmer1/Programmer1.gif[/img]

Challenger #5 - Super SprintF by shiva/kalin !!

The scoring method was simple - if you got a 1st, you received 8 points, and if you got 8th, you got 1 point. (If your demo didn't work, you were given 8th place, and so you received 1 point). Thanks to all the programmers who took time to take part, and thanks to everyone who voted as well. Every voted counted, and it was really neck and neck between shiva/kalin and Gooberman (2 points seperated them) right until the last vote.

If any of you remembered my little ramble on my Unreal Tournament 2004 ordering stuff up, I ended up paying for/receiving 2 copies. So for Shiva/Kalin, I'm gonna send them a copy of Unreal Tournament 2004 as a prize.

Kane's picture

Do I get a booby prize? [:D]

alia's picture

Grats guys! top notch remake :) (and thanks to the voters for spending the time and effort!) we have been meaning to do some more work on redcamel (and we WILL) just got side tracked by the ludumdare 48...

Whens the next one Souri???

A.

kalin's picture

Yay!

redwyre's picture

A booby prize? I like the sound of that...

shiva's picture

fun comp, hope it happens again

Blitz's picture

Is anyone interested in extra prize support from my GDC booty?
CYer, Blitz

souri's picture

Yeh, I was meaning to ask you if and how you'd want to pass on your loot to the other challengers..

Shiva, did you receive my email?

shiva's picture

nope, try sending it to jimmy_s1@hotmail.com instead
having problems with the other one atm

Blitz's picture

I'd mail it :)
Since i have a job now i can afford postage stamps :P
Most of teh stuff is fairly small or thin, and would not cost more than about $2-3 or so in most cases, sending a small bundle of stuff might run me like $6 postage which is hardly worth mentioning :)
You can check out the loot here http://www.sumea.com.au/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1640
see if something catches your fancy, theres probably enough stuff there to give away to the top 4 or so, and a booby prize for Kane! (he really seems to want that booby prize :))
Heck, there might be enough for all who entered, it just depends how much useless crap people want :P
CYer, Blitz

MoonUnit's picture

awwww your so generous souri, giving away ur extra copy of UT2k4! :P

congrats to all guys, sorry i didnt vote but my computer refused to run pretty much all of them and thus i thought it unfair to boost a few peoples numbers up and leave the rest behind when they may well have made awesome programs.

Kane's picture

Blitz, I am the king of useless crap! Booby prize! Booby prize! [:D]

Yeh, when's the next one, that was quite fun!

Blitz's picture

I'm thinking we should run the next one maybe during the upcoming school holidays (June/Julyish). Probably allow the most people to compete...for people at tertiary/secondary school, they probably will have some spare time, and for people who work it doesn't really matter when you have it!
I think one of the reasons this comp. worked better than previous attempts was that this one actually made a game, rather than a tech demo, which probably catches peoples excitement a bit more...or it may have just been because of the time limit...
Anyway, we can start discussing that soon (if someone else wants to start discussing ideas for the next one, probably best to start a new thread and not clutter this thread :))
CYer, Blitz

MattD's picture

quote:


Originally posted by Blitz

I'm thinking we should run the next one maybe during the upcoming school holidays (June/Julyish). Probably allow the most people to compete...for people at tertiary/secondary school, they probably will have some spare time, and for people who work it doesn't really matter when you have it!

sounds good blitz, the hard part now is, how we come up with a topic! :)

Matt D