Challenge: Create One Game in 48 Hours

April 27th, 2006

If you’ve got a bit of time this weekend and want to do some quick Director coding there is a challenge that is right up your alley.

The 48-Hour Game Programming Competition is a “mostly from scratch”, timed, solo coding challenge where all willing game developers spend their allowed time making the best game they can under a common theme.

The whole point of competing in the LD48 competition is to challenge yourself to write a game, from scratch, by yourself, in 48 hours. That’s what we old-timers call the “spirit” of the competition.

If you’ve got a question regarding any of these rules – see whether thinking about the above statement will answer the question for you.

The details:
Starting: April 28 2006 8:00 PM US Pacific (April 29 2006 3:00 AM UTC)
Ending: April 30 2006 8:00 PM US Pacific (May 1 2006 3:00 AM UTC)

You will have to submit your source code, but for a quick game it could be fun. If the theme is physics I have a feeling I’ll come up with something 🙂

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  • 1. Tudor  |  April 20th, 2006 at 10:02 am

    You can certainly rename the drives in windows, but it would do you no good (as usual when it comes to windows, unfortunately).

    You would never see “dswmedia” in a path of a drive named like that, because windows creates the paths using the drive letter, which is its internal representation, not the label, which is just cosmetic! Yes, you can label your drive anyway you like, but the path to the root of the drive would be something like “c:\” for the first drive or partition, “d:\” for the second one, and so forth.

    One possible solution in XP (and 2003 server) is to mount a drive in a custom folder named “dswmedia”, but my feeling is you’d get in trouble sooner or later with this kind of approach, not to mention that it will lengthen all your paths.

    But this may work well with OS X, so instead of renaming your drive, maybe you can give it a second mount point named appropriately. It’s just a thought off the top of my head, unfortunatelly I don’t have access to a mac to test it out. I’ll give it a try in linux later, should be just about the same thing.


  • 2. Aldo Hoeben  |  May 1st, 2006 at 1:59 pm

    A word of caution is in order…

    Because you have named your drive ‘dswmedia’, and because you have publicised this fact, a specially crafted Shockwave movie can now read and transmit all files on your ‘dswmedia’ drive. There’s a reason for those security limitations, you know…

  • 3. MultimediaGuy  |  May 1st, 2006 at 4:07 pm

    Could a shockwave movie viewed in a browser get out of the /Username/Library/Application Support/Macromedia/Shockwave 10/Prefs folder? I’d have to think about that a bit. I trust all the Shockwave developers anyway…(ok…so I’m dumb…).

    In any event, I only do this on my work computer. I have my HD partitioned in to two, with the 2nd partition set up as the dswmedia drive.Nothing much of interest floating around over there 🙂

  • 4. AHMED  |  January 9th, 2007 at 7:37 am

    thank you
    can you help me>>
    I don’t know
    how are you doing to increase speed passing between the movies viewed in a browser ?

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