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Comments and Questions on the July 2010 Game Design Showdown

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Use this thread for any comments, questions, requests for clarity, etc., regarding the July 2010 Challenge in the Game Design Showdown, entitled "My Summer Vacation".

Enjoy, Seth

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Time question

Does "time as a resource" mean something specific, or must the concept of time merely be involved in some way?

I guess I'm asking, must part or all of the game be timed in real-world time, like with an egg timer, or would, say, playing on a board that's a calendar, filling in days count as using time as a resource?

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Can I get a ruling here?

Can I get a ruling here? Part of my design will hinge on what this means.

Thanks,
Dave

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Could be anything

You could use real-time in your game, or time as a resource in some other way, it is up to you.

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Interesting theme,

Interesting theme, Seth!

"Hey Ferb, I know what we're gonna do today!"

;-D

-Matt

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Wha?

I don't get it :(

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sedjtroll wrote:I don't get

sedjtroll wrote:
I don't get it :(

Did you click on the link?

It's a line you'll hear in every episode of "Phineas & Ferb" ... a cartoon about 2 brothers who work their way through summer vacation by coming up with something crazy to do each day. Seemed to fit your "Summer Vacation" theme.

:-)

-Matt

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Phineas & Ferb is a great

Phineas & Ferb is a great cartoon on the Disney channel. I encourage everyone to watch it.

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Aha!

Brykovian wrote:
sedjtroll wrote:
I don't get it :(

Did you click on the link?

It's a line you'll hear in every episode of "Phineas & Ferb" ... a cartoon about 2 brothers who work their way through summer vacation by coming up with something crazy to do each day. Seemed to fit your "Summer Vacation" theme.

:-)

-Matt


I clicked the link and saw the quote - didn't read the whole article though. Didn't realize those characters were specific to Summer Vacation.

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Son of a...

Argh, I fell asleep and missed the submission deadline! I liked this one, too. Liked the entry I had, too. Called it "4 Days 3 Nights." Maybe I'll still send it to you later today anyway, for self-gratification.

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