Looks like a good theme, but trying to think of a full gamemode that wont get boring with it might be challenging.
I REALLY like this theme, it has a lot of potential and it's not too enclosed to a point where everybody is making the same thing.
Banking: The Game
I have to agree, great theme
Now this is a good theme!
I might join if I figure out a good idea.
Someone could do "Clue!" again. It would fit the theme.
I have one word that I'm doing.
Pursuit. (car based chase)
Wall Street: The Game
I would love to join this one, if only I could make up something I could make with the theme.
So you can't think of anything criminal ? How about a riot gamemode where there's a team of cops that have to protect stores against rioters looting them. Now that's original (lol)
London Rioters: The game.
You play as a cop/rioter.
Ontopic: wish I could code. Hell, maybe I'll learn by entering.
Making a gamemode where one player is an old lady and everyone has to steal her purse.
Stealing candy from babies.
Just a reminder, time marches fast, only 10 days left!
Asking for time extension, Most people won't even be done.
Oh hell yes I am so entering this.
Damn, I was planning on doing the October Ludum Dare.
Maybe I'll do the thing I was going to write for the fretta contest.
Some one should have made a bank heist mode.
Okay unfortunately I've not been able to finish the gamemode and It doesn't look like I ever will. With IRL jobs and life getting a bit more hectic the time I have left I don't tend to enjoy coding.
Either way I have emailed the gamemode to the email.
Note: It dosn't end yet, car spawns aren't working 100%, however the intial idea is there, and I'm not too happy with the codding ;p
That's okay frosty, glad you tried and personally what you had looked pretty great so I'm gutted that it won't be finished, I'll look forward to playing what is done!
As a note, submissions end 23:59 tomorrow so get cracking if you're not already done!
I just hope the next theme will allow for more original ideas..
You guys should stop going with the theme idea, give people a guideline like "Code a Deathmatch with 10 weapons" or "Code a melon racer" and vote on which one is the best.
An hour left guys, get them sent!
It looks as if we only have 1 submission.
That's unfortunate. It sounded like there would be more entries this time.
Well this is disappointing.. This needed more exposure then just the gamemode dev section..
That's what I said after the last one, I think you guys should try it out in the main Lua scripting section, more people read that. Also if you haven't before, try contacting those community run GMod news sites, and get them to advertise it. Just throwing this out there, but maybe you could contact the more well-known developers too, and ask if they want to get involved? You could even ask Garry to advertise it on his blog?
It's a shame really, especially for the 1 person who puts the effort in to submit an entry, to only find no-one else did.
Another potential idea, if gamemodes are too much effort for people to make, why not try addons?
We've done a lot of these things in the past with similar results. When garry ran the contests, he would post a front page announcement. Not much I can do about that.
The problem is we get a lot of people who say they're going to enter, but then don't because they either forget or stop developing because they don't think it's good enough. I liked the past contests where we had a bunch of half-assed gamemodes with lots of potential that continued development after the contest. I haven't seen that in quite some time.
Wouldn't hurt to post in the Lua section next time. I think we've had decent exposure, there's just not enough people interested.
Here's my idea: Give either a skeleton gamemode or a basic gamemode to reproduce and then ask the contestants to twist it following a given theme. Also, it will probably give the contestants a better sense of competition as everyone's idea could aswell be in someone else's gameplay.
Also I'm back xd.