sounds nice at first… but there are a few points i dont like about the entry conditions …
seriously… does solitair run on vista at all?? XP ok… but hey it’s a game no M$ commercial… and why the heck not opengl?
â€¢ For the entrant who wins the competition, Acclaim will make best efforts to negotiate and secure a licensing fee, as long as the fee is not higher than the average â€œstandard industry feeâ€
yes, but that was Acclaim Entertainment. They went bankrupt and Activision’s former CEO Howard Marks has purchased Acclaim’s name (just the name) and formed new Acclaim Games. Top Secret Project is a being directed by David Perry (Earthworm Jim, MDK, Matrix titles) and will be published by Acclaim Games. This developer contest is for us to find a developer that will develop the game. This is not a scam or anything just look up acclaim website or videogameteam.com. If you neeed any answers from David Perry I’m in direct contact with him
I do believe that this is something serious and could be a chance for a development company.
However i am against participating in this contest. I will try to explain why…
If a company is in need of a new corporate design (for example) they invite several graphics-companys, which in turn invest a big amount of time (sometimes up to a 1 month) to create ideas and participate in this contest. Only one of these company’s have the chance of getting this work paid. All other competitors have to get the time invested paid by other customers. (remember it’s not only a price offer, but one or several complete design idea’s). Still the worktime has to be paid by someone, which usually are the ‘normal’ customers of the graphic-company’s.
Back to this forumpost, they expect you to invest 1 year of work, while the chance of getting anything back is minimal. While the offering company will make money for sure, and might take the idea’s you have developed during this time.
Better make the work you do, free to anyone from the beginning and help develop good free games, which might get you a good job.
one of the reasons behind this contest and the whole project id to find talents. I suppose this contest will mainly interst indy developers and or modders. Many of indies spend their time developing a game or a mod and most of them don’t even get paid for it. They do it for fun or whatever reaosn. With this contest there is a chance that you might get rewarded for time spent. And it will help you and your team to break into industry, having a title published by Acclaim Games.
The scale and uniqueness of this project will bring publicity for individuals (designers) and pretty much for all dev teams participating.
imho…this seems rather strange at best…no one else may say so but Im certainly willing to do so by saying I find it slightly odd to suggest your giving a million bucks for a ‘game engine’…your first clue this would fall on deaf ears is the fact that panda IS a complete game engine with many features that make it highly accessible,- just ask its participants
on that note honest inquiries about panda are fine as no one is hiding anything here…oh and btw ‘a chance to break into the industry’…well what do you think panda is offering people ?
#1- your site is hardly professional looking, frankly a bit scarey.( halloween timing ? )
#2- Support one milllion players ey ?..thats some goal —
#3 - NOt real worried about crossplatform development ey ?..hmm panda is and its freely available…sorry no interest : thread locked