Developer Contest

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  1. papillon

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    Of course, we probably aren't really the target market for this 'contest'... and the bright-eyed innocents that are won't read this forum. :)
     
  2. Oaf

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    Oh I don't know - can you see bright-eyed innocents being capable enough of deploying an multiplayer game that's scalable to up to a million players?

    What's even more shocking is Dave Perry's put his name to this. Acclaim can shrug off the criticism behind the facade of a big, nasty exploitative company, but Perry's going to look a bit of a berk personally when news of this gets out.
     
  3. papillon

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    Even better - the college kids work their socks off for a year, ALL of their entries are judged not good enough, the best bits of all the different entries are sorted through and given to professionals to make a real game out of, and all the college kids can claim a year's unpaid internship and contribution on a shipped title on their CVs to go and be hired by EA! :)
     
  4. Matt2East

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    Is this thread also advertised on gamedev.net ?
     
  5. mjuricek

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    I forwared all concerns about the rules, even before I visited this forum. They are working on clarifying it more. I assume it's taking some time because of all legal stuff.

    Yes, all I'm trying to do is to spread the word. I have no affiliation with Acclaim at all. I'm justa regular member of Top Secret community. But I just don't go spamming forums. I would not post unless I get permission from admins.
     
  6. Escapee

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    This contest would get a better response if it's posted in High school or University. :p
     
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    No, but I can see a lot of them "think" that they can produce the next MMORPG killer in 1 year or even the next World Of Warcraft. If I had 10 cents for every time I see a young inexperienced innocent talking about developing the next WOW, I would be rich like Donald Trump, without the bad hair.
     
  8. mjuricek

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    I would agree, but in this case it's David Perry and he is considered veteran in the industry. So in the end this game will be released and published.
     
  9. Pyabo

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    You're joking, right? Isn't this the same company that wanted to advertise on tombstones? And offered money for someone to name their baby Turok?

    I have some excellent news for prospective entrants into this contest: EA, Microsoft, Take-Two, Activision, Ubisoft and every other publisher in the world are running a very similar contest! Except they don't call it a contest, and they don't own your game when you pitch it.
     
  10. Andy

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    ...kinda not so small difference. No?... :confused:
     
  11. mjuricek

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    THere is one difference. You are talking about Acclaim Entertainment that went bankrupt few years ago. Howard Marks former CEO of Activision bought Acclaim's name (and name only) tocreate Acclaim Games.

    Can you post a link to 1 of them please?
     
  12. papillon

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    What he means is that if you can build an entire MMORPG from scratch, you can go and pitch it to any other big company. Either they'll sign you on and you'll get a deal, or you'll *still have your game* to try and sell it to other companies, or to sell it yourself.
     
  13. lennard

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    And still own the assets and your code. Bonus is that if you pull it off you will get substantially more than 100k.
     
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    you are not building entire MMORPG, just a playable beta version. It will be scalable multiplayer online game. You will own all your assets, you just can't release a game based on same design
     
  15. Sybixsus

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    Oh. So it's a completely different Martin Juricek who is listed as the Top Secret Project Leader on Garage Games then?
     
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    EDIT: Removed because of mjuricejk's subsequent post.
     
    #36 Ricardo C, Oct 16, 2007
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    no actually it is my post as well. I would not try to impersonate dp just so i can open up a project add on GG marketplace. However I'm member of advisory board for Project Top Secret I still consider myself just a regular member.

    I ment I do not work for Acclaim or David Perry. I'm volunteer like any other PTS member. You could easily verify that by visiting top secret forums
     
  18. Sybixsus

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    But you're ok with pretending to be the project leader of something in which you're apparently only a regular member?
     
  19. Pyabo

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    I'm willing to give mjuricek a break... There's no reason to give him the 3rd degree over a forum tag when there's plenty of *GOOD* reasons to rag on this whole idea. Don't make it personal.
     
  20. Andy

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    (Pardon! There should be written something. I can't leave this space just empty )
     

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