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Fantastic Arcade Gamemaking Frenzies

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Hi Lance! No, the game needs to use keyboard input.  Check the instructions for the keys. 

it’s up to you if you want to wait for user input to pass the attract screen, but I’d probably automatically quit shortly after you display the winner screen. The only portion that needs a 30 sec timer is the gameplay. 

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1 Title screen is optional and doesn’t subtract from your 30 seconds if you make one

2 Music is good! 

3 Games can end in draws or in no winners at all. We will tally players points as the show goes. 

4 You can assume 1920x1080 resolution, we’ll be plugged into a stage projector. 

Howdy gang! If you took part in either Duplicade or Barfcade, then you know the rules- 30 second 2 player games on a theme that we'll let two contestants play live at Fantastic Arcade. We'll stream the event on Sunday November 19th as it happens on the Venus Patrol twitch channel! If you've got questions ask them here, and tag your progress with #phonyisland on twitter. Good Luck and stay tuned as we announce the secret ingredient at the start of the jam!

You can check out games from last year's jam which had the same basic rules here:

Please show win or lose for both players! that's all that's needed. both losing or a tie is fine.

The players will see it on a widescreen monitor, and the audience will see it on a projector. I believe the projector is 1280x720 so it will probably mirror that on the monitor, even though the monitor is capable of a higher resolution.

The game will be automatically launched by a game launcher frontend. We may be able to get the launcher to open the script instead of the exe.

no, they don't have to be used.

800x600 is fine. I think the max red is 1280x720, so best to stay under that.

exe's are best since they need to be able to self quit after the play period ends. For last year's games check out barfcade:

Ties are fine! that could be one point for each player or no points for either player.