Congratulations to the Dream Build Play 2008 Warm up Winners
Each of the 5 Winners will receive some cool prizes
- $3,000 stipend and expo passes to the 2008 Game Developers Conference
- Interviews for internships at Microsoft Research, Lionhead Studios and Rare Ltd.
- 1-year subscription to the XNA Creators Club
Here is the list of Winners…
Conquerator, Nicholas B & Gillian A, http://www.dollarshortgames.com/
In this two player strategy game, each player controls nodes on a map. By defending your own nodes and attacking the nodes of the other player, your goal is to eliminate your opponent from the map. Compete with a friend or battle one of three AI players.
Hive, Nancy M, http://handkor.googlepages.com/hive%27sprojectpage
This game puts you in the middle of a “hive mind” colony of robotic creatures. You can’t control the hive, but you can use your individual robot to influence the colony to attack, defend or harvest resources. To win, master the complex hive communication system, and build new attack robots to destroy enemy bots.
iSheep, Markus J & Remo Z, http://jost.kicks-ass.org/isheep/index.php
You’re a sheepdog, tasked with herding a flock of AI sheep into a pen. The challenge is to anticipate the flock’s behaviour before they run away. As you move through the progressive, timed levels, learn to manage speed, direction changes and distance between animals. Once you master the flock, you win!
Orblast, John M, whataboutgameplay.com
Based on the maze arcade games of the early 1980s, Orblast is modernized with AI innovations. While you run the maze, AI enemies seek out and attack you using a two-tiered AI system. Train the erratic AI orbs to work with you, not against you, and you’ll have what it takes to win the game.
Specimen, Brent S, www.strandyfamily.com/Specimen
You are a scientist researching a new specimen with the hopes of finding a much-needed cure. Your research partner: An AI who helps you along the way, but seems to have an alternate agenda. While you breed the specimen, it learns and adapts-making it harder to control. To win, outsmart the evolving specimen and your AI to find the cure!
Keep an eye out on the Dream Build Play site as details of the Main Event are coming soon.
Cross Post from www.virtualrealm.com.au