- This topic has 11 replies, 6 voices, and was last updated 19 years ago by Anonymous.
November 16, 2004 at 11:06 am #3586AnonymousInactive
Its good to see that DTBD is continuing in Ireland this year. Its seems to be getting more and more publicity as the years go on and gaining more and more kudos.
Congrats on securing it again.
November 25, 2004 at 8:13 pm #16075
November 25, 2004 at 9:19 pm #16078AnonymousInactive
Dare is doing up its website this year and there is going to be a Games Section where you can download previous winners executables and movies to see the level that is required.
November 28, 2004 at 6:51 pm #16133AnonymousInactive
Excellent news Damien.
Put my lovely new broadband connection to use! Any idea when it will be up?
November 28, 2004 at 7:22 pm #16134AnonymousInactive
Ive just checked it out, its up already.
The site itself is a bit messy! Its a tad sore on the eyes. Apart from some mongos taking the mickey in the forum, its contains some interesting content and links.
November 29, 2004 at 9:45 am #16139AnonymousInactive
yikes, I didn’t know it was up! I just got an email last week asking if I could supply a download link for our game. ( and if anyone downloads it and it doesn’t work, well I haven’t looked at it for 18 months so i can’t help :) )
Content-wise the site is an improvement.
Looks-wise, i’m not convinced. It looks quite kiddy-ish I think.
November 30, 2004 at 12:16 pm #16176AnonymousInactive
Content-wise the site is an improvement.
Looks-wise, i’m not convinced. It looks quite kiddy-ish I think. [/quote:248ca468d5]
I know one or two of the guys who did it – I’ll pass on your comments ;)
November 30, 2004 at 3:14 pm #16185AnonymousInactive
I was going to mail Embreonix about it, but thought it wasn’t really my place to say seeing as they paid for it.
The site goes on about “are you serious about games” but they have big fluffy bright colours. The old site’s design was better, it was a serious site for a serious subject matter.
As least they’ve taken down posts made by the moderators discussing pooing on people. If that had of stayed up I definitelly would have mailed about it.
I guess the guys who made it are into Worms though. You can see the influence :)
December 2, 2004 at 8:41 pm #16238AnonymousInactive
Dare was a great event today I thought, I enjoyed the overview of what the compotition is actually about and the panel speakers proved to have interesting points. Some of which were a litle duanting. All the same I was happy with the event. Well done to all those involved.
December 2, 2004 at 9:02 pm #16239AnonymousInactive
Don’t feel daunted. If you’re a student entering Dare you get to make and learn from all the common industry mistakes they were talking about for free. It should only feel daunting if screwing-up is going to cost you anything. If it’s not, just muck in and make your game — you won’t get another chance like it.
…well you will as long as you’re in college, but you know what I mean.
By the way, I mentioned this at the Q&A session at the end, but for those who missed it, anyone looking to get their hands on an engine should cosnider teaming up with Ballyfermot Game Design students. Caveat: Ballyfermot animation students probably won’t be able to provide the same technology, though they’re well worth putting on your team as well. Email me if you’re looking for team mates and I’ll stick up a notice for you in the college.
December 2, 2004 at 11:36 pm #16243AnonymousInactive
I understand Shane, and obviously having a pesimistic view isn’t healthy(in some cases)but it does gear you for the possibilty of failure, in the real Industry and not Dare. One other point that took my notice was the emphasis on Mobile gaming, having been around for years albiet in the guise of the Game Boy I find it interesting that only now are mobile games coming into their own. Obviously the the ability of the mobile phone being able to reach mass market is a benefit and in an instant I reckon this niche will explode. But again I was surprised at the emphasis on this. One of the panel speakers from TKO assaulted us with a barrage of bullet points which I imagine would be wise to take note of. Interesting ones were TKO’s methods of hiring staff. White board acompanied by pier pressure multiplied by anxiety and you have something not so far from being at the recieving end of a judicial sentence, LOL. No, seriously it was a good event and I for one will be seriously considering the event. If I can find a way to pay off my loan by next summer that is.
December 3, 2004 at 3:17 pm #16252AnonymousInactive
HAhaa….they put an emphasis on mobile games ?? TKO using their muscle to encourage it to get future employees no doubt
- The forum ‘Education, Training and Jobs’ is closed to new topics and replies.