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From: Jeff Lait <torespondisfutile@hotmail.com>
Subject: Seven Day Roguelike 2008: Call For Dates
Date: 2008-01-23 16:03:24
Agent: G2/1.0

It is now time for the fourth annual Seven Day Roguelilke Challenge!

Roguelike authors are faced with the grueling challenge of making a
complete roguelike within one hundred and sixty eight hours.  With
another year of wisdom, and another year's worth of new hopefuls, what
will the
results be?

First, what is a Seven Day Roguelike?

A Seven Day Roguelike is a roguelike created in seven days. This means
the author stopped writing code one hundred and sixty eight hours
after starting to write code.

For more details on the history of Seven Day Roguelikes, check the
RogueBasin:
http://roguebasin.roguelikedevelopment.org/index.php?title=7DRL

A Seven Day Roguelike (7DRL) can be written at any time.  However, a
general agreement was reached that it would be fun to schedule a
specific week for a challenge.  This allows the various authors to
know that others are also desperately tracking down a bad pointer
reference on the 167th hour.

Now, we must choose a week.

For a given week, you can start at any time on the Saturday or Sunday.
You start by posting to rec.games.roguelike.development.  Your
timelimit is then 168 hours from that point.  Thus, if you started on
February 24th at 15:00 EDT, you must finish on March 2nd at 15:00
EDT.  You finish (if successful) with an announcement to
rec.games.roguelike.announce.

You can use either your timezone, or the timezone of the computer you
are working on.  The start and end timezones have to be, of course,
the same.

Due to obvious USENET propagation issues (coupled with
rec.games.roguelike.announce being moderated), the time stamps of your
messages are not authoritative.  We are working, obviously, on the
honour system.

As per tradition, three weeks have been selected.  January is right
out, as that is not enough warning.  Same goes for first week of
February.  The following two weeks can easily run into Valentines, and
I don't want any angry significant others tracking me down.

Thus, the available weeks are:

1) February 23rd to March 2nd
2) March 1st to March 9th
3) March 8th to March 16th

Please post a reply to this message listing *all* weeks that you would
be able & willing to participate.

Ie, I would post and say: "I can attend all three weeks".  If you
reply more than once, the latest reply will be used as the final
result.

Next Wednesday I'll take a count to see which week has the most votes.
In case of tie, the *latest* date will be picked.  This is designed to
bias the contest date to the previous year's date.
--
Jeff Lait
(POWDER: http://www.zincland.com/powder)

Seven Day Roguelike 2008: Call For Dates 28 posts
..... Jeff Lait 2008-01-23 16:03:24 66
.......... Jeff Lait 2008-01-23 16:15:01 9
............... uschkinredsunshine@gmx.de 2008-01-23 18:00:08 19
.................... Gamer_2k4 2008-01-23 18:47:50 17
.................... Timofei Shatrov 2008-01-24 23:23:37 15
............... Rachel Elizabeth Dillon 2008-01-23 19:47:23 12
.......... stu 2008-01-23 18:08:22 18
.......... Gamer_2k4 2008-01-23 18:49:42 10
.......... Maxy-B 2008-01-23 20:11:56 10
.......... Martin Read 2008-01-23 22:30:14 11
.......... Slash 2008-01-23 23:57:13 31
............... Robson 2008-01-24 15:13:08 17
.................... jotaf98@hotmail.com 2008-01-24 17:50:27 15
......................... Robson 2008-01-26 22:06:58 13
.............................. jotaf98@hotmail.com 2008-01-30 00:26:26 20
.......... lochok 2008-01-24 00:05:46 19
.......... Krice 2008-01-24 12:27:23 6
.......... Ido Yehieli 2008-01-24 12:56:46 11
.......... simhau 2008-01-24 18:59:48 11
.......... Timofei Shatrov 2008-01-24 23:24:42 16
............... samelinux@gmail.com 2008-01-25 01:02:48 8
.................... Jeff Lait 2008-01-25 02:11:47 17
......................... Slash 2008-01-25 03:28:47 25
.......... Kornel Kisielewicz 2008-01-27 14:49:14 7
.......... Altefcat 2008-01-28 10:16:27 10
............... Ido Yehieli 2008-01-28 10:55:22 13
............... Jeff Lait 2008-01-28 19:38:05 39
.................... Slash 2008-01-30 05:15:17 26


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