[GLLUG] Fwd: [penguicon-general] Linux Game highlights at Penguicon 7.0

Steven Sayers sjsayers93 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 21:22:06 EDT 2008

On a similar topic I've been working on my own game here for the last month
or so. It's a collection of arcade games with a purpose. You play a
character in space. An arcade game for example would be filtering water,
where you must drop an unfiltered water cube in a plinko like physics
environment and have it land on one of the correct scoring pads. There is
about 1000 lines of code done thus far. It might fit into this event, or it
may just be shameless promotion. In any event you can read up on it at

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 6:40 PM, Charles Ulrich <charles at bityard.net> wrote:

> Thought I'd forward this over here because it might involve us and
> sounds like a decently cool idea.
> Charles
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Rich Elswick <painbank at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 5:29 PM
> Subject: [penguicon-general] Linux Game highlights at Penguicon 7.0
> To: penguicon-general at penguicon.org
> Hi All,
> So I was chatting with Matt and he gave me the go ahead to discuss a
> couple proposals for the upcoming con.
> --- Item 1.
> I suggest we host an awards ceremony for Linux Games / Gaming.  I will
> lead the charge on this one and I am looking for ideas and assistance
> in moving it forward.  It would be similar to the following:
> http://www.pennyarcadeexpo.com/pax10.php
> Perhaps Call it the the Pen10 or Pen5 or some such.  Pg13.  It is
> basically and awards ceremony type deal for Linux games.  We could
> have several catagories.  In all cases it would be games released in
> the past year (perhaps in some categories, games that have had a major
> release in the past year.)  Some ideas I had were:
> 1. Best overall Linux game.
> 2. Best Linux only playable / designed game.
> 3. Best Wine Game.
> 4. Best Open Source Game.
> 5. Best Indie Linux Game (aren't they all indies?)
> 6. Best Linux Game as voted on by the con attendees.  This would be
> picked from submissions and 3-5 would be highlighted at the con via a
> kiosk or in the computer lounge.  This award would probably be
> announced at the closing ceremonies, with voting closing about 1-2
> hours prior.
> 7. Best Game Development Tool / script. (not sure this one applies to
> this per se, but it is a cool thought)
> *note I didn't exclude web games per se, but perhaps we either have a
> special catagory for that or just exclude them from their submissions.
> There are many advantages to doing something like what I am suggesting
> above and I believe they are fairly obvious.  As of right now I would
> like to have 3-5 people assist with this, but beyond that I am leaving
> it open to suggestions for now.
> --- Item 2.
> I would like to run a small-ish game competition for the con, where
> perhaps a week or month or so in advance of the con, the rules are
> released.  Then the option is open to all to submit a game until about
> a week before hand, when judges pick the finalists for the con.
> Perhaps the timing needs tweaked.  Think something like Pyweek
> perhaps.
> Let me know what you all think.  I believe we could possibly get some
> sponsors for this on board as well to donate prizes and such.
> Thanks,
> --
> Rich Elswick
> http://www.moyaentertainment.com
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