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Gamerlord
2010-07-11, 09:15 PM
So, I felt in a silly mood, and, wanting to do something interesting, decided to make a contest.

The rules:
1.The participants will make a video game, A BAD VIDEO GAME.
2. I do not care how you make it, short of plagiarism, use a game creator or whatever or code it all yourself, I don't care.
3. Once completed, you will post it somewhere for download.
4. I will do a let's play of each submission (Please make sure your games are screenshotable, some in my experience aren't.)
5. The worst video game will be chosen by me.
6.Since I have no computer drawing skills, I will not be able to give the "winner" a trophy, if someone who has some skills volunteers, then they can make a trophy.
7.No rules on game length,genre, or whatever, just make it bad.

So, let the creation of junk begin! If you are planning on submitting something, please post here so I have some idea how many let's plays I will be doing.

Froogleyboy
2010-07-11, 09:19 PM
Well, what do you mean by worst? The term "worst" is purely opinionated (if that's the right word word). For example: A lot of people think pong is a horrible game, but I love it

chiasaur11
2010-07-11, 09:34 PM
I buried my game in the Nevada desert.

Go dig up a copy if you want. It'll win.

Gamerlord
2010-07-12, 02:13 PM
Well, what do you mean by worst? The term "worst" is purely opinionated (if that's the right word word). For example: A lot of people think pong is a horrible game, but I love it
Maybe I should edit the title, also, stuff like an incoherent plot, bad game play, very fake and dumb forms of difficulty, see websites like TV tropes for more examples.

I buried my game in the Nevada desert.

Go dig up a copy if you want. It'll win.

No plagiarism, remember? :smalltongue:

Domochevsky
2010-07-12, 02:16 PM
That's a lot of effort you ask people to go through here for you to play. Not sure if that will amount to anything tangible. >_>

Prime32
2010-07-12, 02:21 PM
Here is my entry:

Gamerlord
2010-07-12, 02:27 PM
That's a lot of effort you ask people to go through here for you to play. Not sure if that will amount to anything tangible. >_>

Technically, since they are putting it up for download, anyone would be able to play it.



Here is my entry:
I said put it up for download :smalltongue: .

Dogmantra
2010-07-12, 02:28 PM
Here is my entry:

Just finished it. I loved the ambiguous ending, and the atmosphere! Protagonist was likeable, but not some sort of Mary Sue. All in all, I'd rank it probably my third favourite game ever. Good job.

Inhuman Bot
2010-07-12, 02:33 PM
Here's (http://tinyurl.com/cas9) m (http://tinyurl.com/2g9mqh)y (http://tinyurl.com/cas9) entry.

Instructions included inside.

Gamerlord
2010-07-12, 02:36 PM
Here's (http://tinyurl.com/cas9) m (http://tinyurl.com/2g9mqh)y (http://tinyurl.com/cas9) entry.

Instructions included inside.
A. I am going to kill you. :smallfurious:
B.I said put the game up for download :smalltongue:
C. The ending stunk :smalltongue:

Prime32
2010-07-12, 02:36 PM
I said put it up for download :smalltongue: .Thus I did a very bad job at making a video game, no?

But seriously, it could take weeks to make anything for this. I doubt more than one or two people will bother, at the most. And they'd just be submitting stuff to defy that statement. :smalltongue:

Inhuman Bot
2010-07-12, 02:41 PM
A. I am going to kill you. :smallfurious:
B.I said put the game up for download :smalltongue:
C. The ending stunk :smalltongue:

You didn't look for the download link.

Raroy
2010-07-12, 02:42 PM
No one is going to make a video game just so you could play it and tell everyone how bad it is. Too much effort, not enough reward.

Just let's play any bad game you want. Much more intuitive then asking us to make one.

Gamerlord
2010-07-12, 03:01 PM
No one is going to make a video game just so you could play it and tell everyone how bad it is. Too much effort, not enough reward.

Just let's play any bad game you want. Much more intuitive then asking us to make one.

I guess you have a point, I might as well cancel it.

NecroticPunch
2010-07-12, 03:26 PM
But I just finished my entry :smallfrown:

Raroy
2010-07-12, 03:34 PM
Then go ahead and post it. And no matter what, the op has to lp it ya c.

Gamerlord
2010-07-12, 03:40 PM
But I just finished my entry :smallfrown:

Then post it.

Cubey
2010-07-12, 03:52 PM
Yeah, you might be in a "silly mood", but creating a video game, even a crappy one, is hard work and not silly at all. You have no idea how the gaming industry works if you think someone can just whip up a bad entry for you to review until tomorrow or a week from now on.

And you know what? I actually made a bad video game for my university's project. It's a piece of crap even by standards of mid 90s freeware scene, but I had to put a lot of time and effort into it. Participants would similarly have to put effort into their entrees - but if you can't be even arsed to draw a winning trophy or have similar token reward, why should they be arsed to participate?

Gamerlord
2010-07-12, 03:58 PM
Yeah, you might be in a "silly mood", but creating a video game, even a crappy one, is hard work and not silly at all. You have no idea how the gaming industry works if you think someone can just whip up a bad entry for you to review until tomorrow or a week from now on.

And you know what? I actually made a bad video game for my university's project. It's a piece of crap even by standards of mid 90s freeware scene, but I had to put a lot of time and effort into it. Participants would similarly have to put effort into their entrees - but if you can't be even arsed to draw a winning trophy or have similar token reward, why should they be arsed to participate?
As I said, I realized the enormous effort required, so I cancelled it.