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Who is NOT a Macworld finalist?

HugeGraphicsHugeGraphics Posts: 81Member
edited November -1 in Introductions
We all wanna know about the contest, and they're not gonna tell us who it is, so please post if you have NOT received a finalist notification for the contest so we can use the process of elimination.

So far, we have these members reporting as non-winners:

A Plinky Game! - maralfer
Birds Attack! - butterbean
BORK's Adventures - eliehang
Kill The King - eastbound
Orbots Attack - HugeGraphics
Drawn Blood - butterbean
i500 - Intergalactic 500 - scitunes
Labyrinth Deluxe - tshirtbooth
Polexia - orbz
Aeropack - micah
Say No to Drugs - scitunes
Tiny Monster - tinymonster
Traffic Ninja - crazybreadman
XMB Xtreme Mountain Bike - scitunes
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  • EastboundEastbound Posts: 1,074Member, BASIC
    Hey this is unrelated, but check your profile, I wrote on your wall.
  • JoshKahaneJoshKahane Posts: 470Member
    Sadly I also didn't receive an email. Unfortunate for those who haven't as there are so many good contenders. However congratulations to those who have heard.
  • HugeGraphicsHugeGraphics Posts: 81Member
    You're not alone in that feeling....
  • MarkOnTheIronMarkOnTheIron Posts: 1,447Member
    I don't think (hope) they've already choose the finalist, mainly because many of the game on your list were almost sure finalist.

    I think they had some kind of problems preventing them to give us some news about it.
  • firemaplegamesfiremaplegames Posts: 3,206Member
    I have not heard anything yet either. it would be nice to hear either way for two reasons: 1) my mother asks whether I've heard anything every 5 minutes, and 2) it would be nice to know whether or not I need to buy a plane ticket...
  • EastboundEastbound Posts: 1,074Member, BASIC
    Although I would still like to here from Joe >:0

    EDIT: Good timing, Joe :D
  • HugeGraphicsHugeGraphics Posts: 81Member
    So that adds Trouball to the list.

    Now we have:

    A Plinky Game! - maralfer
    Birds Attack! - butterbean
    BORK's Adventures - eliehang
    Kill The King - eastbound
    Orbots Attack - HugeGraphics
    Drawn Blood - butterbean
    i500 - Intergalactic 500 - scitunes
    Labyrinth Deluxe - tshirtbooth
    Polexia - orbz
    Aeropack - micah
    Say No to Drugs - scitunes
    Tiny Monster - tinymonster
    Traffic Ninja - crazybreadman
    XMB Xtreme Mountain Bike - scitunes
    Trouball - kahanejosh
  • scitunesscitunes Posts: 4,047Member, Sous Chef
    Nothing here. That gets rid of three of them
  • HugeGraphicsHugeGraphics Posts: 81Member
    And now Stunt Squirrels as well. Hmmm....

    A Plinky Game! - maralfer
    Birds Attack! - butterbean
    BORK's Adventures - eliehang
    Kill The King - eastbound
    Orbots Attack - HugeGraphics
    Drawn Blood - butterbean
    i500 - Intergalactic 500 - scitunes
    Labyrinth Deluxe - tshirtbooth
    Polexia - orbz
    Aeropack - micah
    Say No to Drugs - scitunes
    Tiny Monster - tinymonster
    Traffic Ninja - crazybreadman
    XMB Xtreme Mountain Bike - scitunes
    Trouball - kahanejosh
    Stunt Squirrels - firemaplegames
  • MarkOnTheIronMarkOnTheIron Posts: 1,447Member
    @ FMG: haha I'm on the same situation as your first point.

    It reminds me when I had my first app on the App Store: I was frantically checking Applyzer every ten minutes to see the rankings
  • harrioharrio Posts: 234Member
    what's cookin,

    nothing here...as predicted...lol

    add me to the list of woe.

    noodles
  • HugeGraphicsHugeGraphics Posts: 81Member
    A Plinky Game! - maralfer
    Birds Attack! - butterbean
    BORK's Adventures - eliehang
    Kill The King - eastbound
    Orbots Attack - HugeGraphics
    Drawn Blood - butterbean
    i500 - Intergalactic 500 - scitunes
    Labyrinth Deluxe - tshirtbooth
    Polexia - orbz
    Aeropack - micah
    Say No to Drugs - scitunes
    Tiny Monster - tinymonster
    Traffic Ninja - crazybreadman
    XMB Xtreme Mountain Bike - scitunes
    Trouball - kahanejosh
    Stunt Squirrels - firemaplegames
    Jen... - harrio
  • JCFordJCFord Posts: 785Member
    To add to your list I've not heard anything either - but to be honest I think with the big push on 0.8.2 for the GS team and maybe a judge not getting their feedback in time that its just a case that the finalists will get an email and be announced Monday for now let the GS team get their well earned sleep.
  • MarkOnTheIronMarkOnTheIron Posts: 1,447Member
    It's about 15:20 for them (I think) so I don't think they will sleep for a while :-)

    But I agree with you that they would have said something if they had the possibility. I think they had some kind of problem preventing them to get in touch with us
  • JCFordJCFord Posts: 785Member
    Yes but if they've been working through the night to get the 0.81 and then 0.82 fixes out to us, I'm sure they will be having the weekend off to catch up on sleep.
  • BeyondtheTechBeyondtheTech Posts: 809Member
    I only got spam in the last 72 hours. ;)
  • HugeGraphicsHugeGraphics Posts: 81Member
    Thanks for letting us know, BeyondtheTech.

    A Plinky Game! - maralfer
    Birds Attack! - butterbean
    BORK's Adventures - eliehang
    Kill The King - eastbound
    Orbots Attack - HugeGraphics
    Drawn Blood - butterbean
    i500 - Intergalactic 500 - scitunes
    Labyrinth Deluxe - tshirtbooth
    Polexia - orbz
    Aeropack - micah
    Say No to Drugs - scitunes
    Tiny Monster - tinymonster
    Traffic Ninja - crazybreadman
    XMB Xtreme Mountain Bike - scitunes
    Trouball - kahanejosh
    Stunt Squirrels - firemaplegames
    Jen... - harrio
    Absorb - JCFord
    Spellcaster - BeyondtheTech
  • HugeGraphicsHugeGraphics Posts: 81Member
    At this point, I'm betting no notifications have been sent. But we need something to distract us.

    So, who would care to start a little internal voting? Let's hear your own picks for the finalists – go!
  • HugeGraphicsHugeGraphics Posts: 81Member
    For your convenience, this is all 36 entries:

    A Plinky Game! - maralfer

    Birds Attack! - butterbean

    BORK's Adventures - eliehang

    Kill The King - eastbound

    Orbots Attack - HugeGraphics

    Drawn Blood - butterbean

    i500 - Intergalactic 500 - scitunes

    Labyrinth Deluxe - tshirtbooth

    Polexia - orbz

    Aeropack - micah

    Say No to Drugs - scitunes

    Tiny Monster - tinymonster

    Traffic Ninja - crazybreadman

    XMB Xtreme Mountain Bike - scitunes

    Spellcaster - beyondthetech

    Absorb - jcford

    Jen... - harrio

    Trouball - kahanejosh

    Stunt Squirrels - firemaplegames

    Detonate! Lite - jkornoff

    Fireflight - Valan

    Lil' Blocks - Toddler Toy - weelittlegamer

    Block Battle - burzmali

    Dang, Not Another Paper Game - ktfright

    Mr. Boom - gamevicci

    Stairs - strobanik

    Bomb Hero - leoleoleo

    Darkness - jonathantynan.com

    F is for Falling - mulcahy

    Lightspeed Racer - ktfright

    Musa Monsoon - ktfright

    Stunt Fly - mikequinn

    The Cat Rides the Astrobus - shaihalud

    Touch Light - venon_it

    Walk the Line - zilla

    Wrong Way Rage - jkornoff
  • HugeGraphicsHugeGraphics Posts: 81Member
    Unfortunately, they are not all playable. Several crash my browser. But I'm in agreement with your selections, with a few possible alternates in mind. And thanks for the vote! Here are mine (copy/paste):

    Stunt Squirrels - firemaplegames
    Labyrinth Deluxe - tshirtbooth
    Kill The King - eastbound
    Fireflight - Valan
    Orbots Attack - HugeGraphics : )

    Spellcaster also has a ton of elements in it, but I can't figure out how to play it on the web. And there are a few that are similar-style games that are neck-and-neck with each other.

    The hard part of this is that the seasoned programmers will obviously have superior code and more in-depth functionality, but the graphics guys catch your eye first. It's a tough call to make, but I guess selling $1 apps on iTunes is all about those first impressions, right? (Says the graphics guy....)
  • MarkOnTheIronMarkOnTheIron Posts: 1,447Member
    We should first sort them by US and international but many users haven't specified a location.
    Here's mine:

    Stunt Squirrels - firemaplegames
    Labyrinth Deluxe - tshirtbooth
    Kill The King - eastbound
    Traffic Ninja - crazybreadman
    A Plinky Game! - maralfer :)
  • BeyondtheTechBeyondtheTech Posts: 809Member
    Ya, I think I knocked myself out of the running. I was trying to think outside the box and come up with a cool iPhone game. Of course, after I submitted it, I didn't realize they were going to judge it on "web play."

    Unless you're using a tablet or a touchscreen, most people will find it impossible to use their mouse to draw the pattern of the spell fast enough to build it, then press the name when it's at its peak, then press the CAST button at the right time to throw the spell at full accuracy.

    It's really a game to be played on the device.
  • HugeGraphicsHugeGraphics Posts: 81Member
    Understood. We have a similar issue with Orbots Attack – it's just not fun unless you play it on the iPhone because it's a TILT game! We had to pull a web version out of our rear at the last minute. So we'll look forward to playing Spellcaster on iPhone, then. : )

    How about your votes?
  • jkornoffjkornoff Posts: 55Member
    Nothing from either of my entries. Wrong Way Rage or Detonate!, but it sounds like no one has heard anything yet.
  • HugeGraphicsHugeGraphics Posts: 81Member
    Thanks for letting us know, jkornoff.

    A Plinky Game! - maralfer
    Birds Attack! - butterbean
    BORK's Adventures - eliehang
    Kill The King - eastbound
    Orbots Attack - HugeGraphics
    Drawn Blood - butterbean
    i500 - Intergalactic 500 - scitunes
    Labyrinth Deluxe - tshirtbooth
    Polexia - orbz
    Aeropack - micah
    Say No to Drugs - scitunes
    Tiny Monster - tinymonster
    Traffic Ninja - crazybreadman
    XMB Xtreme Mountain Bike - scitunes
    Trouball - kahanejosh
    Stunt Squirrels - firemaplegames
    Jen... - harrio
    Absorb - JCFord
    Spellcaster - BeyondtheTech
    Wrong Way Rage - jkornoff
    Detonate! - jkornoff
  • QuinnZoneStudiosQuinnZoneStudios Posts: 452Member
    Same here for my Fly demo. The thing is, mine's a demo of an "idea", whereas most of the entries here a finished games. I figured the software wasn't finished so it wouldn't matter if my game wasn't lol!
    As far as voting goes, I find that extremely difficult because they each have their own merits. I am amazed at the ingenuity people have shown with their ideas. All quite brilliant!

    I'll probably go back to my iPhone version which has smaller backgrounds due to perfornance issues. That will then replace my current web version. Originally I was considering a superhero fly and decided it was too complicated and came to the idea of making him a stunt fly ..... Only to then see Stunt Squirrels after I'd already named my app at the Apple dev site :-). That can happen though. At least our games are completely different and similar in title only (sorry firemaplegames).
    See you all later!

    Good luck all anyway and competition or not, continue to make great games and keep pushing the limits of the software and our imaginations!
  • HugeGraphicsHugeGraphics Posts: 81Member
    Good post, Mike. I'll second the camaraderie in that, and underline it with reassurance I only wanted us to vote for each other for fun! So I hope no one is offended. It's possible to have the ugliest yet best performing game in this situation, so I was interested to hear people talk about what didn't get noticed. I bet each of us has something that would raise the eyebrows of the other!

    Hey, everyone should try this site to squeeze your backgrounds and definitely anything using transparency (24-bit PNG's): http://www.gracepointafterfive.com/punypng

    I ran all of our stuff through there and saved an additional 34% in file size. We animated a lot of things, so it was a huge help.
  • QuinnZoneStudiosQuinnZoneStudios Posts: 452Member
    Cool, I'll check that out. I know I reduced mine significantly by using "save for web" png in Photoshop. Of course you have the option to save with transparency or not depending upon the graphic. All great stuff!
  • HugeGraphicsHugeGraphics Posts: 81Member
    Goes beyond Save for Web... Do that first, then upload for even more compression. It's lossless, gains are in metadata and stuff like that I think.
  • HugeGraphicsHugeGraphics Posts: 81Member
    Hey, congrats man! Good news!!
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