I haven't written a games-related post for a while, but I found
resources for building games. There are complex tools like a level
and more nuts and bolts features like collision
EffectGames is actually a hosted service, and while you can develop
locally, you release games through their site. The license
has all the details on the service and the ownership of code released
There's an active community on the site, and a development blog with
lots of interesting resources. The post on Old School Color Cycling
(demo) really brought back some memories!
10K Apart is a competition to develop a web app in 10K. The rules are as follows:
- Size: Total file size, including images, scripts and markup, must be under 10K
- Standards: HTML5 is encouraged, and apps must work in IE9, Firefox and WebKit browsers
- Libraries: Major CDN-hosted libraries don't count, but only if they're jQuery, Prototype, or Typekit
The first prize is \$3000 plus a bunch of other stuff. The judges
include Zeldman and Erik Meyer.
When I saw "web app" I wondered if they meant server-side as well, but
it seems to be just client-side code, with a "designer" emphasis. Now,
if we can get some ex-demoscene hackers to enter we could really blow
"Why is IE9 mentioned in the rules?" I hear you ask. Well, Microsoft are the sponsor of the event. Make of that what you will.