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FPSC Classic Showcase / Winner of the Very Best of the Best: 2009

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KeithC
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Posted: 29th Dec 2009 06:11 Edited at: 28th Sep 2011 05:09



First of all; I'd like to thank the developers who made this all possible, without you...there wouldn't be any BOTB! And without any further "messing around"; here is the Winner of the VBOTB: 2009

Red Shift - Defy




UPDATE (3/2010):

Congratulations to Defy, he is the next in line to receive the VBOTB. Unfortunately; it came to my attention that TheK has given a copy, of his purchased copy, of Project Blue to another member...who in turn passed it around. Our policy on Piracy is strict....DON'T DO IT! To read more on this unfortunate incident, click here.

The following is a breakdown of the results; Judge's Results, followed by the Community Vote.
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Judgment



The Warehouse - Puppy of Kosh = 131 pts.

Automatic Update - Wehtam = 150 pts.

Pioneering - Chidem = 189 pts.

Canalyst - Sector 49 Studios = 188 pts.

Red Shift - Blazer X = 189 pts.
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As you can see; Pioneering, Canalyst and Red Shift were extremely tight. Automatic Update suffered from the very reason for it's being: making a game with stock media. Making a good game with only stock media is no small feat, and not many can do it. Wehtam does it, and does it well! If not for the custom categories, he may have pulled off a win. Maybe next year!

The Warehouse
was an excellent shooter, but lacked some of the originality present in the 3 titles mentioned above. But overall, it was a good solid shooter...and took the top place in the Community Vote!

I'd also like to note that although Pioneering did not do very well in the community vote; it was geared at a little bit different audience/player (with it's historical leanings). It also held the highest score in the Originality category!
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Here is a graphic of the Poll (Community Vote) results:


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Final Tally



The Warehouse - Puppy of Kosh = 166.5 pts.

Automatic Update - Wehtam = 170.3 pts.

Pioneering - Chidem = 191.3 pts.

Canalyst - Sector 49 Studios = 211.8 pts.

Red Shift - Blazer X = 207 pts.
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With about a 5 point lead, Canalyst beats out Red Shift for the Title of Very Best of the Best: 2009! The community vote made all the difference in this case!

Thanks again for all who voted, and all those who showed support; and a big thanks to TGC for supplying the generous prize of a $250 Voucher and 4,000 Store points!

With all the Mods available, and the new shader system from Bond1; I expect 2010 to be a very exciting year for the Best of the Best...as well as the Very Best of the Best: 2010!

-Keith

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Posted: 29th Dec 2009 07:32
Wow! This is a most exciting moment! Congrats to ALL entries for your hard work and keep it up!

Cheers

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Posted: 29th Dec 2009 11:06
Well done Sector 49 Studios !

Thank you to all who voted, making this a contest to really work hard for.

Big thanks to Keith too for managing such a large contest, cheers

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Posted: 29th Dec 2009 13:42
Thanks guys.
Thanks to KeithC from me, too.

Best,
TheK

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Posted: 29th Dec 2009 16:07
Congrats! Enjoy the badge!
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Posted: 30th Dec 2009 03:15
guys, i don't normally venture into FPSC forums but when the VBOTB voting thread appeared i decided to download and play the entries (and a few other wip's from the forums, as well). all were quite fun, impressive, and unique (so much so that playing the demos prompted my purchase of the fpsc bonanza pack ). the hard work put into the demos was obvious and congratz to all for what you've accomplished. well done!

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KeithC
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Posted: 30th Dec 2009 04:41
Thanks for playing them, VN! All the devs worked hard on their games/demos, and it's good to see them get the recognition they deserve, as well as all the other BOTB entries.

Look forward to seeing what you can come up with yourself.

-Keith
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Posted: 30th Dec 2009 12:13
I couldn't open Canalyst on either my old laptop or my new laptop. When I attempt to open it I get the following error:

Runtime error 1507 - Display using 32bit is not supported by available hardware at line 2552.

I have a suspicion that it's Windows 7 causing the problem as it occurs on both laptops. Both laptops have completely different hardware so I don't think it's graphics card related.


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Posted: 30th Dec 2009 12:57
Congrats Sector 49, our first VBOTB! And congrats to all of the other entrants, everyone was deserving

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Posted: 30th Dec 2009 14:50
Congrats Sector 49! Canalyst was an awesome game! Even thou I voted for Pioneering. Twice, as for some reason it let me vote twice. TheK... You are my Idol!!!

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Posted: 30th Dec 2009 15:12
Hey, thanks guys!

marc steene, that error was my fault. Open up the "setup.ini" and set in the lines "width=" and "height=" something, what your monitor supports. That should fix your problem.
I've forgotten to delete these lines.

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Posted: 30th Dec 2009 16:27
Good job with canalyst sector

Next year ill join in on the very best of the best of the best

Seriously shouldent it be like "The very best of 2009"?
and then next year just change it to TVBO2010?

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Posted: 30th Dec 2009 17:23
Uh...this year was the Very Best of the Best: 2009

As such; next year will be the Very Best of the Best: 2010

Not sure if I understand your question?

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Quote: "
Uh...this year was the Very Best of the Best: 2009

As such; next year will be the Very Best of the Best: 2010

Not sure if I understand your question?

"


Oh lame i dindt notice that


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Posted: 30th Dec 2009 22:08
@TheK - thanks, I got it working It's really good so far - the checkpoint arrows were a really good idea and the tutorial gives the player a nice introduction to the game instead of just dropping the player in like most FPSC games. Good work, I'm looking forward to the full game


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Posted: 31st Dec 2009 17:46
Added the link for the game in the top section!

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I've been informed that TheK has received his prizes; so that wraps the first VBOTB up for 2009!

Thanks again for all involved, and all who played and voted!

-Keith
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Congrats to all involved. Was a good year and a good introduction to the scene.

Thanks to all who voted, much appreciated.
All the best for next year.

demo released.
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Posted: 19th Mar 2010 05:32
Updated.

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Posted: 19th Mar 2010 13:59
Wait! I know what happened, but this is just not right!

Quality goes beyond the tools. No matter how he did it. It isnt the way to act.

It is completly wrong, I know.

Although, that is just my opinion.

Congrats to new VBOTB!

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Posted: 20th Mar 2010 05:41
Kinda sad, but what's done is done. Congrats to Defy for gaining the title.

@Keith - Might want to fix your 'click here' link...

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Thanks; forgot to fill in the placeholder!

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Posted: 20th Mar 2010 11:54
Congrats, to defy, my friend!


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Congrats to Defy! I think KeithC did the right thing.

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i hate to be a perty pooper but i think that red shift desrves not even a BOTB, i would rate the game 2/10 starts.

Why? because for starters the name just sounds like a rip off on the game Blue shift. When you get shot some funny chinese symbol pops up, through the entire game i didnt have any HUDS so i couldnt tell how much ammo i had and how much health i got. There is only 2 guns. The level design needed more dressing up (more objects, often there was just say a blank room with a car sitting in the middle of it). I couldnt understand a thing in game from the stock standard voice acting. Each level took me under a minute. Only like 10 mins of gameplay. No variaty in enemys it was just vanilla all the way. Puzzles where way obvious. In the menu when you click new game (in english) it goes load game. i spent more time figuring out how to play the game then what i did playing it.

and some good things about it was that it finished just before i wanted to delete it. Really i dont see what is so good about this game. Again sorry for being a party pooper but im a tough judge to impress and this is not one of them.

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Ok, you need to cliack chinese symbolf ofcourse. And Defy said, that it was one level cut into pieces, and tell me an FPSC game that has more than 10 minutes of gameplay. Canalyst had less than that. And I liked the level design, it was nice, what kinda stuff would be in that room? Tell me that. I think Defy deserves ´the title. And I don't remember you getting a BOTB, do I?

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"And I don't remember you getting a BOTB, do I?"

No you dont because im not comparing to one of my games im just judging its poor quality that happens to get the VBOTB.

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Let us know when you have your own complete game to show off.

-Keith
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i like Red shift, good job my friend!
@darkangeloblivion, the gameplay is nice and he made lots of costum media, it takes some time to finish the game, IT IS VBOTB!



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i will let you know when im goin to show off my game and when i do please feel free to use constructive critisism such as myn

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You can count on it.

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and you can count on my 'constructive' critism, but this thread is about the winner of vbotb



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yes true lets drop this conversation

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I must admit..for me I couldn't understand any of the voices and I spent more time loading than playing.

And something Defy might want to look into is that there are lots of little spots on the wall textures that are transparent and you can see the skybox.

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Posted: 21st Apr 2010 16:17 Edited at: 21st Apr 2010 18:23
First of I would like to thank TGC and Keith for putting this together. It's a added bonus for the community.

I am sorry to hear about the events leading up to the new announcement,
however would like to thank all the people involved (testers etc) and those who voted.

I also appreciate the feedback, and will do my best to look into these matters.

thanks again.

demo released.
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Quote: "tell me an FPSC game that has more than 10 minutes of gameplay"


Anderson.

As far as I know the best time was around 4 hours

However:

After some time off the records, I´m back to the boards and have learned about the VBOTB - and, to be honest, Red Shift deserves it.

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Good to hear from and get kudos from our very first BOTB holder!

-Keith

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always a pleasure to come by

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Quote: "DarkAngelOblivion TM"


Quote: "Joined: Wed Oct 7th 2009"


But makes this kind of posts?

Wierd. He must have been hacked. It wasnt him.

Serioulsy, who are YOU?! ...to say something like that.

Defy did a great job, to make good gameplay/music/huds/models/textures/...anything.

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We vote for these works.

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