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@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ Here at GitHub, we're no strangers to hosting or sponsoring hackathons. With the
## The Challenge
-You have the entire month of November to create a **web-based** game loosely built around one or more of the following:
+You have the entire month of November to create a **web-based** game *loosely* built around one or more of the following themes:
* forking (or forks)
* branching (or branches)
@@ -10,29 +10,21 @@ You have the entire month of November to create a **web-based** game loosely bui
* pushing
* pulling
-**Please note:** an additional secret theme will be announced Nov 1st! Please tweet your suggestions mentioning #ggo12 and we'll pick the best!
+What do we mean by **loosely** based on these concepts? We literally mean, *loosely* based. Some examples might be a FPS where you throw forks at water balloons, an educational game about DNA cloning, or perhaps a platformer where you push and pull objects.
-What do we mean by **loosely** based on these concepts? We literally mean, *loosely* based. Some examples might be
-
-* a FPS where you throw forks at water balloons
-* a RPG where you walk about pushing people
-* an educational game about DNA cloning
-* a text adventure about monkeys swinging from branches
-* a platformer where you push and pull objects
-
-Your game. Your rules. You can participate as an individual or as a team.
+Your game. Your rules. You can participate as an individual or as a team. You're encouraged to use open source libraries, frameworks, graphics, and sounds.
## Prizes
-We'll have a number of categories e.g. Best Use of Open Source, Best Student Project, etc. Winners of each category will win shiny new iPads with Retina displays (64GB wifi models), or if you'd prefer an iPad mini or money towards a Macbook Pro, we'll give you Apple Store Credit for the value of the iPad. Runners up will receive a package of GitHub swag.
+We have 5 shiny new iPads with Retina displays (64GB wifi models) to give to our winners (or Apple Store Credit equivalent). Runners up will receive GitHub swag of their choice ($100 credit for the [GitHub Shop](http://shop.github.com/)). If you have a team submission, we'll give you Apple Store credit equal to the value of the iPad. You can split it with your teammates as appropriate.
-If you have a team submission, we'll give you Apple Store credit equal to the value of the iPad. You can split it with your teammates as appropriate.
+All of the winners and runners up will be showcased on our blog.
-![](http://i.imgur.com/lxZrD.png)
+<img src="http://i.imgur.com/lxZrD.png" style="border:0;">
-### Everyone's a winner
+### Everyone's a winner!
-All participants will receive a limited edition [Coderwall](http://www.coderwall.com) badge! Winners and runners up will also receive a special Coderwall badge.
+All particpants will receive a limited edition [Coderwall](http://www.coderwall.com) badge as shown above. Winners and runners up will also get one their own special version of it.
## Judging
@@ -44,12 +36,10 @@ We have a number of awesome judges who graciously volunteered to take a look at
* [Lee Reilly](http://twitter.com/leereilly), Gamer Dad and Software Developer at GitHub
* [Romana Ramzan](https://twitter.com/Manak/), Denki's Player Champion. PhD Researcher. Organiser of Scottish Game Jam.
-
## Rules
* To qualify for entry as an **individual** you must fork the [github/game-off-2012](https://github.com/github/game-off-2012) repository to your individual account
* To quality for entry as a **team** you must fork the [github/game-off-2012](https://github.com/github/game-off-2012) to a [free organization account](https://github.com/settings/organizations)
-* If you want to qualify for the student prizes, please ensure that you have a [verified academic email address on file](https://github.com/edu).
* All entries must be web-based i.e. playable in a browser. HTML5, WebGL, Unity, Torque 3D, Node JS, Flash is all possible - just be sure the source is made available on your fork.
* You must be over the age of 13
@@ -58,12 +48,8 @@ We have a number of awesome judges who graciously volunteered to take a look at
* If you don't already have a GitHub account, [sign up now](https://github.com/signup/free) - it's free!
* Fork the [github/game-off-2012](https://github.com/github/game-off-2012) repository to your individual account (or to a free organization account)
* Be sure to follow @github on Twitter for updates
-* Looking for a team? Use Twitter hashtag #ggo12
* Make sure your code is pushed to the master branch of before Dec 1st!
-
-### Bonus Points
-
-* Make sure you have a README file with a brief description, what open source project (if any) you used, and a screenshot.
+* Make sure you have a README file with a brief description, what open source projects (if any) you used, and a screenshot.
* Your repo should have a brief description and a URL where the game is playable (this will make our judging process easier):
![](https://img.skitch.com/20121010-x2ecpu95fi91us6hbfehg2dgit.png)
@@ -72,10 +58,7 @@ Winners will be announced before Christmas :santa:
# Comments / Questions / Help
-New to Git, GitHub, and/or version control? Check out our [help documentation](https://help.github.com/) to get started!
-
-* Questions about Git/GitHub? As always, please email support@github.com and be sure to include 'GitHub Game Off' in the subject.
-* Questions specific to the GitHub Game Off? Please [create an issue](https://github.com/github/game-off-2012/issues/new).
-* Please use Twitter hashtag [#ggo12](https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=%23ggo12).
-
-![](http://i.imgur.com/SldMw.jpg)
+* New to Git, GitHub, and/or version control? Check out our [help documentation](https://help.github.com/) to get started!
+* Questions about Git/GitHub? Please email support@github.com and be sure to include 'GitHub Game Off' in the subject.
+* Questions specific to the GitHub Game Off? Please [create an issue](https://github.com/github/game-off-2012/issues/new). That will be the offical FAQ.
+* The official Twitter hashtag is [#ggo12](https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=%23ggo12).
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