VGNG Compo: Voting Has Begun!

By: Derek Yu

On: March 26th, 2008


Wow, amazing turnout for the Video Game Name Generator Competition – we have 48 hot hot entries for you to rub up against! A new record!

The quality and variety of the games is really just inspiring. I had a blast watching the development goin’ on, and the results met and exceeded expectations. I’m alternately excited and fearful by the prospect of later competitions – on the one hand, you guys are obviously honing your game-making skills like crazy… on the other hand, that means I’ll probably have to spend the rest of my life compiling the great games that are going to come out of the next compo!

I was also really happy to see so many new faces in the forums. Even if you joined just to participate in the compo, it was great to have you guys around, and I hope you stay!

Well, my blathering on isn’t really doing anyone any good. Just check out the games. And for everyone who participated, you should give yourselves a hearty clap on the back. This is legendary stuffs.

Special thanks to the creator(s) of the VGNG, ’cause that thing rocks, and also to moi, who compiled the final list of games and made my life a lot easier.

Don’t forget to vote!

EDIT: Fixed Time Shark’s link and added BaronCid’s Super Mario Versus Programming in China to the list (it’s a pen and paper game!). Sorry about that, guys!

  • BMcC

    Well done, chaps!

    My roommate actually started an entry the night of the deadline, but didn’t finish. I do think he’s going to release it at some point, though.

  • BMcC

    P.S. Oh my gosh, these entries look great!

  • gnome

    And you got a proper (quite lovely too) webpage to show those beauties off! Excellent!

  • MisterX

    At first I thought “Well, screw it, those are too many games. I’ll just wait for the results and play the winners.”. I then had a look at the list of all the entries.
    What can I say,.. this is gonna be a damn long day!

  • Mischief Maker

    Pure awesomeness.

    But OF COURSE they had to come out just days after all gamemaker games stopped running on my computer due to mysterious reasons.

    Anyone know of a fix for every single game maker game you try saying the file seems corrupted?

  • Mercury Blind

    this is gonna take a while…

  • Difficultman

    Noone Can Stop the VGNG Compo

  • I Like Cake

    For some reason, my Download link (Medieval Shark Strike Force) just goes back to the VGNG page.

  • MisterX

    Wow, I’ve only just played 2 of the entries and I’m already amazed. I guess probably one more week for voting would be nice :D Also, probably next time, the voting should be opened some time after the deadline, shouldn’t it? At least I fear some guys won’t even bother playing many of those games and rather just try those they already know, agree that they are cool and vote for them, not knowing if there aren’t any other good ones.
    Anyway, luckily I still got 1 1/2 weeks of vacation, plenty of time for playing all those gems :)

  • Oddbob

    Finally I know how an obsessive compulsive penguin feels.

    Awesome stuff, chaps.

  • Melly

    I feel bad about not finishing my entry, even after promising I would.

    On the up side, I’ve got inspiration for a project i plan to do with another person called M.C. Escher’s Animal Wasteland.

    Well, better start playing those entries.

  • moi

    We love the VGNG, Compo of the blood god.

  • Sciere

    Bloody brilliant!

  • Mr. Small

    My First Skydiving Academy. That is all.

  • Fishy Boy

    Only thing that made me sad was that BDTU isn’t finished yet.

  • Mr. Small

    Eh, cactus will probably make people donate for it and then never release it. I wouldn’t be surprised!

  • Lim-Dul

    Phew. Finished checking out each and every game. Damn, I have 7 contenders that I quite liked and now I have to vote for 3… :-

  • sinoth

    Dammit! Finished them all, and I only narrowed it down to 19! Can we vote for 10 instead of 3? xD

  • JNK

    Samurai Railroad Mansion is awesome, but it’d be even better if it was a TYPING GAME.

  • Jäd

    Mr. Small:

    Yeah, because he never finishes anything he starts D:<

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    Special thanks to the creator(s) of the VGNG, ’cause that thing rocks, and also to moi, who compiled the final list of games and made my life a lot easier.

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