The winners of the 3 categories have been announced. The overall judges vote ended up corresponding with the community vote ( which would kinda make sense ).
It’s a shame that there can only be one winner, but I’m sure everyone will agree that the Blender GE community is the overall winner - the 2.49a GE has been shown to be able to produce some fantastic games!!!
Personally I really liked the logic brick only category in the competition - it’s amazing what a non-coding artist ( but with technical skills - if you know how to manipulate faces and vertices in 3D to form something that looks good, you’re already pretty technical can create with Blender, an idea, and plenty of time and coffee / red bull
It was a great competition, and something that we should definitely organise again in a few months time. It would be great to get a resource to collect funds from the community itself ( 20 Euros here, 10 here all could add up to another pot or Euro 500 - or higher!!! ). I was very happy to donate the Euro500 for this competition fund, but I might not have the spare cash for the next ones - my bar tab needs paying off
If a future prize fund was adequate, it could allow more categories, as well as maybe even 2nd and 3rd place prizes. This would of course have to be agreed with the community first.
Categories and winner…
- Graphics: NATURE
- Gameplay: DukDuk
- Logic Brick Only: Cube
Here’s looking forward to Blender 2.5 and the new, customisable UI - one idea for a category for the next GE is “Best level editing UI”