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Re: [Icehouse] Winter IGDC - Coasters?

  • From"Elliott C. Evans" <eeyore@xxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 21 Sep 2007 10:30:32 -0700 (PDT)
Ryan wrote:
> If a game requires 1 to 4 or 5 3x3 boards without any arrows,
> would that count as "a Martian Coaster game"?
> For instance, is Twin Win a Martian Coaster game? It uses a
> single 3x3 board and completely ignores the arrows on the
> original coaster.

I say no to both questions. If you're able to ignore aspects of
the coaster that make it a unique game product, where does it end?

You can play IceTowers on a set of Martian Coasters, you just
ignore everything about the arrows and the grid. That doesn't
make IceTowers a coaster game.

You can play Icehouse using the coasters as stash pads, but that
doesn't make Icehouse a coaster game.

> Of course every designer will likely interpret the requirements
> of competition slightly differently, but how badly would you
> personally penalize, say, Twin Win if it were in the running?

Will games that do not follow the theme be allowed to enter?

Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans