And the theme is…
WIKIPEDIA / MEDIAWIKI
ok, so before I dropped the hint that you should be ready with some way of getting at web data, well heres what that is all about:
I want you to make a game that pulls stuff from wikipedia (or a mediawiki I set up especially) and uses that in your game. it could be something as simple as loading images on a page and making them enemies to kill, or perhaps you want to generate levels from the text, and links on the page are doors to other levels? or perhaps (if you really want to push yourself) you can get your game to add pages and content to the wiki and have a full on changing MUD going on.
reading information from mediawiki really isnt that daunting, and I’ve put up some examples on the mediawiki I set up to get you started.
if you cant (or dont want to) access the web with your game, saving a local copy of a page and/or images is fine. as is picking any page on wikipedia you want and using that as a theme instead if you want a more traditional LD experiance.
big important thing to know:
miniLDs now also have the new submission page for your finished games (if you only make a blog post about it I might miss it!) so when your game is done, post it here:
and finally the optional bonus theme that gets you pretend points:
“Duke Nukem Forever”
…have fun with that one folks
finish time is 0000 UTC on monday, you have 48 hours, get cracking!