Code switching game compo idea

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October 11th, 2011 5:39 pm

Cosmologicon and I have been talking over at pyweek about code review and he thought that if other people looked at each other’s code during the compo they could help each other out.

So I had the idea that there should be a game compo where everyone starts making a game and then they switch code with someone else and start working on each other’s game. Every day or so they’d switch code with someone new, and at the end of 7 days everyone would have a frankenstein of a game. People would practice reading other people’s code and in turn writing readable code for others to read.

EDIT: Here’s a link to the pyweek discussion which has now become a code review event.

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3 Responses to “Code switching game compo idea”

  1. ratboy2713 says:

    I actually love this idea. I don’t think it would produce any interesting games if each person only had it for a day, but at the end of the week people would have a new appreciation for readable code and properly layed out objectives.

  2. tnelsond says:

    Well people are able to make interesting games by themselves in 48 hours, I don’t see why many people having a day each should be much different.

  3. hdon says:

    I vote for this idea! Great idea!

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