Construction Time Again: Famicase 2024 R&D Thread

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Fruitality
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I recall in the last couple of years it's taken close to a week to fill up, though I'm not sure if that's just Satoshi-san working through the backlog.

That said, yeah it's definitely advised to submit within the first couple of days of submissions being open!
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Rubymv
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andrewelmore wrote: 26 Feb 2024, 06:18
Rubymv wrote: 26 Feb 2024, 03:20 I have an idea already. I do these simple cat people drawings and I think it’d be fun to come up with a fake game concept for them. I’m glad I found out about the submission window when I did because it looks like I have a little over a month before the deadline. I’m not sure what type of game it would be yet but since it’s fake I guess the interpretation can be pretty loose. I’m looking forward to doing the text the most I think. Going to check out some of my famicom cassettes and the famicase archives for inspiration.
Heads up, usually submissions are filled within the day once the window opens : (
Oh good to know!! I actually already have my sketch done so I’ll work speedy to get the final art in 😅 I’ve done more on shorter deadlines 😂 seriously thanks again for the heads up!
Kai
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So maybe there is a bigger science to the things that you can explain to me but for the previous four entries I had no idea and only given out one Famicom-ID (FC-ID) (it was RIAHV).
I found this handy list https://famicomworld.com/game-list/ but I am unsure if I should just make up some code that looks nice or has a hidden meaning for me or ... Could you enlighten me?
malyzar
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For my first entry, I used my initials and the year (MCW-22). I think just making something up is the standard practice!
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Dan
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I'm about to do a crazy late-night last-minute design because I'm on year 5 and I can't break the streak!

I'm torn between either doing a tabletop wargame theme or a surreal psychological horror theme. I'll see what speaks to me the most once I start sketching!

Wish me luck, it's gonna be a late night tonight :mrgreen:
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Fruitality
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Kai wrote: 28 Feb 2024, 23:25 So maybe there is a bigger science to the things that you can explain to me but for the previous four entries I had no idea and only given out one Famicom-ID (FC-ID) (it was RIAHV).
I found this handy list https://famicomworld.com/game-list/ but I am unsure if I should just make up some code that looks nice or has a hidden meaning for me or ... Could you enlighten me?
I've always used HVC-WH which is just the Nintendo publisher code (I think) plus my initials. I think people generally just make up some code for themselves or for the specific game.

But now that I'm thinking about the formatting of the codes being PUBLISHER-GAME then I suppose mine should have been variations of WJH-XX the whole time instead of HVC-WH 🤔

Oh well, doesn't matter anyway!
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malyzar
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Got my email drafted and ready to send. 8-)

Very excited to see what everyone came up with!
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Fruitality
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Still working on mine hours before the due date because I haven't learned my lesson since high school lol
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Fruitality
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Post your submission with a heavy Gaussian Blur challenge

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Not a lot of colour in mine this year!
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malyzar
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What a great idea! Here's mine:
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Kai
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Kinda neat that everyone does the famicodes with some kind of "I dont think about it" but here is my method :D Love that!
Heres my blob
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andrewelmore
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Guess who woke up this morning and saw that submissions opened like two days ago and didn't finish his
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andrewelmore
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anyway here's an extremely rough WIP of a v1 that never got turned into anything useful. Take a wild guess where the inspiration came from, haha.
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malyzar
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andrewelmore wrote: 02 Mar 2024, 09:03 anyway here's an extremely rough WIP of a v1 that never got turned into anything useful. Take a wild guess where the inspiration came from, haha.
Aha YES!!! Excellent job. But also, there may still be time to submit, right??
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