GameCog – Create, Design, Develop, Discuss

on April 16, 2009 - 3072 Views

GameCog

Move over 64Digits, there is a new site in town!

GameCOG is a new community website that has been created to provide game developers, designers and enthusiasts, an active environment to create and design, develop and discuss their game ideas and projects.

Although it has just had its first public release, it is going strong with a good amount of members joining each day and they have already announced their first competition – The GameCOG Jam;

GameCOG Jam

GameCOG is [very] proud to announce its first GameCOG Jam.  Over a period of 1 week, participating GameCOGGERS will be given the opportunity to devote their free game dev time to one project with a small team.  At the end of the week, games will be presented, and after a brief judging period, winners will be announced.

Prizes

First prize: Full game review and primary focus of front page of GameCOG + Badge
Second and Third Prize:  Short game review and secondary focuses of front page of GameCOG + Badge
Other contestants: Short game review on request and link to game on front page + Participant Badge

What do you think of this new website, do you think it can surpass 64Digits, that returned earlier this month or would it go the way of some other websites such as SnowMoon and Game Maker Central? Post your thoughts and comments below.

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11 Responses to GameCog – Create, Design, Develop, Discuss

  1. […] Maker community website GameCog.net [site|launch] is holding its third game development competition with a theme of […]

  2. Andrew says:

    The site’s currently being switched over as we speak. Within the next few days it’ll be up and running again, so hopefully there won’t be as many errors.

  3. desertdweller says:

    I always get a weird feeling when paragraphs of my writing are quoted: it makes me wish I’d spent just a little bit more time getting my point across better. 🙂

    As Drazzke said, the site, while up and running, is still largely consisting of those we consider to be beta testers for us. All the core features are there, but the site isn’t perfect. Hopefully the GameCOG Jam encourage more usage of the GameCOG site.

  4. James Rhodes says:

    You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘\\” at line 1

    That sounds bad :/

    I was thinking of having a hack-week before the official release of RoketGames, where selected members would be asked to find injection points and test the security (I’ve been pretty strict with security, but I may have missed something).

  5. gamez93 says:

    @F1ak3r
    Just to keep everyone happy, I edited the blog a bit.

  6. F1ak3r says:

    There’s a big difference between a site and a community.

  7. Elmernite says:

    I plan on keeping an eye on this. Looks like it might come through.
    -Elmernite

  8. gamez93 says:

    Well as I did write it has just had its first release, surely you shouldn’t release something into the public unless you are happy with it. So, if it is out in the public domain then I will blog about it, if it was still under private testing (as it was previously) then I wouldn’t have bothered.

  9. James Rhodes says:

    I don’t know whether this article is doing the site any favours. I’ve been to the site, and it appears to still be under heavy development and I think that might turn off a few article readers from joining.

  10. Drazzke says:

    @tuntis
    Technically, it’s the host I’m currently at. I’m switching later this week. There’s something wrong with the hosts nameservers, and therefor my domain wont hide the original link.

    Also, the website still has bugs. I released it, true, but I’m not expecting it to be clean of errors. I still have things to fix and add.

    Thank you for the blog post about it. I appreciate it.

  11. tuntis says:

    Yeah, a website that can’t even bother to configure their domain properly instead of redirecting it to a subdomain at a hosting company sounds very promising!

    Also, just to make sure to potentially compromise our security, let’s output SQL errors to the general public:

    You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘\” at line 1

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