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Announcing the Top DOG finalists...

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Samantha, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Samantha

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    The time has come to present the 5 finalist for the Top DOG contest. Judging these games was no easy task, and we truly wish that everyone could become a finalist. Nevertheless, we had to pick five.

    Please keep in mind that we want to share these games with everyone as soon as possible. Some of them were built using a pre-release version of Unity 2.0 and therefore require the beta version of the Unity Web Player. With that in mind, we’d like to wait until 2.0 is shipped before releasing these games for everyone to play.

    Without further adieu, here are the finalists in no particular order…

    Drumroll please?
     
  2. Samantha

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    Dukateers “The Treacherous Treasure”

    In this island-romping swashbuckle of an adventure, Captain Smellybeard has to recover his lost treasure! To do so, he’ll fight through piranhas, crazy crabs, and even a swarm of deadly natives!
     

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  3. auguches

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    Pleaseee... no more suspense!
     
  4. HiggyB

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    Patience folks... Save replies until he's done. :D
     
  5. Samantha

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    Splume

    This bubble-popping physics experience is smooth as silk. Bringing a physical twist on a classic game concept, you will be popping bubbles for hours. The integrated level editor and level sharing system will keep you busy long after you finish the main game.
     

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  6. Samantha

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    Tennis Stars Cup

    Simple to learn, difficult to master. This uniquely mouse-driven game will charm your socks off with its bright colors, fun characters, and addictive tennis action!
     

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  7. Samantha

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    Gravball

    A daring reinvention of puzzle mechanics lends itself perfectly to this focused, head-bopping, mouse-spinning game. Incredible integration into its containing web page makes for a seamless experience that doesn’t disappoint.
     

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  8. Samantha

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    RC Laser Warrior

    Graveck Interactive, who brought you Big Bang Brain Games, has gone radioactive. This spit-polished racing combat game features fast cars, dynamic tracks, and an announcer you won’t soon forget. Stick your 9-volt batteries into your remote control, and slip that biohazard suit on, just in case you incite a nuclear winter.
     

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  9. Samantha

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    That wraps it up for this round.

    Thank you so much to everyone who entered! We truly wish we could have chosen each and every one of you to win the Top DOG contest! For those who are able to make it to the Unite Conference, we have confirmed that a Shockwave.com representative will be in attendance all three days, and they would love to see your game. So keep on making those games, and remember the portals are just only an email away!
     
  10. EducaSoft

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    CONGRATULATIONS GRAVBALL !!!!!!!!
     
  11. GWPGearWorx

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    CONGRATS to all you finalists, just AWESOME work.....

    Now where are the download links? I want to play these. I thought we got to try them out no?

    Regardless. Well done everyone.

    Take care.
     
  12. HiggyB

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    I loved being a judge, even though narrowing things down was an extremely hard task. I want to thank everyone that entered as you all made it a smashing success, the goal was to draw out some amazing content and it worked.

    YOU GUYS ROCK! Congrats to everyone, notably the finalists.

    8) :D
     
  13. Samantha

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    We do want to make them available, to play, but we are waiting to finish Unity 2.0 so that everyone who plays will get a shipping version of the Web Player plugin, and we don't have a lot of pre-release web players installed willy nilly on everyone's computers.
     
  14. HiggyB

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  15. Jonathan Czeck

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    Wow, I've been stunned at the quality of the entries from everything I've seen. Unity really is raising the bar with a lot of talented folks behind it. Thanks for the vote of confidence with regards to our entry and thanks for putting on the contest!

    See you all in San Francisco!

    -Jon
     
  16. bronxbomber92

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    These all look like really great games! Congratulations and good luck to the finalists!
     
  17. proparjak

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    Congratulations to finalists !
    I think the match will be hard. Screenshots are amazing !
     
  18. yangmeng

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    Congratulations to all five finalists! I hope your next two weeks are exciting, inspired and productive. It looks like an exciting time for Unity and web games is about to dawn!
     
  19. AaronC

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    Wow++

    These look excellent. Good job guys.

    AC
     
  20. jeffcraighead

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    Congrats guys, those look amazing.
     
  21. VICTOM

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    Bow Wow!

    Congratulations and good luck to the finalists. This will surely improve all of our odds for picking up more Unity based jobs. ;)

    Now to get the Unity web player installed on more computers than FLASH - So we can rule the online content world. *dreams the day*


    Cheers,
     
  22. aaronsullivan

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    Congrats to the finalists and everyone else. The list of amazing examples of Unity work just doubled, didn't it? At least doubled.

    What portal wouldn't want those games splashed on their main page, eh? :D
     
  23. nickavv

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    Good job! I can't wait to try them all! :D
     
  24. drJones

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    woohoo!!! a big congrats to all - you make the community proud : )))

    the quality variety of entries is stunning - i can't wait to try them all out.

    will any of the finalists be making it to unite?
     
  25. MatthewW

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    Congrats to the finalists and everyone who entered!

    Five of us will be at the Unite conference. Only two weeks to go...
     
  26. kaaJ

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    Woeha! My GravBall dream has come true!
    Congrats to all the finalists!
    There were a lot of awesome looking games that didn't make it to the finals, so I hope I'll be playing them as well in the near future!

    Btw, am I the only finalist that isn't a company? I feel very proud!

    Thanks OTEE!
    happy kaaJ
     
  27. benblo

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    Yep, congrats all!
    I could see Dukateers in the finals from the first screenshot, and GravBall from the video, the others I hadn't seen yet but I bet they rock!

    As for the rest of us losers :p... will we still get OTEE's opinion/score (that I think someone promised but not sure)?

    Good luck to you five for phase 2!!
     
  28. Joe ByDesign

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    Congratulations to all the finalists on a well deserved 2nd round!

    Good luck for the finale! Great work all around.
     
  29. DaveyJJ

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    Brilliant stuff! Simply fantastic.
     
  30. Omar Rojo

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    yeah! contratulations to all of you, including the non-finalists ones.

    now we wait to actually play them :D

    i second that! i want to know if you found the two main bugs in my release :D

    good luck in the last rect.



    .ORG
     
  31. trypho

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    Congrats to all the finalists! Can't wait to play (and be inspired by) these games.

    -BC
     
  32. HiggyB

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    Sam is managing the effort to respond to everyone that entered, finalists or not. I believe a part of that is offering score/feedback information.
     
  33. jeremyace

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    Awesome work guys! Some professional looking projects there for sure.

    It looks like most if not all of the finalists have been developing for a while, you can tell from the eye-candy. ;-)

    Congrats also needs to go all who crammed in the two weeks or less to make their game for this contest. It's one thing speed-polishing a game in production, but to start from scratch is very impressive too.

    Awesome work all around to pull off those projects guys! Looking forward to playing them. Good luck on the final round!

    -Jeremy
     
  34. yellowlabrador

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    OMG... awesome.

    Congrats to all the top five and to all those that gave it a shot.

    Glad I pulled out :D

    I just realized my entry sucks!

    Oh well, I will be making a lot of improvements to my entry so hopefully when I release it, it will not be an embarrasment to the community :p

    We get to play with the games for free right?

    Good luck to the finalist!

    Ray