Best QB Game Developer of All Time Tournament

Latest news from this site.

Moderators: Pete, Mods

User avatar
Pete
Site Admin
Posts: 875
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2003 9:10 pm
Location: Candor, NY
Contact:

Best QB Game Developer of All Time Tournament

Postby Pete » Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:57 am

What is the best QBasic game developer of all time?

With the help of Lachie Dazdarian, I've decided to run a tournament to find out who the community thinks is the greatest QB game programmer / programming group of all time.

The two of us have nominated the 50 top QB game developers, who we feel deserve special recognition for their contributions to the QB gaming scene. From these 50 choices, YOU are going to vote to select the greatest QB game programmer. The winner will receive a special award at the Qlympics 2006, which will take place in QB Express over the next few months.

I've randomly split up the nominees into five divisions. You will get to vote for the top developer in each division, and then we will have a final vote between the five finalists.

So, without further ado, here are the nominees:

    DIVISION 1
    Aleksander Trojanowski (ATTE series)
    Bulma Produktions (Suds Skins 1 & 2, Johnny Abbot's _MOUSEX Adventures 1&2)
    CMC (DarkPhear)
    Hamster Republic (Wandering Hamster, SpitWar, RPG, Cowbobs)
    Hyper Anime (BAkuen SakuRu, Kunio Kun)
    Pieslice Productions(MUX, TerraScape)
    RelSoft & Adigun A. Polack (Frantic Journey)
    Shattered Realm Productions (TWIGZ Engine, The Great Escape)
    TopGun Software (Space Commando 1&2)
    Typosoft(Ped xing's Quest, Sumo, SuperSumo 1&2)


    DIVISION 2
    Darkness Ethereal (Mattress Warrior, Secret Of Cooey series, In The Nocturne, Mysterious Song, Lianne in the Dark Crown, Legend of Lith II)
    Eric Carr (SpinBall)
    focus ZERO (Monkey Blast!)
    J.B. (Sonic Xtreme)
    Master Creating (Shadow Of Power, Diamond Fighter IV)
    M \ K Productions (Pieces 1&2, Bob Saget Killer 2000, Fury)
    Na_th_an (Jill The Goddess, Lala Prologue, Oytkator's Plans)
    Pantera55 (Elysian Fields)
    Pasco (Groov Buggies, France '98 World Cup Soccer)
    Sasha Vukelich (Dynamic - The Colonization of Jupiter)


    DIVISION 3
    Piptol (Ghini Run, Squealer TNT, Kingdoms)
    Future Software (BomberZone, Zelda Clone, Cobra, Space Invaders)
    Jocke The Beast (Dark Woods 1&2, Mirkwood)
    Lachie Dazdarian (Detective Academy, Ball Blazing Fantasy, Rocket Fuel Mayhem, Dark Quest, Another World Memory, Run 'Em Over, Pong Worz)
    Mark Hall (ARC Legacy)
    Oren Bartal (Super Stack, Ultimate Super Stack)
    syn9 (ZeroG)
    Stefan Hendriks (Arrakis)
    Terry Cavanagh (The Hunt, Black Hole)
    WisdomDude (Hack-Man 2&3, Cyber Chick)


    DIVISION 4
    BINARYmagic (Alien Terror, Anaconda)
    BjM Software (DreamScape)
    Danny Gump (Mystical Journey, Super Mario World Clone)
    Jason Gould / The_Brain (Puz, Peanut Patrol 2)
    JAWS V Soft (Mini RPG series)
    Mike Snyder (Lunatix, Lexter 1&2)
    Nekrophidius (Wrath Of Sona, Two Lords)
    PHAT Kids(Kids of Karendow Chapter 1, PHAT Professional Burglar)
    SV Reanimator (PromZone, Cyclone)
    TMB (Percussor, Around The World, The Little Pixie 2, The Adventures)


    DIVISION 5
    Angelo Mottola (WetSpot 1&2)
    Delta Code(Larry The Dinosaur 1&2, Unofficial Tournament)
    Jace Masula (CODELINK, StarQuest)
    Kevin Reems (Stick Fighters Brawl 1&2)
    Michael Hoopman (Dark Ages)
    Milo Sedlacek (MonoSpace)
    Nick London / NutzBoy (Peanut Patrol)
    SonicBlue Productions (SB's Bricks)
    StarsDev (The Terror)
    Tsugumo (Untitled, TheGame)




In order to vote, visit the front page of Pete's QB Site. (The poll can be found in the left column.)

Good luck to all the nominees -- and may the best developer win!
Last edited by Pete on Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:30 am, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
Pete
Site Admin
Posts: 875
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2003 9:10 pm
Location: Candor, NY
Contact:

Postby Pete » Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:20 am

By the way, the first round of voting ends when QB Express #19 comes out, so make sure you vote soon!

moneo
Veteran
Posts: 451
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:00 pm
Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Re: Best QB Developer of All Time Tournament

Postby moneo » Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:35 pm

Pete wrote:What is the best QBasic developer of all time?


For those of us programmers that are not game oriented, I think the tournament should be called "Best QB Game Developer of All Time."

Perhaps another tournament could be organized for utility developers, application developers, etc.
*****

User avatar
Pete
Site Admin
Posts: 875
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2003 9:10 pm
Location: Candor, NY
Contact:

Postby Pete » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:14 pm

Good suggestion. I just edited the title.

User avatar
Nodtveidt
Veteran
Posts: 826
Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2004 4:24 am
Location: Quebradillas, PR
Contact:

Postby Nodtveidt » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:10 am

I personally tend to dislike these polls, as they dissolve into popularity contests (as I can already see from the current polling results) but I voted anyways.

Z!re
Veteran
Posts: 887
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:15 am
Contact:

Postby Z!re » Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:18 am

Who is?
I have left this dump.

moneo
Veteran
Posts: 451
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:00 pm
Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Postby moneo » Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:01 pm

Pete wrote:Good suggestion. I just edited the title.


Thank you, kind Sir.
*****

User avatar
Pete
Site Admin
Posts: 875
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2003 9:10 pm
Location: Candor, NY
Contact:

Postby Pete » Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:45 am

Nekrophidius wrote:I personally tend to dislike these polls, as they dissolve into popularity contests (as I can already see from the current polling results) but I voted anyways.


Yeah...well, that's kinda the point. This is a popularity contest.

User avatar
{Nathan}
Veteran
Posts: 1169
Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:08 pm
Location: The wetlands of central Ohio, USA
Contact:

Postby {Nathan} » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:23 pm

Nek just got served!

Anyway... uhh... heh... umm... Na_th_an is pretty cool. I am gonna vote for him... Plus there was Quest for Opa-Opa I think, his text adventure...
Image

User avatar
Pete
Site Admin
Posts: 875
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2003 9:10 pm
Location: Candor, NY
Contact:

Postby Pete » Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:25 pm

Nathan1993 wrote:Na_th_an is pretty cool. I am gonna vote for him... Plus there was Quest for Opa-Opa I think, his text adventure...


Yeah, his *FREEBASIC* text adventure... check out Jill The Goddess -- it's in QB and much better too.

Ahnfelt
Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:58 pm

Postby Ahnfelt » Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:32 pm

I don't agree with you Nek, I voted for a group which I never or almost never spoke to. Gotta be the point of this poll to vote for the best game, not your friends.

User avatar
Nodtveidt
Veteran
Posts: 826
Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2004 4:24 am
Location: Quebradillas, PR
Contact:

Postby Nodtveidt » Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:47 am

*whacks Nathan1993 with a tremendously huge TROUT*

Ahnfelt: did you even read what I said? Obviously not...

Popularity contests suck. :P :lol: This should be called "Most Popular QB Game Developers Of All Time" because it sure isn't gonna be about the best, and you know it. :D (for example: I see Mike Hoopmann up there but not Lithium? ????)

User avatar
Pete
Site Admin
Posts: 875
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2003 9:10 pm
Location: Candor, NY
Contact:

Postby Pete » Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:38 am

Maybe Lithium should have made the list (it's a close call), but you have to make cuts when you limit yourself to 50 developers. Besides, he was a member of Darkness Ethereal at one point.

But Michael Hoopmann not making the list? He made one of the best QB RPGs ever, and one of the very few complete ones. I played Dark Ages for about fifteen hours straight and loved it. Sure, the graphics, music, battle engine, etc. were not great, but the gameplay was awesome. There's no way Lithium is more deserving to be on the list than Michael Hoopmann. XGMAE just never did it for me...and that's really the only complete game I can think of that Lithium made in QB.

Ahnfelt
Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:58 pm

Postby Ahnfelt » Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:21 pm

Nek: All I'm saying is that some people actually do vote for whoever they think made the best game, but you're probably right in the end.

Either way, I'm happy there's some focus on these old gems.

Oh yeah, I was a member of Delta-code sometime :P It lasted very shortly because Rico (another member) and I decided to make a game on our own (I deserve no credit what-so-ever for the making of any delta-code games, only Joe worked on those).

User avatar
Nodtveidt
Veteran
Posts: 826
Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2004 4:24 am
Location: Quebradillas, PR
Contact:

Postby Nodtveidt » Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:27 am

Whatever Pete, whatever... :roll: Well, it's your contest, so...whatever.

Z!re
Veteran
Posts: 887
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:15 am
Contact:

Postby Z!re » Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:00 pm

Nekrophidius wrote:Whatever Pete, whatever... :roll: Well, it's your contest, so...whatever.
Oh stop whining.. You always whine at things like this.. Make a good game so you can be on the damn list instead.. We all know thats what you want.. :P
I have left this dump.

User avatar
Pete
Site Admin
Posts: 875
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2003 9:10 pm
Location: Candor, NY
Contact:

Postby Pete » Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:49 pm

He is on the list.... (Wrath of Sona and Two Lords)

Z!re
Veteran
Posts: 887
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:15 am
Contact:

Postby Z!re » Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:55 am

Pete wrote:He is on the list.... (Wrath of Sona and Two Lords)
Oh hush! :P Just cause I missed it.. :P
Then he's just mad cause he's not popular..
I have left this dump.

User avatar
{Nathan}
Veteran
Posts: 1169
Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:08 pm
Location: The wetlands of central Ohio, USA
Contact:

Postby {Nathan} » Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:11 pm

Nek: I am not voting for him because he is *popular*, I think he is a jerk. I am voting for him for is awsome IF tutorials. That counts as a game... right? Oh well, my vote, my rules...
Image

User avatar
Nodtveidt
Veteran
Posts: 826
Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2004 4:24 am
Location: Quebradillas, PR
Contact:

Postby Nodtveidt » Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:07 pm

I'm just concerned that certain people won't be recognized for their efforts, that's all. I could care less about winning anything (:P Z!re), but there are people who are gonna get screwed out of some recognition simply because they're either unpopular or no longer around.


Return to “Pete's QB Site News”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests