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If and why is randomness a bad thing in competitive games?

AFAIK it is a consensus within esports that randomness should be reduced? League of Legends has little RNG, Dota has more but both games employ rng smoothing algorithms (details for Dota, LoL). The ...
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Can letting players take resources from others prevent inflation despite the lack of money sinks?

For a long time I've been idly thinking about a competitive game with strong collection elements with such a rule that players will win or lose resources at the expense of each other during each match....
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Team matchmaking based on ELO score

I'm looking for a very simple way to put up 2 teams out of unspecified amount of players. So its not actually a standard matchmaking since it only creates one match out of the whole pool of queued ...
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Online AI competition

I would like to create a framework that would allow user to compete with his AI code against other player AI online. The problem is that I don't know how should server simulate the fight online. If ...
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Where can I find the full game list of Game Design Challenge on GDC? [closed]

The GDC Game Design Challenge is very interesting, the event gives designers the opportunity to display their amazing creativity. When I searched for the old events I could only find articles which ...
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Search app store for similar games on pc

I want to search the app store for similar games so I can see how much competition there will be for any apps I am thinking of designing. Knowing how many clones/similar games there are plus there ...
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Giving points to users - how can I make it interesting?

I have a website where users can choose the winner of a sporting event. If they guess correctly they get 1 point, otherwise they receive zero points. At the end all users are ranked based on their ...
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Trade shows and competitions in the UK

So I'v been hobby programming games for a few years now but never released anything. This year I was thinking about deepening my knowledge of the industry and doing some networking buy going to some ...
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One- to Two-Week Game Competition

Ludum Dare is great, except it's only 48-72 hours (depending on your flavour). Is there any particular (good) competition that gives you 1-2 weeks to develop? I don't usually get enough time to put ...
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How can Highscores be more meaningful and engaging?

I'm developing a casual Android game in which the player's success can very easily be represented by a number (I'm not more specific because I'm interested in the topic in general). Although I myself ...
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Trying to find a game development competition

About a month or two ago one of my friends participaded in a game development competition. The theme was "infinity". I think he had either a week or a month to finish the game. The problem is I cannot ...
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Mastermind type versus system

I'm thinking of incorporating a versus/competitive system into my webgame ( ninjawars.net ), based off of the old "mastermind" game. Let's call choosing the color dots in mastermind the "defensive" ...
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Is there an easy way to create an AI opponent for the Othello game?

Is there a well known AI technique to create an opponent in the game Othello (aka Reversi)?
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How to prepare for a game development competition?

Ludum Dare 18 is coming up and I'll be participating in it. I've done a couple other short-term game competitions in the past but this is my first big one (and my first solo one). I am REALLY excited ...