Re: [stella] Re: (stella) VCS Summer Games

Subject: Re: [stella] Re: (stella) VCS Summer Games
From: Chris Wilkson <ecwilkso@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2001 15:54:03 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 3 Jun 2001, Manuel Polik wrote:

> Hm... the only version of Sweat! I've seen offers nothing but the
> (almost non-funtional) framework, displays the start screen of the
> running events and starts a counter after a ready-bang sequence. To me
> that's not too far beyond the concept stage :-)

Hi Manuel,

I think this is way beyond just concept.  I would argue that to have what
you've just described demonstrates some sort of semi-developed plan for
the game.

Now, as far as implementation goes, that sounds pretty weak.  I don't
think the game was programmed very far, but it sounds like the concept
was in place.

A fine distinction between "concept" and "implementation", but I think
it's important.  Especially considering how many times people have come
up with great, fully fleshed out game ideas, but then bailed out when it
came to writing the code....


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