It's Summer (in some parts) and so in order to ensure you resist the pull of fresh air, warm nights and relaxing drinks by the pool we've come up with a random competition in order to keep you occupied until it's cold and dark again.
The aim: to write an application that implements the 1971 'Star Trek' game in whatever manner you feel like. Use a technology you've never touched before. Use a technology you're an ace in. Or just use a technology that is absolutely inappropriate for the task and hand and bend it to your will.
Write your Star Trek™ game and post it in the Game Development section where CodeProject.com members will be able to vote on your article. The article entries that are highest-rated by members will then be evaluated by our judges to determine the final winners.
The three highest-rated articles as determined by CodeProject.com members and our judges' opinion will win the following prizes in descending order:
First Prize: A TechEd 2008 bag, a Code Project fleece size XL and a dozen Code Project stickers
Second Prize: A Code Project T-shirt and a dozen Code Project stickers
No substitutions are available. All decisions are final.
By entering your article in the contest you agree that The Code Project can link to your article for promotional purposes. Note that entries must be received by no later than midnight US Eastern Standard Time of August 31st, 2008.
Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry unless clearly indicated otherwise. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
This competition is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; however, residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Employees (or a member of their immediate family) of The Code Project or of Microsoft or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.
All entries will be posted on The Code Project website for review by members of The Code Project. In addition, all entries will be reviewed by judges appointed by The Code Project. A winner will be determined by the judges, after taking into consideration the comments and ranking of entries by members of The Code Project, on the basis of which entry best meets the judging criteria set forth below.
Judging criteria include: