Once again the aim of this competition:
Everything goes, as long as you made it yourself. The real aim is to get you started in programming and game design. For most of us this will be the very first game, and that's why we made this competition. The question 'what is a game and what not' is not easy answerable, but for me let me say that it should be interactive and, well, not a business application :p. Thus, anything from webgames over textadventures to 3D space shooters can join.
Finally started . I'm learning SDL now and I'm trying to polish up my C++ skills... classes etc . I'll be trying to tackle it object-oriented, I like it when that works .
Also, I've been thinking about making other games and i got some plans ready. My 'suberb game that will blow everyone off his socks and keep the world in awe'-game is currently some mix between Notrium, NetHack and Alpha Centauri. Think 'Survive on a random, deep, realistic enourmous planet, with lots of freedom and options ' But that's just in planning phase