Channels ▼

Community Voices

Dr. Dobb's Bloggers

The Dobbs Challenge Is On!

March 12, 2008

Dobbs I'm excited to reveal that the first ever Dobbs Challenge, a special game competition brought to you in association with the world-renowned Dr. Dobb's Journal has just launched.

Participants can win from a prize pool of $10,000 by downloading our specially created "Dr. Dobb's Challenge" game for either Windows and Windows Mobile and modifying it using a trial version of Visual Studio 2008.

The games star the first-ever personification of Dr. Dobbs, alongside the characters from Microsoft's famous 'Defy All Challenges' machinima videos, as players battle to collect Visual Studio icons and complete the levels, and the full source code and art is freely provided for programmers to mod the results.

If you'd like to take part, simply head along to The Dobbs Challenge website and check it out! A full contest guide is available to walk you through what you need to do, and I, as administrator and community manager at The Dobbs Challenge, hope to see many of you there taking part in the discussion and creativity.

Don't forget that the first prize on offer is the $2000 Dobbs First Month Challenge, which will reward the best game produced in the first month of the competition, so you might want to get cracking as soon as possible!

Related Reading


More Insights






Currently we allow the following HTML tags in comments:

Single tags

These tags can be used alone and don't need an ending tag.

<br> Defines a single line break

<hr> Defines a horizontal line

Matching tags

These require an ending tag - e.g. <i>italic text</i>

<a> Defines an anchor

<b> Defines bold text

<big> Defines big text

<blockquote> Defines a long quotation

<caption> Defines a table caption

<cite> Defines a citation

<code> Defines computer code text

<em> Defines emphasized text

<fieldset> Defines a border around elements in a form

<h1> This is heading 1

<h2> This is heading 2

<h3> This is heading 3

<h4> This is heading 4

<h5> This is heading 5

<h6> This is heading 6

<i> Defines italic text

<p> Defines a paragraph

<pre> Defines preformatted text

<q> Defines a short quotation

<samp> Defines sample computer code text

<small> Defines small text

<span> Defines a section in a document

<s> Defines strikethrough text

<strike> Defines strikethrough text

<strong> Defines strong text

<sub> Defines subscripted text

<sup> Defines superscripted text

<u> Defines underlined text

Dr. Dobb's encourages readers to engage in spirited, healthy debate, including taking us to task. However, Dr. Dobb's moderates all comments posted to our site, and reserves the right to modify or remove any content that it determines to be derogatory, offensive, inflammatory, vulgar, irrelevant/off-topic, racist or obvious marketing or spam. Dr. Dobb's further reserves the right to disable the profile of any commenter participating in said activities.

 
Disqus Tips To upload an avatar photo, first complete your Disqus profile. | View the list of supported HTML tags you can use to style comments. | Please read our commenting policy.
 


Video