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Dobbs Challenge: And The First Winner Is…

April 21, 2008

It is with great excitement that we announce the winner of the first of several prizes to be awarded in The Dobbs Challenge -- The Dobbs First Month Challenge. The $1000 prize is for the best game entered within a month of the contest opening, and we were (as we said in the previous post) absolutely blown away by the quality of the entries after such a short amount of time. So without further ado, the winner is...


Dobbs Derby, By Punkle.


Punkle's mod is a total conversion of Dr. Dobbs Challenge, which turns the game into a one button slot car racer. Our judges were impressed by the amount of work that must have gone into the mod after such a short period of time, as it features a completely different game design from the original Dr. Dobbs Challenge game, with new graphics (including a simple particle system), but were most instantly impressed by how fun and playable the game's one button controls were even in the game's incomplete state.

Congratulations Punkle! We'll be in contact with you as soon as possible about your prize.

 If you entered but didn't win, please don't lose heart. As we've already stated, the judges were very impressed with the majority of the entries, and found it very hard to choose a winner. With a $9,000 prize pool still on offer, it'd be foolish to give up now!

If you haven't even begun developing your mod, there's plenty of time yet too.  The deadline for The Dobbs Challenge is June 13th, 2008, and you still stand a chance to win: Best Windows Game ($4,000), Best Windows Mobile Game ($2,000) Best One Button Game ($1,000), Best Game Starring Dr Dobbs And The Defy All Challenges Crew ($1,000) and Best Total Conversion ($1,000).

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