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Submitted by Jose Lucio Gama, posted on December 26, 2004

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First, let me introduce myself: My name is Josť Lucio Gama (a.k.a. SLotman) I am one of the few graduated developers from Brazil in "game developing" - I finished last year one of the first Brazilian courses to create professional game developers, created by "Universidade Pontifica Catolica of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ)". As the final project for this course, I've developed a "demo", entitled "Penguin Racer".

As the name suggests, the game is a racing game with Penguins - The story: "Princess Marina decided to get married, and since she has now boyfriend, she asked her father King Rico to help her finding a husband. The king then created a series of tracks with obstacles, and the Penguin that can win all the races will be entitled to the hand of Princess Marina, and also will become the prince of Penguin Kingdom"

The game demo is currently available in Brazilian portuguese and in English. You can see the web-page I made for the game, and download the demo itself right here: The site has more pictures, a low resolution video of the demo and even an wallpaper =) (please if you encounter any problem downloading the demo from the site, use a brazilian proxy and everything should work fine)

The game uses openGL and the brazilian 3D engine Fly3D on it's core, and thanks to that, the game does not require a very powerfull computer: a CPU with 500mhz, 64mb of RAM and a 3D card (geforce 1 or higher) is enought to run the game.

I am now looking for publishers, and I have a team ready to finish this game. I think the game can be finished in 5 or 6 months, having at the end a total of 10 racing tracks in several locations (including underwater) - plus the locked character of the princess, which are not in the demo, but will be unlocked when the player wins the game, so he can race with her.

Also, the game contains no violence at all, so it can be played by all kinds of audience, from children to grown ups without any problems.

Thanks in advanced,

Jose Lucio Gama
ICON Games

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December 28, 2004, 09:31 PM

but who will discover them? People like this lad?

Yes. Why? Because he actually did a GAME and not YET-ANOTHER-3D-ENGINE-WITH-NOT-ENOUGH-TIME-LEFT-FOR-ANY-GAMEPLAY. I have to agree his game is not the greatest though, but your argument doesn't stand.

You're telling him to follow the path of everyone else and after that you're telling him not too. Just make up your mind you can't do both.


December 29, 2004, 06:07 AM

first of all. nice work jose.....

you have my respect because you have start a game project and finished it.

- Andy


December 29, 2004, 07:24 AM

> complete intellectual numbness, absense of imagination, jingoistic
> masterbation, indifference to absense of dramatic narrative, and well...

Quite frankly, many people have said things like that to me because of my (dis)taste in films.
I don't say you have to like Emmerich or his films, but I think judging a person's intellectual skills after their taste in entertainment goes a little too far.

Also, I'm with you on America: Titanic sucked (too little bang for the buck :D) and the whole Janet-affair really was a joke, but I don't quite get what that has to do with Emmerich (you know he's German, right)?


December 29, 2004, 09:23 AM

you simply need to have both, a degree and other (much more) impressive references if you want to be on top. but anyways, congrats to you degree and the game, it is a good start! considering that it was a short project you have proved to define priorities well and achieved your goal, which deserves respect.


December 31, 2004, 03:31 AM

Oh my my fiance is gonna love this game :)

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