Check out these Mix10K applications

There’s a 10K coding challenge being presented for MIX09.  From their site:

“The grand prize winner will live large at MIX09 – they’ll receive a pass to the MIX09 event, 3 nights at The Venetian Hotel and a $1500 Visa gift card. The community choice winner will receive a $1500 visa gift card. And, three runners-up will each receive a $500 Visa gift card. Winners will be notified after the close of community rating on February 13, 2009.”

Check out the entries and vote for your favorites!  Here are a couple of my favorite Mix 10K contest entries (though I’ve hardly looked at many of them):

Title: Verdant [click to visit entry]
Creator: Karim Hernandez
Type: Game
Technology:
Silverlight
Description: Growth bends toward the sun. Rain water sustains growth. Collect as much as you can. Too much growth slows you down. Succeed and you may multiply.
Rules: From the creator: “The more cells that are visible, the slower the rate of growth.  At the beginning, you have a grace period of 50 rain drops before your ratio of lost over captured drops kicks in. Maintain less than 25% lost droplets or you’ll lose : ) Hope you enjoy the game.”
My take: Sweet little “going green” application.  If only the real life “going green” issues were this easy.  Save the earth? Unlimited retries – FTW!  High score gets elected president.  Ready?  Go.

verdant

Title: SilverRubix [Click to visit entry]
Creator: Timmy Kokke
Type: Game
Technology:
Silverlight
Description: SilverRubix is a 3D Rubik’s Cube in Silverlight. Drag your mouse next to the cube to rotate it. Click the cube to turn it’s faces. When you’re done, post your time and number of moves below. Good Luck!
My Take: Sweet application, BUT: it was a little difficult to navigate the cube once you rotated it 180 degrees.  Left becomes right and right becomes left, etc…  It actually made it so difficult that I only finished two of the three layers.  Still, this is a great example of work done in under 10K.  I still enjoyed it and played it more than once!

rubix

Dont forget to check out all the other submissions.  Vote for your favorites and feel free to leave comments.

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