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April 2002

Spring 24hoz ended, entries released
[ Posted by Hercules on Sunday, April 7, 2002, at 4:37 PM ]
The Spring 24 hours of ZZT contest ended yesterday, April 6th, at 7:00 PM EST (and a 15-minute grace period). In total, 16 entries have been received, which can be downloaded here. The judging phase has now started and hopefully the results will be up in the near future. The judges are Leamas, Grinch, Skullie, Fishfood, Chuck and me (Hercules).

24hoz started, topic - "Betrayal"
[ Posted by Hercules on Saturday, April 6, 2002, at 10:01 AM ]
The Spring 24 hours of ZZT contest has started (yesterday, 7:00 PM EST) and the topic has been announced -- "BETRAYAL". Contestants have until 7:00 PM EST (4:00 PM PST) to submit their entries (to Grinch, here). Visit the 24hoz page here. Good luck!

Slime Line wins GOTM
[ Posted by Hercules on Friday, April 5, 2002, at 5:16 PM ]
Kaddar's "Slime Line" has won Game of the Month on z2 this month. You can read Funk's review on this ZZT version of Snakes here. "Strugge for Balance" (by NMZmaster) won the GOTM poll, but the votes of the Committee were mainly in favor of Kaddar's game. Matt Williams' "Coolness" has won Classic Game of the Month. Read Funk's review here.

Spring 24hoz starts tomorrow
[ Posted by Hercules on Thursday, April 4, 2002, at 7:09 PM ]
This is a reminder of the Spring 24 hours of ZZT contest, which is taking place tomorrow (April 5th, 7:00 PM EST). It's being hosted by Leamas and Grinch, and the judges are Fishfood, Leamas, Grinch, Skullie, Chuck and I (Hercules). If you still want to sign up, be quick and e-mail Leamas. You can visit the official website here.

CCG website gets launched
[ Posted by Hercules on Thursday, April 4, 2002, at 11:07 AM ]
Kracken has launched the website of the ZZT programming group Cookie Cutter Games (which is owned by her and Nadir). You can view the website here. The graphics took Kracken quite a while to do, but they're looking shiny! The games and previews sections still need to be finished, but this will be taken care off.

Tseng's Random Inc site goes up
[ Posted by Hercules on Monday, April 1, 2002, at 11:27 AM ]
Tseng has launched his new Random Inc website. Knightt, the former RI president, is back (he actually never left, according to himself), but Tseng is keeping RI. zzblue/feldspar is the vice-president and the other members are Ultima, NMZmaster, starbux, Breakout, _God_, Blazer, Emon, Oof and Chuck. On another note, Tseng is going to try and put the new version of his personal website Incomprehensibility, back online sometime this week.

#poopland now to be found on Austnet
[ Posted by Hercules on Monday, April 1, 2002, at 11:02 AM ]
zenryoku writes in to announce to #poopland (the former #2 ZZT IRC channel on Stratius, owned by drac0) has moved to Austnet. In their opinion, we never should have left Austnet in the first place and they are inviting people to come and visit them. If you'd like to go there, connect to au.austnet.org or nz.austnet.org in your IRC client. They are keeping #misanthropy unregistered, in case Kracken feels like moving to Austnet (which doesn't seem to be an option as of now, since #ma is settled on Espernet at this moment).