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[Congratulations to The Winners!]


The awards ceremony begins now...
[Download Here]

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Welcome to Action Point 2010! Join us in celebrating our 10nth Anniversary! Action Point is the world's leading Klik & Play Online Demoscene Party. This year's (un)unofficial theme is "Acceleration Killed the Demoscene Star!"


[Click here to download the 2010 Invitation Demo]

For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, Action Point is a yearly online "Scene Party" in which we make Demos and Intros and Cracktros and anything else that involves pretty effects and ridiculous non-interactive visual absurdity in the medium of Klik & Play.

While the Demoscene's primary interest is technical ability with a high-gloss sheen of visual design and musical talent, take note that this is still Glorious Trainwrecks. Action Point is more than simply a celebration of elaborate event writing. It is also about creating unusual and unique visual/auditory art as well. What I'm trying to say is that while simulated 3D effects in KnP are expected, a torrent of dancing Wizards is also a desirable outcome.

OFFICIAL DEADLINES AND SUCH
This is a TWO-WEEK EVENT. That means you should start making a demo TODAY, and be here on SATURDAY AUGUST 28th, exactly one week to-the-second after this month's KOTM. Submit your demo(s) to this page at that time (or earlier if you can't make it). Also let's meet up on IRC and the MUMBLE SERVER because this is the release party.

One week later, at the same time of day, will be the AWARDS CEREMONY. Awards in a .gif format will be given to winners in a variety of mostly made-up categories. These highly-coveted awards are ideal for posting on your homepage, next to netscape navigator download icons and your awards for "CNET SITE OF THE DAY".

LAST YEAR'S WINNERS


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REGARDING STYLE AND PRESENTATION
Reductivists and Optimalists welcomed equally! Dutch color schemes encouraged! (They're practically mandatory with the default Klik & Play palette) Style points (and gusto points) will be awarded! Oh, and check out this totally sweet picture I found while looking up Demoscene pixelart:


That is so rhinoceros.

Always remember: When the hardware makes the impressive easy, use the software that is most restrictive!

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The Klik of the Month Klub meets right here on this very website on the third Saturday of every month at 4pm Pacific Time (taking daylight savings into consideration) for a two hour Klik & Play Showdown. Everyone who participates gets two hours to create something from scratch in Klik & Play. Abusing the stock objects is encouraged. If you really loathe Klik & Play you can use whatever game development platform you want. Two hours is a pretty tight time limit, though, so choose wisely!

Klik & Play is absolutely free to download, and learning it takes minutes, so everyone can get in on the action.

Want to talk to your fellow Klikwreckers? Join us on IRC -- server irc.freenode.net, channel #glorioustrainwrecks. We've also got a Mumble voice chat server -- just connect to glorioustrainwrecks.com using Mumble and you can talk to us like real human beings! Join the mayhem!

After you've made your game, you should upload it here!

For more information, check out the KotM N00B FAQ.

Sign up below if you want to get reminded by email the day before the klikkening begins!

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Start: 4:00 pm
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Is the regular Klik of the Month Klub at an absurdly inconvenient time? Then try the Ladies' Auxiliary Klik of the Month Ball! (Ladies' Auxiliary Klik of the Month Ball is open to all genders and time zones.) The Ball takes place at 4PM GMT -- check that link to see what time that falls on for you.

The rules are the same: You get two hours to make a game in Klik & Play. If Klik & Play is a hindrance rather than a boon to your creativity, feel free to dump it for the game creation tool of your choice. If you're new to Klik & Play, check out our Learning KNP FAQ.

It's no fun making games by yourself in a vacuum, so make sure to stop by IRC. Our server is irc.freenode.net, and our channel is #glorioustrainwrecks. There's also got a Mumble voice chat server -- just connect to glorioustrainwrecks.com using Mumble and you can talk to us like real human beings!

After you've made your game, you should upload it here!

For more information, check out the N00B FAQ.

Sign up below if you'd like to be reminded the day before the ball!

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