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Just came off a weekend filled with a new 6 year olds Star Wars themed birthday activities. And for some crazy reason, the Northwest decided it didn't feel like being a moderate climate and temperature shut up into the upper 90s. We're you're not used to that it can be a bit much. Not much time left in the contest, but I'm feeling ok with where I'm at. There's of course more I could do for each level (there's always more), but I'm being good and just focusing on final tweaks and cleaning up my code. The only major functionality left to stick in is the story transitions. Originally I was planning on doing comic strips, but I just don't have the energy left in me so I'm just going to stick with basic text.

Well, enough updating, I've got to get to it! Good luck to all the other contestants! Some of those game just look awesome, can't wait to check them out. Congrats to everyone for sticking with it (and shame on you for those that didn't' ;) )

Posted on Sunday, June 25, 2006 5:47 PM GWB Game Design Challenge | Back to top


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G'day George, off-topic I know, but I've got a five-year-old who's keen to have a Star Wars birthday party...any tips?

Cheers,

Thomas
Left by Thomas Williams on Jun 25, 2006 7:53 PM

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Thomas -

Well, the party we had went fairly well so I'll give you the run down of what we put together. We bought some cheap fabric (browns, greys and blacks for those kids attracted to the dark side) and safety pinned those around the kids necks for their flowing jedi caps (took about 1 yard for each 5 year old).

Then from the dollar store we picked up those noodles you can float with in the swimming pool. They were soft and too bendy to get much force behind a hit so they were perfect lightsabers for the 5 and 6 years olds to go at it. They had a lot of fun running around the back yard having jedi battles with those.

Then we did a little game where they hunted for the death star. We had snacks rolled up in aluminum foil (each had their own death star) and too that star we connected a piece of yarn that we looped over and around all kinds of objects in the room. We gave each kid the end of the string and then they scurried around the room following it to the death star.

Then we made X-Wing fighters out of card stock as a craft. It's something I came up with just for my son's party so maybe I'll post the instructions if your interested. But they made those and then colored and put stickers on them and flew them all over the place.

Then it was cupcakes with Star Wars rings on top of them (our local grocery store had them). Then present and finished up with Mario Kart sessions on the Nintendo64 and Lego Star Wars rounds on the PS2.

Hope that helps.

Left by George on Jun 26, 2006 4:55 AM

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