Winners of The 5K Competition revealed.
August 8, 2002 7:04 PM   Subscribe

Winners of The 5K Competition revealed. Remember the thread about the call for entries back in May? Well, there were many fine entries, but finally the winners have been announced. Check out the Editor's picks for the cream of the crop. My favorite is Wolfenstein 5K, which ones have you enjoyed? Of course, 'real men' do it in 256 bytes instead ;-)
posted by wackybrit (10 comments total)
The real winners of the 5k competition are the people who got backdoor Metafilter logins.

Or maybe I'd better settle down with a nice game of 5k chess.
posted by crunchburger at 7:31 PM on August 8, 2002

Most all the ones I looked at worked in mozilla 1.1b, which is quite impressive. I remember a lot of entries in the past being windows only, IE only.

There's a boatload of impressive, innovative stuff there.
posted by mathowie at 7:33 PM on August 8, 2002

The overall winner is lovely, but I also love the artful-and-weird flagellate, the innovative window pong [although I can't figure out how to get it to work properly], shoot-the-beer silliness with px.wayne, and the elegant bouncing blocks of city blossom.

I so love this contest. :)
posted by Marquis at 9:08 PM on August 8, 2002

It was good to see DocOzone making a nice come back. He has always done the most amazing things.
posted by Dean_Paxton at 9:27 PM on August 8, 2002

I'm also pleasantly surprised by the Mozilla compatibility. My favorite is this one - I like creating the little colonies of turds...
posted by kelperoni at 9:34 PM on August 8, 2002

Tagline: MetaFilter - creating little colonies of turds since 1999

I was impressed by the wolfenstein and the reflections games. I made the mistake of trying to view the code -- my head exploded.

The window pong was damn cute, too.
posted by cheaily at 9:49 PM on August 8, 2002

Doc Ozone hasn't gone anywhere (check out the asylum). I have to say I'm really disappointed that a flash piece won, it kinda disillusioned me to this contest.

Personally I think the chess and the wolfenstein are much more impressive.

But trying to compare what is done 5K of flash as opposed to DHTML is really comparing apples and oranges
posted by bitdamaged at 11:23 PM on August 8, 2002

Of course, 'real men' do it in 256 bytes instead ;-)

Or do both. The 256b.htm Compo is currently accepting submissions for its second round! (Round one results are accessible here.)
posted by milov at 11:55 PM on August 8, 2002

mightily impressed with the chess program. it's even a sore loser. i was going to mate and it took my rook with its king even though i had my king protecting it.
posted by juv3nal at 2:32 AM on August 9, 2002

My pick would have been Smoke by Kevin Newman. It's scarily realistic in its simulation. His site makes good use of Flash as well.
posted by gametone at 6:09 AM on August 9, 2002

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