Contest: Halloween 2000

Welcome To The First NeHe Productions OpenGL Challenge!


The point of this contest was to create an OpenGL Halloween demo using basecode from this web site. The demo had to run in Windows, and full source code had to be included. The first place winner took home $50 for his impressive work recreating a spooky graveyard. Many of the entries in this contest were made by new GL programmers. All the entries are extemely well done!

Keep in mind that almost all of these demos include full source code. If you see a cool effect you can check out the source code to see how it's done!

* Check out the Glow Inc. website for super cool glow in the dark paint. They also have some project information for Halloween decorating and haunting including two great articles on creating a “dot room” and a “glow room”. Visit http://www.hobbyglow.com/haunted_houses.htm for more information!

* * * CONTEST IS NOW OVER. ENTRIES CAN BE FOUND BELOW * * *
The Graveyard by Martin Cietwierkowski (1st Place Winner)
The graphics are smooth, the music is excellent, and the theme is definitely erie! Very funny tombstones, make sure you read them :) Excellent job by Martin Cietwierkowski!
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Evil Dead by Justin Eslinger (2nd Place Winner)
A must see! One human equipt with a chainsaw and a gun. Hundreds of skeletons out to kill. Amazing graphics and sound effects! A Halloween you'll never forget!
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Halloween Nightfall by Jonathan Brenner (3rd Place Winner)
An amazing job at creating a realistic environment. The first scene in this demo is a must see! The rolling hills, setting sun, and crystal clear lake is impressive. Dark rolling clouds really set the mood!
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Halloween Demo by Antoine Pruitt
Visual C++ entry from a new GL programmer. Features a fire red box with lid and Halloween texture.
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Halloween 2000 by Arseny Livshitz (code) & Dennis Przhendzinsky (models)
This entry pans through a very chilling graveyard scene. Excellent attention to detail! Great textures and Chilling Sound! No Source.
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Frightmare by Ben Hamlet
Music, sound effects, mouse control, human interaction, and very colorful graphics! Lots of pumpkins too :)
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Spooky McRoe by Chris Roe
A pretty cool first attempt at a GL demo! Twisted looking background with a cool 3D axe spinning around. Nice music as well!
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OGLM Halloween by Francis Shanahan
Noise bump mapped terrain, linear camera movement, blending and lots more. The home of Eleanour Rigby, high on the moors... Watch for her ghost!
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CatacombZ by George Ziniewicz
Make sure you press ? when you start the program. There are alot of features in this entry. Blowing up the pumpkins (?) is very cool, along with the tracer bullets!
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October Sky by James Elliott
This entry features a dark and erie graveyard scene complete with a run down church, pouring rain and lightning. Make sure you read the Entry Form text to find out all the cool features.
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GLween by Jim Strong
The coffins in this demo are literally amazing. I sure wouldn't want to be stuck inside one! The rippling pumpkins, and the sparkling particles are also very cool!
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Evil Pumpkin by Julien Amsellem
Very cool particle effects in this entry created by Julien Amsellem. Make sure you move the mouse around to tilt and turn the scene. Very cool pumpkin model as well, unfortunately the author did not include source code :(
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Halloween Fighter 2D00 by Luigi Pino
One of the most unique entries. Literally crazy! Rid the earth of all evil. Battle the incredibly disfigured monsters on Halloween Night. Must see!
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