<From my Windows Live Blog>

I've entered the Microsoft "embedded SPARK 2010 Challenge" and got into Round 2.

Ref http://www.embeddedspark.com/default.aspx

This is an open contest to create a Windows CE 6 application/system on some real hardware, not emulation.

Those who got to Round 2 get a complete kit; I got mine this morning.

This year's theme is

PS Not to be confused with the Embedded Student Challenge that is now part of the Imagine Cup:

Ref: http://imaginecup.com/Competition/mycompetitionportal.aspx?competitionId=40
..that my students won in 2005.

My Title is : The Great Oz Adventure Game

My proposal (the proposal is what the round 1 submissions were judge upon) is to build a virtual adventure game with a bit of a geography theme. 

The idea is that as the player moves around the system generates location and orientation information which is then scaled and referred to a virtual map for the game.

They enter rooms (eg a state or a city) and collect gems (artefacts).  They can lose and gain power and so may die.

Overall there is an exulted state to reach as the game target.

Ref http://www.embeddedspark.com/submissions/Detail.aspx?eid=285

Australia is full of touristy things including the Big <XX> (lots of them) so I'll make use of them.

My image wouldn't upload to the site so here it is (I'll edit it as the project proceeds but this link will be same):

NEXT: The Kit