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sky_lark

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Post Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:19 pm

End of Year Level Design Contest!

It’s been quite an… uhh… interesting year, so let’s end it with an interesting level design contest!

TWO CONTESTS ROLLED INTO ONE!
Two themes with two separate prizes! Create level(s) for one theme or both themes to increase your odds of winning!

THEME #1: HOLIDAY BONANZA
Make a level featuring themes from ANY holiday that occurs between October 31 and January 1! This includes Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years, etc!

THEME #2: A YEAR TO REMEMBER
2020 has been quite the year... wildfires, toilet paper shortage, a viral pandemic, celebrity deaths, Space-X launches, murder hornets, etc! Make a level featuring themes from any notable aspect of 2020.

NEW: Notable Changes from Last Contest

  • Two contest themes with two separate prizes!
  • Shorter voting period, so voting won’t take a month :)
  • Per your feedback: Multiple edit periods to modify level(s)!
  • Per your feedback: Separate “Feedback” and “Review” threads to help level designers create better levels and not face reviews until after edits have been made!
Contest Timeline

  • Wednesday, Dec 16th at 11:59pm EST - Submission deadline
  • Saturday, Dec 19th at 9:00pm EST - First game night
  • Saturday, Dec 26th at 11:59pm EST - First revision deadline
  • Monday, Dec 28th at 10:00pm EST - Second game night
  • Friday, Jan 1st at 11:59pm EST - Final revision deadline
  • Sunday, Jan 3rd at 9:00pm EST - Final game night
  • Monday, Jan 4th - Voting begins
General Guidelines

  • You can submit up to 10 levels per theme. Game timers should be 4-5 minutes max, though they can be longer (up to 10 min) on a case-by-case basis. Ask before creating!
  • Levels must be created new, but may re-use features from past levels. Sequels are fine. Novelty levels welcome if shorter.
  • Levels featuring COVID-19 or political themes are allowed, but please be sensitive. Avoid misleading information or divisive topics. Ask if you’re not sure!
Creating and Submitting Levels

  • Levels should primarily be anonymous, but it’s fine to ask for help with levelgens, testing for bugs or design, etc. Just keep it to a few players max.
  • Submit your level(s) via forum PM or Discord by the deadline.
  • Voting will be conducted via google form and run separately for each theme. It will be open to any active-ish or previously active-ish players (ie. not Skybax’s wife). :)
Prizes

  • Theme #1 - 1st: $20.20 via Paypal/Venmo/gift card + badge!
  • Theme #2 - 1st: $20.20 via Paypal/Venmo/gift card + badge!
  • Theme #1 - 2nd: $5 via Paypal/Venmo/gift card
  • Theme #2 - 2nd: $5 via Paypal/Venmo/gift card
  • Prizes can also be donated to a charity of your choice.
Good luck, and let me know if you have any questions!

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The Fine Print
In order for any cash prizes to be awarded, both criteria below should be met:
Each theme should have at least 5 participants submit levels
Each theme should have at least 10 total levels submitted
Note: Arctic and I (sky_lark) do not apply for these criteria.
These should be really easy criteria, but encourage friends to make levels!


Only one cash prize will be awarded per user. If someone finishes 1st and 2nd, they will only receive the higher prize, with the other prize going to the next highest finisher. Arctic and I (sky_lark) are not eligible for cash prizes.
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Skybax

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Post Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:31 pm

Re: End of Year Level Design Contest!

I feel personally attacked
raptor wrote:Sorry Skybax, I hijacked your signature so I could post lots of info.
Whittling While wrote:Does this mean I finally get quoted in someone's signature?
watusimoto wrote:Who are the devs around here?!?
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sky_lark

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Post Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:39 pm

Re: End of Year Level Design Contest!

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday, or a happy weekend if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving!

We are now entering December which means we have just over two weeks until level submissions are due! The deadline is Wednesday, December 16th at 11:59pm Eastern with the first contest party being that Saturday, December 19th at 9:00pm Eastern.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments!
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