January 2012 Mapping/Game Contest Info

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January 2012 Mapping/Game Contest Info

Postby Mike » November 21st, 2011, 6:29 pm

General Rules:
1. You may make as many submissions you want
2. You may make as many adjustments to your submissions as you want before the deadline. This is in fact encouraged.
3. You are encouraged to provide tips and feedback to help others improve
4. You are allowed to make code alterations - provided you distribute a patch and pre-compiled binaries where possible.

Contest Details
You are to make a game for the RPG module. For those who haven't used the RPG before, an introductory tutorial can be found on our wiki.
Your final submission will need to have at least one hub/town or one dungeon for the player to explore and interact with.
Do note you are allowed to team up with others.

Your game will be judged on its "RPGness", this does not mean map quality should take a back seat, but it's not the focus of this competition.
Your game will primarily be judged for its quest design and it's level design, so be creative!
We really do want to see quests with multiple paths and solutions, the inclusion of non-violent paths and solutions (eg diplomacy) are highly encouraged!

Submission:
Make a post in this forum with the title of your and/or your name. Create the post as a POLL (the option is below the post along with the options tab entitled "Poll Creation") with the question being "This is my favorite map!". Below it include the options "Yes" and "No". Only "Yes" votes will count to decide the winner, but polls need two options to work. You can enter as many submissions as you want. You can vote on as many different entries as you want, but multiple votes from the same person on a single entry will result in disqualification.

Make sure you post a link to your map in the thread. If you don't have a site to host your map on sendspace.com is a good free alternative. Your files can be packaged using free .zip programs such as winzip. Please only include the files we need and let us know if it is for a version of sandbox OTHER than 2.7.1.
Remember to adhere to the packaging guide, which can be found on our wiki!

To Win:
Simply the map with the most votes is the winner! I do reserve the right to veto the top winner if it is say, just a box unless it is the awesomest box ever!!

The Prize:
You and your map get featured on the front page of the Sandbox webpage, included in Sandbox itself, (both of which are awesome for your resume), and possibly (I'm still looking into it :D) the chance to win Steam Game CD Keys and/or more!!! :D Ideas are welcome in that area to :)

Deadline:
Saturday, February 4th, 02:00 UTC

Disclaimer: This post is subject to change, especially regarding elaboration on the prizes so please check back for updates!
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Re: January 2012 Mapping/Game Contest Info

Postby jSoftApps » November 21st, 2011, 7:07 pm

Can we use maps that we made online with another person?
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Re: January 2012 Mapping/Game Contest Info

Postby chocolatepie33 » November 21st, 2011, 7:11 pm

Okay, lemme get this straight: this isn't Christmas themed unless we want it to be, right? You mentioned a Christmas contest on the main page. This is actually it, right? Just without the Christmas?

anyways, maybe for prizes you could do programs or something? I've seen a lot of contest giveaways, including Wordpress themes, programs (e.g. Photoshop plugins), iTunes cash, e-books... you name it.

EDIT: speaking of e-books... how about a free copy of (each of) your book(s)?
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Re: January 2012 Mapping/Game Contest Info

Postby InHumanUnit » November 21st, 2011, 9:20 pm

How about Steam games?
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Re: January 2012 Mapping/Game Contest Info

Postby kddekadenz » November 22nd, 2011, 3:35 am

Mike wrote:[..]and possibly (I'm still looking into it ) the chance to win Steam Game CD Keys and/or more!!!


I would prefer something else. Maybe software you can use with Sandbox (Photoshop, 3dsMax or something cheaper).

I will join! I already have the game concept :D

My personal goal is to keep the filesize of the stand-alone under 100 MB, but it still have to be well designed and atmospheric.
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Re: January 2012 Mapping/Game Contest Info

Postby kid matthew » November 22nd, 2011, 4:00 pm

I'm up for the challenge. Face me all who dare.
Best Luck to all you dare to enter.

I'm going to make my game Christmas themed.

Cheers,
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Re: January 2012 Mapping/Game Contest Info

Postby Hirato » November 23rd, 2011, 11:58 am

I've edited mike's post a bit to clarify a few things
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Re: January 2012 Mapping/Game Contest Info

Postby InHumanUnit » November 26th, 2011, 6:27 pm

kid matthew wrote:I'm up for the challenge. Face me all who dare.
Best Luck to all you dare to enter.

I'm going to make my game Christmas themed.

Cheers,
Matthew


Ack! This is going to make my life harder! KM is actully pretty beast at mapping....
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Re: January 2012 Mapping/Game Contest Info

Postby Mike » November 27th, 2011, 10:06 am

Free copies of my book might be a great idea indeed :D Now that I finished my other job I'm going to be working on it as my main focus, and Sandbox of course ;D Take care :D
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Re: January 2012 Mapping/Game Contest Info

Postby Runescapedj » November 27th, 2011, 10:29 am

Idea for the prize:
Being in your subbox on youtube ;)


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