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VVVVVV => VVVVVV Levels => Topic started by: Chorodo on January 08, 2018, 04:17:36 PM

Title: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Chorodo on January 08, 2018, 04:17:36 PM
The deadline has been reached! Thank you for those who participated. :) [We only got one finished entry smh.]  :verdigris:
Title: so um yeah
Post by: shiny k on January 09, 2018, 07:01:05 AM
  • Your level must have internal scripting, or it will be immediately disqualified.
I forgot to add something. If your level doesn't include I.S, it won't be disqualified but it will take away -2 points.
some rules need a bit or clarifying, here. if you don't use internal scripting will you be disqualified or will you lose 2 points?
but also, what counts as internal scripting?
if i include only one internal script that uses gotoroom and all of the other scripts are simplifed, does that count?
what if i make every script in internal scripting with lots of complex cutscenes?
will those two both not lose any points/be disqualified?
i feel like using internal shouldn't be required, and that the scripting should be judged in how well it's used
if a level only uses simplified but it uses it in a way that is well executed and enjoyable to play, it might be unfair that it'd lose some points



...oof, that was a bit of a rant heh
otherwise, i think that this contest might be fun, maybe i'll join, who knows?
(also, welcome to distractionware, probably should have said that like a month ago but oh well)
Title: inner resting...
Post by: Peridot on January 09, 2018, 11:31:10 AM
Iíve been wanting to make a level in VVVVVV for I think six years now and Iíve yet to even start a level. So I might join, too.

Though like how shiny said, I think itís rather asinine that your level MUST include internal scripting. That cuts a lot of people out of this contest already if weíre talking about Dware by itself. And considering the lack of (active) members around here, Iím not sure if absolutely needing I.S is exactly a fair rule, per se...

But thatís just my humble opinion. So itís still your contest, your rules :P
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: KingCaptain on January 09, 2018, 12:54:04 PM
I agree with shiny and Gawne, and I think that I.S shouldn't be required. I think a better idea would be to have I.S be worth extra points, which would allow a lot more participants to enter, and create a better incentive to try to learn I.S. (Of course this is all just my opinion, and you're free to do as you please.)

There's a level I've been working on every once-and-a-while for the past half a year, and I'm pretty happy with how it's turning out. If I finish it in time I'll submit it to this contest.
Title: Re: so um yeah
Post by: Chorodo on January 09, 2018, 02:31:44 PM
  • Your level must have internal scripting, or it will be immediately disqualified.
I forgot to add something. If your level doesn't include I.S, it won't be disqualified but it will take away -2 points.
some rules need a bit or clarifying, here. if you don't use internal scripting will you be disqualified or will you lose 2 points?
but also, what counts as internal scripting?
if i include only one internal script that uses gotoroom and all of the other scripts are simplifed, does that count?
what if i make every script in internal scripting with lots of complex cutscenes?
will those two both not lose any points/be disqualified?
i feel like using internal shouldn't be required, and that the scripting should be judged in how well it's used
if a level only uses simplified but it uses it in a way that is well executed and enjoyable to play, it might be unfair that it'd lose some points



...oof, that was a bit of a rant heh
otherwise, i think that this contest might be fun, maybe i'll join, who knows?
(also, welcome to distractionware, probably should have said that like a month ago but oh well)
Thank you, and I will edit the rules.  :viridian:
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Lollipop on January 09, 2018, 04:17:45 PM
ill do it
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Duckman50001 on January 10, 2018, 03:48:27 AM
I remember when i failed to make a level contest
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Chorodo on January 10, 2018, 04:25:29 AM
ill do it
ye
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: TheMediocreToOkayGatsby on January 10, 2018, 09:30:36 AM
i wanna prove my level making abilities so im in
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: uugr on January 10, 2018, 01:25:47 PM
Can I reuse my half-finished level from Duckman's contest and submit it here instead?

If so, I'm in.
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Chorodo on January 10, 2018, 01:35:51 PM
Can I reuse my half-finished level from Duckman's contest and submit it here instead?

If so, I'm in.
yes
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: AllyTally ♡ on January 10, 2018, 01:57:57 PM
I'll join!~
I kinda need a break from working on Aftermath, to be honest!
Title: sooo
Post by: shiny k on January 10, 2018, 05:42:04 PM
if i can use custom graphics i'll do it
Title: Re: sooo
Post by: Chorodo on January 11, 2018, 04:17:18 AM
if i can use custom graphics i'll do it
ye
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Chorodo on January 11, 2018, 04:22:51 AM
I'll join!~
I kinda need a break from working on Aftermath, to be honest!
Kiwi, if you wanna do that thing where you insert your gammaplay on the thread then you can.
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: jdude02 on January 11, 2018, 09:26:39 AM
Count me in, my man.
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: The Snikle Force on January 11, 2018, 05:49:14 PM
Why make I.S. required? IMO, levels focused on I.S. tend to lack anything more than "Ooh, look what I scripted!" There are exceptions of course, but visuals/gameplay seem to take second place to the plot and scripted tricks. I've been working on and off on a level that's trying to have a good story without letting I.S. get in the way and script-things-up, but I can't even enter that because of the I.S. master race or something?

EDIT: You edited the rules, but the post still says I.S. is required. That threw me off. I'm in.
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Duckman50001 on January 11, 2018, 07:22:41 PM
I'm joining :viridian:
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Chorodo on January 12, 2018, 10:51:52 AM
I'm joining :viridian:
ok
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Chorodo on January 12, 2018, 10:54:19 AM
Why make I.S. required? IMO, levels focused on I.S. tend to lack anything more than "Ooh, look what I scripted!" There are exceptions of course, but visuals/gameplay seem to take second place to the plot and scripted tricks. I've been working on and off on a level that's trying to have a good story without letting I.S. get in the way and script-things-up, but I can't even enter that because of the I.S. master race or something?

EDIT: You edited the rules, but the post still says I.S. is required. That threw me off. I'm in.
it does, where?
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: allison on January 12, 2018, 12:58:48 PM
I think I wanna join this. Is there a reason for the map size requirement though?
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: The Snikle Force on January 12, 2018, 01:34:21 PM
Why make I.S. required? IMO, levels focused on I.S. tend to lack anything more than "Ooh, look what I scripted!" There are exceptions of course, but visuals/gameplay seem to take second place to the plot and scripted tricks. I've been working on and off on a level that's trying to have a good story without letting I.S. get in the way and script-things-up, but I can't even enter that because of the I.S. master race or something?

EDIT: You edited the rules, but the post still says I.S. is required. That threw me off. I'm in.
it does, where?




I forgot to add something. If your level doesn't include I.S, it won't be disqualified.
Your levels also must be posted in the thread. If you dont know how to do that than here is a video for you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SH9gaj_5u8&t=27s

Title: idk lmao
Post by: shiny k on January 12, 2018, 03:31:10 PM
note: i miiight join this probably not so dont get hyped but i might surprise you with a sudden level or something sO KEEP THAT QUESTION MARK IN THE "PEOPLE JOINING" RIGHT WHERE IT IS :ppp
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Chorodo on January 12, 2018, 04:59:13 PM
I think I wanna join this. Is there a reason for the map size requirement though?
if the map is too big, it will take me too long to look through the level, and if the map is too small than it wont be interesting to me.
Title: question
Post by: Peridot on January 12, 2018, 08:24:34 PM
So are you going to be judging the levels?


Also no promises on me joining, either
Title: Re: question
Post by: Chorodo on January 13, 2018, 07:54:38 AM
So are you going to be judging the levels?


Also no promises on me joining, either

i'll see if i can find more judges, but for now yes
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Lollipop on January 13, 2018, 08:37:55 AM
i can judge
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Chorodo on January 13, 2018, 09:57:39 AM
i can judge
ok  :verdigris:
Title: judges
Post by: Chorodo on January 13, 2018, 09:59:07 AM
who else would like to judge?  :viridian:
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Lollipop on January 13, 2018, 12:27:18 PM
wait am i supposed to make a level and judge?
Title: Re: judges
Post by: Bruce Michez on January 13, 2018, 01:55:22 PM
who else would like to judge?  :viridian:

Me.
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Chorodo on January 13, 2018, 01:59:13 PM
wait am i supposed to make a level and judge?
you dont have too
Title: Re: judges
Post by: Chorodo on January 13, 2018, 01:59:38 PM
who else would like to judge?  :viridian:

Me.
ok
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: SomeRandomCreator on January 22, 2018, 05:46:17 PM
It's been a long time, but at this point, I don't see the point in not joining. I guess I could continue the sequel for the series I was making and turn it into the contest as well, who knows.

Put a question mark and I'll make my level for the contest.
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Chorodo on January 30, 2018, 04:17:48 AM
Eh, it's been a long time since this forum had a reply.  :verdigris:
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Lollipop on February 11, 2018, 03:14:55 PM
so uh i wont be making a level anymore (kinda lost interest) but i should still be able to judge
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: DubstVne on February 20, 2018, 03:36:46 PM
Is this contest over? I hope not cause I love Building contests. I posted this on 2/20/2018.
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: shiny k on February 20, 2018, 06:05:48 PM
New Deadline:
9th of April, 2018
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Chorodo on March 02, 2018, 04:17:43 AM
Is this contest over? I hope not cause I love Building contests. I posted this on 2/20/2018.
nope
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: AllyTally ♡ on March 02, 2018, 01:13:07 PM
i should probably start idk
ive kinda lost motivation and internal scripting is starting to be boring
but ill try my best anyway
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: weee50 on March 14, 2018, 05:19:46 PM
I've already started my level, but I didn't say I was joining until now. So, I'm joining this contest!
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Chorodo on March 30, 2018, 07:14:52 AM
I've already started my level, but I didn't say I was joining until now. So, I'm joining this contest!
Nice!
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: AllyTally ♡ on March 30, 2018, 11:42:46 AM
def not gonna finish so i guess im dropping
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: weee50 on April 03, 2018, 04:03:48 PM
Wait, so are custom graphics allowed? (One zone of my level heavily relies on custom graphics.)
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Bruce Michez on April 09, 2018, 03:02:08 PM
Quick reminder - the deadline is today!
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: weee50 on April 09, 2018, 05:18:36 PM
Alright, even though there's like 7 hours until the deadline, the first entry has been submitted! Because the level plus the graphics is over 128 kilobytes, I will use two attachments (one with the actual level and some graphics and one with more graphics).

Okay, enough with the copy-pasted message from my entry for Duckman's creator contest. I just found that it also applied pretty well to this contest's entry. Because you never said whether custom tiles were allowed or not, I'm just assuming that they are.

My level is called "Prison Escape", and in it, the crew gets trapped in a prison, and Viridian needs to help them escape. I know, a little clichť, but I had no other ideas when I started the level. So, here's the level!
Title: Looks like there's only one entry.
Post by: Bruce Michez on April 10, 2018, 08:18:11 AM
Well, I'm going to give it a rating anyway, because why not.

Room Layout: an easy 5 points.
Gameplay: I'm going to go with 3 points here, as it's a bit uneven.  It's tempting to give full marks just for :verdigris:'s brilliant section, but the others don't quite live up to it.
Trinkets: +1 point.  I felt that these were the level's weakest point, though none of them are really truly bad.

That's a 9/10.  Still a big thumbs up.
Title: points for prison escape (the only level submitted)
Post by: Lollipop on April 12, 2018, 07:06:23 PM
Room Layout (4.5 points):

The rooms are nice, the mix of area tiles is nice-looking. The custom graphics are also nice (although the orange death things in the Vandara section are kind of weird)

I took half a point off because you re-used quite a number of rooms from the game/the prototype, I know it's for the whole time travel concept, but it just feels a bit lazy to me.

Gameplay (4 points):

Those coins you used in the prototype section were cool, I didn't know you could use those.

Verdigris' section is amazing. The concept is great (and also reminds me of a certain flash game). Like WSM mentioned, the rest of the level doesn't live to how awesome the gimmick was. Turning into a square was pretty cool too, great use of I.S. Also was a fan of the "enlarged" section.

Trinkets (1 points):

The trinkets are ok, but some of them are a lot harder than others.

8.5/10 + 1 (for trinkets)

Solid level with cool concepts, good stuff :)
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: shiny k on April 12, 2018, 08:12:25 PM
im not a judge but this level was amazing
the gimmicks were great but it was just genuinely fun!
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Chorodo on April 15, 2018, 07:58:56 AM
Alright, even though there's like 7 hours until the deadline, the first entry has been submitted! Because the level plus the graphics is over 128 kilobytes, I will use two attachments (one with the actual level and some graphics and one with more graphics).

Okay, enough with the copy-pasted message from my entry for Duckman's creator contest. I just found that it also applied pretty well to this contest's entry. Because you never said whether custom tiles were allowed or not, I'm just assuming that they are.

My level is called "Prison Escape", and in it, the crew gets trapped in a prison, and Viridian needs to help them escape. I know, a little clichť, but I had no other ideas when I started the level. So, here's the level!
Sorry for the inactivity, but I'll play it and rate it.
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Chorodo on May 16, 2018, 05:27:06 PM
Holy sheet, Info Teddy made a video of the entry. Didn't expect my name to be featured in it. ;-;
Title: Re: Starting a Level Contest!
Post by: Info Teddy on May 17, 2018, 05:56:01 AM
Holy sheet, Info Teddy made a video of the entry. Didn't expect my name to be featured in it. ;-;
your name is literally in the level desc lol