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Week #2 SEN Mapping Contest
May 2 2010, 1:24 am
By: LoveLess
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May 2 2010, 1:24 am LoveLess Post #1

Let me show you how to hump without making love.

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SEN Week-Long Mapping Contest Week #2



All submissions are due May 9th, 2010, by 11:59:59PM EST
Deadline moved due to a unanimous decision by judges and at the request of participants. If there isn't a good turnout
as a result of this action, we will not do it again. Ever. So take advantage of the additional 24 hours.


All submissions are now due May 10th, 2010, by 11:59:59PM EST


Welcome Back!
This is will be the second installment of the new series of week-long mapping contests to be held at SEN! If you noticed, it's name has been changed from the Bi-Weekly contest, to the new "Week-Long Contest" due to the fact that we are really glad about the hype that seems to have been developed from the new mapping contests and figured that if there is an overwhelming need for a break, we can do so. As most of you may know, this specific contest payne has offered to give one of his StarCraft 2 beta keys away! Future contests may or may not hand out rewards, so don't expect to just pass this one up and try next time~! Not to mention that bragging rights will always be a major factor in participating in these contests; a score board for rankings will be kept in each contest's original post. This is a second shot to get your name into this list!

Specifications
  • All maps will be judged by a handful of pre-determined judges based on a set criteria.
  • The maps to be submit must adhere to the prescribed theme.
  • There is no specification for an amount of players.
  • Mapping teams are not allowed.
  • Mod supplements are not allowed. Although maps with mods can be submit for fun, they will not be judged (this includes Farty's EUD enabler).
  • Maps started previous to the starting of this contest are not allowed.
  • Only one map per participant may be submit in each contest.
  • Late maps may be submit, but are not guaranteed to be judged, and will not count towards the rankings.

Theme
The theme that each of the maps need to adhere to is: Short Story

Have you noticed how our themes are pretty much open-ended? This time we have no way of making sure that maps started prior to the contest aren't submitted, but be sure we will smash you if we ever find out. As long as the map's story or gameplay focuses on a relatively simply design, aiming at the map to be in theory, short. Just make a nice little playable story to score full points for the Theme category.

Quote from CecilSunkure
Example Ideas for a Map:
  • The journey to finding your lost dog Skip.
  • Helping a baby dragon pillage a village.


Judging Criteria
Gameplay: 10 points
  • Does the map keep the player's constant attention?
  • Is the map too hard, too easy?
  • Is the map actually fun?
Originality: 10 points
  • Was the entire idea copied from someone else? If so, did you shape the idea into something unique?
  • Is your map not just a Final Fantasy or AoS clone?
Aesthetics: 10 points
  • How shiny is your map? How polished?
  • Is your terrain blocky in places?
  • Was the only terrain tool you used the Rectangular Brush?
  • Do you have proper grammar?
Theme: 5 points
  • Did you just use the intro to tell the story?
  • Was the story well thought out?
  • It's not a movie map, right?
Completion: 5 points
  • Are there major bugs?
  • Is the map complete?
  • Do you use the entire map's space?
  • Was there any more you could have done?

Judges
  • Loveless
  • CecilSunkure
  • UnholyUrine

Quote from LoveLess
Q: "Can I be a Judge!?"
A: "For the last time, no. If we need another judge, we will ask."

Previous Contest Rankings

1. qPirateKing
1/0/0 Ave: 29.5/40 SM: 5 TP: 5
2. chia_tyrant
0/1/0 Ave: 27.5/40 SM: 3 TP: 3
3. Mp)SkLoped
0/0/1 Ave: 24.5/40 SM: 1 TP: 1
4. Leeroy_Jenkins
0/0/0 Ave: 19/40 SM: 0 TP: 0
5. Foxwolf1
0/0/0 Ave: 14.5/40 SM: 0 TP: 0


Ranking Key:

1. Dr. StrangeLove
1/2/0 Ave: 31.3/40 SM: 6 TP: 11

-1/2/0 is the total wins for first place/second place/third place over all the previous contests.
-Ave: is the average score for all the user's submit maps.
-SM: is the total submit maps for the particular user.
-TP: is the total points awarded for placing in the top three ranks in contests.

Scoring Process:
-Winners will be scored by the positions they place in. A first place position is worth 5 points, a second place position is worth three points, and a third place position is worth one point.
-The participants who have not yet won any of the top three positions will be ranked by their average map scores.


Additional Notes:
  • If anyone wishes to donate something to the contest to act as a giveaway prize, it would be greatly appreciated! Please contact one of the judges via a PM to set up the donation.
  • If anyone wants to create a banner, please do!


Post has been edited 8 time(s), last time on May 10 2010, 6:13 am by LoveLess.



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May 2 2010, 1:56 am TiKels Post #2



Bi-Weekly means every other week... The last contest went from Apr 20 2010 to April 28th, 2010 11:59:59PM EST... or roughly one week long, therefore, unless the two contests were to intersect with each other (unlikely), it -has- to be every other week.

Unless you wanna start having them every week, fix it. I told you a thousand times, bi-weekly is every other week, except in Britain where biweekly is the same as semiweekly.

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May 2 2010, 1:59 am LoveLess Post #3

Let me show you how to hump without making love.

Quote from TiKels
Bi-Weekly means every other week... The last contest went from Apr 20 2010 to April 28th, 2010 11:59:59PM EST... or roughly one week long, therefore, unless the two contests were to intersect with each other (unlikely), it -has- to be every other week.

Unless you wanna start having them every week, fix it. I told you a thousand times, bi-weekly is every other week, except in Britain where biweekly is the same as semiweekly.

First post.
We did. Way before you posted, it's been changed from Bi-Weekly to Weekly. However, it is extremely tentative as to what day we will start it and sometimes a week could pass by without us posting up a new contest. It will be held at the judges' digression.




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May 2 2010, 2:11 am SkLoped Post #4



NOOOOOO 3RD



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May 2 2010, 2:36 am LoTu)S Post #5



Ill start on a banner rite away ;)



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May 2 2010, 2:50 am qPirateKing Post #6



Congrats to everyone from the last round. The field was unbelievably strong, and it's an honour to come out on top. I don't know if I have time to participate in this round, but I'll definitely keep my eye out for quality maps from you lot. Best of luck, gentlemen!



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May 2 2010, 3:25 am Leeroy_Jenkins Post #7



Woot! Short RPGs. My specialty. Good luck all. :bleh:



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May 2 2010, 2:42 pm Dem0n Post #8

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Wow, this actually sounds pretty fun. I may do it.



Memes gather, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the memer on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of memes. I pledge my life and honor to the Meme's Watch, for this meme and all the memes to come.

May 2 2010, 4:26 pm LoTu)S Post #9



Here's the banner, though im not really sure about this 1..
Couldnt really pinpoint shortstories as a background. Just made a collage. :D





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May 2 2010, 4:32 pm Azrael Post #10



Personally I think the current text banner looks pretty badass lol =P Gimme ur fontz nao plz.

Seriously, what font is that?




May 2 2010, 5:36 pm lil-Inferno Post #11

Just here for the pie

I've started my map and have done quite a bit of work already. At least I know that if I don't finish it entirely, I can at least release a demo/beta.




May 2 2010, 6:11 pm Derqua Post #12



My map is moving along. It's a wonderful 20x60 short RPG.



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May 2 2010, 6:22 pm Azrael Post #13



I'll start on Friday.

JK! :bleh:

Post has been edited 4 time(s), last time on Oct 12 2010, 2:09 am by DevliN. Reason: Mineral abuse.




May 2 2010, 6:26 pm LoveLess Post #14

Let me show you how to hump without making love.

Quote from name:Azrael666
Personally I think the current text banner looks pretty badass lol =P Gimme ur fontz nao plz.

Seriously, what font is that?
Planet Kosmos and Bloody Cowboys.




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May 2 2010, 8:04 pm UnholyUrine Post #15



To people who are having trouble or are looking for inspiration

How to Raise a Dragon -- Perfect example of a short story game.

Chibi Knight -- Straight up Short RPG. Tho not as amazingly written as the "How to raise a Dragon" game, the gameplay in this one is great!

GL everyone =D

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on May 2 2010, 8:14 pm by UnholyUrine.



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May 2 2010, 8:08 pm Azrael Post #16



Quote from LoveLess
Planet Kosmos and Bloody Cowboys.
Thanks!




May 2 2010, 8:33 pm CecilSunkure Post #17



Hey, glad to know you're all going to participate!

Just to let you all know ahead of time: I'm also participating in this contest. I won't judge my map, and the other two judges will judge my map as if I were a normal contestant. I won't be participating for the beta key, more of to try and get on the rankings.

I wish everyone good luck!



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May 2 2010, 9:28 pm EzTerix Post #18



I might participate because there is this short single player game I've had in mind for a while. I'm not really into single player games on SC but making a short one in one week doesn't sound bad. Even though I doubt my skills I'm gonna try to make something interesting =) gl all



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May 2 2010, 10:50 pm UnholyUrine Post #19



Request:
Hey Loveless. can you provide links to the previously submitted maps on ur first post? :D
Thnx



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May 3 2010, 12:16 am TriNitY_ Post #20



Looks like a good contest!

Where do we submit maps?



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