SEN StarCraft II Contest [November 2010], A new contest for November!
SOMETHING STATUS GO
THEMEThe theme for this mapping contest is ARCADE GAMES. That's right, you can make your own arcade-style game. Come up with something fun and simple or create something complex and seemingly never-ending! If you're out of ideas, you could elaborate on a small minigame, redesign a known arcade game, or even ripoff PopCap and turn one of their masterpieces into a StarCraft 2 map (at a penalty, you dirty plagiarizer).
Does your map follow the theme? It is a pretty easy theme to follow so this should be a free 10 points. Any map getting zero in this category will not be judged any further. Seriously.
How well is the map made? Does it have glitches? Does it flow well? How does the terrain look? Is all the text spell checked? If there is a custom UI, does it look slick or is it disheveled?
Will I play this map again? Was it too buggy that I couldn’t play it at all? This will be a big factor in deciding the winner, especially with a theme like this.
Is this original? Am I going to wish I had come up with the idea, first? Did you really copy a PopCap game?
Total: 50 points
REWARDSFirst Place: 200 minerals, 4 Contest Points
Second Place: 150 minerals, 3 Contest Points
Third Place: 100 minerals, 2 Contest Points
WINNERSThe combined scores for this contest are below. We only had two entries, and both were fantastic. Congratulations to both Roy and aalleecc248 for their work.
Zealot Defense by aalleecc248
Eel by Roy
This post was edited 1 time, last edit by DevliN: Dec 16 2010, 9:36 pm.
Post #3 NicholasBeige Nov 5 2010, 11:57 pm
Post #13 Sand Wraith Nov 7 2010, 6:07 am
SOMETHING STATUS GO
Well to clarify, "Arcade Games" in this case is supposed to represent arcade-style games like Pacman, Gallaga, Asteroids, etc. Ideally it would have levels that increase in difficulty, and you play for points against people. I used PopCap games as an example in the OP because pretty much everything they do fits this genre. A defense game certainly fits this ideal, so I suppose I will allow that. It better be extremely original though.
Also the Wikipedia definition is as follows:
Addicted to SEN Games -Add more!-
I swear to god if I finish my project, it better win this contest. >:O
... but just to be sure: a Brick Breaker -is- an Arcade game right?
And ain't there some criteria for the complexity behind the map's production? The stuff it could bring to the community itself.
(Not sayin' my map is that complex, it's just me that's noob. )
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jjf28 -- was a good way to waste a research day in the computer lab
jjf28 -- lul powerpoint animation
Sacrieur -- I remember making a whole video game out of microsoft powerpoint once.
Sacrieur -- I'd fall into that last group.
jjf28 -- went surprisingly well, a lot of them picked it up real fast how to put a few commands together and look around for more; 'repeating' was a bit harder but a lot of them grasped the concept of loops pretty fast, though some were determined to manually move their sprites around and then execute their commands
jjf28 -- todays project: teach 3rd graders how to program