Can we enter in both Part 1 and Part 2? If so, are we forbidden from using our own stuff?
2. Let's find out:
General consensus is that it's okay as long as you don't use your own assets.
Just found out you CAN use your own stuff. Guess Derek needs to make it clearer on the main rules, since he only mentioned on the Idea Pool thread.
Lets just hope no-one uses mostly their own stuff. Otherwise what's the point?
From the rules: "- Onlookers are allowed to make suggestions and comment on the assets, but if you plan on participating in the part two, you cannot share your game ideas in detail with the artists and musicians."
So, apparently, you *CAN* use your own stuff, as long as you don't share your game ideas with yourself.
Also, it's frowned upon, because that makes no sense at all, and it seems contrary to the spirit of the competition.
But wait, there's more:
I don't want to encourage it, but I don't want to deny it, either. But I seriously doubt many people will just use their own graphics. You'd have to make a complete graphics set and do all the programming...
That just raises further questions!
Also from the rules:
2. In the second part, designers and programmers will have a month to take the assets created in part one and make games with them (assets used need not be limited to one person or team).
So by "you'd have to make a complete graphics set", Derek meant, "in order to make a game using ONLY your own stuff".
I think we have a clear picture now (official people, please correct me if I'm wrong
For Part 2, you can
use your own assets created for Part 1, but they should be only a small part of the assets you're using. And they should be created for everyone or anyone, not for some specific game you plan to make.
People will probably vote partly based on the spirit of the competition, so don't think of what you can get away with under the letter of the rules.
Think of Part 1 like bringing a dish to a potluck: you can of course have some of your own dish, but you shouldn't mostly eat what you brought, nor bring something that nobody else is likely to eat.
There are lots of talented cooks at this party, so you should fill your plate with wonderful variety.