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« on: November 15, 2010, 12:13:12 PM »

This Compo is one big experiment to see how well the concept will work. If it fails horribly, I'll move on. If it goes well, though, then I might run a full-fledged version with tons of allowed entrants. I apologize if you wanted in but didn't make it in! You'll just have to wait for me to run the next one (unless this one sucks). In the meantime, enjoy the chaos!

LIST OF COMPETITORS

Aquin & Ashkin
Draknek & KittenEater
Sensenmann & dspencer Saker
Daniel Seabra & Arkthalohs
allen & Sos (MAKERS)
Dragonmaw & PleasingFungus
The Monster King (MAKER)
Parthon
dangerousday
JWG


WEEK 1; ALLEN & SOS ELIMINATED
WEEK 2; THE MONSTER KING ELIMINATED

SORRY! SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED.



Rule One: Be prepared to be made either a GHOST or a MAKER

A certain % of players will be GHOSTS. Their goal is to avoid elimination by any means possible (without breaking the rules). They are not allowed to make a game, or program anything -- even in part. Usually this means they will create a design and mockups, and attempt to pass them off as the real thing.

The rest of players will be MAKERS. Their goal is to make the best game.
They are not allowed to post a playable version of their game, or a video, anywhere, until the end of the competition.

Rule Two: VOTING and ELIMINATION

Throughout the competition, there will be VOTING PERIODS. These last seven days. Each player should publicly vote for ONE TARGET; the obvious goal for MAKERS is to vote to eliminate GHOSTS.

When the VOTING PERIOD ends, the player with most votes is eliminated entirely from the competition.

Rule Three: POINTS and HOW TO WIN

MAKERS get +1 point for every vote for a GHOST that they are a part of (clarification: every vote you make will be tracked; every time you vote for a GHOST you will get +1 point at the end of the compo, regardless of whether or not they are actually eliminated!). Otherwise, their game will get 0-10 points based on how many votes* they get compared to other games (first place gets 10 points; if you got 70% of the number of votes that player got, then you get 7 points).

... * This refers to the voting at the end of the competition, when all remaining games are put up on a thread for rating by critics (as per a regular compo).

GHOSTS start out with 10 points. During every voting period in which nobody votes for them, they get +1 point.

Obviously, anyone who is eliminated is not allowed to win.

Rule Four: SIGNUPS AND WHEN IT STARTS

This is my 'BETA', so only some applicants will be accepted. Unfortunately. You're allowed to enter either solo or as a team of two, and those who have already posted in the original thread will be considered more strongly.

Please form teams here. We will probably start on the 20th but I may delay it until December. Just know that it's gonna happen.

TEAM PAIRS!

Aquin & Ashkin
Draknek & KittenEater
Sensenmann & dspencer
Poris & Arkthalohs
allen & Sos

...

SPECIAL ENTRANTS (MUST POST HERE TO SAY YOU ARE STILL INTERESTED; if I didn't add you and you posted in original thread, tell me to add you.)

Dragonmaw
JWG
man of doom
The Monster King
PleasingFungus
Kuppo
Parthon

...

REGULAR ENTRANTS (you will be discriminated against)

"Destral"
dangerousday
Neonlare (pairing is good!)
Paint by Numbers

DISCLAMER
Winning the compo is not really important. You know that. I know that.
Don't feel bad if you get kicked out and can't win, because you may be on the road to a super good game.
Don't stop making it.
If you're a ghost and want to make other games, that's fine.
If you're a ghost and make fakes for a game you really want to make, do so! (afterwards, of course)

HAVE FUN AND MAKE FUN
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 12:15:29 PM »

hai sign me up
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 12:27:26 PM »

Doing it with a team would be nice.  Ashkin, how you feel about it?
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010, 12:53:39 PM »

OH HAI

I'd like to be a part of this : )
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010, 01:00:20 PM »

I would like to join!
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010, 01:05:37 PM »

Mysterious competitions are ace. I'm still down with this!
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2010, 02:50:30 PM »

lets dance!! I'm in for a game macker fight
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2010, 04:11:30 PM »

NICE.
Still in.   Hand Thumbs Up Left Lips Sealed Hand Thumbs Up Right
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 06:26:02 PM »

Sounds like a hoot, totally signing up for this if there's still room.
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2010, 07:24:49 PM »

Doing it with a team would be nice.  Ashkin, how you feel about it?
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2010, 07:39:09 PM »

That's fine man, if we can work something out.  I'll see you on teh IRC.  There may be no room/time for the compo anyway.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2010, 07:51:48 PM »

Okay, Aquin and I are teaming up.
Better watch out, 'cuz we're signing up Cool
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2010, 07:52:22 PM »

Still in, still sexy.

Also:

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MAKERS get +1 point for every vote for a GHOST that they are a part of.

This sentence is really confusing! It took me about four read-throughs to understand what you're saying. "Every time a GHOST is ELIMINATED, each MAKER who voted to eliminate that GHOST gets +1 point."

Even that's pretty awkward, though! Maybe you can think of something better?

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Otherwise, their game will get 0-10 points based on how many votes* they get compared to other games (first place gets 10 points; if you got 70% of the number of votes that player got, then you get 7 points).

My suspicion is that this will end up with the best game-maker winning irrelevant of how well they eradicated ghosts. If you're fine with that, that's fine! Otherwise, I might suggest having points for place (+10 for 1st, +9 for 2nd, etc.) so that the ghost-hunting stays relevant until the end.

Anyway, just niggling. Very excited about this whole thing!
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2010, 11:20:47 PM »

PleasingFungus, if you vote for a GHOST who is not eliminated, you still get your +1 point o:

... just, you know, secretly. I won't award points, but I'll track votes.
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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2010, 11:22:10 PM »

Hm... How long until the compo starts? I'm kinda excited Tongue
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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2010, 11:28:24 PM »

PleasingFungus, if you vote for a GHOST who is not eliminated, you still get your +1 point o:

... just, you know, secretly. I won't award points, but I'll track votes.

That's just how confusing your sentence was!

(But I see you've added a clarification, so all's well in the end.)
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« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2010, 03:31:56 PM »

I like the idea of doing this on a team, do any art-type people want to make a game/pretend to make a game with me?

Otherwise I'll go solo.
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« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2010, 07:09:11 PM »

I'd prefer to be part of a team as well, and I can help with art-type things. Anyone want to partner up with me?
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« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2010, 07:39:14 PM »

I could certainly use a kick in the butt to get something productive done. Count me in!
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« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2010, 09:43:15 PM »

Hm. There should be rules to stop ghosts being distinguished easily-
You are not allowed to post any videos or demos to your game, nor any pics of your code.
These are all things that a ghost could not easily reproduce, as it is not allowed for them to actually code a game.
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