Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019 Deadline Extended: December 23

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Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019 Deadline Extended: December 23

Postby Eclipsed » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:49 pm

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Welcome to a contest that we wanted to host and judge for a while: a Vanilla contest using the PAL build, which can be downloaded here.

The new build of SMBX2 has brought hundreds of new playthings to design your levels around, and with the MaGLX3 judging taking place right now, we wanted to be able to focus on the new stuff specifically.

The gimmick of this contest will, as you may have already noticed, be Vanilla Design.
We aren't THAT mean, as we will allow custom music, but you are not allowed to have any custom graphics, NPC configs or use LunaLua!

How to submit:
Post a zip file of your level and music in the submissions thread. I will collect and distribute them among the judges

Rules:
  • Vanilla means no custom graphics, npcs, etc. In other words, you will only submit a .lvlx file + music. Otherwise, you will be refused.
  • Use either the SMBX 1.3/1.3.0.1 build or preferably SMBX2 PAL, a preview build of Beta 4. The levels will be judged in the latter. Submissions made in the Beta 3 or MaGLX3 build will be accepted, but compatibility issues might arise. Levels made in SMBX38A (aka 1.4.4/1.4.5) won't be accepted.
  • Try to avoid using .wav files for the custom music and try to use .mp3 .ogg or .spc
  • Submit a text file if notes regarding the level are deemed necessary. (including how many stars your level has)
  • Joke/troll/kaizo levels are allowed but may not be judged highly, depending on their design.
  • Your level must end in an SMB3 star exit. At maximum, you are allowed 3 stars in total.
  • You may not use lua at all
  • Teams up to 2 people are allowed
  • You may not use global switches: These are the switches that have card symbols on them
Levels will be judged out of 100 Points,
with
  • Design: 50 points - How well you have designed the level and how fun the gameplay is.
  • Creativity: 30 Points - How creative your level design is.
  • Aesthetics: 20 Points - How the level looks/feels and how its setting synergizes with the level design
Judges:
  • 7NameSam
  • Flatkiwi
  • Sancles
  • ShadowStarX
Deadline for submission: December 23rd, 7 PM EST (midnight in London-Lisbon time)
After the submission period, the levels will be judged in an indeterminate time period, followed by the results being revealed.

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Re: A Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby Eclipsed » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:50 pm

On an extra note: my discord has an AVLC2019 channel if you want to talk about the contest on a server

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Re: Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby Sancles-Chan » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:01 pm

Additional note: By participating you agree to be in the episode which will be made out of the levels submitted to the contest.

You know, like the good old days :^)
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Re: Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby PROX » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:16 pm

hmmm I think I'll give this a shot. There's no predetermined gimmick either, so I'll have a lot of options.
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Re: Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby Cedur » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:24 pm

Awesome, I started to think this was abandoned! Count me in as well! Can we make this official or at least sticky this?

(also folks don't forget that judging is anonymous and therefore you must not publish your level or make any hints)
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Re: Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby Saltlord » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:06 pm

Cool, I'll definitely participate. One more question though, are teams allowed?

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Re: Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby Eclipsed » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:12 pm

Saltlord wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:06 pm
Cool, I'll definitely participate. One more question though, are teams allowed?
Yeah up to 2 people
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Re: Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby FireyPaperMario » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:08 pm

Since I got some free time on my hand irl, I may enter this Autumn Vanilla Level Contest. BUT does the level submission need to be fall theme?

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Re: Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby 8lue Storm » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:19 pm

FireyPaperMario wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:08 pm
Since I got some free time on my hand irl, I may enter this Autumn Vanilla Level Contest. BUT does the level submission need to be fall theme?
I believe this has Autumn in the name because in the Northern Hemisphere the season just went from Summer to Autumn (and the deadline goes until when Winter starts there again, which is December 21st.)
Here it's Spring, though *rolls eyes*

On topic now, yeah, I should be able to make a decent vanilla level no problem.
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Re: Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby Eclipsed » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:54 pm

FireyPaperMario wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:08 pm
Since I got some free time on my hand irl, I may enter this Autumn Vanilla Level Contest. BUT does the level submission need to be fall theme?
The level does not have to be autumn themed
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Re: Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby FireyPaperMario » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:18 pm

Eclipsed wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:54 pm
The level does not have to be autumn themed
Makes sense to me! Saves me the struggles for vanilla ideas

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Re: Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby Eclipsed » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:34 pm

Almost forgot
[*]You may not use global switches: These are the switches that have card symbols on them
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Re: Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby Ness-Wednesday » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:03 pm

A new vanilla contest after 3 years? Feels good man...
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Re: Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby Cedur » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:54 am

Wait I'm confused now
Post a zip file of your level and music in the thread. I will collect and distribute them among the judges

however on chat Eclipsed said that submission will be anonymous?

(and honestly I would prefer anonymity)
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Re: Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby Eclipsed » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:16 am

Cedur wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:54 am
Wait I'm confused now
Post a zip file of your level and music in the thread. I will collect and distribute them among the judges

however on chat Eclipsed said that submission will be anonymous?

(and honestly I would prefer anonymity)
You submit it on the thread then I send the levels anonymously to the judges

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Re: Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby Cedur » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:25 am

Well, ok. We'll see if everyone (the participants, not only the judges) will do it right.
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Re: Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby Waddle » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:43 am

Time to dust off the ol' SMBX machine and see if I still got it.
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Re: Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby RazorBloxy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:00 am

I might join, just to see how it goes.
I'm still kinda new to level design, so.
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Re: Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby Mosaic » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:16 am

Don’t think I’ll pull off making it in the top ten again, but I’ll give it a shot.

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Re: Autumn Vanilla Level Contest 2019

Postby LGLMAKING » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:46 am

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