Here's what you can look forward to happening this year!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0
As you can see, some things are still up in the air. Some dates may shift around a little as the year progresses.
Make sure to keep an eye on the spreadsheet as the year goes on, if these events interest you.
Since this is the first time we're doing this, I'll clarify some eyebrow-raisers:
This encompasses any type of contest that isn't a regularly occuring one. This could be a music contest, themed contest, world map contest or whatever else seems like a fun idea. There are two of these. We're still considering whether or not the second one should happen before or after the Chocolate Contest.
Vanilla + Chocolate
These are the main contests. We've had one or the other in past years quite regularly, but this year we're aiming for both! Vanilla contests restrict you to only the things you can do in the editor. So no custom elements (except for music). Chocolate contests are the opposite. Here, anything goes!
There will be a spriting workshop, with incentives and rewards for making themed sprites and improving your own spriting skills.
SMBX World Festival
A place to showcase the things you've been working on throughout the year, be it demos for projects, sprites, levels, scripts or any other type of content. Share your stuff, work on commissions for others and earn rewards!