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The Mosaic Contest 3

Postby Mosaic » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:05 pm

Welcome to, the third run of the Mosaic contest, or in other words, The Mosaic contest 3.

If you remember my two previous contests of this series, you get the jist of what this contest is about, but incase you’re new or you’ve forgotten, it pretty much goes as follows:

The gimmick of this contest is that you can make any level you want, on the account of it visually or thematically based around a color of your choosing.

And if this contest goes well enough, I definitely intend to have more in the future.

The Rules
Violating Red Rules will result in disqualification
Violating Orange Rules will result in a 10 point penalty for each orange rule broken
Green Rules are things that are permitted

Only Submit A level of your own work, no stealing or modifying another level and then submitting it
No Teams of anymore than two
Please Make your level on the SMBX2 PAL / MAGLX3 version
Only Submit One Level, Anymore Will Be Disqualified,
Changing your entry however is okay as long as the deadline hasn’t passed

Submit Before The Deadline
No Music Tracks longer than six minutes
No Joke, Kaizo or Creepypasta Levels
No including anymore than three stars in a level
You must assume that your level can be completed with Mario, if you’re meant to use another character, use character blocks
Level Must End With A Star
Make sure your start position is in the right place so that the judges don’t have to move it there when judging


Lunalua Is Permitted
Custom Graphics are permitted
Custom music is permitted
Theming your level around more than one color is okay


Judges
1 Judging spot is still open, if you’re interested, be sure to state it here or in PM/DM.

Mosaic
Mechdragon
Eri7
Radiance
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Backup Judge
this judge will judge the judges themselves’ submissions.
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Contestants
Contestants that have submitted will be bolded.

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Judging Rubric
Your level will be judged out of 100 points under four criteria, being Level Design & Gameplay, Creativity, Visuals, and Replayability.

Level Design & Gameplay 50/50

How well did you design your level and fun was it to play?

Creativity 25/25

How creative was the level? Did it do something original with it’s design and as such make itself pretty memorable, or did it feel like you were just playing a level that you’ve already seen before with no spice added to it?

Visuals 20/20

How well implemented are the visuals? Are they pleasant to look at? Do they not negatively impact the gameplay? And most importantly, how well did the stage intergrate its assigned color?

Replayability 5/5

Did the level make enough impact that it’d be worth revisiting? Or is it something that you play once, enjoy it or what have you and then move on?

How to Submit
submit to me or one of the other judges a zip file containing the graphics folder, level file and custom music in DM over discord(Or PM if you’re reading this on the SMBX forums).

Prize
(For members of my discord server) the winner will receive the Contest winner role as well as a spot in the #hall-of-fame channel on my discord server with their level, information about it, a screenshot, and a link to either the thread or download link(depending on what said winner wants).

Deadline
As the Autumn Vanilla Contest is going on right now and I'm sure anyone reading this is already busy with that, I’ll give you until January 7th to finish your entries. Note that this deadline isn’t strict and i’d Be obliged to extend it if need be.
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Re: The Mosaic Contest 3

Postby Saltlord » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:14 pm

Oh hey, another contest. Sign me up, my color is blue.

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Re: The Mosaic Contest 3

Postby FireyPaperMario » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:42 am

I would like to enter this level contest, but that'll put too many things in my schedules*. So yeah, I rather focus on the AVLC first. Sorry!



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Re: The Mosaic Contest 3

Postby Enjl » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:18 am

imagine disqualifying participants if they place the wrong exit npc lmao
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Re: The Mosaic Contest 3

Postby Mosaic » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:13 am

Enjl wrote:
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imagine disqualifying participants if they place the wrong exit npc lmao
You really wasted time writing a post just to say that?

I mean, sure, if that rule is unreasonable, I wouldn't necessarily be against changing it, but this kind of attitude you get from community is exactly why I was hesitant to post this to begin with. If you mess up in some way and you’re not considered to be one of the ”cool” or ”popular” users, instead of being told that you messed up in a civil and polite matter, you'll be made fun of for it and people will hold it against you for months if not even years in rare instances. Like you could have said something such as ”Isn't it a bit unreasonable to disqualify someone for placing the wrong exit?”. It would have gotten your point across and been a more polite thing to say than what is essentially a veiled version of ”lmao what a stupid set of rules”, with no advice on how to improve and just making fun of someone for making a bad choice when there's no reason to have that attitude.

And just a little side note: if the person who posted this we're someone the community considers professional, such as Waddle Derp or Spinda, would you really make this post? I’d love to hear your answer.

Tl;Dr: I could change it if it's unreasonable, which as I'm writing this I do kinda see why it is, but there really wasn't much reason to make a post with this condesending attitude when you could have easily said something more advising and civil and really didn't have to waste your time making this.

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Re: The Mosaic Contest 3

Postby Enjl » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:30 am

yeah i would've made that post even if the contest host was someone more mature. rules regarding exit type are superfluous, especially if there is no mention of a contest episode with arbitrary progress gating. it's a kind of thing that's fairly easy to catch if you think about the rules of your event and adjust them around what you want the event to be.
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Re: The Mosaic Contest 3

Postby Mosaic » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:35 am

Enjl wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:30 am
yeah i would've made that post even if the contest host was someone more mature. rules regarding exit type are superfluous, especially if there is no mention of a contest episode with arbitrary progress gating. it's a kind of thing that's fairly easy to catch if you think about the rules of your event and adjust them around what you want the event to be.
Huh, I see, guess I really should have mentioned that I do plan the take the levels from my various contests and make them into an episode later down the line, but yeah, the rule’s already changed.

Sorry for being so assuming of the post, and I'll try to be sure for future that I watch that sort of thing.
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Re: The Mosaic Contest 3

Postby Enjl » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:40 am

makes a bit more sense that way. generally still not a fan of arbitrary gating in contest episodes, but to each their own. i still find that the exit type can be easily changed post-judging if necessary though. with a note that such a change may occur for the episode, of course.
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Re: The Mosaic Contest 3

Postby MECHDRAGON777 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:09 pm

I will say that even docking points for not ending in a star is also a thing I am not a fan of. What if a level has a Super Mario World star that is unmissable before the real exit? Would that work? Anyway, I guess it is for a HUB styled episode instead of World Map episode if it is requiring stars. Are we required to specific our color(s) publicly or privately before submitting?

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Re: The Mosaic Contest 3

Postby Mosaic » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:13 pm

MECHDRAGON777 wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:09 pm
I will say that even docking points for not ending in a star is also a thing I am not a fan of. What if a level has a Super Mario World star that is unmissable before the real exit?
Hmm, I'll think about that
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Are we required to specific our color(s) publicly or privately before submitting?
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Re: The Mosaic Contest 3

Postby Cedur » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:05 am

Thanks for allowing arbitrary color choice.

I'll go with red-orange since I already have such a level in progress. :D
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Re: The Mosaic Contest 3

Postby Mosaic » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:10 am

Going to just post to mention that I've just now added the Backup Judge spot, said judge will judge judge’s levels if any said judges happen to submit.

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Re: The Mosaic Contest 3

Postby MECHDRAGON777 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:48 am

I will like to point out my level is going flawlessly besides the lua issue I can not figure out that the entire level is based upon.

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Re: The Mosaic Contest 3

Postby Cedur » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:12 am

Is anyone working on anything?
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Re: The Mosaic Contest 3

Postby DrMekar » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:25 am

What is the Deadline? I can't find it anywhere.
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Re: The Mosaic Contest 3

Postby Mosaic » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:33 am

DrMekar wrote:What is the Deadline? I can't find it anywhere.
At the bottom of the OP, January 7th.

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Re: The Mosaic Contest 3

Postby DrMekar » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:21 pm

Mosaic wrote:
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DrMekar wrote:What is the Deadline? I can't find it anywhere.
At the bottom of the OP, January 7th.
Okay, Thanks. Then I'd like to participate. My Color is Orange
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