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Rules for the annual Adrift Comp.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:08 pm
by P/o Prune
I asked David for help, making up the rules for the annual Adrift Comnpetition, and he came up with these.
Since they are pretty very much like the ones I had, I've decided to go with them.

You have until April 1st (and it's not a joke :wink: to come up with objections (which will be overheard rofl ) or suggestions (which will be considered :yeah: )
Seriously speaking, we need your input. so don't delay, do it today!

Annual Adrift Comp 2013

So these are the rules.

Rules of engagement:

1. Game must be an original work.
2. Must be written with ADRIFT V4 or V5
3. A walkthrough must be included for the organiser to verify the game can be completed, but this doesn’t need to be made available to players.
4. Authors must sign up by (date to be determined) and have their game submitted by (date to be determined).
5. Authors can enter as many games as they like.
6. Judging will last a month (or shorter if we only get a few games, or longer if we get loads.
7. Authors are allowed to vote in the comp , but not for their own games.
8. Voting is on a 1 - 10 scale.
9. No updates to games are allowed during the comp, unless the update is to fix an issue with a new version of ADRIFT that is out of the author's control.
10. It's recommended authors have their games beta-tested, and beta-testers are allowed to vote on all entries.
11. Games can be password protected or not. It's up to the author.
12. Voting will be anonymous, but voters are encouraged to state why they voted the way they did and write reviews
13. Voters aren't required to play all the games in the comp but it's recommended that they play as many as possible.

Re: Rules for the annual Adrift Comp.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:50 pm
by Lazzah
Can you please elucidate on rule 1?

A: Does this exclude remakes of games which have previously been released for other platforms many years ago?

B: Does it exclude ADRIFT games already released this year?

What is the starting date for the competition? April 1st? How long do we have after the starting date to submit our games?

Thanks.

Re: Rules for the annual Adrift Comp.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:38 pm
by David Whyld
I think by original work, it means just that: a game that hasn't been previously released in any format. So a remake of an existing game would violate the rule.

Which would also answer b) as any game released already is a previously released game.

I think Prune said in the other comp game thread that the submission date was 1st December.

Re: Rules for the annual Adrift Comp.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:52 pm
by Lazzah
Thanks David, I thought that would be the answer. Counts me out then...... :cry:

Re: Rules for the annual Adrift Comp.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:19 pm
by David Whyld
Well you have till 1st December, so that's plenty of time to write a new game.

Re: Rules for the annual Adrift Comp.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:45 pm
by P/o Prune
Lazzah wrote:What is the starting date for the competition? April 1st? How long do we have after the starting date to submit our games?
Thanks.

You can begin your game now if you wish. The 1st of April is the deadline for objections or suggestions to the rules already stated.

(I hope you'll consider making a game, Lazzah, I really do)

Re: Rules for the annual Adrift Comp.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:49 pm
by Lazzah
David Whyld wrote:Well you have till 1st December, so that's plenty of time to write a new game.

8 months? To write a game AND get it playtested!? If the deadline was December 1st 2014 I might stand a chance! :)

Re: Rules for the annual Adrift Comp.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:57 pm
by Campbell
The deadline is Dec 1st 2014 - for the second annual ADRIFT comp... :)