The Hourglass Competition RESULTS! - And the winner is...

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Okay, at last the results are in! The winner, of THE HOURGLASS COMPETITION, Summer '06, is...

<span style='font-size:17pt;line-height:100%'>1) The Long Barrow</span><span style='font-size:13pt;line-height:100%'> by Chensaw</span>

Major congratulations to Chensaw! With secondary congratulations going to second place...

<span style='font-size:15pt;line-height:100%'>2) Quest For Food</span><span style='font-size:12pt;line-height:100%'> by Lumin</span>

... miscellaneous congratulations to joint third places...

<span style='font-size:12pt;line-height:100%'>3) Herr Doktor von Nördlingendinkelsbühlhündchen-am-Rhein by the Mad Monk
3) Three Minutes to Live by Ren</span>


... and well done to all the runners up!

5 ) Smote by Robert Street
6 ) Dancing Even Him? by Richard Otter
7 ) Boiled Eggs by Anna Fruen
8 ) Choose Your Own Three Hour Adventure by David Whyld
9 ) Rolling The Dough by Richard Otter
10 ) The Road Leads to Nowhere by The Dominant Species
11 ) Over the Edge by Ren
12 ) The Skydiver by Fenris
13 ) Pilfers by Daniel Budle



SCORE BREAKDOWN -

The Long Barrow = 6.27
5 8 6 4 9 8 5 5 5 7 7

Quest for Food = 6.09
5 7 4 8 8 8 8 4 8 3 4

Herr Doktor von Nördlingendinkelsbühlhündchen-am-Rhein = 6
7 7 6 5 6 7 6 6 5 4 7 6

Three Minutes to Live = 6
4 5 9 5 4 5 5 8 9 6

Smote = 5.67
5 4 7 4 7 7 5 7 3 7 6 6

Dancing Even Him? = 5.64
5 6 8 2 7 4 6 5 6 7 6

Boiled Eggs = 5.58
6 6 7 7 5 6 6 7 4 3 4 6

Choose Your Own Three Hour Adventure = 5.41
6 8 4.5 5 6 7 6 7 1 4 5

Rolling the Dough = 5.36
6 5 7 6 4 7 4 4 4 6 6

The Road Leads to Nowhere = 5.25
6 8 9 3 4 5 2 6 4 5 4 7

Over the Edge = 5
4 6 8 3 3 4 3 6 2 8 8

The Skydiver = 4.18
3 4 6 3 4 2 3 5 4 7 5

Pilfers = 3.63
1 4 6 3.5 4 5 4 3 7 1 2 3


As you can see, it was all quite close, so thanks to everyone who took the time to judge and made an actual impact on the scoreboard!

Feedback will be posted in the reviews section, and individual feedback sent to the authors. And the prize to be sent shortly! :D




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Well done to everyone who entered.

So... two number threes and then the next place is four?
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Post by Ren »

Congrats to Chenshaw and Lumin.

And thanks to Woodfish for organising the comp, and then dragging out the tension by taking a tortuously long time to upload the results, ;)
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Post by Chenshaw »

Wow... I never saw that one coming...

(Woodfish, you didn't count my joke vote of 10 for myself did you??)

Thanks everyone, and good job to everyone else!
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Well done all and thanks to everyone who voted. :D
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Yes, well done on behalf of Chenshaw. On behalf of myself and everybody else: it's fixed and I demand a recount!
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David Whyld wrote:Well done to everyone who entered.

So... two number threes and then the next place is four?
You do realise this actully makes you finish in a worse place, don't you David? :D
.........It seemed like a good idea at the time!!
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Hey that's right, isn't it? The game with the forth highest score gets forth place?
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Post by Ren »

Woodfish wrote:Hey that's right, isn't it? The game with the forth highest score gets forth place?

The game currently in fourth place is ranked fifth best.

I am the most symmetrical entrant.




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Ah yes, I must have had some fleeting moment of craziness. Now amended, sorry to everyone who moves down a place :P

And in award of your symmetricity, Ren, you are awarded... THE TIGER OF SYMMETRY.

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Post by NObodyNOWHERE »

Congrats to Chenshaw! Same goes to all others who entered as well.

My apologies to all. I was planning on taking part in judging and reviewing all of the games, but I only had one night to download and play everything. Naturally, that would end up being the night the Adrift site was down. :angry:
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Post by David Whyld »

Woodfish wrote:Ah yes, I must have had some fleeting moment of craziness. Now amended, sorry to everyone who moves down a place :P
Aw... damn. I take that back.

Er...

What I actually meant was that all the games from 4 onwards ought to be knocked down a place, but the game that was originally at 7 should move up. Sorry if I didn't make myself clear*.












* Well, worth a try. :(
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Post by Woodfish »

* Well, worth a try.


Or was it? :P


Updated, with score breakdown added.
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Post by Lumin »

I expected Chenshaw's to come in first, but I was way off in my guess for second place. (I figured The Road Leads Nowhere would get it...not that I'm complaining about the actual results! :P)

What's really weird is looking at all the numbers...seems like people either really liked or were seriously underwhelmed by my game. Only two were in the middle. Does this mean I get the Banana of Discord? How does that work, anyway?
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Yes, it's amazing how much opinion varies, with all the games, really. I mean The Road Leads to Nowhere has everything from a 2 to a 9. The top entries (except my own, which I thought was kind of average) I wasn't surprised by at all, although I did expect David's to place higher.
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