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The Sixth Annual Sonic the Hedgehog Hacking Contest! SUPPLIES!!!

#1 User is offline Ayla 

Posted 04 January 2008 - 01:59 AM

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Well.. it's that time again. I know I said I wasn't going to do another one this year, but I apparently lied. So sue me =P I'll be solely in charge of this one this year due to the fact that no one can seem to stick around long enough to actually help me and it leaves me in a really gay position in the end.. so yah (UPDATE: changed my mind). Once again I'm looking for people that would do art for trophies.. but after six years of this I highly doubt it will happen. =P But on to the contest!




PRIZES

There will be one less trophy this year as the nature of hacking is changing and as I'm catching up on what I've been missing out on the past few years I'm realizing this more and more. Having a pretty palette gets you nowhere because we're LONG past that point right? Here are this year's trophies!

Hidden Palace Zone Trophy - Grand Prize Trophy. Winner will receive a small cash prize of some sort that can be negotiated at contests' end
Dust Hill Trophy – Second place. Winner will also receive a small cash prize at contests end (half of negotiated first place)
Wood Trophy – Third place
Genocide City Trophy – This award goes to the hardest game or level
Rainbow Trophy - hack or level with the best palette(s)
Lava Reef Trophy – this goes to the longest level hack (based on time taken to beat)
Green Hill Trophy – this goes to the level or game that plays most like a Sonic level or game
Labyrinth Trophy – most confusing level
Emerald Hill Trophy - most linear level
1337!!! Trophy – worst Sonic hack
1000101 Trophy – best technical hack
Windy Valley Trophy – best original art hack
Toxic Caves Trophy - best reused art hack
Shadow Trophy – best Hentai-based hack -- I want another giant dong in a game =P
WTF?! Trophy – most unique hack
Christmas Present Trophy - most unexpected hack
Piano Trophy - best music to level (thus it's specific to a specific level in a specific hack)
The Super Duper Amazing Level Trophy - best level layout hack
Eosian Sphere Trophy - best new object
Knuckles Trophy - best new playable character
Fang Trophy - best new enemy
Metropolis Trophy - best new boss
Mushroom Hill Trophy - best new miniboss (if applicable)
Spindash Trophy - best new ability
Eureka! Trophy - most innovative game play feature
Replay Trophy - most innovative options feature
Meth / Liquid Crack Trophy - most potential replayability.. by potential I'm realizing most hacks entered are incomplete and thus I'm going on the stuff already in there that would make it replayable as a fully finished game =)
The Bar Admin Trophy - most improved previous entry or most improved over old hack


As usual, one hack can win multiple trophies and multiple hacks can be submitted by one person...


RULES


1) You will have until 12:00 AM GMT August 31st, 2008 to get all of your hacks in to me
2) Hacks must be e-mailed as either ROMs or savestates (genecyst / gens format only). In the age of broadband, IPS is just retarded and you can attach massive files with Gmail and most other mail carriers.
3) There are no limits on editors.
4) New Trophies may be added or removed during the contest, although that is HIGHLY doubtful
5) Entries may be sent in for any console, though you'll have to tell us what it is.
6) You may reach me at [email protected] (get rid of filler) for questions and for sending hacks. You can also ask me questions in this thread
7) The entry must be sent in as the following:

Name / Alias:
Name of Hack:
Game of Origin:
Console of Origin:
E-mail:

Links to your hack in this topic are retarded. I know I don't want to sort through 200 replies for your hack. If you want, I will be happy to take a link to your hack through e-mail... as usual, though, this will probably be ignored so I'll still look through this topic =P
8) Updated hacks are always taken through the end of the contest. No late hacks will be accepted -- end of story
9) Simple palette hacks are no longer allowed. Anyone can whip out a new palette in a whopping five to ten minutes and I'm sick of that shit.
10) Rules may change at any time. Check back often.
11) Hacks are now being rated by Ambil as well. This allows another set of opinions and also allows me to possibly offer help with other people's hacks without feeling guilty.


Anyway, that's a rap! I'm hoping to add something to spice this year's contest up some, but I haven't figured out what that is yet, so check back often!!

Ready, set, PROCRASTINATE!!

~Nayr / Ayla / Sammy
This post has been edited by Ayla: 04 September 2008 - 08:41 PM

#2 User is offline Flygon 

Posted 04 January 2008 - 03:36 AM

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I hope to get my hack up to scrach soon and this serves as good motivation.

I find this contest very interesting indeed, expessially with the large variety of Trophys :thumbsup:.
This post has been edited by flygon: 04 January 2008 - 03:37 AM

#3 User is offline Oerg866 

Posted 04 January 2008 - 05:02 AM

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Hey I'm gonna send mine in too. I edit this post with a link later.

#4 User is offline Sonic Boom 

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View PostOerg866, on Jan 4 2008, 02:02 AM, said:

Hey I'm gonna send mine in too. I edit this post with a link later.

View PostNayr T'nargh, on Jan 3 2008, 10:59 PM, said:

Links to your hack in this topic are retarded.


#5 User is offline Spanner 

Posted 04 January 2008 - 07:45 AM

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View PostOerg866, on Jan 4 2008, 10:02 AM, said:

Hey I'm gonna send mine in too. I edit this post with a link later.

:disgust:

Nayr said:

1) You will have until 12:00 AM GMT August 31st, 2008 to get all of your hacks in to me

Woah, don't rush your stuff, you've got less than 8 months to get your stuff in, by that time you'll probably have some new features in your hack.

I'll probably have something decent to show by that time, if I can get my planned features to work properly, such as the Special Stage monitor ala Sonic Triple Trouble. But hey, I've got plenty of time.

#6 User is offline Shadow Fire 

Posted 04 January 2008 - 08:32 AM

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I probably won't bother. After all, if Megamix goes in here, nobody stands a chance.

Plus, my hack is currently frozen. =P

#7 User is offline Hayate 

Posted 04 January 2008 - 09:23 AM

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Wow, it feels like no time at all since the last one.

I have a question... where did the Eggman Trophy go, and

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4) New Trophies may be added or removed during the contest, although that is HIGHLY doubtful
can you put it back please? :P

(Probably not going to happen, but it's worth a try!)

I'll definitely be entering again, though as usual I guess I won't win anything cause EE and Megamix take aaaaaaaaall the trophies now... Really, you can't expect me to beat Tweaker. ^^;;

#8 User is offline JJ-Fox 

Posted 04 January 2008 - 10:15 AM

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This calls for a Sonic in Chaotix Revision 3.

#9 User is offline Tweaker 

Posted 04 January 2008 - 10:23 AM

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I don't know why you guys are discouraged from entering with Megamix in the contest. You can win everything other than first prize and the piano trophy, it's cool. =P

#10 User is offline Oerg866 

Posted 04 January 2008 - 10:44 AM

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Awwww. I wanted to go for the Piano trophy :/

#11 User is offline Cinossu 

Posted 04 January 2008 - 12:18 PM

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S1EE is being entered, again, and I'm considering entering a second hack I've been slowly working on too.. it's all very hush hush, not telling anybody what it is (yes, even you Tweaker :P) or what it's about..

#12 User is offline nineko 

Posted 04 January 2008 - 12:26 PM

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Wondering how soniNeko will look like in 8 months. Oh yeah.

#13 User is offline 87th 

Posted 04 January 2008 - 12:56 PM

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View Postnineko, on Jan 4 2008, 05:26 PM, said:

Wondering how soniNeko will look like in 8 months. Oh yeah.

Please add cats.

#14 User is offline Caitlin 

Posted 04 January 2008 - 03:45 PM

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I probably won't bother. After all, if Megamix goes in here, nobody stands a chance.

Oh? I'm feeling very confident this year that my (secret) project will shine.

And why is there no palette trophy this time 'round? That's one of my specialties. D:
This post has been edited by ThunderSpeed: 04 January 2008 - 03:53 PM

#15 User is offline MoDule 

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Having a pretty palette gets you nowhere because we're LONG past that point right?

Gah. It figures the year I become a member there is no Rainbow Trophy. :disgust:
Palettes can still make or break a hack.

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