I'm sorry if this feels a bit out of nowhere, but I can't help feeling that some of the cathegories in this contest seem either quite generic ("technical hack"?) or random ("confusing", "hentai-based"), specially with all the advances and level of maturity (for the most part) this scene has earned in the last years... I really think they should be revised in order to do justice to all the effort that's being put into these mods
(be it in the graphics, sound, level design or creative departments), and also to encourage more competitors
against the main sure-to-win-something entries, since many people don't think they'll stand a chance against them.
For example, I'd consider adding individual cathegories for:
-Best looking level (original art).
-Best looking level (reused art).
-Best designed level layout (multiple routes).
-Best designed level layout (straight forward).
-Best original music.
-Best ported music.
-Best new object.
-Best new enemy.
-Best new playable character.
-Best new added abilities.
-Best innovative idea.
That way, even if Megamix, Advanced Edit, S1EE, etc, can win many of those, there might be one amazing enemy or beautiful level in a new mod that could win another prize... instead of just giving up and going for confusing level or WORST HACK OMGLOLZ
This post has been edited by ICEknight: 12 February 2008 - 04:59 AM