Sonic Hacking Contest 2021

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  1. Spanner

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    The stream schedule is in high demand by the Media Panel streamers, therefore we can't guarantee time slots that aren't being streamed over by anyone else.

    We ask for a variety of streaming times so we can allocate what works for them.

    Also people can provide VOD links afterwards if they want to watch someone else.
    We don't supply moderators, as there is no need to, and you have been told this before. We have enough on our plates, we don't moderate the other streams either, they have people and their stream numbers need them.

    It is up to the person streaming to assign moderators, they don't need you putting your email address in a post to ask to be one. Most people will have someone they can add, if they need moderation.
    We are trying this out this year. If there are things needed to be fixed for next year, they can be done, or the concept can be dropped altogether.

    The whole point of these stream options, are to allow the person who created the entry, to show the entry as they see fit, so your idea wouldn't really work.
     
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  3. D.A. Garden

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    In case you missed it (or didn't click the link to the newsletter), I thought I would share the the contest and expo entries lists for this years contest. Please note that this year the judging team is split into three categories.

    Contest Entries

    Retro:
    1. A.I.R Eevee in Sonic 1 by SonicFan214
    2. Big the Cat in Sonic the Hedgehog by E-122-Psi
    3. Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    4. Silver Sonic: The Revenge by Roebloz
    5. SNOLF: Tournament Edition by drmelon
    6. Sonic 1 Blastless DX by vladikcomper
    7. Sonic 1 Definitive by Inferno
    8. Sonic 1 Flash Flood by TheInvisibleSun
    9. Sonic 2 Desynched by GTKoopa
    10. Sonic 2 Tailsplosion by GTKoopa
    11. Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Epilogue by TheBlad768
    12. Sonic 3C Delta by Chainspike
    13. SONIC DELTA 40Mb (Sonic Delta Next) by Neto
    14. Sonic Sunventure SHC 2021 by Scrap_Brain
    15. Sonic the Hackable - Splash Hill Demo by CHRdutch
    16. Sonic the Hedgehog - Anniversary Edition by SophieDude
    17. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Anniversary Edition by SophieDude
    18. Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Pink Edition by E-122-Psi
    19. Sonic The Hedgehog: Ancient Isles by Catswell
    20. Tails Advent by lordxernom
    21. VTuber in Sonic 1 by ProjectFM
    3D:
    1. Apotos & Shamar Adventure Pack by tuanpingas
    2. Dash Adventure 2 by Revenir
    3. MISSION REPLACEMENT: SA1 Gamma-Timer Variant over Kill X Many Missions by Twilord
    4. Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
    5. Sonic ‘06 - Emerald Coast by Nonami
    6. Sonic '06 - Seaside Hill by Knuxfan24
    7. Sonic 06 Definitive Experience by brianuuu
    8. Sonic 06 Legacy of Solaris by JotaroPowered
    9. Sonic Forces Overclocked - Freight Frenzy DEMO - SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
    10. Sonic Forces Re-imagined - SHC 2021 Demo by brandonj
    11. Sonic Riders DX by AirKingNeo
    12. Sonic Riders Regravitified v1.0 by Xithl_kikorl
    13. Tropical Resort Act 1 in Sonic Forces by RobowilOFFICIAL
    14. Yoshi’s Island Zone DLC Restoration by Death
    2DPC:
    1. Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic
    2. Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcNuggie
    3. SONIC CD: EPISODE METAL by jackelzxa
    4. Sonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever
    5. Sonic the Hedgehog: Lost Island Demo by CartoonsAnimate22
    6. Sonic Vintage by ZachmanAwesomeness
    Expo Entries

    Retro:
    1. Another South Island Adventure by DeltaWooloo
    2. Cursed Sonic 3 & Knuckles by MainMemory
    3. Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine - Spanish Translations (Latin America and European) by RadioTails
    4. Kaizonic Through Islands by FetalPepper66
    5. Sonic & Knuckles Master Edition SHC21 by Xebninmaj
    6. Sonic 1: 50hz = 60Hz (240p Edition) by vladikcomper
    7. Sonic 1: Encore Mode by VictorHedgehog
    8. Sonic 2 but with Chaotix Physics by Jdpense
    9. Sonic 2 CD Remix 2021 Demo by Pacca
    10. Sonic 2 PN Arcade by PikaNoob
    11. Sonic 2 Tag Team by Jdpense
    12. Sonic Black and White by TheInvisibleSun
    13. SONIC DEBUT by MCTravisYT
    14. Sonic Magnified by Giovanni
    15. Sonic Maxidrive (Rust Hill Demo for SHC 2021 Expo) by Speems
    16. Sonic Renovation by Adriano
    17. Sonic the Hedgehog 2: The Return of Dr. Eggman by Alex Field
    18. Sonic The Hedgehog: Dark’s World Defeat: SHC Demo by rayisexpic
    19. Sonic: Angel Island Adventrue - The First Half (AIZ Demo) by saan1ty
    3D:
    1. Autodemo Windy Valley Hardmode (unfinished) by PurpleTwirler
    2. Colors Sonic by saguinee
    3. Cursed Hedgehogs 2: Ken the Penders™ by PkN0PE
    4. Customizable Results Music by MandM
    5. Kate the Wolf in SA2 by MainMemory
    6. Link Sonic by MandM
    7. Mushroom Zone Neo by PurpleTwirler
    8. SA1: The Emblem Challenge by Speeps
    9. Sonic ‘06 - Greenflower Zone by Knuxfan24
    10. Sonic 06: Super Hard Mode by GordonRamsay
    11. Sonic Adventure 2: Full Story by Xanderoni
    12. Sonic Colors DX Revised (HD overhaul) by threethan
    13. Sonic Colors: Episode Shadow by Lady_Luna
    14. Sonic Forces DLC Project Demo by SuperSonicThomas
    15. Sonic Generations - LATAM Translation Mod v2.0 by senorDane
    16. Sonic Heroes Advenced by Shadow Side
    17. Sonic Heroes: Encore Mode V0.7 by Sovic91
    18. Sony Hawk’s Pro Skater by Goalringmod27
    19. STH2006 Project Demo 5 by brianuuu
    2DPC:
    1. Burrotis’s Super Sonic in Sonic CD by SoN1c2001
    2. GORGEOUS LABYRINTH MOD [SHC2021 EXPO] by DarkVampireDee
    All entries can be downloaded and played from Monday 11th October to Sunday 17th October. If you haven’t already done so, sign up to https://shc.zone to be able to vote for the Community Trophies for the Contest entries as well. There's only 4 days to go...
     
  4. Spanner

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    On Sunday 10th October we're bringing you the Pre-Show, an annual tradition of showcasing past entries from the SHC Vault and maybe some new ones too.

    Retro: 7pm BST / 2pm EDT
    3D: 10pm BST / 5pm EDT
    2DPC: 1am BST / 8pm EDT

    Here's a reminder of our Contest Week streaming schedule. These are subject to change due to cancellations or other issues.

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    Finally, there are a very small amount of Developer Streams that were booked this year. These are entrants showing off their own entry, in their own way.

    These are on at the same time as the other streamers, you can catch up on VOD however.

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    All SHC entries can be downloaded from Monday 11th October and the Contest Week runs from then until the end of Sunday 17th October.

    Remember, to take part in the Community Trophy voting, you will need to register an account on the SHC website. Voting runs until the end of Saturday 16th October.
     
  5. D.A. Garden

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    We are LIVE now for this year's SHC Contest Week!
    All entries can now be downloaded and played!

    The Contest Week runs from Monday 11th to Sunday 17th October. You have until the end of Saturday 16th October to vote for the Community Trophies on the Contest Entries!
     
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  7. Alex Field

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  8. Spanner

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    We're midweek through the Contest Week!

    Can I remind people we have a feedback form on what you like, didn't, what we can do better this year, as we always seek to improve for next year.

    There's a few things this year that we wanted to do, but couldn't, but there's always next year, for some new features.

    In the meantime fill out this form and don't forget we need your Community Trophy submissions by the end of Saturday 16th October!

    We intend to announce the results, Sunday 17th October at 7pm EDT (Monday 18th October 12am BST). They'll be pushed out through a few websites, and not through a results show this year.

    Thanks also to all the streamers so far with their content during the week!

    We're halfway through the week and there's still plenty of streams to go and plenty more games to play.

    Can I remind people to please be respectful towards them as well, they are our guests (just as the public are) and if they are having trouble with an entry let them sort it out, we will assist them when they ask for it.

    Some streamers like to do things their own way and that's okay. We do not control their content, we provide the entries, and can help set up when asked to.

    Many streamers are also busy and have other commitments before and after the Contest Week (and some just came back from other events too), please accept that we only have their attention for this week only for the most part.

    If you like what you see, please follow / subscribe them for more of their other content! They don't just stream Sonic games after all.

    Also, please can people understand, there are time constraints in play, and streamers may not be able to get around to playing everything in an entry, or things in particular.

    I understand if people get disappointed about that however the public are encouraged, to download and play the entries themselves, for the full experience, at https://shc.zone/

    We have had many great streams and even if some have had a few hiccups, the streamers have improved upon them - remember, many streamers are showing SHC more than once.

    At SHC, the door is always welcome for the streamers to return in 2022, as many have done in the previous years. So if they can make it, expect them to return for next year's SHC.

    Thanks for reading and let us know, what we can do better!

    P.S: We have a Sonic Riders DX invitational tournament on right now as Garrulous64 is unable to stream today, come and watch!
     
  9. Spanner

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    We've got a few hours left for you still to vote.

    Go to https://shc.zone and cast your votes if you have not yet - the entries with the most votes, win trophies.

    The results will be announced on Sunday at 7pm EDT (Monday 12am BST), along with the Judges' Evaluations too.
     
  10. RadioTails

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    So Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine - Spanish Translations (https://shc.zone/entries/expo2021/474) won't work on BlastEm and Model 1 Mega Drives/Genesis due to me adding 5241E840 at hex location 1B0 in the header. Basically, this is telling some emulators/consoles that SRAM is used, and loads an invalid SRAM location. Replacing those bytes with 20202020 fixes the issue.

    Since this is an Expo entry, and I know last year Sonic 1 Published by EA (https://shc.zone/entries/expo2020/361) had a sneaky fix where it didn't work on real hardware, but was later fixed to work on real hardware, could the roms have the fix applied? Since you are only editing the header, it won't affect the checksum.

    If not, no worries.
     
  11. D.A. Garden

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    Unfortunately, we aren't making any changes to any entries this year after the submission deadlines. We have extended deadlines for both contest and expo entries to ensure that issues like this are resolved, and we will not be making any changes to entries in this way.

    This is also a reminder that the results will be announced here on Sunday at 7pm EDT (Monday 12am BST). Judges' Evaluations will also be available at this time. I look forward to the results as much as the rest of you.
     
  12. Spanner

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    Thank you to everyone for yet another successful Contest Week!

    The submissions received this year were certainly enjoyed by many and we have a solid list of trophies to announce - both Judged and Community.

    Congratulations to all the winners and those who received honourable mentions too - if you did not win, please try again for next year as there were many submissions which absolutely should come back next year with an updated submission, whether it’s more levels, features, the list goes on…

    Please read the entire newsletter, as we have a few more things after the trophies!


    THE TOP THREE TROPHY WINNERS


    TOP THREE RETRO (JUDGED)
    1st – Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
    2nd – Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    3rd - Sonic The Hedgehog: Ancient Isles by Catswell

    TOP THREE RETRO (COMMUNITY)
    1st – Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    2nd – Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
    3rd – Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Epilogue by Hardline Team

    TOP THREE 3D (JUDGED)
    1st - Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
    2nd – Sonic ’06 – Emerald Coast by Nonami
    3rd – Sonic Forces Re-imagined – SHC 2021 Demo by brandonj

    TOP THREE 3D (COMMUNITY)
    1st - Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
    2nd – Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
    3rd – Sonic Forces Re-imagined – SHC 2021 Demo by brandonj

    TOP THREE 2DPC (JUDGED)
    1st - Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcNuggie
    2nd – Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic
    3rd – Sonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever

    TOP THREE 2DPC (COMMUNITY)
    1st - Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcNuggie
    2nd – Sonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever
    3rd – Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic

    RETRO CATEGORY TROPHY WINNERS

    Best Visual - Judged
    Sonic the Hedgehog: Ancient Isles by Catswell
    Honourable Mention – Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    Best Visual - Community
    Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    Honourable Mention – Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team

    Best Audio – Judged
    Sonic the Hedgehog: Ancient Isles by Catswell
    Honourable Mention – Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team

    Best Audio – Community
    Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    Honourable Mention – Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team

    Best Technical – Judged
    Sonic 1 Blastless DX by vladikcomper
    Best Technical – Community
    Sonic 1 Blastless DX by vladikcomper

    Best Level Design – Judged
    Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
    Honourable Mention – Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team

    Best Level Design – Community
    Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
    Honourable Mention – Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team

    Most Entertaining – Judged
    Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
    Honourable Mention – Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team

    Most Entertaining – Community
    Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    Honourable Mention – SNOLF: Tournament Edition by drmelon

    Most “WTF?!” – Judged
    VTuber in Sonic 1 by ProjectFM
    Honourable Mention – SNOLF: Tournament Edition by drmelon

    Most “WTF?!” – Community
    SNOLF: Tournament Edition by drmelon
    Honourable Mention – VTuber in Sonic 1 by ProjectFM

    Best Team Entry – Judged
    Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    Honourable Mention – Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team

    Best Team Entry – Community
    Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    Honourable Mention – Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team

    Best Multiplayer Entry – Judged
    SNOLF: Tournament Edition by drmelon

    Best Multiplayer Entry – Community
    SNOLF: Tournament Edition by drmelon

    Best Character Implementation - Judged
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Pink Edition by E-122-Psi

    Best Character Implementation - Community
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Pink Edition by E-122-Psi
    Honourable Mention – Big the Cat in Sonic the Hedgehog by E-122-Psi

    Best Boss Design – Judged
    Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Epilogue by Hardline Team
    Honourable Mention – Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team

    Best Boss Design – Community
    Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Epilogue by Hardline Team
    Honourable Mention – Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team

    Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone – Judged
    Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
    Honourable Mention – SNOLF: Tournament Edition by drmelon

    Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone – Community
    Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
    Honourable Mention – SNOLF: Tournament Edition by drmelon


    Most Potential – Judged
    Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team

    Most Potential – Community
    Sonic 1 Definitive by RadiantNexus Team
    Honourable Mention – Sonic the Hackable – Splash Hill Demo by CHRdutch

    Most Improved – Judged
    Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    Honourable Mention – Sonic the Hackable – Splash Hill Demo by CHRdutch

    Most Improved – Community
    Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team
    Honourable Mention – Sonic the Hackable – Splash Hill Demo by CHRdutch

    Best Voted by Media Panel
    Hellfire Saga by Hardline Team and Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Epilogue by Hardline Team

    3D CATEGORY TROPHY WINNERS

    Best Visual - Judged

    Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
    Honourable Mention – Sonic ’06 – Emerald Coast by Nonami

    Best Visual - Community
    Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
    Honourable Mention - Dash Adventure 2 by Revenir

    Best Audio - Judged
    Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer

    Best Audio - Community
    Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer

    Best Technical - Judged
    Yoshi’s Island Zone DLC Restoration by DeaTh
    Honourable Mention – Sonic 06 Definitive Experience by brianuuu

    Best Technical - Community
    Yoshi’s Island Zone DLC Restoration by DeaTh
    Honourable Mention – Sonic 06 Definitive Experience by brianuuu

    Best Level Design – Judged
    Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27

    Best Level Design – Community
    Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
    Honourable Mention - Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer

    Most Entertaining - Judged
    Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
    Honourable Mention - Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer

    Most Entertaining – Community
    Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
    Honourable Mention - Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27

    Most “WTF?!” – Judged
    Sonic 06 Definitive Experience by brianuuu
    Honourable Mention – Dash Adventure 2 by Revenir

    Most “WTF?!” – Community
    Sonic 06 Definitive Experience by brianuuu

    Best Team Entry – Judged
    Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
    Honourable Mention – Sonic Riders DX by Extreme Gear Labs

    Best Team Entry – Community
    Sonic Forces Overclocked – Freight Frenzy DEMO – SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
    Honourable Mention – Dash Adventure 2 by Revenir

    Best Multiplayer Entry – Judged
    Sonic Riders DX by Extreme Gear Labs

    Best Multiplayer Entry – Community
    Sonic Riders DX by Extreme Gear Labs

    Best Character Implementation - Judged
    Sonic 06 Definitive Experience by brianuuu

    Best Character Implementation – Community
    Dash Adventure 2 by Revenir
    Honourable Mention – Sonic 06 Definitive Experience by brianuuu

    Best Boss Design – Not Awarded in Judged or Community

    Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone – Judged
    MISSION REPLACEMENT: SA1 Gamma-Timer Variant over Kill X Many Missions by Twilord
    Honourable Mention - Sonic Forces Overclocked - Freight Frenzy DEMO - SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer

    Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone – Community
    MISSION REPLACEMENT: SA1 Gamma-Timer Variant over Kill X Many Missions by Twilord
    Honourable Mention - Sonic Forces Overclocked - Freight Frenzy DEMO - SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer

    Most Potential – Judged
    Sonic Forces Re-imagined – SHC 2021 Demo by brandonj
    Honourable Mention – Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27

    Most Potential – Community
    Sonic Forces Overclocked - Freight Frenzy DEMO - SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
    Honourable Mention - Sonic Forces Re-imagined – SHC 2021 Demo by brandonj

    Most Improved – Judged
    Sonic Forces Overclocked - Freight Frenzy DEMO - SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
    Honourable Mention - Sonic Forces Re-imagined – SHC 2021 Demo by brandonj

    Most Improved – Community
    Sonic Forces Overclocked - Freight Frenzy DEMO - SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
    Honourable Mention – Dash Adventure 2 by Revenir

    Best Voted by Media Panel
    Sonic Forces Overclocked - Freight Frenzy DEMO - SHC2021 Edition by TheDuckDealer
    Honourable Mention - Shivery Mountainsides by Goalringmod27
    2DPC SECTION TROPHY WINNERS
    Best Visual – Judged
    Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie

    Best Visual – Community
    Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
    Honourable Mention - Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic

    Best Audio – Judged
    Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie

    Best Audio - Community
    Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
    Honourable Mention - Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic

    Best Technical – Judged
    Sonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever

    Best Technical – Community
    Sonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever
    Honourable Mention - SONIC CD: EPISODE METAL by jackelzxa

    Best Level Design – Judged
    Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic
    Honourable Mention – Sonic The Hedgehog: Lost Island Demo by CartoonsAnimate22

    Best Level Design – Community
    Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic
    Honourable Mention – Sonic The Hedgehog: Lost Island Demo by CartoonsAnimate22

    Most Entertaining – Judged
    Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
    Honourable Mention – Sonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever

    Most Entertaining – Community
    Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
    Honourable Mention – Sonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever

    Most “WTF?!” – Not Awarded in Judged or Community

    Best Team Entry - Judged
    Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie

    Best Team Entry – Community
    Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
    Honourable Mention – Sonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever

    Best Multiplayer Entry – Not Awarded in Judged or Community

    Best Character Implementation – Judged
    SONIC CD: EPISODE METAL by jackelzxa

    Best Character Implementation – Community
    SONIC CD: EPISODE METAL by jackelzxa

    Best Boss Design – Judged – Not Awarded

    Best Boss Design – Community
    Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic

    Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone – Judged
    Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic

    Best Fresh Concept Using Existing Concepts As A Backbone – Community
    Mystic Cave Zone Mania-fied by campbellsonic

    Most Potential – Judged
    Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
    Honourable Mention - Sonic The Hedgehog: Lost Island Demo by CartoonsAnimate22

    Most Potential – Community
    Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
    Honourable Mention - Sonic The Hedgehog: Lost Island Demo by CartoonsAnimate22

    Most Improved - Judged
    Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie

    Best Voted by Media Panel
    Sonic 2 Mania SHC2021 Demo by AChickMcnuggie
    Honourable Mention – Sonic the Hedgehog Forever by Team Forever

    CONTEST EVALUATIONS FROM THE JUDGES
    Unlike previous years, when people had to wait some time for them to be done, we made sure to do something about it this year, all judges were expected to have their evaluations ready with their trophy voting.

    And we have done so! Please click the following link where you can access our Google Drive folder with all the evaluations for each category.

    Do note that SuperEgg has had some unfortunate computer troubles, they may be uploaded in a day or two, but the other judges have all evaluations.

    SEND IN YOUR FEEDBACK FOR SHC

    We value all your feedback to let us know how we did with this year’s event and what we should do for next year’s Contest Week.

    We have tried our absolute best to improve from last year which could have been done better, and we do know there are still some things we need to do.

    Whether it’s site improvements, entry access, an area just for entrants to include things for Judges and Media Panel only such as save files, changing the trophies (including bringing back the themed names - we’ll get back to you about that), there really is a lot we could do better.

    The evaluations for SHC will remain open for a few weeks, if you get some time please fill in the form and let us know what you thought!


    SHC 2022 CONTEST WEEK ANNOUNCED!
    For once, you will not have to wait until next year to know the date of this.

    We are announcing that the SHC Contest Week will take place from Monday 10th to Sunday 16th October!

    All the details including the deadlines and changes made for next year will be announced in due course, so please wait.

    For more SHC news, including special thanks, and our next steps, please read the newsletter!
     
  13. DeltaWooloo

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    Congratulations to everyone for winning a trophy, especially the ones I helped in such as VTuber in S1 and Sonic 2 Pink Edition. This year was a blast and was a massive step comparing to last year.

    Also, a few friends and I decided to make our own reviews on the Retro entries for pleasure. This is so creators can see what the public thinks about their hacks in detail, what went well and what they can improve. You can also have your say if you want to by clicking on the link below:

    Click here to open the document

    As I said, this is mainly a thing I did for fun and doesn't associate with SHC in general meaning that all evaluations written are unofficial and doesn't mean you will be a judge. As previously said, this is a way for the public to also say their opinions on the hack.

    Other than that, here's to another successful SHC~
     
  14. D.A. Garden

    D.A. Garden

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    Now that the contest is over for this year, I would like to say a few things:
    • I have thoroughly enjoyed being a judge this year. There have been some ups and downs (as expected), but for the most part, the experience has been a pleasant one. I want to thank everyone for taking part. Whether it's an entry in the contest, or the expo, showcasing your work to the masses can be an incredibly daunting task, and getting evaluated for your work can also be mentally taxing. However, I felt that this year, the process ran a lot smoother than in the past. This allowed us to judge entries with a much more focused perspective for our respective categories, and also allowed us more time in ensuring our evaluations and votes were cast with as much knowledge and as understanding as possible
    • I want to congratulate all of those that won a trophy. There was some fantastic work on display this year that is above and beyond what I was expecting. To those that didn't win a trophy; do NOT feel disheartened, frustrated, annoyed, etc. I know how easy it can be to let this happen. From experience, I think you should use this opportunity to improve your project, taking on board the feedback that both contest judges and the community have given you. Finally, I know some people will also question the results and the outcome of the contest. To those people I will say this: Look at the community trophies and votes. If they are in line with the judges' trophies and votes, then it's not just a small handful of people who are in agreement as to who should win what. I know this may be hard to stomach, but again, do NOT seeing this as a personal attack on yourself, your team, or your work. At the end of the day, we all want to see the best out of this community and I want to see each and every project thrive, and become the best it can be
    • Finally, to all contest entries participants, I hope you find my evaluations fair and helpful to you. If you want to discuss anything further, please get in contact with me through discord, PM, or email. I will be happy to go over my comments and clarify anything if you so wish. Again, I want to see your projects become the best that they can be, and I am more than happy to offer feedback and improvements where necessary in order to help achieve that
    Thanks once again to my fellow judges, streamers, admins, and moderators of the Sonic Hacking Contest 2021. Here's to next year and the 20th Sonic Hacking Contest!
     
  15. Ravenfreak

    Ravenfreak

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    It was fun being part of the judging this year. There were lots of fun hacks entered this year. If you didn’t win any trophies this year don’t be discouraged, use the feedback to improve your hacks and always remember that there’s next year.
     
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  16. Spanner

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    We continue to receive your evaluations of the SHC and this is a reminder that the form at https://shc.zone/feedback will be open for another week, so let us know what you want for 2022.
     
  17. D.A. Garden

    D.A. Garden

    & Knuckles Member
    All Contest and Expo entries for this year's contest have been vaulted. You can find them here: https://shc.zone/vault

    Also, the feedback form is still available for you to provide feedback regarding this year's contest until the end of this Sunday. You can find that here: https://shc.zone/feedback
     
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