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FPSC Classic Product Chat / [LOCKED] Defy the odds - End of year 2011 [Competition]

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Defy
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Posted: 24th Jun 2011 12:06 Edited at: 8th Dec 2011 09:28


Defy the Odds Competition 2011
CONTEST CLOSED - ALL ENTRANTS THREADS LISTED IN 2ND POST.





A contest open to any FPSC developer using FPSC x9/x10/Modded. Developers are welcome to enter a submission they have already been working on since the end of last year (refer to the rules section). We’re looking for the experimental, the commercial, the finished and unfinished, the polished and the unpolished. All we really ask is that it’s playable.

The concept is for FPSC game developers to produce a demo, mini-game or a full release game consisting of a 1 level demo/game to any amount of levels that you intend for your released game. There is no genre requirement, so you can submit any style of game and/or any section from your game if wish. The choice is yours.

Entries will be judged equal. A small, well-thought out single level game/demo, can be just as good as a multiple leveled game.

Also of note; this thread will be followed by KeithC for possible BOTB Candidates.

____________________________________________________________________



Official Rules and Information



The Awards:




Grand Prize: 1 TGC voucher to the value of $100.00 USD

Winner's choice of 1 (one) player weapon built to order by Errant AI
-May be any modern or historical weapon
-Will use EAI style hands
-Will be made available to the whole community via GCS; Winner will recieve a free copy.
-Allow 3 (three) weeks for delivery

A printed and bound copy of The Official Community Guide.






Excellence in Design: 1 TGC voucher to the value of $40.00 USD





Audio Excellence: 1 TGC voucher to the value of $40.00 USD
+ Custom work by Design Runner.
Design Runner will create, texture, make shader ready, and bring into fpsc a full environment for the winner of this category. The environment can be indoors or outdoors, any size within the 50x50 fpsc limit, and will follow a strict poly count to work smoothly in fpsc. It will have character collision, player collision, and an instructional video of how to put it together in fpsc. All will be tailored precisely to the winner's specifications.





Technical Excellence: 1 TGC voucher to the value of $40.00 USD





Visual Excellence: 1 TGC voucher to the value of $40.00 USD
+ Doomster's Pack #1 - Derelict Apartments and Misc - Segment PackClick here to view








Rules:



- You may only use FPSC (x9 x10 or modded) to create/submit a game/demo entry. Multi Player games are unable to enter, due to judging requirements.

- Contest is only open for TGC forum members only.

- Entries must have a WIP/Showcase thread by 5th November 2011.

- Entries can not have a WIP/Showcase thread predating 5th Dec 2010.

- Developers can enter a submission they have already been working on, however a project/game that was submitted for a prior contest (winner or not) or awarded a BOTB is not eligible to enter.

- You may use stock FPSC media, commercial model packs or free/custom media.

- Free/custom media (models, textures, sounds, scripts, mods, etc) be commercial use permitted licenses only. Non-commercial/Private use media can not be used in your entry, unless your the creator.

- You must provide a copy of the commercial use license for any media used that was not created by you or TGC along with your entry.

- All entries must be compiled and playable.

- Your entry needs to consist of a minimum of 1 level demo/game to any amount of levels that you intend for your game. Example: 1 level or longer in the tradition of a playable game/demo. A 1 room game entry will not be classed for submission/entry. If creating a full feature game of many levels, you may use one level or more from the game as a demo.

- You may only enter once, however your submission has the chance to win one or more of the sub categories, including the overall grand prize.

- You may enter as a team, but only one prize per team, per category win. (Private email/msn or other contact is suggested for team entries.)

- You may submit your entry packaged. Example: using Vishnu (which will reduce the size of the zipped game/folder and encrypt your media. However your submission entry needs to be zipped or in Rar format before uploading/submitting.

- Your game/demo does not need to be for public access, unless you wish to do so. All entries submitted will be for Judging use only.

- Presentation scoring points can be obtained via the required WIP/Showcase thread. Please remember to adhere to the forum rules before posting, however the better the forum presentation the more chance to grab the extra points. You are also welcome to include a web site link in your thread also. Also any Development notes (Developer Diary) you wish to bring attention to such as custom work, should be listed on your WIP/Showcase Thread original post. This may also include a blog or site link via your original thread post for your Game/Demo."

FPSCreator WIP/Showcase Requirements


NOTE: Minimum number of entries needed for contest to proceed to judging stage. The minimum cap for entries is 5. If for any reason less than 5 entries are submitted by the closing date. The contest will go under review at the judges discretion. No nominations will be announced or prizes awarded until a outcome is made.

** Rules are subject to change for purposes of clarity **




Scoring:



Design (Game/GUI, Level Design): 1-100 Points

Audio (Soundtrack, Voice, Sound Effects): 1-100 Points

Technical (Scripting, added features to game play): 1-100 Points

Visual (Level layout, Textures, Models): 1-100 Points

Presentation: 1-25 Points (No sub category award) Points awarded for thread, web, and/or game.
(One or all of these options are accepted and judged to gain extra points.)

Performance: 1-25 Points (No sub category award)

Additional Points (No sub category award)

Developer Diary (WIP) 10 Points
Required screen shot (WIP) 5 Points
Video link (WIP/Showcase) 10 Points
Trailer Video (WIP/Showcase) 25 Points

= total out of 500 points


Grand Prize will be judged overall out of the total 1-500 points.
Nominations for categories will be posted after all entries have been tested, played and reviewed.




Submissions:



You may start submitting your entries now, however the deadline for entries is Dec 5th 2011.


Instructions:

Zip or Rar your Submission/Game folder. In the zip, including a "entrant.txt" (Notepad, Word) with the following info:

- Name (can be Forum name)

- Game Title (matching the name in your submission post and WIP/Showcase thread)

- Contact Email (For use to contact winners only)

- If you used custom media that you didn't create, include a copy of the license(s) in the zip. Please note only commercial use media with a commercial use license will be accepted. Non-commercial/Private use media is not to be used in your submission, unless you are the creator and can provide ample proof it is your work.

Upload your entry to one of the many free file sharing services. Once uploaded, make a post in this thread. With a heading “entry/game name". Include a link to your WIP or Showcase thread and a note stating email sent (to the email submission provided below).

Submission Email Address: defytheodds11 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Entry post and email to be posted/received no later than Dec 5th 2011. The file must be ready for download immediately after email is received.



Thanks to TGC, ErrantAI and KeithC..
Defy
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Posted: 24th Jun 2011 12:06 Edited at: 8th Dec 2011 09:12
Ched80
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Posted: 24th Jun 2011 12:27
Count. Me. In!

[url="http://raptr.com/No_Turn_Right?src=em_forum"][/url]
Shadowdeath
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Posted: 24th Jun 2011 15:03 Edited at: 24th Jun 2011 15:04
I'm in.
*Runs to Friend's FPSC*
Bugsy
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Posted: 24th Jun 2011 15:15
in.

'nuff said.

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Doomster
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Posted: 24th Jun 2011 15:25
@Defy: Sent you an email concerning the prize list.

-Doomster

Anigma
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Posted: 24th Jun 2011 15:26
Excellent.... most excellent.

In.

It compiled! Ship it!
mgarand
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Posted: 24th Jun 2011 15:28
fascinating

maho76
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Posted: 24th Jun 2011 15:43
in ...when i manage to kidnap a few 3d-artists and animators, bound them on chairs and torture them until they do some work for me
2Beastmode4u
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Posted: 24th Jun 2011 15:56 Edited at: 24th Jun 2011 16:25
Finally! Another level design contest and not just any contest, a contest with a chance to become a BOTB... This should be good. I'll definately be a participant.


Cheers.


EDIT:
Why isn't this stickied yet?

EDIT2:
One question, what is a Developer Diary?

God help me, Please.

Come on down to my site at Unleashed FPSCreators
KeithC
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Posted: 24th Jun 2011 16:30
Quote: "Why isn't this stickied yet?"


Because I wasn't awake yet.

-Keith

Nickydude
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Posted: 24th Jun 2011 17:24 Edited at: 24th Jun 2011 17:26
To add to the Grand Prize, a printed and bound copy of The Official Community Guide.

I reject your reality and substitute my own...
Defy
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Posted: 24th Jun 2011 18:07
@Doomster, I will check it out tomorrow.

@2Beastmode4u, thanks for your question. I added a few lines to main post just in case others miss this post.
Quote: "Any Development notes (Developer Diary) you wish to bring attention to such as custom work, should be listed on your WIP/Showcase Thread original post. This may also include a blog or site link via your original thread post for your Game/Demo."


@Nickydude, Added and updated. Nice work.
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Posted: 24th Jun 2011 18:13
@Defy
Thank you for clearing that up.


Cheers.

God help me, Please.

Come on down to my site at Unleashed FPSCreators
Dark Frager
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Posted: 24th Jun 2011 22:20
YEAH, I'm in!



The Storyteller 01
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Posted: 24th Jun 2011 23:58
I really love, that this competition allows the entry for games that allready have a WIP/Showcase thread.

Former contests often had a small number of entries, because a lot of developers had allready started on a project and didn't have the time to start another one just for the contest.

Well thought out, guys - congratulations!

In case you find my grammar and spelling weird ---> native German speaker ^^
anayar
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Posted: 25th Jun 2011 14:45 Edited at: 25th Jun 2011 14:46
Im In... Maybe Ill actually complete a game this time
Just hope Wolf doesnt enter (JK )

Cheers,
Anayar

[EDIT] If you are looking for prizes, you are welcome to add Massive Overlay Pack to the list


For KeithC
Le Shorte
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Posted: 25th Jun 2011 17:43
I do so believe I'll be in...hopefully.

Quote: "Just hope Wolf doesnt enter (JK )"

Don't be kidding. Be serious that Wolf doesn't enter; or else, we all lose.

Cheesehead for life.
Cyborg ART
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Posted: 25th Jun 2011 21:00
Great idea!

Even tough I am not making games with FPSC any more But who knows?

Anyways, since it seem to be such a big contest, you could have an extra 50points if the game manage to get published.

NinjaKiller
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Posted: 25th Jun 2011 21:46
In. Definitely in.



Call me Ninja
defiler
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Posted: 26th Jun 2011 10:14
Entering this.

Current Project: Lost Contact: Chapter 1
Vent
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Posted: 26th Jun 2011 10:27
Literally twitching.

In. This time I think I am really gonna get something done.



da2020
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Posted: 26th Jun 2011 10:53
I'm in, since I'm just lying in my bed all day.
Bootlicker
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Posted: 26th Jun 2011 11:18
I'm in.


Wolf
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Posted: 26th Jun 2011 14:03
In Wolf is

I make serious coffee - so strong it wakes up the neighbors.
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Bootlicker
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Posted: 26th Jun 2011 14:44 Edited at: 26th Jun 2011 15:40
Quote: "In Wolf is"


oh goddamn. :L


EDIT:

Quote: "- Entries can not have a WIP/Showcase thread predating 5th Dec 2010."


urm, 2010 was ages ago? how can we make a post before something in the past?


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Posted: 26th Jun 2011 17:00 Edited at: 26th Jun 2011 17:01
Quote: "urm, 2010 was ages ago? how can we make a post before something in the past?"

You can enter games you've already been working on, but not if they've been posted in the WIP or Showcase forum before the 5th Dec 2010, or if they violate any of the other rules:
Quote: "- Developers can enter a submission they have already been working on, however a project/game that was submitted for a prior contest (winner or not) or awarded a BOTB is not eligible to enter.
- Entries can not have a WIP/Showcase thread predating 5th Dec 2010."


knxrb
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Posted: 26th Jun 2011 17:08 Edited at: 26th Jun 2011 17:08
@Wolf
You're in huh? If anyone else wins, it'd make the win 2X as sweet.

Please, ignore my inner evilness.
The Zoq2
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Posted: 26th Jun 2011 21:38
Im in, but wolf will probaly win!

Srry about my english im from sweeden
Bugsy
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Posted: 28th Jun 2011 05:29
with that attitude he certainly will! wolf's not guaranteed to win!

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Bootlicker
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Posted: 28th Jun 2011 20:00
can you make a list of the current entrants?


ThoughtWire Software
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Posted: 28th Jun 2011 21:56
I'll try and get you a complete demo of a level from Rouge before the deadline, I'm going to have to whip my team into shape if were going to get half of the work needed done.

This will be a helluva competition; going up against the best![center]

Scene Commander
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Posted: 29th Jun 2011 14:06
I like the sound of this one, I'll enter.

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maho76
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Posted: 29th Jun 2011 17:57
so when wolf is in the marks have been set, i think. always try to close to gap on the best, should be an appeal for all of us to catch him.... somewhen, somewhere... probably not this time
Defy
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Posted: 29th Jun 2011 18:44
First I will address any questions,

@Doomster, thanks. I will add it after its decided which prize list it shall be joining.

@anayar, thanks for the offer. If you can do what Doomster has done by sending a email to the address located in the first post. This will help later to track. I will also add this at a later date.

@Cyborg ART, thanks. Yes very true, however this is more awards on the finer details. However I do wish anyone all the best on future sales or publishers.

@knxrb, thanks for clearing that up.

@Bootlicker, sure why not. Added to the 2nd main post for now.

@ThoughtWire, no worries. Theres around 6 months until the deadline. I hope that gives you the time to sort it out.



Also, concerning the GrandPrize.
Please remember that the other 4 sub categories are also up for grabs. This gives the option for a developer that has skills in one main area (say Audio, or Modeling) can focus on that area, which may work out in their favour for the sub category top points. Compaired to a developer working across the board.

This was also setup for those who are good at one or more areas of development to increase their skills in other areas of development.
Check the scoring points, see what you need to work on, where is the best areas for yourself to gain points. Or areas you could add towards your game to build your chance for more points in a category.

Good luck to all.
DarkJames
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Posted: 29th Jun 2011 20:33
Darkjames enters.

Lets get into serious stuf
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What about the blue text?.
PW Productions
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Posted: 29th Jun 2011 22:13
I'll do this for fun, it's been a long time since I've done any FPSC'ing.

Count me in!


PWP-Media has been taken down due to a name conflict. The new website will be up shortly.
Design Runner
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Posted: 30th Jun 2011 19:53
Defy, I sent you an email regarding prizes. I hope you like the idea.

Defy
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Posted: 1st Jul 2011 12:15
Both added to list.

@Design Runner, thanks for the mail. I will go over the idea and get back to you in a day or so.
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Posted: 1st Jul 2011 17:45
I think i'll start on my next game for this.

DC

jag productions forum
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Posted: 3rd Jul 2011 10:13
hmmm, ill probably lose but hey what have i got to lose, chose the FPSC engine for my school assignment, might as well submit it , as soon as i can stop the damn AI from getting stuck in this blasted custom grass floor

my sig is EpIc!!!!!
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Posted: 13th Jul 2011 20:55
After spending enough time banging my head on my desk to leave a nice dent, I'm gonna have to drop out of this one. Reason being is that FPSC just can't (or won't on my PC anyway) do the stuff I want for the game I'm working on. I've moved on to DBPro and will be using FPSC for the models and level geometry, but sadly that will disqualify my entry as it will not be entirely made in FPSC.

Let me also state for the record that this is NOT a slam on FPSC, I just am very particular about the look and feel of my games and find FPSC too limiting for what I want as the end result. I still enjoy building the levels in the level editor and the amount of quality models available for FPSC make it worth the asking price alone. When compared to other engines like Unity, UDK, CryEngine, etc, you can't beat FPSC for ease of use and availabilty of game-ready assets.Now that I've learned how to leverage that in DBPro, the sky's the limit, and that's what's led me to my decision to use DBPro to create the final product over FPSC.

I will still be happy to post a WIP thread for it on the DBPro side of the forums when the time comes, as I'm quite pleased with the results I have achieved so far. For starters, "goodbye" lag and low framerates, "hasta la vista" quirky FPI scripting bugs and "see ya later" lack of useable dynamic lighting. So far I've added in a CPU friendly screen blur, glowing tracer rounds that spark on impact, realistic headbob while moving, cam shake when firing and more. Just have a couple more things to add and player movement/firing will be 100% complete. Once I have that and my initial level geometry built, I'll start the WIP thread, so stay tuned. I may have something as soon as this weekend if all continues to go well.

Best of luck to all the participants who enter, and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

It compiled! Ship it!
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Posted: 14th Jul 2011 02:59
Just wondering if you sent the reply and I did not get it, but it has been over a week. No rush if your still thinking, just curious

KeithC
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Posted: 14th Jul 2011 04:25
Sounds interesting Anigma; I would like to see your progress on it.

-Keith

Kravenwolf
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Posted: 14th Jul 2011 05:20
Quote: "In Wolf is"


What he said.

Kravenwolf

A r e n a s
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Posted: 14th Jul 2011 22:15 Edited at: 14th Jul 2011 22:15
Quote: "What he said. "


^ What he said.

The competition looks great and I haven't played with FPSC for some time! I'll give it a go.

A

Defy
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Posted: 18th Jul 2011 04:43
@Deathcow, added.


@Jag, added and good luck on the grass.


@Anigma, understood. I have removed you from list, and I wish your new dev ventures go well for you.


@Design Runner, yeah sorry for the late reply. Im still working on adding it in, as to where it could fit. I will know in a week or so and I will get back to you. Cheers.


@Kravenwolf, added.


@A r e n a s, added.

raymondlee306
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Posted: 19th Jul 2011 04:14
I'm in. It will give me the incentive I need to keep working.
Captain Coder
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Posted: 19th Jul 2011 22:00
[Drumming fingers against the table]

Hmm... I'll think about it. I'm trying to come up with a good storyline that people will like. I think I'm on my fourth story revision, so we'll see what happens.

Can anyone join at anytime just by putting something like "[Defy the Odds 2011 Entry]" in their title, or do they need to say they will join here first in order to be elgible for judging? I know we need to have a WIP posted before Nov 25, I'm just wondering if we need to say we are going to join in this thread in order to enter.

Cool contest idea. I'll be looking forward to seeing how this turns out even if I don't join.

At any rate, I'll return later on and announce whether or not I will join.

This is Captain Coder, over and out.
Defy
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Posted: 20th Jul 2011 13:52
@raymondlee306, added.

@Captain Coder, yeah I can see what you mean by me adding names to the list. I will break it down for you and any others interested.


1. A forum user asked if I could make a list of names on the first page, I didnt see a problem with doing so. Also anyone on the list can exit or not post a final entry. its just a list so others know who may be entering.

2. Anyone can enter at any time. As you pointed out, you just need to have a WIP posted before Nov 25th.

3.If making a new thread, you can add the addition (contest name) to your thread title, however not needed. As some users may submit a game before the contest was announced. (check rules for official start date.)

4. When you are ready to submit, check the rules section for submission details. If there is anything you or others dont follow for this. Let me know here.


And thanks for the comment, all the best with your game if you enter or not.

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