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NEO Coding Competitions => NEO Compo 2013 => Topic started by: Dr.neo on June 12, 2013, 04:40:23 PM

Title: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: Dr.neo on June 12, 2013, 04:40:23 PM
NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
*** Close time: Aug.20th 2013 ***


* Homebrew Game division
There are top 3 winners for all platform

* Homebrew APP division
There are top 3 winners for all platform

Note: The platform just specify to the retro console, something like NES/PC-E/MD/SNES/N64/GBA/NDS/PSP/Wii ......

The rules of NEO Summer retro coding contest 2013:

[1] All original entries will get +5 "original score " , but the second entry (same project from last contest but improved, and just enter one more time again ) will don't get any "original score" in this contest.

[2] If your production have enter other contest before, you can use it to enter this NEO contest still.

[3] The No.1 winner from last Neo contest can't use their same project (even it come with many updated) to enter this contest again.

[4] You can submit more than one project for any platform at the same time, without any limit.

[5] You must put the NEO Retro Compo badge and NEO website link to your program and show it in the first page.



Here is the badge for this compo, every coder can modify the badge size and background color to match with your project style, but please keep our design style too, don't modify it too much. You can download the original badge file come with many file formats from this link:
http://www.neoflash.com/compos/neo_coding_2013_badge_original_file.rar (http://www.neoflash.com/compos/neo_coding_2013_badge_original_file.rar)

(http://www.neoflash.com/compos/neo_coding_2013_badge.jpg)


The top 3 prize list for the winners:

The No.1 : US$500 cash , OR choose any items from the www.ic2005.com NEO online shop, just not over U$800 total value.

The No.2 : US$300 cash , OR choose any items from the www.ic2005.com NEO online shop, just not over U$500 total value.

The No.3 : US$200 cash , OR choose any items from the www.ic2005.com NEO online shop, just not over U$300 total value.

Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: Orion_ on June 15, 2013, 03:18:17 PM
Hello,
I have a question, is the Playstation 1 allowed ?
It will be in a cd image file (.cue/.bin), and would require a boot cd or a modchip to start on a real ps1.
Thank you.
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: Conle on June 24, 2013, 04:14:01 PM
I have a question, is the Playstation 1 allowed ?

All platforms are allowed ...
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: 10$man on June 25, 2013, 10:09:58 PM
First off, I'm very excited for this years competition :D I'm glad Dr.Neo decided to bring it back for another year!

I'm wondering if there will be any changes in how the entries are judged? The thing I'd like to see the most is how each entry is rated so that we could know what to improve and such.
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: Dr.neo on June 26, 2013, 05:03:50 AM
we will open the public poll again.
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: ChillyWilly on June 26, 2013, 09:16:59 PM
If you have a public poll, you'll get a lot more info on how to rate all the entries. While that is good, if you don't set some standards, you'll have to convert most of them into a set standard for determining the winners. What is needed is a set standard - what areas to grade the entries in, and what values to assign each area. That way they all conform and you just have to sum the totals to get the winner.

Example: Not a good example, but just showing what I mean...

Judging Games:
Playability (fun): 0 to 30 points
Originality: 0 to 30 points
Graphics: 0 to 10 points
Sounds: 0 to 10 points
Control: 0 to 10 points
Open source: 5 points
First time entry: 5 points

That gives a total of 100 points, where certain areas are worth more than others - namely how fun the game is and how original the game is. Apps would have a slightly different set of guidelines, like useful instead of fun as one of the areas for judging. By setting a standard and giving the range of points that can be assigned, it means that judging should be more uniform and clear as to how each judge thinks the entry did.

Anywho, that's my suggestion on this matter.  ::sm-09.gif::
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: musky44 on June 26, 2013, 09:57:49 PM
I am glad to hear there will be another competition, i look forward to seeing all the new games that will be created.
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: 10$man on June 26, 2013, 10:05:11 PM
we will open the public poll again.
Could be good. I just would hope it doesn't turn into a popularity contest. I wouldn't think that would happen, but it's possible.

Thanks for listening to the voice of the community anyhow though. Makes this compo that much more appealing.
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: sverx on July 05, 2013, 10:56:07 AM
Is there any particular template for submissions? We're quite ready...  ::sm-11.gif::
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: smealum on July 05, 2013, 04:17:16 PM
wow I wasn't expecting the compo to go on for another year, this is awesome. I really admire your dedication to the homebrew scene Dr.Neo, this is seriously fantastic. I'll most definitely be entering a game, and hopefully it'll be a good one !  ::sm-24.gif::
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: genecyst on July 06, 2013, 07:19:12 PM
wow, i'm starting a new minigame just now. hopefully i'll be able to partecipate with something completely new!
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: GEMISIS on July 07, 2013, 04:40:52 AM
Looking forward to participating!  ~sm-76.gif~.gif Already coding up a 3D portion to some code I released a few months ago on my Github for the DS, so hopefully I find a way to get some nice models for it before then ^^  Happy to see some activity for the homebrew community still!  ;D :)
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: Sektor on July 07, 2013, 02:06:26 PM
I haven't started yet but I'll try. Good to see the comp still going. I agree with the others about the rules and the need for official judging templates.
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: owen on July 10, 2013, 07:44:38 PM
I wonder if a wii homebrew would have any chance in this compo?   ~sm-93.gif~.gif
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: GEMISIS on July 14, 2013, 04:22:00 AM
Quick question: I have an application I finished a few months ago.  Would I be allowed to enter that (along with some other new apps) into this?
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: Dr.neo on July 14, 2013, 06:51:03 PM
I wonder if a wii homebrew would have any chance in this compo?   ~sm-93.gif~.gif

yes,Wii is acceptable.  ~sm-61.gif~.gif
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: Dr.neo on July 14, 2013, 06:51:27 PM
Quick question: I have an application I finished a few months ago.  Would I be allowed to enter that (along with some other new apps) into this?

yes, it's acceptable.
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: 6Dragon6SoftZard on July 31, 2013, 02:51:00 PM
 Not a public poll please! The only thing a public poll is going to do is tell us who is the most popular contestant. Believe me, I've been through this.

 In 2011  I registered on Scenebeta to join the SceneryBeta2011, and there were 2 polls, a public one and a contestant-only poll.

 On the contestant-only poll I got a very nice 4th place, but I was new in the community so I didn't have any friends there... as a result in the public poll I got the very freaking last position... below a button tester... below a button smasher... below apps that didn't even work.

 Well this is just my experience, and wether you finally open a public poll or not I will still join and see what happens but seriously I will have lost every bit of hope.

 Greetings.

PS: Not meant to be spam or anything like that, remove the link if you don't agree but this is the project that I entered the contest with, the one that lost to several button smashers and testers... and I don't think its actually THAT horrible:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLDAn_WzsE4
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: smealum on August 07, 2013, 01:50:45 AM
Not a public poll please! The only thing a public poll is going to do is tell us who is the most popular contestant. Believe me, I've been through this.

 In 2011  I registered on Scenebeta to join the SceneryBeta2011, and there were 2 polls, a public one and a contestant-only poll.

 On the contestant-only poll I got a very nice 4th place, but I was new in the community so I didn't have any friends there... as a result in the public poll I got the very freaking last position... below a button tester... below a button smasher... below apps that didn't even work.

 Well this is just my experience, and wether you finally open a public poll or not I will still join and see what happens but seriously I will have lost every bit of hope.

 Greetings.

PS: Not meant to be spam or anything like that, remove the link if you don't agree but this is the project that I entered the contest with, the one that lost to several button smashers and testers... and I don't think its actually THAT horrible:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLDAn_WzsE4
I completely agree; public polls aren't a great idea.
maybe have a judging section like previous years ? even if there's nothing to win it'll probably attract people who want to be judges.
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: Dr.neo on August 07, 2013, 04:45:49 AM
the public poll just for us refer , it will not become the final judge.
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: alekmaul on August 08, 2013, 07:10:42 AM
He Dr Neo, regarding rule #3 :
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[3] The No.1 winner from last Neo contest can't use their same project (even it come with many updated) to enter this contest again.
If it is not on the same console, is it OK to present again the project or not ?
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: Dr.neo on August 08, 2013, 05:39:07 PM
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If it is not on the same console, is it OK to present again the project or not ?
if is not a simple port program, it's whole new re-coding for other console. then i think so.
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: alekmaul on August 08, 2013, 09:33:54 PM
No, of course, it is not a simple port. i rewrite MazezaM from SNES to GBA. The two consoles are not compatible, so only levels are the same.
I will release it because, also, I want your compo to have some new entries for GBA. If you think it's too close to my last year entry, just disqualify it. It is not a problem. My goal was only to have a new GBA game :D !
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: Dr.neo on August 09, 2013, 04:37:40 AM
yes it's ok then,
Title: Re: NEO Summer Retro Coding Contest 2013 for all retro platform announcement
Post by: PypeBros on August 19, 2013, 12:17:30 PM
Sorry, I'll be just attendee this time. IRL issues prevent me from getting any of my on-going homebrew reaching "releasable" status. Good luck to all contestants.