Hello. If you are reading this it's probably for one of three reasons.
a) You've seen the link somewhere, either on my NUMA map or on IRC and want to get involved.
b) You're really confused by the title and want more explanation.
c) You've seen my nick and gone HOLY SHIT CHRISE's BACK AND DOING A CONTEST I WANT IN ON THIS
Hopefully it's some combination of all three.
So, without further ado let me get down to business and defeat the Huns.
It's essentially a retiling/reobjecting competition. At the start of a round I will post a map that's been specially made. Your job will then be to either retile or reobject the map (depending on what takes your fancy).
But ChrisE! I hear you cry That sounds far too simple and surely there'll be lots of overlap between author's maps!
Well, ordinary citizen, that's what I thought. So I decided to add a little bonus. Each mapper will then take their retile or reobject and then do the reverse to it. So, if you retiled you will reobject your retile. If you reobjected you will retile your reobject. Got it? No?
1. ChrisE posts map
2. Entrant retiles map
3. Entrant makes a reobject of their retile
1. ChrisE posts map
2. Entrant reobjects map
3. Entrant makes a retile of their reobject.
And if that doesn't help you then hopefully this will.
If it didn't, I'd recommend PM'ing me or not entering. Preferably the first one.
A retile is a map in which you do not make any changes to the object placement. This includes the ninja, exit, key, switches, gold, mines, ANYTHING. For simplicity, I will allow objects to be partially hidden by tiles (see paste above) but they cannot be completely covered. I will find out and dock you points.
A reobject is the same, only you can't change the tiles. Anything else is fair game. You can't hide objects under tiles, though, that might make retiling too easy.
Each round will last ten days (to give people enough time to gather inspiration) and eliminations or similar will be altered according to entrants.
The two maps will then be submitted for judging. Yes. Both will be judged. So get your retile/reobject panties on and let's make some maps!
Maps will be judged as follows:
Giving you a score out of twenty forty. Eighty. Forty. I realise that it's very hard to make even the worst tileset look good with objects, so I'll be looking more for how your maps play when judging. Sound fair?
Please note that I will be using the NUMA pastebin to judge maps. Feel free to post them on NUMA and link them in here, but please be aware that if you do that I'd like them to be tagged with dsyitf, just so I can locate them easily. I may want to highscore them or something.
So, the contest is now over. So sorry for not being as prompt as I usually am, but I recently obtained a full time job so have next-to-no time to relax... Still, I have a day off today so I thought I would get my judging done.
script: 29 + 38 + 34 + 32 + 32 = 165
Sunset: 12 + 33 + 37 + 34 + 30 = 146
Meta: 30 + 36 + 16 + 32 + 27 = 141
123leonidas321: 22 + 28 + 24 + 29 + 28 = 131
Kaprekar: 29 + 22 + 24 + 28 + 26 = 129
blue_rocks: 25 + 26 + 23 + 29 + 17 = 120
Tempus_Fugit: 0 + 0 + 30 + 31 + 25 = 86
kyozo_43: 26 + 22 + 22 + 0 = 70
apse: 15 + 25 + 18 + 0 + 0 = 58
1211: 24 + 0 + 30 + 0 + 0 = 54
anco: 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 35 = 35
zoasBE: 0 + 0 + 28 + 0 + 0 = 28
vankuss: 20 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 20
frets: 17 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 17
Just so you know, if scores are tied, players are judged by their highest score.
I'll see you all soon, hopefully.