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Make a Rad Bug - CONTEST FINISHED. THANKS GUYS!

Posted: 13 May 2016, 17:44
by Horikawa Otane
Congrats to our winners! Here is the final placement list!
  • 1st: Bellmore
    2nd: Veruchai
    3rd: LockKirby2
    4th: Rednaxela
    5th: Mikkofier
    6th: me
    7th: djrk16
    8th: Clyceer
    9th: Willhart
    10th: Minnakht
Here is the full bug collection for those who want to experiment! Download






Current Submissions:
  • Bellmoore
  • castlepokemetroid
  • Clyceer
  • DarkJDL
  • djrk16
  • Drei
  • Horikawa Otane
  • Kevsoft
  • Le Neveu de Rameau
  • Lockirby2
  • Metrosubwayandroid
  • Mikkofier
  • Minnakht
  • NightSparrow
  • Penguin Emperor
  • raekuul
  • raocow
  • RedMageMike
  • Rednaxela
  • Rockythechao
  • SnoruntPyro
  • Sturg
  • Truckeeben
  • Veruchai
  • Willhart
  • Xirix
  • Zyglrox Odyssey
I got raocow's permission to make this global - hope you don't mind!

For more detailed information, please watch my announcement video here

So as people may know, I'm currently hosting a contest based on competitive super Indie Games. I'm aiming to make this annual.

I want to give games that not many people know about a spotlight on the stage. This annual contest helps me do that.

This time around, I'm hosting the competition based on AI Wars: The Insect Mind. I've had generous donations from many indie devs - so there's over 280 dollars worth of games being offered to the victors.

Matches will be livestreamed on my Twitch and combatants who want to co-commentate will be welcome to come cheer on their bugs and talk about their programming choices! Both myself and raocow will be entering.

Bugs due June 12th at 11:59pm EST via PM or Horikawa.Otane@icloud.com.

Tutorials and a download are below as well as links to prizes.

Links Prizes: ...Marb.

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 13 May 2016, 20:09
by Pyro
i'll take hard names please

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 13 May 2016, 20:28
by Sorel
I can't wait for the LP

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 13 May 2016, 20:33
by FrozenQuills
gonna go with medium names again.
is lunalua allowed?
(this looks super rad)

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 14 May 2016, 00:24
by spittySynthyHands
Well, this looks like fun.

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 14 May 2016, 07:43
by castlepokemetroid
Oh man, compete against raocow? Do want.

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 14 May 2016, 16:09
by raekuul
I know you stated what the tournament conditions would be in the video, but could you type them up and add them to the opening post? I'd like to test my creations under the same conditions that the tournament matches will have.

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 16 May 2016, 07:48
by Rednaxela
I believe what was said was:
Summarized and paraphrased Horikawa wrote:each round, 2 copies of each bug, no IFF codes, large arena, default settings, max 1500 ticks, winner is highest score (combined score of both copies) after 3 matches

top 5 go to: gigantic arena, 3 rounds of a 10 bug FFA
Now, there's a decent bit of ambiguity in terms of things like what "large" and "gigantic" mean, and also what the structure of the rounds are. Like are the initial rounds (prior to the top-5) also a larger FFA, or smaller battles in some of round robin?

In any case, this should be an interesting event.

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 16 May 2016, 18:58
by No Lynch
So I'm going to be a stick in the mud here, but I can't help but wonder why this contest thread was placed in the gazebo instead of in the contest center.

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 16 May 2016, 23:38
by Le Neveu de Rameau
Isn't your gazebo infested with beetles? If not, you're clearly doing something wrong.

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 17 May 2016, 04:01
by castlepokemetroid
Le Neveu de Rameau wrote:Isn't your gazebo infested with beetles? If not, you're clearly doing something wrong.
Actually, if your gazebo wasn't infested with some sort of bug, wouldn't that actually mean you're doing something right?

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 17 May 2016, 11:42
by Willhart
I hope MaRB contest will get a lot of entrants. The streams should be fun to watch.

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 17 May 2016, 16:37
by Le Neveu de Rameau
castlepokemetroid wrote:
Le Neveu de Rameau wrote:Isn't your gazebo infested with beetles? If not, you're clearly doing something wrong.
Actually, if your gazebo wasn't infested with some sort of bug, wouldn't that actually mean you're doing something right?
If hanging out with a bunch of bugs (also known as a "bugnch") doesn't sound like your idea of a good time, this may not be your sort of contest.

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 18 May 2016, 17:35
by Horikawa Otane
Rednaxela wrote:I believe what was said was:
Summarized and paraphrased Horikawa wrote:each round, 2 copies of each bug, no IFF codes, large arena, default settings, max 1500 ticks, winner is highest score (combined score of both copies) after 3 matches

top 5 go to: gigantic arena, 3 rounds of a 10 bug FFA
Now, there's a decent bit of ambiguity in terms of things like what "large" and "gigantic" mean, and also what the structure of the rounds are. Like are the initial rounds (prior to the top-5) also a larger FFA, or smaller battles in some of round robin?

In any case, this should be an interesting event.
I'll be doing an update video this weekend.

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 20 May 2016, 06:34
by Willhart
It's good to remind people about this from time to time.

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 22 May 2016, 11:41
by castlepokemetroid
Willhart wrote:It's good to remind people about this from time to time.
About what? Was I supposed to remember something?

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 22 May 2016, 16:04
by Willhart
castlepokemetroid wrote:
Willhart wrote:It's good to remind people about this from time to time.
About what? Was I supposed to remember something?
About the contest. The submission time is quite long.

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 24 May 2016, 21:09
by Penguin Emperor
Sooooo yeah, I made a super awesome bug! Sure, it hasn't won a single test match yet, but I'm sure it's saving it's energy for the real thing! I hope to just take out one other bug, to be honest. The programming seems to be easier than I thought it would be, but then again I could be missing something and/or lots of somethings. Either way, I'm really excited for this!

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 25 May 2016, 02:15
by raekuul
/me makes a programming error and produces a brad bug instead.

EDIT: Have a bad rug.

Code: Select all

Mutiple Battle Total:
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
1st  place   Cybug: #08 turtle1      Total score:  99689         Team: 99689
2nd  place   Cybug: #05 turtle1      Total score:  92662         Team: 92662
3rd  place   Cybug: #06 turtle1      Total score:  86639         Team: 86639
4th  place   Cybug: #07 turtle1      Total score:  80814         Team: 80814
5th  place   Cybug: #01 dumbot       Total score:  16091         Team: 16091
6th  place   Cybug: #02 dumbot       Total score:  14876         Team: 14876
7th  place   Cybug: #04 dumbot       Total score:  14410         Team: 14410
8th  place   Cybug: #03 dumbot       Total score:  13766         Team: 13766
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 29 May 2016, 01:58
by Willhart
I figured out how to make my bug do a thing. Mainly related to variables.

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 04 Jun 2016, 17:47
by Willhart
Only like a week left now. Got to pick up the pase.

Re: Make a Rad Bug Contest (compete against raocow and me for over 280 dollars of prizes!)

Posted: 09 Jun 2016, 16:14
by Kevsoft
Totally forget about that, whelp mine will be a dumb one. Maybe my KISS-Bug has a chance (Keep it short and simple)

Re: Make a Rad Bug (compete against raocow for over 280 dollars of prizes!) - TWO DAYS LEFT. Takes <1hr to make a bug! G

Posted: 10 Jun 2016, 16:04
by Horikawa Otane
There's still PLENTY of time - you got two days left! Making a bug will take less than an hour - and you'll learn programming!

I'd definitely personally appreciate if you participated peeps! <3

Re: Make a Rad Bug (compete against raocow for over 280 dollars of prizes!) - TWO DAYS LEFT. Takes <1hr to make a bug! G

Posted: 10 Jun 2016, 16:46
by MECHDRAGON777
Horikawa Otane wrote:There's still PLENTY of time - you got two days left! Making a bug will take less than an hour - and you'll learn programming!

I'd definitely personally appreciate if you participated peeps! <3
How many people actually submitted?

Edit: All I need to do is come in 5th or higher. I hope not to many people submit... (I have my reasons).

Re: Make a Rad Bug (compete against raocow for over 280 dollars of prizes!) - TWO DAYS LEFT. Takes <1hr to make a bug! G

Posted: 11 Jun 2016, 05:32
by Willhart
More people means more fun.