Welcome to the 2021 Chocolate Contest! The chocolate contest is our annual no-holds-barred level design free-for-all, in which you make the best level you can with all the tools the engine has at its disposal. Because as we all know: Chocolate is the opposite of vanilla.
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
Similar to MAGLX3, anyone has a chance to join the judge roster through a public vote process. To apply, download the Audition Stage Set (6 levels) below and judge them in accordance with the judging rubric, using the most recent SMBX2 version. Then, send me a PM with your application. The reviews will be anonymously voted on shortly after the deadline on June 21st.
THE SCORING RUBRIC
In the spoiler below is a detailed explanation of our scoring rubric for this contest. Should you have any questions, please ask them in this thread.
The contest will undergo the following schedule:
May 23 - June 1st: Announcement phase. People can bookmark this and return at a later date, or leave a note specifying which later phase they wish to get pinged for.
June 1st - June 21st: Judge auditions. On June 1st, this thread will update with details for a public judge audition.
June 21st - June 25th: Judge auditions VOTING.
June 25th - July 2nd: Calm before the storm: We will internally finalize our judge roster in preparation for the submissions phase.
July 2nd - August 15th: Submissions phase: On July 2nd, the contest rules and submission guidelines will be published, giving everyone 6 weeks to create, test, and send in their submission.
August 15th - ???: Judging phase: The length of this phase depends on the volume of submissions, so it might take a while.
End of judging phase: The results and an episode featuring all levels will be released simultaneously.