SMBX Chocolate Contest 2021 - JUDGE AUDITIONS

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SMBX Chocolate Contest 2021 - JUDGE AUDITIONS

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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.

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JUDGE AUDITIONS
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.
30 points for Pacing
In this category, the overall structure of the level should be evaluated.
Questions you might ask yourself in this category include:
- Does the level properly prepare you for the things it asks you to do?
- Is the ending satisfying?
- Are there any boring filler-spots that make the level drag on?
- Are there individual screens and sections in the level that work extremely well/badly?
- Is the checkpointing well done?

25 points for Fun
In this category, the degree to which you enjoyed the level should be evaluated. This is a wildcard category, and will reflect the way in which people's experiences may differ in a level. It may vastly differ from the other categories scores, if for example you don't vibe well with an otherwise good level.
Questions you might ask yourself in this category include:
- Would I want to play this level again?
- Have I had a good time with this level?
- Is the level just not my cup of tea?

20 points for Presentation
In this category, the level's flavour, flourishes, visuals and sound design will be evaluated.
Questions you might ask yourself in this category include:
- Were there any elements that felt "off" about the presentation?
- Did the level go for a certain emotional response, and did it achieve it?
- Do the level's audiovisual elements contribute to the experience in a positive manner?
- Does the level have well-done flourishes?

15 points for Concept
In this category, the level's general idea will be evaluated.
Questions you might ask yourself in this category include:
- Was the level going for something ambitious or something fairly standard?
- Would I like to see more levels going for this kinda thing?
- How elaborate were the ideas put forth by the level?

10 points for Functionality
In this category, the level's structural integrity with regards to crashes, errors and lag will be evaluated. The functionality score should be 0 when a level is unplayable due to technical circumstances, and 10 if no technical issues were experienced.
Questions you might ask yourself in this category include:
- Did I experience lag?
- Were there any lua errors? (Warnings do not count)

The maximum attainable score is 100 points (30/25/20/15/10 per category).
DOWNLOAD THE AUDITION STAGES

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TIMELINE
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.

STAY TUNED.
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My desire to join is directly proportional to how documented the new text blox dialogue system is
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Zipper wrote: 2 weeks ago My desire to join is directly proportional to how documented the new text blox dialogue system is
https://docs.codehaus.moe/#/modules/textplus this is how well
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Enjl wrote: 2 weeks ago
https://docs.codehaus.moe/#/modules/textplus this is how well
yoooo let's go
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Could I modify and use other ones' scripts in MAGLX3?
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NeutronCat wrote: 2 weeks ago Could I modify and use other ones' scripts in MAGLX3?
Sure! As long as you give credit to the author of the script, I don't think there'd be any author objecting to that idea, too. Could always ask for their permission if you wanna be extra safe.
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Just a thought, but you should probably put SMBX in the title of the thread to avoid confusion with any potential SMWC Chocolate Level Design Contest
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SAJewers wrote: 2 weeks ago Just a thought, but you should probably put SMBX in the title of the thread to avoid confusion with any potential SMWC Chocolate Level Design Contest
Excellent point! Thanks for the heads-up.
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This is great news!
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JUDGE AUDITIONS
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.
30 points for Pacing
In this category, the overall structure of the level should be evaluated.
Questions you might ask yourself in this category include:
- Does the level properly prepare you for the things it asks you to do?
- Is the ending satisfying?
- Are there any boring filler-spots that make the level drag on?
- Are there individual screens and sections in the level that work extremely well/badly?
- Is the checkpointing well done?

25 points for Fun
In this category, the degree to which you enjoyed the level should be evaluated. This is a wildcard category, and will reflect the way in which people's experiences may differ in a level. It may vastly differ from the other categories scores, if for example you don't vibe well with an otherwise good level.
Questions you might ask yourself in this category include:
- Would I want to play this level again?
- Have I had a good time with this level?
- Is the level just not my cup of tea?

20 points for Presentation
In this category, the level's flavour, flourishes, visuals and sound design will be evaluated.
Questions you might ask yourself in this category include:
- Were there any elements that felt "off" about the presentation?
- Did the level go for a certain emotional response, and did it achieve it?
- Do the level's audiovisual elements contribute to the experience in a positive manner?
- Does the level have well-done flourishes?

15 points for Concept
In this category, the level's general idea will be evaluated.
Questions you might ask yourself in this category include:
- Was the level going for something ambitious or something fairly standard?
- Would I like to see more levels going for this kinda thing?
- How elaborate were the ideas put forth by the level?

10 points for Functionality
In this category, the level's structural integrity with regards to crashes, errors and lag will be evaluated. The functionality score should be 0 when a level is unplayable due to technical circumstances, and 10 if no technical issues were experienced.
Questions you might ask yourself in this category include:
- Did I experience lag?
- Were there any lua errors? (Warnings do not count)

The maximum attainable score is 100 points (30/25/20/15/10 per category).
DOWNLOAD THE AUDITION STAGES
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Ooh, this should be fun! I've been meaning to contribute to more projects aside from A2XT, so I'd like to apply for a judge position! I've been working on the level reviews and should hopefully have them done and sent to you pretty soon, Enjl!
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Two more weeks to get your judge application in! If you missed this thread before, make sure to check out the first post for more details.
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