Sonic Hacking Contest 2018

Discussion in 'Discussion & Q&A' started by Spanner, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. Spanner

    Spanner The Tool Administrator

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    There's still plenty of 8 and 16-bit games to play. Subject to the quality control, around 20 of them...the other 24 are 3D. Those who think there's nothing they can play this year, that's completely wrong. Plus let's not forget that the Expo is still open and there will no doubt be more submissions being entered that people can play no problem.

    As for not having the games, most of them can be bought from Steam, always worth checking when there's a sale on, add them to your wish list if you haven't so you can get emailed when they're on sale.
     
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    Having more PC mods does not mean they're going to be covered better, that still remains to be seen. And in general, very few people mod console versions of 3D games, so emulator availability isn't really an issue most of the time.
     
  3. Clownacy

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    Just a reminder that there are under 24 hours left to submit your final updates before the deadline.
     
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  4. Spanner

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    Less than three hours left. Updating your contest entry is not guaranteed after 12am GMT / 7pm EST.

    Judging commences after this deadline. What's in the Contest? Find out tomorrow with the list of entries.
     
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    The window for contest entry updates is now closed. Expo entrants still have until the end of the 11th to refine their entries.
     
  6. Spanner

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    If you never saw the early preview posted on the SHC Twitter, here is the list of entries for the Hacking Contest. Plenty of 3D entries this year but there's still many 2D submissions as well so there's something for everyone to play.

    Please note that I mostly followed the username on the site page, unfortunately teams were not implemented in time this year due to a bug in the software which stalled things. Hopefully things get sorted next time.

    1. 2P Shadow the Hedgehog by dreamsyntax
    2. Among the Others by Unlimited Trees
    3. Aquarium Park by Skyth_
    4. Camelot Castle Generatiosn by Melpontro
    5. Classic Sonic Improvement Mod by Showin
    6. Cthulu's Island by PineappleArse
    7. Dreamcast Chao Gardens by Exant64
    8. Drop Dash in Sonic 2 by MainMemory
    9. Drop Dash in Sonic 3 & Knuckles by MainMemory
    10. Emerald Coast in SA2 by MainMemory
    11. Hellfire Saga by Narcologer
    12. Hidden Palace Adventure by SuperEgg
    13. Knuckles in Sonic 3 PC by MainMemory
    14. Lost Valley Overclocked by Infinite_Force
    15. Megaman X in Sonic 2 by Pacca
    16. Mortar Canyon Remastered 2 by Infinite_Force
    17. Network Terminal Overclocked by Infinite_Force
    18. Prototype Windy Valley by ItsEasyActually
    19. Radical Highway for Sonic Heroes by Shadowth117
    20. SADX - Sonic, Shadow and Metal Sonic mod, Gameplay Overhaul by Benji23245
    21. Sonic 1 Almost Remastered by BonesBurger
    22. Sonic 2 CD Remix by Pacca
    23. Sonic 3 & Knuckles Battle Race by Natsumi & MarkeyJester
    24. Sonic Cronos (demo) by Timaeus
    25. Sonic Eclipse Demo by Mr_Cat
    26. Sonic Forces - Glyphic Canyon by Knuxfan24
    27. Sonic Forces - Lava Shelter by Knuxfan24
    28. Sonic Heroes 2P Co-Op by DonutStopGaming
    29. Sonic Limbo by lordxernom
    30. Sonic Mania: The Misfits Pack SHC2018 by jubbalub
    31. Sonic the Hackable by CHRdutch
    32. Sonic The Hedgehog - Neo Quest by MrHooman
    33. Sonic the Hedgehog Frenzy (Demo) by Yoshister
    34. STH2006 Project Demo 4 by brianuuu
    35. Sweet Mountain Act 2 by JoeyLaw
    36. Team Dark - SA2 Edition by Shadowth117
    37. Tropical Resort ReBoosted by SKmaric
    38. Weapons Bed...for Sonic Forces by DeaTHProj

    If your entry is not on this list then it was moved to the Expo, those that were have been emailed earlier in the week as to why. Remember that we do quality check Expo entries too however we can be a little more lenient however anything that is outright awful will not be shown, this is not a free for all. Furthermore, if you are submitting entries that consist of using a disassembly with features you can enable with the flick of a switch (cough, ReadySonic) followed by piling in tons of guides made by other people with minimum effort from yourself, then it is not being judged. We got two of these this year and needless to say they are no longer in the Contest, a few more from the 3D side also were moved. Last year people commented that the quality control should have made certain Contest entries into Expo ones instead, and we have done exactly that this year. We may not be perfect, so if we get something wrong again in relation to the quality checks do let us know, we can refine it further for next year.

    All of these entries and much more will be playable from Monday 26th November. Remember that we are still taking Expo entries so it's not too late to get involved. Also remember to get your clips submitted for the trailer - the details of which are in this thread. Judging of the above entries starts now and will last up to the end of the Contest Week. As per last time, feedback will be given. There's still plenty more announcements to come...
     
  7. Spanner

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    Okay, just letting everyone know that we are at the 24 hours to go period before the Expo deadline stage. No more submissions at all will be taken after this deadline at 12am GMT / 7pm EST has expired. Furthermore, there is no update period for Expo entries, so what you submit is what will be made public. The list will be up once the deadline has expired, and the trailer should be up in the next few days. Can I also remind people if they have not yet submitted trailer clips to do so as well, any clips submitted after the deadline are not guaranteed to make the trailer.

    Just about two weeks to go until the Contest Week, where everything will be available to download. Some entries may be shown off by the submitter before then as there's nothing stopping anyone from releasing before the Contest Week but for everything else, you'll need to wait until Monday 26th November for the big release.
     
  8. Clownacy

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    Three hours left to go until the expo deadline. The window closes at 12PM GMT / 7PM EST.
     
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    Seems like we're having a healthy mix of game coverage this year. I'm getting excited, only 12 days away as of typing this comment.
     
  10. Spanner

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    Sorry for the delay with the Expo list coming out, usually we have things posted a day or two after a deadline but Cinossu has been really busy with work to the point where it has been impossible to sit down and make a few adjustments himself as the site admin before the list can come out, otherwise there could be entries listed that have been marked for deletion by the submitter and that's the last thing we want to do. Only he knows what ones are in and are not, obviously that will get adjusted for next year. Working for money is far more important than a contest for free, so it's something we just have to accept.

    Hopefully we will have things sorted by the weekend, I know a lot of people want to know what the Expo has on offer this year, but we will get there soon.

    Everything will be good to go on the 26th, and I have been told that the trailer is nearly done so we'll have that posted soon too. Please wait and we will get there eventually!
     
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