Sonic Hacking Contest 2020

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  1. Spanner

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    Okay, the good news is that the Twitter issue has been fixed, so hopefully this stays put for the duration of the contest.

    The bad news is that we are approaching the one week mark before the first Contest deadline, so if you are still planning on entering for judging, read the following:

    If you want to enter to the Contest, you MUST make an entry on the website, and ensure you have a playable build by the end of Sunday 20th September.

    Again, you have one week to refine your entry and fix any issues you find, and this has to be submitted by the end of Sunday 27th September.

    Please use this time well, as we will not accept any updates following this deadline. Test your entry thoroughly and fix any game breaking bugs before the deadlines, as Judges are NOT your beta testers.

    Obviously those not entering the Contest (or those whose entries get rejected for said Contest for not meeting the criteria) will have until the end of Sunday 4th October to submit to the Expo.

    I would like to remind everyone to follow the Quality Control Criteria and Submission Guidelines for entering to either section, this is not a free for all, and Judges ARE going through entries carefully to access their suitability.

    We have had a fair amount of entries so far but unfortunately there have been some submitted who did not read the rules and will end up being rejected. The SHC is all about QUALITY nowadays, not QUANTITY.
     
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    This is a reminder that you have until the END of THIS SUNDAY (20th September) to submit to this year's Contest.

    We have announced this since March, and the website has been open for submissions since August.

    If you have anything good, that can meet the Quality Control Criteria, you can still submit.

    By the way the upload limit has been increased, so if you have a huge upload for your contest entry (think 1GB+) you can now do it.

    Remember, you do get an updates period which lasts until the end of Sunday 27th September.

    Just ensure you have a fully playable build by the end of this Sunday, to progress to the next stage.

    If you can't meet the Contest deadline, the Expo will still be available for your entries.
     
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    Just so you know, next Sunday is the 27th, not the 26th. You got this one right, the 20th, but 20+7=27 :U
     
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    So we had some server issues over the last night and this morning, and due to it being the Contest deadline we're extending it for 24 hours.

    The end of Monday 21st September is the new deadline. (For those looking for an accurate time, due to time zones and such that'll most likely be something like 6-7am BST on Tuesday 22nd, ie. when I wake up.)
     
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  5. Spanner

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    This is your reminder, TODAY is your LAST DAY to SUBMIT to the CONTEST.

    Please ensure you have a playable entry available to download, judges will be checking the entries for quality control purposes.

    The Updates Deadline has been revised to the end of Monday 28th September.
     
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    This is a reminder that you have until the end of Monday 28th September to update your existing Contest entry. No updates can be made after this date.

    The Expo remains open until the end of Monday 5th October, and all trailer clips need to be submitted by this date as well.

    Quality Control checking is ongoing, if we have to move your entry to the Expo, or reject it altogether, expect an email coming your way.
     
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    AURORA☆FIELDS the cute one here Member

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    This is your friendly reminder to get your updates done for the Expo! The final deadline for Expo entries is end of Monday 5th October!

    If you've submitted to the Contest, double check your email in case we've tried to contact you. It seems like some people have not been responding to their emails.

    Any Contest entries are set in stone and can no longer be edited. Thank you for all participants and anyone else just following the contest, we hope you all have a fun one~
     
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    We are nearing the final deadline of the end of Monday 5th October for Expo entries to be finalised. There is no updates period for the Expo.

    Also, if you are entering, please remember to submit your trailer clips, as the extension for that is also the same date as the Expo deadline.

    Again, if your entry does not meet the criteria, we will let you know. This year's Contest Week is now only a few weeks away.
     
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    Sorry for double post. Just a reminder you only have a few hours left to finalise your Expo entries.

    Remember, you MUST have your entry marked as Complete in order to proceed.

    Once we have gone through ALL the entries and checked them for quality control purposes, we will release a list of Contest and Expo entries.
     
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    redhotsonic Also known as RHS Retired Staff

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    Eager to find out what entries are available to play in this year’s SHC2020? Let me ease your mind! The official Sonic Hacking Contest 2020 Trailer is now here!



    https://youtu.be/2HCTgX8xjlU
     
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    Now that the Trailer is out, we can also say that the Quality Control has been completed for Contest and Expo entries.

    Any Contest entries that have been determined to be more appropriate for the Expo, and those that have been rejected altogether, have been emailed as to the reasons why.

    All of these will be able to be played from Monday 26th October to Sunday 1st November, with the Contest Entries being eligible for Community Trophy voting too.

    Stay tuned for this year's stream schedule too.

    Contest Entries:

    1. AMY MANIA 2020 by Troopsushi & CodenameGamma
    2. Bob-omb Battlefield in SADX by Rarefoil
    3. Bunnie Rabbot in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 by E-122-Psi
    4. Cream and Cheese in Sonic the Hedgehog by E-122-Psi
    5. Dash Adventure 2 by AeroIncarnated
    6. Dead Line - Sonic Lost World by AnotherBlob
    7. DOOM in Sonic Mania by TheStoneBanana
    8. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine: DX Edition (Ver. 3.0) by RadioTails
    9. Gex The Gecko in Sonic 1 by JoenickROS
    10. Knuckles' Emerald Hunt Mania by BlueStreakMods
    11. Labyrinth Zone EX by TheInvisibleSun
    12. Mighty & Ray in Sonic 2 by campbellsonic
    13. Motobug in Sonic Mania by PaisanoJay
    14. Nozomi Mania by YumeGipsu
    15. Pantufa the cat : Extended Edition by VAdaPEGA
    16. Return of Shadow by JoenickROS
    17. Sonic '06 - Greenflower Zone by Knuxfan24
    18. Sonic 06 Legacy of Solaris by JotaroPowered
    19. Sonic 1 - Point & Click Edition by Nat The Porcupine
    20. Sonic 1 Delta by MrLordSith
    21. Sonic 2 Chaos Adventure Demo by Jdpense
    22. Sonic 2 Tailsplosion by GTKoopa
    23. Sonic 2: Return to Westside Island by D.A. Garden
    24. Sonic Black & White by TheInvisibleSun
    25. SONIC DELTA 40Mb (Sonic Delta Next) by Neto
    26. Sonic Forces Re-imagined Demo by brandonj
    27. Sonic Forces Tag Team Revamped by SuperSonicThomas
    28. Sonic Halloween by CamManS5
    29. Sonic Heroes: Extended Multiplayer Edition by DonutStopGaming
    30. Sonic Mania: Boss Rush+ by Apollyon
    31. Sonic Megamix Mania - 2020 DEMO by MegamixManiaTeam
    32. Sonic Remixed Adventure by Dreamcast Team
    33. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Anniversary Edition by SophieDude
    34. Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Mania by AChickMcNuggie
    35. Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Pink Edition by E-122-Psi
    36. Sonic the Hedgehog Frenzy by Yoshister
    37. Sonic the Hedgehog: ReOne by DeltaWooloo
    38. Sonic Visual Maze (Revised) by Joshwoakes
    39. SONICU THE CUBEHOG by C.A.L.D.M_2001
    40. Unnamed Mania Mod by Cyber1204
    41. Unoriginal Flappy Bird Clone by LJSTAR

    Expo Entries:

    1. AMPS IN SONIC 3 & KNUCKLES by AURORA☆FIELDS
    2. Chat VS Sonic Mania V2 by CodenameGamma
    3. Classic Sonic Improvement Mod - THE CHAOS UPDATE!!! by Showin
    4. Cursed Hedgehogs pack by PkN0PE
    5. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine: Redhotsonic Edition by RadioTails
    6. Green Forest (Team Battle) by Shadow Side
    7. Mighty Redone by CrappyBlue
    8. SA2 Vs Chat by MainMemory
    9. SHC2020 The Real Sonic 2 by lavagaming1
    10. Sonic & Knuckles Master Edition Demo by Xebninmaj
    11. Sonic 1 published by EA by VAdaPEGA
    12. Sonic 1 Tag Team Adventure by Jdpense
    13. Sonic 1: Character Pak by LuigiXHero
    14. Sonic 2 but with Chaotix Physics by Jdpense
    15. Sonic Acceleration by Staffer
    16. Sonic Adventure DX: Hebrew Translation Project by TeamKipod
    17. Sonic Forces - Tropical Jungle by Knuxfan24
    18. Sonic Generations: LATAM Spanish Conversion by senorDane
    19. Sonic Mania J2ME by Iso Kilo
    20. Sonic R Improvement Mod by Showin
    21. Sonic R Mania (Sonic R Texture / Sound Mod) by Rlan
    22. Sonic the Hackable - 23-07-2017 built by CHRdutch
    23. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Encore Mode by SonicFan300
    24. Sonic the Hedgehog 2+ by Alex Field
    25. Sonic The Hedgehog: RANDOMIZER by cyberkevin
    26. Sonic: Painful World Spikes Kazio by Vadim_Super
    27. sonics epic quest by Sonic_the_dutch_hedgehog
    28. UMGZ by TheInvisibleSun
    29. Zack Fair Sonic by PkN0PE
     
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    I know SHC started yesterday, but I still consider a present for today!

    Having a lot of fun with those hacks. Haven't played a ROM hack in a while, honestly.
     
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    We hope people have been having a good Contest Week so far. It is good to see that so far, people have been able to download the entries this year without any site troubles.

    There's still plenty of time to download the entries, watch the streams and take part in the Community Trophies, but we are also looking for feedback to see what we can improve for next year's Contest.

    Please click on https://forms.gle/2q4pSGecydNPh3R26 to fill out the form.

    Do note that we will keep the form available for a week or two after the Contest Week, but please fill in as much as you can when you are in a position to fill it in.

    In addition to the standard questions we have, we also have a few new questions we are interested in seeing people answer them, to provide their opinion on a few things.

    We will take all feedback into consideration as part of next year's Contest and Expo.

    Also note one question we are looking to see when people would be wanting the Contest Week to be, so we can find a suitable date that won't conflict with particular events or time zone clock changes, as seen this year, which affected some streams.
     
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    Unfortunately, once again, Twitter is having issues with the sonichacking.org domain which we had fixed recently but has now been flagged once more!

    As Twitter is having issues once again (and especially during the Contest Week) we have quickly moved to doing something we were looking at doing next year.

    Provided that the DNS has refreshed where you are, you can now access the site using shc.zone - if you are linking to any entries on Twitter please use that domain!

    Both domains will work and we intend on retaining sonichacking.org to avoid people coming across old links to a broken domain or something else entirely.

    We are half-way through the Contest Week, please continue to play the entries, vote for the Community Trophies, and give us your feedback!

    We have added a question in the Feedback form pertaining to the Media Panel streams, so if people have any further views on what they've seen this week, please add it to this form.
     
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    We are closing community trophy voting at 6:30pm GMT / 1:30pm EST. This means you just have less than two hours to get your votes in if you haven't already!
     
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    The results show is delayed by 1 hour! The result show will be streamed on both MegaGWolf and Tails' Channel! The streams are starting at 9pm GMT / 4pm EST / 1pm PST! See you there~
     
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