Sonic Hacking Contest 2014 Results

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  1. Spanner

    Spanner The Tool Member

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    Here are the results from this year's Hacking Contest.

    Judged Trophies

    Hidden Palace Trophy - 1st Place

    Sonic: South Island Warped - GHZ Demo by Shockwave

    Wood Zone Trophy - 2nd Place

    Metal Sonic Hyperdrive by LoneDevil

    Dust Hill Trophy - 3rd Place

    Sonic 1 Color Contrast by TheInvisibleSun

    Green Hill Trophy - Level that plays most like a Sonic Hack

    Sonic: South Island Warped - GHZ Demo by Shockwave

    Windy Valley Trophy - Hack with the best level art

    Metal Sonic Hyperdrive by LoneDevil

    D.A Garden Trophy - Hack with the best music

    Sonic Tetris by Crash

    Lava Reef Trophy - Best level layouts in a hack

    Metal Sonic Hyperdrive by LoneDevil

    Genocide City Trophy - Most difficult Sonic hack

    Sonic UMZ by TheInvisibleSun

    Generations Trophy - Best Sonic Generations (or 3D) Entry

    Mystic Cave Classic - Sonic Generations Mod (Release 1)

    11000101 Trophy - Best technical / proof of contest hack submitted

    Sonic 1 FM by Team Valley Bell

    Fang Trophy - Best new enemy submitted in a hack

    Sonic the Very Useful Engine by VAdaPEGA

    Eggman Trophy - Best new boss or mini boss submitted in a hack

    Sonic: South Island Warped - GHZ Demo by Shockwave

    Spin Dash Trophy - Best new ability in a hack submitted

    Sonic and Tails: Double Trouble by FFuser

    Carnival Night Trophy - Most innovative game play in a hack submitted

    Sonic 1 Color Contrast by TheInvisibleSun

    Emerald Trophy - Best special stage in a hack submitted

    Sonic Tetris by Crash

    Robotnik's Revenge Trophy - Best new concept in a hack using existing concepts as a backbone for a hack

    Big's Fishing Derby by flamewing

    Casinopolis Trophy - Most entertaining / fun hack submitted

    Sonic the Very Useful Engine by VAdaPEGA

    Polygon Jim Trophy - Most unique hack submitted

    Big's Fishing Derby by flamewing

    Tails Trophy - Most improved hack from last year's contest

    Sonic 1 Color Contrast by TheInvisibleSun

    Froggy Trophy - Best implementation of Big the Cat in a hack submitted.

    Big's Fishing Derby by Flamewing

    Newtrogic High Trophy - Best entry as voted by the Media Panel

    NOT YET DECIDED

    Community Trophies

    Hidden Palace Community Trophy

    Metal Sonic Hyperdrive by LoneDevil

    Windy Valley Community Trophy

    Mystic Cave Classic - Sonic Generations Mod (Release 1) by JansenM

    D.A. Garden Community Trophy

    Sonic Tetris by Crash

    Lava Reef Community Trophy

    Metal Sonic Hyperdrive by LoneDevil

    11000101 Community Trophy

    Sonic Tetris by Crash

    Polygon Jim Community Trophy

    Big's Fishing Derby by Flamewing

    Big Community Trophy

    sonic hard mode by sonic hacker

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    Once again the Hacking Contest has got bigger and better thanks to the Contest Week's interactive participation not to mention the streaming and video reviews done by people such as SomecallmeJohnny, MegaGWolf, Bartman3010, Donnie, Geek Critique, Cobanermani456 and TailsChannel along with anyone else that I forgot to mention. However, it's also thanks to the people who have taken part by submitting to the contest, playing the entries, voting themselves and watching what's been going on that the Hacking Contest is a good ongoing success that gets better by the year.

    Hopefully the next contest will be announced in the upcoming months, with some changes being made having seen what worked, what didn't work and how things could be improved this week - all those involved in running the contest will be discussing what is needed for the 2015 Hacking Contest.
     
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  2. ThomasThePencil

    ThomasThePencil resident psycho Member

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    Well, my hack won nothing, as I predicted, though y'all can expect me to come back with a badass thing next year >:3

    Congrats to everyone who won something, though, and to those who didn't, there's always next year, right? =)
     
  3. Pacca

    Pacca Having an online identity crisis since 2019 Member

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    I'm so gonna get the tails trophy next year :D
     
  4. D.A. Garden

    D.A. Garden Temporary Secretary: Sir Paul McCartney Staff

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    A big congratulations to the winners of this year's contest. I found this year incredibly tough to judge but I'm personally happy with the results. My commiserations to those of you who didn't win but remember, there's always next year and I have no doubt that in the next 12 months, some amazing things will be created within this community. I look forward to it.
     
  5. SteelTitanium

    SteelTitanium Newcomer Member

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    Congratulations to the winners of this year's contest, I can't wait to see what everyone has planned for next year's contest.
     
  6. TheStoneBanana

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    Congratulations to everybody!

    This year's hacking contest was definitely one to remember, with some very cool and crazy entries.

    Really looking forward to next year already, and HOPEFULLY (and I emphasize hopefully) I'll be able to participate next year. :p
     
  7. DwhitetheGamer

    DwhitetheGamer You got a serious fight in your hands. Member

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    This year's contest was a hell of a lot of fun!  I predict that next year's contest will be bigger than this year.  But, we'll just have to see.
     
  8. Crimson Neo

    Crimson Neo I changed a lot. Member

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    Well, I did not win any trophy ... heh. But that's okay  is just my first time I participate in contest, I will not discouraged, there will be more chances for me. Congratulations to the winners of trophies.
     
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  9. Lone Devil

    Lone Devil Internet Veteran Member

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    That was one hell of a fun week. its been a honer getting the Hidden Palace Community Trophy and Wood Zone Trophy.
     
  10. Filio

    Filio Newcomer Trialist

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    I hope to submit something next year, but for now, congratulations to our winners!


    I have my eyes on the Green Hill and Dust Hill trophies, personally.


    ... Actually, I'll just avoid the Big Trophy.
     
  11. Viva La Luna

    Viva La Luna A.K.A. crypt0nymous Member

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    I had fun with all of these hacks in this contest, but it was so damn fast! (or the time has passed quickly) Anyway, I want to congratulate all of the both winners and the persons did not win, All of you guys did a nice job!

    I'm temporarily out now, getting ready to settle into another year's contest.

    Wait for me SHC2059, I'm coming for you!
     
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  12. OrdosAlpha

    OrdosAlpha RIGHT! Naebody move! Root Admin

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    Woo hoo!

    I won fuck all!!!!

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    Wait. I didn't submit anything.

    Woo hoo! I won fuck all!!!!
     
  13. Donnie Paradox

    Donnie Paradox SSF1991 Member

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    Congratulations to all the winners and a shout out to everyone who contributed to the contest. Whether you were a judge, media panelist, staff member, or you sent an entry in it was great effort all around and I think this year's contest was quite successful. One thing is for sure: I am all for returning next year to stream for you guys. I hope you all like the content I provided. =)

    If you missed anything I did this past week there's a nice and handy little playlist containing all the Sonic Hacking Contest related videos I uploaded to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSvLd3lfYhvYyVdOafPC5_TTMa52R_BbT

    Other than that I'm not sure what'll happen. I'm all for being a judge but only if asked. It's up to the SHC staff. Either way, like I said, I'm all for being on the media panel again for next year.

    Thanks for having me take part in this. =)

    ~ SSF1991 (Donnie)
     
  14. Shockwave

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    Wow, wasn't expecting to actually get 1st place, wish I could have been around for a live reaction during the stream, but I had to fucking work today. =P

    Regardless, I'm happy you all enjoyed my hack, looking forward to making it better! And good job by everyone else as well, there were some pretty cool entries this year!
     
  15. Crimson Neo

    Crimson Neo I changed a lot. Member

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    Surely you're deserved this trophy, Shockwave. Keep up the good work!
     
  16. SuperEgg

    SuperEgg I'm a guy that knows that you know that I know Member

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    Ok, these results are cool and all, but where the fuck is my GHZ on fire? I swear. Even with the extended time, not one of you fuckers could give us, the contest crew, some satisfaction with watching that green landscape set on fire and burn like it was Yellowstone National Park on a hot June day. =P

    Jokes aside, good job everybody. Congratulations to all the winners, and even to those who didn't win. Special mention to Darkon and Shockwave for just basically winning the contest and splitting the winnings amongst yourselves.

    For those who did win, keep up the good work. I expect to see some even better stuff next year.

    For those who didn't win anything,...

    fuck off.

    Nah, just playing. Though I expect to see some of your hacks next year, but hopefully with improvements. Or, maybe the same folks, but less Sonic 1? That's all I'm askin ;) 

     As a side note, I will be personally posting the winners of the Mini-Contests and the finalized Mini-Contest hack sometime within the next 48 hours.
     
  17. MainMemory

    MainMemory Well-Known Member Member

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    Maybe next year I'll be able to have another four entries that aren't Sonic 1.
     
  18. Pacca

    Pacca Having an online identity crisis since 2019 Member

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    I know I'm going to have a sonic 2 entry next year (but expect to see robotnik returns as well).
     
  19. TheInvisibleSun

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    Nope, still gonna submit a Sonic 1 hack.  :biggrin:

    In all seriousness though, I honestly didn't expect to win so many trophies, let alone third place! Thanks everyone for a great week. I definitely enjoyed the contest this year (despite my crappy internet connection), and had a lot of fun with many of the entries. Looking forward to next year!
     
  20. DanielHall

    DanielHall Well-Known Member Member

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    At the risk of sounding like an arse, any chance of a description in the OP as to why it was given said trophy?
     
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