Discussion in 'Discussion & Q&A' started by Ayla, Dec 16, 2016.
I'm not entering this year, but good luck to those who are.
Copypaste from the website:
Just a reminder that we close submissions to the Hack Expo at the end of Sunday 12th November at Midnight EST. Get your submissions and updates in by this deadline.
Make sure that you have everything uploaded and make sure that your entry passes the Quality Control Criteria, as those that don't will be removed altogether. A list of all entries will be put up on Monday provided there aren't any delays with the quality checks, but failing that it will be out during the week.
You will be able to download all Contest and Expo submissions at the Contest Week of Monday 20th to Sunday 26th November. Sign up for an account to be able to vote for the Community Trophies, applicable to Contest entries only.
Well, I honestly cannot wait to see the Expo list aswell. I'm excited to see what hacks entered this year - and if my hack actually passed the quality control criteria. (Hey, first time writing this word correctly. xD)
But seriously, I'm excited. I have a pretty good feeling for this year's Hacking Contest.
Just want to remind you all that the deadline for the Hack Expo is tonight at Midnight EST, so make sure to get your submissions and updates in before then. Your submission must have a playable build with media to be in the Hack Expo.
Here is the lineup for the Hack Expo. Obviously bear in mind that these entries are not judged and therefore there may be the occasional entry that may not interest you that much or be of a lower quality than the usual standard. Only one entry was thrown out, the rest are good for show. And yes, you may notice a certain entry in this. The fact that we were able to get that in is quite remarkable for the Hack Expo, you should enjoy all the entries on show this year.
Sonic the Hedgehog Bania: Gold! Edition ~ Promotional Demo by Royameadow
SADX Physics Swap Mod by MainMemory
SA2 Physics Swap Mod by MainMemory
Mario Mania by metalkingboo
Sonic.EXE Mania by haloarbiter117
Spider-Hog Mania by PotterAndMatrixFan
S3K/SKC Random Special Stages by MainMemory
S3K Mania Special Stages by MainMemory
SADX SMPS Mod by MainMemory
Mania SMPS Mod by MainMemory
Mania Random Bonus Mod by MainMemory
Sonic 2 Fine2uned by Clownacy
Sonic: The Return of Shadow by JoenickROS
Sonic 1: Terra Night by SonicBurst
Sonic's Fun and Easy Adventure by Novedicus
Sticks by Slashy
Sonic Limbo by lordxernom
Aurora Garden (Sonic Mania) by AeroArtwork
Sonic 3D Blast Director's Cut (BETA) by gamehut
Super Sonic & Hyper Sonic in Sonic 1 by Clownacy
Sonic Lost World - Snowball Joyride by Dario
Sonic Generations - Classic Green Hill Zone Forces WIP by TwilightZoney
World 1-1 in Sonic Mania by AeroArtwork
You will be able to play ALL of these entries from Monday 20th November on the website, but remember that these will NOT be eligible for Community Trophies or standard judging.
You mean "Sonic's Fun and Easy Adventure"?
I know, I'm quite surprised about that one too.
You dick. :V
Obviously, he meant Sonic.EXE Mania!
Hot damn that's a lot of Mania mods.
I can't get over how cool it is that the founder of Traveller's Tales is putting a remastered version of one of his games in our Expo. It really shows how influential this community is, despite it being pretty small (or maybe it isn't. I don't have much to compare it to).
Anyway, I can't wait to see these hacks in action.
It is as I thought. The games of this year would impact the fan games/hacks/mods in massive and multiple ways, just like with Sonic Generations. And, it is only the beginning. *evil laughter*
I'm in love with this Contest and this Expo, but wow, that's a lot of Mania's mods, and 3D Sonic's mods, I can't will play them, I don't even know how this function. :/
Well, that's not all, and that's just the Expo after all, and there' still MegaGenesis Roms Hack, hehe !
That year is good for the Rom Hacking universe.
Looks like 40-50% of entries at minimum in next year's contest will be Mania mods. Mania modding is just starting to take off, but it is seeming to me that ... ah, nevermind.
Check the Twitter account for a whole bunch of screenshots posted over a few days to see what you'll get to play in a few hours.
Oh and here's Monday's stream schedule. The site will be open in a few hours time.
The Contest Week has started, you can now download all the entries from the Hacking Contest and Hack Expo, and be able to vote on the Community Trophies too.
At the time of publishing, the comments section isn't up yet but it will be soon.
All you need to vote is sign up for an account - you do not need to be verified to do this.
Here are the streams happening on Monday:
7pm GMT / 2pm EST / 11am PST: redhotsonic
9pm GMT / 4pm EST / 1pm PST: MegaGWolf
12am GMT / 7pm EST / 4pm PST: SomecallmeJohnny
5:30am GMT / 12:30am EST / 9:30pm PST (wrongly said as 7:30pm PST in the above image, whoops): The Geek Critique
If you run into any issues, join the Discord server and report them in the #site_issues channel. You can join Discord by clicking on the Discord logo at the bottom of the website.
Also for Wednesday and Thursday.
Just passing by to say I'm enjoying the contest, and that overall this year's hacks are much better compared to last year. This means the quality control measures are effectively working and it's encouraging people to push out more polished projects.
Congratulations to all involved, and I hope this standard is maintained for future contests.
Just to remind people about Community Trophy voting, because there's always a few people who do this with certain trophies.
The Crystal Egg Trophy is for the best 8-bit submission and Sonic Chaos Quest Ultimate, which a few votes exist for that trophy, is a 16-bit entry.
You can change your vote if you made that mistake.
Also, unless things suddenly change, the Tuesday stream schedule above is the same for Wednesday.
The hacks I've seen in the list look much better this year, I'm glad you guys worked everything out. As for me, I haven't been hacking or been in the community for quite awhile now. But I will be attempting an "un-official" stream of some of the hack later this evening of this post my time and tomorrow, (Wed-Thur 5PM Bst) incase anyone is interested. I'm looking forward to playing your hacks!. Link: https://www.Twitch.tv/GameBustersUK
The stream schedule was the same for Wednesday and Thursday but not for Friday.
Please take a look at the entries and you can provide feedback of the entries in this very thread!
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