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  • This site was never very friendly with strangers, I myself went through several embarrassing situations, like people more experienced humiliating you in any doubt ... Anyway, good luck to whoever tries, if the users of this community did not slaughter you on the first "Post" ...

  • This site was never very friendly with strangers, I myself went through several embarrassing situations, like people more experienced humiliating you in any doubt ... Anyway, good luck to whoever tries, if the users of this community did not slaughter you on the first "Post" ...

    Seems a pretty subjective experience. I am rather new and I have been greeted with friendly suggestions and aide when I needed it.

    GL to everyone.

  • Hey Venetia. Should it only be for games competition one could also make apps with it.

    I'm ... Not 100% sure what you mean ...

    If you're asking if you can create an application with it (non-game), it was never really considered. HBGames is a game-making site, so our focus on making games. We've had a few members make non-game apps before, but the contest is about game making.

    My apologies!

    Didn't know that app-building would be a big draw ... If enough people want it, we could do an event focused on app-building in the future.

    Hey Venetia, does the game need to be entirely finished? Or can it be one or two really polished levels to a longer game?

    It can be 1 or 2 really polished levels.

    I know that the time constraints, and the constraints of the Free version, will truncate the length of your game. And that's fine.

    We're looking for a beginning, a gameplay portion, and a reasonable form of a conclusion or completion. Doesn't matter if your game lasts 3 hours or 3 minutes ...

    We posted the judging rubric:

    hbgames.org/forums/viewtopic.php

    You'll see that we're looking for:

    • Stability
    • Fun
    • Innovation
    • Graphics (mostly that it doesn't look really crummy & slapdash)
    • Sound
    • Marketing

    You won't find "Length" in the list. A super-polished 3-level-game will trump a crummy/ugly/boring 1,000-level-game.

    (If you take the time to lengthen the game experience though, it may improve how we feel about it in comparison to other games!)

    So ... Hope that answered that :)

    [quote=]This site was never very friendly with strangers, I myself went through several embarrassing situations, like people more experienced humiliating you in any doubt ... Anyway, good luck to whoever tries, if the users of this community did not slaughter you on the first "Post" ...

    I apologize if you've ever had a negative experience.

    I should mention that, back in 2007-2008, the site went through a period of management by some rather unfriendly people (won't name names).

    The trolls left though, and we've been working really hard to clean up our image with others.

    HBG is incredibly laid-back now. The only way you'll get on our "bad side" would be to just act like a really negative member. Doing things like overreacting to constructive criticism ... Posting angry tirades, or trolling/harshing on other members ... Spamming or just generally being a nuisance.

    I've never been more fond or proud of our memberbase or staff than I am now ... If you experience trouble from anyone, or you feel you're being slighted in any manner, I beg you to please drop me a PM so I can rectify the situation.

    :)

  • Awesome, thanks for the response!Looking forward to entering.

  • Update! Want to be a Judge?

    We have about 10 days left on this contest.

    If any members here are interested in being a judge, let me know! I don't want anyone to think we will be playing "favorites" among popular HBG members (we won't! But in case you're worried about it, why not be a judge yourself?).

    The judging rubric is here:

    hbgames.org/forums/viewtopic.php

    REQUIREMENTS TO BE A JUDGE:

    To be a judge for the contest, you need to:

    1.) Be available to judge all entries between April 1-3.

    2.) Have time & patience to give a fair playtest to 10-15 games. You will need to play them either until their conclusive ends, or until a point that bugginess or unfair difficulty has forced you to stop.

    3.) Have a fairly decent eye for design, and a good grip on English -- Part of the judging rubric is in speculating on how well an entrant has beautified & honed their entry thread.

    4.) Have speakers or headphones -- Part of judging involves assessing sound!

    5.) Have a decent internet connection, Chrome (browser), and a PC that isn't from the stone ages (if the game SEEMS to lag just because of problems on your end, it could negatively affect your judging).

    6.) Become a registered member on HBGames, so you can share your results with the other judges, and assess whether or not entrants have been making attempts at advertising their game, in their signatures and elsewhere.

    7.) Be fair & balanced (and not in the FOX News way, but ACTUALLY fair & balanced)!

    8.) ... Not be personally entered into the contest. (Sorry, entrants!)

    If you feel like you meet those criteria and want to judge, you can either post here, or PM me, either here, or at HBGames.

    I will give you further details if you're interested.

    Thank you so much for all your support, everyone!

  • Awesome thread! im going to make a nice game using free edition of Construct 2

  • I read that we're supposed to use the free edition of Construct 2, and then I read that we shouldn't worry about the rules. I'm confused. <img src="smileys/smiley5.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

    I started working on a game using the licensed version of Construct 2 around 3/17/2012 and it has 127 events and 1 family. And at least 10 of those events is just to keep the event sheets organised. Can I enter it into the contest, or do I need to try to trim down the number of events?

  • I read that we're supposed to use the free edition of Construct 2, and then I read that we shouldn't worry about the rules. I'm confused. <img src="smileys/smiley5.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

    I started working on a game using the licensed version of Construct 2 around 3/17/2012 and it has 127 events and 1 family. And at least 10 of those events is just to keep the event sheets organised. Can I enter it into the contest, or do I need to try to trim down the number of events?

    What Venetia meant regarding rules was the grey-zone / nitpicky stuff like the use of plugins, potential cheating around the rules etc due to different programming experiences from different contestants. You do either need to use free edition, or keep your game to the free edition's limit, because the point of this contest is for us to win a standard edition of Construct 2. It would be kind of pointless to win a standard edition with a standard edition-made game.

    That being said, your game needs to be less than 100 events, less than or have at most 4 layers, and doesn't use families.

  • Rosa is right.

    I didn't want people really stressing details, so I said not to stress too much about them. Sometimes people focus so much on rules or restrictions that they don't have fun, or they underestimate themselves and bow out. Or, even worse, they focus so much on rules, that they get into endless arguments about their interpretations of them! :P

    You will need to keep your game within the Free edition's limitations -- but it doesn't sound like you'd need to really trim a HUGE amount to still make it work.

    There aren't many contests that have so very few rules or conditions ... :)

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  • make game with 100 events seem not enough, but if you start making game with construct, i bet you will say :" mummy, give me some money, i want to get a full version of construct 2" ... :)) i think the point of contest is show the power of construct even it was free edition, and the creative of developer, i joined a contest ,just want to show to other people what construct can do ^^, Great tool, i love construct so much ! :X

  • Hi again! Only a couple days left 'til judging! Woo!

    If you have an entry that's ready to submit, here's where you do it!:

    http://www.hbgames.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=293&t=76375

    Just wanted to say how happy I am about how the contest is shaping up, and how proud I am of all the entrants. Thank you so much, to everyone who has supported or entered this contest. You're the best <3

  • Hi all, i'm entering the contest! please check it out. Here is my link:

    http://www.hbgames.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=293&t=76374

  • My Entry - click image to play, very simple gameplay, just mash spacebar.

    Click image to load.

  • JohnnySix, I can't find your entry in the official entry forum.

    You have to have a thread for your entry here:

    hbgames.org/forums/viewforum.php

    In order to enter the contest.

    If it's there and I'm just not looking hard enough, my apologies.

  • Thanks to HBGames.org for this oportunity.

    This is my entry's post:

    BRICK BREAK

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