Proposal: Official construct Showreel

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  • So you've probably all seen the construct montage video on youtube that was done almost a year ago by hero_bash from this very forum.

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    Which showed some really impressive stuff back then, but clearly is showing it's age now. So how about we think of having an official one? All credit to hero_bash of course, as I'm simply updating his idea of a montage.

    Here's my suggestion.

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    Decide on a date a few months from now where all entries have to be ready by. Then anyone can submit a creation of their own. At which point after the deadline, they're all voted on and the X highest voted submissions are put together into a complete video that really shows off the abilities of construct as it is today.

    Submissions

    Submissions can be anything, games, demo's, fancy effect usage or other impressive feature of construct that can be seen clearly in a visual form. Anything that looks impressive and has come from construct.

    Submissions can either be a short executable, set up to play automatically. OR a recorded video. The latter should be recorded at a high resolution (so the final completed video can be viewed in HD format and not look blurry or mismatched between the video's). In either cases, no sound would be required as a track could be used over the entire video.

    Rules and such can be worked out later if anyone is up for this, this is just an idea/suggestion right now. But it might give a few people something to aim for, and gets to show off construct, while the users get to participate and vote on what gets included.

    So what do people think? Reckon we should try do something like this?

  • Depending on when 1.0 comes out, it could be used as advertising for the official release.

  • yea for sure!, i and i know a whole bunch of other users have a whole bunch awesome of things that are just lying around that would be perfect for this.

  • yea for sure!, i and i know a whole bunch of other users have a whole bunch awesome of things that are just lying around that would be perfect for this.

    That's the sort of thing I was hoping for!

  • Great idea. Construct has been needing something to really show off what it's capable of. I know there's a lot of impressive stuff out there, but it takes so long to make a finished game, a lot of it goes unseen!

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  • Count me in!

  • I think we should start making this thing now! i don't see a reason to wait, plus it'll be a lot of work if you have to video cap like 100 things so starting early would be better anyways, cause you'll finish sooner.

  • I'll be interested on helping with the making of the video and also on the advertising plans for Construct.

  • Ha. Thats Crazy, i didn't even know anybody played that game i made(1:42), yet alone went through the trouble to post a video of it online. and it apparently runs horribly on other peoples computers. would have been nice to know. oh well.

    that would be awesome if Scirra did an official Show reel. even if its after 1.0. I need to start working on it now. i got to lot of sprucing up to make something worth showing.

  • Count me in. I might have just the thing for this too...

    Hopefully the deadline has a bit of time to it though, I just switched to construct and so dont have many projects to show so far :/

  • great idea,i too was thinking of some ideas that we could use when Construct 1.0 is released but didn't have any time to post them here... anyways what would be the deadline for the submissions?

  • Awesome, glad you guys like the idea! Agreed that folk who are interested could start on things now, or finish up stuff they're working on already. Even if it ends up not being an official showreel, it'll still be great to have something with current examples in. Could be a new one each year around this time, see how things develop and change over the course of 12 months.

    @hero_bash

    I've edited my first post to credit you for the original montage video, since the idea to do one was yours to begin with almost a year ago

    @StAtrill

    I think the deadline should be at least a few months away. I know quite a few users who are working on some really impressive stuff that would look great added to a showreel and would deserve the chance to submit something.

    @abhilash2863

    A few months I think would be fair, and it might then coincide with v1.0 (with luck).

    Ashley, David, any official opinion on this? Don't want to step on any toes if you guys already have something planned.

  • Great idea!

    First and foremost there needs to be a guideline set up so everyone will produce to the same size and format. Then a real deadline (with timely reminders). I am sure people will forget or get busy. But this could really boost the user base.

  • Great idea!

    First and foremost there needs to be a guideline set up so everyone will produce to the same size and format. Then a real deadline (with timely reminders). I am sure people will forget or get busy. But this could really boost the user base.

    Well size and format wont matter for the executables. For those providing video. I reckon HD 720p, no audio, and a maximum of 60 seconds long. Though obviously the full 60 seconds might not be used on each submission, it'll depend on the one putting the video together. It should also be in a usable format, eg: mpeg1 format, none of that queer quicktime stuff. Executables should include instructions on what to do with it, and not run in full screen.

    In both cases, they should focus on something specific and not be mini trailers in themselves (cause all of that would simply get stripped out anyway).

    What do you think?

  • 10 second max for a clip with the majority being 5 seconds. We want to keep the attention of the viewers and make them want to see more. the max length of the preview shroud be 60 seconds.

    We need a good sound track started too.

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