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PostNEW Are You A Master Mario Maker? - Week1 levels Pg 6/2nd Post - Stream Later Tonight!
by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:07 pm

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Yes it's the return of GRcades Premier (only) Super Mario Maker level design contest!

It's been almost one year exactly since OldSoulCyborg claimed the title in a stunning victory over The Watching Artist and I'm back looking for my next Master Mario Maker!

Will Cyborg stand-up to defend his throne?
Will TWA take on the challenge once more?
Will Jazzem rise like a Phoenix from the ashes to reclaim his title?
Will Jawasteps (TM) make a long-overdue return to the forum lexicon?
Will we EVER see Super Pedz Bros - Special World?


The answers to these questions and more will be answered RIGHT HERE!

So what's different this time around?

Honestly, nothing really. The format I used last time around seemed to work out really well once we ironed out the kinks with the scoring system, so it's returning once more.

There were some suggestions about giving participants two weeks to vote for levels, but it would have lengthened the contest substantially, and even then would only really work if there were at least three groups. As such the two week timescale remains.


How does it work?

Participants will be given a brief, with one week to create the level and then a second week to vote for levels. So far, so the same.
The difference is that there will be no eliminations until the very final stages of the contest.
In addition, participants will be split into two groups who will submit levels on alternating weeks.
So Group A will submit on week 1, Group B on week 2 etc. This lets me do results and submissions each week.

Players (And non-players) can vote for both groups. Exact scoring guidelines will be issued once I know exactly how many players we have. Participants MUST submit votes each week.

Once every player has made 8 levels the groups will be split up into two final brackets which will be used to determine the final places. So the top scorers from each group will go into the Upper Bracket, with the lower scorers going into the Lower Bracket. All scores are reset at this point. The Lower bracket then gets to make one more level, with the scores used to determine their positions.

The Upper Bracket also make one level, with the two top scorers going forward to the Grand Final.

One of the benefits of this is that there shouldn't be a situation where someone makes a level, only to be knocked out. This was one of my biggest issues with the first time around and I know it wasn't popular amongst participants either.

Biggest takeaway is that every participant is guaranteed to make at least 9 levels before they can be eliminated. So plenty of time for people to get invested and have some fun.

All events will take place on Sunday. Voting and Submission Deadline at 8pm, Briefs will be posted in the thread at 8.30pm, with the Results and Submission showcase taking place at 9pm on Twitch. Levels will be published in the thread once the Results and Submission show has finished.

So to Be Clear...
Week 1 - 1st Brief for Group A given out.
Week 2 - 1st Brief for Group B given out. Group A Submission Deadline
Week 3 - 2nd Brief for Group A given out. Group A Results. Group B Submission Deadline
Week 4 - 2nd Brief for Group B given out. Group B Results. Group A 2nd Submission Deadline
Week 5 - 3rd Brief for Group A given out. Group A Results. Group B 2nd Submission Deadline
etc etc


Here's the thread from the last contest: HERE

And the videos from the Grand Finals of the last contest as well.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/118550946 - FINALS Part 1 - Has live Twitch Chat for sections when it's not on screen



https://www.twitch.tv/videos/118566499 - FINALS Part 2 (Last ten minutes or so) - Has live Twitch Chat for sections when it's not on screen



Sign Me Up!

Just register your interest in the thread and you're in.
Bear in mind that you will need a Wii U for this as the 3DS version is sadly crippled in some key areas.

I'm planning on keeping sign-ups open until 8pm Wednesday 31st January when I will announce the groups before issuing the first brief on Sunday the 4th of February.

In the meantime if anyone has any suggestions, there is still time to talk about changes, additions etc.

I'll be posting the finalised rules closer to the time.

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PostRe: NEW Are You A Master Mario Maker - 2018 Contest Starts HERE!
by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:07 pm

The Guidelines so far:

Week 1
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As is tradition, we start with a relatively straight forward brief. I want a level that makes special use of Goombas, Koopas and Bills. These can just be used as normal enemies, or you might want to do something more interesting with them. This doesn't mean you can't use other enemies, but these three should be the main focus. You may use any game style but I would request that you stick to "standard" level templates. No Ghost Houses, Airships, Water Levels etc. Castles, Overworld or Underworld are what I would be looking for. These are some of the simplest and most iconic of all the enemies that Mario faces so it's up to you to do something fun with them.


The Levels so far:

Week 1
Jawafour - 5 Red = 10 Gold - 64BB-0000-038D-5A23
https://supermariomakerbookmark.nintend ... -038D-5A23

Qikz - AYAMMMM SD-World 1 - 2EC5-0000-038D-571B
https://supermariomakerbookmark.nintend ... -038D-571B

OldSoulCyborg - Back in Action! - 5AD0-0000-038D-55F2
https://supermariomakerbookmark.nintend ... -038D-55F2

HSH28 - 90 Seconds or Less - CABD-0000-038D-519B
https://supermariomakerbookmark.nintend ... -038D-519B

Lime - Score out of four! - 6880-0000-038C-9825
https://supermariomakerbookmark.nintend ... -038C-9825

Supachipz - MMM: Rise and Fall - 4467-0000-038C-8B43
https://supermariomakerbookmark.nintend ... -038C-8B43

Dragon - Jumping Back into Action - 10A9-0000-038D-6351
https://supermariomakerbookmark.nintend ... -038D-6351

The Watching Artist - Basic Bouncy Bounces - BEAD-0000-038D-6528
https://supermariomakerbookmark.nintend ... -038D-6528


Streams so far:

Week1
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PostRe: NEW Are You A Master Mario Maker - 2018 Contest Starts HERE!
by Karl » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:14 pm

In!

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PostRe: NEW Are You A Master Mario Maker - 2018 Contest Starts HERE!
by The Watching Artist » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:18 pm

oh strawberry float

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PostRe: NEW Are You A Master Mario Maker - 2018 Contest Starts HERE!
by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:20 pm

Karl wrote:In!

I assume you've still not got a Wii U? :lol: :lol:

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PostRe: NEW Are You A Master Mario Maker - 2018 Contest Starts HERE!
by Karl » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:25 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:
Karl wrote:In!

I assume you've still not got a Wii U? :lol: :lol:

:shifty:

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PostRe: NEW Are You A Master Mario Maker - 2018 Contest Starts HERE!
by jawafour » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:26 pm

Oh boy! I did not expect this... even though the last Mario Maker competition was sensational!

I haven't loaded up Maker since that last grand final and, yes, it feels time for jawasteps to return!

In :toot: .

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PostRe: NEW Are You A Master Mario Maker - 2018 Contest Starts HERE! Sign-Ups OPEN!
by OldSoulCyborg » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:31 pm

So now I have to go through the hassle of hooking my Wii U up again? Thanks a lot for that!

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PostRe: NEW Are You A Master Mario Maker - 2018 Contest Starts HERE! Sign-Ups OPEN!
by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:32 pm

Good stuff guys. Glad to have you both back!

Plus it wouldn't be the same without Jawasteps(TM) and our reigning Master Mario Maker!

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PostRe: NEW Are You A Master Mario Maker - 2018 Contest Starts HERE! Sign-Ups OPEN!
by Hyperion » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:36 pm

Forgot this was going to happen and left my Wii U at home :(
Sad times.

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PostRe: NEW Are You A Master Mario Maker - 2018 Contest Starts HERE! Sign-Ups OPEN!
by Supachipz » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:37 pm

Thanks for the PM Dev! I can confirm that I will be in! :D

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PostRe: NEW Are You A Master Mario Maker - 2018 Contest Starts HERE!
by jawafour » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:41 pm

Karl wrote:In!

Really? I'd like to believe this is true :) .

OldSoulCyborg wrote:...(in)

I bet you have spent the past months analysing every facet of every item in Maker, OSC :wub: .

The Watching Artist wrote:oh strawberry float

I think that's an "In!" :toot: .

Hyperion wrote:Forgot this was going to happen and left my Wii U at home...

Hypes, dude... is there any way your family can package up the U and get it delivered to you?

Supachipz wrote:...in! :D

Yay! 'Chipz is BACK!

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PostRe: NEW Are You A Master Mario Maker - 2018 Contest Starts HERE! Sign-Ups OPEN!
by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:43 pm

Sake Hypes. :fp:

Good to have you onboard though Chipz! :D

Like I said in the post I'm gonna leave sign ups open for a while so I can prepare things for the launch.

Can't wait to get started.

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PostRe: NEW Are You A Master Mario Maker - 2018 Contest Starts HERE! Sign-Ups OPEN!
by Supachipz » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:53 am

Wouldn’t miss it for the world!

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PostRe: NEW Are You A Master Mario Maker - 2018 Contest Starts HERE! Sign-Ups OPEN!
by Poser » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:05 am

Saw the new thread title and assumed a Switch version had been announced. :fp:

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by Cheeky Devlin » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:10 am

Poser wrote:Saw the new thread title and assumed a Switch version had been announced. :fp:

I can't imagine it's too far off. I'm hoping for an E3 reveal at the latest.

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PostRe: NEW Are You A Master Mario Maker - 2018 Contest Starts HERE! Sign-Ups OPEN!
by Lime » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:12 am

In! :D

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PostRe: NEW Are You A Master Mario Maker - (Wii U) 2018 Contest Starts HERE! Sign-Ups OPEN!
by Super Dragon 64 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:46 pm

I'm in and excited! :toot:

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PostRe: NEW Are You A Master Mario Maker - (Wii U) 2018 Contest Starts HERE! Sign-Ups OPEN!
by HSH28 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:43 pm

Go on then.

In.

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PostRe: NEW Are You A Master Mario Maker - 2018 Contest Starts HERE! Sign-Ups OPEN!
by jawafour » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:30 pm

Lime wrote:In!...
Super Dragon 64 wrote:I'm in...
HSH28 wrote:...In.

Man, this is gonna be good! All the Makers are returning to join Cheeky's world-famous course design challenge :toot: .


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