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2017-02-06 10:38
bugjam

Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 1108
Event id #2558 : 1st CSDb Dir Art Compo

OK folks, here's something to entertain you all again. :-)
Based on the nice idea which came up in the X2016 thread, when the discussion went about a new compo to be held in addition to the traditional ones, I decided to go ahead and put it into practice - I guess this is the first time such a compo is held; please correct me if I am wrong.
So it is all about creating a nice directory - an art which rarely gets the attention that it actually deserves.
Here are the rules:

- Directory needs to be loaded with LOAD"$",8 and then LISTed
- Previously unreleased
- It does not need to contain any binary
- However, it is allowed to enter a directory linked to a release which comes out during the competition period; this release might be a party release or a standalone release uploaded here to CSDb or elsewhere
- The entry shall be labelled as "C64 graphics (PETSCII)" here; if the mods prefer to label it "C64 misc.", it is also fine of course
- In case the directory is used in another release, a separate entry must be created for the compo; the download link may point to the original download of the release
- Any topic is allowed
- Any trick is allowed (so the coders get their brains steaming as well ;-)

Voting will be through PM to me; last time (in the SF graphics compo) I wanted people to vote for ALL entries for their vote to be counted, but that led to a very low number of votes cast, therefore I will go for top 5 voting this time, with the 1st receiving 8 points, 2nd 6 points, 3rd 4 points, 4th 2 points and 5th 1 point.
Voting period will be from April 1st until April 15th; votes cast before will not be counted.

Prices will be a special surprise for the first 3 places; in addition, 1st place gets to choose 3 original games from my double list, 2nd 2, and from 3rd on everybody gets to chose 1. Yes, all participants will get something! :-)

OK people, go for it!!!
Yours,

Bugjam
 
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2017-02-11 00:43
wertstahl

Registered: Apr 2012
Posts: 7
This compo will again change alot. Can we try and collect some earlier spectacular directory art attempts? Because i think we have some real firsties here.
Also: has anyone managed yet, to get past $dcff?
2017-02-11 01:15
Shine

Registered: Jul 2012
Posts: 180
Never thought, that this would be kind of amazing compo! :D Looking forward for more nice ideas! :)
2017-02-11 10:38
wacek

Registered: Nov 2007
Posts: 340
I will be a minority here, but as much as I love the fact of finally having a DIR compo ;) it's a turn off for me that the trickery stuff is allowed. I'd really prefer hardcore/oldschool dirs which were always rather underappreciated in the scene, than what I am afraid will now become just another trickery compo for coders. In a similar vein a bit we had with logo compo...
Just my few cents, rant over, don't mind me ;)
2017-02-11 10:54
Jailbird

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 1450
Well Wacek, it's a Dir Art Compo, not a Dir Graphics Compo, but yeah, seems to me that it will be less about the graphics and more about the tricks. E. g. graphically I prefer the Big Lebowski stuff from all the releases so far, but the clever creativity from the tricky releases beat it hands down despite that the graphical side of them is kinda meh.
Can't really compare the two objectively.
2017-02-11 12:15
Mermaid

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 319
To make everyone happy (as if), perhaps Bugjam could split off the effects based entries with the meh graphics into a separate compo, have two competitions under the same event?

C64 Graphics compo = only for the traditional pieces, no trickery allowed.

C64 intro or Mixed Graphics or Wild or whatever = for the trickery entries.

Make it max two entries total per person for the event, then people can choose if they want to make two traditional entries, two trickery entries, or one of both?
2017-02-11 13:05
Jailbird

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 1450
Well, since it is not a graphics compo per se, I am happy about it the way it is and I am actually glad that more entertaining releases emerged besides monochrome, motionless PETSCII graphics. The rules are quite straightforward, I don't think there is a need for separation.
That said, I am pretty sure I am not the only one who initially thought this will be a plain directory graphics competition in its classic sense, so I hope that the tricky stuff (which will probably dominate the event) won't discourage those who want to participate with typical contributions as - by being a graphician - I was mainly wondering what could be achieved purely graphically in this area.
2017-02-11 14:22
Jammer

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 616
Now I'm curious if traditional dir is going to top those 'newskool' entries ;)
2017-02-11 20:20
bugjam

Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 1108
I'd rather leave it open, as I think it is indeed in no way decided what kind of entry will be winning. That was originally also the whole idea.
What I'm wondering, though, is whether if all the trickery will impact how directories of other releases will look like in the future. :)
2017-02-11 23:31
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 7893
"compo for coders" is silly anyways in this case - its just petscii, no coding required :) its just a bit more annoying to edit than without the control chars
2017-02-18 02:46
Minimoog

Registered: May 2015
Posts: 2
Hi folks!
I added my entry, October's Centenary. Don't take it too seriously, I like controversial kind of humour, hehe. ;)
I hope you'll like it, at least a bit.
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