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2020-12-10 22:15
Didi

Registered: Nov 2011
Posts: 423
Event id #3008 : Intro Creation Competition 2020

Preface: Please use this thread for questions, discussion and everything else concerning this competition.


Again several people were asking about the competition being held this year. Especially during Corona restrictions people need something to spend their time. ;-)

As the 4k category was very successful last year for the cost of 16k entries, I had a little discussion thread here about using that category again.
ICC 2020 with 16k & 4k or 16k only again?
The majority there wanted to have 4k category again, so it's in.

I delayed the start of the compo a bit because some other compos were running I did not want to disturb.
But finally here here you go...


Competition runs from December 10th, 2020, until February 14th, 2021. So you have a good 2 months to deliver your creations. This should be enough for an intro.

RULES for both categories:

Your intro entry...
- has to work on a plain stock C64 (PAL standard) without any extensions.
- has to be a one-part intro. Short fade-ins and fade-outs are OK.
- has to contain at least one Logo at whatever size you like.
- has to contain a changing or moving text message (e.g. scrolling text, different lines fading in & out, etc.)
- has to be interruptable any time by pressing SPACE-key (exception are the short fade-in and fade-out).
- does not need to have exclusive graphics, charsets or music. But the code should be exclusive, so reuse of existing code with just exchanged graphics and music is not allowed.
- has not been publicly used before entering the competition.
- has to be handed in as executable format startable with RUN (.prg or embedded in .t64 or .d64).

Your 16kB intro...
- has a maximum RAM footprint of $4000 bytes at one block, at whatever location you like. Screen RAM counts as used memory. Exclusions are system addresses like VIC (inkl. Color RAM), SID, CIA, Stack, Zero-page, IRQ vectors. This means RAM besides chosen $4000 bytes area and exceptions has to be the same before and after running the intro. What happens during runtime is up to you.
- has to contain music (not just a humming sound, please).
- is linked to this competition as "C64 Demo" entry (sorry, no other fitting entry exists).

Your 4kB intro...
- has a maximum RAM footprint of $1000 bytes at one block, at whatever location you like. Screen RAM counts as used memory. Exclusions are system addresses like VIC (inkl. Color RAM), SID, CIA, Stack, Zero-page, IRQ vectors. This means RAM besides chosen $1000 bytes area and exceptions has to be the same before and after running the intro. What happens during runtime is up to you.
- does not have to contain any sound, but feel free to add some.
- is linked to this competition as "C64 4k Intro" entry.

You are allowed to enter maximum 3 entries per participant and category, so you can enter 6 entries at best. Entries might be taken back from the compo until deadline. That means if you want to remove one of your works from the compo to make space for another entry from you, this can be done until deadline.
Deadline for entry submission is Sunday February 14th, 2021 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm) CET.
Voting closes at Sunday Febuary 21th, 2020 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm) CET.
Voting platform is CSDb (with all disadvantages it may have), therefore entries have to be posted here.
Entries will be ranked by weighted average of CSDb votes. Entries with the same weighted average are ranked by their percentages of 10s, 9s, etc.

No prices to win, just the fame. May the best creation win!
2020-12-10 22:23
TheRyk

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 829
without having read the rules (I'm gonna whine with some delay, maybe) good thing :)
2020-12-10 22:28
Didi

Registered: Nov 2011
Posts: 423
You were too fast. Could not even correct the typo: Voting closes at Sunday Febuary 21th, 2021 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm) CET ofcourse.

If you whine about the rules, you have whined already the past years, because they are the same. ;-)
2020-12-10 23:08
TheRyk

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 829
OK, thanks, might copy-paste my whining then :D
2020-12-10 23:20
Krill

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 1774
Quoting Didi
- has to contain at least one Logo at whatever size you like.
- has to contain a changing or moving text message (e.g. scrolling text, different lines fading in & out, etc.)
Can both be combined? As in, may the logo scroll by in a scroller, or does it need to be displayed permanently? If the former, does it require any kind of styling to set it apart from the regular text in the scroller?
2020-12-11 00:10
Didi

Registered: Nov 2011
Posts: 423
I'd say the logo should not just be present in the scroller but should be remarkable and/or rememberable in some way. That's the sense of a logo IMO.
2020-12-11 00:14
Krill

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 1774
Quoting Didi
I'd say the logo should not just be present in the scroller but should be remarkable and/or rememberable in some way. That's the sense of a logo IMO.
But can a logo scroll by in a scroller? As in, distinctive design, setting it apart from the regular text, but still just scrolling by. Or does it need to be on permanent display? =)
2020-12-11 10:23
TheRyk

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 829
Wouldn't know why it shouldn't be allowed to scroll.
swinging (<- which basically _IS_ not so different from scrolling and quite common), bouncing, wobbling, whatever-ing.

Sure it's a little lame to declare "group name in standard font" a logo. But I can't recall any entry being disqualified for doing that or just displaying some mini logo.
2020-12-11 10:51
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 9741
Wow, thats some expert nitpicking =D
2020-12-11 11:24
Krill

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 1774
Well i was aiming for something like a special logo in a scroller.

Made up of custom chars/bitmap data with different colours so its style would be distinctive from the regular font. But... not visible all the time. As in, on prominent display at the beginning of the scroller, but then going away for lorem ipsum.
2020-12-11 11:36
TheRyk

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 829
swingers disappear in side borders quite frequently, logos are fading in and out, fade partially due to color wash... I don't see why your plan should be ruled out
 
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