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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!
 
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2021-02-22 21:42
TheRyk

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 832
sounds fair :D
2021-02-22 21:53
Didi

Registered: Nov 2011
Posts: 423
Posted detailed results in event comments.

P.S. I don't feed trolls.
2021-02-23 08:22
ChristopherJam

Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 1125
Wouldn't be a proper compo without a little voting drama :D

Congratulations to Plush and Tempest for their quite definitive victories, and thanks to Didi and to all who participated. Let's do this again sometime :)
2021-02-23 11:07
Krill

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 1774
Quoting Didi
This year we did not come any close to the success of earlier compos but fun what it's all about...
Reason could be the abundance of online "parties" these days, could be all the other concurrent CSDb compos with overlapping timeframes, could be the still-missing pack disk aka intro collection for last year's instalment, ... Who knows! =)
2021-02-23 13:51
TheRyk

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 832
Rather low quantity is definetely mostly due to compo-overflow.

Personally, I'd have loved to provide more than one entry for ICC or fiddle around with Sprites Only or Borders Only, alas, there was no time.

What's more, lockdown doesn't mean extra nerding time for everyone. Not only me, also some of my Mayday! mates are parents, closed Kindergartens and schools, home-schooling, home office... sometimes it's hard to motivate yourself to do more than just staring at other people's demos with some beer in the evenings.
2021-02-23 15:41
Conrad

Registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 743
Way too many online compos in my opinion, but it's obvious the lockdown is the main reason behind it and also TheRyk has a really good point.

I hope real parties will be back eventually.
2021-02-23 15:54
Ze Smasher

Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 474
the overlapping compos was a cause for sure.
could another cause be the chosen period? past ICCs started in early November and ended in early January. this time it was shifted by 1 month. dunno, just trying to understand :)
2021-02-23 16:26
Erol

Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 6
Too many compos recently, too little time. I was presonally planning to enter only ICC 2020 and was waiting just for this compo. Others focused on different compos and maybe this is the reason why there is less entries. But let's be realistic, if we see the amount of releases in the last couple of months on all compos, I think C64 scene is alive and kicking :)
2021-02-23 17:37
Krill

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 1774
Had some ideas and drafts for ECM compo and border-only thingy, but need to recharge spoons before opening just another can of worms. =)
2021-02-23 19:29
Raistlin

Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 291
I was planning to enter the ICC this year .. but then life slowed me down. I'm also not well practiced in coding things that take up much less than 64k...
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