on a fateful day 5 summers ago, C3 Winter 2018 began. we had a wonderful theme, a theme that fell apart and died in a sad, cruel grave. wishing to avenge the spirit of C3, i set out with my band of brothers with a single goal in mind: to create a hack starting on the first day of C3 and to finish on the last day of C3, primarily showing off the various things released during C3.
naturally, we failed that goal. so we set out a new goal: finish the hack by january 24th.
naturally, we failed that goal also. the hardest part of this experiment was the unpredictability of this years C3. by showcasing content from other users, we relied utterly on whether their stuff worked - and, for the most part, stuff didn't really work. on the first day going in we anticipated a big request thread from erik and a powerup patch to start building this hack, but the former barely existed and the latter was so buggy we needed asm help from a few different people (worldpeace, morsel & mellonpizza) to make it usable. tsutarjas sprites turned out to be buggy, and there wasn't much graphics to show off for anything that was meant to be more than like, 5 levels. there was a really neat selection of music this year though.
however, as the event went on more and more neat stuff showed up, and we got enough help to stabilize things. by the end of c3 we just weren't ready to show this off as a finished product, so we took a few more days to fix all the bugs, and even add in a new level. we hope we were able to showcase off the things you guys worked really hard on in this hack.
so without further ado, i'd like to present:
stick mice in my head and then beat my head in with a hammer and let them back out
this hack was helmed by ~none other than me~, with levels & help from
this is how you name a hack, none of that "generic vanilla world: mario's journey for the 8 golden eggs" shit
But seriously this is like the only "other user asset showcase" hack i'm actually okay with
It helps that this one's intent is actually showcasing people's work, whilst others like mario endgame were just "i'm too lazy to put any effort besides the basics so here's some shitty levels and unfitting assets that don't work together in an attempt to become the next carol, please give me ass pats"
i really like what i've played so far, but, unless i'm missing something, i got softlocked here. that should be a pretty quick fix though
e: never mind, apparently i can't read
e2: not a softlock but still a bit annoying that if you lose your powerup here and you don't kill the last pokey (which i did at least twice) you just kinda have to die and i know for sure you can't press l and r to reset because i already tried it