They’re finally here, the results for the Old-School Level Design Contest 2! This was one of our biggest events ever with a whopping 125 entries, the most of any non-VLDC contest (I’m pretty sure don’t fact-check me on this)! Let’s take a look at our judges’ favorite entries:
In third place, with an average of 53.75/60, without question it’s
In second place, with an average of 54.00/60, (My Sharona voice) m-m-m-
In first place, with an average of 55.75/60(!), don’t let the name fool you. It’s
(Say didn’t he just win the gold in KLDC8? This guy’s becoming a dang Olympian of SMW hacking!)
Congratulations to the top three! All three of you will receive special trophies, currently being revamped by admin Eevee! As always, consult our other admin Noivern for a prized game of your choice! (Surprisingly nobody called out the lack of prizes in the rules thread. )
Full results for the contest can be found here. Note that a handful of levels had a scoring penalty for various reasons; read the comments on the rankings columns on the affected entries for explanations. We also had to disqualify 4 entries, either due to difficulty or being blatant edits of original SMW levels. For the levels not disqualified, you will receive a participation trophy, also being redesigned by Eevee.
I would also like to thank our judges for playing, scoring, and reviewing this gigantic set of entries! This was beyond any of our expectations and I’m glad we were able to get through it all in a not unreasonable amount of time. Unfortunately, MrDeePay ran into significant computer trouble and personal commitments this summer and had to drop out of judging; I really appreciate the time he took participating in this contest and hope to see him come back for future events. For the rest of the judges, you can read their thoughts here:
K.T.B. | NopeContest | patcdr | Sinc-X
There’s only one thing left to talk about: the OLDC2 Compilation hack. Yes, it’s still happening, and it might be coming sooner than you think. However, there’s a few details I need to address with staff and the judge team beforehand, so it will still take a bit before I can come back to it properly. In the mean time, look forward to some beta testing (and maybe more??? ) once I’ve got something more tangible to present.
Thank you everybody for participating! I’m really happy with how this contest turned out; there’s so many cool entries, and I’d love to bring this back again in the future! Next time, though, we’ll be pulling out another old contest from the freezer…☃️