Hello and welcome to CHOCOLATE ISLAND 6, home of Chocolate Level Design Contest 2016
! In this contest, anything goes
! Unlike VLDC, where you're restricted to vanilla tiles and sprites, here you can do whatever you want to our beloved Super Mario World! Go nuts! Want to make Super Kirby World? Sure thing, go ahead! Want to make it an RPG instead? If you can do it, do it! Maybe you want to make a level where Mario goes around capturing enemies in a cage, then releasing them to attack. Why not? It's anything goes!
So, let's begin with a breakdown of the rules and scoring, shall we?
: Anything goes! Sky's the limit! Just be reasonable on the length, okay?
: Partnering up is a-OK!
: This is the most important rule: HAVE FUN!
: Contest runs until November 30th 2016, 11:59pm Central Time
. Make sure your entries are in by this time!
- 40 points. The focus of this category is the overall design of your level. Is it well thought out? Do your additions mesh well with the base gameplay of SMW, or whatever you changed it to if you do that, and does your level play well with your additions to make something fun and engaging? These things will allow you to score highly in this category. Remember: focus on making it fun and engaging!
- 30 points. How creatively did you use what you have at your disposal? Did you put in the bare minimum effort, or did you think hard about what each thing does to use them to their fullest potential? Creative uses of both vanilla and chocolate features will score well in this category. Remember: ASM alone won't score highly here, focus on making sure it all works together! For example, just using blocks that swap between solid and passable depending on the on-off switch won't score well alone, but using them to make a creative puzzle alongside other elements WILL!
- 30 points. How nicely did you make your level look? Is the presentation good? Do the graphics fit the theme you're going for? Are there any palette issues, or do the visuals look haphazard and sloppy? How does the music fit with your level? Making sure your level looks good earns you points here!
So, your judges for this contest will be:
For the top 3, not only do you receive a trophy, you also receive a choice of a single game for our prize list! First place selects first, then second, then third. Good luck, have fun! I look forward to seeing what wonderful entries you put forth!