Thanks for your comments! After watching the podcast where this hack was kinda showed (kinda because it was showed just two levels) and after reading and listening the comments, I edited a bit the main post to clarify some things (because I think some aspects of this were distorted/misunderstood, but anyway) The intention of this mini-hack was purely to put together all the entries for the mentioned FR's contest, so you can play all at once. It was never meant to be a 100% serious hack or something (like for example, YUMP, the hack which people compared to on the podcast) Also when I say the rules were the same as OLDC, I literally meant ONLY the rules, not the contest's intention (because there's a clear differnce between OLDC and this)
Anyway, any comment is still welcome. Also, and keeping said what I've said, I don't know if this is able to be in the hack's section, so I don't know if I'm subimitting it, but if it's possible, I'll do.
Originally posted by Sariel
This hack is certainly unique. Perhaps this isn´t YUMP, but from what i saw, the levels were still fun. It´s cool to see this kind of a collab and i appreciate your work. I wonder how creative and difficult the future levels are going to be.
Thanks! The level order was based purely on judging, so the levels gets better through you pass them.
Originally posted by RPG Hacker
This is the ideal SMW mack. You may not like it, but this is what peak gameplay looks like.
Anyways, interesting idea for sure. While of course primarily intended as a joke, it probably still served as a neat level exercise in level design. Doing away with aesthetics forces the designer to really focus on a level's gameplay, so I'm curious how well this worked and might give this a play.
That was my intention, force the designer to purely focus on gameplay (and in a minimal part, to see if they were able to "simulate" some kind of aesthetic, like some entries did) Thanks!
Originally posted by 1UPdudes
Less is more I guess.
It will be fun to see how the levels turned out with not focus on decorations.
To be or not to be. Glad if you enjoyed the levels. Thanks!