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Halloween Level Design Contest 2019 - Discussion and Questions
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Wait, so something confuses me. The rules say that you can have up to four exits yet you can't have multiple levels on the overworld?

...what?
Originally posted by Samantha
Wait, so something confuses me. The rules say that you can have up to four exits yet you can't have multiple levels on the overworld?

...what?

For a couple vldcs people made levels with lots of key holes or goal tapes to get around screen length or time limit rules. Usually the rule is two (one regular one secret) but since the actual type of exit doesnt matter the number can be arbitrary.

Essentially you can have up to 4 combined total of level ends (goal tapes, spheres, keyholes, bosses, etc.) If that makes sense

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The reason we set it to four is that Lunar Magic 3.x now makes it easy to have additional Secret Exits in a level. Goal Tapes and secondary exit triggers exist for Secret Exits 2 and 3 now. Since CLDC doesn't usually place a ton of restrictions on the participants, and HLDC is essentially a spooky-themed CLDC, we decided to place the exit limit to what LM3.x makes easily available.
Is there a limit on how long a level can be and on how many sublevels a level can have?

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There is no time or sublevel limit, but we suggest that people use common sense and be reasonable when determining how long to make their level.
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The "End Screen" room needs to be inside the main level or it can be in another level in the overworld?
You are only allowed to submit one level. Anything outside of the level you submit will not be judged. That includes extra levels you make for credits or end screens. Put them in your level if you want them to be judged.
Is obligatory to have 4 exits in the level?
Why, though?
I have a Discord server as well!

I may have canceled my level, but I've never said I could change my mind and get ideas.
Originally posted by Pitchin Luigi
Is obligatory to have 4 exits in the level?

No, the rules say you can have up to 4 exits. That means 1-4 exits.

Originally posted by 7 Up
Why, though?

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Originally posted by FPzero
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That was forwarded to Pitchin Luigi. Sorry I made it unclear. I wanted to know why we would need to use all the 4 exits.
I have a Discord server as well!

I may have canceled my level, but I've never said I could change my mind and get ideas.
Originally posted by FPzero
Originally posted by Pitchin Luigi
Is obligatory to have 4 exits in the level?

No, the rules say you can have up to 4 exits. That means 1-4 exits.


So in theory we could use up to 4 exits, right? But since that's a spooky chocolate entry we are allowed to create something like 'The (no exits, multiple endings)?

I mean, if we have the creative freedom to do anything and you don't intend to make a collab (surely) so i presume that zero exits entries are allowed, right? That's a chocolate contest, after all.

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The contest logo artwork is awesome..... props.
I guess I'll need to check out the contestants' entries to decide if I have the capacities to compete or not.
I would surely get 0 score on creativity/aesthetics since my use of BG/FG/SP1/SP2 graphics is usually the most basic. At least could I test some spooky sprites and designs.. Yeah, let's see what I can do on this... Maybee...
Good luck everyone.

Edit : Shite, I realize I may have a chance to rank some middle-class position. I will try.

I begin to appreciate these contests more and more. They can show the flaws of every contestant, moreover it also shows good people who are trying to do their best! And it's refreshing for my self-confidence, to know I can submit anything.

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A question before I submit my entry:
What counts as a trigger warning?

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Originally posted by Green Jerry
A question before I submit my entry:
What counts as a trigger warning?


Good question. Although I'm not a judge, I'll try to explain:

If your entry it's a spooky and innocent halloween hack, walking along the pumpkin forest and everything... that's pretty safe.

Now if you hack have extreme violence/blood, a lot of swearing and unsetting situations that make the player ask "Why this exists?" so a trigger warning is welcome here.

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I will just say, even if my entry doesn't do well, I had a lot of fun just frankensteining ASM and coding my own ASM in the level itself. Idk why, but halloween level design contests are generally more fun to work on than just regular CLDCs or VLDCs even tho I could technically go spooky with those.

Good luck to everyone who has entered, and may the best entry win.

Edit: Lol oh for f***'s sake I forgot to put myself as a coder in the credits... I kinda knew little things like that would slip.

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