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file 48-Hour Level Making Jam Announcement

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01 Mar 2016 06:02 - 12 Mar 2016 02:35 #1
It's my pleasure to announce the first (and hopefully not last) Marble Blast Forums' 48 hour Level Making Jam.
So what is this all about? The target is simple: you must make a level in 48 hours or less. The event will take place on the 11th of March and end on the 13th. The theme will be announced at the start of the event. You can build your level using the tool of your choosing - Level Editor, Constructor, or everything in between. During this event, I and some other people will be hosting testing sessions for level builders so they can receive feedback as well as stream their progress. Remember, this is not a competition, so there will be no winner or voting; however, everyone who participated will receive a flair. More details below.

DURATION

Start: 11th of March 4PM CST (Central standard time US) Click this to check time at your location
End: 13th of March 5PM CST* (Central standard time US) Click this to check time at your location
*event ends at 5pm since America has daylight savings clock turning at 13.03


IT STARTED GO GO GO



THEME

Theme will be announced at start of event right here:
And the theme is...*drum roll*: Your favorite game! other than marble blast

RULES
  • Respect the time limit: You may not start making your level in any way shape or form before the event begins. We cannot effectively restrict this, but take this into consideration; this contest is meant to challenge your proficiency at level making. Cheating is only disrespectful to all the other participants.
  • You must finish and submit your level before time runs out. You should leave an extra hour or two to wrap up your level and test if everything works fine.
  • Any gamemode and size is allowed (this includes multiplayer gamemodes) as long as the interior limit is not surpassed and the level sticks to the theme.
  • To stay true to the spirit of the event you shouldn't use already existing maps (or large parts from them). However you can begin sketching and planning out your level before contest begins.
  • You can use custom content like skyboxes and textures (but not shapes) (note that they must be made during the time of the event); but keep in mind that these maps won't be able to participate in the testing sessions. A good strategy is to simply use already existing MBP/MBG textures while building the map, and then change them to custom ones at the end of the competition if you want to participate in the testing sessions.
  • Collaborations are allowed.
  • The name of your level should follow this standard: "<Level title> <Forums username or its abbreviation> 48-1". For example: ''Gem Rumble RDs 48-1''. This is to make it easier for everyone to recognize your level and give feedback.
  • You may submit as many entries as you want, though I highly suggest you focus on a main one and improve it as much as you can.

TESTING SESSIONS
Testing sessions will take place in the form of multiplayer matches. Any level - finished or not - can be tested. There will be a total of 2 testing phases and 1 or more testing sessions during each phase.
To submit a level for a testing session you must upload it to Mediafire and send me a link either via PM or Skype. If I'm active on webchat, you can send it there too.
Please note that in order to make loading times shorter, no custom textures or skyboxes are allowed for levels submitted to testing sessions.
  • 1st testing phase will start on the 12th of March, 8 AM CST
  • 2nd testing phase will start on the 13th of March, 1 AM CST
If you want your level to be featured in a certain testing phase, make sure it is submitted before any of these times above, if your level is submitted after the deadline of testing phase 1, it will get featured in the 2nd testing phase.

PARTICIPANTS AND STREAMING
If you are interested in participating and making a level, please post below so I can add you to the list. In addition, if you have plans to stream, please add the link to your stream so it's easy for everyone to find it.

Username Link to stream

  • RDs.empire # rdsempire
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  • Xedron (Maybe?)
  • Rozi # Rozi .
    Ralph (Possibly)
    IsraeliRD (possibly)
    Kalle (possibly)
    Uil (possibly)
    Aayrl (possibly)
    Technostar
    Callumari
    Pokko (maybe)
    BPX # bpxrocku_mb
    hPerks
    Marblemaster1
    HiGuy # higuymb

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    01 Mar 2016 06:41 - 01 Mar 2016 06:41 #2
    Hey RD's Empire! I'll join, even though i'm a bad level builder. Thanks! :)

    Edit: Not streaming though sorry.
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    01 Mar 2016 09:06 - 02 Mar 2016 14:18 #3
    I'm in too!
    Also, about the level name. What does the 48-1 in it stand for?
    No streaming also, my internet isn't fast enough to stream :p

    edit: look at post 11

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    01 Mar 2016 11:43 #4
    I want to participate too :)
    I won't stream.
    Is it required to send our level for the testing sessions?

    :>

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    01 Mar 2016 13:03 #5
    I'm totally gonna participate.
    Can I upload the level to Mega instead of Mediafire for testing?

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    01 Mar 2016 14:57 - 01 Mar 2016 15:02 #6

    LeeKnot wrote: I'm in too!
    Also, about the level name. What does the 48-1 in it stand for?

    ''48'' stand for 48 hours as event
    ''1'' stands for which subsequent event it is, since this is first time this Jam is hosted it's ''1''. It's only there for clarification in case we host another event of it's kind.

    El_Robert wrote: Is it required to send our level for the testing sessions?

    Totally optional. But you should not be ashamed to send it to at least one of them, everyone's learning here including me and it's always great when you can get feedback from actual players and improve your level to it's maximum potential. ;)

    Weather wrote: Can I upload the level to Mega instead of Mediafire for testing?

    As I recall it doesn't have annoying ads or waiting time so sure.

    Xedron wrote: Im about 75% sure I can do this, even though I am not feeling very well atm.If I get flooded with homework over spring break (which sadly happens almost every year :angry: ) I may have to drop out. Good luck to all current builders though!

    Shoot, if you can spend only 3 hours on this it's good enough. Better than not participating at all. :) Signing you up.

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    Last edit: 01 Mar 2016 15:02 by RDs.The-dts-guy.

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    01 Mar 2016 15:53 #7
    Sounds like a really fun idea, and I'd love to participate, but I'm not going to hop into the competition. I'm running out of ideas really quickly, Constructor acts like crap for me a lot, and stuff like that.
    Though recently I haven't had much to do that interests me, so I may hop in just for the fun of it. Basically just put me down as "(Unlikely)". :)

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    01 Mar 2016 16:35 #8
    Well, that would be a real pleasure to participate, but, as Rozi, I'm in a big research of inspiration recently. I'll maybe make a level or two, probably, but I totally can't stream nor make astonishing levels.

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    02 Mar 2016 07:22 - 02 Mar 2016 07:22 #9

    Ralph wrote: but I totally can't stream nor make astonishing levels.

    Target of this event to learn from mistakes and make astonishing levels by receiving feedback and even then it doesn't matter that you may be not as good as others, it's all about doing your best here. Remember: this is not a competition, it's a jam for fun and enjoyment purposes only. If you will make ''Learning to roll extreme edition'' no one is going to judge you or something, in fact it's gonna be interesting addition to whole event. :)

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    02 Mar 2016 14:20 #10
    Oops, sorry.

    I can't participate anymore, because at that time my family will be going on a holiday. (What a freakin coincidence :/ )
    I really want to join though, but I guess I just can't :(

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    02 Mar 2016 14:41 #11
    Sounds fun and I'd like to do it but like most I don't know if I'll be able to when the time comes. I hate to be another "possibly" but that's the reality of it. Right now I have no plans but things come up (especially band). So please sign me up as possibly. :P

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    02 Mar 2016 22:30 - 02 Mar 2016 22:30 #12

    RDs.empire wrote: Remember, this is not a competition, so there will be no winner or voting; however, everyone who participated will receive a flair.

    Also I'm marked as "maybe." We'll see...

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    02 Mar 2016 23:08 #13
    I'll be participating.

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    03 Mar 2016 16:07 - 03 Mar 2016 16:24 #14

    Xedron wrote: Question: What time will the stream be held?

    My stream will be held for most of the event excluding few hours of sleep that I'm gonna take sometime in between the Jam. It should turn out pretty fun as I'm gonna try crunching as much quality gameplay and ascetics as possible into my part.

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    05 Mar 2016 13:47 #15
    I might participate

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    06 Mar 2016 19:19 #17

    Weather wrote: Is it okay if I drop out?

    Of course! Removing you from the list.

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    11 Mar 2016 19:27 #18
    I'm in! I *might* also stream a bit, assuming I can get OBS to work.

    QuArK is still a good map editor

    You know what's boring? Opaque marble skins. You know what's not? Glass Marbles!
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    11 Mar 2016 19:38 #19
    Oh look, Marblemaster1 is still alive!
    I'm looking forward to your creation, not being very familiar with your style as a level builder.

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    11 Mar 2016 22:02 - 11 Mar 2016 22:03 #20

    IT STARTED GO GO GO




    And the theme is...*drum roll*: Your favorite game! other than marble blast

    .

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    11 Mar 2016 22:31 #21
    LAST MINUTE CHANGES
    Put me down as participating. My stream is here .

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    11 Mar 2016 23:24 #22
    I've decided I won't be participating, but I look forward to what everyone comes up with.

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    12 Mar 2016 00:08 #23
    Good luck everyone! Looking forward to what you guys come up with.
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    12 Mar 2016 10:42 - 12 Mar 2016 10:43 #24
    Favorite game? Sports, board game, card game, puzzle or computer game? Or any kind of game that exists?
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    12 Mar 2016 11:33 #25

    Pokko wrote: Favorite game? Sports, board game, card game, puzzle or computer game? Or any kind of game that exists?


    Considering that hPerks is making chess, I'd go ahead and say yeah, any kind of game.

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    13 Mar 2016 22:02 #26
    Well, I didn't get anywhere near finished with my whole project, but I did manage to make a swag car! :)

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