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PVB CODING COMPETITION 2010 Rules (as of 08/24/2010 – updated main prize)

General Rules:

– Deadline for entries is 11/01/2010 0:00 GMT+1 (runtime 6 months).

– Any type of program running on the Virtual Boy or a Virtual Boy emulator is allowed, be it a game, demo, application, emulator, port or anything else.

– Also allowed are supplemental tools for VB development. (NEW in 2010)

– Every project has to have the PVB IPD/Focus adjustment screen. Here is the images and a code example for including it. You can also write your own code if you want.

– Entries have to be open source, so make sure to include source code in your release. (NEW in 2010)

If needed, you are free to release your project under any license you want. Don’t know which license to use? See here. If no license is needed, ignore this point.

– Multiple entries are allowed, but will be rated individually (means you can’t collect votes through multiple projects). This means on one hand, that your project will compete with each other, on the other hand that, if they’re all good, you’ll maximize your chance of winning with one of the projects.

– In case of multiple submission, each individual can still only get one prize (i.e. if someone’s projects place 1st and 2nd, he will get the 1st prize, while the 2nd prize will be awarded to the 3rd placed entry and so on).

– Any project, which already saw a public release before 01/05/2010, is not allowed to participate. In special cases, exceptions can be made, though, if for example a project has been significantly changed/improved since its initial release.

– After the deadline, a community vote will find the winner. The vote will be secret, every user registered before 01/05/2010 can vote. Sorry to everybody who is excluded by this, but it is a precautionary measure so that nobody can vote using fake accounts.

– Of course also users registered after 05/01/2010 can take part in the competition and send in a project. In that case, this user will also be able to vote.

– Prizes are (might get updated):
1st: FlashBoy FlashBoy Plus + PVB Shirt
2nd: PVB Shirt
3rd: PVB Shirt

– Furthermore, the first 10 every participant will receive a high quality printed A3 (297mm x 420mm) copy of the competition poster.

Project Submission:

– Open a thread in the Coding Competition forum for your project and attach it to the post.

– As the topic title, please use the name of your project plus the prefix “[ENTRY]”, so entries can better be seen (for example “[ENTRY] Pacman”).

– You can post as many versions as you want and gather feedback from the community.

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Since it says “if someone’s projects place 1st and 2nd” I’d assumed that each project would get voted on separately. But you do raise a good point about a person being his own competition. The same percentage of people might like each of Person A’s entries, while a slightly larger percentage (maybe even just one more person) likes Person B’s single entry.

That’s a tough one…

Also: “Of course users registered before 05/01/2010…” should probably read: “Of course users registered after 05/01/2010…”.

LOL… by you bringing that line to my attention, I just thought of something… rather than submitting multiple projects, you should make a new user to submit each crappy one, then use their votes toward your good one :D. Heheheh… j/k… and I hope/assume KR155E would catch on :P.

DogP

Thanks for pointing these things out! I updated the rules. Most notably:

– Multiple entries are allowed, but will be rated individually (means you can’t collect votes through multiple projects). This means on one hand, that your project will compete with each other, on the other hand that, if they’re all good, you’ll maximize your chance of winning with one of the projects.

– In case of multiple submission, each individual can still only get one prize (i.e. if someone’s projects place 1st and 2nd, he will get the 1st prize, while the 2nd prize will be awarded to the 3rd placed entry and so on).

Every project has to have the PVB IPD/Focus adjustment screen

Do we have to use the exact code you included, or just the image? I’d rather use vbFXFadeIn and vbFXFadeOut.

HorvatM wrote:

Do we have to use the exact code you included, or just the image? I’d rather use vbFXFadeIn and vbFXFadeOut.

You can use your own code, mine is just an example. Will add that to the rules.

I don’t really understand the thing about licensing. Plus, the link about it seems broken.

The link works fine for me.

If you don’t care about licenses, you don’t have to deal with them. Just release stuff as usual and everything is OK.

Question: Can I change a game after I release it (i.e. fix something if I find something wrong?)

Sure, you can release as many updates as you wish. The last one posted in the release thread will be the competing one (unless stated otherwise by you).

Hey, I got another question for ya. Can I change the Planet Virtual Boy startup screen? I want to put an X and O instead of the VB logo similar to what Faceball was going to do.

Yeah, such little changes are OK. Just keep the “Planet Virtual Boy” intact. 😉

 

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