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    i think the remaining silent contestants are not even aware of the change and suggestion. I think the admin should make them officially write down dissagreeing on the change instead of agreeing to make sure they do still follow the contest to validate the decission. I still think it causes no harm to extend the deadline, ppl who put lots of work in their entries have now the chance to polish them if they want while more ppl could be encouraged to join
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    EDIT: EDIT: We are now down to one contestants left who's not agreed to the rule change. Hi Everyone, We're making every effort to contact and get replies from the remaining contestants regarding the desired rule change (email, private messages, and YouTube comment posting ). However, we are now down to 2 contestants who've not yet resurfaced to weigh in on the judging rule change. @EternaL, if you're reading this, please respond or click "Like this" on Lucid's rules change proposal post here: https://brashmonkey.com/forum/index.php?/topic/4758-spriter-awesome-boss-contest-1000-grand-prize-official-rules/&page=3#comment-16283 If, by the 31st there are still any contestants who have not agreed to the new rule change, and if those contestants were not eligible for any of the three original prizes, what we can then do is consider that contest void (because it now officially has no ill effect on those who did not agree to the change) and then simply proceed with the new rules that the remaining contestants all agreed to (using our awesome actual human judges to judge based on merit). BTW, we noticed that one of the remaining people who had not agreed to the rule change actually removed their entry from the contest and the playlist without otherwise letting us know. If any of the remaining people wish to bow out of the contest regardless of which rules are chosen, please notify us or even better, click the like button in the new rules post linked to above (as that's the easiest way for us to track who has not yet agreed to the new rules). To those who are hoping to add their animations to the contest, while we can't promise anything, due to the current situation it's looking to us, more likely than not that we will be able to adopt the new rules. You can certainly consider finishing your potential entries before the 31st so long as you understand there's no guarantee the rule change will happen. Obviously it's a decision that each person should make on their own based on their available time and keeping in mind, we might not hear back from the remaining contestants until either there's little or no time left (to finish your animation) after the rule change becomes official. (if it does)
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    Dino for LD36

    Probably heartbroken, this one... www.ludumdare.com
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    First off, this could have all been avoided had we heeded the community's warnings against Like-based voting, specifically relating to how easy it is to manipulate and abuse the system. We hope we can all agree that getting the contest back on track to a system where the art can be judged based solely on its merits is ideal for everyone. We've actually lined up some fantastic artists and animators who are willing to judge the contest and are not privy to this current mess of a situation. When the situation was first brought to our attention for a specific user, when we went to verify, we ended up seeing another user's submission on the site. Had we waited another five minutes, or logged in five minutes earlier, it's likely we wouldn't have seen the second video, or maybe we would have seen a third. As has been covered in the thread already, it's possible for anyone to submit any video to KingdomLikes, and without turning this community into a crime scene investigation, it would be impossible to figure out who is abusing the system and how. I'm sure KingdomLikes is not the only way to unfairly generate additional likes. For this reason, we think it would be unfair to disqualify any specific participant(s) when we can't prove wrongdoing, and we would potentially be benefitting another abuser of the system who simply wasn't caught. The best solution is to switch to a system that can't be abused and where any potential current or previous abuse is irrelevant. Here is what we propose: The contest will be judged by three judges with game industry and animation experience. So far, we have two awesome judges lined up - Nick Wozniak (Artist on Shovel Knight (http://store.steampowered.com/app/250760/)), and Nathan Lavato (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gdquest/game-art-quest-make-professional-2d-art-with-krita/description). We're currently working on a third. Edit: We have our third judge: Louice Adler, concept and graphic artist at Tripwire Interactive (creators of Killing Floor) In order to give an opportunity for anyone who stayed out of the contest due to the original YouTube-based judging to make an entry and participate, we'd like to extend the window of submission until the original judging date of August 31st (6 days from now). This is also an opportunity for anyone who's already submitted to further tweak or improve your current entries if you'd like. The judging should take place within a few days after that. Anyone who makes any attempt to privately communicate with any of the judges before the judging takes place will be automatically disqualified regardless of the content of their communication. Also, since we're trying to fix past oversights with the rules, we'd like to take this opportunity to clarify some things that weren't made explicit in the previously posted rules. Any sound effects in the submitted video should originate from the Spriter animation (sound effects should play back with the animation in Spriter) You may have background music as long as either you (or your team) created it or you have the rights to use it. Judging will be based only on visuals (and use of sound effects, if applicable) but not on background music. No post production video effects other than simple fades from one animation to another. Please avoid any effects that might be mistaken for part of the animation created in Spriter. Don't worry if you have doubts about your already submitted entry breaking one of these clarified rules - all current entries will be allowed as they are. All original rules aside from judging, prizes, and the clarifications made in this post still apply (see original post in this thread for reference) As a thank you for agreeing to the rule change, we'll also increase the total prize pool to allow two additional prize winners, and a slight increase to second and third prize: The Grand Prize of $1,000.00 USD Second place Prize of $400.00 USD Third Place Prize of $300.00 USD Fourth Place Prize of $200.00 USD Fifth Place Prize of $100.00 USD We can only enact these rule changes if all the current entrants agree to it. To make this as simple and painless as possible, if you agree to this rule change please like this post (using the like button on the bottom right of the post (). Once we have every participant in agreement, we can make the changes official.
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