64Digits Completition Feeler Blog

Posted by Castypher on June 2, 2014, 12:06 p.m.

Judging by the site's recent activity, this definitely isn't a good time for another event. But I've had quite a few people asking when the next Completition was. Even though I wanted to give people a break from the last comp, so far it's mostly been those participants who have approached me. Also, it's been a month since 64DSC ended, and I like making use of my summer.

So for those of you who weren't around this time last year….

The Completition is an event where everyone gets together and makes games solely for the purpose of finishing something. The goal of every participant is to pick a game that they can realistically finish within the allotted time. The thing that sets this apart from other competitions (aside from no prizes) is that you can enter any game, no matter its progress, as long as you think you can finish it, or at least make substantial progress that puts you that much closer to finishing it. Because of this, there are no rules on when you're allowed to start, but the event will still end at a specific time, at which point I'll compile the games and put up a file containing all of them.

If for some strange reason you have no unfinished games that you're ready to send into the world, you're free to start a new one. Additionally, those who entered 64DSC might want to consider entering their competition games.

Last year we had something like 17 entrants and 6 people who finished, giving us a 35% finish rate, more than double the average of most competitions. I want to see if we can get a similar number, so please leave a comment here if you're interested in participating in a prizeless event with a bunch of people who are trying to finish their games.

Additionally, if someone else had a competition planned this summer, speak up now. As far as I'm aware, there are no competitions planned until Scary 4 Digits 2014.

If you need incentive for participating, you may want to check out Cesque's Fire Point, which has seen a large amount of success on GameJolt and therefore on review sites such as RockPaperShotgun (here's one such review).

This is just a feeler blog to see if it'll be worth taking up a couple months of your summer. Hopefully we can get a decent roster before I go in-depth on how the event will work, and what changes I'm making this year. Please note that I'm not promising the bundle this time, which fell through last year due to some communication issues.

- Kilin

Comments

Ferret 10 years ago

Please do, I'm out from school now.

colseed 10 years ago

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If he had started it at a time that was perfect for you, it would have been badly timed for other people.
I'm…aware?

That said, I do recall other people mentioning having end-of-semester stuff around the same time, so this shouldn't exactly be news.

Powerful Kyurem 10 years ago

I'd be definitely willing to enter my #lorezjam entry once my PC gets fixed. When's the completion ending?

My entry: http://gamejolt.com/games/puzzle/eraser/26652/

Preferred start for me working again: June 7th, 2014

Preferred finish date: July 31st, 2014

NeutralReiddHotel 10 years ago

I am also out of school and able to enter in this. I am in for this. When would we be allowed to start (I want to start early but not if it's against the rules)

Powerful Kyurem 10 years ago

Quote: Kilin the OP
The thing that sets this apart from other competitions (aside from no prizes) is that you can enter any game, no matter its progress, as long as you think you can finish it, or at least make substantial progress that puts you that much closer to finishing it. Because of this, there are no rules on when you're allowed to start, but the event will still end at a specific time.

Powerful Kyurem 10 years ago

Why don't we just set the end date foe September 1st and let everyone work for 3 months? Then, everyone is happy?

There's also a few competitions/jams on gamejolt right now. Good to keep in mind.

Acid 10 years ago

There's also FuckThisJam but I think it's almost over.

Moikle 10 years ago

If I make an attempt to enter, you can assume I am full of shit

Castypher 10 years ago

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Can you think of a "good" time of year to have an event then? I've never seen a single event hosted where people don't complain about the timing. :P
What? I've never seen people complain about timing. Some people (like me) complain that they're busy with school or work at the time but I think it's common knowledge that the most rigorous months of school, especially if you live in America, are April, May, and December. Hosting a competition during any of these months, provided you're trying to appeal to college students, is going to get you some complaints. It's one thing to do it during the school months (S4D) but it's another to do it during finals (which is why I've stopped hosting F4D).

I'm actually really surprised that nobody else claims the summer months for competitions since RPG4D. Some people mention in passing that they'd maybe possibly like to host, but so far nobody's actually fought me for the summer competition bracket. So if someone wants to host a competition with good timing, there's probably no better option than taking the summer.

But you stay away from my S4D. That's been an annual tradition since 2011 and tends to have a good turnout because it occurs early in peoples' school semesters, not during finals.

(I'm saying all of this generally, not attacking Acid, who I think allocated the time pretty well considering the month.)

PS, I'm going to post a new blog when I get to work. Seems we have a couple people interested in participating and no rival competitions, so let's get this show on the road.

Castypher 10 years ago

I meant regarding past comps. The only other time I remember complaints about timing is during the planning stages of F4D 2011 and F4D 2013, when people expressed the same concern, though at the 2011 comp I extended the deadline two weeks to make up for that, and I recall Cyrus doing the same for the 2013 comp.

Like I said, I'm not hammering on Acid here, just saying that you have to expect these complaints if you're hosting during finals, even though I know it's hard to accommodate for people across the globe who get out in varying times between April and May.