#1✎ 940Y_ackHappy Summer, SmileBASIC Source, and welcome to the first ever official SBS programming contest!
The challenge theme for this contest is "colors". You may interpret this however you like, but your program must incorporate or utilize color in a meaningful way somehow. I have no doubt that you will find a creative way to explore this idea of "colors".
The deadline is in one month, on August 5th, 2016. To submit a program during this submission period, just create a program page and add your program to the Programming Contest category. See the image below for help with submitting. After the submission period ends, voting will begin, and all eligible entries will be open for user selection of the best examples of programs and their use of "color".
Prizes are available for the top two submissions:
1st place: $40 in Steam or Nintendo eShop games/credit
2nd place: $20 in Steam or Nintendo eShop games/credit
If there are not enough entries, no prizes will be awarded.
For more details, see "additional prize information" below.
How to submit:Additional submission information
Entries need not have been created completely from scratch for this contest, but ARE required to be original and of a reasonable quality for the time provided. For example, SmileBoy, in development for many months now, is not eligible, nor is an unannounced RPG with last-minute graphics changes to be "colorful". A game based off of a half-complete physics engine and old unused sprites, however, may be acceptable.
Only one submission is allowed per person. Your "submission" is the public key you provide with your entry.
Need inspiration for incorporating "color"? Try looking at Treasure's Silhouette Mirage color-swapping mechanic, or MadWorld's very limited but purposeful use of red on a grayscale landscape.
Additional prize information
International (outside the US) entries are welcome, however, if an international entrant places for a prize, method of transfer may be limited by regional restrictions. If an alternative cannot be found, the winner may not be able to receive their prize.
If less than 10 entries are received, no prizes will be distributed.
If a winner chooses a Steam gift as their method of award retrieval, the total expense must not exceed the amount ($40 first prize/$20 second prize) allotted. This may mean only receiving a game worth $36, if the numbers comes out such. These prizes were provided for by ad revenue.
Additional voting information
Contest votes will be monitored to prevent cheating and the voting period will be open for two weeks. Please try as many entries as you can to be able to cast your vote fairly.
Please do not create any of your own polls regarding the contest, as they may have to be removed to prevent issues.
If you have any questions that haven't been covered by this information, don't hesitate to ask below.
Good luck to all of you! And don't forget to have fun with this, the theme begs it!
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#2✎ 303MinxrodSummer 2016 Contest ParticipantI participated in the SmileBASIC Source Summer 2016 Contest!Programming ContestExpert ProgrammerProgramming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like!Programming StrengthPokemon Is Awesome!I love Pokemon!Express Yourself
August 5th, 1985
My time machine broke though :(
Sometimes I get confused; Sorry!
#3✎ 371ChemicalexDrawingI like to draw!HobbiesRNGHiddenEaster EggsThird YearMy account is over 3 years oldWebsiteMaybe I can actually buy sticker star now.
so I can criticize the heck out of it
#4✎ 31ThatStupidGuyAvatar TabooI didn't change my avatar for 180 daysWebsiteAvatar EmbargoI didn't change my avatar for 90 daysWebsiteAvatar BlockI didn't change my avatar for 30 days.Websitewe're all gonna diesomedayeveryonereal soon
Colors are cool I guess.
#5✎ 906snail_HelperReceived for being very helpful around SmileBASIC SourceAchievementsOSP Contest 2 Contest ParticipantI participated in the second SmileBASIC Source OSP Contest!Night PersonI like the quiet night and sleep late.Express Yourselfnice to see this thread start off with a bunch of waste posts
Contests are nice, and "colors" is a theme that's vague enough to allow interpretation but not so vague that it's impossible.
And actual prizes too.
#6✎ 416ElzoBroFirst DayJoined on the very first day of SmileBASIC SourceWebsiteVideo GamesI like to play video games!HobbiesDrawingI like to draw!HobbiesOoh Stardew Valley here I come!
#7✎ 96SamAmazing PageHiddenAchievementsGreat PageHiddenAchievementsGood PageHiddenAchievementsQuestion.
Can we submit more than one program?
Hum... I think no. One entry per person, alts will get both disqualified. If this rule needs to be changed later, I will.
What if you want to update/replace entry before due date?
This should be fine. You'll have to specify that you changed to an updated key, though. In fact, let me revise this.
You may change your entry at any time while submission is open, but you may only have ONE KEY submitted. Whatever final key you have at the deadline will be your one entry.
#11✎ 230AnswerXOXGreat PageHiddenAchievementsRNGHiddenEaster EggsSecond YearMy account is over 2 years oldWebsite
You can't get SmileBASIC in the UK or anywhere in Europe for that matter
#12✎ 3HansausageFirst DayJoined on the very first day of SmileBASIC SourceWebsiteAvatar TabooI didn't change my avatar for 180 daysWebsiteIntermediate ProgrammerI can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strengthi realize i haven't used PTC/smilebasic in like almost a year, but this contest has me motivated. good luck guys.
#13✎ 416ElzoBroFirst DayJoined on the very first day of SmileBASIC SourceWebsiteVideo GamesI like to play video games!HobbiesDrawingI like to draw!HobbiesDoes my game have to specifically have a color based mechanic, or can it just be visually appealing? I have an idea but it doesn't have a very color specific gameplay element, but I want to try to make it very colorful.
Does my game have to specifically have a color based mechanic, or can it just be visually appealing? I have an idea but it doesn't have a very color specific gameplay element, but I want to try to make it very colorful.
You may interpret this however you like, but your program must incorporate or utilize color in a meaningful way somehow
#15✎ 416ElzoBroFirst DayJoined on the very first day of SmileBASIC SourceWebsiteVideo GamesI like to play video games!HobbiesDrawingI like to draw!HobbiesOK thanks, it's ok then I'll add a typing system based on colors then!
i realize i haven't used PTC/smilebasic in like almost a year, but this contest has me motivated. good luck guys.
I feel the same way. Can't wait to see peoples submissions. Good Luck!
#17✎ 97ahavasandwichZelda Is Awesome!I love The Legend Of Zelda!Express YourselfPokemon Is Awesome!I love Pokemon!Express YourselfMinecraft Is Awesome!I love Minecraft!Express YourselfColors...maybe some of the programs for this contest should have an extra non-seizure inducing mode for sensitive people.
#18✎ 61RaichuBenderAvatar TabooI didn't change my avatar for 180 daysWebsiteAvatar EmbargoI didn't change my avatar for 90 daysWebsiteAvatar BlockI didn't change my avatar for 30 days.WebsiteDoes Gameboy COLOR count? :P
#19✎ 162812Me21Head AdminThird YearMy account is over 3 years oldWebsiteSyntax HighlighterReceived for creating the code syntax highlighter on SBSNight PersonI like the quiet night and sleep late.Express Yourself