Post by BusterTheFox on May 8, 2014 4:41:11 GMT -8
I've left this place for a long time, but tonight I've been going crazy updating a lot of my project websites (I have too many, haha), so here I am! Anyhow, I've been thinking I may try and revive this place again. The challenge I thought up didn't work out very well, mostly because people didn't like the idea of having a time constraint. So, I think maybe just a global ladder/scoring system that scores any game submitted would be more fun. This way, creators would have the freedom to make the best game or sim that they could without really having to worry about a time limit. I'll post again (And possibly send another email newsletter) when I've re-written the game's rules.
Another idea I had involves the Stagecast Web Player. I run a website where I post some of my own games online. Not everyone has the know-how to get a website up and running, but I could help people get their sims on a web page if they like. I know it's not a big deal for us who have the program installed already and all, but, to me, it just feels somewhat more convenient to have them playable online. So, if anyone wants their game set up on a webpage, let me know and I'll get it up for you.
I think that's about it for now, but I will continue thinking up new ideas to keep this place fun and active. For anyone who sees this before I send the email blast, go ahead and leave your comments and criticism here! I'd like to hear any input you may have!
Post by BusterTheFox on Jul 3, 2014 14:48:56 GMT -8
Just to leave a quick update that does not warrant a new post: I would still like to hear from anyone who has thoughts about the challenge. I'm thinking it will be separated into categories and then judges separately from there. For instance, the Juniors, Seniors and Masters divisions, where it would be separated by age group. This way, teachers who use stagecast can allow their students to submit their work here, possibly under their own category, while more experienced people have the freedom to compete for fun in Seniors and Masters. Then it would work the same as before, with designated judges giving the game or sim a score based on certain criteria. After that, we add it to the master list where it will remain for all time... until the internet gets shut down. Well, you know.
There are a few problems with this, which is why it's the rough draft idea, such as... I'm the only judge right now, and I'm not sure if I could get anyone else to help me with it. Furthermore, I don't think teachers would really want me grading their students' homework for them, haha. It could, perhaps, be used as a sort of peer-editing thing, maybe...
Let me know what you think, and feel free to offer other ideas! How could it be made to benefit you? Is there some group that still couldn't get the most out of the system?