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Old 11-20-2008, 01:10 AM   #71
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The results are in! Check the first post!
Don't the results warrant their own thread?

Furthermore, in my opinion it might be better to use the best entries / honorable mentions model that the design challenges are using. Also, did you guys give feedback to everyone or just the top three?
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:21 AM   #72
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I really won? Wow! I can't believe it! Especially since two out of the three judges weren't even sure they were playing it right...

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(I'm still not not sure which paddle is mine or how the tetris aspect works).
Neither actually! You could see them both as opponents. The Tetris blocks are the player's paddles, which he/she uses to score at either side of the screen. The goal was to get to 10 points at either side. To disencourage players from always scoring at the same side, the difference in points between the two sides should never exceed 3 points.

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Generally speaking I found that I ignored the manner it seemed you are 'meant' to play and just used my blocks as surrogate paddles. I'm sure with some work it would be possible to make a game where this would not occur or would not be possible.
Well, that is the way it's meant to be played! You use the Tetris blocks to redirect the ball. The paddles' AI is blind to the Tetris blocks, and will only anticipate changes in direction made by the other paddle or the walls.
The two main strategies to score are either to 'smash' the ball back in the direction it came from (by moving a falling tetris block in the direction of the ball), or to bounce it off the bottom of the falling block (which usually gives the opposing paddle too little time to react).
May I ask how you thought it was meant to be played?

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Also, did you guys give feedback to everyone or just the top three?
The top three is everyone...


Oh, and congratulations to the 2nd and 3rd place winners!
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:07 AM   #73
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Don't the results warrant their own thread?

Furthermore, in my opinion it might be better to use the best entries / honorable mentions model that the design challenges are using. Also, did you guys give feedback to everyone or just the top three?

As protector one said, there were only three entries to begin with, so this affected the way the results were published.
We actually came up with a few suggestions as to how this challenge should work in the future, the main ones being deciding on deadlines and judges before the challenge is published and allowing submissions to be made to an email address (instead of making people post them in the forums, I'm not sure everybody is comfortable with that concept)
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:49 AM   #74
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Claxon did you send our feedback to each person? I am assuming you did.
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Claxon did you send our feedback to each person? I am assuming you did.
Eh, well he didn't to me. Everything I know about this challenge and its results is contained in this thread. :P
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:48 AM   #76
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I really like that the first thing is the feedback from the judges and the last one is the final positions. Now I'm gonna ask permission to quote those words from the judges about my game on my website, is that ok?

And it was good to read that the failures on my game were the same ones I found, I'm not so out of track then.

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Old 11-20-2008, 05:51 AM   #77
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I really like that the first thing is the feedback from the judges and the last one is the final positions. Now I'm gonna ask permission to quote those words from the judges about my game on my website, is that ok?

And it was good to read that the failures on my game were the same ones I found, I'm not so out of track then.

Thank you.
You welcome.

I don't mind being quoted, so on my part it's fine
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We actually came up with a few suggestions as to how this challenge should work in the future, the main ones being deciding on deadlines and judges before the challenge is published
Oh you did I'm very sure that was something I mentioned in this thread
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:52 AM   #79
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Claxon did you send our feedback to each person? I am assuming you did.
No, the feedback was all posted here (since the first post of the thread said to check it for judging & results ).

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Now I'm gonna ask permission to quote those words from the judges about my game on my website, is that ok?
They've all been quoted by me right here already anyway
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Yea you can quote me. There are certain parts of my review I wanted each entrant to see so I will be sending that to them.
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