Techority 48 Hour Results
Below are the results for the Techority 48 Hour Challenge – 2011
In third place is Herman Wapenaar with his game, Jimima. (You will receive a 6 month iOS Corona license, as mentioned below.)
In second place is Radamanthus Batnag with his game, Monkey VS Princess. (You will receive a 1 year subscription/extension iOS Corona license.)
AND THE WINNER OF THE TECHORITY 48 HOUR CHALLENGE 2011 IS….
MIKE LORENZ with his game, Princess Pixani.
Mike will receive a one year PRO subscription/extension to Corona, approximately $108 in prize money and of course all of the other prizes outlined further down the page. (I will be contacting prize donors to coordinate this.)
The random winner of the iPhone 4 Ansca cover is Louis Philip Grenier (This was a random prize, given out based on the roll of two die.)
Congratulations to everyone who took part.
Community events such as this one are important in my opinion as they can help to foster a sense of belonging and also build stronger community connections.
I’d like to thank everyone who participated and extend a special extra thanks to those of you who donated to me personally and, most of all, those who donated prizes for the competition.
I will be contacting those of you who need to be contacted to confirm some details shortly, so be sure to keep an eye on your emails tonight and tomorrow!
PS – I leave you with a picture of our winner at the end of the 48 hour mark;
Yay, it’s Carlos!
Techority 48 Hour Challenge Requirements:
From the following list, every entry must include two of the four “things” below;
- The Jungle
- The Moon
- A Monkey
- A Princess
Remember, entries must be emailed to me by 12:00 AM Monday morning California time – that’s 48 hours from now.
If you aren’t following me on Twitter, you can do so now for any updates by using the button in the left sidebar.
Lastly, I’d really love it if anyone goes nuts with the Red Bull or Pepsi Max or what-have-you, or if you look like the walking dead by the 30 hour mark, if you’d email me any pictures! It would be a bit of fun if we had some to include on the site given that this is the first of what I hope will become an annual tradition for the Corona community.
Good luck and have fun!
PS – With 18 entrants, most of whom took advantage of the earlybird special, minus Paypal fees, the prize money is roughly $108.
UPDATE: Registrations have closed. The Challenge will commence in one hour.
UPDATE: The following email has been sent to all registered email addresses. If you didn’t get an email, check your spam, check it again, then get in touch if you are concerned.
This email is being sent to every Techority 48 Hour Challenge contestant.
I’m writing to let you know that between 11:59 PM on Friday and 12:00 AM on Saturday (California time) when the Challenge begins, details about what needs to be included in your project will be posted on Techority, on the 48 Hour Challenge page, found here; http://techority.com/techority-48-hour-challenge/
There will be a list containing four “things” posted; of these four you must choose two to include in your project. (Each judge will be selecting one “thing” for the list.)
All projects must be submitted by 12:00 AM Monday morning – there can be no exceptions.
Submissions will be made by emailing your project to this email address, firstname.lastname@example.org and entries will then be distributed amongst the judges for scoring to take place. As previously discussed, results will be posted on Techority on March 5th, unless there are any unforeseen issues in which case results will be posted by the 14th.
Please get in touch if you have any questions!
The Techority 48 Hour Challenge, 26 – 27 February.
The challenge has been set, now it’s just a matter of preparing!
REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY: CLOSED
1st place winner gets a year PRO subscription or an extension of the subscription forÂ one year
2nd place winner gets 1 year IOS subscription or an extension to the subscription for one year (iOS only)
3rd place winner gets 6 months (iOS only)
EVERYONE who takes part gets a 2 month extension regardless of subscription!
If you were torn on whether or not you should have a go at the Techority 48 Hour Challenge, this should make up your mind!
Everyone who enters will automatically have a chance of winning one of the above two Ansca Microshell courtesy of Marware, Inc. www.marware.com – there are only two left in the world and the randomly selected winner will be able to choose which they want, the red pill or the blue pill. (For the iPhone 4, as you can see from the picture.)
Date and Time:
At 12:00 AM Saturday the 26th of February all entrants will receive an email letting them know that they may now begin work on their app. All submissions must be received by midnight Sunday the 27th. (12:00 AM Monday morning being the official cut-off time.) No exceptions can be made so please plan your time wisely.
*We will be using California time. I know this wont suit everyone, but it’s better than using Sydney time, (where I’m located,) and I hope most people will find it acceptable.
Graham Ranson – Winner of a BAFTA and creator of Lime (development still in progress.)
Peach Pellen – Creator of Techority, Corona Fanatic.
Only Corona games will be accepted in this challenge. This is as much for practical reasons as any other; by only using Corona and accepting zipped, un-compiled project folders the process will be a lot simpler for all involved. Complete your project, zip it, email it.
Submissions will be via email – you may either email your zipped and complete project folder directly or email a download link to where you have hosted your file online, presumably your own website. (This is preferable.) All folders will then be uploaded to a DropBox (I’ll be asking the judges to get this if they don’t already have it, it’s free and fantastically convenient,) folder only accessible by the aforementioned judges.
Judging will take place during the week following the competition, with the winner being announced the following Saturday. (March 5th.)
Judging will be based on the following categories, on a point system;
Design – Possible 20 points
This covers the overall look of the game, from your artwork, to icon, to how everything is laid out.
Fun – Possible 40 points
Obviously the covers the overall fun factor of your game.
Creativity/Originality – Possible 40 points
Each judge will rank each game based on the above three categories. The points are out of a possible total 100 as this will hopefully prevent us ending up with 5 games all tying for first place.
The total marks for each app will be calculated with the winner being the game with the highest score overall.
Ownership, Copyright, etc;
All submitted apps, icons, sounds, artwork and anything considered to be a part of a submitted project remains the property of it’s original owner. You may not use copyrighted material in your submissions. You do consent to images taken from your application to appear on Techority.com and any other website that is covering the challenge or any aspect of it.
Including Other Code:
You may use Director as it is widely regarded as somewhat of a staple. You may also use one file for score implementation if you wish – which one is up to you. Beyond this, no submissions will be accepted if they include code not written by the submitter (that’s you!) – I think we can all agree this is fair.
The winner will receive:
- A 12 month subscription to Corona (Donated by Carlos Icaza of Corona) - A copy of Lime once it is complete (Donated by Graham Ranson) - An icon graphics pack (Donated by Biffy Beebe) - 2 CDs (Donated by Sister Sin and Ricky) - A copy of IndeED once it is complete (Donated by Michael Hartlef) (Now free, so not a prize, but get it because it's awesome!) - A copy of Corona Project Manager (Donated by J.A. Whye of Game Dev Nation) - A $50 iTunes gift card (Donated by Ryan of uDESIGN.me) - A sound and music pack (Donated by Digitapp) - A carton of Corona* (Donated by Ryan of uDESIGN.me) - Some kind of cash prize**
*Only certain countries will be eligible, to be determined by Ryan. (This is due to postage costs/local availability/delivery options.) You must be over the legal drinking age in your country of residence. Those who are underage will receive a carton of their preferred “soft drink”, eg, Pepsi Max, Mountain Dew, Coca Cola, etc.
**The cash prize will not be determined until the very end of the challenge. This is because, at this stage, there is no way of knowing how many entrants there will be.
Standard Disclaimer Stuff:
Techority makes no guarantee on individual prizes in the event that a donor fails to provide said prize. Techority makes no guarantee as to the final cash prize. Paypal fees will come out of entry fees which go towards the cash prize. You cannot blame Techority, judges or donors for what could be considered “acts of God”. You will accept all rulings as final. You acknowledge that cheaters will be disqualified and barred from future entry into any competition, challenge or community event that Techority is responsible for. Entry fees are non refundable regardless of circumstance. At any time Techority may change any of the terms and conditions or the disclaimer without providing notice.
Lastly, no games may be submitted that would have a rating over M15+, so keep it clean, folks.
I think I’ve included all that needs including there – more prizes may be added and links or images can be changed at your request, suppose the link/image pertains to you.
Early bird registration for $5 will open on January 24th and will remain open until February 1st or to the first 20 entrants, whichever occurs first, at which point registration will cost $10. The final date for entry is the 25th of February. Plan accordingly.
How to register will be detailed here on the 23rd of January and fees will be accepted via Paypal only.
Your entry fee assures you a spot in the Techority 48 Hour Challenge while also contributing to the final cash prize for the winner.
Registration also entitles you to a $10 off coupon for Corona Project Manager, while submitting a completed app will entitle you to a 50% off coupon for the aforementioned.
There are things that will need to be included in your project that will not be announced until 12:00 AM (California time) at the commencement of the Challenge. Do not attempt to start early. Not including the required things will see you ineligible to win the Challenge.
I hope that covers all of your questions; I appreciate that everyone has been eager to hear more so this page is going up now, prior to registration opening.
Please let me know if you think anything else needs to be included – I look forward to next month!