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Wink Contest: Summertime Jazziness!

Oh boy, it's the first time I'm actually creating a JJ2 level making contest. This makes me feel very anxious but I hope it will be well received by you, the JJ community.

"Summertime Jazziness!" is a Single Player level contest with emphasis on things that are related to summer and the summer holiday. There are a lot of possible themes for this: the beach, mountain trips, pool parties, the exaggeratedly hot weather and so on.
  • First place gets a 25€ Steam Card!
  • If there will be more than 4 contestants, there will be a second place as well: A 10€ Steam Card!
  • And if there will be more than 8 contestants (which I highly doubt), the third place prize is going to be a 5€ Steam Card!

The (current) deadline of this contest is July 1st!

Possible questions you may have about this contest:

Q: What size should the level be?
A: Medium-large is the recommended size, even though any size is accepted.

Q: Is AngelScript allowed?
A: Yes! I highly recommend using AS to enhance the gameplay and/or visuals of your level.

Q: What if I want to work on a level with another community member?
A: Sure! If the winning level is made by two people, I can split the prize in... almost half. One of them is going to take more, sorry! Also, two people is the limit for one level.

Q: Isn't the "summer" theming a bit too vague?
A: If you're not sure about whether the theme you have in mind fits for this contest, just ask me! Leave a post on this thread and I will give you an answer. If you want to ask me in private, send me a message on Discord: Primpy#8692

Q: How are the winners going to be decided?
A: I'll discuss about it with other members of the community. Or maybe by letting the forum members vote? I'm not sure, maybe the latter.

Q: Aren't you, like, 17 years old? Where do you get the money from?
A: I happen to develop a Roblox game which brings me a monthly revenue. Don't worry, I'm not stealing them for my parents or anything like that

Q: Why does it have to be Steam cash and not actual money?
A: I am not legally allowed to have a PayPal account (I mean, I will, in 3 months by now but still...) and the alternative methods of sending money are too complex and costly. However, if you don't use Steam and/or want money on another platform (GOG.com for example), I'm okay with that. Just tell me about it.

If your question was not answered above, please post it on this thread. I hope this contest turns out well, it's also an attempt to keep the remaining JJ community active. Excuse my English, I'm not the best at it. I hope to see lots of entries!
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Thank you for doing this!!

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this is very cool primpy!

Ill try!
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Nice idea! I'll try to come up with something.
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Oooooh, sounds neat!

I don't know for sure if I'll be able to make the deadline, but I'll see if I can whip something up for this regardless...
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This is a very good Idea! I'll try to think something that could be in the contest level and construct it.
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Just a reminder, this contest is still happening. One month to go until the deadline!
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Contest Update

So far, there isn't a single submission for Summertime Jazziness. That's reasonable, everyone has their own schedules and maybe some of you were waiting for the summer holiday in order to start working on your project. Thus, the new deadline is July 14th, though I would not mind if you submit your level two-three days after the deadline (Please do not do that unless your project is very close to being finished and you just want to add some extra polish to it).

As for deciding the winner(s), I believe that the community should vote their favorite level. Voting starts on July 20th and ends on July 27th. The reason why there's a time gap between the deadline and voting is because that's enough time for the community to get a taste of each submitted level and pick their favorites (if not, there's plenty of time until July 27th). If you don't like this method of deciding the winner(s), please tell me about, I'm open to hearing your suggestions.
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A good idea for a contest! I love summer. If I wasn't busy at the moment I would participate too.
P.S. Your English is surprisingly good, but I'm not a native speaker to judge. My English is worse than yours.
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A good idea for a contest! I love summer. If I wasn't busy at the moment I would participate too.
That really is a shame, I'm a fan of your Single Player levels

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P.S. Your English is surprisingly good, but I'm not a native speaker to judge. My English is worse than yours.
Thanks! My English is just decent, I'd say yours is pretty good as well
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When is the deadline? 14th of July? I still have one week... Oh well, maybe I'll make something till that time, but I don't promice. If I do, the level will be small and without ambitions for the 1st prize. Just for fun!
You see, I've noticed this post only 2 days ago.
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When is the deadline? 14th of July? I still have one week... Oh well, maybe I'll make something till that time, but I don't promice. If I do, the level will be small and without ambitions for the 1st prize. Just for fun!
You see, I've noticed this post only 2 days ago.
It sucks that you noticed the post so late, maybe I should've messaged you regarding the contest :P
Well, yeah, feel free to try to make a level in 8 days, though that sounds a bit difficult.
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I'm going to see if I can finish something quite short and simple in time but I can't make any guarantees. Would it be too much to ask for another extension (lets say to 31st July)? I'm sure other people would appreciate that too
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I'm out of the contest . Even if I do finish my level in some way by the 14th it just wouldn't be as nearly as fun as I wanted it to be. It would probably be the dullest level here.
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So far, there isn't a single submission for Summertime Jazziness. That's reasonable, everyone has their own schedules and maybe some of you were waiting for the summer holiday in order to start working on your project. Thus, the new deadline is July 14th, though I would not mind if you submit your level two-three days after the deadline (Please do not do that unless your project is very close to being finished and you just want to add some extra polish to it).

As for deciding the winner(s), I believe that the community should vote their favorite level. Voting starts on July 20th and ends on July 27th. The reason why there's a time gap between the deadline and voting is because that's enough time for the community to get a taste of each submitted level and pick their favorites (if not, there's plenty of time until July 27th). If you don't like this method of deciding the winner(s), please tell me about, I'm open to hearing your suggestions.
New deadline: August 1st.
Voting starts on August 8th. (which is my birthday, btw)
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I'm out of the contest .
Hey, Jelly Jam, don't give up! There is plenty of time now.

As for me, I won't ease off because of the deadline's delay, I'm going to finish my small level till 14th as it was planned. So I'll have more time on testing and improvements.

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I associate summer with beaches and stuff. How could no one have submitted a beach level?
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I associate summer with beaches and stuff. How could no one have submitted a beach level?
I'm working on one right now
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