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Title: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Bricc on May 17, 2020, 05:44 pm
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Epic Game Drop 14
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This is the official announcement thread for Sploder's final Epic Game Drop - EGD 14. You can find all important information below.



What is Epic Game Drop?

Epic Game Drop (EGD) is an annual game-making competition here on Sploder. Most of our members here are familiar with it, but newer members may not be. The rules often differ slightly from year to year, so make sure to read everything below, whether you've previously participated in an Epic Game Drop or not.

When is the deadline?

Usually, EGD ends in July and the date usually corresponds to the EGD number. For example, EGD 10 would have ended on July 10th, EGD 11 would have ended on July 11th, and so on. This year, however, due to many requests from the community, we have pushed back the deadline to August 14th. Since this is the final Epic Game Drop, we wanted to give as many people as possible the opportunity to enter, so you have an extra month this year!

How do the categories work?

This year, our categories will look a bit like this:

- Arcades & Algos
- Plats
- PPGs
- Shooters
- Best solo game
- Best collab game
- Best overall game


Algorithm Crew and Arcade games are grouped together because we are expecting the least amount of entries with these two game creators.

Do I need to make a hype thread?

No, you do not need to make a hype thread, although we do encourage you to. We have a new board exclusively for Epic Game Drop 14 hype threads, found here (http://forums.sploder.com/index.php/board,255.0.html). This will act as your "sign up", although you will not be disallowed to enter if you do not make a hype thread. We're excited to see your projects and progress!

How many games can I enter?

This year, you are able to enter a maximum of 5 games. This includes both solo and collab games. The community didn't want us to limit how many games that could be entered, but that might be a little overkill, so this is our compromise.

Can I enter a game that I started working on prior to EGD?

Yes. As long as the game has not already been released, you may enter it

Who are this year's judges?

As of now, our judges list comprises of:

- Bricc
- Lordeldar
- Ethan2009
- Matty
- Meta KnighT


This list may change before judging happens.

I have a question that wasn't answered here

You can ask any questions below. An EGD committee member will get back to you.
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Awesomefinnz on May 17, 2020, 05:56 pm
So it is official then, the competition begins!

Nice thumbnail & colors :]
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Bolsillos on May 17, 2020, 09:20 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/PqfMwif.jpg)
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: swedenplatformge on May 18, 2020, 09:20 am
I'm truly hyped too, just like Bolsillos.
However, there's no denying that there will be a real challenge this time around, and this stresses me out, haha. I mean... The judge's man, Sto4, Bricc, Lordeldar, Ethan... This is going to be a hard one, if I don't work more on my game soon  :))
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Rocky on May 18, 2020, 10:04 am
Eh about the judges I remember requesting long back, is it possible I get added?
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Rocky on May 18, 2020, 10:06 am
Also the Algo-Arcade seems sort of unfair, because people who ARE actually making it will have less chance of winning. You never know how many people are making in it, and only if there are less people like we assume, it will be fair. I am 50-50 on this one.
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Awesomefinnz on May 18, 2020, 10:44 am
wait, the 4 judges are going to be tough with us!? Dayum.

Sweden, what about if we do a collab? >:]
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: swedenplatformge on May 18, 2020, 10:52 am
Eh about the judges I remember requesting long back, is it possible I get added?

Yes please make Rocky a judge, that way, I have a greater chance to win, hahahahha.

wait, the 4 judges are going to be tough with us!? Dayum.

Sweden, what about if we do a collab? >:]

Idk, you need to prove to me somehow that our combination would be good for the product we'd make, to begin with.
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Awesomefinnz on May 18, 2020, 11:11 am
Idk, you need to prove to me somehow that our combination would be good for the product we'd make, to begin with.
ah, nevermind then.
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Bricc on May 18, 2020, 11:24 am
Eh about the judges I remember requesting long back, is it possible I get added?

We voted on judges together and we aren't sure about your judgement. It's cool that you're really keen though.
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Rocky on May 18, 2020, 12:01 pm
We voted on judges together and we aren't sure about your judgement. It's cool that you're really keen though.

I see, I thought it would be fun to judge.

Yes please make Rocky a judge, that way, I have a greater chance to win, hahahahha.

Bro your gonna win even with the hardest judges anyway.
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Treejog on May 18, 2020, 04:54 pm
Ok, now this is epic
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Meta KnighT on May 18, 2020, 06:46 pm
Hey, I know I haven't been as active lately, but I would definitely be down and committed to being a judge if you want another one.  Regardless, look forward to participating!  My entry may be my very last (or one of my last couple) games on the site.
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Meta KnighT on May 18, 2020, 06:48 pm
This year I won't be entering like 5 games like previous years though haha... I'll probably just stick with 1 or so.
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Bolsillos on May 19, 2020, 09:24 pm
This year I won't be entering like 5 games like previous years
Hol' up; I thought this year was the first year you could enter 5 games.

okay well when it comes to egd i have been living under a rock (i havent been in any of them; its possible ive even missed all of them) so...
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: lordeldar on May 20, 2020, 11:44 am
Hol' up; I thought this year was the first year you could enter 5 games.

okay well when it comes to egd i have been living under a rock (i havent been in any of them; its possible ive even missed all of them) so...
Almost every EGD since 2014 has allowed multiple games
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Bolsillos on May 20, 2020, 11:49 am
Almost every EGD since 2014 has allowed multiple games
I see.
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: wordigirl on May 25, 2020, 12:48 pm
Hol' up; I thought this year was the first year you could enter 5 games.

okay well when it comes to egd i have been living under a rock (i havent been in any of them; its possible ive even missed all of them) so...
He would do too many collabs and stuff and by the time he got though, he ended up with like 7 to 10 games lol.

BTW I'm totally down! (*wracks brain for game ideas)
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Awesomefinnz on May 25, 2020, 01:50 pm
He would do too many collabs and stuff and by the time he got though, he ended up with like 7 to 10 games lol.

BTW I'm totally down! (*wracks brain for game ideas)
*cough* ToTheMoonAndBack *cough*
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: wordigirl on May 25, 2020, 02:26 pm
*cough* ToTheMoonAndBack *cough*
**Cough** idunnomaybe **cough**
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Rocky on May 26, 2020, 08:43 am
*cough* ToTheMoonAndBack *cough*

*cough*reminds me of my best review*cough*
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Bolsillos on May 26, 2020, 10:26 am
He would do too many collabs and stuff and by the time he got though, he ended up with like 7 to 10 games lol.
wat
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Master on May 31, 2020, 05:10 pm
EGD 10 is a funny example to use for that since that one was the only one that didn’t follow what all the other EGDs were doing and was held on August 1st for some reason.
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: beast4321 on June 08, 2020, 05:46 am
Ah, that time of year again? Should I enter? So tempted, and yet...

We'll see. I haven't written a review for a long time, so when judging comes along I'll probably crack out my badge at the very least.
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: wordigirl on June 08, 2020, 10:13 am
Ah, that time of year again? Should I enter? So tempted, and yet...

We'll see. I haven't written a review for a long time, so when judging comes along I'll probably crack out my badge at the very least.
sounds good. (But I really think you should try to release a game of your own, too. ;) )
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: beast4321 on June 09, 2020, 04:49 am
sounds good. (But I really think you should try to release a game of your own, too. ;) )

Ah, I should. I don't know if I have the motivation, but it's the last EGD... I've an old plat I started a while ago, I'll see if I can get that done in two months.

Right, I've committed to it know then. I best get going. And if it goes terribly wrong, it's Wordigirl's fault because she got me into it xD
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: wordigirl on June 09, 2020, 05:22 am
Ah, I should. I don't know if I have the motivation, but it's the last EGD... I've an old plat I started a while ago, I'll see if I can get that done in two months.

Right, I've committed to it know then. I best get going. And if it goes terribly wrong, it's Wordigirl's fault because she got me into it xD
Lol. I'm busy too but I am going to try my best to enter as well!
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Baysha on June 15, 2020, 11:59 pm
I might do this this year.
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: wordigirl on June 16, 2020, 12:01 am
I might do this this year.
Looking forward to your entry if you do join!
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: BlueSmoke on June 28, 2020, 05:11 am
can we enter updated, heavily improved versions of games you've already entered in previous EGDs?
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Rare on July 18, 2020, 10:00 am
oh splode I thought I'd missed it
less than a month, time to get to work
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: aprivatebydefault on July 23, 2020, 03:00 pm
Have a forums account so I have entered Ripe and Ripe II to the egd14 contest :)  :blank:
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: wordigirl on July 23, 2020, 03:58 pm
Have a forums account so I have entered Ripe and Ripe II to the egd14 contest :)  :blank:
you have to create a new game for it. EGD stands for Epic Game Drop. All of the Epic Games are supposed to drop on the same day. They can't already be published. Sorry.
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: Rocky on July 25, 2020, 12:24 pm
can we enter updated, heavily improved versions of games you've already entered in previous EGDs?

if it's updated and improved I think maybe
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: starcraft1234 on August 03, 2020, 12:31 am
can you upload multiple parts for egd? stuck at ppg levels limit and have to have multiple games
Title: Re: Epic Game Drop 14 - Announcement Thread
Post by: lordeldar on August 03, 2020, 05:09 am
can you upload multiple parts for egd? stuck at ppg levels limit and have to have multiple games
This is fine, you're allowed to enter multiple games anyway but this would still count as 1 game