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M11k4

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  1. Total phale. You couldn't get this one thing right??!!! Sorry, it was my mistake, a typo in fact. I meant CCLP5.
  2. It's been three years since the last Survival competition, so it's about time we had a new one! http://cczone.invisionzone.com/index.php?/files/file/642-%7B?%7D/ I combined all the previous Survival levels into this one set, with the newest one, #6 - Impending Demise, being used for this competition. It's built by Lessinath, so a big thanks in that direction. It is similar in nature to the very first Survival level with some key differences that I'll let you discover. The objective is to stay alive as long as possible before the monsters get to you! You may play in either MS or Lynx. The point of these competitions is to have fun and connect with the community. While that's the case here too, this is also your chance to try and see how crazy you are about this game of ours. There is no randomness in the level and there is no way for you to influence the monsters, all you can do is dodge. Then die and try again. I expect most participants to just send in a casual, maybe a decent effort, but maybe someone out there will go overboard with this and plan out an actual method to stay alive for way too long than is healthy. Don't feel pressured to be that guy. If you are that person, please only do it if you find enjoyment in it. The rest of us will then wait for the results. The deadline for your submission is in a month, November 12th where you live. Send in your avi or tws attempts to me at valeosote at hotmail dot com. You may solve the level or die in the attempt, it doesn't matter, though it is easier for me to judge this thing if you send in a tws which does require you so reach an exit. I may choose to combine some submissions into a tie if they are close to each other by a few seconds (up to ten, and this clause is here so you don't feel bad about maybe surviving another second or two). I will strive to reply with a confirmation that I have received your entry and reviewed it. I prefer if you use your username and this competition in the email subject. Keep it short and simple, something like: "October Survival - Santa." Ask below for any stuff that I didn't cover or is otherwise on your mind! Feel free to vent your frustrations and other feelings, but try not to spoil your actual score on the level. Enjoy! -Miika P.S. Though it is usually implied, I feel specially obligated to point out a technical requirement for this competition: though you may plan out a method of attack and even use tools that help you in this, your actual submission is supposed to be played by you without any gimmicks. Just use your sense of fair judgement and ask in case you are thinking of something that may be borderline.
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    When the Fireballs take over, how long can you survive? When the Blocks go crazy, how long can you survive? When your fortress is overrun, how long can you survive? This set contains the Survival levels that have been used for competitions. -Cauldron, by Lessinath, from September 2012 -Block Madness, by Lessinath, from April 2013 -Underground Fortress, by Lessinath, from April 2013 -Dance of Death, by Lessinath, from April 2013 -Perpetual Motion, by M11k4, from October 2014 -Impending Demise, by Lessinath, from October 2017 Warning! This set is not for the light-hearted. The objective in each level is to survive without dying or possibly cooking the level. For the sake of your mental health, it is not actually recommended that you even attempt these levels. You can find more information on the competitions in their respective threads in the competitions sub-forum. A great big thank you to Lessinath for coming up with so many of these levels! I would say 'enjoy', but with this set it's more appropriate to wish you well! -Miika
  4. Ready to make some levels? This time let's try a different take on building from a palette. Your task, should you accept it, is to create a new level using pieces and concepts from previous create competition entries from 2008 to 2011. This is a total of 72 levels to work from plus a few non-trivial 'filler' levels that separate each competition in the collection sets. The idea is that you build from pieces conceived by someone else (or your former self) to create a unique challenge that is still a tribute to the source material. You can either try to use the pieces without modification (as I have done in the Time Trial Mixes) or just borrow a concept to create your own new puzzle with the same general feel. The easiest place to find the levels that are your starting point is in CCZcreate2008-2011.dat and CCZcreate2012.dat, which you can get here: http://cczone.invisionzone.com/index.php?/files/file/305-%7B?%7D/ It would be nice if you took ideas from at least three levels so that it doesn't just become a different version of a single level. Don't feel obligated to fill the whole map and make everything cramped. (I'd be curious to see even some smaller levels that still stick to this requirement). If you do make a longer level, please don't make it very difficult. You can be creative with the structure of the level and give it a fun name. There are some crazy levels in the mix to work from and I'd also gladly hear what your reaction to them is. Can you make it work? I'm sure there are some issues with this idea that I'm not thinking of right now, so be sure to ask below and I'll answer anything that is worries you. Email and attach your submissions to valeosote at hotmail dot com. I will strive to reply with a confirmation that I have received your entry. I prefer if you use your username and this competition in the subject. Keep it short and simple, something like: "October Create - ChipHome5". If you list the levels you used as inspiration, that would help me when judging. Enjoy! -Miika Additional notes: -submissions are open through November 12th where you live. -The level(s) must be solvable, but do(es) not need to work in both MS and Lynx. -You may submit more than one entry, but please keep the levels distinct from each other. Your best two entries is recommended. -Points may be deducted for late entries, but will be accepted until I judge the levels. -Entrants receive the normal prizes: the "You're Winner!"-award, Chip Cup points, and "Tool Box"-award for first time entrants. -Please ask about other unclear situations.
  5. This sounds interesting! Checkerboard 3, where are you? I wonder if you should or could also release a "best of"-set with maybe fifty levels? If your large set of 149 levels will not have a planned difficulty curve but rather "designer evolution curve", it might be more enjoyable to play a smaller set and have the larger set still be a record of all your level designing. Thanks for giving us a short preview of your thought process.
  6. M11k4

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    Here are two levels for you to compete with, and a bonus level that shows the inspiration for the first level. 17.5 A - Bargain Brinks by lookatthis and Miika 17.5 B - Time Trial Mix III by Miika (kind of) Bonus: Brinks by lookatthis (#41 of 60_Minutes.dat) This time we are primarily competing in MS, but your Lynx solutions are always welcome as well! For more details on the competition, check out its thread. Enjoy!
  7. Let's kick-off this season with a Time Trial! http://cczone.invisionzone.com/index.php?/files/file/641-%7B?%7D/ The theme for this competition, Piecing it Together, has a double meaning. First, the levels themselves are pieced together from other levels. The first level, Bargain Brinks, is a take on a level called Brinks by lookatthis; instead of nine rooms I picked my favorite four and combined them. I also added a few chips to the rooms and a mechanism that discourages flooding the rooms. The second level, Time Trial Mix III, is a mix of time trial levels from 2010, creating a whole new challenge. I think it also comes together feeling a bit like those levels from back then, much like the previous two levels in this series. Secondly, when you set out to plan a solution to either of these levels but particularly the first one, you need to stitch together separate parts of the solution. I considered offering smaller practice levels for each room of the first level but as there was toggles involved and other complexities, I felt it was best to leave that up to you. I do want to stress though that you should create such versions of the level yourself to practice on. I didn't even make it possible for you to practice the rooms out of order, so to maximize your enjoyment with this level, don't force yourself to play the same rooms over and over again in linear order, but rather practice and plan them out separately first. The second level may be attacked similarly with couple of the sections, but it's not quite as necessary if you aren't going for the absolute best time. The point is that any good optimizer should learn to make use of their editor to practice different parts of a level, and if you haven't done that before you should try it with these levels. The main competition will be in MS, but I think this time we can safely throw in any Lynx solutions to the same pool. (This means the levels are probably solved quicker in MS, but if you submit a Lynx solution, I won't rank them separately.) The deadline for this competition is the end of October. I might award some extra Chip Cup points if you get your solutions in early. You can send them to me at valeosote at hotmail dot com. See below for more technical details. That's mainly what I had in mind. I'm excited that CCLP4 has been out for some months now and we can start something like this without needing to fear everyone still being busy on that. Don't get me wrong, I certainly am not yet done with CCLP4, but feel like something like this complements working on that nicely. Will love to hear any and all feedback and thoughts you have on these levels. Keep your eye out for more competitions starting soon! Enjoy! -Miika More technical details:
  8. Mine take a considerable amount in their raw form, but once I upload them or save them as an MP4 I don't feel the need to archive the originals.
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