This is going to be the second Nova Contest
; due to the massive success
of the first Nova Contest reaching 40 submissions
, the Novaverse Community has decided to host another contest. This contest will be however way different than the first one because we will ask YOU
to pick the gimmick of this contest. We have a couple of suggestions made already but we're open for any further ideas and feedback. A poll will be held to decide the gimmick.
This contest is scheduled after CCX1
, hence in Summer or early Autumn.
people will vote on it and we will plan it out until we reach our reserved timeslot which is Summer
Only SMBX 2.0 Beta 4 submissions will be allowed.
Judging is supposed to be 100% anonymous, so any prior showcasing of your level (or giving hints about what your level is) before the results will not be allowed.
Unlike the first contest, there won't be multiple submissions this time.
The judges won't compete.
Collabs of two people will be allowed.
The rest will be decided by the Judges.
Here is the team for this contest:
Main host: Cedur
Video promoter and gimmick assistant (if necessary): Eri7
World Map/Hub Maker: Free Spot
Criteria of judging hasn't been decided yet, it's up to the judges to decide how they want to judge the submissions. Again, suggestions and feedback are welcome.
Cedur, Owner of the Novaverse Community Discord Server.
Eclipsed, Owner of the Moon Base Discord Server and Staff Member of the Novaverse Community Discord Server.
Inferno, Staff Member of the Novaverse Community Discord Server.
Extra Judges: Free Spot
If you're interesting in judging, hit us up, it's always good to have a fourth judge, as well as backup judges in case one of us gets problems.
Now, for the most important part, gimmick suggestions that you can expand by your own and vote later! It's also considered to have a multi-gimmick contest where participants could pick one out of several gimmicks according to their preference.
Musical Moods contest, choose a song or piece of music that's not from a videogame
and make your level around it.
Quote contest, design a level around a specific given quote by the organizators (like in Maglx3, you'll be able to choose). Examples would be "The wind blows harder the more you move against it" or "Your reflection shows your darkest colors".
No-Power ups contest, the people who played Celeste will surely like it, design a level without any power ups. (Small passive filters should be placed around checkpoints)
Final Level contest: Make a level that could be considered a final level of an episode. Can be a Bowser castle or an epic bonus finale.
Since this is a contest for the community, it has been decided this contest won't be connected to the Novaverse or be impacted by it in any way, it's our way of thanking people for sticking so long with us and providing them with something to play even if it's not official to the Novaverse.
The Hub/World Map Maker will develop the episode of this contest, The Novaverse Youtube Channel will advertise it first with a trailer and then with a showcase of all of the submissions like what the showcase with the first Nova Contest and Eclipsed would stream all of the submissions so stay tuned for that.
The Episode will be available to be downloaded as soon as the Judges finish judging and the Hub/World Map Maker finishes his part of the workload.