STJr Team Representative
Sonic Team Junior
SONIC ROBO BLAST 2 OFFICIAL LEVEL DESIGN CONTEST
The Official Level Design Contest is back! For those not in the know, the Official Level Design Contest (OLDC for short) is a contest held multiple times a year, accepting maps of all kinds, from all users, to compete against one another. During the voting process, voters are encouraged to leave feedback on every level they have played, which makes the contest a very effective way to get constructive criticism on your levels, allowing you to figure out what you might need to do in order to improve.
Basically, if you want to get into level designing, if you're already an experienced designer, or if you're somewhere in between, join the contest! Show your work, get enough eyes on it, let people give you ideas and feedback, and you could win the coveted title of Contest Winner!
Please read over all the rules carefully, even if you were around during the SRB2 v2.1 era contests. Some rules have been changed, mostly for more leniency, and you may be happy to see some of the changes, especially if you're a fan of creating custom content!
- Single Player
- Capture the Flag
- Control Point & Diamond in the Rough from SRB2 Battle
- Arena & Survival from SRB2 Battle
- Battle CTF
- Make sure that the level works properly, that it is normally accessible, and that it does not interfere with other levels. This means that:
- Single Player levels need to be completable, and show up as the first level when starting a new game.
- Multiplayer levels need to have enough player starts, and need to be accessible via level select.
- Existing resources (textures, objects, sounds, music, etc.) can not be overwritten.
- Any scripts present in your level must not interfere with other levels. If your level contains significant gameplay changes, please ensure that they are contained solely within your level slot using a MapLoad hook. In this case, please notify us in your submission post.
- Your levels may not cause crashes under any circumstances.
- Your levels must work properly in the software renderer.
- Previously released levels are not allowed. Private testing is allowed (and encouraged!), but the level must not have been released on the MB or other public spaces.
- The level has to be your own work. This means that ports, remakes and edits of existing levels are not allowed, unless the original level is yours. In such a case, the level should be sufficiently different from your original level.
- Each participant can submit one level to the Single Player division, and up to three levels to each Multiplayer division. Collaborations are allowed, but fall under the same entry limits.
- Custom assets and scripts are allowed! Custom sound and music is also allowed. This sound and music must be under 3 MB total (the map itself and other assets are not subject to this limit). This file size limit is shared between all of your Multiplayer entries. All custom assets and scripts must follow message board rules.
- Keep accessibility in mind when creating your submissions. Entries containing excessive flashing lights or other content that could cause problems for players with epilepsy or related conditions will not be accepted.
- Cutscenes are allowed, but they must focus mainly on story or background for the level. Warnings, credits, or reminders to give feedback may be included in the form of a custom texture or in-level script the player can activate.
To submit your level, create a new thread in the Contest Submissions subforum. If you submit multiple entries, each one requires its own thread.
Entries are due twice per year, at 23:59 UTC (18:59 EST). The deadlines are as follows:
- OLDC Round 1: June 1st
- OLDC Round 2: December 1st
- To vote, make a thread in the Contest Voting subforum. It will be private during the voting period, and will be made public alongside the results.
- The actual voting is done by ranking all entries of a division, from favorite to least favorite. You don't have to vote on all divisions!
- Participants voting on a division they have entered are required to rank their own entry highest.
- When providing comments or reviews, remember to keep it constructive!
If any map you submitted is voted highest in its division:
- You will be given the Contest Winner role on our Discord server until the conclusion of the next contest. This does nothing besides let people know that you won.
- You will be given the Contest Winner banner on the SRB2MB until the conclusion of the next contest. This does nothing besides let people know that you won.
- You will be awarded a trophy in the form of a badge on the SRB2MB. Badges are permanent! You can choose which badges you want to show off on your profile. Badges do nothing besides commemorate your victory.
- You will be entitled to bragging rights. (But don't abuse them -- be a good sport!)
Now get out there and get mapping! Don't be afraid to show off your progress. Good luck and have fun!