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Released Games => Knytt Stories => Topic started by: pfrangip on November 04, 2021, 21:03:42

Title: Play Knytt Stories Contest for all KS Players! FEATURING an all-new level by VG!
Post by: pfrangip on November 04, 2021, 21:03:42
Calling all Knytt Stories Players! Welcome to the first ever Play Knytt Stories contest!

First, allow me to introduce an all-new level by the one and only Vegetal Gibber, Ruins of EGA-Lana. This level has everything... EGA graphics, Easy, Hard, and Lunatic modes, collectible artifacts, and tantalizing hidden secrets! This level will be released on November 12th, 2021, at 12:00AM GMT. I would like to thank Vegetal Gibber for co-sponsoring this contest, providing this exceptional level as the competition setting.

Level is now live! Get it here: https://nifflas.lp1.nl/index.php?topic=7297.0


This contest has three separate categories, to appeal to any player. This means there will be at least THREE unique winners! You don't need a screen capture program to participate, you don't need to be the fastest player, in fact you don't need to necessarily even complete the level at all! Contest period will be from November 12th, 2021 12:00AM GMT to January 12th, 2022 12:00AM. Players may participate in every category, but can only receive one award. EDIT: Submissions are now closed.

Category 1: Non-traditional SpeedRun of Ruins of EGA -Lana Hard mode. Post or stream a speedrun video of Ruins of EGA-Lana Hard mode and link it in this thread, on the Official Nifflas Discord, on the Don Doli Discord, or PM me in some other fashion. Wallswims and OOBs are allowed, though cheating is not. The fastest time wins. Time will be scored from the moment the player enters the Hard area to the moment they re-enter the menu screen reach the credits. Each artifact collected will be counted as -10s. Prize is a $15 Steam Gift Card!*

Current Speedruns are being informally tracked here: http://www.ksruns.com/level/lana

Category 2: Completionist run of Ruins of EGA-Lana Lunatic mode. Post or stream a video completing Ruins of EGA-Lana Lunatic mode AND collecting all artifacts, and link it in this thread, on the Official Nifflas Discord, on the Don Doli Discord, or PM me in some other fashion. No wallswims, OOBs, or cheats allowed. The First player to upload or stream a complete run video wins! Prize is a $15 Steam Gift Card!*

Category 3: Creative run of Ruins of EGA-Lana. Post to this thread or Nifflas Discord a unique and creative "playthrough" of Ruins of EGA-Lana, any mode, including Easy. It does not have to be a complete playthrough, and can involve as many or as few screens as you wish. (e.g. a video narrating Juni's EGA-Lana adventure; a slideshow storybook of EGA-Lana; a crayon picture of Juni in EGA-Lana). EDIT: In lieu of holding a vote, VG and I will be judging the entries ourselves. The winner will get a $15 Steam Gift Card!*

BONUS: ANY player who completes True Lunatic mode (not to be confused with regular Lunatic mode) with no exploits, cheats, or glitches, and posts a video of it during the contest period will receive a $10 Steam gift card* AND be added to the Hall of Fame; Vegetal Gibber will add their name, a brief quote, and a unique statue to the FINAL release of the level! Players CAN absolutely win the bonus prize in addition to any other contest!

The Official Winners for all contests have been announced here: https://nifflas.lp1.nl/index.php?topic=7296.msg75854#msg75854

--FAQ--

Q: Does True Lunatic Mode have to be completed in one sitting to be eligible for prizes?
A: No, this can be completed across multiple sittings. However, the entire playthrough must be streamed, or recorded and spliced as one playthrough video. Any evidence of video tampering, cheat use, cheat-saving, save file editing, or level editing, may result in disqualification from all skill-based contests.

Q: Can I use the level editor to view Ruins of EGA-Lana for practice and strategy purposes?
A: Yes, you may, however, please do so off-camera, or in dedicated practice and analysis videos. Any evidence of level editing or tampering in a submitted run, even purely aesthetic or accidental level changes, may result in disqualification from all skill-based contests.

Q: Can I view other runs in order to strategize and optimize my own?
A: Yes, absolutely! The purpose of this contest is to foster growth in the KS community, so we not only allow but encourage sharing runs, watching other streams, and discussing strategies.

Feel free to post any questions below, and good luck!

Fine print:
- *Or a comparable prize of the winner's choice, subject to complete discretion by pfrangip. Steam gift cards have a three day waiting period.
- Amounts in US dollars. I have no idea how many kronenbergs that is.
- In the event of winners in multiple categories, or ties, prizes will be awarded according to the sole discretion of pfrangip.
- VG and pfrangip may compete for sport, but they are ineligible from receiving any prizes. I really would love to see VG beat True Lunatic mode.
- The level was released 1 hour earlier than originally planned. If anyone feels like the one hour early posting has adversely impacted their ability to compete in Category 2, please compete as normal, PM me, and I will review cases as necessary.
Title: Re: Play Knytt Stories Contest for all KS Players! FEATURING an all-new level by VG!
Post by: Purple Pineapple on November 05, 2021, 09:40:25
This sounds awesome! I haven't been this excited for something KS-related in a long time, so way to go pfrangip and VG! Consider me eager to take a crack at the first two categories and the bonus (so there's a lunatic mode and a true lunatic mode, huh? Intriguing... :shifty:). Each artifact awarding 10s adds an interesting twist to routing. Hopefully the prize money doesn't encourage people to hide their strats/runs until the very end. Gibber's a pretty strong creator, and Dithered Temple was quite a solid map, so I don't expect there to be any OOB/wallswims, but I'll sure as heck be looking for them. I wonder if perhaps you have intentionally left any in, just to stir the pot... (though personally I hope not. Much more fun to break what wasn't meant to be broken :^^:)

Good luck to all contenders!
Title: Re: Play Knytt Stories Contest for all KS Players! FEATURING an all-new level by VG!
Post by: Purple Pineapple on November 12, 2021, 01:23:16
submission for category 2: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1202789112
Title: Re: Play Knytt Stories Contest for all KS Players! FEATURING an all-new level by VG!
Post by: canteven / ncrecc on November 12, 2021, 01:28:45
I mean, the real winner is who had the most fun, and I want to shove my hands into a meat grinder, so congrats! (Imagine :P here but cheekier. And something that makes this post less uncomfortable.)
(Was at this screen (https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/808805858950774794/908513216630501376/unknown.png) when Glip submitted; 3 artifacts, missing the one from the 2nd fan room)
Title: Re: Play Knytt Stories Contest for all KS Players! FEATURING an all-new level by VG!
Post by: canteven / ncrecc on November 12, 2021, 02:48:35
"Abandoned" run (gets to the end but deviates from all artifacts) at the time, comes to about 2 hours and finishes with only 3 artifacts. https://youtu.be/P1OQlFTGL4I
Title: Re: Play Knytt Stories Contest for all KS Players! FEATURING an all-new level by VG!
Post by: Purple Pineapple on November 13, 2021, 09:41:31
"Abandoned" run (gets to the end but deviates from all artifacts) at the time, comes to about 2 hours and finishes with only 3 artifacts. https://youtu.be/P1OQlFTGL4I
Impressive playthrough. Those first two screens were basically deathless! It was a pretty close race until that big ol six-screen puzzle threw everyone for a loop.
Title: Re: Play Knytt Stories Contest for all KS Players! FEATURING an all-new level by VG!
Post by: egomassive on December 29, 2021, 02:28:28
Creative entry sneak peek. I hope to finish in time.
Title: Re: Play Knytt Stories Contest for all KS Players! FEATURING an all-new level by VG!
Post by: Vegetal Gibber on December 30, 2021, 12:32:59
:O  We made it to the console market guys!

This is so cool, looking forward to see the end result!

Title: Re: Play Knytt Stories Contest for all KS Players! FEATURING an all-new level by VG!
Post by: Polana on December 31, 2021, 16:17:42
I don't know whether this should count as a playthrough or not, but here's a crayon picture of Juni and her cube leaving the temple, so Egomassive has something to win over. It would probably look better if I didn't erase and draw each line again for like 1651654165 times.


(https://i.ibb.co/ynv3RMX/juni-leaving-temple.png) (https://ibb.co/3y6Js87)
Title: Re: Play Knytt Stories Contest for all KS Players! FEATURING an all-new level by VG!
Post by: egomassive on January 02, 2022, 08:51:47
Thanks for making this a contest Polana. I thought about using pen and paper to make my entry because my computer-aided-drawing leaves a lot to be desired. And now, I inflict such drawings upon the Nifforum.

Get The Cartridge of EGA-Lana (http://egomassive.com/nifflas/EGALana.zip) 54MB for pc
The story of a playthrough told with Renpy.

Be prepared for your browser to throw up lot's of roadblocks to downloading because my website isn't https.


Title: Re: Play Knytt Stories Contest for all KS Players! FEATURING an all-new level by VG!
Post by: pfrangip on January 05, 2022, 20:04:17
Hello! The Contest ends in 1 Week!

Contest 1: As of writing, Don Doli is in the Speed Run lead with 1:04. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asV1zObmRS4c
Don has graciously created a tutorial for this Speed Run if anyone would like to get their feet wet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7N2x-ifTC4
Can you challenge the legend?

Contest 2: The Lunatic Completionist run was indeed completed, and the winner will be announced at the contest end.

Contest 3: We currently have THREE, possibly FOUR submissions for Contest 3! Please submit any remaining submissions within the next week.

EDIT: Entries are now closed! VG and I will be judging the submissions and making our final determinations.
Title: Re: Play Knytt Stories Contest for all KS Players! FEATURING an all-new level by VG!
Post by: egomassive on January 16, 2022, 22:57:29
I just noticed you changed it to a private vote. Probably a good decision considering how quiet everything's gotten since December. I'd like to see these other creative entries you mentioned or at least know why they're not being shared publicly.
Title: Re: Play Knytt Stories Contest for all KS Players! FEATURING an all-new level by VG!
Post by: pfrangip on January 27, 2022, 22:09:55
Hello!

We're pleased to announce the official Winners of the Play Knytt Stories Contest!

The Contest 1 Winner (SpeedRun) is Don Doli. Let's congratulate him on completing the contest with an impressive 1:04! Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asV1zObmRS4

The Contest 2 Winner (1st to beat Lunatic) is Purple Pineapple (a.k.a Gliperal)! Congratulations on an impressive submission less than 1:30 after the launch time! Watch it here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1206837174

The Contest 3 Winner goes to The Cartridge of EGA-Lana, by EgoMassive. Congratulations on a creation as impressive as the original level!  Download here: http://egomassive.com/nifflas/EGALana.zip

For Contest 3, we'd also like to give honorable mentions to
Juni and her cube leaving the temple, by Polana See above post
EGA-Lana Speedrun Tutorial by Don Doli Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7N2x-ifTC4
A big spiky ball from Juni by PF Jr linked below

For the BONUS contest:
Congratulations to StraightFlame for being the first to complete True Lunatic mode!
Congratulations to Gliperal a.k.a Purple Pineapple for being the second to complete True Lunatic mode!
Congratulations to Don Doli for being the third to complete True Lunatic mode!

We hope everyone had fun, and hope to do another contest soon!
Title: Re: Play Knytt Stories Contest for all KS Players! FEATURING an all-new level by VG!
Post by: Polana on February 03, 2022, 16:26:39
Congratulations to the winnesr!