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    Video Game Parody [ENDED] - Summer Competition 2016

    Details

    It's time to bust out your comedy chops and take video games to task with the Video Game Parody competition! We want you to animate a parody of any game you desire; you can poke fun at your favorite game, or satirize one you hate. You don't even have to stick to one game! There are no limitations as to what you can pick this time around, so don't worry about covering the same game as someone else. Just focus on finding the humor in your choice. Keep in mind that you don't need to limit yourself to simple comedy for this competition! If you're more interested in action sequences, why not give action/comedy a shot? Comedy is the primary focus for this competition, but you can include any other elements you want! Think you have what it takes to bring the laughter?

    For this competition we would like all entrants to make a thread in the Works In Progress forum and keep it updated with your progress as you animate your submission. Doing this is not a requirement but we will be granting bonus points to those that keep their thread up to date, so make sure you make your thread to collect those points! Here are some past examples of the kind of thread we want you to make:


    Entry Scoring

    Submissions will be scored on the following criteria:

    Submission

    • Humor - Humor is subjective. Instead of judging based on whether or not something made us laugh, we will instead look at the effort put in to making something funny regardless of sense of humor.
    • Animation - Demonstration of technical animation skill. Things such as timing, rhythm, arcs, squash, stretch, etc. will all be taken into account.
    • Art - Artistic ability. Includes aspects such as scene composition, use of color, perspective, lighting, attention to detail, etc.
    • Direction - Your ability to direct an animation, taking in to account things like intent, story telling, emotion, use of music, use of sound effects, etc.
    • Length - We require a minimum of 90 seconds, but it doesn't have to be exactly 90 seconds. A longer animation is better as long as the quality doesn't suffer because of it.
    • Originality - We're looking for entrants to try new things! The more you set yourself apart the better.

    Extra
    • Posted Game(s) They Are Parodying in Competition Thread
    • Created WIP Thread
    • Kept WIP Thread Updated

    The animation itself accounts for the majority of total possible points, but final ranking is not determined solely by how good your animation is.

    Timeline

    01
    JULY
    Competition Begins
    The competition officially commences, entries can be submitted any time after this.
    24
    SEPT
    Final Due Date - EXTENDED
    All entries must be submitted by this date!
    30
    SEPT
    Winners Announcement
    Judges will spend the week reviewing and scoring entries. The final results will be posted this day.

    How To Enter

    To enter the competition all you need to do is reply to this thread with the game (or games) you want to parody. Every few days we will collect the names of people who've posted and add it to a list of participants which everyone will use to keep track of who's entered and their progress. You may still submit an entry even if you don't make a WIP thread or announce your game here, but you will be at an automatic disadvantage to those who do! When you have finished your entry, ensure you've met all the requirements listed below and send me a private message with your PayPal email address and a link to both the SWF and the FLA of your entry. We will collect submissions and announce the winners according to the timeline above. We will be releasing the submitted animations on a weekly schedule after the competitions ends, so remember not to leak your entry anywhere until two days after it goes up on official StickPage channels! If you do not supply a PayPal email address you will not be able to receive your prize if you win.

    Requirements

    These must be followed in order for your submission to qualify. Failure to meet these requirements will automatically disqualify your entry.

    • Must involve stick figures in some way
    • Must be a complete finished animation, cannot be split into multiple parts
    • Must have sound effects & music
    • Must contain a minimum of 90 seconds of animation excluding any introductions or credits
    • Must have a 16:9 aspect ratio with no letterbox
    • Must contain official StickPage branding (download Flash package here or MP4 video package here), applied in the following ways:
      • Introduction - A brief animated introduction to be placed at the very beginning of your animation, after any preloaders and before any other introductions
      • Main Menu Link - If your animation is a SWF and has a menu, a link to StickPage must be present somewhere in it
      • Watermark - A StickPage watermark must be present in the lower left-hand corner of the animation throughout playback, must be a link to StickPage if it's a SWF
      • Credits - StickPage must also appear during the credits, must be a link if it's a SWF
    • All released versions of the animation must contain the StickPage branding described above
    • Must not be released until a two days after it goes up on official StickPage channels
    • Must have a PayPal account to receive prize


    • Cursing - StickPage is frequented by a diverse range of people of various ages and cultures, and as such we tend to air on the side of caution when it comes to a controversial subject like whether or not swear words are appropriate. We would rather you avoid swearing completely within an animation, but censoring any swear words will also work.
    • Extreme Gore - In the past some talented animators have gone a little overboard with their graphic depiction of violence and gore in their animation, and it left some viewers feeling uncomfortable. To avoid upsetting our viewers we may ask you to tone down some gore if it's too much. This is only in very specific circumstances where the depiction is realistic enough to affect viewers. Your average stick figure cartoon violence is still perfectly fine!


    Prizes

    For this competition we're offering up a staggering $5,000 in potential prizes! Don't think you stand a chance? Take a look at our prize breakdown before you give up so easily!

    1st - $1500
    2nd - $900
    3rd - $550
    4th - $400
    5th - $350
    6th - $300
    7th - $250
    8th - $200
    9th - $150
    10th - $100
    11th - $60
    12th - $60
    13th - $60
    14th - $60
    15th - $60

    FAQ & Help

    Not sure on something? Feel free to post questions in this thread! Common answers or good questions will be added below.

    What is aspect ratio?

    Aspect ratio is the ratio between your video's width and height. Usually represented as X:Y, where X relates to the width and Y relates to the height. For this competition we are requiring a 16:9 aspect ratio, which means no matter how large your video resolution is, for every 16 units of your with you need 9 units in height. If you are not sure your animation is the correct aspect ratio, you can quickly use an aspect ratio calculator at this link by putting in your own animations width and height. 16:9 is a common aspect ratio for video and displays. Standard resolutions for the 16:9 aspect ratio include 640x360, 960x540, 1280x720, & 1920x1080. Typically if you are making an animation it is recommended you animate at either 1280x720 or 1920x1080 if you can for the highest fidelity results, but that is not a requirement. With vector animation software such as Flash you can animate at a lower resolution and scale up with virtually no quality loss, but lines will look thicker and imperfections in detail become more noticeable.

    What is letterbox?

    In video, a letterbox refers to the matte (black bars) that surround footage that was shot in an aspect ratio different from the video's. The black bars fill in the space from the edge of the video container to the edge where the footage begins. You will most likely recognize this as the black bars you see on the top and bottom of some movies. This happens because some movies are filmed with a 16:10 aspect ratio while most standard widescreen televisions have a 16:9 aspect ratio, so to fit the film in the television the letterbox needs to be added digitally. For this competition we do not want any letterbox, your animation should take up the entire width & height of the canvas.

    Participants

    Here are our entrants and their progress so far!

    Announced: 51 | Progress Threads: 26/51
    Externus
    Call of Duty x Undertale
    Seagull
    Casual Souls
    Dark Souls 2
    GVlash
    Skullgirls
    Barthimo1
    Good Hunters
    Bloodborne
    Irian
    Bayonetta 2
    Pox
    Pac-Man
    nyneicon
    Mount and Blade: Warband
    Thegridwhereyouaretrapped
    Q-Bert
    Law
    Ace Attorney
    X-treme
    Mortal Kombat
    HintHunter
    Chess
    GuzFA
    God of Wor
    God of War
    kronusFA
    Contra
    Zero
    Chess
    Atsukedaime
    Left 4 Dead
    Hydrios
    Undertale
    sorryh
    Sleeping Dogs
    guramecon
    SUPERHOT
    EhMeD_Emer
    GTA San Andreas
    wolfD
    Pac-Man
    Azure
    Tenchu Z-OMG
    Tenchu Z
    Arch-Angel
    Multiple Games! Multiple!
    Ghombeat
    The Orange Box: Under the Suppression Field
    The Orange Box
    Camila
    OFF
    Not_Nish
    Bullet Bronson
    Point-and-Click Sniper Games
    poppetje3D
    Soul Calibur
    Smile
    Prototype
    DiPi
    Welcome To Dark Souls
    Dark Souls
    exceld
    POKEFRAME
    Pokemon Yellow x Warframe
    xDonnyx
    Kirby: Stick attack!
    Kirby
    KingDorango
    Minecraft
    Pace4
    Pokemon Red
    WhiteJoker
    Overbotch
    Overwatch
    Chewy
    Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and Left 4 Dead 2
    WaveSP
    Flappy Stick
    Flappy Bird
    Rythm
    Kingdom Hearts
    Drifts
    Pokemon Go
    pyrosamurai
    Pokken Tournament
    topburger239
    Dark Souls 3, Bloodborne
    NitroTelevision
    Max Payne 2
    larexblackout
    Angry Birds
    Crohum
    DOTA 2
    OhBestlyCX
    CS:GO
    A13x@nd3r
    Grand Theft Auto V (Online)
    9Sticks
    Call of Duty
    S99D
    Gears of War
    kemical
    Shadow of the Collossus
    BlueReX
    Clash Royale
    Upps
    The Warriors
    Fordz
    Super Mario Bros.
    Reb
    SuperTruck
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    first again jeff please dont hurt me i need this

    in a non-"sperg" fashion, i'm claiming cs:go. this is formal and grandiloquent; refrain from deleting; semicolon. no but really, yeah im doing cs:go.
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    YUSSS I'm joining with Dark souls 2. I might add in the first and third one as well. Idk it depends on if I feel like doing them lol.

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    Yeah I was planning to do the same as Seagull (cliché I know) I want to do Dark Souls, already started storyboarding.

    EDIT:

    I rather do Skullgirls, have some crazy ideas.
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    I choose to animate "Bloodborne".

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    If we choose to parody more than one game, do we list the games in this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rythm View Post
    If we choose to parody more than one game, do we list the games in this thread?
    Yeah! Just list any games you're tackling here.

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    yay
    I'm thinking I'm gonna go with Bayonetta 2
    but maybe throw in some jojo or dragon ball z
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    Can I attempt multiple comps or do I have to pick a side?
    Spoiler for other stuff:

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    This competition is open to anyone, if you consider yourself a beginner but feel like you can handle it go right ahead! The Beginners competition that's coming up is the only one that we'd like just for beginners.

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