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New Contest: Bloop the Fish

April 1st, 08:41 AM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Are you interested in making your own D-Mod? Have you made a few half-finished D-Mods, but never found the motivation to finish one? Do you only make D-Mods when a contest gives you a structure and a deadline? Well, then here's something for you!

Yes, we are holding another contest. This time the contest will be about... Bloop the Fish. Bloop the Fish was a, er, 'charming' D-Mod originally released by old-school Dinker Instalite waaay back on January 22nd, 1999. It was notable for featuring brand new original MSPaint graphics of fish, sharks, and, uh, water.

Since then, there have been two unofficial sequels:

Bloop the Fish 2, from SabreTrout in 2003. As the legendary Paul Pliska stated, "Hate to say it, but the original was better."

A Fish Named Bloop, from iplaydink in 2014. This was a solid adventure that looked great, with new graphics that really take advantage of Dink's 'recent' true-color mode support.

This contest will continue the 'tradition' of Bloop the Fish D-Mods, and will involve a main player character named Bloop who is also a fish.

See the comments for more details.

The Rules:

1. The theme for this contest is Bloop the Fish. This means that the main player character of the D-Mod has to be a fish named Bloop. The D-Mod does not have to be in the continuity of the existing Bloop the Fish D-Mod series, and the character does not need to be the same Bloop featured in the other D-Mods. Secondary player characters are allowed, but the majority of the game should be played by Bloop.

You can decide which Bloop graphics to use, your own, the original, or those from A Fish Named Bloop. As iplaydink stated in the readme to A Fish Named Bloop: "I love bloop, and I want to keep him alive, if you want to make another Bloop the fish game and want to use my graphics, I would love that!", so we are all free to use his good-lookin' fish graphics.

2. The D-Mod may not have been uploaded to the Dink Network before in any form. So, for example, Sharp couldn't take Milder 3, replace Milder with Bloop, and submit it for the contest.

3. The D-Mod must be uploaded via The Dink Network's upload form no later than Thursday, June 1st, 2017 (UTC-11, the best UTC).

4. Anyone is allowed to submit an entry, this includes team efforts.

5. Judging will be done by any Dink Network account holder who created an account before April 1st, 2017, and who was not involved in creating an entry for the contest. Everyone will have the option of ranking the D-Mods from 'best' (1) to 'worst' (N), and the entry with the lowest overall rank will be designated the winner. In the event of a tie, a special vote with the tied entries will take place. In the event of another tie, both entries will be deemed winners.

6. The D-Mods will be judged on how well they follow the theme and how fun they are to play.

7. The prize for this competition will be eternal fame as the winner of the contest.

8. If anything is unclear or you have any questions about the contest, just post in this thread to ask!

Yes, this contest is real. I'm going to try to create an entry, anyway.
April 1st, 11:00 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
i submit fish tale. just pretend you play as bloop.

also, windinkedit doesnt work anymore for no reason. so i get a special case.

edit: oh, now i see what you did. that's really not funny at all.

great, i can't edit it away. so two horrible jokes already and i just got up. kill me.
April 1st, 11:55 AM
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leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
Bloop the fish is also featured in fishy dot dmod.
April 1st, 01:31 PM
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DackFight
Peasant Male United States
Making Topics off-track faster then you can say it 
Maybe you should offer an additional reward, like a rank with the DN staff or full control of DinkNetwork.org
April 1st, 05:16 PM
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RangerLord
Peasant Male bloop
I'm here, just hidden in the shadows. 
Did you guys just have a flame war today?
On topic, it would be extra funny if someone actually created another Bloop DMOD.
April 1st, 10:59 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Submitted my entry.

No, I'm serious. It's pending.
April 2nd, 12:11 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
bullshit
April 2nd, 12:13 AM
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baphomet
Peasant Male Germany
Tanke och tal!!! Ro! Ro in sinnets land!!! 
Ha! Ha!
April 2nd, 12:43 AM
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dinkmega
Peasant Male bloop
Probably inside a time loop. 
hehe
April 2nd, 12:48 AM
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baphomet
Peasant Male Germany
Tanke och tal!!! Ro! Ro in sinnets land!!! 
Ha ha ha ha!
April 2nd, 05:02 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
Flyest artist you know 
I'm already working on mine
April 2nd, 05:27 AM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Since TDA is unreleased, I remodelled the whole thing, deleted most of it and changed it to fit this contest. I just gotta whip together an ending and I'll have it up.
April 2nd, 12:16 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Cool! I see it.

This is a legitimate contest, though. Or at least I think so. I'll wait until June 2nd before posting your entry (along with any others we might receive).
April 2nd, 12:29 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
Flyest artist you know 
So to submit my entry to the contest I have to write in the instructions something like "For the Bloop the Fish contest"?
April 2nd, 12:35 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Yep, that's it.
April 2nd, 02:27 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
I don't see why you're all so down on Bloop 2. That game was great.
April 2nd, 08:06 PM
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megadogv2
Peasant Male New Zealand bloop
Only paritally dead. 
Looks like I'll have to actually make something then.
April 2nd, 10:13 PM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
I thought it was April Fools lol. Well... I might have to actually put something together for it.
April 3rd, 11:28 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
So you're telling me I threw something together in 12 hours, when I could have had like 3 months to make it? Damn. Probably for the best though, or I wouldn't have got anything made.
April 3rd, 11:44 PM
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baphomet
Peasant Male Germany
Tanke och tal!!! Ro! Ro in sinnets land!!! 
Ah duck bloop the fish.
April 6th, 01:47 PM
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iplaydink
Peasant Male Sweden steam
Hmm.. 
Wait, this was an april fools joke.. right?
April 6th, 02:00 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
Flyest artist you know 
It better not be cuz I've been working this whole week on a Bloop dmod
April 7th, 03:50 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Wait, this was an april fools joke.. right?

Well, my pending entry says it not to be approved until June 2nd, so I guess it's legit.
April 7th, 11:04 AM
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baphomet
Peasant Male Germany
Tanke och tal!!! Ro! Ro in sinnets land!!! 
Yeah it's an April fools.
Not much of one I know, but I had to do something.
April 8th, 03:49 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
Flyest artist you know 
I uploaded my dmod. It better be worth it boi
April 10th, 02:21 PM
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iplaydink
Peasant Male Sweden steam
Hmm.. 
The illustrator file containing most of the art from a fish named bloop is still up here, if anybody wants to make a bloop game in the same style!
April 10th, 09:25 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Sure, post this literally the day after I create like 20 variations of the fish graphic, hahaha.

I don't have illustrator, so that's all for the best, I suppose

Edit: as an aside, I think this contest has the most entries this soon after the announcement date. I'm probably going to take the full 2 months for my entry, if I finish it; it is quite possibly the most stupid and most clever idea I've ever had.
June 1st, 07:26 AM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
I just submitted my entry.

So, yay, at least 3 contest entries.
June 1st, 09:26 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Well, I guess that removes any lingering doubts as to whether this is an April Fools Day joke or a "serious" contest.

If I make a submission to this competition too, it will be late (sorry) as I am finishing up my "The Last Quest (part 2): The Iron Ring of Destiny" dmod now and am now in the last phases of testing it before I release it.

Oh well, I can at least participate in the judging. But wait, I don't see any of these dmods in the Files/D-Mods section of this web site when I sort them by date to put the most recent entries at the top. Am I missing something? Where are the three entrees?
June 1st, 10:00 AM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
The contest deadline is in a day or two, we'll post the entries all at once after the deadline.
June 1st, 10:45 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
so i guess redink1 wins.
June 1st, 12:23 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
Flyest artist you know 
Yall are gonna be blown away by my dmod