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New Contest: Review Rumble 2023

September 21st 2023, 08:45 PM
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redink1
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A mother ducking wizard 
spinnerweb is sponsoring a new contest to encourage new reviews. She's noticed that new files rarely get reviewed, which is a shame, particularly as it means the authors who spend literally hundreds of hours creating new D-Mods don't get to know what people think about what they've created. It also makes it difficult for people to know which D-Mods are worth playing, as much of our casual audience only plays the most highly-rated D-Mods.

There will be three winners of the contest, determined by spinnerweb. First place will receive a USD 30 game of their choice, second place will receive a USD 20 game, and third place will receive a USD 10 game. I'll also give everyone who participates in the contest a special forum flair.

To enter the contest, you only need to write a review for one of these files that didn't have any reviews, and was released since the start of 2020. The deadline is October 1st November 15th. Here's a list of files that are eligible:For the full rules, see the comments.

Any new review written from September 20th 2023 to October 1st 2023 will be considered as an entry into the contest IF:

1. It is for a file that was uploaded in the 2020-23 period.
2. The file did not have any reviews prior to this post being published.
3. The reviews are formatted professionally enough for spinnerweb to be able to read them without grimacing.

The prize pool will be THREE winners who shall receive a USD 30 game for first place, USD 20 game for second place and USD 10 game for third place.

1. It must be a Steam game that can be gifted from the Australian region. If you're from a non-giftable region, spinnerweb will send you Steam keys from an official keyshop of your choice. GreenManGaming, Fanatical, Humble Bundle, etc.
2. It must be priced under USD 10 or AUD 15.
3. It must not be published by New Blood Interactive. Sorry, spinnerweb has a personal vendetta.

spinnerweb is judging the reviews. See her post for more info about what she's looking for.
September 21st 2023, 11:41 PM
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Skurn
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man, am i ready to play charlie's legacy for realsies this time and not run up against every single wall and object and attack everything in sight?
September 22nd 2023, 05:16 AM
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Neat! I haven't written a review since 2015, I should participate

I promise I won't reject everyone's submissions except my own... HAHAHAHAHAHA!
September 22nd 2023, 06:53 AM
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drone1400
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C# nerd 
I suppose I'd better stop postponing all my reviews indefinitely now
September 22nd 2023, 09:14 AM
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Robj
Jester He/Him Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
I'll participate too I think.

I think it sohuld be clarified what happens if someone writes multiple reviews for different files. Like is it considered multiple entires into the contest?

Also what happens if 2 users write a review for a file on the list? Does the second persons review not count anymore since it now isn't a "file without a review"?
September 22nd 2023, 11:53 AM
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Skurn
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they'd still be a file with no reviews at the time of the contest starting
September 22nd 2023, 02:04 PM
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Skurn
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so, uh, is there any character limit on reviews? because, ive got a short novel already
September 22nd 2023, 10:21 PM
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spinnerweb
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@Robj

I think it sohuld be clarified what happens if someone writes multiple reviews for different files. Like is it considered multiple entires into the contest?
Their place in the winners will be determined by their best review.

Also what happens if 2 users write a review for a file on the list? Does the second persons review not count anymore since it now isn't a "file without a review"?
While not what I particularly want, I understand that multiple people may choose to review the same file. If it's one of the files in the list the great redink1 posted above, it's fine.

@skurn

so, uh, is there any character limit on reviews? because, ive got a short novel already
No clue, sorry, the moderators might be able to answer this better.
September 24th 2023, 06:33 AM
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spinnerweb
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The first person to upload their review shall win the title of 'Skinny Legend.'
September 24th 2023, 06:54 AM
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spinnerweb
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Guess none of you is a skinny legend.
September 24th 2023, 10:24 AM
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redink1
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Isn't exdeathevn a skinny legend? He submitted his review a couple days ago.
September 24th 2023, 11:38 AM
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spinnerweb
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Today ExDeath is a skinny legend.
September 24th 2023, 07:47 PM
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exdeathevn
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"Skinny Legend" 
The Skinny End of Legs
September 25th 2023, 11:58 PM
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spinnerweb
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I'm considering extending the deadline due to the absolutely heinous turnout we've had so far.
September 26th 2023, 01:03 AM
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Skurn
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can't flim flam the glim glam 
ive kinda got one coming, wrote loads of words. but its for charlie's legacy and its gonna need some condensing, so gonna be a bit if i get to it again
September 26th 2023, 11:03 AM
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spinnerweb
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Nah, definitely extending the deadline. 15th November, lads.
September 26th 2023, 11:15 AM
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SlipDink
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Well, I did my part. I reviewed some fan art.

Do I get bonus points for beating the original Oct 1 deadline for my submission?
September 26th 2023, 09:40 PM
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exdeathevn
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"Skinny Legend" 
This is now a classic contest, because the extended deadline is common.
Though to be fair, the original 10 days was also ridiculously ambitious - even if a review is nowhere near as complicated to produce as a Dmod, though it requires actually experiencing the file being reviewed.
September 27th 2023, 02:31 AM
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Skurn
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and most of these don't really warrant a full review, let alone something that could be create and fun enough to win a contest.

at least there are some dmods, but check bit. just check bit.
September 27th 2023, 09:09 AM
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let alone something that could be create and fun

Skurn, you already lost.
September 27th 2023, 10:22 AM
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spinnerweb
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Skurn is a good writer.
September 27th 2023, 11:38 AM
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Bluedy
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I like Frutti Fresh 
Alright I posted my review and it was actually an enjoyable experience. I like talking about stuff. Especially stuff that interests me
September 27th 2023, 02:10 PM
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Skurn
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can't flim flam the glim glam 
well yeah, i gave up.
September 27th 2023, 06:56 PM
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drone1400
Peasant He/Him Romania
C# nerd 
>Nah, definitely extending the deadline. 15th November, lads.
Wohoo, been busy and haven't had time for reviewing these last couple of weeks so definitely appreciate that!
November 8th 2023, 06:29 AM
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Bluedy
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I like Frutti Fresh 
Judgement Day approaches...
November 12th 2023, 08:47 AM
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drone1400
Peasant He/Him Romania
C# nerd 
And I still don't think Skurn has posted a review yet, very sad... Very sad indeed
November 13th 2023, 12:03 PM
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SlipDink
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2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@drone1400:
And I still don't think Skurn has posted a review yet, very sad... Very sad indeed

Yes, well... he will be judged harshly by a jury of his peers for not posting a review. (Insert additional taunts here.)
November 16th 2023, 01:14 AM
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drone1400
Peasant He/Him Romania
C# nerd 
Oh, I don't need him "not posting a review" to judge him harshly!
November 16th 2023, 03:41 AM
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I finally got around to submitting a review. I think I'm too late for the contest, so no worries if I'm disqualified for that reason. It was still fun to do something here again and boot up some Dink.

I will try and very slowly catch up on some more newer D-mod releases when I get some time. Just the fact that there's still people working hard on D-mods in 2023 is really awesome to me.
November 16th 2023, 10:19 AM
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SlipDink
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2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@thenewguy:

Well, my current dmod project is progressing slowly, but I'm certainly having fun working on it!

I'm only about half done and have a lot of interesting things I still need to work out in it. So, it may be ready (sometime next year) at about the time you are... for beta testing at least.

I hope the DN website stays online that long!
November 25th 2023, 04:38 PM
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exdeathevn
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"Skinny Legend" 
Seeing a total of 10 valid entries at present among the Latest Reviews displayed (5 for files not in the original post list), so understandable that we have a wait time before the results are announced.
Looking forward to the results, and good luck fellow entrants!
February 17th, 04:22 AM
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Skurn
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can't flim flam the glim glam 
so who won
February 17th, 05:37 AM
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yeoldetoast
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LOOK UPON MY DEFORMED FACE! 
bet it was you
February 18th, 06:36 PM
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Skurn
Peasant He/Him Equatorial Guinea duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
then where's my prize, do i need to send in another nothing?