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The Official CSTSF Discord Group and CS Modding Community Modding Competition! (MODCON '17)

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Jul 9, 2017 at 1:28 PM
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Aloha, amigos, I do believe it's time for a progress bump. How's everyone doing? While I've been seeing a lot of screenshots and such floating around in the Discord, it's somewhat difficult to keep up with who's doing what, or particularly any thoughts they may have had about the contest itself.
I will be entering this contest, and I can DM you what I've already made so far if you want to have a look
 
Jul 9, 2017 at 10:09 PM
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I don't think I'll be able to finish The 7 Days in time. Most of my focus is on Project Gameplay, so I'd like it to stay that way. I think I'll continue The 7 Days later on, but I don't think I can make it before the submission date.
 
Jul 10, 2017 at 3:12 AM
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It'd be worth it to submit what you have by the deadline at least, the more entries the merrier.
 
Jul 10, 2017 at 3:19 AM
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the deadline is still like, several months away. it's a lot of time to make something.
 
Jul 10, 2017 at 4:26 AM
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Very true, plenty of time to make a 20-ish minute long submission.
 
Jul 10, 2017 at 8:40 PM
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I probably won't have time, still about $200 away from even getting my computer. Such a shame...
 
Jul 16, 2017 at 10:18 PM
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I'm finally getting work started on my entry. (Currently I'm testing the shop system) Hopefully I can get it done within the next few weeks.
 
Aug 12, 2017 at 12:37 PM
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Since there are only a few weeks left to go now, I figure I should make a note about the judging process. It's not going to be anything too exuberant or involve an absolute scoring system like in the past, mostly I'd like it to involve direct comparisons of mods to each other and how they stack up in each area of the contest guidelines. I'm saying this now because it's important to remember that theme integration is going to influence the final outcome to some degree. It won't be the only deciding factor of course, quality and individual content/execution still come first, but seeing as tropicality is the only thing really setting these mods apart from anything done in the past I believe it would be misguided not to put some respectable weight behind it. Then again maybe you're all well on top of this, I really have no idea what to expect yet :chin:

I've also still got room for more non-entrants (preferably with some measure of modding experience) who might want to be a part of the private judging process, so if you are interested, contact me here/on Discord/wherever and I'll see where I end up :D
 
Aug 12, 2017 at 7:30 PM
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Never done modcon, but the rules i don't follow. I'm not participating.
 
Aug 12, 2017 at 8:13 PM
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Never done modcon, but the rules i don't follow. I'm not participating.
It's a little late to join anyways. Unless, of course, you're capable of cranking out a quality entry in a couple weeks.
 
Aug 22, 2017 at 6:28 AM
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After three months of brainstorming and modding, I present to you my entry for ModCon 2017: Shipwrecked.

I was always a confident man, no doubt about it.


Even someone like me had to face the facts when that fateful storm bared its fangs, though by then it was much too late.
v1.0
- Public release.

v1.1
- Updated credits.

v1.2
- Lowered HP of Snake boss.

Come now, and listen to the tale of this foolhardy sailor.
DOWNLOAD (v1.2)
 
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Aug 23, 2017 at 8:49 AM
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This is really fine work. The writing and the cutscenes in particular... top notch!
To everyone: Make sure you have enough time set aside to enjoy this story, I didn't realize it was going to be lengthy and now it's the middle of the night... lol

Did you run out of time? The ending really was somewhat of a cliffhanger after all... Though, you could also call it clever in how you could likely extrapolate that they made it out safely, with the main conflict resolved and the story being told to kids... I just wonder if the shipwrecked hero ever escaped the island? Any plans to continue? It ends well, but I would love more adventures.

Lots of great detail in this mod btw. Especially fond of the cutscenes where we see Ming in action! I can only imagine a lot of trial and error went into getting him to cooperate... But it turned out great!

I was a little disappointed when I restarted to try the negative choices. x) Illusion of choice does make you feel in control though! I tried to leave poor Toko by jumping on a snake head...
Oh and those boss battles got me a few times... I laughed when I got eaten by the snake... (Oh... hi Balrog... x))

Anyway... it's late... can't think straight.

I'm sure someone else will give you a comprehensive review, but just wanted to shout out that I thought this was a great mod. Contest or no contest.
(btw, I didn't catch "Ming" and "Toko" until half way though x) It was just subtle enough that I ignored the obvious connection lol. And laughed when I realized. x))

OOPS!



As the door slammed shut behind me I realized I couldn't trust the automated security in here...

Wait, did it say, "Virus Lab"?!


False positive, checked with virus total; it seems like most mods trigger the computer's rage... but I was amused by the message.
 
Aug 23, 2017 at 1:56 PM
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#53
I think this mod was really cool and I can tell you put a lot of effort into it, however there were some pretty big difficulty issues that kept me from being able to fully enjoy it. Maybe i'm just getting old and aren't as good as I used to be. More specifically:
The plane section gave me quite a bit of trouble, especially near the end in the ammunition room. This was compounded by the fact that due to how I had saved, I could either fight it with very little health or trek alll the way back down, then alll the way back up, while hoping to avoid the crabs in the fuselage on the way. As well, I had to repeat both the room previous and that room every time I died.

and the snake... jeeberz creeberz, it's not like it was an especially hard pattern, but you gave it so much health..! the gun can only do so much, and then i'm left to wail on it with the oar for like 10 minutes. Didn't enjoy that very much, especially since the 2nd form has some insta-kill attacks. By the time I beat it I had cheated my way to 32 health and the spur so I could just keep going and enjoy the rest of the content.

those complaints aside, the dialogue and atmosphere was charming and creative in a cave story mod. I like your explanation for the doritos, and I feel the length was "just right" apart from how many times I had to repeat certain segments.
 
Aug 23, 2017 at 5:15 PM
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Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad to hear that you two liked the mod, albeit to slightly different degrees.

Nah, I didn't run out of time. I wanted to end the mod on a cliffhanger, with a few things being implied by how the ending and the rest of the mod's text were worded. It certainly did a good job of keeping the player hooked, I see. ;)

I also got a chuckle out of your reaction to Ming and Toko's names. I guess it was a little more subtle than I gave it credit for.

Sad to hear that the plane gave you that much trouble. A friend who streamed the mod had trouble with the crabs as well, and to remedy that I added skipflags to all of the plane's encounters as opposed to just the snake boss.

As for the snake boss itself, my reasoning behind it having a fair bit of health was that it constantly stopping after slithering forwards gave the player ample time to run up and rapid-fire the Oar a bit before being forced to dodge again. It also allowed the boss music to reach its main loop. Regardless, I may have overdone it a bit given your feedback; I'm going to upload a new version with lowered health ASAP.

In regards to your point on insta-kills, there's only one attack that can actually insta-kill in Phase 2: getting crushed after its big leap into the air. I decided that it was a little more forgivable considering how much time there is between it leaping up and it crashing down combined with it always landing in two specific places. Depending on if you find a certain secret, even that attack goes from an insta-kill to just a particularly painful one; who would've guessed that a few points of HP would make such a big difference?

After reading everything, I think a quick update to v1.2 is called for.
 
Aug 31, 2017 at 8:59 AM
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Bitches get ready.
 
Aug 31, 2017 at 4:35 PM
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Aug 31, 2017 at 5:31 PM
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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

There will be a one-time extension to cushion last-minute submissions and encourage that extra drop of polish and playtesting.

The deadline is being extended to 11:59 PM, CST on Monday, September 4th.

There will be no further extensions. Please send anything you have to me via DM's or notify me of a public release before that time so I can package and deliver to the judges. You can have as many updates as you need before that time, so there's no harm in at least having something on file in case the unthinkable happens.

Good luck everyone!
 
Aug 31, 2017 at 7:21 PM
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I can't wait to record myself blindly playing the contest entries, alongside giving any tips and feedback on the mods! I hope to see great things from this year's contest! I'm not promising a return to making a mod for next year's contest, but you'll never know for sure! ;)
 
Sep 1, 2017 at 6:05 AM
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I don't know what to say about this contest other than I really hope some more of y'all are fixin to post so I dont look like a dang fool out here
unless you are
C H I C K E N ? ? ? :greydroll: :momo: :koron:
 
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I don't know what to say about this contest other than I really hope some more of y'all are fixin to post so I dont look like a dang fool out here
unless you are
C H I C K E N ? ? ? :greydroll: :momo: :koron:
absolutely zero chill
 
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