1.) I think we’d leave that to the organisers discretion, tbh. In the same way that IntroComp itself reserves the right to make that determination for games claiming to be finished within a year.
2.) I’m not so worried about this if it’s a stated exception in support of encouraging more folks to finish their IntroComp games. If you want to take advantage of it, enter IntroComp. Otherwise, don’t. Exceptions are fine when declared ahead of time.
Fair enough . I just kind of brought up the point to make sure it’s taken into consideration.
I mean, the IntroComp organiser necessarily has to be ready to make that determination anyway, as it’s part of the essence baked into that comp; whereas organisers of other comps have the choice of whether to allow sufficiently expanded IntroComp entries at all and so put themselves in the position of having to adjudicate such cases.
And participants in TALP (etc.) might have misgivings about how much a previous IntroComp entry was really expanded for the present comp by a competitor, so the organisers will also need to be ready to defend a judgment towards them.
But of course, if you as the TALP organisers are willing to do so (and maybe organisers of other comps likewise), then that’s fine. And it will probably all turn out to be quite doable and harmless, since I don’t really expect a deluge of lazy un-expanded entries, despite my hypothetical scenarios.
Well, it might seem a bit of an “unprincipled” exception.
But I agree that if it’s clearly stated beforehand, then people know what they’re getting into, and that’s fair and square.
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1) in case jkj yuio hasn’t got a response yet from mailing the organizer
2) to say it’s neat to see the IntroComp titles popping up on avatars all over the place. It’s a neat preview of who will be in, and it’s making me reserve a bit of time to try to review a bit more. I don’t think I have since, like, 2015.
@aschultz Thanks. But i must confess as yet, i have not emailed the organizers. The reason being, on the website it still stays they are experiencing a technical issue. I was hoping that would be resolved by now.
So many comps in such a short timeframe… joining the One Choice Jam, and there is also IntroComp, IFComp, EctoComp, etc… how do you all keep up! Just creating a very simple game already takes me weeks.
I’ve missed the deadline on this one. I’m still working on something that would be the opening section of a game. I’d love to get some people to look at it in a week or so if anybody has eyes for something that’s targeted at introducing players to a limited parser and a small game where reaching new places is the aim (inspired in no small part by Inside the Facility). I’m very much an apprentice when it comes to the coding side too.
Would love to see people’s entries for this comp as and when they’re ready…
The first time you do stuff it seems to take a while. But I bet the second time a lot of the barriers will have fallen. Plus after a while we get an idea of what we can do quickly and what we can’t. Certainly just having others’ code to look at helps.
One way to do this is with reviews … you don’t have to be an expert on that! Too bad you missed the IntroComp deadline. You should maybe submit an intent to enter to IFComp (before September 1st!) If you miss, no big deal. Maybe seeing IntroComp games will give you an idea of what scope is best for you.