This year’s Sonic Hacking Contest has been announced. For the most part, anyway:
This year’s contest judges have been discussing the trophies and how to split them for months on end, and at this point we have essentially reached a deadlock where things just cannot be settled by ourselves alone. Therefore we have decided to let the people decide, with the thinking behind it being the opinions of many being better than an opinion of few. Once the people have decided we will announce further details of this year’s contest.
We are sorry for the long delay this year in getting things sorted to this point but you’ve still got until around the end of October as always before the first deadlines are reached, and with the contest week taking place in December.
Please decide for us because we can’t:
Choice 1: Overall Top 3, a split of types, and then a split of categories. Top 3 Retro, Top 3 3D, Top 3 2D PC, Best Looking Entry, Best Sounding Entry, Best Gameplay.
Choice 2: Overall Top 3, and a split mix of types and categories. Top 3 Retro overall, Top 3 3D overall, Top 3 2D PC overall, Best looking Retro entry, Best looking 3D entry, Best looking 2D PC entry, Best sounding Retro entry, Best sounding 3D entry, etc.
Choice 3: Overall list of all entries graded. No splits of types or categories. A full list is shown at the end of all entries and their grades.
All choices would still have special trophies such as Most Improved Since Last Year, Entry With Most Potential, and Most WTF (Polygon Jim) Trophy.
Once the final vote is in, [the announcement forum thread post] will be changed with the chosen trophy list.