Proposal: Official construct Showreel

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Post » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:36 pm

So you've probably all seen the construct montage video on youtube that was done almost a year ago by hero_bash from this very forum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6gcdnI8Xu8

Which showed some really impressive stuff back then, but clearly is showing it's age now. So how about we think of having an official one? All credit to hero_bash of course, as I'm simply updating his idea of a montage.

Here's my suggestion.
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Decide on a date a few months from now where all entries have to be ready by. Then anyone can submit a creation of their own. At which point after the deadline, they're all voted on and the X highest voted submissions are put together into a complete video that really shows off the abilities of construct as it is today.

Submissions
Submissions can be anything, games, demo's, fancy effect usage or other impressive feature of construct that can be seen clearly in a visual form. Anything that looks impressive and has come from construct.

Submissions can either be a short executable, set up to play automatically. OR a recorded video. The latter should be recorded at a high resolution (so the final completed video can be viewed in HD format and not look blurry or mismatched between the video's). In either cases, no sound would be required as a track could be used over the entire video.

Rules and such can be worked out later if anyone is up for this, this is just an idea/suggestion right now. But it might give a few people something to aim for, and gets to show off construct, while the users get to participate and vote on what gets included.

So what do people think? Reckon we should try do something like this?
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Post » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:00 pm

Depending on when 1.0 comes out, it could be used as advertising for the official release.
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Post » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:12 pm

yea for sure!, i and i know a whole bunch of other users have a whole bunch awesome of things that are just lying around that would be perfect for this.
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Post » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:40 pm

[quote="QuaziGNRLnose":20x0fz0a]yea for sure!, i and i know a whole bunch of other users have a whole bunch awesome of things that are just lying around that would be perfect for this.[/quote:20x0fz0a]

That's the sort of thing I was hoping for! :) Really cool things that aren't much use on their own but could end up working great compiled together in a proper showreel. :)
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Post » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:46 pm

Great idea. Construct has been needing something to really show off what it's capable of. I know there's a lot of impressive stuff out there, but it takes so long to make a finished game, a lot of it goes unseen!
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Post » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:53 am

Count me in!
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Post » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:24 am

I think we should start making this thing now! i don't see a reason to wait, plus it'll be a lot of work if you have to video cap like 100 things so starting early would be better anyways, cause you'll finish sooner.
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Post » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:49 am

I'll be interested on helping with the making of the video and also on the advertising plans for Construct.
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Post » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:56 am

Ha. Thats Crazy, i didn't even know anybody played that game i made(1:42), yet alone went through the trouble to post a video of it online. and it apparently runs horribly on other peoples computers. would have been nice to know. oh well.

that would be awesome if Scirra did an official Show reel. even if its after 1.0. I need to start working on it now. i got to lot of sprucing up to make something worth showing.
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Post » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:30 am

Count me in. I might have just the thing for this too...

Hopefully the deadline has a bit of time to it though, I just switched to construct and so dont have many projects to show so far :/
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