Youtube competition?

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Post » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:19 pm

We're thinking about our next competition. What are peoples thoughts on a 'Create a Construct 2 video tutorial on Youtube'?

Is this something people are interested in/would enter?
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Post » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:41 pm

I would try to, problem is I am pretty 'shy', my main problems are that I wonder if my logic/events are good enough to show at the public and if my English is decent enough to be understood =)
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Post » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:43 pm

That's a good point about language. We wouldn't want to stop people doing it in their native tongue but then we have no way to judge them, which means they probably would all have to be in English!

Speaking wouldn't be necessary though, text subtitles would probably work quite well.Tom2012-04-03 18:44:00
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Post » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:43 pm

Sure, why not, good idea.
I would enter if I had more experience with C2.
Myself I'm also interested on what kind of tutorials people would create, maybe I could learn something useful from them.

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About the language matter, I think subtitles would do fine. Youtube has that handy subtitle thing right?Blue Hare2012-04-03 18:48:17
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Post » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:01 pm

Yes, youtube subtitles works very nice. I think tutorials could be made in any language and be able to enter competion only if they have english subtitles - made on youtube or embded into the video itself.
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Post » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:15 pm

Hmmm I'm divided about this idea. It sure is interesting to increase the tut volume and maybe the average quality of them. But the issue here is the judging criteria.
The previous contests about making a game had a simple judging criteria : make a fun game within the limitation of the rules (mainly using C2, a theme, a required feature, etc)
For a tutorial contest, the criteria would be : make an interesting tutorial?
In my opinion, tutorials has two quality components :
- extrinsic: easy to follow (good flow), easy to understand (quality of explanation).
- intrinsic: the subject of the tutorial
We can make tutorials about pretty much anything in C2. But all subject aren't equally interesting.
Then maybe, if you were to launch a tutorial contest, there should be some categories like "c2 concepts" "making a type of game (platformer, rpg, shooter)" "math and programming concepts"

But then you'd have to multiply prizes... etc

Well just an opinion :D
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Post » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:32 pm

Why do video, when you have a multimedia presentation tool like C2?
First tut, how to do tuts.....
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Post » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:56 pm

I personally think it's quite a good idea; opens the competition up to a different sort of person than the game designing ones.

I'd probably enter seeing as I'm training to be a teacher next year and I should probably get some practice in! =)
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Post » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:39 pm

Sounds like fun! I'd probably enter if I had a few stray hours ;)
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Post » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:04 pm

What about subtitules? in that case no talking in video.
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