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Announcing Open Campaign Contests

Discussion in 'Community challenges and contests!' started by Eric, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Eric

    Eric Well-Known Member Staff Member Forum Moderator Administrator Official Author Featured Tracks Moderator

    We just released an update to the campaign page (or will shortly) that links to a submission form and to a post on the forum with details.

    We announced a while back that we were considering moving from a Campaign Contest that has a start + end date (like we did for Campaign 1+2) and moving to a open campaign contest around general themes and types of tracks that will be generic enough to classify all tracks. The main reasons we are doing this is that it better aligns with the openness of Free Rider (mix of difficulty + themes), no limits placed on authors, no hard deadlines (authors forcing themselves to take shortcuts or not participate) and removes the requirement to have Campaign X tracks added before starting on Campaign X+1.

    The general themes and types of tracks that we are going to go with initially in no specific order are:
    We hope that with those categories that all tracks currently submitted could fit into one of them.

    You can submit a track yourself through the Form below or through the one linked to from each Campaign Category post. We will be keeping an eye out for candidate tracks ourselves through the newly submitted so even if you don’t submit it for a campaign directly it may still be added to one.

    Prizes include:
    • bragging rights
    • opportunity to have your track played by millions
    • official author status
    • and potentially some swag (currently our swag is stickers + pins)
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2015
  2. FREEZ

    FREEZ Well-Known Member Official Author

    yay ! another contest! and are classic authors now "official" authors?
  3. Eric

    Eric Well-Known Member Staff Member Forum Moderator Administrator Official Author Featured Tracks Moderator

    That is the plan, we will be updating the language to "official" in the near future, perks remain the same.
  4. FREEZ

    FREEZ Well-Known Member Official Author

    okey dokey!
  5. Sono

    Sono Well-Known Member Official Author

    Sweeeeeet :D
  6. Max007x

    Max007x Forum Moderator Staff Member Forum Moderator Official Author Featured Tracks Moderator

    I just love these contests and watching people submit tracks, awesome !
    Dirt jumps seems a bit boring for a theme but we'll see. What happened to the other tracks in campaign 2 btw? Will there still be tracks added? Right now there is a huge jump in difficulty.
  7. Eric

    Eric Well-Known Member Staff Member Forum Moderator Administrator Official Author Featured Tracks Moderator

    We may add some easier tracks, problem is we have some really awesome tracks that are very challenging, some of our favorites are below:

    http://frhd.co/t/51782-panorama-ce - completion rate of 0.46
    http://frhd.co/t/52770-distinctive - completion rate of 0.2
    http://frhd.co/t/53240-royalty - completion rate of 0.28
    http://frhd.co/t/52952-abandoned - completion rate of 0.12
    http://frhd.co/t/53178-adrenaline-rush - completion rate of 0.29

    One of the things we have in the queue is to "Skip track" for unbeaten campaign tracks which would unlock a future track, for a track that you skipped once you beat it a new track will not unlock so a player will always stay at 2 unlocked once they have beaten all previous skipped. Skipping will cost coins and cost will go up per skip so players that can beat it should and those that hit a wall can at least keep going down the campaign path if they want or hit some random tracks to practice a bit more.

    Our plan for campaigns is to keep an eye out for "easy" tracks that may fit into current holes with campaign 1 / 2 based on completion rate.
  8. speedy__XD

    speedy__XD Well-Known Member Official Author

    Oh I would not mind seeing some of these tracks added :)
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  9. Cryogenic

    Cryogenic FRHD News Team Official Author

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  10. FREEZ

    FREEZ Well-Known Member Official Author

    Eric Char , I would like to know that ^ too.

    and whatever happend to the extra tracks you asked for campaign 1? (which I submitted)
    Rejection? On hold? whats the deal?

    first things first ya know...
  11. la5erbeam

    la5erbeam Well-Known Member Official Author

    For this new theme style contest will I be allowed to enter tracks I have already made?
  12. FREEZ

    FREEZ Well-Known Member Official Author

    I have... I guess so
  13. P1zZa123

    P1zZa123 Well-Known Member

    luke.elliott, OutaCtrl, Creak and 3 others like this.
  14. Elibloodthirst

    Elibloodthirst Well-Known Member Official Author Featured Tracks Moderator

    i entered a couple of them haha
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  15. Char

    Char Free Rider HD Developer Staff Member Administrator Official Author Featured Tracks Moderator

    Yes
  16. WheelieMaker

    WheelieMaker Well-Known Member Official Author

    can i make a track about soup

    edit: if i get enough people to sign a petition for a soup theme can we have it
  17. Cryogenic

    Cryogenic FRHD News Team Official Author

    no
  18. Cryogenic

    Cryogenic FRHD News Team Official Author

    Just kidding :p
  19. LucJohnson

    LucJohnson Well-Known Member Official Author

    Yah this is cool
  20. LukeSpecogna

    LukeSpecogna Well-Known Member Official Author

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