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In our last Illumination, we presented a contest related to guessing the game title appearing above the Progress Bar for Caravel's Next Big Project. Congratulations to TripleM for being the first to guess the new game title correctly:

Gunthro and the Epic Blunder

TripleM will receive a free copy of the game when it is released.

But that's not all...!

As you might have noticed, there is now not only one Bar on the Caravel Forum, but TWO! Madness! Nothing has yet been spoken aloud, but the Interloper Bar appears to have moved right on in and is now running its own Bar Puzzle. Clicking on the second bar will periodically drop goodies your way!

What could "The Other Big Project" have in store for us? Is this a Progress Bar space race? Just a friendly match among Bars? A full Bar-on-Bar rivalry with no holds barred? One thing is for certain -- when there is a Progress Bar competition, these bars each seem to want to work that much harder to get to 100% first! Good luck to all the Bars in this duel where everybody wins!

Architecture by Hand, an official forum contest

Dischorran has contributed a neat forum contest for February. In it, you draw a DROD level by hand, then use the "DROD: The City Beneath" level editor to import images into the game. All floors, walls and pits in your level must be of the "custom image" variety.

You have until the end of February to submit your entry. Winner receives a free prize from the prize pile, and all entrants receive a contest credit. Earn eight contest credits and you can request a free DROD game.

Check out Dischorran's demo level on the contest thread here:

http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32662

This contest looks like a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to trying out all of the submissions once they're in. Good luck, everyone!

--Mike

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Wow, has it really been half a year since we had a DROD hold update? We might've forgotten in the past two or three Illuminations but that doesn't mean architects haven't been busy. So here's the updated list.

DROD Holds:
Catacombs 2
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32654

the boss lair
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32653

the zone
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32636

Hinterlands
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32616

Suwako Prizes
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32613

Puppet Master
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32540

war21
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32522

war20
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32498

Dan's Dungeon
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32431

A Strange Creature
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32335

Puzzle Mix
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32273

Complication
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32267

Jmit'
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32254

Riddle of the Bar
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32203

Uncle Mike's New Place
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32118

Architectural Market
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32070

Aurora's Palace
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32018

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That's funny, I see at least three bars up there and occasionally hundreds of bars but those seem to eventually settle back down into three.
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That's funny, I see at least three bars up there and occasionally hundreds of bars but those seem to eventually settle back down into three.

I only see the two, though the second one has yet to drop anything for me. First one gave me another sword.

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Thank you very much for the list of new holds, TFMurphy. I'll include these in the March Illumination along with mention of the 8th Annual Deadlies if that is up by March 1st.

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Two bars! Excited!
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That's funny, I see at least three bars up there and occasionally hundreds of bars but those seem to eventually settle back down into three.

I only see the two, though the second one has yet to drop anything for me. First one gave me another sword.


Oh, I was just joking, because I only saw one bar and figured the second hadn't actually been implemented quite yet. But I still only see one bar up there, even when logged in.
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The most difficult riddle of the Bars is how to make the second bar appear.

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gah! something scary happened!

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Ha, I found this months news the funniest thing for a while. Reading the "Is this a Progress Bar space race? Just a friendly match among Bars? A full Bar-on-Bar rivalry with no holds barred?" part always cracks me up.

Good luck, both bars, we'll have the bet- party for you two, yes... :)

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I, for one, support this new two-barty system. I think it will lead to good things.

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More bars in more places. YEAH!!!

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So I finally got out the pen and paper and figured out what it would take to make that second bar appear.

Unless I'm mistaken about what unlocked it (and/or unless the second bar's click-count is in error) that's a whole lot of clicks for a mere 60 people (now 61) to make over the last two or three days. An average of ~384 clicks/person?
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Unless I'm mistaken about what unlocked it (and/or unless the second bar's click-count is in error) that's a whole lot of clicks for a mere 60 people (now 61) to make over the last two or three days. An average of ~384 clicks/person?


If my own experience is any measure, that's not a whole lot of clicks ;)

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I finally got in to the second bar's riddle, but I don't have any hints about what I'm meant to do there. That's slightly disheartening.

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Here's a hint: try looking back at the last few pages of comments in the Bar thread. :)

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Here's a hint: try looking back at the last few pages of comments in the Bar thread. :)


You mean... THIS thread?

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The first time I clicked the bar it started shakeing like crazy then ran away boy I wasn't ready for that....

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Here's a hint: try looking back at the last few pages of comments in the Bar thread. :)

You mean... THIS thread?

Nope - "Bar" is clearly singular, while this thread's title isn't...

np: Underworld - 8 Ball (1992 - 2012 (Disc 2))

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You mean... THIS thread?


Nope, I mean, you don't just want to give away the answer do you? ;)

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Architecture by Hand, an official forum contest

Dischorran has contributed a neat forum contest for February. In it, you draw a DROD level by hand, then use the "DROD: The City Beneath" level editor to import images into the game. All floors, walls and pits in your level must be of the "custom image" variety.

You have until the end of February to submit your entry. Winner receives a free prize from the prize pile, and all entrants receive a contest credit. Earn eight contest credits and you can request a free DROD game.

Check out Dischorran's demo level on the contest thread here:

http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=32662

This contest looks like a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to trying out all of the submissions once they're in. Good luck, everyone!
There are only a few days left, and we don't have a huge number of submissions yet. While I'm sure a bunch of you are polishing your entries over the weekend :whistle, for the rest of you, an uncrowded field means it's your chance to win big and make me feel loved! (Or just win big, if you prefer.)

Get 'em in!

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02-26-2012 at 12:26 AM
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Three days is kind of not much time to design a hold, let alone 'design a hold, draw it by hand, scan it, re-jigger the images to look right, and test it so it doesn't look insane'.

One day I do want to hand-pixel an entire hold, though. It'd just be /so infinitely huge forever/ filesize wise.
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