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Misfits Attic
05-07-2012, 12:42 PM
What levels do you think we should use for the high score contest? We'll need a few SP and a few MP.

Basically if you get the highest score by the cutoff date (TBD) you'll get your score and name in the baked in high scores (the blue ones you see in there from the devs)!

Niban
05-07-2012, 12:48 PM
A dexterity level with the indestructible bugs from area 4 would be good. (4.05/4.06?) I'll have to load up the game for specifics. I'd suggest a dexterity level, a puzzle level and maybe a level that is in the middle of the two.

Misfits Attic
05-15-2012, 02:19 PM
Here are my thoughts so far, please comment if you have an opinion

Single Player:

Favorites:
2.05
2.07
3.05
3.08 (puzzle)
4.06
4.10

Alternatives: 2.09, 3.03, 3.09(puzzle), 4.05, 4.09, 5.09


Multiplayer:

Favorites:
3.30(puzzle)
3.05
3.07
4.05
4.06
4.10
5.08

Alternatives: 2.03, 2.05, 2.10, 3.06, 4.04, 4.08, 4.09, 5.01, 5.07, 5.09

Niban
05-15-2012, 07:57 PM
How many levels will there be in total for the contest?

joek00
05-16-2012, 09:26 AM
I remember bugging you on twitter about level 2.05. Would love to know what hiscores are for that level without using glitches. Mine is 101. I forgot what Misfit's was when ke tweeted me a few months back. Level 2.05 is definitly a level that requires skill to gold. Add for contest.

Niban
05-16-2012, 10:10 AM
I just tried beating it without glitches and managed a 281. (After a couple of restarts of course!) There's room for improvement :)

Misfits Attic
05-16-2012, 11:28 AM
I dunno. Maybe 4 each (MP & SP)? I also think there should be 4 different players so if someone wins more than 1 they have to choose which level they want their name on. Does that seem fair?

How many levels will there be in total for the contest?

Misfits Attic
05-16-2012, 11:30 AM
I changed 2.05 back to what it was in the original beta, basically it went from a line of drones, to 2 lines of drones alternating, back to a line of drones. Not sure which version your talking about. Hope I didn't change out a favorite level on you...

I remember bugging you on twitter about level 2.05. Would love to know what hiscores are for that level without using glitches. Mine is 101. I forgot what Misfit's was when ke tweeted me a few months back. Level 2.05 is definitly a level that requires skill to gold. Add for contest.

Misfits Attic
05-16-2012, 11:32 AM
312 ;P

Niban
05-16-2012, 12:17 PM
I choose 4 from each favorite list:

Single Player:

Favorites:
2.05
3.05
3.08 (puzzle)
4.10


Multiplayer:

Favorites:
3.03(puzzle)
3.07
4.06
5.08

And yes, that seems fair. (We don't even have 5.08 unlocked yet on MP, so very few people may get to this level, but there are others that can be contended...)

woko
07-15-2012, 01:29 AM
I don't understand how the scoring system works on some levels.

Misfits Attic
07-15-2012, 11:16 AM
Do you mean for the contest or how scores are determined in the game?

I don't understand how the scoring system works on some levels.

woko
07-15-2012, 11:28 AM
I don't remember the level. It was one of these: 2.05, 3.05 and 4.10. I got a high-score but cannot replicate it although I get all energy orbs and try to be fast. :confused:

Misfits Attic
07-15-2012, 02:41 PM
There's one more way to get energy (other than the energy pellets/orbs), and don't forget if you get a 'chain' of energy it's a multiplier.

woko
07-16-2012, 12:56 PM
What does the multiplier apply to?

I usually get my scores by:

being fast so that the countdown is high
getting pellets so that the countdown gets higher

Niban
07-16-2012, 12:58 PM
Normally each energy pellet you collect is 30 energy. But each energy in an energy chain count is worth more. That is the multiplier.

Also, every time you die you lose 100 energy. So it is better to take your time initially.

woko
07-16-2012, 01:25 PM
Ideally, the player should not die, be fast and collect most, if not all, energy pellets in a chain. I will try again but still could not replicate my previous high-score.

Niban
07-16-2012, 01:39 PM
Yup. Collecting all the energy on a level in a single chain is better than collecting it all in 2 separate chains. You'll get a lot more energy.

A lot of these levels just take a lot of practice to get a high score.

woko
07-17-2012, 11:34 AM
I wonder if there could be a demo of the game for one level of the contest (of course not 2.05), or of any other level, so that people on a friendly contest of NeoGAF (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=39970238#post39970238) could try to beat it with the highest score. I just make the connection so that you know, no need to do anything in a hurry of course.

meisjp
07-17-2012, 12:19 PM
I wonder if there could be a demo of the game for one level of the contest (of course not 2.05), or of any other level, so that people on a friendly contest of NeoGAF (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=39970238#post39970238) could try to beat it with the highest score. I just make the connection so that you know, no need to do anything in a hurry of course.

Hey Woko - thanks for the thread link! A demo is coming, but not before this contest. This particular one is limited to the pre-order people, and just one way we are showing our thanks to you guys for supporting us before we were even out :)

The demo should be released with, or shortly after the full game's Aug 1st release. We're working out some technical issues with Valve at the moment, and don't yet have an exact release date for the demo. We do, however, expect it to be out very soon.

Thanks!

JP

Misfits Attic
07-17-2012, 12:26 PM
That sounds fun :)
We are going to have a demo available at launch, and I'd be glad to donate some free keys of AVNT for the winners :) Or perhaps other indie games if that makes more sense...

The trick will be for them to take screenshots of their scores if they use the demo because the demo won't post scores to the leaderboards (by design).

Thanks for bringing this up! Lemme know.

Edit: and as JP said, this wouldn't be part of *this* contest because it's a way of saying thanks to all our pre-order-ers/supporters :)

Niban
07-17-2012, 01:20 PM
There is this contest going on: http://buysomeindiegames.com/2012/07/08/win-some-indie-games-round-2/

They have a pretty good chance of winning AVNT on Friday.. and then they have 2 days to practice: