Sports Challenge! Win an iPad Air!


  • Admin

    alt text

    We're finally launching our newest challenge! It's the Sports Game Jam!
    Since we’re all stuck at home with the COVID-19 situation, we thought it would be a great time to start a new challenge about all the activities we’re missing out on outside with our friends.

    Feel free to be creative with the theme, you can invent new sports or make a fun twist on existing activities.

    Here is the hub page for the challenge

    Some ideas could be billiards, mini golf, air hockey, fishing, hunting, racing, and even hide and seek! What ever you come up with, but the goal is you must turn it into a sport.

    Rules:

    • Submission must be sport themed
    • Must work across all iPhone and iPad devices.
    • Deadline to submit is June 30 11:59 PM Eastern Time
    • All submissions must use the keyword Sports2020 when submitting.
    • Only projects submitted after April 14 will be eligible.
    • You must be the owner. No branching for this one. It’s okay to be inspired, but you must make the project yourself.
    • No copyrighted material. You must make the graphics yourself or have permission from the original artist (that means no Google image search!).
    • You can update your project as many times as you want BEFORE the deadline.

    That's it! The catch here is the multiple devices. Your submission must be "universal" so make sure to test it on the other aspect ratios inside of hyperPad.
    To submit a project to the challenge simply submit it to the hub and add the keyword Sports2020.

    As always, we encourage you to submit your project early so you can get feedback on your project and update your game as you see fit.

    Prizes:

    • 1st Place: iPad Air + hyperPad T-shirt + Stickers
    • 2nd Place: hyperPad T-shirt + stickers
    • 3rd-5th Place: hyperPad stickers
      Winners will be selected with the help of the community. The top 5 voted projects will be ranked by the hyperPad team. Make sure you vote for your favourite projects to help them win!


  • Cool! I have a few ideas



  • @Murtaza Should the sport be typical sport, like physical activity kind of sport? People might consider racing cars (edit: you already said this one in description) to be a sport, playing video games (esports), solving rubix cubes, maybe even eating lots of burgers??



  • Would be nice to fix the incorrect UI positioning on iPad Pro first. I'll probably have to pass because of that



  • @Kamdroid i actually just ordered the ipad pro 2020. Im going tp be running into this problem as well. Also the broken screen wrap behavior on an ipad pro with relative positioning on.


  • Admin

    @Aidan-Oxley said in Sports Challenge! Win an iPad Air!:

    @Murtaza Should the sport be typical sport, like physical activity kind of sport? People might consider racing cars (edit: you already said this one in description) to be a sport, playing video games (esports), solving rubix cubes, maybe even eating lots of burgers??

    Doesn't have to be a typical sport. You can be creative and turn other activities into sports!

    @Kamdroid said in Sports Challenge! Win an iPad Air!:

    Would be nice to fix the incorrect UI positioning on iPad Pro first. I'll probably have to pass because of that
    This will be rolled out soon. You can always start your project now, and focus on UI later. Realistically gameplay is more important any ways.



  • @Murtaza Do games have to be created from scratch for the jam or can I retrofit older, unpublished projects into the contest?



  • What will the next game jam be?



  • @LinkoGames I think yes, you have to create a new project for the challenge. I don't think it would be fair already having a premade project. I think it comes with the " no branching " rules.



  • @SuperSean I doubt the hyperPad team have decided yet but even if they have telling you know would give readers a head start on it which wouldn't be wanted. You gonna participate in this sports one though?



  • @XxWhiteHearrxX If the project is unpublished, no one's seen it before so who would even know it's been made before the challenge? But yeah I would think we should start from scratch.



  • @Aidan-Oxley I meant about a project that has already been uploaded, sorry is there was any misunderstanding. But yeah, a project that hasn't been uploaded yet can be used because we couldn't tell if it was made before the challenge has begun.


  • Admin

    The projects should not be something already submitted to the hub.
    I'm sure we all have some old ideas and test projects that could be reused, or modified. Thats fine.



  • @Murtaza Hope you release the UI position fix soon. I know you said gameplay is more important, but adding UI would help me visualise it a lot better.

    Personally, I think you should of fixed UI position glitch before starting a challenge.

    I do want to try this challenge, so I hope you release it ASAP.



  • @Aidan-Oxley maybe, it will be a card game


  • Admin

    @Kamdroid said in Sports Challenge! Win an iPad Air!:

    @Murtaza Hope you release the UI position fix soon. I know you said gameplay is more important, but adding UI would help me visualise it a lot better.

    Personally, I think you should of fixed UI position glitch before starting a challenge.

    I do want to try this challenge, so I hope you release it ASAP.

    I agree. I was hoping the update would be out weeks ago. But unfortunately the whole quarantine thing happened and we had to switch our team to a remote working situation, which slowed things down A LOT. On top of that, one of our clients (outside of hyperPad) required some last minute work due to the pandemic. So that just caused things to take longer than expected.

    And really I didn't want to hold off on the challenge any more than this. And it is the perfect time since everyone is stuck at home any ways.



  • Maybe you could give me a beta version of hyperPad, just with the UI positing fixed.


  • Admin

    @Kamdroid
    That could be arranged, but keep in mind you wouldn't be able to submit to the hub (and the challenge) until the update is officially out.

    @Hamed, Is the update in a testable state right now?



  • @Murtaza Just wanted to check, when you say "You can be creative and turn other activities into sports!" how broad is this?

    My first thought was to make a hang glider game, but then I made the physics kinda unrealistic (turns out just gliding is kinda boring). Then I realised it's not a hang glider at all anymore, and there's no "competition" that's usually inherent to sports.

    Right now it's kinda like an endless arcade game, is that still allowed? Or should I focus on making it more sports-like (e.g. competing against AI or other players)?

    Thought I'd ask before I work a ton more on my game and then it gets disqualified.


  • Admin

    The theme is pretty broad. We’re leaving it open for interpretation. Since the community will be voting any ways, you can be the judge of whether or not you think it’s suitable.

    I think endless arcade style games should be fine. Often times in these you’re trying to beat your previous distance, time, score, what ever. So I think that works.


Log in to reply