A quick question!

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April 25th, 2012 5:37 pm

Are tweaks to entries that are purely for performance allowed after submission? Or is that a no no? I seem to recall being allowed to make performance tweaks last time, but I’m not sure.

5 Responses to “A quick question!”

  1. KevinWorkman says:

    I don’t think so. If people did it last time, they probably weren’t supposed to. It’s mostly on the honor system anyway, but I think it’s most fair to freeze all development after submission.

    The safest thing to do is keep your actual entry the same, but then offer an “enhanced” version that contains improvements, fixes, etc. That way people who want to be strict can play the original, and people who just want to play a game can go for the enhanced version.

  2. Hazard says:

    Allowed after the compo ends is fixing of fatal crash bugs that render the game unplayable (to some people) and the porting to different platforms. Performance tweaks are crossing the line, IMO.

  3. caranha says:

    Just add a link to a “post-compo” version.

  4. brenthamel says:

    Sounds good to me, thanks everyone!

  5. Evil Cult says:

    My personal thoughts would be to fix it if it is game breakingly bad (ie. performance slows to unplayable frame rates or game freezes briefly), but not if all you’re doing is tweaking an already playable game.

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