Hello competitors, I know you guys had so much fun hanging out with your team mates, but now it is time to remove them from your friend's list and perhaps even block them! It's time to focus on bettering yourself and sometimes you just need to remove the toxic people from your life, or you'll never move forward! And I'm here to help you get through the breakup by keeping you distracted in the arcade, all summer long!
Welcome to the Summer of Arcade which will be running over the next 3 months (June, July and August). In these 3 months, I'll be asking you to drop all of your AAA titles, and focus on the fun arcade like experiences of ID@Xbox games and of course, XBL Arcade games! This month your indie abilities will be tested, and awarded in the case of success.
How does this work, you may ask. Well it's actually quite simple! For every ID@Xbox and XBLA game you complete, you will be awarded tokens based on the ratio and time estimate of the game. (As well as your normal points). However tokens work a little different from points. Rather than multiplying ratio by time estimate, everything has a set score. (The scales show a lot better on the spreadsheet!)(Link Below)
Ratio Tokens Time Estimate
1.2 - 1.5 3 1 - 10
1.6 - 2.0 8 11 - 25
2.1 - 2.5 15 26 - 40
2.6 - 3.0 24 41 - 60
3.1 - 3.5 36 61 - 80
3.6 - 4.0 48 81 - 100
4.1 - 4.5 60 101 - 150
4.6 - 4.9 75 151 - 200
5.0+ 90 200+
This scale shows how many tokens will be rewards for ratio and time estimate. For example, if a game has a ratio of 3.2 and a time estimate of 120 hours, you would add 36 and 60 together, to get your total tokens for that game is 96.
But what is the use of tokens? Bonus points of course! With tokens, you can purchase bonus point packages just like at a real arcade! Except these packages don't break after 15 minutes.
Bonus Point Packages Cost in Tokens
This scale shows the purchase amounts you can make when you obtain enough tokens! As you can see the longer you wait and build up tokens, the better your payout will be! You have the next 3 months to get as many tokens as possible, and you can request to buy point packages through submissions or through a new forum thread in the leaderboard!
Leaderboard here: Better Completions Matter
If you're in the contest, you should join! You can request rerolls much quicker and easier through the reroll request forum!
There are some different rules to this one, so please pay attention!
- The MINIMUM ratio of a game has to be 1.2 in order for it to count for tokens!
- A game can only be used once for tokens, so if you complete a game, and it gets a title update, you can't claim it for tokens again! Points will still work the same for re-completions
- Obviously the game must be ID@Xbox or XBL Arcade games. Make sure you pay attention! There are some indie games on Xbox One that aren't ID@Xbox like Get Even.
- Remaining tokens at the end of August expire, so make sure to make your purchases in time, and note that any remaining tokens won't be transferred into bonus points.
Spreadsheet link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wjh0sxcyGz6fPHcKBSYE...
Also, there are a few extra bonuses to help you gain tokens quicker! Every month there will be 4 semi-related genres that will qualify for double tokens! For June, it is Shooter month!
- First Person Shooters
- Third Person Shooters
- Run & Guns
- Shoot 'Em Ups
So for any ID@Xbox or XBLA game you complete that are in these genres, you will receive double tokens. (They do NOT stack, meaning if it is in multiple qualifying genres, you will still only receive double tokens).
Finally, all random games over the next three months will be games that are either ID@Xbox or XBLA in order to help your progress in the arcade!
Thanks for participating so far, hope you all enjoy this summer! I'll update you guys next month on the 4 July bonus genres!
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