Now that registration is complete, the Annual Bitbuilt Summer Contest is officially open! This is the Third Annual Summer Contest, and every year the entries get better and better, as the Contestants really bring their all. So far GMan has been the winner the past 2 Contests. Do you have what it takes to dethrone him?
All the modding work must be done by yourself, so you can’t commission out an RCP wiring or anything like that. Using modding tools like GC+ is acceptable, though. Regarding the Voting, We will be using the same system as last year, with manual checks to prevent people from making multiple accounts to boost their votes. Here’s a rundown of the categories of voting from last contest:
There will be three categories that each user will vote for. Each category counts as one vote, meaning if someone voted for the same entry in all three categories, that entry would gain 3 votes overall. This is done to prevent the contest ending in a tie like we saw in the 2016 contest.
Case Design/Aesthetic You will be able to vote on which entry is the most aesthetically pleasing to you. Whether it’s the frankencasing job they did or the hours and hours they poured into designing their 3D printed case, only one entry can secure your vote so make sure it’s whichever you think is best!
Internals Someone once said “beauty is on the inside” and in this community over the years we have seen mods where that is absolutely the truth. If the inside of your mod is a hot-glued mess that looks like it’s fresh off of Drakon’s workbench, well, let’s just say you probably won’t be getting any votes in this category.
Features and Functionality Some console mods retain full functionality while some sacrifice aspects of the original hardware in order to trim down the final size. In this category, entries will be judged on what kind of neat features are included or which ones are taken away. For example, if you make a Wii portable with internal storage and have file transfer and charging through one port, you’re more likely to win a vote than if you put a serial port on your Wii and want people to use a serial to USB converter in order to play games.
Order of Events
This is shaping up to be one of the best contests yet! Make sure to bring your A game, and not to miss any deadlines! Here is all the deadlines again so you can keep track if needed:
- April 27th – Registration opens for all users.
May 11th – Registration closes for all users. The contest has officially begun!
August 10th – The contest officially comes to a close. All completed entries must be submitted by this date.
August 11th – Voting opens!
August 18th – Voting comes to a close.
August 25th – The winners are announced on the official BitBuilt YouTube channel!