As I'm sure most of you are aware, Cemetech Contest 25 has been over for some time, so it's time for the results! I was very impressed with the turnout and quality programs made for this contest, so excellent work to all of the participants.

As outlined in the initial post for the contest, the rules are as follows:
epsilon5 wrote:
The standings for the contest will be determined by means of a new format: entries will be graded by a panel of judges in the same manner that was done for the 23rd and 24th Cemetech Contests, and there will also be a community vote, in the fashion of Cemetech Contest 22. The program receiving the highest marks by the judges will obtain an additional 50% of the votes that were submitted to the contest (so if there were 50 community votes, the best-judged program would receive 25 extra). The judging will take place before the community poll, and its results will be released in the final standings post.

Judging Results and Feedback
As stated above, there were two variables for the final results of this contest: the results of the judging and the results of a community poll. Each entry was judged based on these criteria:
epsilon5 wrote:
Originality: How novel and interesting the core ideas for your game are, including implementation details and platform.
Style: How well the game is implemented visually.
Theme: How well the game fits the theme.
Code Quality: How well the game is implemented. This is a combination of readability, speed, documentation, and optimization.
Enjoyability: How much we liked playing the game, in general.

So, here are the results of the judging:

1st place: Fire and Flames by slimeenergy (judging score: 8.4/10)
2nd place: Food Fighter by KingDubDub (judging score: 6.7/10)
3rd place: Hot Chicks by commandblockguy (judging score: 6.5/10)

There were 26 total votes in the community poll, and as outlined above, the winner was to receive an additional 50% of those for the final standings, which evaluates to 13 votes for Fire and Flames. If you competed in this contest and would like to see the judges' feedback on your entry, please send a private message to me (epsilon5).

Courtesy of tr1p1ea, there will be some prizes for the contest! These will be awarded in the form of Steam vouchers, in the following amounts: $25 for first place, and $10 for both second and third places.

Final Results
And now, it's time for the final results. In third place for the contest, with 3 total votes, we have Food Fighter by KingDubDub. This entry was praised by the judges for its gameplay, graphics, and novel execution.

In second place for this contest, with 7 total votes, we have Hot Chicks by commandblockguy. This entry's humor and day/night cycle impressed the judges, as well as its integration with the TI-OS time.

That leaves just first place: Fire and Flames by slimeenergy, with 11+13=24 total votes. This entry wowed the judges with its graphics, unique idea, deep gameplay, polish, and replayability.

Finally, I've made some userbars for the contest, which (hopefully) can be uploaded to Cemetech and have their links posted here by an admin. They can be clicked to find their links.

Congratulations to all of the participants in this contest!
Thanks for posting this, Kerm. One thing I’d like to add is that the prizes will be awarded by tr1p1ea-he’ll PM the winners with the details.
Great job on this whole contest, epsilon5! I'm very impressed with your work, especially with you traveling, and I'm extremely impressed with the entries as well. You folks are really stepping up the level of polish and quality in community programs.

There was some understandable confusion on SAX about the judging and the two different second/third place orders shown in the OP. Here's the answer: the judging, which awards an extra set of votes equal to 50% of the total popular votes cast, had Food Fights as 2nd place and Hot Chicks as 3rd place. When these extra votes were awarded to the entries, on top of their popular votes, that led to a total of 24 votes for Fire and Flames (first place), the 7 popular votes for Hot Chicks (second place), and 3 popular votes for Food Fighter (third place).

Unofficial comment: I recommend in the future we consider adding weighted votes to all the entries, rather than just a big pile of votes to the judges' first-place choice (e.g., 50% of the 50% to the judges' first choice, 30% of the 50% to the second choice, 20% of the 50% to the third choice).
Well done everyone and congrats to slimeenergy, commandblockguy, and kingdubdub for placing! Those prizes are just in time for the steam Summer sale!
Thanks for hosting the contest epsilon5! I know it had a few hiccups, but I loved watching the progress and there were some fantastic programs that came out of it.
Whew, what a contest! It was a lot of fun working on my own entry and watching others being developed. Thanks to epsilon5 for running it, the judges for judging it, and I hear tr1p1ea is giving out prizes Evil or Very Mad , so thanks to them as well!
KermMartian wrote:

Unofficial comment: I recommend in the future we consider adding weighted votes to all the entries, rather than just a big pile of votes to the judges' first-place choice (e.g., 50% of the 50% to the judges' first choice, 30% of the 50% to the second choice, 20% of the 50% to the third choice).

Yep, I definitely agree with this.
As of around 2 minutes ago, all contestants should have received a PM containing the judges' feedback and a detailed score report.
OK I PM'd the winners regarding the vouchers (sorry I was on vacation) - Nice work everyone! Very Happy
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