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Yolympics 2017
« on: December 10, 2016, 07:55:37 PM »
Yolympics 2017 is right around the corner! It will run from January 28 through March 5. Register at tournaments.twingalaxies.com and start nominating games! Read on for the dates, rules and more info. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season.

Quick Links
Tournament Registration
Banned Game List
Game Nomination Form (nomination period has ended)
Current Game Nominations
Final Game Voting

Dates
Game Nominations: Now through December 31 (countdown timer)
Game Voting: January 1 - January 23, up until the start of the player draft
Player Registration: Now until January 21 (countdown timer)
Draft: January 23 (roughly 8:00 PM EST, hosted by CaptainJivePants and BackDoorFred. They'll be streaming all day, so come hang out!)
Tournament Start: January 28, 2017. 12:00 AM EST (countdown timer)
Tournament End: March 5, 2017. 11:59 PM EST. This is a hard cutoff. All submissions must be received by this time.

Games
5 games each from the following range of dates for a total of 20 games:
1980-1984
1985-1989
1990-1994
1995-2000

Game Nominations and Voting
Players will nominate 1 game per time period, using this Google Form. Players will then vote on the nominations to decide the final game list. The tournament organizer reserves the right to veto shitty games. Don't pick shitty games.

Banned Games
Games played in last 2 years of Wolf tournaments: IGBY 2016, IGBY 2015, Yolympics 2016, Yolympics 2015, and Puzzle Madness. The full list is here.

Player Registration
Players must register at http://tournaments.twingalaxies.com/#/event/yolympics2017/main. The registration period is from now until January 21.

Rules
-Autofire is not allowed
-Pausing is not allowed
-Mapping multiple keys to a single input is not allowed
-All MAME submissions must maintain an average recorded speed over 95%
-All submissions must include an INP or link to a stream, video, or RetroUprising score. Acceptable platforms are WolfMAME 0.106, WolfMAME 0.181, RetroUprising, or an original arcade cab. Video-only WolfMAME submissions will be required to show the startup of the WolfMAME program and the game settings.

Scoring
The top 6 scores from each team will score points for that team. A bonus system is being devised that will reward teams for submitting early and often with high quality scores.
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Re: Yolympics 2017
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2016, 08:46:06 PM »
Kreygasm love it sir

One question; were pre-1980 games left out for a reason?

Theres some good classics from before 1980 (cosmic guerilla etc)

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Re: Yolympics 2017
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2016, 09:29:26 PM »
Kreygasm love it sir

One question; were pre-1980 games left out for a reason?

Theres some good classics from before 1980 (cosmic guerilla etc)

:)

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Re: Yolympics 2017
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2016, 10:19:32 PM »
I decided to change as little as possible from last year and stick with Wolf's format, for better or worse. Kappa Half of that is respect for Wolf's work, half of that is me being lazy, and half of that is knowing that there are a shit-ton of games to choose from already. Three halfs lit  <Allen>

Fair enough, sir. Wolf <3
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Re: Yolympics 2017
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2016, 03:49:23 AM »
Berenstain Bears: Big Paw's Cave is not banned, I see. Luvit.
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Re: Yolympics 2017
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2016, 10:18:55 AM »
Kreygasm love it sir

One question; were pre-1980 games left out for a reason?

Theres some good classics from before 1980 (cosmic guerilla etc)

:)

I decided to change as little as possible from last year and stick with Wolf's format, for better or worse. Kappa Half of that is respect for Wolf's work, half of that is me being lazy, and half of that is knowing that there are a shit-ton of games to choose from already. Three halfs lit  <Allen>
Lol i was actually going to change the way the games be picked each year. 2015 was host picks, 2016 was years, and i was planning before retiring 2017 was going to be 3 different companies and 1 all companies
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Re: Yolympics 2017
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2016, 10:47:13 AM »
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i was planning before retiring 2017 was going to be 3 different companies and 1 all companies

This is exactly the kind of linguistic clarity and precision we are all going to miss  Kappa  :-*  :D
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homerwannabee [08|Jan 02:39:22 PM]:   I will be happy to play on any team except QAOP's



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Re: Yolympics 2017
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2016, 01:14:54 PM »
ROFL
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Re: Yolympics 2017
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2016, 05:26:15 AM »
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i was planning before retiring 2017 was going to be 3 different companies and 1 all companies

This is exactly the kind of linguistic clarity and precision we are all going to miss  Kappa :-* :D


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Re: Yolympics 2017
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2016, 07:49:18 AM »
Definitely nominating Don Doko Don as my 1989 choice for those who like Bubble Bobble and other puzzle platformer hybrids. Any other strong nominations from other timeframes? Figure it's easier to ask than do research myself.
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Re: Yolympics 2017
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2016, 12:14:54 PM »
The game I nominated that I am most hopeful that gets picked is Sky Skipper.  I am absolutely convinced this would be a fan favorite if it made it into the tourney.  It has a high score, but in reality it has elements that reward you for speed running through the game as you get better.  Also it's impossible to play a game that lasts more than 20 minutes because of a quasi killscreen on the 8th board.
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Re: Yolympics 2017
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2016, 07:18:01 PM »
Just a thought, but I like the idea that was floated around of the top four players from last years tournament being offered the Captain's roll in choosing teams, and if one or two of them reject the roll, I suggest going down to the 5th, and 6th place players, and so on, and so on until you get four captains.
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Re: Yolympics 2017
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2016, 05:22:00 AM »
I have added a list of Current Game Nominations for people to check so we avoid multiple nominations of the same game. It's already happened. My bad.  FailFish
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Re: Yolympics 2017
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2016, 07:35:37 AM »
Someone posted this over at Highscore.  I really have no idea how to help them.  Anyone have any suggestions?

Cool, but I'm have a tough time registering onto Twin Galaxies.  It's telling me a random question and I need help, thank you!!
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Re: Yolympics 2017
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2016, 07:45:36 AM »
Someone posted this over at Highscore.  I really have no idea how to help them.  Anyone have any suggestions?

Cool, but I'm have a tough time registering onto Twin Galaxies.  It's telling me a random question and I need help, thank you!!

If it's related to TG proper, probably Franny.  If related to tourney site, Wes.
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