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Offline IchoTolot

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Level of the Year: 2021!
« on: January 22, 2022, 02:58:23 PM »
For a list of nominated levels so far, please see the nominated levels topic.

And it's this time of the year again!

This is a bit different from the usual contests. You don't create a new level for this one; instead, levels released during 2021 get nominated and a winner picked from them. To be precise, the eligible dates are from 1st Janurary 2021 to 31th December 2021.

The following conditions must be met in order for a level to be eligible:
1. The level must have either been part of a large pack released during the eligible timeframe (1st Jan 2021 to 31th Dec 2021), or in some other way had its first public release during the timeframe. Private releases (such as sending to prerelease testers) do not affect eligibility either way. *
2. The level must be available for an engine that is usually eligible for the contests. Or in other words: NeoLemmix (new format version), or single-player Lix.
3. The level must be designed by a single author; collaboration levels are not eligible.
4. The creator of the level must not have specifically requested it be excluded.
5. The level must not have been nominated for LOTY2015/2016/2017/2018/2019/2020.

* To clarify here: If it was released publicly prior to 1st Janurary 2021 as part of a demo or preview, but the full pack was released during the eligible period, the level is fine (as long as it wasn't nominated for LOTY2015/2016/2017/2018/2019/2020).

Being a derivative of an ineligible level (as long as it's from the same author, the new author has a permission from the original one, or an official level) does not disqualify a level; as long as the level in question is clearly intended to stand as a seperate-but-related level rather than a newer version of the same level. Basically just don't send in carbon copies of ineligible levels.


To nominate a level, please PM me with your list of nominations. If you wish to modify your nominations at a later date, please resend the whole list of levels you wish to nominate, not just the changes.

Each user may nominate up to six levels from authors other than themself, up to a maximum of three levels per author. Anyone who nominates at least four levels by other authors may also nominate one of their own levels. (These self-nominations do not count towards the six nomination limit.)

So the maximum nomination value is: 6 levels from other users and 1 level of your own.

Note that levels that won a level design contest during the eligible timeframe get an automatic nomination, unless their author requests otherwise.

Nominations will be open until the end of March 31th 2022 (UTC). No additions / changes to nominations will be permitted after this date, with one exception: If a level someone has nominated is found to be ineligible for any reason and this is not discovered until after the deadline, they will be offered a chance to nominate a different level in its place.

Similar to last year, the voteoff will occur in three stages:

Stage 1
The levels will be put into random brackets, and the top ~50% from each bracket will qualify for Stage 2.

Stage 2
This will also be done in regular voteoff style. The aim here will be to get down to around a couple of remaining levels, so exact details will depend on how many levels are entered.

Stage 3
This will be done in an elimination format over multiple rounds; each round, one level gets knocked out, and the others continue onto the next round, until we have a winner.


The prize on offer will be US $10.00 for first place.

Also note that, in the interest of being reasonable, the "don't discuss levels involved in contests anywhere on the site during the voting period" rule does not fully apply to this contest; instead, it will be "do not discuss them at all within the LOTY2020 topics during voting, and don't discuss them in relation to the contest anywhere on the site".

So, that's about it! Any questions, ask here; and feel free to start nominating levels!
« Last Edit: February 16, 2022, 08:28:53 PM by IchoTolot »

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Re: Level of the Year: 2021!
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2022, 02:58:35 PM »
Eligible Level Packs

This is simply a rough list of levels that are eligible. They have not nessecerially been nominated, and the majority probably won't be. Please note that this is probably not a complete list, especially in regard to Lix levels; if you can think of anything that should be added, let me know!

NL and Lix

Level Design Contests: Lemmings Forums Level Contest #22, Lemmings Forums Level Contest #23, Lemmings Forums Level Contest #24

WillLem: Lemmings, But With Lemminas!, DéjàLems, Inverse Lemmings, WillLem's FestiveLems

GigaLem: Freedom Planet 2 Graphic Set Sampler Pack, Festival Millas 2021

Duuddu: Lemmings Surges

Flopsy: The Flopsy Disk Drive (Only levels that were not released earlier like the Deep Cut levels!), Lemmings presents GOTTA GO FAST!!!

Zanzindorf: Zemmings Complete V3 (Only levels added in the patch released on October 07, 2021!)

LemFan: LemFan's various packs

NieSch: Long Live Lemmings!

Apjjm: Lemmings Quartet

Mantha16: Lemmings All The Styles

92Dexter11 and tan x dx: LemRunner, Integral Lemmings (Only the Alpha rank!)  - Please state the exact author of the nominated level here! ;)

Armani: Xmas Lemmings 2021, Lemmings Uncharted

Turrican: Mikes Lemmings

IchoTolot: NeoLemmix Introduction Pack (Only levels added in patch 1.1!)

MASTER-88: New Neolemmix pack is Ready 120 orginal lemmings levels


Don't forget to check out the Random level sharing topic as well! ;)
« Last Edit: February 21, 2022, 08:13:30 PM by IchoTolot »

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Re: Level of the Year: 2021!
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2022, 05:14:07 PM »
Is my Challenge rank legitimate, given that all of the levels are subsets? One of them ("A simple plan") has also been released before.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2022, 10:48:47 PM by Crane »

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Re: Level of the Year: 2021!
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2022, 05:24:43 PM »
Is my Challenge rank legitimate, given that alll of the levels are subsets? One of them ("A simple plan") has also been released before.

Oh, I did not know that. Yeah, sorry then I would have to exclude them.

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Re: Level of the Year: 2021!
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2022, 08:33:17 PM »
As a little bump and also as an update: I changed the deadline from the 14th to the end of march just to a) get you a bit more time to play more levels and ready up the nomination list and b) then I can make a big session to both get the LDC #25 pack ready and ready the pms to gather all the nominated levels for this pack. :)


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Re: Level of the Year: 2021!
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2022, 04:00:43 PM »
Only a week left for the nominations. Get your lists ready!


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Re: Level of the Year: 2021!
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2022, 11:58:04 AM »
Level collection for the pack has begun and my pm to all authors with nominated levels has been sent! :)