Creators Contest - Mad Science!

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Intro: 

Mad Science - When it comes to building a Frankenstein's monster or a nuclear-powered fruit juicer, regular science just isn't good enough. Mad science is the up and coming field of thinking outside the box and the laws of nature to develop theories, build devices, and otherwise perform scientific miracles that are, by the standards of civilized people, completely impossible.

In this contest we want to see what you can create while sticking to a theme - Mad Science. Players have creative leeway in how they interpret the theme, but we should be able to find some relationship to the theme in your room. 

How do I submit a room to the contest? 

When you create your room put the tag #MadScience somewhere in the room description. Also be sure your room is set to ‘public’ in the room privacy settings during the play phase. 

Prizes:

          1st prize (1 winner) - Any store item of your choice with a custom color

        1st prize (1 winner) - Any store item of your choice with a custom color

                      2nd prize (5 winners) - Any store item of your choice

                    2nd prize (5 winners) - Any store item of your choice

                                    3rd prize (15 winners) - 1500 tokens

                                  3rd prize (15 winners) - 1500 tokens

When is the contest? How are winners determined?

Build phase - Friday July 13th to Sunday July 29th

Play phase - Monday July 30th - Monday Aug 6th 

* Day start and end according to PDT (Seattle time). All dates are 2018.  

Evaluation phase - after the play phase ends we will take a day or two to review what rooms captured the most player engagement during the play phase to determine the winners. The engagement calculation takes a lot of different metrics into account, some that look at total engagement and others that look at relative engagement. This means a room with a low number of highly engaged players can still rank alongside a room with a very high number of moderately engaged players. A high number of highly engaged players is the best of both worlds. We're not going to let you know exactly how we calculate engagement, so don't ask :)

* You may still build during the play phase and you may set your room public and have people active in the room during the build phase. However the calculation for winning rooms will only be made during the play phase. We encourage you to get your room public ASAP then test and iterate on your design with the community!

How do I get started?

Check out the 'Custom Rooms Tools and Tutorials' article in our help center! 

Rules:

Players must have a confirmed email on their Rec Room account so that we can contact them if they win.

Each registered player may submit up to 3 custom rooms to the contest.

All submissions must abide by the Rec Room Code of Conduct.

Only rooms created on Friday July 13th 2018 (PDT time) or later may be entered into the contest.

All submissions must have #MadScience written into their room description and be set to ‘public’ in the room privacy settings by the end of the play phase and through out the evaluation phase. 

We should be able to find some relationship to the contest theme in your room. 

Prizes will be issued to the room creator and co-owners. However we may limit the number of co-owners who can receive a prize if you have a very high number of co-owners. 

Players who are an owner or co-owner on multiple winning rooms will be rewarded prizes from different categories, but not multiple prizes within the same category. 

Rooms that make use of multiple doors or link to other rooms are allowed if that is the focus of the room and all linked rooms have the same creator and a similar naming scheme. It should be clear that these rooms are all in the service of one experience.

This contest is not open to players using a Junior Account due to current restrictions around juniors and the creation tools.

I need help with custom rooms!

Join the Rec Room Discord Server and check out the #custom-rooms channel to meet other creators, see what everyone is working on, and get tips on getting started!

You can also find a lot of answered questions and helpful community members on the Rec Room Subreddit.

Check out the 'Custom Rooms Tools and Tutorials' article in our help center! 

If you still have questions, need technical support, or run into bugs, please check out our Help Center.