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I messed up!

A topic by Potatoes Are Not Explosive created 55 days ago Views: 69 Replies: 7
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Submitted

People are playing my post jam version (which is the submission to a different simultaneous jam) and I think my ratings are getting inflated because of it.


I'm very sorry! If this disqualifies me I understand, just thought I'd fess up asap

Submitted

I have seen people suggesting to create a separate project/page for the post jam version so people won't accidentally download the post jam version. Then maybe, after the jam is over, you can merge them back into one.

Submitted

I'll do that when I get home

Submitted

Ahh shit. I just figured out why people were playing the wrong one.... I think I accidentally re-uploaded the post-jam build as the jam build. Well this is super embarrassing. I think I'm gonna forfeit this jam I really f'd up and I see no other way to proceed that doesn't look like I cheated.

Submitted

I've now fixed it. For real this time. But tons of people already played and rated the wrong one. aaaaaaggghh!

Host(+3)

Please don't worry, this is not a competition, so it's fine as long as it was a mistake, and you know that the score is not that of the jam version.

Again (I explained this at Discord) scores are another way to receive feedback on the game, and in what areas it's lacking. More so than a competition, since there is no price or real merit other than having the opinion of other great developers.

This is also a reason why rating is locked to those with entries or the contributors of said entries, it's not a popularity contest nor do we have a judge panel qualified enough to rate and judge entries which vary so much on genre and mechanics.

So please, don't feel bad nor forfeit from the jam, it's fine, you made a mistake and tried to fix it, and you are publicly apologizing, I really won't press this any further.

If possible please rate and leave feedback in as many entries you can! Best way to show you are sorry haha

Submitted(+1)

Pablo beat me to it, but don't worry about it man. Think about what the situation here is. You're worrying that people might have enjoyed your game more than they otherwise might have. To me, this seems a little silly, and kind of misses the point of the whole thing. At the end of the day, we're all just here to make something cool and play some of the cool things that others have made. Though the scoring is nice for feedback and to get an idea of how our game was received, it's not the focused, and is not worth worrying about.

This is of course just my personal opinion, but I'd hope that most people would agree with me. It's possible that this jam is actually a lot more competitive than I thought it was, but based on the comments of the host above, it doesn't look like it.

So yeah, chill, it's fine.

Submitted(+2)

Thanks! I usually do more competitive jams where this would have been a big no-no. Thank you! I feel much better!