Hear ye! Hear ye! The start of the unofficial contest...begins officially!
Are you a newcomer without much experience writing cyoas, or looking for that extra push to finally publish something? Looking to test your mettle against your fellow cys members? Then you've come to the right place!
Theme: Medieval/Fantasy Adventure
Focus: The story must revolve around a King, Queen, Knight (or even a page or squire), or some other nobility as they go about ruling their kingdom or go off on some adventure fit for one of high and mighty status.
Deadline: April 15th at 12am EST.
The deadline to announce your entry is April 1st. Also be aware that storygames should be created on the site at least 48 hours in advance, otherwise you will not be able to publish them and may fail the contest.
Entry: Participants must formally post their intent to enter on this thread. There is no point fee for entering, and no SHAMING if you happen to fail.
Prizes: The first place winner will receive these fabulous prizes!
A smidgen of my affection
A sliver of Sabley's admiration
A sample of AYT's wholesomeness
A scrap of immunity from Wibn's hickabilly wrath
Second Place will receive an honorable mention and some honor as well.
Judged: The Judges will be AYT, Sabley, Wibn, and myself. The first and second place winners will be announced shortly after the deadline has passed and entries have been submitted.
Requirements: The submissions must meet minimum site requirements or they will be disqualified during the judging period. If you publish a story without posting intent to enter, you will also be disqualified.
If none of the stories meet minimum site requirements there will be no winner, and you will receive my disappointment as well as Sabley's and AYT'S hatred.
Have fun and good luck!
Sir Corgi, I formally declare my intention to enter this contest.
The perversions of Triclops shall not go unpunished.
Yes, sir! I won't let you down.
I came through last time, didn't I?
Yes, if no one writes anything good then no one wins!
I shall partake in thy competition.
I will be submitting Nebula Horde, my entry for this contest, on the 10th of April.
The game will follow the actions of Prince Exos of the Aeria Kingdom, which is under siege during the events of the game.
Should everything turn out well, there should be 3 main paths with 6 endings - not counting deaths.
(EDIT - Think of the video game Fabled 3 for reference. The game will kind of work like that.)
I'm not too familiar with any Fabled games but your story sounds interesting. Good luck and I look forward to reading ti!
So am I. I have decided to change the MC to a different prince, so Prince Exos will just be the elder brother.
I will strive to keep the plot itself original, but I do plan on adding my own twist to the preparation segment of the game(s).
Also, after getting some structuring done, I have decided to have 2 main routes that branch off to 3 different paths each.
I am really loving writing this. Can't wait to publish it!
(EDIT - Also, I have changed the name of the kingdom to Calitus. I will mayhap use the other kingdom name in another story.)
Of all the freaking contests to have my favorite genre, AND you have it due in April. Yeah that’s a double no. Maybe if it was due in February, then I might join, but I probably won’t be here for half the contest.
Will elaborate in the discord.
That doesn't make sense. You're saying if the contest was due in February you'd have time, given that it's due in April, you'd still have the same amount of time available, you'd just be submitting it a whole lot earlier than most people.
He was whining in the Discord about being above competing with squires and only considering joining if someone such as Steve or Mizal do.
He's just scared that he won't come through and will be beaten by me with a thousand word piece of crap again.
Yeah I just read it. Not sure why not seeing the results is an issue. I mean he's going to come back from the jungle and back to civilization eventually, he can see the results then.
Unless the natives he's trying to convert, cook him and eat him I guess.
If no one submits anything even remotely decent Eternal should win.
Hell, Eternal should win anyway.
Just join, there aren't any consequences if you dont turn anything in. So you mind as well make things interesting by joining officially. You have nothing to lose and everything to win.
I'll sweeten the deal, if you join and win you can become my THIRD squire, along with all the honor and benefits that come with that alone.
He probably wouldn't be any worse than that brony Triclops.
Hey, @3iguy! Are you planning to participate in our duel, or have I become Corgi's Champion by default?
Just making sure you post in the official thread, in which all are required to announce their intentions before the first of April.
I’ll participate, let’s see if I’m able to complete my Bohemian story but I’m infested with this horrible disease called ‘procrastination’. Also wagering in 20 points, that should be enough for self-motivation.
I am looking forward to that one; so please don't mess this up.
Glad you're in, but we're not betting with this contest. It's purely win or lose this time!
Oh, alright. I’ll have to find some other way for self-motivation then.
Kind Sir Corgi,
Although I am filled with trepidation at the prospect of this quest, I would like to announce my full intentions to enter.
Except to see a pathetic submission from me, or none at all.
i wish i understood what this means.
Count me in, Corgi :)
Current Contestants so far
Awesome! Glad to have you Clam and Ford.
Not that I judge race but do you happen to be Russian?
Are you referring to some polish stereotype about russians?
Alright. As I have nothing left to lose I guess I'll join in. I need some redemption after my last few contests.
Four judges seems like it could lead to issues when the quite reasonable possibility of two people finding one game to be the best and another finding a different game to be the best, as both would almost definitely have the other game as their 2, meaning there'd be a filthy tie.
So just like every contest.
I'll state my intentions to join, and hopefully I'll submit something. I need to get back to writing, and this will serve as adequate practice.