Yes, but not just Christmas. Chanukah, Divali, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Shichi-Go-San, Taeborum, Tet, Winter Solstice, Yule and any other "Winter Holiday" music created as a chiptune will be accepted into this contest.
8-bit tracks are also referred to as chiptunes. They have a very specific sound that results from the use of simple waveforms and limited polyphony.
Need More Info? Here are a few sites that will help you get a feel for this genre
http://www.chiptune.com is a great site where you can hear some great chiptunes but be warned, it's not very IE friendly (do NOT press the "starfield" button - I highly suggest you use firefox)
http://www.micromusic.net is a site dedicated to chiptunes and is also a decent resource for free chiptune related software and VST/i's. You can directly access their chiptune radio by clicking here
Still need more info? If so, then you might be too slow to enter this months contest.
This will be a short contest, the main purpose is to provide quality tracks to be used by flash authors for Christmas/Holiday animations.
#1. T-shirt and stickers & Front Page spot
#2. T-shirt and stickers & Front Page spot
#3 - 5 Stickers
- We'll keep up the tradition if a sigpic for the winner. If Metalcan is available then he'll create it - if not, then you'll get a crappy sigpic made by me. :)
1 - Check the Rules for Submitting Audio to the NGAP. If you still are unsure what's OK to upload and what's not, check this thread. Basically, you must not submit material that include samples you have no copyright/permission to use.
2 - Make a song according to these rules! Your song(s) can be as long or short as you wish, remember that NG now has an 8 meg. limit for each song!
3 - Submit the song to the NG Audio Portal.
4 - Post a link In this thread to your entry. You risk not getting noticed and added to the list of submissions if you do not post links to your songs. Also include the audio title. Important! Once you post a link, you have entered. Period. You may NOT change your submission(s) later - Be certain of what you are posting.
5 - For this contest, you are allowed to submit two songs
6 - Do not break any of the rules stated in this thread. If you intend on submitting with different profiles, notify LJCoffee or Rucklo about this. If we find out that you break the rules, you risk being disqualified from this contest. Depending on how serious your actions are, you might get banned from the contest for some time. Basic BBS rules apply in this thread too, of course. If there are posts that are irrelevant for the contest/spam, a moderator will clean it up. This mean your post(s) might get deleted, and you risk getting banned from the NG BBS. All according to the BBS rules and the forum specific Audio Forum rules.
7 - You should have your submission(s) signed up for the contest in this thread by . If you cannot post for one reason or another, PM or e-mail LJCoffee or Rucklo, enter a valid reason why you can't do it yourself, and we'll see to it that your contest entry is in. To make it even clearer;
- No submissions will be accepted after 11:59:59pm EST December 21st.
8 - Tracks uploaded to the NG audio portal anytime between 12:00:00am EST Dec 1st and 11:59:59pm EST Dec 21st 2007 will be eligible for entry. If you happen to have created and uploaded a suitable track during the last few days then you may enter it.
9 - You may update your tracks by re-uploading a new MP3 provided that they are not used in an animation. Once a submission has been used, you lose the ability to update. You may continue to make adjustments to your tracks until 11:59:59pm EST Dec 21st 2007. Once the submission deadline has been reached we ask that you do not make any changes to your track until after the results have been posted. Go to your account page and choose "Audio Submissions" to edit or remove audio tracks
10 - Obey rule 10
- Rules, guidelines and other things related to this contest may change as time goes by. If anything changes, it will be posted in this thread.
- Once the deadline has been reached, a list of all entries will be posted for review. It is very important that you verify your entry as this will be the only opportunity to make corrections or insure that you are included.
Once the list is posted, there will be no chance to correct errors or ommisions.
- If you have any ideas for future MACs, don't be shy to PM LJCoffee or Rucklo.
MaestroRage - Trusted co-conspirator.
DarKsidE555 - Listmaster, Keeps the submission list(s) updated.
Metalcan- Sig-pic maker, a damn good one too! He´s been making the sig-pics for all MACs so far.
TomFulp - Provides the awards along with creating/managing this website, newgrounds.com.
PsychoGoldfish - DJ who just might announce the winners live on radiogrounds.com
Rucklo - MAC consultant, Contest manager.
LJCoffee - Conspirator, Contest manager.
MAC7 - November DnB / AMBIENT theme.
MAC7 - June CASTLE CRASHERS theme.
MAC7 - May REDESIGN, FRONTPAGE THEME!
MAC7 - March (+April) PICO LOOP theme.
MAC7 - February PICO TREASURE HUNT!
Mrac06 - December
Mrac06 - November
MAC6 - October X-MAS theme
MAC6 - August TANKMEN theme
MAC6 - July OPEN CONTEST
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March Contest (2006)
Battle of the Audio Portal (2005)