Rapid Age Development

Rapid Age Development (RAD) is a competition in which various Writers try to produce an Age within a very short space of time to demonstrate what can be created with the currently available tools. The Ages do not have to be finished, and can be completed after the contest ends.

Winners will be display in the Hall of Fame.

Disclaimer: you cannot distribute Cyan Worlds' files.

Notice: RAD is currently on hold until such a time as PyPRP2 is completed and time can be found to host it.

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There are currently no RADs being planned. Signing up is disabled.

Hall of Fame

The following are the winning Ages for the various RADs held over the years, digitally immortalized in the RAD Hall of Fame, along with other submitted Ages.

RAD March 2008: Anything Goes

Winner: Zephyr Cove (Andy Legate, Jishin, Nynaveve, Phillip).

Zephyr Cove, the winning Age.
Contestants:

Scores:

Age name Abysos Shell 119 Shell 201 Zephyr Cove
Stability 4.5 4.2 4.8 4.8
Quality 3.3 2.8 3.8 3.4
Economy 4.5 4.0 4.8 3.0
Content 2.5 3.2 1.6 4.3
Creativity 3.1 4.2 2.9 4.3
Functionality 2.1 2.8 1.6 4.0
Aesthetics 2.8 3.0 3.7 3.6
Overall 3.4 3.1 3.1 4.0

Judges:

  • ametist
  • Corvus
  • Dot
  • Lontahv
  • Aloys
  • Zander Nyrond

RAD July 2008: Rise of the Shells

The theme for this month's RAD was Shells from the Age Ahra Pahts.

Shell #309, the winning Age.
Winner: Shell #309 (Tinuviel)

Contestants:

These were the locations of the contestants' Shells in the city.

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Scoring: each submission was judged according to his success in the followings domains:

  • Content: how much stuff was available inside the Shell.
  • Creativity: imagination, originality and uniqueness.
  • Stability: how buggy the Shell was.
  • Visual Quality: textures, lighting, aesthetics, etc.
  • Functionality: presence of objects which could be interacted with.
  • Overall: a summary score for the enjoyment factor.

The scores are available in this order in the table below, ranging from 0 (unavailable or terribly broken) to 9 (absolute perfection).

Alias name Shell ### New shell? Lontahv Corvus Trylon Ametist LaReh Mark DeForest Eric Anderson Aloys
Tinuviel 309 No 4 7 6 7 7 7 9 9 7 8 7 9 9 9 7 9 9 8 8 6 7 6 7 8 8 9 8 8 9 9 8 9 9 9 6 8 7 7 9 8 7 6 8 7 6 6
Marcello 129 Yes 6 8 6 9 0 9 5 6 9 8 7 8 7 8 9 9 7 8 6 5 6 8 5 7 7 7 8 8 6 7 8 9 7 9 8 9 6 7 7 8 8 8 5 6 7 8 4 8
DakoterJ 104 Yes 3 9 8 8 7 7 6 7 9 7 9 7 7 8 5 8 7 6 9 8 6 8 5 8 8 8 9 9 6 8 7 8 8 8 8 7 5 5 5 6 7 6 6 7 8 7 5 7
Mar 224 No 6 8 2 6 3 5 3 6 3 7 5 6 7 8 5 7 7 7 5 6 8 5 5 6 7 8 6 8 8 7 8 8 7 7 7 7 5 7 5 3 5 5 6 8 4 5 4 8
Katreeny 232 Yes 1 5 2 2 1 2 4 4 3 5 8 5 7 8 5 6 6 6 5 5 6 8 3 3 6 7 8 7 6 6 5 5 6 6 6 5 3 5 5 4 5 5 4 5 7 6 3 6
Di gama 427 Yes 1 1 7 1 1 1 2 2 9 4 6 2 1 2 5 2 1 2 3 3 7 3 2 3 6 7 8 8 7 7 5 5 6 6 6 5 2 4 9 2 7 4 1 5 8 2 2 4

These were the final results.

Alias name Shell ### Final Score
Tinuviel 309 368
Marcello 129 341
DakoterJ 104 340
Mar 224 289
Katreeny 232 241
Di gama 427 202

Contest Terms

It was assumed the contestants were knowledgeable about Ahra Pahts' way of working.

  • The content had to be created inside an Ahra Pahts Shell.
  • The Shell could either be completely empty or have previous content. In either case, the Shell was judged only on the progress made during the three weeks of the contest.
  • Any tool could be used for Age creation.

RAD November 2008: It's A Small Age After All

The theme for this RAD was small Ages.

Winner: Tre'bivdil (Lontahv)

Tre'bivdil, the winning Age.
Contestants:

Scoring: each submission was judged according to his success in the followings domains:

  • Story: how well the age provides background information; includes puzzles and gameplay.
  • Note: this can be provided as a supplemental document to the Age.
  • Visuals: the use of 3D modeling, texturing and lighting for photographic realism while keeping a decent frame rate and load time.
  • Sounds: the appropriate use of ambient sounds, effects and music.
  • Dynamics: use of animations, scripting, and physics to produce realistic interactions with the scene.
  • Overall: the impression of the Age as a whole.

The scores are available in this order in the table below, ranging from 0 (unavailable or terribly broken) to 9 (absolute perfection).

Contestant Age Name GregW11 PhilippH Nynaveve Tsar Hoikas mar Kato Mark DeForest Cyan Judge 2
Andy Legate Eder Bahvahnin 3 6 7 8 7 4 8 8 5 7 2 5 8 5 6 6 5 9 6 7 3 9 9 7 8 0 0 0 0 0 7 8 8 7 7 0 0 0 0 0
SeanMc74 Tahm Hehvo 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 6 8 6 1 5 7 3 5 2 3 8 8 4 3 6 7 3 6 2 3 3 1 3 6 6 7 6 6 0 0 0 0 0
GPNMilano Eder Licinius 4 6 6 7 5 5 5 6 8 6 1 6 3 3 5 6 7 8 8 7 3 7 6 6 7 1 2 2 3 3 8 8 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0
Lontahv Tre'bivdil 5 5 6 7 7 7 8 8 4 8 2 8 7 4 7 6 8 8 7 8 7 9 7 7 9 3 8 6 2 7 8 9 8 9 9 0 0 0 0 0
Whilyam Bimevi 7 6 5 6 6 8 7 4 5 7 6 5 2 2 5 9 9 5 8 9 9 6 7 9 7 7 6 5 3 6 9 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0
Ardent Red TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
boblishman Ulteemah 2 8 8 7 7 3 7 7 6 7 0 6 3 0 4 3 3 7 8 5 7 8 7 8 8 1 7 5 6 6 5 7 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
Trylon Gairdin Grianmhar 2 5 1 2 4 4 7 5 4 6 1 5 0 4 6 6 7 0 7 6 3 7 3 6 6 1 4 1 1 3 8 7 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0

These were the final results.

Contestant Age Name Final Score
Lontahv Tre'bivdil 238
Whilyam Bimevi 227
Andy Legate Eder Bavahnin 195
Boblishman Ulteemah 191
GPNMilano Eder Licinius 189
Trylon Gairdin Grianmahr 153
SeanMc74 Tahm Hehvo 139

Contest Terms

  • The Age must have been started from scratch.
  • The explorable extents of the age must fit within a 200x200x200 cube, measured in Blender units. Note: the sky dome and other non-explorable scenery can lie outside this cube.
  • All entries must conform to RAWA's Guidelines For Writing.
  • Ages can include any features that the latest PyPRP plug-in has to offer.
  • Only one person can work on the Age. You may request technical assistance, but you must ultimately produce all content yourself.
  • You must obtain a unique sequence prefix for your Age.
  • Any tool could be used for Age creation.