As a non-entrant it sounds like a good idea. I was not a big fan of requiring laymen judges to submit responses because I could see that reducing the number of judges following through with the voting. This idea is much much better.
On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 6:20 AM, Jorge Arroyo <trozo@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Hi, let's hear more opinions about the latest suggestion: To require contest entrants to submit a short paragraph of feedback for all the other entries to the contest in order for their own entry to be valid (about 3-5 lines of text), and to explicitly encourage judges to do the same (although they won't be forced to do it).
I think this may work very well because it won't reduce the number of judges and it will increase the useful feedback that all designers need. In fact I really like it because I see it as a useful trade of feedback between all participants. So, you want to enter your game in the contest and get feedback? Ok. Then you have to provide feedback for all the entries too. It seems really fair.
More thoughts, please?
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