Shmup Slam 4 is going to take place this August 14th – 15th! I’m really excited for this year’s event I think it’s going to be a fantastic time and I have no doubt that we are going to see some really entertaining and impressive live demonstrations. Due to the growing popularity of the event (which makes me very happy) and physical reality of there being a finite amount of time in which the event can take place (though it’s going to be absolutely jam packed full, Slam 3 was two eleven hour streams) I think it’s important to give everyone a week’s notice before the submissions for the event open.
The way the submissions for the event will work is that the earlier you submit your run, the more likely it is to be accepted. All things considered I think this is the most fair and efficient way to schedule the event and I think rewarding people who plan and take initiative is a good thing 🙂 So with that being said, submissions for Shmup Slam 4 will open on Sunday, 6/20/2021 at 12 PM EST. The LINK for the submissions will appear in MASSIVE font on the front page of this website electricunderground.io so just check the homepage of the website and that’s where the sign up link will appear.
One last reminder is that Shmup Slam is a community event that is open to players of all skill levels and also is open to more creative submissions, so you don’t have to be a world record holder of a game submitting a score focus super-play (though of course that is accepted). With that being said though, the idea for Shmup Slam is to be fun for both the players and the viewers, so when submitting your run try your best to submit a goal that is going to push you as a player and going to keep you on your toes. The idea is for there to be some kind of risk or stakes because I think that’s what makes live demonstrations fun 🙂
So if you want to be proactive and get your submission all ready to go ahead of time, so you can just copy and paste it into the submission form when it opens, here is the template for the submission. The final version might be a little different, but this will be close.
Shmup Slam 4 Game Submission Template
- Player Name (as will appear on schedule)
- Player Contact Information (if you can make a discord account that will REALLY makes things easier to organize)
- Game Being Played
- Description of the Conditions / Goals of the Run
- Link to Channel Player will be Streaming From
- Estimated Length of Your Run
- Preferred Date of the Run (the 14th or the 15th)
- Preferred Time or window of time for the run in EST (PLEASE make sure you convert your local time to EST for the submission and of course the more generous the window the easier fitting you into the schedule will be)
- Commentary for your run (if you don’t have a commentator I can help find one, or all else fails I can step in and do it).