Finally, here are the results for the 20th bridge building
contest. Although several weeks have passed since the end of
the contest, the results were done quick and dirty. Unfortunately,
our contest host Jonathan decided to pack his job last week
without delivering any utilisable outcome. Though, in my opinion
it does not make sense to speculate about his reasons and I want
to express that Jonathan's savvy comments are still welcome in
the forums, of course.
The number of submission was comparably low this time. This
is most likely due to the degree of difficulty of the levels.
Both levels were hard and level B was extremely hard.
Again, the missing crossbeams of the hydraulic parts caused some
stability problems. Nevertheless, we have five legit entries for B
and they are all absolutely fantastic. The quality of the bridges
seems to rise with the severity of the level (this doesn't mean
that there can't be brilliant solutions for easier levels). In
addition, we have a lot of artistic bridges and it was very, very
hard to pick the winners (yes, there's more than one!) this time.
Therefore, I'm not that angry that it was me again, to set up
these results pages. ;)
As always, any feedback on the contest is welcome. Please
post your impressions in this forum thread.
Each of the winners will get an eternal place in the Hall Of
Fame (if he doesn't have one yet) once I get the necessary
information from them. The bridge cost discussion forum is no longer
password-protected until the next contest starts. For your
reference, the rules/prizes page and the contest level file can
still be found here.
The next contest will be on
Pontifex I. and it will start on Friday, August 13th.
Last but not least let's all thank Chronic Logic
for providing the prices.