Anyone looking to participate in Game Chef this year should read Stentor’s post below.
Originally shared by Stentor Danielson
Since I’ve seen some similar concerns about the ingredients and how to use them come up in a few posts here, I wanted to give a bit of clarification.
First, the ingredients are meant to inspire, not to limit. Creatively reinterpreting the ingredients is encouraged.
Second, remember that (as always) you only have to use two ingredients. Doing something cool with two ingredients will likely work out better than trying to wedge in all four just for the sake of having them.
Third, it is a longstanding Game Chef tradition not to have explicit guidelines for what counts as valid or proper use of theme, ingredients, etc, in order to encourage openness and creativity. A good use of an ingredient is whatever you can persuade your peer reviewers is a good use of the ingredient. I’d like to have a community-wide discussion of how the competition is run after this year’s winners are announced. But since I took over as Global Coordinator so late in the process, I decided it would be better to have a GC 2018 under the old rules and practices than to skip the year.