Let your hair down - Anything remotely chip and/or fakebit! =D/
Explain instrumentation in the description.
- Restrictions on submit
- a note from puke7
- Accepted file format
- Playback (for voting)
- Render to MP3
Wildchip, formerly wildcard, is a format for any and all chip-sounding submissions. Not to be confused with Allgear
, which generally allows for any audio submission.
Wildchip can be used for fakebit submissions as well (if it's in the spirit of the battle rules), since the FakeBit
format was made inaccessible.
Anything that can compose, arrange, and mix chip music from scratch will do for this format. You may add post-processing, vocals, duplicate soundchips by using additional software.
Restrictions on submit
All chip formats featured on BotB, several chips at once, generative music on hardware etc.
Generally, the resulting submission must at least be a piece of audio or something that can be played back as audio. The differentiating factor between this format and Allgear is that, barring the actual use of hardware chips, it must at least adhere to an aesthetic of chiptune which is potentially open to Criticists' interpretation.
Everything works, as long it sounds very chiptuney. This includes fakebit!
In any case, it's encouraged that you document your instrumentation whenever possible, either through the description (on a major) or the comments (on an OHB, and definitely if your instrumentation needs justification e.g. the use of samples).
Wildchip hosts specify chips and required tools when hosting an OHB as well, if desired.
a note from puke7
when I originally created Wildchip it was meant to be a category for combining things with real chips. So more chips with a chip or a live band with a chip or whatever. I would say Wildchip should continue to kind of be that... or a place to submit a chiptune that isn't available among the formats in a battle.
Accepted file format
For major battles, the format can be any filetype, since a render can be uploaded immediately after submission. MP3 only is fine, too, but you're encouraged to explain your wildchip instrumentation / chip choices / whatever you did!
For minor battles (XHBs), MP3 is the only accepted file format unless specified in the bitpack. This is for ease of voting.
Playback (for voting)
For any entry that is submitted as an MP3, any media player that is capable of playing MP3 files will suffice. For any other format, refer to the original format's playback instructions for details.
Render to MP3
In the case that an entry isn't submitted as an MP3, refer to the original format's rendering instructions for details.