Hello one and all, and welcome to the project and showcase submission thread for FEE3 2021! I am pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions.
But wait, what is FEE3?
For those who may not be familiar, Fire Emblem E3 (FEE3 for short) is an over decade-long tradition in the Fire Emblem hacking community wherein Fire Emblem romhacks and fangames are showcased in a concentrated fashion in video form to display what the community has been working on over the past year. The formal mission statement for FEE3 is as follows:
We aim to: showcase original creations & developments of the FE community to each other and the broader community.
For a taste of what FEE3 is like, a link to the playlist for last year’s event can be found here .
This year, we have formed committees to help facilitate the showcases, and many community members have stepped forward and volunteered their time to be part of these committees. Please give a round of applause for your FEE3 2021 Committees!
Let's Play Committee
Quality Control Committee
Community Transparency Committee
As a small note on committees, please do not reach out to any committee member directly with inquiries about FEE3. If you have any questions or concerns about any part of the FEE3 organization process, I ask that you reach out to me directly so I can coordinate with the team as is appropriate.
Now, to the portion I’m sure most of you have been waiting for: if I have a project I would like to show off for FEE3, how do I know it would be allowed, and how do I go about submitting it? The following tabs below provide all of the information on:
What can be submitted to FEE3?
Content rules - what is allowed at FEE3?
- Project type
Eligible products include any Fire Emblem fan work, asset/animation showcase, and hack-related technical demo. Rebalances, weapon reversal, reverse recruitment, or other “minor” edit hack are subject to rejection from the committee for acceptance.
Ex. FE6 rebalance patch with +20 hit on axes → low effort, rejection
- Inappropriate content
The FEE3 planning committee reserves the right to reject any project that has inappropriate content in violation with site Terms of Service. This includes, but is not limited to, extreme profanity, nudity, sexual themes, and gore. Projects with inappropriate content, regardless of whether this content appears in the video showcase, are subject to rejection based on the discretion of the organizer.
- Stolen work
Any work with stolen assets will be removed and will not be allowed in the show until this is remedied. The planning committee reserves the right to blocklist your entry from the show if it had stolen assets in it at any point.
- Submission Limits
Users are allowed to submit any number of projects to FEE3; however, we ask that each user be limited to asking for 1 volunteer LP each. If you would like to submit more than one project to FEE3, we would ask that you submit your own showcases beyond a single showcase that is prepared by the FEE3 team.
What are my options for having my work showcased at FEE3?
There are two main options for participating in FEE3: Project Submission + Volunteer LP, and Project Submission + Creator Showcase.
- Project Submission + Volunteer LP
This option involves the creator submitting a playable demo of some kind to the FEE3 team, and asking for the FEE3 to prepare an LP showcase of the project. Creators who wish to go this route only need to fill out the FEE3 Project Submission Form once their playable demo is ready to be submitted. We will contact you if there is a problem regarding your submitted demo.
- Project Submission + Creator Showcase
This option involves the creator registering their project for FEE3 using the FEE3 2021 Project Submission Form, and then making their own video showcase for their project which is then to be submitted using the FEE3 Showcase Submission Form. Videos submissions of this form are not limited to LPs, and could be anything such as a trailer, an interview, a Q and A, and so on and so forth. We will contact you if there is a problem regarding your submitted video. Please refer to the Recorded Content Guidelines below for some assistance in making an acceptable showcase.
Recorded Content Guidelines (applies to all showcases, not just creator submitted showcases)
- We recommend a video length of less than 1 hour, with the ideal showcase being less than 30 minutes. If your video goes over the 1 hour time limit, the committee will ask you to re-record. This upper limit is subject to change at organizer discretion.
- English is preferred language, but showcases may be conducted in any language the creator is most comfortable with.
- Inappropriate language in showcases should be kept to a minimum if used at all. Appropriateness of showcase language will be determined by the organizer and quality control committee. They reserve the right to reject a recording on grounds of inappropriate language.
When do I need to have my submission in by? When is the show?
Anyone who wants to have a project be a part of FEE3 2021 needs to fill out the Project Submission Form by August 1st. This means including a playable demo in the submission if you want a volunteer to LP your project. If you are creating your own showcase, you must still fill out the Project Submission Form by August 1st, and you must submit your showcase using the Showcase Submission Form by September 15th.
A full timeline of the planned events of FEE3 2021 can be found below.
|June 20th - July 31st|
|Project Sign Up Phase|
|Details for submitting projects are posted in this thread.|
|Patch Submission Deadline (if using volunteer LPer)|
|All submissions must have signed up by now. Any submissions requesting a volunteer LPer must provide a playable .UPS patch or demo by this date.|
|Aug. 1st - Sept. 15th|
|LP Recordings Phase|
|Volunteer LPers will be given their assignments, and videos will be created.|
|Video Recordings Deadline|
|Deadline for LPers and creators submitting their own videos to have their recordings sent in.|
|Sept. 15th - Oct. 15th|
|Quality Review Phase|
|All submissions will be reviewed for quality and appropriateness of content. Creators will be contacted if there are issues with submissions, and this time will serve as a buffer period if re-recording is necessary. Schedule will also be made.|
|FEE3 Schedule Released & FEE3 Commences|
To re-iterate, the deadline for submitting a work to be LP’d by a volunteer LPer is August 1st. This is also the deadline for projects that are creating their own showcase to register to be shown at the event. The deadline for submitting your own showcase, given that you registered your project by August 1st, will be September 15th.
Both the project submission form and showcase submission form are now open, with links below! For those who may not have read above, the Project Submission Form is for anyone who wants to have a showing at FEE3, regardless of whether you want a volunteer LPer or not. The Showcase Submission Form is for those who are making their own videos to submit to the show, and for volunteer LPers to submit their completed LPs.
I greatly look forward to seeing all that the community has been working on in the past year! Thank you all for making this event so great!