-When to start the contest?
I'm thinking on launch day is a good start time so everyone has the same amount of time to work on their module. Those with beta access get a head start I guess by familiarizing themselves with the toolset.
-When to end the contest?
Maybe a month after the start
-Number of areas restriction?
Maybe 5 areas max
-Game play length?
under one hour of game play
-Common theme or anything authors can think of?
Common theme like the Grimm Brothers was nice, but I think the strength of IB is the ability to do almost anything you can image so let the authors do whatever.
-Common setting or anything authors want?
same as above, let the authors go crazy with any setting.
-Stock resources or anything authors can find/create?
I think that any assets that the author can use without copyright issues would be good.
-Voting by community and/or IB Team?
Maybe a combination or both.
-Rewards for winners?
Not sure about this. Digital rewards (copies of toolset to give away) or maybe get hired to be a co-writer on an IB module for sale or kickstarter :lol: Really not sure what to offer, maybe just kudos to the winner