1. Policy
  2. How to submit a score to Twin Galaxies

This page is a chapter in 'Policy Official Book of TG Guidelines'

SIMPLE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Welcome to Twin Galaxies! For over 30 years, Twin Galaxies has been recognized as THE world's premiere electronic games referee, having judged contests and high scores submitted by console gamers, arcades and PC gamers worldwide!



Additionally, our partnership with Guinness World Records helps to make sure that your accomplishments are not only known and appreciated within the gaming community, but to mass audiences everywhere that appreciate high level achievement!

IN ORDER TO SUBMIT A SCORE TO TWIN GALAXIES, YOU MUST:

  • Sign up and REGISTER
  • Verify your ACCOUNT.
  • Have three (3) SUBMISSION POINTS
To see how many submission points you have, you must log in to your Twin Galaxies account and click your username in the upper-right corner of the website. You will see an indicator that looks like this:


Every VERIFIED member receives ONE (1) free submission opportunity to begin with. To earn more submission points, you must participate in the Twin Galaxies community process and correctly ADJUDICATE other people's score submissions! If you have enough submission points available and desire to submit a score to the Twin Galaxies database, follow this link, CLICK HERE

  • Explore the platforms and games and find out what special rules there may be for any record attempt.
  • Find a specific platform, game and track variation and submit a score to us!
  • Click the SUBMIT button attached to a score listing to submit for that track.
SCORES CAN ONLY BE SUBMITTED BY VERIFIED USERS.

VERIFIED users are users that have gone through the Twin Galaxies' user verification process, and TG maintains contact information on each user. These users are real people, who have voluntarily submitted their identity and personal information to be able to be eligible to be awarded world records and other forms of public recognition for achievement.No new world records will ever be allowed into the TG database without full name and proper contact information. TG needs to know who its participating users are, and the participating users themselves need to know that they are competing with other real and serious participants. All user information is kept private and confidential in accordance with our Terms of Service.

WHEN A VERIFIED USER SUBMITS A SCORE, THEY ARE PRESENTED WITH A FORM TO FILL OUT. THIS FORM SPECIFIES:

Submitting user's name
Submitting date
Game name and track variation
Platform
Score/Elapsed Time
Evidence Description
Video Upload
Submit




  • Most of these fields are self explanatory and were common to the previous Twin Galaxies referee-based adjudication process, however the Evidence Description and "Video Upload" fields are new and will be explained below. Historically, Twin Galaxies would adjudicate a score by having a person watch a score performance in person live or by having a person review a recording of a score performance. These methods are very effective, however they also severely limited the scope of score performance presentation. In an effort to accommodate the widest number of methods of score performance presentation, the TGSAP has moved to a format that allows user submission of all forms of evidence with score claim, whatever that may be, with TG simply providing very strong recommended guidelines for submission in general.
  • The "Evidence Description" field is the part of the submission form where you are given an opportunity to explain any details of your achievement that you feel supports your score claim. This field is driven by a fully functional WYSIWYG text editor that is also equipped to allow you to upload pictures, screenshots, and supporting documents. This is an opportunity to build your case of evidence, head off any skepticism, provide insight or simply brag about what you have accomplished. This is the opportunity to provide as much context as you feel you need to help make sure that anyone judging your claim is as informed as possible.
  • The "Video Upload" field is where you upload any recorded performance video that you may have of your score performance. This video is part of your overall "evidence package.” Once all of your evidence is entered and uploaded, you will click the SUBMIT button and then the adjudication process begins!

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