I wanted to know why I was voted so low.
Everything below is my opinion only, and you're free not to share these views:
A 1-hour compo is all about hacking together stuff that works in that 1 hour. We shouldn't in any way take the revised entries into consideration when judging, and, specifically, we shouldn't look at what the author tried to achieve. This is the only way to have a fair competition.
For me, the most important factor is completeness. A complete entry shows that the author correctly judged his abilities and stood up to the challenge. Originality and fun-factor are also important, but only if they're there in the original entry, and not only in the author's mind (or the revised entry).
I saw that you tried to do something original and even tried to have a theme with the "delete"'s and memory and so on. That's great, and that is why I rated you above BAF who went the easy way and made a pong game. But your entry crashed when I pressed the mouse button, so the gameplay just wasn't there - I could imagine it, but it wasn't in the entry. All I could was run around in circles until all the digits melted into one jittery being, and then commit suicide. I would've ranked you much higher had the original worked like the revised version does.
Anyway, my recipe for MinorHack is:
19:57 - close the door to my room, put on headphones, turn on ambient music, turn off IM
19:58 - open the text editor, save an empty file as mhack.cpp.
19:58:30 - open the command line, type "g++ mhack.cpp -omhack -lalleg -g3", press enter
19:59 - start refreshing the page .
20:00-20:05 - coming up with an idea. If I don't come up with a good idea in that time, I just go with what I have, because there isn't much time really. During this time I also type up the basic framework with timers, initialization and so on - it's a routine task, so I can think about the idea while typing the framework.
20:05-20:30 - creating something that works.
20:30-20:50 - creating something that plays nice.
20:50-20:55 - creating something that looks nice.
20:55-21:00 - tweaks/submitting.
I always try to come up with an idea that I think I can do in 40 minutes or less. It always takes longer than you think .
Oh, and \o/. Unanimous win .