Welcome to Shinespark Construction, the ultimate leaderboard for all things Metroid hacking related. Started on the 20th March 2015, Shinespark Construction aims to be the central spot for all things Metroid speedrunning related. Feel free to join us on the forums or use the chat link in the tabs above to talk to us over IRC, alternatively use your own IRC client to connect: we exist at irc.esper.net on channel #MetConst, we hope to see you around!

New Contest Incoming!
Posted on Sep 01, 2017 by DSO

Announcing the new Fall Contest will be starting September 22nd!
More details will be coming later, just wanted to make this brief announcement, since some people had been asking about when the next contest would be.
I'm excited to see the interest we have!
-DSO

Feature creep
Posted on Aug 21, 2017 by thedopefish

The site now tracks download counts for both Hacks and Resources. I even backfilled the numbers based on the month of August (unfortunately we don't have accurate information older than that). If this change accidentally broke any download links, please let us know on IRC or Discord or whatever.

In other news, everyone should go watch the solar eclipse tonight, and then get inspired to make a hack.

New Contest!
Posted on Feb 01, 2017 by personitis

Happy February everyone. If you've been following the forums at all, you may have noticed that there's a new contest going on: the Winter Hacking Contest (2017) hosted by DSO. If you've ever been interested in getting into romhacking for Metroid, Super, Fusion, or Zero Mission, now's a great time to jump in and learn. This has usually got people to make mods which they probably wouldn't have bothered to do otherwise. Despite being a contest, it's also prime time to ask questions and learn since everyone's using their noggins and/or the knowledgeable people are around to help.

Rules are listed in the topic (linked again here) and you'll have until February 28th to make a working product. MAKE MOAR HACKS and don't forget to test your work! Good luck and happy hacking.

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