Ok yes you can have a flipped object at no extra cost.
I guess it can start now unless there are any things holding people back? Anything ive missed? I know ive not set a deadline yet but I hardly think that is neccesary actually. I'm my experience deadlines for these competitions only result in tons of failed entries.
This idea is pretty vulnerable to abuse, but it's an interesting one I think. What if we considered download counts the sales figures? People who finish earlier have more time to rack up downloads and therefore "sales".
What about something like 'profit earned' being a factor. Based on review scores and filesize. In an ideal world smaller games cost less (bigger profit margin) and better games sell more.
I guess Downloads could be added in there somewhere.