The Timed Challenge
The Goal of My Challenges:
To give new and long time devs a short project to stretch their creative muscles on. I want you to actually FINISH a game and have it in your portfolio.
The Theme of the Timed Challenge:
Firstly: the game has to FINISH within 30 minutes. It can end earlier, but a Victory/Failure condition must occur at the 30 minute mark. Secondly: The game must feature some kind of timer - up to you what that means.
- You can use the built in timer in MV, or modify it anyway you want. YOU CANNOT use someone else's timer plugin or event. Anything to do with the timer, must be done by you through eventing or coding.
- Must be a new project started and finished within the time scope of the project.
- Number of devs on 1 project is limited to 1. Not to say you can't get advice/critques from other people before turn in day.)
- I'll be posting this contest in number of locales; however, I will manage the contest from a discord server. https://discord.gg/rZPyy4y
- February 17th, contest first posted; Updates and changes to the parameters expected until contest start date.
- March 5th, 12AM GMT: Contest starts.
- March ,18th 1145PM GMT: Contest Ends. All games must be linked and shared on this thread by this time.
- March 23, Judging will finalized and results posted here.
I'll be judging. Obviously it will mostly be my personal subjectivity - but I'll try to keep it as objective as possible. I will play the game for up to 30 minutes, or until a game crashing bug. There will be a total of 50 points.
- Use of Timer (15 points) - creativity, design, completion
- Thematic elements (10 points) - How unique was your vision?, How cohesive were the game elements in relation to the theme of the game?
- Execution (10 points) - Bugs, spelling/grammar, game balance
- Overall fun (15 points) - how driven was I to finish your game
- Single tier bonus points (up to 5 total) - Art, music, eventing, etc - did any of these one elements stand out and if so bonus points. This can't take your score over 50.
- All top prizes will be shown on my stream separate from my judging. (Don't get too excited, my stream has a pretty low audience.)
- Overall (wins $20.00 worth of RPG Maker resources of their choice) - Grand Prize winner with the highest objective score
- Honorable Runner up ($10.00 worth of RPG Maker resources of their choice) - Second place winner with the second highest score
- Best Story - (Choose one of the following game keys) goes to the most moving or creative story.
- Best Art - (Choose one of the following game keys) the standout for non-map art of the game, (battlers, character design, icons, etc)
Can I enter after the start time?
Absolutely! As long as you start and finish your game within the parameters, your entry will be allowed. Please leave a comment here so we have an idea how big this has gotten! More exciting that way!
Do we have to make a game within 30 minutes?
--The length of the game should be capped at 30 minutes. The game can have a victory condition or failure condition that is less than 30 minutes if you like, but the game itself should last no more than 30 minutes as per the rules.
--The time it takes you to dev it merely has to be within the two weeks. You can take 1 hour, 10 minutes, 2 weeks. Put as much love and work into that 30 minute game as you want.
Does the game have to contain a timer? Is the timer the main theme?
-- Yes. How prominent the timer is in your game is up to you. Where its located - also up to you. BUT the game must feature a timer. AND 15 points of the judging will be based on your use of the timer.
Can I use other people's resources?
-- As long as they are free to use and ARE NOT timer related.
Is this a commercial project?
This contest brought to you buy Fusegu Productions and Gamers Incoming - if the mods will allow it here are the links.
Edited by Fusegu, 28 February 2017 - 10:50 AM.