"Yay, Jackus has no school anymore" Special Edition!
I need to be better at making logos. ~Eien Nanashi
Hello again! Do you remember the other three contests? If you do, here it is, the fourth installment in this awesome contest series! (We try to host it bi-monthly. Try to.) News: 1st Place - JacobM (49/80) 2nd/3rd Place - Nirwanda | Shiggy (48/80) -TIE!! 4th Place - Rikifive (47/80) 5th place - NPC (44/80) 6th place - magic2345 (39/80) 7th place - Yuugami (26/80) 8th place - RavenBlueIndigo (22/80) 9th place - Akashosu Naoto (18/80) 10th place - CynaMarqi (17/80) 11th place - Eien Nanashi (10/80) 12th place - Kirimash (9/80) --Disqualified-- Takeo212 - Game had no method of loading, and still crased when you made one. (??/??) This contest is simple. (Or so we thought) Once it starts, you have to make a game, but you have to do it in 1 week. You also have to do it by your own! No teams allowed. You can use any game-making program, but people will use RPG Maker anyway. In that case, you can use any RM. Of course, we're not asking you to making a full-length game, just a game of any length! Do what you can manage in 1 week. Once the game-making period is over and the games have been submitted, it will be scored by the judges. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners depending on how high their score is! The winners will get prizes from the prize pool (order and amount depends on current prize pool content). For more details, read below! If you would like to participate, just make a post in this topic that you want to join! (You can also be a judge if you would like!)
You must submit your game before the contest ends. (see below)
You can only start making your game after the contest starts. (see below) Make sure that you create a new project AFTER it has been announced. You cannot use a project file that's been made before the date.
You cannot change the link to your game in your submission post once the game-making period is over. Doing so will get you disqualified.
Games with any issue upon start-up (missing files, broken intro scene), or have game-breaking bugs early on that prevent progress will be disqualified.
If said game-breaking bugs are found further into the game (close to the end/final phase), you will receive a fixed penalty of 10 points.
Other kinds of bugs which do not prevent progress will still incur penalty, depending on the severity of the bug.
You cannot have other people working on your game. Playtesting is allowed, but playtesting only.
You can use resources made by others/public resources. But you cannot start making resources in advance for the game that you will make for this contest.
You cannot use ripped resources or resources from other games in your project without permission of the copyright owner, if you are found to have used a ripped resource, you will be disqualified.
Dates: Contest Information made public: Whenever this is posted. (17th May - 6:30pm GMT) Contest start and signups close: 24th May - 6pm GMT Contest end and judging starts: 31st May - 6pm GMT Judging finishes: Around 3 weeks after then game making ends. Depends if the judges submit scores early or not. Results announcement: A few days after judging finishes, or earlier. Indie in a Week 5: Sometime around end of July/start of August. Maybe. Prize Pool: All prizes have been taken. Please join us next time for more!
[anchor=Participants]Participants: If you would like to sign up, please post and mention in it that you would like to join/participate in the contest! The same goes for those who want to be a judge for the games, please mention in the post that you would like to be a judge! Note: You can be both a judge and a contestant at the same time, but be aware that you will be unable to judge your own game (obviously) if you do so. The other judges will. Contestants (13/17 Submitted - NEW HIGH SCORE):
Yuugami - Submitted!
Eien Nanashi - Submitted!
LordSquirrel - Failed to Submit in time.
Aletheos - Failed to Submit in time.
Nirwanda - Submitted!
Takeo212 - Disqualified! - No launcher and even if you make one the game crashes.
Shiggy - Submitted!
magic2345 - Submitted!
Deathtroth - Quit
Rikifive - Submitted!!
NPC - Submitted!
JacobM - Submitted!
Akashosu Naoto - Submitted!
Kirimash - Submitted!
CynaMarqi - Submitted!
SpuddyFerret - Quit
Note: If you change your forum display name during the contest, you will still be listed as your original name that you had when you signed up in the contest.
Tips: - Don't spend days thinking up of the idea. You can start with a simple one and go from there. Just start, and you might even get ideas more easily! - Start small. Don't plan too much features. We're not expecting a full length game. In fact, we're expecting very short games. Games that can be made in a week. - Having more content in your game is important, so focus on that. Again, don't spend too much time thinking what's the "absolute best" (or something like that) you can fit in before you even do it/anything. - If you're running out of time, don't be afraid to cut it short and wrap it up quickly! A game that feels complete is better than a game that feels like an unfinished demo. - "Most importantly... don't procrastinate!" ~ Eien - And of course, have fun! It's the most important thing. Happy game making! If you have any questions, ask it here in the topic. I could have missed something (as usual).
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