Description

RPG Maker VX Ace is OUT and we want to see what RMN can do with this new tool! The Nugget Crash Course is a competition for new Ace users to make a game to try and win a copy of RPG Maker VX Ace, courtesy of our friends at Degica (the company that markets and distributes RPG Maker outside of Japan)!

RPG Maker VX Ace is aptly named as it is RPG Maker VX {Insert Incremental Reference Here}. Imagine your regular VX with various changes and upgrades all over the place to make it a better tool all-round. The best way to see what the changes are is to download the Ace trial and give it a spin! You might even get your own copy out of it!

This is a fast and loose competition with a new tool and so will the theme. Simply make a game with RPG Maker VX Ace! It must be a new Ace game started with the English version so no carry overs from the Japanese release / trial. You can use any resources for Ace such as graphics, music, and scripts but I don't want to see any Ace-rized versions of your VX game.

Ace can handle any graphic, sound, or music VX can and more so all resources for VX are available. Ace also has a new feature of being able to create character and face graphics through putting premade templates together directly in the program. One critical difference between VX and Ace is the script backend got rewritten Ace which means a large majority of scripts for VX won't work for Ace. You can check the script repository on RMN for several scripts made to work with Ace.

Having trouble with Ace? There's a few places where you can try to get some help. Posting on the event itself is allowed but it's easy to lose track of such questions. You can post questions in RMN's Help & Request forum as long as you read the forum rules. You can also head onto RMN's IRC channel to try and get some real time assistance there too.

Judging will be handled by GreatRedSpirit, Archeia_Nessiah, Liberty, and Deckiller. After all the judges have played the games they will rank the games by their own preference. When a game is listed as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd the game gets 7, 5, or 3 points respectively. The game with the most points wins!

The dev lead for the game that scored the most points will be awarded a new Ace product key! We only have one key so teams will have to fight to the death against each other decide who gets the key. We'll also have achievements: The top prize achievement for the 1st place team, runner up achievements for the 2nd and 3rd teams, and participation achievements for everybody who participated.

Important Update! Our prize has been donated to us from our friends at Degica and RPG Maker Web:
author=Touchfuzzy
I wanted to tell Kentona first, but the dude totally JUMPED OUT THE WINDOW WHEN I WAS TRYING TO TALK TO HIM. (Ok, not really, he just left the irc channel), but I'm just too happy not to want to announce it myself.

For people who don't know, I'm Nick Palmer, I work managing the official RPG Maker English site's(RPGMakerWeb.com) blog, Facebook, Twitter, Forum, and well, a billion other hats involved in RM Marketing.

Anyway, we at Degica (the company that markets and distributes RPG Maker outside of Japan) want to show appreciation to RMN for being such a great fan community for our products. As such, we will be supplying the Medal of Honor prize copy of RPG Maker VX Ace.
This is a great boon to RMN! Thank you Touchfuzzy, and thanks Degica! Your support of RMN is apprciated.

You get half a month starting when Ace is released until the end of April 1st giving two weeks and a weekend to create your game. There is some leeway in situations where game breaking bugs are found by the judges after the 1st and the devs will be allowed to fix these bugs.

Registration

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Teams Members Entry
Honorary Entry of Mystery
Danger, danger! High voltage!
The Best Kind of Witchcraft
Following the sun
Fuck it! I want a snoopy badge but I won't get judged. XP
Singing Deerhead Productions
AwesomeTeamOfAwesomeIsAwesomeAlsoWeLikeCamelCaseAndLongNames
C# - - - - Maker of "Silent Eyes"
Team 'Who the Hell is That?'
Indy Jones and the VXAce Contest of DOOM
New game, come and join me!!!
Never's Start
Bludgeon of Inspiration
Team Youjustwastedtimereadingthislol
Let the Games Begin. . .Lady's and Gentlemen!?
The Four Spirits
For Snoopy~
The Labs of Chrono
Team Who Gives A Sh-
What is with all these team names?
jomarcenter studio "future helper and the seven tower"
HKOz Assal
Late Night Studio
Ace Hunters
oh yeah
Attempting to complete the impossible...finishing a game
Lovely Charmer
OOstudios
Team Wind-Up Bird
Vulkinshii productions
GENERIQUEST 2012: Where doing this man. Where MAKING THIS HAPEN.
QuietLife
Winter's Sorrow Announced!
The Last Minute "Team" of Glory
Gourd Clae: Ace VxAcer
Black Skull Insignia
Team HUNGER GAMES ARE AWESOME!
Trying to not copy from the tutorial.
Ralph's Party
IDK
Eternallight's Team

Posts

Deckiller
We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born.
15597
I'll be submitting an honorary entry. Obviously it can't be official because I'm a judge ;)
Trihan
"It's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly...timey wimey...stuff."
1774
Count me in.
I count Ace Pilot Snoopy, but where's Woodstock? :o
I know pre-orders went through, but can you even get the trial version or buy it regularly yet?

EDIT: I see the link you added now (missed it before) - surprised you can get the free trial before they put it up on their site.
GreatRedSpirit
Curse it all! How did Simon do it?
5335
Same here. I'm not sure why they're dropping the ball on this.

Also in case anybody else msises it:
Ace Download here!
Is there any reason we need a password to extract the files?
I can't connect to the activation server. I'll participate only if I'm able to activate my trial. This setup is pretty pathetic... the whole having to connect to the server to just use the trial. :\
Liberty
Do bears kill bitches who support others' dreams?
14932
The idea is to use the TRIAL for this. So, limited maps, limited switches. See what you can do with the limitations.



Also, good luck all!

EDIT: yeah, just ignore me. I'm an idiot. XD;
GreatRedSpirit
Curse it all! How did Simon do it?
5335
author=anepicrtpmapper
Is there any reason we need a password to extract the files?


No password is needed. What are you using to extract the archive?


Liberty: Remember only the Japanese version has the 10 map/switch/character/etc limit. The English version is fully functional including saving and loading projects. The only restriction is the trial has a 30 day limit but the contest is less than that.
author=GreatRedSpirit
author=anepicrtpmapper
Is there any reason we need a password to extract the files?
No password is needed. What are you using to extract the archive?


Liberty: Remember only the Japanese version has the 10 map/switch/character/etc limit. The English version is fully functional including saving and loading projects. The only restriction is the trial has a 30 day limit but the contest is less than that.


Well the first time I tried to extract it with WO (Windows Opener) and it said it was an invalid archive so then I tried Free Opener and it said I needed a password. But that was the one on the top of the page.
Liberty
Do bears kill bitches who support others' dreams?
14932
Try winzip or Winrar. Both free programs for the computer and quite small in size.
That might be because of an incomplete/corrupted download, maybe try downloading it again or from another computer (if you happen to have a second one.)
kentona
I see you when you're sleeping
17533
The offical site is updated as well, so you can attempt to download it using their page.
Adon237
if i had an allowance, i would give it to rmn
1483
Can I use similar resources from my game for Ace? It won't be at all similar, but I kind of have everything I have ever wanted.
GreatRedSpirit
Curse it all! How did Simon do it?
5335
Go ahead! Reusing resources and scripts is fine. The meat of the game (database, maps, and non-general purpose events) are more frowned upon. The spirit of the rules is more to try and get everybody to start at the same step as possible.
Not sure if my stupid computer is going to load RPG VX ACE but why not try. I really liks this contests.
Adon237
if i had an allowance, i would give it to rmn
1483
Umm, do you want us to make a game page?
(joined, btw)
GreatRedSpirit
Curse it all! How did Simon do it?
5335
Oh yeah, should've covered that. Sorry.

In order to submit your game you will need to create a gameprofile for it, have it approved, and then add the game download to the profile and have that approved too. Then you can officially submit it to the event through the Submit link at the top of the event.
Can we submit a demo? Because this is the perfect opportunity to showcase the VXA version of A Twist of Fate.