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

Puddor
Resident Cosplayer
3683
No fair ;3; no extensionzzz i workededed my butt off

see my brain is borkeded
At the top where it says 'Submit' and 'Team' you can change things.
To submit a game you need to make a game page and upload your entry there. It will take some time before it gets accepted but when it does, go to 'Submit' and use the drop down menu to choose your download.
(You can add games via the Submissions link on the top bar.)
how to make game page beside i joined 2 days ago
author=Liberty
(You can add games via the Submissions link on the top bar.)
Go to the Submissions link at the very top of the browser page. It's on the black bar. If you hover over Submissions a drop down menu will appear. Click on Submit Game and follow the instructions.

Your game will not be accepted if it does not abide by the instructions in this link. Check them out and make sure you use proper grammar and English.
author=DarrellChan
how to make game page beside i joined 2 days ago
Game profiles submitted to RMN for this contest are still subject to the Submission rules and requirements.

http://rpgmaker.net/submission_rules/

The gameprofile you submit to RMN needs to qualify first.
GreatRedSpirit
Kingseeker Frampt is flirting with you.
5290
author=Craze
Do we have to include the RTP with our game?


Took a peek and I don't see any reason to include the RTP. It looks like the English and Japanese RTP are the same so any RTP installation should be good enough to play any entry.
author=Anaryu
author=Studio Zytharros
Submitted! ;)
With almost a whole week left? I'd use that time for testing and improving, maybe adding some new features...


Derp... O.o... Just found a whole buncha bugs. De-submitted.
Craze
RMN's supervillain, and enjoying it
9861
HOW DID I EVER WORK WITHOUT TWO LINES FOR MY DESCRIPTIONS holy shit ahhhhhhh
You were less verbose in your youth.
I guess I'll use these few days to write up the Game Profile.

Goodluck to y'all. <3
author=Liberty
author=ldida1
OK, finally got the trial working... Now i have to make a game in a week dammit.


*Hopes for extension*
I don't think there'll be an extension in this one for a few reasons:
1 - there's a lot of people in this competition and it's not fair on those who did get it in on time
2 - even a demo is considered a viable entry
3 - it's more... official, I guess?

Though I guess if enough people ask... But still, I don't think there will be one.

(Mind you, I'd probably benefit with one as well, considering I started about three or four days ago.) Welp~


Yeah, im not really expecting an extension, considoring this is an official competition with prizes other then the usual "Fame and Bitches" type stuff.

But meh, will have to release the first chapter of a 5-6 chapter game. Yay!
author=Craze
HOW DID I EVER WORK WITHOUT TWO LINES FOR MY DESCRIPTIONS holy shit ahhhhhhh


You didn't truly work until now. Blessings of Ace upon you, walk with the Features my son.
Craze
RMN's supervillain, and enjoying it
9861
Anaryu
Craze
HOW DID I EVER WORK WITHOUT TWO LINES FOR MY DESCRIPTIONS holy shit ahhhhhhh
You didn't truly work until now. Blessings of Ace upon you, walk with the Features my son.


actually the answer is that I used smaller fonts and, in extreme cases, scrolled the text a la FFXII, but

i leik dis
You know what? I love you guys. :D

That said, I'll probably release a demo instead of a full version because, as always, inspiration hit. (Not that it matters because I'm not in it for a prize. I just want a snoopy. X3 )
Demo here too (because my concept of a small game can go no smaller than 5 dungeons and thats not happening in two weeks OTL)
Eh, at least it'll be 2 of 5 :<
Caz
Desperate and dogless (and sheepless) ;^;
4602
*looks at recent contest entries*
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*looks at own contest entry*
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Um.. maybe I'll shamefully withdraw or something. ^^;;
jomarcenter
to judges: if you play my game you will think about it twice playing it again!!!
1039
author=Caz
*looks at recent contest entries*
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*looks at own contest entry*
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Um.. maybe I'll shamefully withdraw or something. ^^;;
stop right there i now released the future helper trailer which will beat all of your game...!!! and i will win!!!
Marrend
Bludgeon of Inspiration
11088
author=Caz
*looks at recent contest entries*
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*looks at own contest entry*
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Um.. maybe I'll shamefully withdraw or something. ^^;;


Just release something for the Snoppy Badge. That seems to be the strategy behind most of these entries anyway!
Obligatory psyche up post, gogogo~

As a judge I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's work, from the smallest demo to the biggest full project! So snap to it guys and keep your chins up! Winning is only a small part of the contest.

Push yourselves to become better game developers by showing the world and your fellow RMNers what you can do! Who knows what you'll learn in the process?

And that's what really counts - learning to use a new program, honing your skills - both program skills and time management ones - and finding out what your strengths and weaknesses are. There's no shame in trying - you'll even get a prize!

Now go forth and create~

(That said, we judges have had a few talks about how we're gonna manage the huge task ahead of us and we have a plan or two. There may even be a small surprise on the cards... But we'll leave that a secret, ne?)

^.~