Ends 05/31/2013 03:59 AM

RMN's Mario series takes its next big step!

Rules

  • The end of level marker is always a star. Each level can only have one star in it. Stars give a progress indicator throughout the game and for individual levels and since all levels will be available at the start of the game Stars are the best way for players to know what levels they've already done.
  • You can submit as many levels as you want as long as they fall within the rules.
  • Levels that don't meet a minimum level of quality will be rejected. Levels must be complete and all stars must be possible to acquire. Levels also need to be stable and not consistently crash the game. Excessively difficult levels that try to emulate the rage-inducing difficulty of Kaizo Mario or Super Mario Intrigue will also be rejected. This isn't meant to be about finding ways to infuriate the player and SMW rom hacks also have the benefit of save states, rewinds, and functional midpoints. Keep your level difficulty in check.
  • No custom music. Custom graphics are allowed.

What You Need to Participate

Super Mario Bros. X v1.2 Beta4, available at the bottom of the OP in the link. This is the latest version of SMBX with extra features that previous stable builds don't have. Make sure you download the correct version, the file size should be ~37.8MB. It has everything you need to get started from the player, the editor, and three sample worlds.

Submitting Your Levels

SMBX puts each level into its own *.lvl file. All you have to do is compress that, any custom graphics your level uses, and a text file with your level name, difficulty out of ten, and any important tidbits of information that you think would be handy to know (like a walkthrough for a puzzle level so I know what to do when making sure that the level can be finished) and submit it! Please keep each level in its own archive.

I'll be making a hub world where players can access any level in any order. The hub will be set up so similar-difficulty levels will be grouped together and levels with similar themes or gimmicks will be separated.

Just What is Super Mario Brothers X?

Super Mario Bros X is a freeware game engine by Redigit geared towards having the gameplay features and physics of Mario 3 and Super Mario World while adding a ton of cool features and not having to deal with the restrictions of the old (S)NES hardware. There's a lot it can do (and unfortunately some it can't, yet) but these videos do a much better job of showing it than I could explain:

Games are distributed as a world with levels package they can add to Super Mario Bros X and play from the main game. So far there's no way to make a self contained game so all players will need to download SMBX in order to even play the game. The game does come with a large set of graphics and sounds like the RPG Maker RTPs so everybody at least has a large number of platformer resources to work with (and it'll keep the download of the actual game itself small).

HELP!

The editor can be tricky to use so I made a SMBX Help thread on our forums! If you have any questions go there for some tips or helpful links.

Registration

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Participants Entries
Blitzen
kentona
halibabica
GreatRedSpirit
Davenport
Jparker1984
Desmo360
Redd
Solitayre
Ratty524
Deckiller
outcry312
Gigabowser
nin8halos
pyrodoom
Seiromem
jackalotrun
DarklordKeinor
masterofmayhem
apa649
Carbz300
Blobofgoo
Tomstar
Isrieri
wildwes
GloopMaster
lonestarluigi
Thiago76590
andreea7214

Posts

halibabica
the failed sequel to Casa Blanca
9135
First post is reserved for this huge

Super RMN World Wiki

link because that seems like a handy thing for the first post to have.
Deckiller
Found this drawing when I was rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
15927
Oh we will.

Edit: I'll be posting my first level at some point today.
I kinda missed the "Judges only" part before submitting a page onto the wiki, I haven't exactly figured how to delete it... Someone?
halibabica
the failed sequel to Casa Blanca
9135
I can fix it later. I guess the admin stuff I set up only prevents edits, but not adding pages. >_<
Deckiller
Found this drawing when I was rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
15927
So I've decided to make a series of levels based very, very loosely on the 5 temples from Ocarina of Time. Very loosely as in just a couple similar mechanics, nothing more.

Forest Temple
Difficulty: 2/8
Simplicity
Difficulty: 1/8

This is a world 1 forest themed level: the level style is influenced by Super Mario World.
Isrieri
Deliver me from this obnixious and oppressive odor.
4586
Well geez. I come home and there are already levels.
Is there a maximum submission limit this time around? I couldn't find one in the daunting block of text.
Isrieri
Deliver me from this obnixious and oppressive odor.
4586
author=Intimidating Rules
You may submit up to EIGHT LEVELS, and you can't submit more than one level to the same world. Levels may be denied for quality reasons. If your level is denied, you can fix it up and resubmit it. If you want to submit more than eight, you'll have to withdraw another first.
Super VERBOSE World, amirite?
Seiromem
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
2572
Excitement levels rising.
SMBX Inspiration increasing.
Uncontrollable movements multiplying.
Doesn't help that I'm drinking mountain dew either
Hell yes, I'll attempt to go easy on yalls with the difficulty (No promises)

Quick question, what are the themes of the worlds?
author=seiromem
Quick question, what are the themes of the worlds?

We're doing nothing but water worlds. :)

All joking aside, I don't believe we've highlighted a specific theme, so you can make whatever you want; just adhere to the posting rules.
I think I join this, yeah I will join this.
Isrieri
Deliver me from this obnixious and oppressive odor.
4586
Since DarklordKeinor made a nice Level 2, I call dibs on Level 1. Just give me a few hours.

NOTHING BUT NICE, HAPPY LEVELS FROM ME TODAY. YES SIR.
author=Isrieri
Since DarklordKeinor made a nice Level 2, I call dibs on Level 1. Just give me a few hours.

NOTHING BUT NICE, HAPPY LEVELS FROM ME TODAY. YES SIR.


Key word being "today". :)
Seiromem
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
2572
One hint on my level.
Goron city Music.

Also is it just me, or does everyone have an insufferable time making platforms fall faster than they go up, yet they are set to go much longer for going back up to make sure they don't fall off or above screen?
I like how each world is themed according to difficulty, but aiming for a particular number is gonna be hard. It'll be hard to tell the difference between a world 1 level and a world 2 level, or a world 4 and world 5 level. I think the best way is to aim for a number that has a number below it and above it. No choosing 1 or 8 initially. So for example, I aim for a world 2 level. THEN, I categorize it, is it easier or harder then 2? I think that'll be the best way to decide a level's difficulty ourselves. Of course, judges have final say, heh. This is gonna be the way I do it, though.
I had a look at Simplicity and I thought it was absolutely fine...
I also had a look at Forest Temple and while I liked Forest Temple, maybe if it looked a bit more forest like on the inside...
masterofmayhem
I can defiantly see where you’re coming from
2482
Wow there rally putting up the level restrictions aren’t they?