Description


The 2011 RMN Summer Games is a game-making contest, the goal of which is to make a game within one month. A theme will be announced at the start of the contest to ensure equal footing and development time for all participants, but otherwise just have fun making games!


-The contest will begin on August 1st 12:00 AM GMT and run until August 31st 11:59 PM GMT. Entries must be completed during this time frame.
-You may work with a team of any size to make a game.
-Your game may be made in any engine and may be any genre, not just an RPG.


-You ought to have permission to use all art, music, or other content. Rips will be frowned upon. How the content was created does not matter so long as you have the rights to use it.
-The game should run on Windows XP or higher. The judges should not require any additional components to play your entry.
-Show good sportsmanlike conduct towards your competitors.
-Most important rule: Have fun!


-All games will be required to loosely incorporate the theme (TBA. The theme could be anything from a setting to an abstract concept.)
-Entries started before the allotted time will be frowned upon. Entries submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. Extensions will be granted only in extraordinary circumstances. PLAN AHEAD.
-All entries will require a gameprofile.
-You must submit your entry to the event page (using the submission tools below).


Surrealism: movement that attempts to express the workings of the subconscious and is characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtaposition of subject matter.



First place I'm Scared of Girls

Second place Zephyr Skies: The Winter Sage

Third place Novella

Runner up Aetherion

Registration

You must be logged in to sign up for 2011 RMN Summer Games.

Teams Members Entry
Team Flame
Bludgeon of Inspiration
8bit Metal
NewNostalgiaProduction
Losers: Genesis
Gold Team
Team "Oh Crap Am I Really Doing This Alone?!"
Escape Artists Never Gam (?)
Imperishable Wombat Studios presents: Team Wombat Productions
Moga
MEIJI STUDIOS
Team Julie: Take Two
Team Sask
Team Hexasexa
Randomized Productions
Team Deadman
Team Raven
OOStudios
Ratty's Homebrew
No Mr Bond I Expect You To Dy
Just for fun!
FSNS
Tales of Menace
Retraux Gamezz
Did You Know That Go-Gurt Is Just Yogurt?
Cuack!
Unoriginal Team Name
Somnium
Fracture
Hip hip h:Orray!
Clockwork Wedding
fuck da police
Jackalotrun
Lupine Vidya
Team Lucid
Pie
i hate my life
GameAnyoneRPGer
Bit Bonton
I wish Kentona would make a game for this competition...
Will I actually make a game and submit it in time for once?
Ragnarok Studios
Brethren of the Dragon Flame
Alice & the hole
Hallowed Sanctum Studios

Posts

Ratty524
The 524 is for 524 Stone Crabs
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Well I've finally gotten started yesterday and now I'm creating the database. I'm getting the technical work out of the way so I can focus on the story and graphics.
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Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
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I'm seeing other people's gamepages for this event, but where's... never mind. I see it.
Hello everyone! First time poster here; I've been lurking while I work on my primary project(s) but I happened to catch this right before the theme was revealed. I guess I work better under a deadline, because doing this has been much easier -- there's a certain amount of "just finish it and move on" that vanquishes my perfectionism and takes some of the pressure off.

This would be my very first game, so...yeah. But I hope not to disappoint. Anyway, just wanted to say hi instead of randomly appearing on the list with a blank user account. :)
Yellow Magic
I'll never regain the bones I lost from my loneliness and sorrow
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^Welcome to RMN!

author=Wolfe
I guess I work better under a deadline, because doing this has been much easier -- there's a certain amount of "just finish it and move on" that vanquishes my perfectionism and takes some of the pressure off.
Totally agree! The only two (insanely short) projects I've ever actually released were contest entries. Hopefully this will be a third. 8)
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Good luck with your first game attempt, Wolfe! By the way: Welcome to RMN! Pots lots!
I had an epiphany at work.
I was thinking about this awesome T-shirt I saw when I visited China and it gave me inspiration. Now the question is, can I complete it in time?
Should've bought the damn thing back when I found it.
Guess I'll be rejoining the rat race on this one.
It's going to be the title of my project. You'll see when I get that far.
It was pretty awesome :D
pyrodoom
I am Pyrdoom, Hedgehog of Fire and the Time Controller.
1384
Are we allowed more than one game to enter and have both be judged, because I either will be having to quit my contest game I'm working on now which would suck horribly, or I create another game and still work on the one I am now. Please someone answer!
Well, team has been made. Currently some concepts have been done, as well as some graphics. Just need to flesh out the plot some more. Biggest problem so far is the actual gameplay. Don't know what it should be like.
Solitayre
Circumstance penalty for being the bard.
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You have time yet. I am glad this contest is longer than the previous ones.
author=Yellow Magic
^Welcome to RMN!

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Totally agree! The only two (insanely short) projects I've ever actually released were contest entries. Hopefully this will be a third. 8)

author=Marrend
Good luck with your first game attempt, Wolfe! By the way: Welcome to RMN! Pots lots!

Thanks! Progress so far has been smooth, particularly considering I'm supposed to be on vacation with my fiancée. Thankfully, there's been plenty of downtime.

Out of the multimedia that go into an RPGmaker game, my strength is music composition, so at this point I've got the main theme song for the game. I also had three walking sprites and a partial chipset done when I signed up, as well as the basic concept. Still not ready for a gamepage, though.
A surrealistic mario??? i want to see that XD
author=Solitayre
I am glad this contest is longer than the previous ones.
Me too. No overnight crunching... yet.
author=Active_Radio
Well, team has been made. Currently some concepts have been done, as well as some graphics. Just need to flesh out the plot some more. Biggest problem so far is the actual gameplay. Don't know what it should be like.


This I expect to be quite common considering the theme. I know it's an issue for me too.
Solitayre, that new avatar makes me think you're a Solitayre impersonator. I cannot wrap my brain around it.
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author=pyrodoom
Are we allowed more than one game to enter and have both be judged, because I either will be having to quit my contest game I'm working on now which would suck horribly, or I create another game and still work on the one I am now. Please someone answer!

From clicking on the "Submit" button, one gets a notice that says a team can only have one game submitted to the event. Thus, even games that have a short description of "Made during the 2011 RMN Summer Games" aren't "locked" into being made for the event! Not yet, anyway...

That's just how I understand it, though.


*Edit: Also, this:
Solitayre, that new avatar makes me think you're a Solitayre impersonator. I cannot wrap my brain around it.
pyrodoom
I am Pyrdoom, Hedgehog of Fire and the Time Controller.
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author=Marrend
author=pyrodoom
Are we allowed more than one game to enter and have both be judged, because I either will be having to quit my contest game I'm working on now which would suck horribly, or I create another game and still work on the one I am now. Please someone answer!
From clicking on the "Submit" button, one gets a notice that says a team can only have one game submitted to the event. Thus, even games that have a short description of "Made during the 2011 RMN Summer Games" aren't "locked" into being made for the event! Not yet, anyway...

That's just how I understand it, though.


Well, that slightly sucks, now I have to re-create my idea ALL over again, and there's stuff I need to do, like creating my other 2 games, getting ready for school in 3 weeks, I think my Mom said we are going camping some time around this week, then next week a picnic, or reverse that whatever. I don't think with even that small schedual my wasted time that I could of used a better idea, that I will be able to finish under the time limit, worst of all, what about the "pending" length, that when my game, DOES get approved, unless I ask someone, it may never qualify for the competition, why you may ask? BECAUSE IT WOULD BE TOO LATE!
I know it's not your fault, but it was really technically my fault for asking, though I would of made the biggest mistake I could ever of made in a competition ever! WHY! I NEED HELP! I'm not gonna get any help, a.k.a.team members if I say that though. I love creating storyline, the program I'm using as you can see in my sign up there is 2003, for music I am using musescore, for graphics: charas/that program where you literally have to make your character without extra help, I need tutorials for that shit/rtp, and all not only be a very surreal game, but has to be done by the end of the month, time passes really quickly for me it seems. Sorry, I really need help, my next idea is a horror game that is taking on that whole idea:Grab yourself A4 paper and a pencil. And write three words across the top of the page. Fears, Desires and Repression, now draw pictures underneath symbolising those words. Hey presto you can build your game around it! For some reason it wouldn't let me quote it, anyways, asking for help, a friend to a friend.

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That's sounds really pressed for time! You might be better off using RTP resources to shave off a bit of pressure! The game might not be what you wanted to make, and it might be "crappy", but you'd have something!

As for submitting a game to the event, I think you can submit a still-pending download to the event, so long as it's within the time period? Not sure about this, myself...