Description

Did you hear about the Children of Heaven who longed to see the blue and green of the lower world for themselves, disobeying the laws set for them in order to reach down the earth below? Cast down for their defiance, left in confusion while the stars above them burned, one among them rose up and claimed a piece of that land for her people.

Perhaps you have heard of the Journey of 1000 steps, with the heroic youth who climbed forever to reach the lost Fruit of Life to aid his dying mentor? Or the story of the lost lamb who led her owner on a merry chase over mountains and valleys, through dungeons most deep and cities most fair?

How about the tale of the three sisters competing to prove their worth as possible heirs to their failing father, a King once grand? Through hell and high-water they travelled, finally finding their way to a compromise, only to lose their home to the newly awakened Daemon Lord. Have you heard of the battles fought in their name? Of the lives given to reclaim that throne?

Let us venture into the world of RTP's untold stories. Meet the heroes, the foes and learn their tales. Listen... can you hear the deepest secrets they keep?

GET READY FOR AN RM VENTURE!




This is an event focused on the creation of a game within a week, in celebration of RPG Maker's Birthday~

The idea of the competition is to create a compressed story with at least one boss battle. Short games are in season and as such aiming for under an hour is the key. Dare you unlock the door to the hidden treasures?



For each aspect of your game that is deemed of sufficient quality you will receive a badge. There are five in total - the first for completing an entry in the time limit (Badge of Stepping Up). The second awarded to that one entry which wows the judges and is deemed the best (Badge of Excellence).

The four are as follows:
Badge of Tales (Writing)
Badge of War (Game Play)
Badge of Beauty (Aesthetics)
Badge of Senses (Atmosphere/Sound)

Every entry is eligible for each of the three. If the judges deem your work of sufficient quality in one of the categories you'll receive that badge. They stack, so you can gain all three or, in unfortunate cases, none. So polish those gems before releasing them!

The winner of this contest will receive something special in addition to achievements!



Epilogue

And now for the Feedback Arc! Everyone knows that a good story has an epilogue, so let's start this one!

Want a badge but didn't create a game in time? Then look here~ A nice badge or two for you titled the Badge of Discipline and Badge of Devotion. And how can you get your hands on these lovely pieces? Easy.

- Write at least 150 words worth of feedback or your thoughts on each of the 22 games submitted to the event OR four full reviews.
- Post this feedback in a comment with the title 'Feedback' at the top. Bold that title and set it to 18pt font.
- In the case of reviews, post links to the four of them in a single comment with the title "Review" at the top, bolded and size 18.
- For anyone up to the SUPER DEVOTION CHALLENGE - write 22 reviews all up. You will receive the Badge of Devotion.

- Judges will review your comments, check that they're of sufficient length and if all is fine, award you the badge.
- Judges will also check the reviews and award badges after all are in.
- You have ten days to play and feedback all the games/review four or all games.
- Enough feedback/reviews will unlock a podcast. Liberty will personally see to it that this occurs and will round up everyone to take part. She will take hostages if she has to.




You must use the RTP default characters. You can use different graphical styles for them, but they must be recognisable as the default database heroes.

Games must have all files included that have been used. If you don't know how to set it so that no RTP is required, just ask.

There must be at least one boss battle, using one of the last bosses of either the 95, 2K/3, XP, VX or Ace RTP.

Games must have a story. Said story doesn't need to be heavy but there must be at least something resembling a plot.

All games must be under an hour long from start to end. We do not want towering epics of 20+ hours. If your game is noticeably over an hour it will be forfeit.

Complete games only.

Games must be started only on or after the 8th of February. You may use resources you already had, but the actual game must only have started at the beginning of this event.

Games must be in by the last time zone of the 15th. Exceptions may be made if there's a good reason - PM one of the judges in this case.

You may have more than one team, more than one game. Teams of up to ten are allowed.

You may use any RM engine your little heart desires. Only RM though. It is for the RPG Maker birthday after all~



Any questions and queries, ask in the comments below.



Can we use scripts?
Yes. Have at them~

Are we allowed to have more than one project if just one member? Can a team have more than one entry?
Sure, if you've time.

What graphics/resources can we use? Do we have to use RTP? Can we use different tiles?
All, no, yes.
Basically the only restrictions are thus:-
You must use the Database characters. You can choose whatever style for them you like, but they must be recognisable as that character. For example, Alex in DS style is fine. Pink-haired Alex in DS style with a tuxedo... not so much.

You must use at least ONE of the Database last bosses as a boss. (You can use more.) They must be recognisable as that boss, but again, any graphical style is allowed.

You may use any music, graphics and sound that you wish. ;p

Bosses:-






And the Medusa from 95, I do believe (I may be wrong but she has the most health by a lot - 7000 vs 3000)


Heroes:-

95: Fess, Lena, Marcus, Agatha, Amy, Khar, Luts and ...Slobodan? ( >.< ???)
2K: Alex, Brian, Carol, Deiji/Daisy, Enrike/Enryuu, Arkon/Falcon, Homes/Gomez and Helen
2K3: Zack, Albert, Burns, Klaus/Grace, Arthur, Edith/Ardis, Feylin, Alissa/Alica, Mia, Elene/Eolen, Cinthya, Melissa, Fiona and Mao

XP: Aluxes, Basil, Cyrus, Dorothy, Estelle, Felix, Gloria and Hilda
VX: Ralph, Ulrika, Bennett, Ylva, Lawrence, Oscar, Vera and Elmer
VXA: Eric, Natalie, Terrence, Ernest, Ryoma, Brenda, Rick, Alice, Isabelle and Noah


Can we mix and match characters from different engines?
By all means, go right ahead. A Dimensions-like game could be interesting to see and there's no limitations on who you have in your party as long as they're part of the above group.

Do we only have to use the Database heroes? Like, for NPCs and whatnot?
Your party has to have only Database heroes. NPCs can be anyone or anything you want.

If I make my game with VX Ace, the boss batle Battler must be from VX Ace as well?
No. Mix and match as much as you want as long as it's one of the above Bosses and it's in one of the RM engines.

Do I HAVE to keep the default hero names?
Yes. As Nessy put so nicely: "Yes, because this event is about making a story for our beloved RPG Maker Database Heroes! It's their birthday after all :D!"

Do we have to use the default statistics and skills for the characters and bosses?
Nope~ Not at all!



Game Links in Comments

Tale of Alice by thatbennyguy
Maker Gear Rising by EvilEagles
Game by TheRealDMac




Banner Art by: Makio-Kuta and Archeia
Header Arts by: Kounosu
Achievement Badges Art by: Satsuki
Alex Sprite by: Apprentice

Details

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Teams Members Entry
Terence's Tribulations
For Great Justice
no
Me, Myself and I...?
For Once I Won't Be Making A Comedy Game
Intricate task at hand...
Procrastination
Puking Up Frothing Vitriolic Generic Game
RUBYLOVE
Don't do it Fomar!
The Team of Myself
Melone
The Team of One
Team we almost forgot to sign in :x
Revolver Slug
Hey,This ended well! I hope...
Greetings from RMtopia!
Basil x Felix
All Hail the King (Or Queen!)
who fucking chose rpgboss can't they read the fuckin-oh it's just grs that pinhead
Dat 95 hero quest~<3
Mystery Gift
Bandanna of +2 Laziness
Team Pi$$
Jomarcenter Studio - Need team member
There's no way in hell that I'm finishing in time...
Probably not a smart idea
What am I doing
Oh God
My entry > your entry
Tale of Alice
Team I Won't Deliver
crawl
Team What Is This I Don't Even
just passing by
Team N.A.M.E.
“How come he don't want me, man?”
STANDING HERE I REALIZE YOU ARE JUST LIKE ME TRYING TO MAKE HISTORY
Solo
Better than NaNoWriMo
Team Edward
meow

Posts

Deckiller
Deckroposting since 2009
17779
My body is ready.
GreatRedSpirit
Off to party at Wancheng on Zhang Xiu's dime!
6149
- Games must have a story. Said story doesn't need to be heavy but there must be at least something resembling a plot.

No! Not a plot! That's my only weakness!



e: Does "default database heroes" mean you can only use the sprites (names?) of the default heroes/actors in the various RM games editors?

e2: I think I know where this CSS was copied from :P
author=GreatRedSpirit
- Games must have a story. Said story doesn't need to be heavy but there must be at least something resembling a plot.
No! Not a plot! That's my only weakness!



e: Does "default database heroes" mean you can only use the sprites (names?) of the default heroes/actors in the various RM games?

e2: I think I know where this CSS was copied from :P


Pyramid Head looks adorable over green~
Marrend
Bludgeon of Inspiration
13724
I suddenly have the urge to gam mak.
In 2K!

Man, what am I thinking?
Ah goddamnit, this wasn't supposed to be live yet.
*Archeia is CSSing!*
Deckiller
Deckroposting since 2009
17779
Oops, must've been my test post.
GreatRedSpirit
Off to party at Wancheng on Zhang Xiu's dime!
6149
I thought it was a legit post and it was live, sorry :(

(We really need a private flag for these to stop this from happening)
@GRS: Does "default database heroes" mean you can only use the sprites (names?) of the default heroes/actors in the various RM games editors?
It's perfectly fine to mix'n'match RM engines and RTP, don't worry~ (Ace!Fess incoming~)

(I was kinda surprised to see other names on the Event notices. Now I know why. XD )
GreatRedSpirit
Off to party at Wancheng on Zhang Xiu's dime!
6149
I was wondering more of different sprites. Actor1 1-1 is Ralph which is a default hero but Actor1 1-2 doesn't tie to any default hero but it is in the "hero"/"actor" graphic pile. What's the ruling on that? Default heroes only? Only characters from the "hero/actor" graphics?
Deckiller
Deckroposting since 2009
17779
Dat banner.
I'll join if I manage to get a team together. I can't do it alone Q.Q
author=GreatRedSpirit
I was wondering more of different sprites. Actor1 1-1 is Ralph which is a default hero but Actor1 1-2 doesn't tie to any default hero but it is in the "hero"/"actor" graphic pile. What's the ruling on that? Default heroes only? Only characters from the "hero/actor" graphics?

Keep to the database ones - they're the only ones with easily recognisable names and that's part of the idea behind this event~ ^.^
(I know how you feel, though. I kinda wanted to use some other ones too, but, well... dems the breaks.)


Oh, and guys! Give Nessy your love for this sexy CSS. Also, Kounosu for the arts. And give Makio-Kuta like if you see her around on RMW for that sexy banner. They all really deserve it!
GreatRedSpirit
Off to party at Wancheng on Zhang Xiu's dime!
6149
Gotcha! Time to.... come up with a... story for this thing. Which means putting on the thinking cap and listening to music really loud
GreatRedSpirit
Off to party at Wancheng on Zhang Xiu's dime!
6149
You've done good Ness, go get some rest~
slash
And may these winds be always at your back
3739
The CSS is very nice!

There's no way I'd be able to get this event done in time, but it sounds like an amazing idea... I haven't made an RPG in forever.
A-and all final finishing touches are done! I would like to thank Makio-Kuta again for the awesome banner ;w; )/
And I would like to thank Nessy for the hard work she did on this page, making it look fucking awesome! (She spent 4 hours on this guys! Tweaking and coding and grabbing all the graphics. Much love. So pretty. Very RTP. <3 )

Right, I'm definitely in but, as always when a judge is in an event, no chance for first prize.
Count me in. I wish we could use custom graphics, but w/e.
Isrieri
"My father told me this would happen."
5248
Can a team of one have more than one game? Or is it one game per team?

I'm not saying that I'll accomplish such, but the question is valid.


EDIT: Also, exactly what counts toward the hour time limit? Total length overall? Or are battles excluded or something.