Description

"We can talk about the merits of engines all we want. It'd be really cool to encourage another renaissance where there's not crazy expectations for a magnum opus RPG, but more just story oriented pixel art games made by people who don't take it too seriously."
-Darken, 2023






Let's spend month putzing around RPG Maker 2003 like it's 2004 again.

In this event, load up RM2k3 (official or otherwise) - or any other engine of that era - and create...


Project1 - play around in the engine with the default assets to figure out how the engine works

2k3's Adventure - a short RTP game showcasing the engine, with a dog as a playable character

Yume Nik2k3 - Release an atmospheric walking simulator

The 2k3 Way - release the first episode of a story-centric fantasy

Vapor2k3ware - release a gameprofile with ridiculous beautiful screenshots but nothing else

2k3 vs. Dog - a complex battle engine demo game

Pom Gets RM2k3 - have your release be played by a streamer

2003 Shots - break the engine in clever ways

2k3's Realm - release a demo of your eventual magum opus (to be completed by 2026)

2k3 Funeral - release a compellingly different game in style and substance

Alex d'Orm2k3 - Translated a foreign RPG Maker game into English


There aren't any real rules or objectives to this event - it's pretty chill. You can even load up old forgotten projects and work on them! You don't have to finish anything or even release anything playable (just like in 2004)! Make a gameprofile! Or just screenshots! I am going to be generous with achievements in the end.

You have a month. Go!


I map a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don't know where it goes
But it's home to me, and I code alone
... in RM2k3

Details

  • 09/03/2023 04:00 PM
  • 10/08/2023 12:00 AM
  • Any

Achievements

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Teams Members Entry
Hero's Dream
2k3 <3<3<3<3<3<3
stuff
20 years ago
An impostor among us (jk i'll use 2k3 too)
the frozen world
What the hell is this engine, I have never heard of it in my life
Two Kay Trees
I'm not sure which engine to use
Alex Rise Up
2k3 4ever
Da game
Horizon Busters: Second Millenium ]I[
Forever Unaccomplished
19 years ago? Pretty please?
Back to the Past
Project1
MistyBlue
#teamvape
test
Learntomap
havent touched this site in years but I just got 2k3 for $2 so omg heyyy :D
Dragon Ball Z: Goku's Revenge
the sillies
Dragon Kingdoms 25th Anniversary Game Let's GO!
FartD├╝nk
A real man uses RPG Maker 95 and releases nothing
nostolgic
Mad Circus and a rabbit
Daria in "But it's RPGMAKER2003"

Posts

As you can tell, I did not expend a ton of effort on this event. Please feel free to suggest additional categories for achievements! I will add them when I can throughout this monthlong event.
Is it okay to have more than one entry? (e.g., entering two games because of doing two categories)
Yeah of course! And any of the older RPG Makers are valid. I should make that clear...
So many interesting options! :)

If anyone wants to team up, let me know.
Craze
why would i heal when i could equip a morningstar
15175
https://rpgmaker.net/articles/371/

sorry about this attitude over a decade ago LMAO
author=Soulrain
Is the maniacs patch allowed?

Sure!

author=Craze
https://rpgmaker.net/articles/371/sorry about this attitude over a decade ago LMAO

STILL VALID
author=kentona
Yeah of course! And any of the older RPG Makers are valid. I should make that clear...


And any other non-RPG Maker engine like "ika" and "TURBU" are also allowed? XD I'll assume probably anything from those times XD
Can I do this one but I just translate one of the old as heck demos of Dreki in 2k3 (cuz they're in Spanish), and maybe fix any issues/port to Steam2k3? Like, technically I'm already doing a magnum opus. I got some demos from 2005-2006. :P

2k3's Realm - release a demo of your eventual magum opus (to be completed by 2026)

I think the only thing I can't promise is that it'll be ready for 2026.
author=kiyasu
author=kentona
Yeah of course! And any of the older RPG Makers are valid. I should make that clear...
And any other non-RPG Maker engine like "ika" and "TURBU" are also allowed? XD I'll assume probably anything from those times XD

Of course!

author=orochii
Can I do this one but I just translate one of the old as heck demos of Dreki in 2k3 (cuz they're in Spanish), and maybe fix any issues/port to Steam2k3? Like, technically I'm already doing a magnum opus. I got some demos from 2005-2006. :P

2k3's Realm - release a demo of your eventual magum opus (to be completed by 2026)


I think the only thing I can't promise is that it'll be ready for 2026.

Sure, why not?
https://rpgmaker.net/engines/
It might take me some playing around to figure out whether some other random game engine is from those times or not XD Or I guess it's more of the feeling of it... hmmm.... XD
author=kiyasu
https://rpgmaker.net/engines/It might take me some playing around to figure out whether some other random game engine is from those times or not XD Or I guess it's more of the feeling of it... hmmm.... XD

I don't think I will judge too harshly... or even vet whether what someone claims is true. The only thing at stake here is MAKERSCORE.
Alright, I have updated the event profile with the current list of achievements.

1. When submitting, please indicate which achievements you feel apply to the submission! This will aid me greatly when I distribute achievements at the end.

2. If you have any other era appropriate achievement suggestions, let's hear them! I want to capture the vibe! It doesn't even have to be about creating a game, either. Tutorials maybe? Inane posts on forums? idk. Suggest away!

Frogge
I wanna marry ALL the boys!! And Donna is a meanc
18364
author=kentona
2. If you have any other era appropriate achievement suggestions, let's hear them!I want to capture the vibe! It doesn't even have to be about creating a game, either. Tutorials maybe? Inane posts on forums? idk. Suggest away!


Start a heated arguement on the forums in true early rmn fashion
author=Frogge
author=kentona
2. If you have any other era appropriate achievement suggestions, let's hear them!I want to capture the vibe! It doesn't even have to be about creating a game, either. Tutorials maybe? Inane posts on forums? idk. Suggest away!
Start a heated arguement on the forums in true early rmn fashion

im not sure i want to encourage this aspect of the era's vibe
Craze
why would i heal when i could equip a morningstar
15175
where's ciel and tft let's start some shit
Frogge
I wanna marry ALL the boys!! And Donna is a meanc
18364
author=kentona
author=Frogge
author=kentona
2. If you have any other era appropriate achievement suggestions, let's hear them!I want to capture the vibe! It doesn't even have to be about creating a game, either. Tutorials maybe? Inane posts on forums? idk. Suggest away!
Start a heated arguement on the forums in true early rmn fashion
im not sure i want to encourage this aspect of the era's vibe


Why? Because you're scared of a little drama? Honestly that's my problem with this entire community, nobody has the balls to have a serious discussion. I'm not sure why I bother coming here at all, honestly I should have known after that 1 star review I got on Among Us Poopy Game 2: Freddy's Revenge that this entire site was filled with terrible opinions and everyone is just interested in bringing down others instead of discussing game dev. I will now proceed to leave for the next 2 weeks during which I will NOT be realizing that the problem is my own attitude. Goodbye!


...

jk love you kentona
author=Craze
https://rpgmaker.net/articles/371/sorry about this attitude over a decade ago LMAO


i mean the battle system does suck.
author=kentona
author=Frogge
author=kentona
2. If you have any other era appropriate achievement suggestions, let's hear them!I want to capture the vibe! It doesn't even have to be about creating a game, either. Tutorials maybe? Inane posts on forums? idk. Suggest away!
Start a heated arguement on the forums in true early rmn fashion
im not sure i want to encourage this aspect of the era's vibe


Depriving me of an easy achievement
There are many achievements to choose from, and there are many types of games that can be made. It is recommended that everybody focus on the early game development style.

(For the golden age of fan games to be able to reproduce, I am very supportive of such events.)