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

*NEW*
Inspiring 2k3 Dev - Inspired others to work on their projects for the event

Glitch 2k3 - Game submitted to Boulevard of Broken 2k3 Dreams being an unplayable, glitchy mess, just like a proper beginner 2k3 game!

*SURPRISE*
Joined 2k3 Event - Joined the Boulevard of Broken 2k3 Dreams event (super secret achievement!). Achievement just for doing the bare minimum and signing up!

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

Registration

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Teams Members Entry
2k3 <3<3<3<3<3<3
stuff
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
I'm not sure which engine to use
Crash The Planet
Da game
Back to the Past
Project1
MistyBlue
Dragon Ball Z: Goku's Revenge
FartD├╝nk
Mad Circus and a rabbit
Hero's Dream
20 years ago
Two Kay Trees
2k3 4ever
Horizon Busters: Second Millenium ]I[
Forever Unaccomplished
19 years ago? Pretty please?
#teamvape
test
Learntomap
havent touched this site in years but I just got 2k3 for $2 so omg heyyy :D
the sillies
Dragon Kingdoms 25th Anniversary Game Let's GO!
A real man uses RPG Maker 95 and releases nothing
nostolgic
Daria in "But it's RPGMAKER2003"
Vanity
Epic RTP Adventure!!!
Committing to Something Small in Scope and Still Making Something Underwhelming
Last Minute Vapor2k3ware Entry, Go

Posts

i think i made the mistake at not trying to have fun with rm2k3 and starting a very expressive but still ambitious idea. but also i got 2 other projects to tend to and very bad at management

so ill settle for a non participation trophy
If you get a demo out you can nab the 2k3's Realm
I have become pure unbridled rpgmak
Frogge
I wanna marry ALL the boys!! And Donna is a meanc
18536
I was considering making a new game that I didn't intend to ever actually finish for the vapor2k3wave achievement but I think I might submit a game page for my unfinished swapsies game sometime later today instead. Might as well contribute to this event somehow
Frogge
I wanna marry ALL the boys!! And Donna is a meanc
18536
3 days left i suppose i should get started
it was really fun participating in this!! I made something outright dumb and silly but it was fun and that's what RM2k3 is all about.
On the subject of Achievements, I was kinda hoping that people here would help nominate (or self-nominate) who is eligible for each of the achievements. With the understanding that:

1. This is a chill event
2. None of the requirements are strict, so even if something is only loosely eligible it'll fit
3. It's for fake internet points don't worry so much

Volunteers?
I'll try and get the ball rolling on this and add more suggestions:

Hero's Dream - Inspiring 2k3 Dev - Inspired others to work on their projects for the event

Dragon Ball Z: Goku's Revenge - Project1 - play around in the engine with the default assets to figure out how the engine works
Dragon Ball Z: Goku's Revenge - The 2k3 Way - release the first episode of a story-centric fantasy
Dragon Ball Z: Goku's Revenge - 2k3's Realm - release a demo of your eventual magum opus (to be completed by 2026)
Dragon Ball Z: Goku's Revenge - Inspiring 2k3 Dev - Inspired others to work on their projects for the event

Da game - Vapor2k3ware
Da game - Project1
Da game - 2003 Shots

Daria in "But it's RPGMAKER2003" - Vapor2k3ware
Daria in "But it's RPGMAKER2003" - 2k3 Funeral (please)
#teamvape - Vapor2k3ware
Horizon Busters: Second Millenium ]I[ - Vapor2k3ware
Alex Rise Up - Vapor2k3ware
What the hell is this engine, I have never heard of it in my life - Vapor2k3ware
2k3 4ever - Vapor2k3ware
An impostor among us (jk i'll use 2k3 too) - Vapor2k3ware
Two Kay Trees - Vapor2k3ware ;n;
Update Oct 5th:
Last Minute Vapor2k3ware Entry, Go - Vapor2k3ware

Also on the note of soul, Soulrain/blu made this really cool oldtimey rpgmaker2003 thing that he later abandoned:



i wish he finished it though, he had like music and everything, i thought it would've been really cool to talk to characters and then have the title card, say what they're going to say? I dunno it was a really cool fucking idea, the only over time I saw this sort of thing was from Dragol's map from the Alex games back in 2009?

The Oldtimey thing is a really cool idea.

EDIT: Also, I really liked Project1/Dragon Ball Z: Goku's Revenge, you don't realize how far you've come till you look back and see where you've been? It was just so neat.
Craze
why would i heal when i could equip a morningstar
15240
submitted. it's a mess lmao
I guess Stray Adventure will qualify for Project1 - 2k3's Adventure - Yume Nik2k3.
Dragon Ball Z: Gokus Revenge is the sole reason of why i even found out about the event and made my little hellspawn, so it deserves inspiring dev
I just finished my entry and submitted a game page, but waiting for it to be approved before I can upload the game files. :D

Also, I did submit a review for Dragon Ball Z: Gokus Revenge last month, but it was declined for "lacking detail" in the expected way, despite being long enough in another way. I didn't mind, but was wondering if it's okay to post the review here in the comments to share the fun? (Don't want to make changes to the review mostly due to time constraints and some things I need to tend to ;__; Even not sure if I'm able to play everyone's entries, like I had initially planned. I may have to scrap every plan I had for this event; such as playing every entry, writing a review for everyone, etc. Have various things to tend to in my life T_T)

At least I'll PM dosmaen the review first :P I had a fun time writing it! If it's not okay to post my review of Dragon Ball Z: Gokus Revenge here, then if anyone else wants to read it, PM me and I'll send the review there XD

Anyway, feeling soooo much better I got my entry somehow done tonight. Thanks a lot for hosting this fun event :D (I hope at the least, I'll be able to see everyone's game pages later on ;w;)

EDIT: fixed typo of dosmaen's user name.
LAST MINUTE VAPOR2K3WARE ENTRY GO

AHHHH i wanted to participate in this event but i got stumped thanks to some stuff but i hope this quick silly blast from the past from my Very Real and Totally Not Jokesy sequel for my first submission for the vapor2k3ware entry makes for Something Cool
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
32077
My game is uploaded. I believe it qualifies for:

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

2003 Shots - break the engine in clever ways

2k3's Realm - release a demo of your eventual magum opus (to be completed by 2026)
I should definitely consider starting. Congrats to everyone turning stuff in.
gonna just upload a project i never finished 10 years ago, i can do that in a night right? right? (anakin face). you can nominate me for:

Inspiring 2k3 Dev
2k3's Realm
Maybe 2k3 Funeral? I remember OFF and SF having an impact
The general rule of thumb is "if you think it applies then it probably applies"
Did some further polishing today after the game page got approved.
Anyway, here's my entry: https://rpgmaker.net/games/12997/
Enjoy! (Glad I was able to turn something in...)