Description

Game Chill is a winter game making contest, the goal of which is to make a game in a little over two weeks. Entries will be commented on by a trio of judges and ranked accordingly. A simple theme will be announced at the start of the contest to ensure equal footing with respect to time of development, but otherwise just have fun making games.

Theme:
Opposites! Your game must directly involve two opposing ideals, forces, or elements. Examples would be magnetic polarity, lightside vs. darkside, etc. BUT your game must allow you to play both sides.

Rules:
- The contest starts on December 12th at 12:00 AM GMT and goes until December 28th at 11:59pm GMT. Entries should be made during this time-frame.
- Teams of any size may work together to create a game.
- A theme will be announced at the start of the contest and participants will be expected to follow it, to a degree decided on by the judges. (This theme will inevitably not be Christmas-related, as that is too overdone!). The theme can be nearly anything from a setting to an abstract concept.
- All art, music, and sound should be original or public domain. When you made it is not important so long as you have proper rights to it. Entrants may stray from this rule if they wish, but should expect harsher judgments towards ripped content than original.
- Your game must run on the Windows XP platform or above. Your game should not require any additional components that a judge would have to purchase.
- Games should come with a readme.txt file of some sort, describing how to play the game, listing any resources used that are not yours, and describing what components the game needs to run.
- At the end of the contest, 3 judges will rank each game using their own scoring system, and provide commentary for the entries. The combined ranking of each game will determine the final outcome.
- Games started before the start time are frowned upon.
- Entries not submitted by the end time will not be accepted.
- Extensions might be possible, but will be granted only by popular vote and judge approval (ie. don't rely on it). If extensions are given, they will apply to everyone, for fairness. If an extension does occur it will be only a few days at most.
- Your game can be of any genre, not just RPG.

Check out #compo on irc.esper.net for real-time compo action!


Results
Winner:
Avarice (3 votes)
Runner-Up:
Ghost Voyage (1 vote)

We will be posting our individual thoughts on each entry in the near future!

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Teams Members Entry
Kill Monsters
Radneon
NO GIRLS CLUB (BOY ONLY!!! GIRL KEEP OUT)
Losers
Gecko's Gear
Team Sakura Wolf
Sval
RS Maffia
FUNK
Team Cascade
Silver Satyr
Fourth Dimension
thedjt's Team
Neoniverse
Super Polka Weasel
The Fighting Mongooses
DaVince
Team Nackster
Moonwalk
Team Lonely
TEAM GEODUDE: GEOBROS FOREVER KRO
The Noblemens
The Finland-Swedish National Socialists (FSNS)
Texty Venture
Wing It
Winter Snow
My Pixels Are Round
Screw Gravity
Decrescent Moons
Decrescent Moons
Team
This team totally kicks the ass of all the others also emo rocks marry me Pete Wentz
Catnipika
Avenger
Dark Court
Kevils Entertainment
wündermint
Stupid Me
-Trick-
Unlikely to Do Anything
Team Maybe I'll make something this time but probably not so don't get your hopes up
Good member(s)
Rage Agenst the Dragon
Team Sam and... Sam =_=
Neophytes on this Team. Do not expect anything sensible. Do not expect anything at all.
Ninrat
Crimson Dreamer
Pirox
Just Redd
egamers
I'm OK By Myself

Posts

WIP
I'm not comfortable with any idea that can't be expressed in the form of men's jewelry
11363
Woohoo. Go RMN event system!
tardis
is it too late for ironhide facepalm
285
i love you so much right now wip you have no idea
Anyone wanna team up to make something.
WIP
I'm not comfortable with any idea that can't be expressed in the form of men's jewelry
11363
As a note, the management stuff isn't quite up to snuff right now. I'll be working on it.
The graphics rules are slightly confusing. Can I use RTP? It's not worth trying if I can't - I'd never get anywhere. I'm assuming I can, but it's good to be certain.
I do not need some funky name. Go thedjt's team! Go generic!
WIP
I'm not comfortable with any idea that can't be expressed in the form of men's jewelry
11363
RTP graphics are freely available for use, Pokemaniac.
K then, thanks. I might enter. ^_^
Oh man, you had better expect games to be made!
I wish I had time to do this, but if I want to get a new demo version out, I can't spare anymore time.

PS. Team Cascade is epic.
tardis
is it too late for ironhide facepalm
285
you're damn right team cascade is epic. :D
Looks like some interesting competition... I wonder what the theme will be.
Registered just to enter the compo. Radnen, let's try and represent Sphere well! :)
Ratty524
The 524 is for 524 Stone Crabs
12637
The date this is going on works perfectly for me. I think I'll give this contest a shot. :D
Happy
The infamous Rei-
5337
err.. If anyone needs me in their team, call me up. I'm up for any Rm2k, 2k3, or VX teams with decent standards!

My specialities are screenplay, storywriting, and in small projects the overall game design.
Rei, I might just take you up on that offer. Need someone to juggle the numbers and mechanics?
Happy
The infamous Rei-
5337
Sure, I can hop on team "Kill Monsters."
themes are for homosexuals i just know you are going to scupper my plans
- All art, music, and sound should be original or public domain. When you made it is not important so long as you have proper rights to it.

where do graphics that are in a style based on a source that isn't your own come in to this? for instance, if i was to look at megaman's graphics and sprite a whole new set of poses in that style (stinkoman 20X6, i wanna be the guy are examples) how would that fair in terms of the judging?