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

Here's hoping the the theme is well thought-out (catches the dirty cheaters off guard, but rewards the creative folks), and this compo turns out to be fun.

Not long now. When I'm done finals tomorrow afternoon, I'll actually have time to look at game making again. I can't wait!
Ya I hope it isn't something like: Princesses! or Goblins!

SUPER POLKA WEASEL!

yay yay meena may super polka weasel day

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Solitayre
Circumstance penalty for being the bard.
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I encourage everyone to just enjoy themselves and not turn this into a bragging contest.
that's the only way i can enjoy myself
Holy cow the number of teams is huge. If even 25% submit something it'll be huge!
i hope you guys like playing games FOR THE WHOLE OF JANUARY
The number of teams is indeed huge.

It's like a microcosm of the RPG Making Internet. n_n
hey don't lump me in with you assholes
I'm an individual too, actually.

Omg what if the theme is RPG MAKER. That would be BRILLIANT.

And do you know what would also be funny?

If on the FINAL DAY of the contest, Enterbrain announced RPG Maker 6. Wow, I just spat out my coffee! Hahahahahahahaha!
tardis
is it too late for ironhide facepalm
285
i am not laughing
shut up turdis
Omg what if the theme is RPG MAKER. That would be BRILLIANT.


The theme can't be something like "Use only RPG Maker" or "Make a game in the _____ genre" because the rules say you may use anything you have the rights to and that it can also be any genre.
oh no tardis, please laugh! I'm new here and I just want to make friends, and I want our relationship to develop to the point where we can talk to each other on MSN, view each other on cams, and eventually meet up in real life (Even if I have to fly across the world -- I'm very well off u know)
tardis
is it too late for ironhide facepalm
285
i will admit, that one made me chuckle.
Oh but Wolfcoder if the theme was 'RPGMaker' people would be free to make a platformer about a boy trying to rescue his girlfriend from the last tab of the database...each tab would represent a different world!
we can all meet at my house
You could do that, but that theme would be too easy. The theme needs to be pretty specific to stop the people who started on the game already.
I hope a giant pile of resources doesn't count as "started already". I don't want to be a dirty cheater. ;_;
You could do that, but that theme would be too easy. The theme needs to be pretty specific to stop the people who started on the game already.

or people could not be assholes
geopersonofsignificantsocialstanding!

yay yay mikky clay Super Polka Weasel day!