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
w√ɬľndermint
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

LouisCyphre
can't make a bad game if you don't finish any games
4523
in time to use it as a progress log over the course of the contest.*

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LouisCyphre
can't make a bad game if you don't finish any games
4523
in time to use it as a progress log over the course of the contest.*

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WIP
I'm not comfortable with any idea that can't be expressed in the form of men's jewelry
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LouisCyphre
can't make a bad game if you don't finish any games
4523
I fucking love you guys. All of you. Right now.

</tardis>
Uh.... If ever we're done making the game.... Are we gonna submit it here, the usual way???
Nice generic theme, that's like half the games I've played on indie sites.
arcan
Having a signature is too mainstream. I'm not part of your system!
1866
Theme doesn't matter so much. It's possible to use a generic theme and still make an innovative game.
Oh no, that's not the problem, it's just that it's likely someone has a game that matches the theme already laying around.
Guys, there's a problem.

Team Cascade isn't named Team LOL Detectives.

Can someone please fix this?
I don't even see you on the list.
"BUT your game must allow you to play both sides."

That'll be less easy to do; I imagine having a "black mage" and a "white mage" on the team isn't really going to be good enough. :)

Better == More judging points!
tardis
is it too late for ironhide facepalm
308
Team Cascade has nothing to do with the LOL Detectives.
And besides, Herbert and Bradford Lollington are far too busy solving the Case of the Missing Misaos to trifle themselves with RPGmakering.
I'm on DE's team. It's just that no one knows about it.

Not even DE.
Ratty524
The 524 is for 524 Stone Crabs
12986
Dang what is Mary going to do? :(
I can't wait to play my own game!
This is a pretty awesome theme. I'm happy.
DE
*click to edit*
1313
Check the main post, at the top of the page.

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.


Let's see if I manage to whip something up. Having trouble coming up with a scenario to allow the player to play as the opposing side, even if for just one scene.
I got question...
I know I'll sound stupid....

"BUT your game must allow you to play both sides."

Does this have anything to do like, you play both sides all throughout the game or can I just play both sides in a single scene (does that counts)?????