Description

Game Chill is a winter game making contest, the goal of which is to make a game in a little over three weeks. Entries will be commented on by a quartet of judges and ranked accordingly. A simple theme is given, but the point is to just have fun making games!


THEME
Design a single winter-themed dungeon for the player to navigate through.

You are required to include in this game at least 3 items from the following list, in some way, shape or form:
  • Gingerbread Men
  • Prayer
  • Frosty the Snowman's hat
  • Hockey
  • Fancy dinner party
  • Bing Crosby



RULES
  • The contest starts now (December 19th, 2013) and goes until January 9th at 11:59pm GMT. Entries must be made during this time-frame. Existing games and projects are not eligible entries for this event.
  • Only completed games are allowed
  • Teams of any size may work together to create a game.
  • All art, music, and sound should be original, public domain or purchased by yourself. 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 platform. Your game should not require any additional components that a judge would have to purchase or download.
  • 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, 4 judges will rank each game using their own scoring system, and provide commentary for the entries. The final outcome will be determined by the judges. A winner and a runner-up will be selected.
  • 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. (You don't need to have battles, for example!)



HOW TO PARTICIPATE
  • Step 1: Sign up for the contest in the "Registration" section below this event description. You can enter this event solo or as a team. Additionally, you may submit as many games or join as many teams as you'd like.
  • Step 2: Create your game page. Normal submission rules apply.
  • Step 3: Post your download to the game page once it's approved.
  • Step 4: Submit your game download to the contest by using the commands on the upper-right corner of this page.



PRIZES
All participants who successfully submit a valid entry to the event will receive a participation achievement worth 50ms. The winner will receive an additional 100ms achievement for being so awesome. (Hey, not every event needs hundreds of dollars in prizes! This event is "old school RMN".)

Good luck and merry Christmas!

The amazing banner art is the work of Alex Stone: http://www.alexstoneart.com/

Details

Achievements

Registration

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Teams Members Entry
Return of the Bludgeon of Inspiration
Gunning It Solo!
Ginger
halo's subterranean prayer column
Ok, who spiked the eggnog THIS time? (And with what!?)
Bleak
The A is for ARCTIC
How Alex Saved Christmas
Powered by Frostbite
Mug O' Tea wit Too Much Milk
OOStudios
A Cold Day in Hell
Benny
Snow Angel
IceCliff
Too Cool
hiromu "might make a game this time" 656
CZARINA MUST DIE
Team Sadists
Snowed Out
The Original Broskis
Dudesoft Productions
Winter Wonder What-now?
Back to Basics
Mecha-Industries
Snowmen
This will be better than All Hallows Eve.
The Tall Tale About A Bear And His Lumberjack
Snow for the Snow Owl
Paladin-Cleric of Awesome!
Team milkwad
Team Fruitcake
Team Flaker
Hammer Time!
Project BOUNDD
TheHoboassassin
Wintersmash!!
Blizzard Of Tyranny

Posts

author=Addit
If you guys can’t manage to submit a gamepage in time but you have finished your game, then you can just post the link to it in this page in the meantime and whenever you happen to get your gamepage up then just submit a download for it later (or at least put a download link up in this page to avoid missing the deadline date altogether - 'cause that would suck).

- Only less than a day left to go!
Hopefully everybody can get their entries submitted in time. :)


Oh my gosh I am totally awesome with this! I'll throw the link up right when I get done with it. ^ ^
author=Addit
- Only less than a day left to go!
Hopefully everybody can get their entries submitted in time. :)

Hmm, for me it says "Ends 01/10/2014 12:59 AM", and right now it's 7:40 PM in my timezone (GMT+1), which would give me quite a bit more time than just one day.
Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
13230
Byah
Hmm, for me it says "Ends 01/10/2014 12:59 AM", and right now it's 7:40 PM in my timezone (GMT+1), which would give me quite a bit more time than just one day.


Yeah, "01/09/2014 06:59 PM" for me. Definitely more than just one day, about 29 hours actually.
Okay, okay – MORE than a day or so left to go.

I fail at math, it seems.
You did succeed at making me panic though!
kentona
One of RMN's Top 10 Admins of all-time
20443
If the submission queue is still there tonight around midnight I will clean it up. If any of the judges feel that this needs to be extended for a day to account for submissions to the event, PM me!
I'm dropping out. I realised that I am rushing my game to meet the deadline and I don't want to put out what would be an unfinished product with no fine tuning or QA testing. I will still finish the game, but in my own time, releasing it when it is at a standard I am satisfied with. I apologise if that disappoints any of you.
I'll be releasing a game without fine tuning and things like full animations. It will be so rushed.
Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
13230
lack of polish is part of the fun of the contest ;V

i say that now that i'm sick and tired as hell. hah haanahjnaha

Alright, fine. I'll do my best, I'll release it as-is come the deadline and I can always do a more polished revision later
Dammit Craze, I just convinced myself being sick was enough of an excuse to not release something half-assed and sleep instead. : (
Seiromem
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
5400
Welp, time to start my game!
Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
13230
Anaryu
Dammit Craze, I just convinced myself being sick was enough of an excuse to not release something half-assed and sleep instead. : (


i'm torn between actually finishing my project and just putting in the next floor of the dungeon as just santa sprites twirling around saying HO HO HO YOU'VE BEEN PWNED to jingle bells played at half pitch
slash
I didn't want to wake up 40 years old and working a job that I hate.
3891
you guys i can't wait to see your games
Marrend
Guardian Gorgon of the Description Thread
17561
author=slashphoenix
you guys i can't wait to see your games


I'll echo this sentiment!
Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
13230
One more floor... three more boss fights... then a bit of touch-up mapping. oh4nwjlerssv iwoendklsfsa almost done

(well technically it's two floors but the last floor is just the final boss room, not a dungeon floor proper)
Of all fucking times that dropbox decided to break and resynch all my 25k files and slow down my pc and internet at the same time.

augh I can't even access our files.

*rage*

ps. I'm on my phone right now and had to rant orz
This will be one of the shortest final dungeons ever constructed