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!

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

  • 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!)

  • 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.

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:




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Teams Members Entry
Return of the Bludgeon of Inspiration
Gunning It Solo!
halo's subterranean prayer column
Ok, who spiked the eggnog THIS time? (And with what!?)
The A is for ARCTIC
How Alex Saved Christmas
Powered by Frostbite
Mug O' Tea wit Too Much Milk
A Cold Day in Hell
Snow Angel
Too Cool
hiromu "might make a game this time" 656
Team Sadists
Snowed Out
The Original Broskis
Dudesoft Productions
Winter Wonder What-now?
Back to Basics
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
Blizzard Of Tyranny


Immersion Ruined: Why would you go to Toronto looking for the cup?

I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
Immersion Ruined: Why would you go to Toronto looking for the cup?
This is the part that makes it a fantasy RPG does anyone want to try to make a zombie themed christmas game with me?
Solitayre having no better answer ready on the spur of the moment, said, "Bah!" again; and followed it up with "Humbug."
I have to admit I'm at least slightly tempted to make "How the Vandeli stole Christmas."

Do it! We'll make a game too. : )
I've got a few half days and a couple days off over Christmas... Why the hell not? I'm in.
Guardian Ghost of the Description Thread
Darigaaz, everything just seems to be falling into place. I might just have enough for a gamepage, like, soon.

*plans and stratagem*
Here's a preview of my game's villain. His name is Krampus, he's a demon that's essentially the anti-Santa in Europe. If you're on the naughty list, you don't get a lump of coal, you get this guy torturing you and dragging you into literal Hell.

Maybe it's just the logo image for this, but I think I'm getting a lot of vibes that it's going to end up being more a more frightening and gruesome contest than the Halloween one...
That’s a good thing.

Scare the pants off me this year guys, really make me drop my drink all over my keyboard in utter terror and laughter.
Well, the game Craze and I are making is cheerful anyway.

Also contains cake. And lesbians.

(Assuming we actually finish it, of course)
^Sounds like fun.

I for one do not like scary games (I'm a wimp), but hey, I'll play everything with an open mind.
Guardian Ghost of the Description Thread
Oh, hey, Addit joined the snowball fight event too. Here's hoping the other judges do likewise?
I'm really tempted to join, despite having no idea what I would do, how I would do it, or no time to do it in. ITS NEVER STOPPED ME BEFORE

If I manage to successfully bugfix / write-up / release this game tomorrow like I want to, I will probably join you all in wintry gammiking

Guardian Ghost of the Description Thread
Oh, that would be glorious, slash!
GLORIOUS is my middle name!

...the kids used to make fun of it a lot...
Guess I'll give this a go, although I'm a bit late and not even in the mood for gam mak.
Maybe I'll make something not so serious for once? Probably not.
always a dudesoft, never a soft dude.
Immersion Ruined: Why would you go to Toronto looking for the cup?
This is the part that makes it a fantasy RPG

My fare city will never win, but we do have the Hockey Hall of Fame. Oh, sad irony...
Going to try something fun for myself and by myself.
Question... Does the dungeon have to be a single map, or can it be a series of maps to make up the dungeon?

I suppose it's not allowed to have a Bing Crosby song in the game. sigh. that would be the awesomest dungeon crawling music ever!