Description

What is it?
Media Madness Month is an event where participants create media for other people's games over the given period. The aim is to either give feedback or show support for the games you enjoy or the ones that need it. Let's show each other some love!

Media in this event is defined as one of the following: Reviews, Let's Play/Try videos, Fan-made trailers, Fan Art, Fan Fiction and Musical scores. If you want to try something else, send either Nessiah or Liberty a PM and we'll let you know.



You may only submit media that is for games that you are not the lead developer of. You can give media to games that you've helped out with, but if you created a project then it's not allowed and won't count.
Follow the Guidelines on how to submit. Read them, learn them, breathe them, love them.
Submissions should be added during the course of the event. You can check it by looking at the top-right of the event page. The date shown there will be the end point. (It's set to whatever offset you have the site time set to, so if you're +8 hours and have set your site-clock to such, it will show the ending time in your zone.)
You may have multiple submissions - in fact we encourage it!
No teams.
Be respectful and put at least a little effort into your media submissions, please~



Each day bounties will be posted at the bottom of this post. These games are completely optional and judged by Liberty as to who collects the bounty. The better quality the submission for that bounty, the more likely it will be chosen as the 'winner'.

You will be told how many days you have to complete a bounty when that particular bounty is posted. If you haven't completed that bounty by the due time, you may still add it as a general submission to the event.

Wanted games will be ones chosen at semi-random which haven't had much love shown to them - both old and new, from any engine and genre. Essentially, they'll be another 'list' of games provided for this event, but rest assured that they're completely optional.

Each successful bounty will award you with one Bounty Point. These will be used at the end of the event to determine a special something...



MEDIA PAGES
To submit media to a project, go to that projects game page. Under the title image there should be some options including Review, Subscribe, Nominate, Submit Media and RSS.

Click on Submit Media and fill in the media page, choosing the correct category.
Add Media Madness Month to the title.

If you are submitting video content where there are more than one video (so LPs or LTs) you MUST have at least 5 videos to a page if there are more than 5 videos in the series or at least a balance.
For example, if you have a total of 8 videos, 4 over two pages is acceptable, as long as each video is at least 10 minutes long. All 8 on the same page is also acceptable.)

If you have done more than one piece of art, add them to the same media page. In the case of over 5 pieces, or if they're large, you should use hide tags.

Be aware that it takes time for media submissions to appear as they are subject to being checked. This means that if you're writing something on the page it should be of good quality - ie, readable with minimal spelling and grammar errors.

In the case of Fan Fiction, use a normal media page. If it's a very long piece or of questionable nature (that is, over M rating) use hide tags and - in the case of Mature themes - add a tag above the hidden work letting readers know that there is questionable content within.

REVIEWS
To submit a review, go to the game page and click on Review. Follow the directions on that page, making sure that the written parts of the review are of sound quality - that is, proper grammar and spelling; decent aesthetic properties (paragraphs, working picture tags, not hard to read colours or font sizes) and non-inflammatory.

Remember the Golden Rule of Reviews - point out the good as well as the bad and try to be unbiased or at least, keep your opinion as correct and non-abrasive as you can.

Once done, make a comment on this page using the following code:

[b][color=green]Review for[url=<address of review> [color=orange][u]<name of game>[/u][/color][/url].[/color][/b]


Due to the way the event pages are set up, reviews and Media cannot be submitted at the same time to the same event. Hopefully this will change in the future, but as it stands it is easier for reviews to be done like this. I will post a list of the reviews at the bottom of this post.

If you have any questions, submit them in the comments and either Nessy or Liberty will get back to you.

BOUNTY
To collect a bounty, follow the above submission guide except adding the word 'Bounty' in the title of the piece. Then submit as a normal submission.

After that, drop a comment with a link to your bounty submission before the date/time you are told and add the following line in Bold/Blue:
"Bounty Collection for <name and link of game in grey and underlined>."

Underline, grey and link the name of the game to the media page.
A handy code:

[b][color=blue]Bounty Collection for [url=<address of media/review> [color=grey][u]<nameof game>[/u][/color][/url].[/color][/b]


GAME AIMS
In the hide tag are a list of games for us, as a group, to aim towards completing. If every game gets crossed off there may be a special little something for all who contributed to the aim.

We will also be hosting a super special raffle with a secret prize up for grabs!


One ticket per media/review submission for any of the games from the below list.



COMPLETE REVIEW LIST



A BOUNTY HAS EMERGED!

WANTED! FOR THE CRIME OF BEING UNDER-LOVED!







The Arementon Marine Office asks that these three amigos be rounded up before Tuesday 11th, 11:59pm GMT.

Forced Recall still roams free! The Marines have upped their bounties! The first to catch them (with decent quality) will gain double the bounty! Contact the Arementon Marine Bounty Dept before the 9th to claim your bounty!

REMEMBER! Don't post the link to reviews unless they've been accepted to the site. Bounties are exempt from this as they need to be claimed before the due time.

Artworks presented in this page belongs to:
Wild Arms official art
Background by Dumaker@DeviantArt
Achievement Badges by mitsuharu nene

Details

  • 05/16/2013 12:00 PM
  • 06/13/2013 12:00 PM

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Posts

Happy
Devil's in the details
5337
So, if I want to compose song or two for this, do they have to be for a specific game on that list?
Nope! It's just a list of preferred games to be reviewed right now :D
Happy
Devil's in the details
5337
Well, do they have to be for any specific game, for that matter?

Or can I just upload them somewhere and link them here for you guys?
The list is completely option, as are the Bounties I'll start adding tomorrow. They do have their purposes, though.

For example, the list provided, if all names are crossed off, will open up the secret raffle prize. ^.^

We'd prefer the game be on-site. Also, it can't be your own game, of course, since it's about showing love to your favourite games or those which are unloved. But we would really prefer they be on-RMN games.

Apart from that, follow the guidelines and it should be fine~
author=Happy
Well, do they have to be for any specific game, for that matter?

Well, the point is to review or make a fan something of a game that interests you. So it has to be for that game.
Happy
Devil's in the details
5337
Well, I'm sad there's no option to release media that anyone is free to use.
author=Archeia_Nessiah
author=Happy
Well, do they have to be for any specific game, for that matter?
Well, the point is to review or make fan something of a game that interests you. So it has to be for that game.


I see! I was thinking the emphasis of this event would be releasing media though, but if there's no option available for releasing stuff that everyone is free to use, then I am a bit sad.
You mean, for like, allowing people to use your music? You could make a song that gives you the emotion of a game and write in the media release page that people can use it if they like. That's allowed.
slash
I didn't want to wake up 40 years old and working a job that I hate.
3891
Hey, Lily's on the list! Neato.

Anyway, since this seems like a totally kickin' way to hone my art skills and review some games as well, count me in!
Happy
Devil's in the details
5337
author=Liberty
You mean, for like, allowing people to use your music? You could make a song that gives you the emotion of a game and write in the media release page that people can use it if they like. That's allowed.


I'm sorry, but I don't quite get the logic behind this. Can you elaborate for me why I can't make a public patch of resources for everyone to use? I mean, isn't this event for creating media for other people and making everyone happy, or am I misinterpreting the purpose of this event?

Why exactly does it have to be for a specific game?
Media Madness Month is an event where participants create media for other people's games over the given period. The aim is to either give feedback or show support for the games you enjoy or the ones that need it. Let's show each other some love!

Media in this event is defined as one of the following: Reviews, Let's Play/Try videos, Fan-made trailers, Fan Art, Fan Fiction and Musical scores. If you want to try something else, send either Nessiah or Liberty a PM and we'll let you know.

Unless I'm missing something?
Because that's what the event is aimed at. It's not for creating for people to use, it's to show love for games via media submissions and reviews. If you want to add something like that, though, RMN does have a resource section now, complete with MS addition. So, you can do that there~
slash
I didn't want to wake up 40 years old and working a job that I hate.
3891
Question! Is there a time-limit on the bounties, or do they last until the end of the event?
Happy
Devil's in the details
5337
author=Liberty
Because that's what the event is aimed at. It's not for creating for people to use, it's to show love for games via media submissions and reviews. If you want to add something like that, though, RMN does have a resource section now, complete with MS addition. So, you can do that there~

Yes, RMN has a resource section now, so if I post my media there and link it to you guys, why do you reckon it shouldn't count? I mean, if this event is for the sake of releasing media and supporting other developers, in which way I'm not doing that? Why do you insist it should be created exclusively for a specific person if the emphasis is actually contributing media to the community as whole?

Or do you want this to feel something like Secret Santa, where everyone gets a present to make them feel special? In this case I may have been misled by the title of this event.

Seriously though, I'm quite irritated by the fact that you're so hesitant to adjust the event guidelines to make it less discouraging for resource producers in general.
The event isn't for just general resources though. It's for making media for other games. It's not Resource Madness. It's Media Madness. Media, being for specific games. OSTs were included for those who like to make music inspired by others' games. It's just one part. If we included what you want then we'd have to include other resources like, say, sound effects, title screens, character sprites, face sets, maps and everything else under the sun.

In the future we might make an event devoted to resource collection. There have actually been rumblings about such a thing before, so it's highly likely to occur.

Granted, you could probably make a music pack and link it to a game and say that it was inspired by that game and is free to use. I'm not that fussed about it, as long as it falls within the boundaries of the event.

Bounties will be day by day, but I will probably allow some lee-way for them. Maybe a two-day limit, if enough people want it. They're really option extras that hopefully draw attention to some of the less known/loved games on the site.
Happy
Devil's in the details
5337
Well you see, my point here is why "include other resources like, say, sound effects, title screens, character sprites, face sets, maps and everything else under the sun" is a have to.

You feel all these submissions would be a bad thing? As in, how?
Because this is like the Secret Santa minus the secret and santa. It's about feedback and showing love to the games - not the people, but the games.
Happy
Devil's in the details
5337
author=Liberty
Because this is like the Secret Santa minus the secret and santa. It's about feedback and showing love to the games - not the people, but the games.


Right.
Geez, you guys sound like an old married couple. x)

...Anyway. This is an event I could actually take part of, but, what are the badges? I can't see them! Pretty badges are my motivation. >_>
The badges are still not yet uploaded as achievements. It's ready tho ;w;