Description

RPG Maker VX Ace is OUT and we want to see what RMN can do with this new tool! The Nugget Crash Course is a competition for new Ace users to make a game to try and win a copy of RPG Maker VX Ace, courtesy of our friends at Degica (the company that markets and distributes RPG Maker outside of Japan)!

RPG Maker VX Ace is aptly named as it is RPG Maker VX {Insert Incremental Reference Here}. Imagine your regular VX with various changes and upgrades all over the place to make it a better tool all-round. The best way to see what the changes are is to download the Ace trial and give it a spin! You might even get your own copy out of it!

This is a fast and loose competition with a new tool and so will the theme. Simply make a game with RPG Maker VX Ace! It must be a new Ace game started with the English version so no carry overs from the Japanese release / trial. You can use any resources for Ace such as graphics, music, and scripts but I don't want to see any Ace-rized versions of your VX game.

Ace can handle any graphic, sound, or music VX can and more so all resources for VX are available. Ace also has a new feature of being able to create character and face graphics through putting premade templates together directly in the program. One critical difference between VX and Ace is the script backend got rewritten Ace which means a large majority of scripts for VX won't work for Ace. You can check the script repository on RMN for several scripts made to work with Ace.

Having trouble with Ace? There's a few places where you can try to get some help. Posting on the event itself is allowed but it's easy to lose track of such questions. You can post questions in RMN's Help & Request forum as long as you read the forum rules. You can also head onto RMN's IRC channel to try and get some real time assistance there too.

Judging will be handled by GreatRedSpirit, Archeia_Nessiah, Liberty, and Deckiller. After all the judges have played the games they will rank the games by their own preference. When a game is listed as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd the game gets 7, 5, or 3 points respectively. The game with the most points wins!

The dev lead for the game that scored the most points will be awarded a new Ace product key! We only have one key so teams will have to fight to the death against each other decide who gets the key. We'll also have achievements: The top prize achievement for the 1st place team, runner up achievements for the 2nd and 3rd teams, and participation achievements for everybody who participated.

Important Update! Our prize has been donated to us from our friends at Degica and RPG Maker Web:
author=Touchfuzzy
I wanted to tell Kentona first, but the dude totally JUMPED OUT THE WINDOW WHEN I WAS TRYING TO TALK TO HIM. (Ok, not really, he just left the irc channel), but I'm just too happy not to want to announce it myself.

For people who don't know, I'm Nick Palmer, I work managing the official RPG Maker English site's(RPGMakerWeb.com) blog, Facebook, Twitter, Forum, and well, a billion other hats involved in RM Marketing.

Anyway, we at Degica (the company that markets and distributes RPG Maker outside of Japan) want to show appreciation to RMN for being such a great fan community for our products. As such, we will be supplying the Medal of Honor prize copy of RPG Maker VX Ace.
This is a great boon to RMN! Thank you Touchfuzzy, and thanks Degica! Your support of RMN is apprciated.

You get half a month starting when Ace is released until the end of April 1st giving two weeks and a weekend to create your game. There is some leeway in situations where game breaking bugs are found by the judges after the 1st and the devs will be allowed to fix these bugs.

Registration

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Teams Members Entry
Honorary Entry of Mystery
Danger, danger! High voltage!
The Best Kind of Witchcraft
AwesomeTeamOfAwesomeIsAwesomeAlsoWeLikeCamelCaseAndLongNames
C# - - - - Maker of "Silent Eyes"
Team 'Who the Hell is That?'
Indy Jones and the VXAce Contest of DOOM
Never's Start
Team Youjustwastedtimereadingthislol
Let the Games Begin. . .Lady's and Gentlemen!?
Bludgeon of Inspiration
The Four Spirits
Fuck it! I want a snoopy badge but I won't get judged. XP
The Labs of Chrono
New game, come and join me!!!
Team Who Gives A Sh-
What is with all these team names?
jomarcenter studio "future helper and the seven tower"
HKOz Assal
Late Night Studio
Ace Hunters
Singing Deerhead Productions
Following the sun
For Snoopy~
oh yeah
Lovely Charmer
OOstudios
Team Wind-Up Bird
Vulkinshii productions
Attempting to complete the impossible...finishing a game
GENERIQUEST 2012: Where doing this man. Where MAKING THIS HAPEN.
QuietLife
Winter's Sorrow Announced!
Gourd Clae: Ace VxAcer
Black Skull Insignia
Team HUNGER GAMES ARE AWESOME!
Trying to not copy from the tutorial.
Ralph's Party
IDK
The Last Minute "Team" of Glory
Eternallight's Team

Posts

author=skaraflame
Looking forward to the results. I came last place on another competition, so I'm hoping to at LEAST get second to last.


As long as I am in a contest, no one will have the last place so don't worry XD.
author=hkoz
author=skaraflame
Looking forward to the results. I came last place on another competition, so I'm hoping to at LEAST get second to last.
As long as I am in a contest, no one will have the last place so don't worry XD.
Haha fair enough
We won't be doing placings. It's just first, second and third. It'd be too hard to hammer out a definite placing list with so many entries and it's really subjective in some cases which games are better than others.

Besides, chances are that if you put any effort of any kind into creating your game, it wouldn't be last. And there is no losers in this 'race'. Everyone gets a Snoopy and the knowledge they were up to the challenge of creating a game within two weeks. So, you know, give yourselves all pats on the back or something. ;p
Dudesoft
always a dudesoft, never a soft dude.
6309
Can I have last place?
Decky
I'm a dog pirate
19517
I'll likely post my personal ranking along with all the scores. I can't put a timetable on the results, but I should be done playing all the entries this weekend.
kentona
Your mom is a hero
20844
By the way, everyone who participated and submitted a game (or were part of a team that submitted a game) should have the participation achievement: RPG Maker Flying Ace.

If you did participate but do not have this achievement, let me know!
Decky
I'm a dog pirate
19517
Alright, I judged/LP'd a few entries, mostly at random. Sadly, I have to stop doing that because my laptop is acting strange.
Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
14360
NESSY WE ARE IN A FIGHT

and GRS you made demon's gate






(i agree with everything you all said, even the "hating crazegames" part, I hate them too. i have a number-oriented mind and a creative outlook, it's horrible)
Oh god don't remind me
Decky
I'm a dog pirate
19517
Here are my rankings in a spreadsheet.

https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://rpgmaker.net/users/Deckiller/locker/nuggetrankings.xlsx&embedded=true&pli=1

My personal top 5:

1. Adventure Ace
2. Legend of Ace
3. Following the Sun
4. In Search for Dragons
5. Boutalles

All 5 are very close. After that, there's a bit of a gap.
author=Craze
NESSY WE ARE IN A FIGHT

and GRS you made demon's gate






(i agree with everything you all said, even the "hating crazegames" part, I hate them too. i have a number-oriented mind and a creative outlook, it's horrible)


Just so you know Craze, I won't win :(
kentona
Your mom is a hero
20844
For those not in the know, here are the results:

5) Legend of Ace
4) Boutalles
3) Adventure Ace
2) In Search for Dragons
1) Following the Sun

Achievements coming soon!