Description

Summer, with fields of wheat and grain blowing in the gentle breeze. Warmth that sinks into the skin making days long and lazy, perfect for swimming and indulging in frozen treats.

Autumn, full of gusty breezes and warm afternoons. Turning paths to gold as leaves fall like a riotously coloured shower, leaving the trees bare of their foliage, stark against the sky.

Winter, with frozen evenings spent huddled around an open flame, telling tales of the past and future to loved ones, a decorated tree listening in from the corner, it's tiny lights twinkling between leaves of green.

Spring, bursting with new life as the long sleep ends and nature returns ten-fold to rejoice with explosions of colour as all kinds of new plants turn their faces up to catch the sweet drops of fresh rain.

The four seasons are wonderful times full of amazing moments and this event focuses on them. There will be a total of five of these events over the course of the next few years. Each of the first four events will have you focus on a different complete game based on a season you didn't do before, allowing you to collect all four of the seasonal badges. The fifth will be a game where you will use all four seasons in a game. Keep an eye out for these events if you want to nab every badge!


Your aim this time - to make a game that uses one of these seasons as a main inspiration. They can be represented in different ways - surviving the frozen wilds, a story set in autumn following the death of a character, a visual novel with spring colours as the palette... the use is up to you, as long as it's easy to tell which season has been referenced.



Rules!
- You have three weeks in which to make the game.
- You may use any engine.
- You may use resources you've used in the past, however the game itself needs to be made within the three week period. That is, if you made custom resources for a game you may use those, however you can't just take an old game and finish it off for the event.
- The games must have an accepted game page. The game page must be accepted before Friday the 1st of June.
- Event begins on Saturday the 12th of May and ends at Midnight, Sunday the 3rd of June.
- Create a game based on a season. You must only use one season! This is for reasons that shall become apparent in due time.


Rewards
Each person who took part will receive a badge worth 10 MS.
Each person who completed a game will receive a badge worth 75 MS, themed around the season they drew inspiration from.



To reiterate - the season you choose doesn't have to be the season the game is set in but it needs to be a large component of the game, and easily recognisable as such.



Logo: Dorling Kindersley Limited.
Logo Text: Cooltext.com

Details

  • 05/12/2018 12:00 AM
  • 06/03/2018 11:59 AM
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Teams Members Entry
Team Blitzin you all
Team Wintergrasp
Team Climate Change
Summer or later
Winter's The Winner... ter. Weiner-ter. Heh. Heh.
Spring is the Default Tileset
Autumn is beautiful
The world has seasons all fucked up, which one has the rainy days again??
Winter Winner Chicken Dinner
Now is the Winter of our discontent
Spring Chickens
One year two months 20 days
What about Construction Season? It's as long as three regular seasons combined!
Experience
Winter is Coming
Season's Creatings
The Winter Potion
Weird Weeaboo Winter Waifus
['Spring','Summer','Autumn','Winter'].sample => 'Autumn'
The Fall
LET'SBIAN DO THIS
You never see that coming
Phantasos Productions
Fall back, Spring even further back, never finish a game
LET IT SNOW!
Springtime Regrets
Harvest
Spring Frolics
Summer is coming
0.5 starblaze
Fall's well that ends well
Let's do some garDyning
I'll finish this game and nothing will stop me: A winter Story
Springtide
Autumn Ghosts
Winter Wonderland
starspire and skylight make shit
School Might Drown Me
I'll be the Idiot using SMBX.
The Salt, Pepper, Herbs, and Spices, of the RMN Soup
Team Ketchup
I'll finish something this time, I swear (Do not confuse with OzzyTheOne's Team)
The Hollow of Dry Leaves
Professional Procrastinators

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Cap_H
DIGITAL IDENTITY CRISIS
5583
As this isn't a completion, I guess I could finish my winter game. Yet I have no desire to do so with pleasant weather of May.
But I've started writing a novella, which is very summer with peaches and soft earthy tones everywhere.
Just pointing out the new rule of game pages having to be accepted before a cut-off date. Any pages that come through the queue after Friday the 1st will be disqualified for badges. Basically, last minute game page additions are being discouraged. This is because we always have one or two who pop in at the last minute crying about not having their page accepted.

By that point of the event you should have more than enough to make a game page with and if you're having trouble getting a game page through the queue I am always happy to talk via PM and help you out.

This means that hopefully we won't have last minute worries about not being able to upload to the event because a game page has been just put in the queue. It's a stress on you guys, it's a stress on me (especially when timezones are added into the mix). Please make sure your gamepages are up and accepted on time!

Most of you, by now, should know what will pass muster and what won't.
Mirak
Stand back. Artist at work. I paint with enthusiasm if not with talent.
3495
Only one season per member?
Can't we start the game in one season and then switch as the plot moves forward?

I mean, just as an example, let's say the story is about someone trapped in winter, desperately trying to find a piece of spring, and then at the end he finds it
No, sorry. Inspired by one season only. There are a few reasons for this - one being that you'll receive a badge based on the season you picked. They're all worth the same amount but they'll be themed on the season. There's another reason but that won't get explained until later.

The other reason, because people keep asking for other seasons, is because there will be four of these events and each one you'll be locked out of the season you used in previous events. This will allow you to collect each badge once.

It'll take a while before all four get done, obviously, so they'll be stretched out over time. Just know there'll be other future events in this vein.
Mirak
Stand back. Artist at work. I paint with enthusiasm if not with talent.
3495
I posted this on discord but i'll also drop it here just in case.

Hello guys, would someone like to team up with me? I am makimg a very short interactive experience. Right now I can say I'm planning on making the graphics and maps using parallax mapping, but that's about it atm. I don't know what things I'll need help with because my heart is saying "we can do everything" if need be, but I'd be glad to accommodate whatever skill you have into this adventure.

Please let me know and thank you.

I am using vx ace.
I've signed up. Autumn's the choice for my team (which might end up being a 1-man team).
Waxius
"Someday I'll finish my game... someday.."
3835
I have a question about teams. Does each team make ONE collaborative game or does each member still make their own game and the team submits multiple games?
Everyone go home. PianoTM wins with his team name.
reminds me of a song

If you looking to join a team where the "leader" cant put more than 10 events per map, look no further
author=Arcmagik
Everyone go home. PianoTM wins with his team name.

I would've agreed, if it had been "Now" instead of "This"
Illy
Professional Amateur
3273
Is it possible for us to make one game, just add the seasonal inspiration with each new event?

Like say I wanted to make a farming game, but for this event just made the Spring Cycle, then made Summer for the next, Autumn, and so on.
pianotm
The only thing in this game that's bonkers is CAVE_DOG.
16005
Well, shoot. I was going to see if Arcy wanted to team up again.
10/10 Would Team Again.

I just placeholder'd myself.
pianotm
The only thing in this game that's bonkers is CAVE_DOG.
16005
Fantastic!
author=Waxius
I have a question about teams. Does each team make ONE collaborative game or does each member still make their own game and the team submits multiple games?

One game. You actually can't make multiple games in this and the other Season events. If you team up with someone it'd be your only game.

author=Illy
Is it possible for us to make one game, just add the seasonal inspiration with each new event?

Like say I wanted to make a farming game, but for this event just made the Spring Cycle, then made Summer for the next, Autumn, and so on.

No, standalone games each time only. If, after the event, you want to add other seasons to one of the games, go for it, but for the event focus should be only on the season you picked for that event.


Reminder that inspiration doesn't mean that it should be set in the season itself.

It can be a cheesy romance for spring, a surfing alpaca game for summer, a game about a dying woman coming to terms with her life for autumn and a game with a wintery palette for winter. They'd all be very different games and might not necessarily focus on the seasons themselves, but the themes that the seasons evoke such as death, renewal, darkness, warmth, etc.


Here's an inspiration brainstorm list that was started on the discord.

Feel free to add inspirations to the list for each season, or to draw from the list ideas for your own game.
Illy
Professional Amateur
3273
author=Liberty
No, standalone games each time only.


Boo. I'll probably sit this one out then as I had already had a seasonal farming game in mind and it will incorporate all four seasons.
Nice break from developing my current game. Need some inspiration for puzzle mechanics I can use on my current game. :)

Question. Does it need to be a team? Or would only me on the team be ok?
author=MsterLouie
Nice break from developing my current game. Need some inspiration for puzzle mechanics I can use on my current game. :)

Question. Does it need to be a team? Or would only me on the team be ok?


No need to team. You can be your own team!
Just about finished my Winter game, folks.


Gonna start prepping the resources for my Autumn game, for later on! >.<)b

THIS IS A JOKE PEOPLE WHO DON'T REALISE!

The event doesn't start til Saturday, so don't fret!
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