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 six 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. The sixth will be a second-chance event where you can finish off games from the previous events in order to get the badges you missed out on during that time. 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 the 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. And no, just having the name of a season in the title doesn't count!



Rules!
- You have one month in which to make the game.
- You may use any engine.
- You may use any resources you've used in the past, however, the game itself needs to be made within the month period. That is; if you made custom resources for a game in the past 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 Sunday the 14th of February.
- Event begins on Saturday the 23rd of January and ends at Midnight, Wednesday the 24th of February.
- Create a game based on a season. You must only use one season!
- You may not use a season that you have used in a previous Seasons of RMN event!


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.



Streams


Stream 1:
- Call of the Overseer
- Under the Hunter's Moon
- Decline (Part 1)






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

Details

  • 01/23/2021 12:00 AM
  • 02/24/2021 12:00 AM

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Posts

author=Marrend
The "Submit" button either lets you submit a download the the event directly (ie: uses the Event Locker), or select a previously established download from a gamepage from a drop-down list. I believe this event uses the latter method.


Ah, I see the button now! (It kinda blended in with the banner). Thank you!
Yo guys, how is game making going so far?
I have a question. Do you guys perhaps know where I could find the rpg maker 2003 sprites converted for rpg maker vx ace? I can't find those anywhere. I'd very much appreciate the help.
author=NoBody13
Yo guys, how is game making going so far?
I have a question. Do you guys perhaps know where I could find the rpg maker 2003 sprites converted for rpg maker vx ace? I can't find those anywhere. I'd very much appreciate the help.


You can use my converter if you want:
https://rpgmakeronline.org/converters/
author=Fomar0153
You can use my converter if you want:
https://rpgmakeronline.org/converters/

Thank you so much! This is so useful!
Fflo
Be careful ! I'm French
3481
Some news for you:

It's my first time creating a real game with RenPy. I already know the engine's basic features and this event is great for experimenting.
(Imagemaps are great!)

The novel will alternate between object search and cutscenes. The problem is I don't really know how to make my novel longer without making it boring...
I have one more quick question:
I found a jam going on where the rule is to use 100% RTP, which I think would be fun (I want to use RM 2k3 finally). Would it be OK to make my project for both events? (This seasons one, under the seasons theme of course, and the RTP jam?).
author=Kokoro-Hane
I have one more quick question:
I found a jam going on where the rule is to use 100% RTP, which I think would be fun (I want to use RM 2k3 finally). Would it be OK to make my project for both events? (This seasons one, under the seasons theme of course, and the RTP jam?).

I'm pretty sure it's fine so long as the game follows the rules of both game jams. People do it all the time and did so during both the Halloween event and the Trials of MZ event.
Yep, that's fine. As long as you follow the rules of both jams it should be peachy! As Beregon said, people have done this a number of times~
author=Liberty
Yep, that's fine. As long as you follow the rules of both jams it should be peachy! As Beregon said, people have done this a number of times~

Thank you both for your answer ^^

author=Beregon
I'm pretty sure it's fine so long as the game follows the rules of both game jams. People do it all the time and did so during both the Halloween event and the Trials of MZ event.

I just realized at Itch, unless someone happens to have the same username, that this RTP jam I am speaking of happens to be yours haha!
first game jam on this website. when y'all say need an approved game page, that's with 3 pics and title screen, 3-5 paragraphs, etc?
author=cicada_human
first game jam on this website. when y'all say need an approved game page, that's with 3 pics and title screen, 3-5 paragraphs, etc?


Yeah, if you hit Submissions in the top bar and then pick Submit Game there should be instructions on the form to fill out. It'll go into the queue and I'll check it and either let it through (approve it) or not (deny). In the case of a denial, you'll get a notice with details on what to fix. Fix it up and hit the Submit button again and it'll go back through. Once it gets accepted you'll be able to add a bunch of stuff including downloads. When the game is done, add the download and then come to this page. At the top there's a Submit button. It'll take you to a page with a drop down menu that shows all your downloads from game pages and you pick the correct one!
author=Kokoro-Hane
author=Liberty
Yep, that's fine. As long as you follow the rules of both jams it should be peachy! As Beregon said, people have done this a number of times~
Thank you both for your answer ^^

author=Beregon
I'm pretty sure it's fine so long as the game follows the rules of both game jams. People do it all the time and did so during both the Halloween event and the Trials of MZ event.


I just realized at Itch, unless someone happens to have the same username, that this RTP jam I am speaking of happens to be yours haha!


Probably, feel free to participate :)
author=Liberty
author=cicada_human
first game jam on this website. when y'all say need an approved game page, that's with 3 pics and title screen, 3-5 paragraphs, etc?
Yeah, if you hit Submissions in the top bar and then pick Submit Game there should be instructions on the form to fill out. It'll go into the queue and I'll check it and either let it through (approve it) or not (deny). In the case of a denial, you'll get a notice with details on what to fix. Fix it up and hit the Submit button again and it'll go back through. Once it gets accepted you'll be able to add a bunch of stuff including downloads. When the game is done, add the download and then come to this page. At the top there's a Submit button. It'll take you to a page with a drop down menu that shows all your downloads from game pages and you pick the correct one!


Thanks!
OldPat
OrudoPatto, kisama!
4967
I'm going strong for now and haven't stopped not one bit.
Although I'm still scared nonetheless^^'

Have some quick gameplay vid:

Still all WIP
author=OldPat
I'm going strong for now and haven't stopped not one bit.
Although I'm still scared nonetheless^^'

Have some quick gameplay vid:


Still all WIP

Oohh that looks good! You def did a lot more than me. Which is not surprising at all.
author=OldPat
I'm going strong for now and haven't stopped not one bit.
Although I'm still scared nonetheless^^'

Have some quick gameplay vid:


Still all WIP


Your work looks awesome as always! The title is really intriguing, can't wait to play it!

author=NoBody13
Oohh that looks good! You def did a lot more than me. Which is not surprising at all.


Hmmm... Well always better than me. I am still undecided which maker to use ToT. I am the worst
AtiyaTheSeeker
In all fairness, bird shrapnel isn't as deadly as wood shrapnel
5424
Forget I said anything. Or joined for that matter.

Especially that last sentence. Sorry about this message. No promises on anything; my project right now is basically a Schrödinger's Cat (Lion?) at this point.
Fflo
Be careful ! I'm French
3481
Posting my weekly news:
Well, it's currently going fine. Gamepage is ready even if the screenshots are in French. I'll be changing them to English ones after having finished my VN.
Objective of 5,000 words and currently at 2,100. I've just splitted my code into several files to make it easier to work with.
Oh God... I totally forgot about the game page.
Quick question, when does the event actually ends? 'Cause under "Details" it says it ends the 24th of February but then under "Rules" it says it ends the 21st of February?
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
21069
I'm inclined to say that the "Details" section trumps what it says in the event description. Chiefly because that's how the site functions, but also because that information responds/reacts to the GMT settings in one's account.

*Edit: Even if I'm completely off-base here, and there's an extra 2 days in this event, consider it an early extension! XD