Description

What is this?
This is a game making event where we partner up in order to create two games per partner!


TWO games?! Are you mad?!
I don't think so? Oh, wait, that was a rhetorical question, right?

Anyway, it's a pretty simple premise. You start a game and work on it for one week. At the end of that week all the games are pooled and then distributed semi-randomly to each other. Then everyone finishes the games they are given over the next week.

Basically, a big swaparoo~


Rules
  • Sign up below. Make sure that you're dedicated for the whole two weeks/both parts of the event.

  • Games must be new and made only for this event.

  • You may use any RM engine. Sorry, while it is a neat idea in theory to use any engine, most people who sign up might not have experience in those engines, limiting the ability to finish the games.

  • If you only have access to a particular RM engine, please note that in the comment section so that I know to account for that when distributing the first half of the games.

  • Also, make sure to include an RTP stand-alone version of the game (and include resources) when passing it over so that your partner is not looking for different files to make it work.

  • When it comes time to submit, for the first half of the game upload the WIP to the event locker (accessed by Submit in the top corner).

  • First halves of games must be in by the time shown under the Details section after you add your time offset in the settings of your account. The Date End reflects this and will be changed when the second halves are handed out.

  • The second halves will be submitable by game page ONLY. Make a game page for your game whenever you like, just remember to update the information when the second creator comes into play.

  • To keep time realistic, aim for each half to have a half-hour of play at the most. This will make an hour-long game, which is pretty decent for 2 weeks. You can go over this amount, but remember that the longer the game, the less chance there is to finish it.

  • In the spirit of the event, don't be a back-seat driver to the second creators. They can take the game where they like - that's half the fun of the event. In fact, let's just say that you keep your fingers out of the game pie after it gets handed over. Make it something of a surprise, eh?



Achievements?
As always, there's badges to consider~
Started in the Middle with You - 30MS - Received at the end of the event for those who started a game and had it completed.
Ended in the Middle with You - 30MS - Received at the end of the event for those who finished a game.
Meshing the Middle with You - 20MS - Given to the game that feels like a concerted effort to create a whole piece.
Mashed in the Middle with You - 20MS - Given to the game that is a mess of mashing together the elements.
Beyond the Middle, it's True - 50MS - Given to the overall best game of the lot, as judged by our panel of select cherry-pickers.



Clown/Joker signs by Brian Edwards

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Posts

I've almost finished too. I've got the ending planned and everything (but not put in yet). Just a few more puzzles and I'll be on to final polishing. MV doesn't seem to like my backup laptop much though. Lag-tastic. >_< I'm jazzed to show it off when it's done!
Ratty524
The 524 is for 524 Stone Crabs
12986
I just got done setting up the regular encounters for the final dungeon.

I still need to testplay everything though. :x
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
32367
I lost a day and a half to the video game equivalent of writer's block (I think we most commonly call it burn out, but that seems like a pretty general term...). I forced myself forward, and the ideas are flowing again.
Similar to pianotm, I've been having trouble trying to get a good idea of how to make the second half flow well with the first half.
Similar to pianotm, I've been having trouble trying to get a good idea of how to make the second half flow well with the first half.

I should have a good idea now, so back to work for me!

...

I need a cup of cocoa right now. (I would go for a Dr. Pepper, but I'm still on Lent until the 27th.) :(

EDIT: Shit, I somehow double-posted! My bad! I don't know what happened, honest! :(
Ocean
Resident foodmonster
11991
I'm getting the gamepage set up, I'm basically done with my part here.
When are we allowed to upload/add the gamepages? Also, since my game was already kind of finished when I got it (it already had endings, but the parts before were only halfway done), I'd love to add some NPCs here and there (on the maps from the first half). Would that be okay?
Craze
why would i heal when i could equip a morningstar
15170
i have to finish this map and then make a final big map, then write a bit more dialogue. I'll probably finish tomorrow if I'm feeling up to it after work.
Red_Nova
Sir Redd of Novus: He who made Prayer of the Faithless that one time, and that was pretty dang rad! :D
9192
Couldn't do any work today, but I plan on grinding this out the rest of the week. It's gonna be close, but I'm pretty sure I can pull it off. The story is complete, I just need to actually add in the dialogue and cutscenes. Once I do that, it's gameplay polishing until the very end.
You can add gamepages now, but they won't go live for at least two more days or so.
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
32367
On the Cusp of Rebirth (I've decided to use this for one of the boss fights)


Climbing the Darkened Stair (I just wrote this for the tower dungeon)
unity
You're magical to me.
12540
Awesome songs, piano! :DDD

I'm... getting there. Still got more monsters to draw, floors to map, battles to make, etc. But I'm getting closer!

Can't wait for whichever day when the gamepages will start appearing! I am so excited to see and play these games! But for now, back to work XD
Am having a writer block
..still cant find a decent an alien themed case for the final part.but I did make most of the graphics like mugshots and backgrounds..
How about an abduction? Alien abduction. An alien is abducted by humans and you have to figure out which country is the culprit~

I did have a plan to have six endings buuuut I've been a naughty girl and played too much stardew valley.

So I've cut it to one. Welp.
Jeroen_Sol
Nothing reveals Humanity so well as the games it plays. A game of betrayal, where the most suspicious person is brutally murdered? How savage.
3885
Or how about a murder where the defendant is an alien, and everything about the case is weird, and the prosecution is like: 'Only the alien could have done it!' And then you have to prove how the murder was committed by a human.
Like the alien was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, having fun by making crop circles and some kids saw him in the field but then it turns out that a body was found in the field (someone who was an avid alien stalker) and the only way for them to get there without showing footprints was by airship but it turns out that it was really an elaborate pulley system type thing, made by his girlfriend who got sick of his love of aliens.

Also, maybe read some Detective Conan for ideas because there's some REALLY good murder mysteries in there. You might want to just jump randomly into the manga at a chapter and read just that case (cases tend to go over 2-3 chapters and are usually labelled as the Start of a case on the front cover of that chapter, so you'll know if you hit it or not).
http://www.mangareader.net/detective-conan
Just scroll down, pick a chapter that sounds interesting, then see if it's the first/second/third part of that case and read from the start. It'll save you reading 950 chapters and you might get a neat idea or two.
LockeZ
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
5958
How about aliens are trying to demolish the Earth to clear space for an interstellar bypass, and a civil lawsuit has been filed against the project the day before the demolition is scheduled to begin

Or how about Agents Milly and Skullhead, who have uncovered the truth about aliens, are being framed by cigar-smoking members of The Conspiracy who want to discredit them and end their careers
Jeroen_Sol
Nothing reveals Humanity so well as the games it plays. A game of betrayal, where the most suspicious person is brutally murdered? How savage.
3885
author=LockeZ
How about aliens are trying to demolish the Earth to clear space for an interstellar bypass, and a civil lawsuit has been filed against the project the day before the demolition is scheduled to begin


But the player wouldn't be able to win that, since the plans were on display at the local planning department in Alpha Centauri for 50 Earth years.
LockeZ
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
5958
Well, you'd be defending the aliens, of course.
Jeroen_Sol
Nothing reveals Humanity so well as the games it plays. A game of betrayal, where the most suspicious person is brutally murdered? How savage.
3885
That could work, but it may be a very easy case, then.