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

Registration

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Posts

Libby you're an life saver..thank you for the extention...you're thee best event manager evar!! :))))
Frogge
I wanna marry ALL the boys!! And Donna is a meanc
18995
Oh god I only just realized the deadline has been expanded. This is the best day of my life lmao
Then again I'm pretty close to finishing it so yeah ^^
Red_Nova
Sir Redd of Novus: He who made Prayer of the Faithless that one time, and that was pretty dang rad! :D
9192
Holy crap I forgot about the deadline extension! This is a real weight off my shoulders! I still think I'm gonna finish it by the 18th, but I'll definitely take the weekend to expand and polish.

Thanks so much!
Oh yeah, new page!

http://rpgmaker.net/games/8677/

Mine and Ratty's game. Doing the finishing touches.
Craze
why would i heal when i could equip a morningstar
15170
Subzero_Dragon
Craze and mine's gamepage is up now. Enjoy~! http://rpgmaker.net/games/8688/ Hope it's creepy enough for ya, Craze. The scenes in the dungeon-maze were inspired by a fever-dream I had about your game! Guess that illness was good for something after all. ;D

making games while sick is the only way i ever get shit done. i actually had a nasty cold that kept me home from work for two days while making Creaking's first half. it just adds to the flavor.

i'm pretty sure i was super-sick when I made Epic Monster Dungeon Explore! 2, as well. iirc i was a high school junior staying home due to being super-gross. after playing 40 hours of final fantasy tactics advance 2 without stopping, i puked out EMDE!2.

get sick, make games(tm)
Yup, I swear I get some of my best ideas when I'm tired or sick, haha! Cruel little trick my muse likes to play on me...
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
My partner hasn't made a gamepage yet...

It's absolutely killing me that I still can't conclusively say who has my first half after all this time. >.< I've narrowed it down to three people, but I just don't know! Argh! OTZ
author=Jeroen_Sol
My partner hasn't made a gamepage yet...

It's absolutely killing me that I still can't conclusively say who has my first half after all this time. >.< I've narrowed it down to three people, but I just don't know! Argh! OTZ

Same here! I hope my partner didn't throw in the towel or something. There's plenty of time left though, thankfully.
CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
11638
If somebody drops out, can I be on the list to complete a second half please? Pleeeeeease?

(Please)
Craze
why would i heal when i could equip a morningstar
15170
CashmereCat
If somebody drops out, can I be on the list to complete a second half please? Pleeeeeease?

(Please)


if you make the first half of a game, you can make the second half of that game =0
If someone does drop out there's one other person ahead of you on the list, but if two drop out, your name's there.


That said, no one had better drop out at this stage of the game. >:|
Liberty I have dire news


I'm not gonna make that screenshot tutorial this weekend like I said I would in slack
Red_Nova
Sir Redd of Novus: He who made Prayer of the Faithless that one time, and that was pretty dang rad! :D
9192
Liberty, about what you just said, um... I'm sorry to say that

I'm hungry.
ESBY
extreme disappointment
1238
author=CashmereCat
If somebody drops out, can I be on the list to complete a second half please? Pleeeeeease?

(Please)

yo
CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
11638
Who dare be-eth ahead of me? Nah, just kiddin', good job whoever you are on getting dibs.

Edit: wait esby did you submit yours or were you too late
ESBY
extreme disappointment
1238
i have a half pretty much finished that i didn't submit because i went out drinking instead
Well, you could pass that off to cash if you like...
ESBY
extreme disappointment
1238
author=Liberty
Well, you could pass that off to cash if you like...

author=ESBY
author=CashmereCat
If somebody drops out, can I be on the list to complete a second half please? Pleeeeeease?

(Please)
yo
Ratty524
The 524 is for 524 Stone Crabs
12986
author=ESBY
author=CashmereCat
If somebody drops out, can I be on the list to complete a second half please? Pleeeeeease?

(Please)
yo

bro.

I finished mapping the final dungeon and even implemented a credits sequence. I'll be done probably sometime tomorrow... Hopefully!
CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
11638
author=Ratty524
author=ESBY
author=CashmereCat
If somebody drops out, can I be on the list to complete a second half please? Pleeeeeease?

(Please)
yo
bro.

I finished mapping the final dungeon and even implemented a credits sequence. I'll be done probably sometime tomorrow... Hopefully!

Oh wait, so you've taken it, Ratty? Or can I create the second half?

Edit: Nvm, I misunderstood. I'll take that off your hands, SB! (if you want)