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

sjmorgan
Threatening someone over a 30 day ban.
1545
Well shit, I forgot to reset his level to 10, reuploading.

Yeah, I totally broke the first Leo and Cat link. The second one works, I promise. LOL.
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
10 minutes left huh?

I'm glad to see everyone else had their game submitted in time. ^.^ ... >.<

I can understand that Someoneman might not be able to upload in time, but he was online a couple of times in the last few hours, so he could have at least said something...
lol I just noticed I left a debug script in LfH that sets enemy hp to 30% of my cut values



Oh well! Maybe tonight I'll do some extra testing and try to squeeze in a bit of balancing


e: hilarious last second bug resulted in not being able to do anything outside the house. Reuploaded shit, should be fine? Also enemies don't have 30% of their cut hp now too.
sjmorgan
Threatening someone over a 30 day ban.
1545
I know I'm going to catch some shit for how hard the last two boss fights in Leo and Cat are. In my defense in advance, there's like 4 points in the game where you're literally told how to win in joke (but serious) form and one of them is if you lose the final boss fight.
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
Welp. Time's up. I must say I'm a little bit very disappointed.
Aw man, I feel you. If the game's not a 30-hour mammoth, I'll happily volunteer as a finishing successor. That is, if your successor never returns for some weird reason. O.o

I'll try get in contact with someoneman. :/
This has been fun. Who's all ready for SWAP 2?
I'll happily be in if that happens~! I like game making challenges like this. This was a blast! Maybe I'll even manage to avoid all the horrible luck I had next time, haha.
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
32077
Absolutely! This was great!
This was really fantastic..actually all participant finished there games.
Can wait for SWAP 2.!

Or any other event really..
I loved this event so much! 10/10 - would enter again!

So...when's the next event coming along?
It might take a while, but I'll definitely do another one in the future!
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
32077
Liberty, in case you're wondering, this event was an unqualified success. I can't wait for another swap event.
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
Definitely! Even though I'm pretty pissed at the moment, I'm already looking forward to another swap event! It was that much fun!

author=luiishu535
If the game's not a 30-hour mammoth, I'll happily volunteer as a finishing successor. That is, if your successor never returns for some weird reason. O.o
Thanks, man. But if it's somehow the case Someoneman never returns, I think I'll finish the game myself. But Someoneman said was already sort of done, so I don't think it will even be necessary.

Now that the time constraint has been removed, he'd better blow me away with some freaking awesome puzzles though.
unity
You're magical to me.
12540
author=Jeroen_Sol
Definitely! Even though I'm pretty pissed at the moment, I'm already looking forward to another swap event! It was that much fun!


I'd be a bit upset, too. It says right up there in the rules "Make sure that you're dedicated for the whole two weeks/both parts of the event." If something came up, they could have handed it off to someone else to finish. -_-

That said, I'm very pleasantly surprised with the amount of finished games we got out of this! I think we all deserve a round of applause for that :DDDDD
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
32077
And makerscore. Don't forget the makerscore.
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=unity
That said, I'm very pleasantly surprised with the amount of finished games we got out of this! I think we all deserve a round of applause for that :DDDDD


Yeah. This worked so well, next swapsies event we could even go crazy and have three people work on the same game! :D
I was going to do it myself (or nab a volunteer) in the case that someoneman hasn't done it.

I wonder how Cash is doing with the project he nabbed from ESBY. I'd like to count that, but I'll give him a few days since he started late.


I know, I'm a fucking pushover