This is the third time we've ran the Swap in the Middle with You event. It's a pretty simple premise. You start a game and work on it for two weeks. At the end of that fortnight, all the games are pooled and then distributed semi-randomly to each other. Then everyone finishes the games they are given over the two weeks.

  • Sign up below. Make sure that you're dedicated for 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. Please point out if you have the legal or non-legal versions of RPG Maker 2000 and 2003! It won't do anyone any good if I hand you a legal version to finish when you only have the non-legal version to work with, after all!

  • When you initially sign up for this event, please drop a comment letting me know what versions of RM you have access to. This will help when it comes to distributing the first half of the games.

  • Also, make sure to include an RTP stand-alone version of the game (and have resources both edited and custom) when passing it over so that your partner is not looking for different files to make it work. In the case of commercially bought resources, include them in the project as you would when working on a game with a partner.

  • 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 a month of work. You can go over this amount, but remember that the longer the game, the less chance there is to finish it.

  • At least 10 minutes of game play time per half!

  • 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?

  • That said, if your partner decides to ask you about an aspect of the game, feel free to explain it to them. Just no railroading the second half to fit what you wanted of it.

  • All games must abide by site rules - pared down to 'no hate speech, no highly sexual content, etc'. If you have questions about what is and is not appropriate, PM Liberty and ask.

As always, there's badges to consider~
Started in 3 Middle with You - 50MS - Received at the end of the event for those who started a game and had it completed.
Ended in 3 Middle with You - 50MS - Received at the end of the event for those who finished a game.

Creators are allowed to change the content of the first half of the game, in order to make it fit the end half ideas. It's expected so don't be upset if you find your game has changed between sending it off and getting it back!

I highly recommend making your first half a fun game that you don't mind morphing into something else, so as to stave off any protective instincts you may have towards the story and ideas.

If it helps people to disassociate themselves a bit from being clingy with their games think of the first half of the event as you making part of a game for someone else - it's not your game, it's theirs. You're just making it for them to mess with. The second half is where you get to make what your get yours.

Remember, we're doing this for fun, guys, and a big part of that is seeing how someone else takes your ideas and makes them into something else. Ideally, we'll see games come from this with interesting changes and twists, so don't get attached to the first halves!


Clown/Joker signs by Brian Edwards


  • 08/20/2022 12:00 AM
  • 09/26/2022 01:10 AM


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Alright! Let's swap! I have all legal versions of RPG Maker, including VX, so don't worry about me.
Liberty, Hey Liberty!

I have all of the RM Engines but I won't use XP so pls don't. It hurts my soul. TA!
I have the following engines available to use:
rpg maker 2000 (steam version)
rpg maker 2003 (steam version, with and without maniac's patch)
rpg maker xp
rpg maker vx ace
rpg maker mv
I can work in any of these, though I'm the least experienced in mv. 2k3 is my favorite to use for events.

Let's do this!!

EDIT: oh yeah, should prolly mention, if anyone needs an xp game finished, I'm totally wiling to do it. I think I'm gonna start my first half vxa tho.
I wanna marry ALL the boys!! And Donna is a meanc
Lets fucking gooooo!! Omg i need to start properly ironing out my idea before this starts

Note me down for legal 2k3, legal 2k and vx ace please. (All steam) I have others too in a clutch, but I haven’t used them in a couple years so I’m pretty rusty and would prefer not to use them.
The TM is for Totally Magical.
I have 2k and 2k3 (Steam), VX Ace, MV
Be careful ! I'm French
Time to see what I can do for this.

I own 2k3 (Steam) and VXA (Steam).

Actually, I cannot participate. I didn't realise that moving out would make me be without my PC for a while.
I could have finished my first half, but no warranty on the second.
(Too bad, my story idea was funny! Maybe I will turn it into a game...)
Stand back. Artist at work. I paint with enthusiasm if not with talent.
I have all legal rmakers except for XP, MZ and VX (without the ace)
Not sure but we'll see :blobsweat:

I have 2k3, VX Ace, MV (all on Steam)

(technically i also have XP on steam but i dont use it at all so pls no)
Guardian of the Description Thread
I've maybe a few ideas I want to make for this.

I've MZ (through Steam), and Ace (through RPG Maker Web's site ages ago).
First time doing Swap Event.
I only have MV steam version.
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
I'm in and I'm in!
Let's go, people!
I have RPG Maker 2000, 2003, XP, VX Ace, MV and MZ.
All are on Steam.
All my RMs are on Steam.

I own XP but haven't used it for more than five minutes at a time so can't really do much with it.
Sir Redd of Novus: He who made Prayer of the Faithless that one time, and that was pretty dang rad! :D
I loved the last swap event I was in, so I'll happily take another go at it!

I have all versions of RM on Steam, but I've only ever used VX and VX Ace seriously. I'm just starting to learn MZ.
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
I've got 2000, 2k3, MV, VX, VX Ace, and XP all on Steam.
I have all legal makers.

Favourite: MZ
Good to use: XP, VX Ace, MV
Please don't make me: 2k, 2k3, VX

I'm really feeling a card rpg.
I only have XP and 95 for this event. Burn the heretics.

both legal/illegal versions
extreme disappointment
why no funny team names :(

2000, 2003, xp, ace, mv
Ah, I was gonna sign up, but I forgot I will be camping with no internet or electricity from the 24th - 29th so I really can't :/
I'm a dog pirate
I was really looking forward to this but I'm gonna have to sit out. Too much on my plate and I don't want to let someone down in the second half.
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