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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The all around prick
In case anyone's interested, I'm about to start streaming these games on Twitch. Drop by if you've got the time:

Future Ruler of Gam Mak
I fixed an issue where my intro looped endlessly ^_^;
Too bad I didn't catch that for the event version, but anyone that has XP can easily fix that themselves if they don't want to download version 1.1
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
Fixed the private page problem!
Guardian of the Description Thread
Yeah, the gamepage for Sign of the Dead is probably flagged as private at this time. Thankfully, you can download it through the "content trick"!
Just wanted to let know that I can't download Seiromem's second part :'C

Sends me to anti-climbing paint wall. "orz Maybe it's set to private or something?
Couldn't manage to get anything done, these past few weeks have been very chaotic. But I don't want to leave my partner down so I'll still keep working on it outside of the Swap event no matter what
Future Ruler of Gam Mak
I made it! I submitted to the event page with 1 minute to spare xDDDD

But, yeah, I'm gonna go relax now and not sit down at my computer for the rest of the evening or so. Here, have my gamepage:

Orochii, I hope you are able to enjoy what I made and I'll promise to polish it, also, uhhh, avoid the caves until you're higher level xD
The all around prick
*stumbles over finish line* I got it!

It was the first game I ever made in MV, so I couldn't do anything too fancy, but I'm pretty happy with what I ended up doing. Big thanks to Delsin7 for making a fun project to start with!

I won't finish on time but I'll add up a demo at least and aim to finish during the October event.
Phew, made it. Didn't have as much energy and whatnot to work on it as I would have liked, but hopefully I didn't butcher what Lavy thought the ending should be...too much.
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
I wasn't able to finish :(

But I did my very best. I mostly just polished Blu's existing stuff, and added a single cutscene. It's still pretty fun though! <3
Guardian of the Description Thread
Hey, there's three-ish days left to this, and I want to remind people again that you need to submit a gamepage, and set up a download, to complete the second half. As of this writing, my playlist for this event has tagged 9 gamepages out of the 14 viable entries!

*Edit: I think I temporarily forgot that the reason I can access the otherwise private gamepage of Summoner's Soul is because I'm listed as a dev on it. Anyway, if you have a gamepage that is flagged as "private", uncheck that box!
Fixed. You should be able to upload from a game page now! >.<)b
The TM is for Totally Magical.
Well, until I'm able to submit it, I'll post my second half here.

Hell on High Heels
Guardian of the Description Thread
Initial release of Isle of Dread is go! There's still plenty of time to make changes to it, but, I'm pretty happy with it as-is.

*Edit: For what it's worth, I'm trying to put together a playlist of the Swap 3 games. It's a thing I've started to do recently with events I'm involved in. Though, such a playlist wouldn't hurt in regards to the Misao thread.
Whelp. Looks like my partner up and left on me. :/

I don't feel like doing another swap event anymore. In fact, I don't even know if I want to finish this one now.

EDIT: Turns out CashmereCat will be finishing my event game. As for the event game I'll be completing, guess I have none at the moment. *shrug*
Thonkthonk, gonna play lavy's game and make notes later tonight/tomorrow.

Oh, Red Nova, if you need help with MV's scripting/javascript or whatnot just ask.
Future Ruler of Gam Mak
Yay! The list is here!!! ^_^

Really looking forward to what I can cook up and what others will create >_>
I put a vote up on discord asking if a list of names and partners should be shown or private PMs and the majority vote was a list, so... here goes!
(Also, if you're doing an event, it's a good idea to join our discord to talk to each other and show off what you're working on/get feedback and inspiration/etc, even if you're not wanting to use any other areas of it)

Second Half > First Half
For example, Liberty gets El_Waka's first half.

Liberty gets El_Waka
psy_wombats gets Seiromem
Corfaisus gets Soulrain
orochii gets psy_wombats
Marrend gets coelocanth
Seiromem gets CrazyBabi
coelocanth gets Marrend
Red_Nova gets Delsin7
pianotm gets Red_Nova
El_Waka gets OzzyTheOne
lavendersiren gets pianotm
OzzyTheOne gets orochii
Soulrain gets Corfaisus
JustAShyDoge gets Liberty
Delsin7 gets lavendersiren
CrazyBabi gets JustAShyDoge

If you have any issues of any kind, let me know, but I made sure everyone who gets someone's first half has the engine they need to edit it, so that shouldn't be a problem. I won't say that I tried to give preferences since it was pretty much randomised bar fitting the engine needs, but I'm pretty sure some of you ended up with preferred engines just by luck.

Have fun, you have until the end of the 25th to get it done!
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