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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Still a dumb and shy doggo
game completed.

If it wasnt obvious enough, the file title is er...let's just say the game name is the second half dev's job. Good luck!

Also anyone is absolutely welcomed to download and play, thanks!
I submitted an updated version.

The first version is too big for the event locker so I deleted some unused assets.
Well, turns out I deleted some assets which I use.
This version should have all the assets… Hopefully.
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
Dear lord... I actually finished something!
Is it something to be proud of? No, it was a procrastination-heavy workload. But I managed to push through and finish Something!
Such exhilaration.

now to wait for some major thing I mucked up to come to light
Future Ruler of Gam Mak
Alright, I managed to submit a first half, I think it has a solid foundation, but I wasn't able to get any significant databasing done, so to whomever gets it, I'm sorry for that! Really looking forward to what part I get and what interesting project pop out of this event!
The all around prick
Same, Ozzy. I had a clear stopping point that I wanted to get to, but couldn't. I hope I left enough open at the end for whoever picks up my entry can take it in whatever direction they want.
I just submitted my first half, though it's more like a quarter of a game. Whoever gets my second half? I'm really sorry for the mess and there is no excuse I can give you.
I just submitted my first half, though it's more like a quarter of a game. Whoever gets my second half? I'm really sorry for the mess and there is no excuse I can give you.

Don't feel bad. My game is honestly kind of boring tbh. I'd rather have a messy but fun game than a polished but boring one. And my game isn't even that polished.
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
Despite not being able to finish a first half, if you need me to finish the second half of a game, please contact me. I don’t mind the second half. It was just the first half that scared me. I didn’t feel comfortable judging how much or little effort to put in.
I think my first half may be a bit filler-y, with my need to finish one solid thing every day to earn that egg, but thankfully it should be reasonable to work with. I did minimal databasing, most stats are unchanged from default. Regardless, I'm satisfied enough with it. Best of luck to whoever gets it!
I don't have anything else to say, besides...

I'm sorry second person.
"It's frustrating because - as much as Corf is otherwise an irredeemable person - his 2k/3 mapping is on point." ~ psy_wombats
I don't have anything else to say, besides...

I'm sorry second person.

No worries. Chances are equally good that you'll be someone else's "second person."
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!
Future Ruler of Gam Mak
Yay! The list is here!!! ^_^

Really looking forward to what I can cook up and what others will create >_>
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.
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*
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.
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
Fixed. You should be able to upload from a game page now! >.<)b
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!