LIBERTY'S PROFILE

I enjoy playing and creating games (mostly RPGs) and have a love of story and characterisation above graphics. I've been into RM* since '96 and have used all makers - started on the PSX makers, found and used a patched version of the SNES RM, then moved to RM95. When I found RM2K I finally decided to join some forums and I've been a part of the community ever since.

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A Collection of Firsts

First games - the bane of all developers who seek to make something from nothing. They're rarely any good and tend to be quite embarrassing to look back on, but sometimes they're worth sharing with the world.

Let's celebrate our shitty first games by sharing them in a thread (because let's face it, most of them won't get past site standards). Use either your locker or an off-site host for linkage.

Use this handy form:

[b]NAME:[/b]
[b]ENGINE:[/b]
[b]DOWNLOAD:[/b]
[b]DESCRIPTION/PLOT:[/b]
[b]FEATURES:[/b]
[list][/list]

[b]SCREENSHOTS[/b]
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Next Event Team Scouting

There's a team event coming up and I need a little help to divide you all into groups~


The aim of the event is to make various resources based on a palette given to you at the start, however you will be divided into three teams.

What I need to know from those who are interested in joining is this:
Graphic/Script/Music
Put in order, top to bottom, your best to worst skills as well as a short line of your abilities in each.

For example, for me:
Graphic - I can do pixels and UI pretty well, but not portraits and the like.
Script - I can fudge about with scripts a little in Ace, but I'm not great at it.
Sound - I can do VA, but that's about it.

So, I'm best at graphics, with script and sound kinda being equally bad in most areas. But if I were better at Scripts instead of the other two, I'd put it at the top.


How about you guys?

Art Prompts :: WEEKLY :: Rebirth

Just a small little thing. Sometimes we need a prompt to get the juices running, so here's this thread to help you out.

Every Saturday I'll throw a prompt down in the thread. Make something based around it. I can be anything! A drawing, painting, map, photo, poem, story, music, etc, etc.

At any time you can come back and, if you missed a week, throw it down in the thread. Nice and simple. No limits (bar site rules).

Prompt this week is...

Rebirth


Previous prompts:

-Hindsight
-Indignation
-Gloss
-Erasure
-Strength

[Poll] That Romance Thing (Vote)

Valentine's Day is coming.

With it an event.

Here's a choice.

1 - Collaboration
Everyone make a map with romance as the main theme. Anything goes - scene, exploration, puzzle, etc. Resources are flexible and you can make cameos from your own games and whatnot. It's pretty much like Alex or Befuddle but with LOVE. it'll have a theme along the lines of "What is love" and you answer that.

2 - Game
Short game with romance as the main theme, made on one map. Up to you what to make as long as it's main romantic.

3 - Card
Everyone throw a cameo sprite or something of yourselves and a love message and I put them in a short playable card.

Misao Category Review

So the Misaos have gone once more, back into the void of the back of our minds until, like, November, and it's time to look into how we can improve the categories we currently have.

The current awards, as they stand, are:
Best Game Title
The most clever, original, witty, or cool game title of the year.

Best Game Profile
The raddest presentation and marketing of the game.

"Eye Candy" Award
Raddest Graphics & Artwork. An excellent example of art direction and cohesive vision.

Summoner of Sounds
The best soundtrack and creative use of sound.

Excellence in Narrative
The project you think is most effective at telling its story. Think in terms of its presentation, writing, clarity, cutscene direction, or Shyamalan twists.

The "How the Hell Did They Do That?" Award
The game that displays the most technical prowess and feats of ingenuity in gameplay.

"Lawsuit Waiting To Happen" Award
Best Fan Game/Use of rips

The Dark Souls of RMN
The game that delivers the best challenges or coolest puzzles.

Punniest Game Alive
Comedic game of the year. Pick the funniest game you played this year, with the best humour and/or the best/worst puns.

Trippiest Game
The game that was most strange, bizarre, psychedelic, offbeat, and quirky released this year.

The kentona Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence
A game you think needs more recognition for whatever spurious reason

Year of the Hedgehog
Best use of animals/doggos/pets/hedgehogs/lobsters in a game this year.

Best Event Game
For the best of the event games that came from this year.

Revive Something Award
Given to the best old game that was finally finished this year.

Star Stealing Prince Award
The game that used the best original assets this year.

"Everlasting Journey" Award
The game that has the most content to offer.

Best Non-English Game
Given to the best translated or non-English game released this year.

Most Promising Demo
The demo released this year you think has the most potential to be amazing.

Game of the Year
The absolute best game you played from RMN for the current year.




Give ideas as to wording, titles, descriptions, what can be gotten rid of, what you'd like to see (within reason pleaase) and the like. Keep in mind that not all suggestions will come to fruition, for whatever reason. It might just be beyond our ability at this time to do, or there might be a good reason we won't do it.

As for what we are capable of doing, that is limited by the way the site handles games and checks shit, but here's a few things we can make use of:
- Require game to have a demo
- Require that game is marked as in production
- Require that game is marked completed

That's it. That's what we're working with.

MISAO 2019 Results!




The year 2019 saw a lot of amazing games come out and a lot of games played. The last few years have had a low count of nominations and votes, so we made a real push to try and get people to do both and it has paid off in the numbers, so great job to everyone there!

I want to give a special shout-out to people like Sooz and LordBlueRouge who made topics and tried to drum up excitement and discussion over the course of the year. LBR, especially, for their wonderful trailers which were a delight to see!

I hope this next year will also be one full of people playing and drumming up interest in each others' games - and that we can continue to discuss and support each other, both old and new, into the coming decade!

But enough blab from me, you're not here to read my shit. XD





Without further ado, here are the official* results for the 2019 Misao awards!




Misao for Best Game Title
The most clever, original, witty, or cool game title of the year.


I Vanquished the Empire as a Kid and Now the Economy is Crap













Misao for Best Game Profile
The raddest presentation and marketing of the game.


Theia - The Crimson Eclipse






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Venaitura








Misao for "Eye Candy" Award
Raddest Graphics & Artwork. An excellent example of art direction and cohesive vision.


Theia - The Crimson Eclipse






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Dead Again








Misao for Summoner of Sounds Award
The best soundtrack and creative use of sound.


Turovero: The Celestial Tower






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Turovero: The Celestial Tower








Misao for Excellence in Narrative
The project you think is most effective at telling its story. Think in terms of its presentation, writing, clarity, cutscene direction, or Shyamalan twists.


Theia - The Crimson Eclipse






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Theia - The Crimson Eclipse








Misao for The "How the Hell Did They Do That?" Award
The game that displays the most technical prowess and feats of ingenuity in gameplay.


Theia - The Crimson Eclipse






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Pilgrim's Road








Misao for "Lawsuit Waiting To Happen" Award
Best Fan Game/Use of rips


Theia - The Crimson Eclipse






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Final Fantasy VII Regenisis








Misao for The Dark Souls of RMN
The game that delivers the best challenges or coolest puzzles.


Theia - The Crimson Eclipse






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Theia - The Crimson Eclipse








Misao for Punniest Game Alive
Comedic game of the year. Pick the funniest game you played this year, with the best humour and/or the best/worst puns.


Steamed Hams... But it's RPG Maker 2003!






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Abyssal of the Opera








Misao for Trippiest Game
The game that was most strange, bizarre, psychedelic, offbeat, and quirky released this year.


Two Strangers Sat in a Garden






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Two Strangers Sat in a Garden








The kentona Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence
A game you think needs more recognition for whatever spurious reason


Theia - The Crimson Eclipse






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Where the Moon Goes at Night








Misao for Year of the Owl
Best use of animals/doggos/pets/owls in a game this year.


An Owl in the Night






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Hu'Mon








Misao for Best First Game
For a developer's first game ever.


Grimm's Hollow






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Siam








Misao for Best Event Game
For the best of the event games that came from this year.


Pilgrim's Road






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Pilgrim's Road








Misao for Not Dead Yet Award
Given to the best old game that was finally finished this year.


Villnoire






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Theia - The Crimson Eclipse








Misao for Star Stealing Prince Award
The game that used the best original assets this year.


Grimm's Hollow






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Weird and Unfortunate Things are Happening








Misao for "Everlasting Journey" Award
The game that has the most content to offer.


Theia - The Crimson Eclipse






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Theia - The Crimson Eclipse








Misao for Best Non-English Game
Given to the best translated or non-English game released this year.


Theia - The Crimson Eclipse






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Theia - The Crimson Eclipse








Misao for Most Promising Demo
The demo released this year you think has the most potential to be amazing


Weird and Unfortunate Things are Happening






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Weird and Unfortunate Things are Happening








Misao for Game of the Year
The absolute best game you played from RMN for the current year.


Theia - The Crimson Eclipse






Runner Up:



Liberty's Choice: Theia - The Crimson Eclipse


A Scurry of Hedgehogs - 2020 Gammak Challenge!

The rules of this challenge are as follows:
- The game must be playable in order to get the badge.
- The game must feature a hedgehog prominently.
- The game must be started and finished within 2020.
- The game must have at least 10 minutes play time.
- The game must have an accepted game page on RMN.

You will need to post a link to it in this thread when finished. Also, feel free to share resources here too!

You will then receive an Hedgehog badge worth 50MS.

I hereby declare this the Year of the Hedgehog.



Hedgehogs are seen as positive animals that symbolize happiness, motherhood, and calmness. They are loved by people because of their relaxed and non-aggressive behavior. Overall, hedgehogs are simply calm and relaxed creatures that symbolize everything that is positive in the world.

The hedgehog as a spirit animal has many symbolisms. It symbolizes energy, defensiveness, defense, protection, fertility, intuition, psychic abilities, visions, vitality, protection, intelligence, resourcefulness, uniqueness, perception, calmness, curiosity, inner wisdom, resistance, endurance, etc.

Gotta go fast!

48-owl Gammak thread


Hey guys, so we floated around the idea of a quick and done gammak event on the discord (if you don't know, we have a discord! Check out the link in the footer if you're not already there!) and figured, eh, we need more games for the Flurry of Owls year-long event so why not combine both?

Thus we present to you the 48-owl gammak event this coming weekend.

Starting time - 12:01am of Saturday the 7th of December.
End time - 12:01 am of Monday the 9th of December.

YOUR TIMEZONE.

We're going by the honour system, so if you say it was made within that time, we'll believe you.

There'll be chatting and interaction during this time happening on the discord, so throw down there during the weekend. Alternatively, you can throw stuff in this thread to show off too!



RULES:
- The game must be playable.
- The game must feature an owl prominently.
- The game must be made and finished within the 48 hours.
- The game must have at least 10 minutes playtime.
- The game must be of a level to have an accepted game page on RMN.**
- The game must have a download added to this thread.


You will recieve a badge for this event worth 30MS (this will be on top of the Flurry of Owls badge if you complete the requirements for that)

The general aim is to make a game that will be accepted for the Flurry of Owls event, however if you've already made an owl game this year or don't care about getting that award, you can just dick around and make a small, dumb, fun, silly game about owls instead.

You may make assets between the start and now, or use assets you've made in the past or compiled before.

Any questions, just ask. There's no sign-ups required.








** - Most joke games that are stupid usually don't have enough to get a game page - they tend to be under the standards we require or take 'jokes' too far. Please keep that in mind if you decide to run wild.

Secret Santa 2019 (Sign-up)




It's that time of year again, folks! Time to get your share on~

What is this?
Why, it's Secret Santa, of course!

OH MY GOD! WHAT IS SECRET SANTA?!
It's a simple thing, really. Throw your name in the hat and get one in return. You are that person's Secret Santa and must keep the name secret from anyone! Then, before the due date below, you get them a present. On Christmas Eve, you will receive a gift from your own Secret Santa and happy fun times are had by all~

What counts as a present?
We usually like to keep it site-centric so stuff like reviews/media for games, short games that cater to that person's tastes, something for their game (resources/scripts/etc), something you think they'd like... that kind of thing. If you have a hard time coming up with ideas, you can ask me as an intermediary to ask them what they'd like.

If you have another idea for a gift, PM me and I'll let you know if it's fine.

So, how do you get in on this action?
Easy! Just give a holler in a comment below before the cut-off date. Simple, eh?

Rules are as follows:
- First rule of Secret Santa club. Don't talk about Secret Santa club.
- Second rule of Secret Santa club. See rule #1.
- Sign up below by leaving a comment that lets me know you're joining in.
- In that same comment list a few things that are your interests or that you'd like to get. It could be a review for a particular game of yours, the fact you like legos and spiderman or something of the like.
- The cut-off date for joining is the 9th of December.
- You will have until the 22nd of December to send me via PM the gift for your Secret Santa.
- I will be posting who had whom in this thread on the 26th so don't go spilling the beans before then!
- If you suddenly need to drop out, PM me ASAP and I'll do some rearrangements. It would be preferable that you don't drop out, though.
- While it is not a requirement to have a game in order to join, it makes things a lot easier on your Secret Santa if you do. In the case that you do not have a game, put some thought into what kinds of things you like when you make your list.
- Please make sure your gift is of a decent quality. Put some thought and/or effort into the gift.
- Please do not include illegal or pirated items in your gift. Especially pirated games. I didn't think it needed to be said, but apparently, it does.


How to submit
- For video submissions, use a free-hosting video site. There's plenty out there - Vimeo, DailyMotion, Googledrive, Twitch and the like.
- Send me the link via PM before the due date.
- For reviews and artsy stuff, send me the text/image/etc via PM before the due date.
- Do not add your reviews, arts or videos to the site until I say so in this topic.




Santas >>> Gifted to

Santa Liberty >>> Mirak
Santa OldPat >>> bicfarmer
Santa El_Waka >>> Zephire98
Santa OzzyTheOne >>> TheRPGMakerAddict
Santa lavendersiren >>> psy_wombats
Santa Delsin7 >>> Dyluck
Santa Corfaisus >>> El_Waka
Santa Muffle >>> Harmless
Santa JustAShyDoge >>> KatanaHiroshi
Santa Illy >>> Hexatona
Santa Mirak >>> Fomar0153
Santa Dyluck >>> AkariThePeanut
Santa KatanaHiroshi >>> aneko
Santa pianotm >>> Nessiah
Santa Kylaila >>> Muffle
Santa bicfarmer >>> lavendersiren
Santa Fomar0153 >>> Kylaila
Santa Cap_H >>> calunion
Santa Marrend >>> pianotm
Santa Kory_toombs >>> Cap_H
Santa Frogge >>> JustAShyDoge
Santa AkariThePeanut >>> Stormcrow
Santa calunio >>> Liberty
Santa TheRPGMakerAddict >>> coelocanth
Santa Harmless >>> Dudesoft
Santa psy_wombats >>> Hazelsoft
Santa Hazelsoft >>> OzzyTheOne
Santa aneko >>> Frogge
Santa Hexatona >>> Delsin7
Santa Gourd_Clae >>> Kory_toombs
Santa Zakariya >>> Gourd_Clae
Santa Zephire98 >>> Zeuzio
Santa Dudesoft >>> Healy
Santa Healy >>> Illy
Santa coelocanth >>> Marrend
Santa Nessy >>> OldPat
Santa Zeuzio >>> Zakariya
Elf Kory_toombs >>> Corfaisus

Helper Elf Mireia, Kory_toombs

Any questions, feel free to ask~

On thin ice this year -
Xurxerth, Healy, Stormcrow

Banned from future Secret Santas -
Stormcrow

[WRITING PROMPT CHALLENGE] ~Day By Day~

I've been meaning to do another series of writing prompt topics and after someone refreshed an older one, I figured now was as good a time as any to get on it.

RULES:
- One post to hold all your written stuff. Edit your post to update. This keeps your stuff all together.
- You can post your stuff as you go through the thread, as long as it's either linked back to your compilation post or posted there as well.
- Hide every prompt under hide tags.
- You may write anything of any rating, however if you write something that has triggers, put a warning outside of the hide tags for that piece so that people are aware what kind of content can be found in those tags and thus avoid if they so wish.
- This thread can be brought back from the dead at any time. It's immune to age, so feel free to post the prompt updates your forgot to add at any time, even two years down the track.
- If you give feedback, remember to keep it polite and relevant. Going on a rant over someone's work or only being critical isn't warranted. Try to be fair - to point out good points too.
- RMN has no post size limit so don't worry about running out of space.


Once per day I will update the thread with a new prompt. Try to get each prompt done in a day. Let's see how long we can go! Even doing a 10-minute stream-of-concious, a poem, a long-ass essay or epic-length piece will count!


Good Luck everyone!


PROMPTS

Day 1
Linger

Day 2
Summer Highs

Day 3
Group of Friends

Day 4
Escape the Dream

Day 5
Memorial

Day 6
Blazing Sky

Day 7
Morning Coffee

Day 8
Secrets

Day 9
On the Road

Day 10
Changing Directions

Day 11
Morning After

Day 12
Broken Seashells

Day 13
First Blush of Spring

Day 14
Gregarious

Day 15
His Sigh

Day 16
Over the Edge

Day 17
Dangerous Waters

Day 18
Free From Obligation

Day 19
Rainbow Sprinkles

Day 20
At the Edge

Day 21
Relationship Goals

Day 22
Beneath the Boughs

Day 23
Last Dance

Day 24
My Ravioli

Day 25
Another Endless Sky

Day 26
She Walks Away

Day 27
Mountain Melody

Day 28
On the Dockside

Day 29
Forever's Edge

Day 30
Lasting Grace

Day 31
Cup Favours

Day 32
Green Hues

Day 33
Singing Proud

Day 34
Brave

Day 35
Justifications

Day 36
Following Love