Hey 64digits. It's been like... a long long time since I've posted. But anyhow, I'm just posting to say we Monster Users over at GameMakerGames.com are hosting a game making competition where you can win $40!
Here's a carbon copy of the rules:
You have to pick multiple genres from this list, anywhere from two to all, and combine them into one great game!
Do you love Jesus? Christianity? Being Religious? Why not do what any
wholesome love-filled Christian would do, and program a game to spread
this deep love!
Teachers suck, and video games rule. Kids have to learn, and we can learn
them well by shoving a video game that secretly educates them in front
Do you have rhythm? Awesome, most kids do. Most kids like music that
they can press coloured buttons to. This is a genre of games which is
made popular by being musically talented!
4. Militainment (Army Recruitment)
Because the draft is not "Ethical," sometimes the best idea to get
young kids crazy about killing under the name of the law is to make them
play a video game!
5. Therapy (Mental Illness Treatment)
The mentally ill need to be taught better, and using video games to do so is
commonplace! It's great! It's wonderful! Schizophrenics will love to get through
their problems with your program! Maybe the bipolar will love to hate (or hate
to love) your creations!
This genre is dedicated to you by Coke Beverages. When programming an
advertisement game, you can know that a tall sip of Coke will keep your fingers
nimble and your mind running. You will be a programming beast with the magic of
7. Government Simulation
Do you like Governments? Do you like simulating the Government? What could
be more fun than programming a Government simulation game! That would be
fun... To the extreme!
Not only is video-game addiction a disease, but so are some games! Program
a game centered around the life of a disease. It's functions and actions, or, what
Ladders are a magical creation that climbs and breaks the skies. You must program
a game about these wonderful monsters. Ladders are delicious, and so will you be!
10. Picking up Trash
Finally! Those who enjoy video games can learn better about cleaning up garbage!
A genre to be enjoyed by all, young and old! Get dirty with this wonderful genre.
Thumb Wrestling? Wife Carrying? Water Polo? Kickball? Moustache Growing competition?
Sports are the foundation of game, and you can recreate one of many sports that you
or your friends may or may not enjoy! Sometimes, sports are funner on a video game
than in the mortal shell of the human body!
12. Stealth Game
Sneak! Sneak harder! Sneak it up, to the next level! This extreme genre combines being
sneaky and not being unsneaked! Sneak it to the top, sneakhead!
13. Survival Horror Game
One of the downfalls to life is you never get to survive a zombie wasteland or a haunted
house. But, with the magic of video game technology, you can simulate what it may
or may not be like! Your creativity is the limit!
14. Puzzle Video Game
Use your intelligence and pattern recognizing skills to piece together solutions for
points! Use these points to brag about the cool things you can do by pattern recognization!
15. Top-Down Shooter Game
Walk around and shoot things! However, do it from a birds-eye angle! Straight down!
No holds bars!
A game where the audience has to use their vast imagination. Programming a text adventure can be fun!
Many great Text-Adventure games have been made, maybe you can make another! The genre certainly
is not dead! It just stinks!
17. First-Person Shooter Game
Nothing is more real life than a first-person shooter. Not even real life. Walk around with the view of a person,
place, thing, whatever you want, and do things. Probably shooting. What are you shooting? I don't know, you
figure it out, it's your creative imagination!
18. Side-Scrolling Game
Nothing is as conventional as the side-scrolling adventure. It's fun, and your creative mind and interesting choices
may create an entire new side-scrolling world!
19. Turn-Based Tactics Game
Turn-based tactics games are a very common game genre. Famous turn-based games include Shining Force, Final Fantasy
Tactics, Advance Wars, and the ever classic, Sam and Max: Hit the Road. Making a tactics-based games is for slow-minded
adventure enthusiasts. Make one.
20. Fighting Game
Nothing makes me feel at home more than a classic beat down! Survive the abuse in a Fighting Game! Where
people solve problems through world-wide tournaments that involve beating each other up!
21. Digital Pet Game
Pets are an enjoyable creation! Maybe you want to have a pet you can admire for a bit and not feel bad
when you lose interest in it! That's where a digital pet game comes in! Live out the dream, kid!
22. Racing Game
Move fast and make fast decisions in a racing game! Go top speed, slow speed, even medium speeds!
Racing games are the building block of games about racing, so why not give this genre a hand?
23. Party Game
Do you have friends? Do you have parties with these friends? Why not make a game to enjoy with your
friends at these parties? Heck, people like that stuff. Entire consoles are dedicated to party games! Jump
on the bandwagon, before it's too late!
24. Train/Airplane/Boat Simulation
You don't need a fancy license or permit to enjoy boat train and airplane driving! You can just put on
a game from this wonderful genre and feel the true fun of years of hard work, paid off!
25. Typing Game
Teach elderly people and children how to be up-to-date, by teaching them how to type!
26. Board Game
Board Games are those things you play when the power goes out. But, when the power is on, what's
stopping us from playing these games?
27. Real Time Strategy
Think. Make decisions. Be fast. Gather resources. Construct more pylons. Need more minerals. Can't build
28. Tycoon/City-esque Simulation
Sadly, most people aren't authorized to become a manager or mayor. However, due to the magic of technology,
you can pursue a world in management! Manage money! That's fun, right?
Dungeon Crawlers, for the most extreme of us. Enjoy getting your butt kicked if you play one of these
bad boys. Even programming one will kick your butt! But do it anyhow, you butt!
:naughty: (Please, if you do choose this one, try and abide by the GMG rules. If you want, you
can ask what your borders are.)
31. Health (Within the Body)
Like Operation. But a video game!
You will be judged on:
2 Points: You did something amazing, and I love you. You're a great human being!
0 Points: Yeah, that was pretty cool, but not very original.
-2 Points: Not original at all. You really dropped the ball on me, here.
2 Points: This is really fun!
0 Points: Yeah, it has gameplay.
-2 Points: Booooring. I almost died of boredom playing your boring game.
2 Points: I was interested. You did a good job. You deserve a trophy.
0 Points: Yeah, I guess it entertained me. It didn't go above and beyond, however.
-2 Points: You have no visible atmosphere and an unoriginal/boring story, or no story at all. Why did you do this to me.
Interface (graphics and sounds):
2 Points: Cool sounds and graphics. It was great.
0 Points: You had sounds, and graphics.
-2 Points: Did you even try? I don't think you even tried.
Rokuji - Text Adventure Party Game
Toadfrogs - Top-Down Turn-Based Shooter
Link3000 - First-person Stealth game
Atom Bomb Jr. - Christian Militainment
The date this is due, well, we talked about it. It came down to this: We want a lot of great games from you kids! So, the due date is September 21st, 2010! That's a good amount of time to make something Godly!
PLEASE POST YOUR GENRES NOW! We want NO CHANGE in the genre you pitch! IF YOU CHANGE YOUR GENRE, YOU ARE DISQUALIFIED!
And only ONE of each combination can be made! So no doubles of Advertisement Disease games, or Ladder-oriented First-Person Shooters. I am very excited to be helping host this competition! I really hope this goes through as well as we plan!
You may submit more than once, however, you can only have one current pitch at a time.
If you see any errors or want any help in what is going on, I will do my best to respond as fast as possible. Please, post in this thread over any problem, or to pitch a genre you want to make. Also, it goes without saying, try to do something completely weird and you're more likely to win. Also, new games only, please.
Team Games are allowed! However, only one of you is getting the money, you need to decide how to split it up for yourselves.
Kafka (20 dollars)
Andyw (10 dollars)
Atom Bomb Jr. (10 dollars)
Just make sure you register on GameMakerGames
and post which idea you're applying for on the topic!
Thanks for the interest!