RPG4D FINAL MONTH! Submission page (closed)

Posted by Toast on July 1, 2012, 9:18 a.m.

1ST JULY UPDATE!

Seeing as you have approximately one month to go, it's time to open submission and announce the judges.

Remember, the current deadline is Thursday the 2nd of August 2012, at 0:00am GMT+1 although it may be extended by a few days, depending on if I can get internet access while on vacation.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR GAME:

Seeing as 64d game submission is still down we're going to have to do this manually.

Submit your game at any time between now and before the 2nd of August.

SteveEdit: Please remember to upload a 210x110 preview image for your submission, otherwise, your game will NOT show up on the front page of the site, and will be unseen by most people. The amount of people that have forgotten to do this is staggering, and I'm not going to waste any more time making preview images for you.

You can do this by firstly submitting your game to 64digits, and then secondly sending a private message to me under the subject "RPG4D Entry" using the Send Message icon below. The contents of the message should follow the submission template described below.

YOU MUST FOLLOW THE TEMPLATE GIVEN BELOW OR YOUR GAME WILL NOT BE ENTERED. I WILL REPLY TO YOUR MESSAGE EITHER CONFIRMING OR DENYING ENTRY.

ENTRY SUBMISSION TEMPLATE:

You MUST follow this template when submitting your game. Those fields coloured red MUST be included.

GAME NAME:

The full name of the game as you want it written in subsequent posts.

USERNAME:

The actual 64digits.com username/s of the creator/s of the game who entered the competition, as listed below in the list of entrants.

CREATORS NAME:

The names of the creators of the game as you want them written in subsequent posts. If this isn't filled in, your 64digits usernames will be used.

64DIGITS PAGE LINK:

Provide the url of your game's page on 64digits.

MIRRORS:

Provide additional urls to your game here if you like, in case the first goes down or for different systems. If you wish to provide a version of the game for additional operating systems, please label this clearly.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Anything else you feel is worth mentioning.

EXAMPLE SUBMISSION:

GAME NAME:

The Marvelous Adventures of Professor Flitwickel - Return of the Haunted Peanut

USERNAMES:

Toast, BillH616

CREATORS NAMES:

Sir Reginald Toast the 32nd of Pigshire, Bill Hicks

64DIGITS PAGE LINK:

filehost.com/professorflitwickel.zip

MIRRORS:

alternativefilehost.com/pf.exe (Mirrored Windows version)

anotherfilehost.com/peanut.jar (Mac version)

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Game runs on java. Includes extreme violence.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

You must include the full credits for your game in a text file called "credits" or "readme" archived with your game. You must credit everything that you or your collaborators did not make yourself, and state who or where you got it from and how you received full permission. You can also state the roles you and your collaborators played in the creation of the game.

It's also sensible to ensure you include the controls and any additional notes on the game in an attached document.

THE VOTING SYSTEM:

When the games are listed in August, there will be a public round of nominations. Everyone who submitted a game MUST take part in the voting in order to qualify, but other 64digits members can also vote if they wish. After that, the top 10 games will be announced and the judging panel will decide who the five winners are.

THE JUDGES:

The judges were all chosen by the 64digits community - the people who were most requested were the ones who I asked to judge.

Looking at the list, I don't know how it could have worked out better. A personal thank you to those who agreed to take part, as I know you're extremely busy people.

Without further ado, here's the judging panel:

Daniel Remar

Cactus

JW

Matt Thorson

NAL

twisterghost

marbs

and finally

"the public vote"

(everyone will be given the opportunity to influence the judges' decision)

RULES:

1. The aim of the competition is to develop entirely your own game within the time limit (1st May - 1st August). You MUST submit your final game before the 2nd of August 2012. You will have to keep up to date with my blog posts to find out how to submit your final game.

2. You MUST have stated you are going to enter before the 1st of May 20th of May 2012.

3. You MUST NOT include anything in the game that you don't have full permission to use or without good reason use significant amounts of game content that you or somebody else had already made prior to the competition.

4. Your final game MUST have "RPG elements", specifically relating to the gameplay (eg anything such as experience points, inventories, quests, turn-based combat, etc. Fantasy themes and long storylines are common in RPGs, but not related to the gameplay). "RPG" in the context of this competition is defined here.

5. There are no programming language/game engine restrictions except that the game MUST run on Windows 7. Your game shouldn't require additional software installation (unless you really need to do so).

6. Don't be a cheater.

7. ONE entry per person, maximum team of FOUR.

8. Your game MUST NOT be libelous, harmful, threatening, harassing, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, sexually explicit, pornographic, obscene, defamatory or objectionable, in my opinion.

9. I reserve the right to update or otherwise change the rules and to disqualify any entrant who breaks the rules.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

-Am I allowed to publish demos of my competition entry before the deadline?

Yes.

-Am I free to do whatever the heck I like with my game after the competition is over?

Yes.

-Is it ok if my entry into the competition is shareware?

The game you enter into the competition must be freely available to everyone from the time of your submission until the winners are announced. You can do what you like with your game, but the freely available part is what you will be judged on.

-Can I use a game engine made before the competition started?

Yes.

-When you say "significant amounts of game content", how much is "significant"?

So long as you comfortably believe that you made your game without stealing or cheating, by all means enter.

-But how do I know if I've stolen or cheated?

The point of the competition is to develop your own game - so long as your own contributions to the game content outweigh or otherwise justify the amount of game content you took from elsewhere, you're good.

-What is "game content"?

Anything which makes your RPG different to every other RPG. This includes but is not limited to art, music, gameplay, story and in some cases code.

-How is the competition going to be judged?

There will be a nomination round involving a public vote to find the top 10 games. The top 10 will then be judged to find the winners, by the judges.

-Has my game got to have all those RPG elements you listed in the rules?

No, they were EXAMPLES of RPG elements. You only need at least one RPG element in your game, and that element can be whatever you can think of.

-Can I change my team?

Yes, you can change your team roster at any point during the competition.
PRIZES:

All prizes are donated by individual members or by the sponsors listed below.

1st

$400 Prize Money

A copy of RPG Maker VX Ace each*

One copy of GameMaker 8.1, HTML5 and a GameMaker T-shirt

Featured on YoYo Games (if game created with Game Maker 8.0+)

Featured on Game Jolt AND a Game Jolt T-shirt

12 months 001 Game Creator subscription

Featured on Roencia Game Creators and a large-sized package of 100s of royalty-free graphics from graphicsforgames.com

Quote: PawByte.com
-Featured in the Indie Game: The Movie: The Game: Bonus Levels

-If game is made without Linux support, we will investigate to see if we can port it to Linux.

–email staff at pawbyte dot com for information regarding this.

-Exclusive PRIVATE deals for development of software and games on PawByte Hardware.

–email nathan at pawbyte dot com for information regarding this.

-Free 1 year subscription and copies of every game and content for the Ample Legacy series.

-Town made in Ample Legacy in the name of the recipient(s)'s team members
64d Comp Winner Badge each*

IUP Bundle each*

SPECIAL PRIZE: The winner gets to suggest ONE bugfix or feature that goes into 64digits next. Must be feasible and sensible.

2nd

$100 Prize Money

Up to two copies of Ace (and any other RPG Maker for the remaining team)**

One copy of GameMaker 8.1, HTML5 and a GameMaker T-shirt

Featured on YoYo Games (if game created with Game Maker 8.0+)

Featured on Game Jolt

9 months 001 Game Creator subscription

A medium-sized package of 100s of royalty-free graphics from graphicsforgames.com

Quote: PawByte.com
-Featured in the Indie Game: The Movie: The Game: Bonus Levels

-If game is made without Linux support, we will investigate to see if we can port it to Linux.

–email staff at pawbyte dot com for information regarding this.

-Exclusive PRIVATE deals for development of software and games on PawByte Hardware.

–email nathan at pawbyte dot com for information regarding this.

-Town(s) made in Fields of Fresh in the name of the recipient(s)'s team members
64d Comp Finalist Badge each*

IUP Bundle each*

3rd

Steam games of your choice worth $80 total

One copy of Ace (and any other RPG Maker for the remaining team)**

One copy of GameMaker 8.1, HTML5 and a GameMaker T-shirt

Featured on YoYo Games (if game created with Game Maker 8.0+)

Featured on Game Jolt

6 months 001 Game Creator subscription

A small-sized package of 100s of royalty-free graphics from graphicsforgames.com

Quote: PawByte.com
-If game is made without Linux support, we will investigate to see if we can port it to Linux.

–email staff at pawbyte dot com for information regarding this.

-Featured in the Indie Game: The Movie: The Movie Bonus Levels

-Exclusive PRIVATE deals for development of software and games on PawByte Hardware.

–email nathan at pawbyte dot com for information regarding this.
64d Comp Finalist Badge each*

IUP Bundle each*

4th

Renegade Ops on Steam

Up to three copies of any RPG Maker except Ace**

One copy of GameMaker 8.1, HTML5 and a GameMaker T-shirt

3 months 001 Game Creator subscription

A small-sized package of 100s of royalty-free graphics from graphicsforgames.com

Quote: PawByte.com
-Free voice acting by theweirdn8 and PawByte voice actors(up to 1 hour of content[no swearing or inappropriate requests])

-Exclusive PRIVATE deals for development of software and games on PawByte Hardware.

–email nathan at pawbyte dot com for information regarding this.
64d Comp Finalist Badge each*

IUP Bundle each*

5th

Up to two copies of any RPG Maker except Ace**

One copy of GameMaker 8.1, HTML5 and a GameMaker T-shirt

1 month 001 Game Creator subscription

A small-sized package of 100s of royalty-free graphics from graphicsforgames.com

Quote: PawByte.com
-Free voice acting by theweirdn8 and PawByte voice actors (up to 1 hour of content[no swearing or inappropriate requests])
64d Comp Finalist Badge each*

IUP Bundle each*

The RPG Maker award

The best game made with an RPG Maker product receives additional prizes from the RPG Maker guys.

twisterghost's Taco Salad award

The best seamless use of a taco-salad within the game's storyline will be awarded an additional $50 prize money.

*These prizes are one copy for every member of your team, or just one copy for you if you're working alone. Your team members must have an account here to qualify.

**Number of copies depends on number of team members. See first footnote.

PawByte's Most Original Game Feature award

Quote: PawByte.com
-If game is made without Linux support, we will investigate to see if we can port it to Linux.

–email staff at pawbyte dot com for information regarding this.

-Game Reviewed by theweirdn8

-Exclusive PRIVATE deals for development of software and games on PawByte Hardware.

–email nathan at pawbyte dot com for information regarding this.

-Statue made in Ample Legacy to honor the MVP of the team.

Donations by:

twisterghost ($300 Prize Money), Tim ($100 Prize Money), SpectreNectar ($100 Prize Money), DanRedux ($50 Prize Money), firestormx ($40 Steam games, bugfix/feature prize), RC (games featured on YoYo Games), valkyriegames (Renegade Ops)

Remember, this is a communal effort! This competition is only for fun. If you want prizes, give as you wish to receive. Suggested donations would be Steam games, Amazon vouchers or something similar, rather than cash.

Futher notice - please mind that donated prizes are subject to donators following up their promises, and that the distribution of prizes among 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th may change at any time.

Further further notice - monetary transactions often involve charges. I will not be paying for these charges, so unless the donators opt to pay the charges, if you win you may end up with slightly less prize money than is actually sent to you.
ENTRANTS:

(213 entrants, 250 users participating)
1-50
-SpectreNectar

-valkyriegames and Zane444

-Kilin (Frosty Four Digits 2011 host) and Purianite

-CyrusRoberto (Valentine Four Digits 2012 host)

-MMORPGguy (Sixty Fools Digits 2012 winner)

-Mega (Frosty Four Digits 2011 winner)

-Zhiko, LAR Games and spirulence

-Mairu

-Rez and …Toast? (I will be forfeiting any prizes) (and 2 non-members)

-Iasper and nooodl

-Unaligned

-duckman

-JuurianChi

-death

-Zac1790

-Taizen Chisou and Charlie Carlo

-Glen, Stevenup7002 and Mush

-Acid

-Juju

-Polystyrene Man

-Moikle

-PragmaOnce

-PixelKing (and 1 non-member)

-KaBob799

-Afr0Blu3

-Eternallight (and 1 non-member)

-frolacosta

-Alvaron

-Pqp239

-SusanTheCat (and 1 non-member)

-diaeitsch

-RC

-Blopit

-EndGameXXX

-Funnynel42

-Kenon

-Desttinghim and Geemili

-hkoz

-colseed

-Littlebear (and 2 non-members)

-Alert Games, Jeremy and PuzzleMaster

-DavidW

-Sunflower (and 1 non-member)

-Nyphoon

-Daggerhog and anthonyloprimo

-Tyro and FamousJellyfish

-MetaKnighty

-Lorik

-awesomelemonade (and 2 non-members)
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Comments

Castypher 11 years, 11 months ago

Of course it'd be nice to have extra time to iron out bugs. But unfortunately people have the potential to be dishonest and submit more content along with potential bugfixes. It's not unlikely that someone would be taking this time to touch up their game for the future, and given the opportunity, would submit all those changes in a "bugfix patch".

Astryl 11 years, 11 months ago

I might have to release a Radeon patch. Or I can always tell people to buy a Geforce [/trolololol]

kfharlock 11 years, 11 months ago

There's a bug in mine as well that, although seldom-encountered, will always crash the program. Maybe the judges can agree to judge on the merits of the original release, while still allowing us the flexibility to patch so that the public users don't have to worry about bugs?

Astryl 11 years, 11 months ago

Toast, shouldn't you…. update the main post?

Toast 11 years, 11 months ago

Yehyehyehyehyeh

I'll do it in the next few hours, I just woke up