RPG4D - The Games

Posted by Toast on Aug. 4, 2012, 9:49 a.m.

GAMES:

Walk by colseed

Exile by Daniel Lawrence (aka Mega)

Abyss Mage by Dennis "diaeitsch" Hoffmann (aka diaeitsch)

Dungeon rusher by HeiShun, Matthieu Delgado, Baptiste Olivier, trollando (aka kasarun and others)

Dungeonmen: Men of Dungeons by KF Harlock, W. Geese (aka kfharlock and shizuma)

The Twilight Realm by Kilin and Purianite

Kevin Rudd Farming Generations by magicdweedoo and Doogie

Beluas and Castles by Nehemek Amador, Trenton Walls, Jonathan Merrett, Joel Valentin (aka Nehemek and others)

The War has come by Pirate-rob

Sleep Season Demo by Polystyrene Man

Pixel RPG by Rick M. (aka MBlaze)

Dungeon Ace by Tower Hufham, Kieran Thompson (aka tower07 and xshadowxfusionx)

Shattered World: Beneath A Stone Sky by Yal (aka Yaru)

Tower of Doom (DIRECT EXTERNAL LINK) by Cody White (aka TheRPGLPer)

The Singularity (DIRECT EXTERNAL LINK) by Joanna (aka sheep_biter)

Please report any apparent cheating and any malicious software or serious bugs you may find in the games.

NOMINATE YOUR FAVOURITES FOR THE TOP 5:

ALTHOUGH VOTING IS OPEN TO ALL 64DIGITS MEMBERS, COMPETITORS MUST TAKE PART IN VOTING IN ORDER TO PROCEED FURTHER IN THE COMPETITION.

(All voters must have joined 64Digits before June 2012 and competitors cannot vote for themselves)

In order to nominate your favourite games which will proceed into the top 5, leave a comment below in the following format:

Quote:
1. Your most favourite game in the competition

2. Your second most favourite game

3. Your third most favourite game

4. Your fourth most favourite game

5. Your fifth most favourite game

Optionally give a brief explanation of your choices or link to a review that you already made.

This will help decide which of the five games will reach the top 5 and be judged by our panel to determine the winner. Voting will end on Monday the 13th.

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

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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-Game Reviewed by theweirdn8

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

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-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.
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Comments

tower07 11 years, 11 months ago

I haven't tested most the the games yet, but looks to me like Twilight Realm will win.

/guesstimate

Castypher 11 years, 11 months ago

I've finally decided that I won't be able to record and do first impressions like I wanted. Thing is, I'd end up paying for a moderately priced headset only to probably not use it again. Doing post-commentary probably wouldn't be very good either so I'm just going to stick with text reviews. Sorry to those of you who were looking forward to it. However, if I don't forget, I still plan on doing my worthless categorization awards.

Here's what, then. The best game to successfully invoke emotion out of me will receive the Ethereal Surge badge. Not that badges mean anything….

And to the voting results, all I have to say is…wow.

Still have the actual judging panel to beat though. But no matter what happens, I had a lot of fun, guys, and I'm just glad I finally had an excuse to finish a big game. The amount of relief from just getting things finished and tied up is indescribable. Although I do wonder how many people played what games all the way through.

That being said, I can't wait for the next competition. I hate myself.

Castypher 11 years, 11 months ago

Quote:
but it's also the only entry that's a full-fledged RPG
Ahem. Just for the record….

Quote: Rules
4. Your final game MUST have "RPG elements"
We decided in the beginning that limiting the games to be full-on RPG was going to result in stinted creativity and boring games. And so, we settle with just using elements. Basing your criteria on whether or not the entire game is an RPG is a bit unfair. But to each his own.

In regards to what I said before, I think I'm going to do a full-on review of each game. A blog per game. Probably more than one per day because TL;DR. If that's a problem, we'll see what happens. I just think everyone wants more than one skimpy paragraph. I know I would.

death 11 years, 11 months ago

@ Kilin: or you could just post in the game's comments? Seriously why are they there if no one is using them? As a developer, i think it's strange to have to look up people's blogs to see what they think of my games when i should be checking the game's page. (or maybe it's just me?)

Castypher 11 years, 11 months ago

I considered it. The problem is that people are much more likely to click a blog than they are someone else's game page. It's just kind of how things work I guess. If I lumped everything together, people might skim other games and see a few things they like, but in the end, most people want to see their own stuff and not other peoples'.

But you have a point. I guess as a reviewer I'm catering more toward the game designer than other people. Guess I'm just silently and futilely hoping other people will take that review and think "Hey, let me give this game another shot". But unfortunately, 64Digits has never really worked that way.

Not that I'm complaining. Just something I've noticed. Guess I'll just do what you suggested. It's sensible after all.

I noticed just now that I guess a lot.

death 11 years, 11 months ago

What about the "reviews:" line on the game's page? is that ever going to become something? i haven't seen any games that have anything other than "none" there.

Castypher 11 years, 11 months ago

It's a tentative feature that hasn't been implemented yet. Funny though because I was just thinking about it today. I need to brush up on my web design so I can do more around here. I used to mess around with the code a bit but it's kind of something you need to practice and I haven't been doing that much.

JuurianChi 11 years, 11 months ago

Okay, so I tried to record commentary for my top five games and got yelled at by my family.

So, that's not gonna happen unless I magically get my own place.

Anyway.

diaeitsch 11 years, 11 months ago

1. Twilight realm

In my opinion the most professional game in this competition.

Had much fun with it.

2. Shattered World: Beneath A Stone Sky

Normally I hate this genre, 'cause anytme when I play a tactical RPG (Fire Emblem, Advance Wars etc.) there comes a point when I have to cancel playing forever… But this game was a surprise for me, I passed it!

3. Dungeon Men: Men of Dungeons

I like those games where you can choose and modify your characters. Also it's very nostalgic for me but unfortunately it's a little bit too oldschool, I hate random encounters, so this game made it just to number three in my ranking.

4. Beluas and Castles

Three letters: F U N. It shows that graphics isn't the most important thing in a game but the GAMEplay is.

5. Walk

Obscure entry. Liked it, unfortunately it isnt finished yet but I hope it will sometime.

Spoonweaver 11 years, 11 months ago

1. Dungeon Men: Men of Dungeons

2.The War has come

3.Pixel RPG

4.The Singularity

5.Dungeon Ace