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:

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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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-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.

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-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

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-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

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-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

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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

colseed 11 years, 11 months ago

1. The Twilight Realm (Kilin, Purianite)

2. Shattered World: Beneath a Stony Sky (Yaru)

3. Sleep Season Demo (Polystyrene man)

4. Kevin Rudd Farming Generations (magicdweedoo, Doogie)

5. Exile (Mega)

Toughest choice was between Twilight Realm and Shattered World - I like both of them for different reasons…

(dungeonmen gets points for polish, but going on first impressions I didn't like it that much :/ )

(may post comments on the individual games once I get to mess around with them more though)

Astryl 11 years, 11 months ago

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The other ones either didn't work(*cough*Mega*cough*), or I didn't think they were worthy of the prizes.

*cough cough*

*COUGH*

Rob 11 years, 11 months ago

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*cough cough*

*COUGH*

Well sorry, but your first patch didn't do anything.

tower07 11 years, 11 months ago

1: Pixel RPG

2: Dungeon Rusher

3: Twilight Realm

4: Exile

5: Sleep Season

Hope I'm not too late. :s

Toast 11 years, 11 months ago

Quote: Valjean
These are my top five picks:

1. Dungeonmen: Men of Dungeons

This is without a doubt my favorite game in the entire contest, but it's also the only entry that's a full-fledged RPG. I could praise the artwork which consists of soft colors and designs which remind me of the classic European CRPG style, or even the gameplay that is both non-linear and yet wholly structured around a persistent goal of beating themed generals that protect the overlord, but what stands tall above all other great qualities is the writing. Yes, the writing in this game is on the level of the best fiction literature I've read, and if you don't at least take advantage of the "Look" command in the game, you're sorely missing out on the best feature any RPG has seen in years. Dungeonmen also has a rockin' soundtrack that fits the colorful pastel grit of the game world.

2. Kevin Rudd Farming Generations

This title, known as KRUDD for short, achieves a remarkably surreal atmosphere that stays addictive. I particularly enjoy how the authors crafted a consistently bizarre world that never breaks character, even when explaining game mechanics to the player. The writing is also amusing and covers a surprisingly decent amount of detail players could miss if they don't investigate everything. The pop-up maps and visuals are delightful as well. Design-wise, comparisons can be made to Earthbound, but I think KRUDD is far more off-center with a slightly disturbed narrative that is entirely its own.

3. Exile

I can see a lot of promise with this one. It's not the most profound entry, but it heeds an era of forgotten RPGS like Ultima Underworld, Arx Fatalis, or even by a certain stretch King's Field. I would love to see this game improved upon with a more substantial gameplay system which could perhaps include some of the features pioneered by Ultima Underword, but currently it's thoroughly enjoyable as a light and breezy first-person dungeon romp.

4. Pixel RPG

I found it difficult to play this game because the controls are obtuse, but once you get past the cumbersome server list and figure out that you have to hit a key to bring up the menu at the title screen, the game becomes a fairly pleasant, if not entirely inspiring, clone of Wonderboy or perhaps MapleStory. The premise seems built on finding items and trading them with other players, but since it's a contest entry I fail to understand how the promise of online multiplayer gameplay is supposed to be realized given the circumstances. Because of that, it's more of a threadbare singleplayer game at the moment. Even still, it's better than most games in the contest and is at least functionally true to the rules.

5. Tower of Doom

All anybody needs to know about this game is that right after executing the game file, the first thing you see is the default RPG Maker VX title screen. However, it's worth mentioning what happens directly afterwards as a statement of design quality. The start of the game puts you into the home of the hero, all of which is done entirely with the generic engine tilesets, and the hero is like "MY FAMILY IS MISSING, THEY WERE TAKEN AWAY TO… THE TOWER OF DOOM :("

"I MUST SAVE THEM, BUT FIRST… I NEED TO GRAB MY SWORD AND SHIELD"

Right behind him, literally right behind him, is one of the template graphics for a sword rack on the wall. But of course you can't interact with that. Rather, the developer intends you to go to the store with 50gp or something else insipid and buy one, so I quit. That's just philistine game design. However, since the Tower of Doom is an actual RPG, I have to give it fifth place for adhering to the premise of the contest, which is more than what I can say for many other titles.