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Terry
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:47 pm    Post subject: November Contest [quote]

Alright, let's do this thing.

This weekend we're going to have a 48 hour RPG making contest. It starts from whatever time you wake up on Saturday to whatever time you go to bed at on Sunday, and can be extended into next week if a majority of competitors wish. The theme of the contest is Completion - the idea being that the time limit is the real restriction of the contest and the challenge lies in actually finishing and releasing something.

You may use a premade engine, premade graphics and premade music - anything you have at hand from old placeholders to ripped spites. You may also opt to start from scratch. That's up to the individual entering. However, the rest of the game's content must be made during the contest's 48 hours - content meaning dialogue, level design, and so on.

The contest will by judged on Ms. Congeniality terms - everyone who enters gets one vote and may vote for whoever they like, including themselves. The winner will receive a significant boost to their street credibility.

These rules are not final, so free free to discuss them in this thread. The idea is to keep restrictions to a minimum - however, as the theme is completion and the time limit's fairly short, it's recommended that you keep your ideas simple and aim to release something by Sunday night.

Just to clarify a few questions that have been asked (and to preempt a few more):
* You must design the actual game during the contest, but you may use premade graphical and music resources, and you can use a premade engine.
* By premade engine, this can be any core program you've made yourself, or alternatively game making software of any kind, including Gamemaker, RPG Maker, OHRRPGCE, Multimedia Fusion, etc...
* It doesn't matter what platform your game runs on.
* You may work in teams! However, teams only get one vote, so you'll have to decide among yourselves who you want to vote for.

That's it. Like I said above, feel free to disagree with any of this or ask for clarifications and we'll amend the rules.

Also, if you want to discuss your projects during the contest you can drop in to our IRC channel at #indie-rpg on irc.esper.net.

[edit] The contest has been extended until wednesday! See the current end of the thread (page 2) for details!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:34 pm    Post subject: [quote]

Sweet, I'm in for sure, along with a friend who will design art and maps while I do some programming. I'm getting all our editor tools set up and ready to go for Saturday morning.

This will be fun.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:50 am    Post subject: [quote]

Any chance I can start tomorrow and work till saturday evening since I'll be driving to san antonio on sunday?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:45 am    Post subject: [quote]

I'm in as well, and I'll be hanging out in the IRC channel all weekend :-) Looking forward to this :-)

And I don't mind if we let DeveloperX start a day early :-)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:40 pm    Post subject: [quote]

Yeah, go for it :)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:17 pm    Post subject: [quote]

Sweet! :D
Okay, I'm going to start now.
*looks for where he put that irc link*
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:00 pm    Post subject: [quote]

irc link, what where?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:49 pm    Post subject: [quote]

Here! (irc://irc.esper.net/indie-rpg)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:58 am    Post subject: [quote]

Groovy.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:01 am    Post subject: [quote]

I didn't know there was an irc. I'll check it out sometime.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:04 pm    Post subject: [quote]

ugh..never got a chance to work on my entry yesterday. >_< so I'll have less than 24 hours to do mine....I'm dropping out of the contest.
:(

I guess that I'll have to wait until the next contest.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:12 pm    Post subject: [quote]

Sorry to hear that :(
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:34 pm    Post subject: [quote]

Just so everyone is clear on this, making an rpg in 48 hours is quite insane. yeah.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:49 pm    Post subject: [quote]

I know - there's no way I'm going to have something playable by tomorrow night...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:05 pm    Post subject: [quote]

Shall we prolong the contest the whole next week and weekend? I'm very pro-this idea as it seems like none of us are going to be able to do anything playable this weekend.
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