Game Making Drive July 2013

Shaz

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What is this?

 
If you're reading this, you probably, most likely are making a game. We all read articles on game design, discuss game design, post our screenshots, and so on. However, the big issue with all of us is how much time we are working on our games and how much we get done in a certain time. A lot of us don't get as much done in our games as we like, and we end up chipping away at our games, sure, we get stuff over time, but a lot of the time, it may not be substantial, and it doesn't add up to quite enough.
 
What if there was a way for us to band together to give inspiration and support for the sake of a common issue and work together towards it?
This topic is inspired by a topic back in 2008 in RMN and posted by MOG.
 
This event is handled by Archeia and Shaz.

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How does this work?

 
What I need you guys to do is think of a time every day where you get at least a half hour to work on your game. It can be more of course. I can be flexible. I'd like it to be around the same time every day. If this is utterly impossible, try to spring for something at least consistent, like every Tuesday and Thursday or something like that. A schedule, if you will. Hell, you can even have weekends not count. Copy and paste the template below to tell us how often and when you will work on your game and provide updates.
 
Now, every day (or whenever you assign yourself) on that time, get something done on your game and post about what you accomplished. Now, it has to be somewhat substantial, it can't be something like "9:00-9:30, I imported a backdrop." I'll use discretion for what's substantial and what's bullcr*p. I'm going to make a signup sheet for this purpose, and I'll go first.
 
Got it? If not, feel free to ask me to clarify. Keep in mind, this is an ongoing thing (which means it's a commitment/schedule) and you have to live up to it! Of course, feel free to post if you want to change your daily time. Of course more people are free to join, just post your time!

 
 
The Game Making Drive will start on July 1, 2013, MIDNIGHT (Your Time! July 1, for you, will be your Day 1)
Score Sheet
Please look at the link above to see which team you're in!
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Let's all work hard to Release Something by the end of GMD~!
 

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Registration Template
 

Copy the template below and paste into a new post.  Fill in the information - make sure you provide everything requested, in the format requested, or your registration will not be processed.

Team choice is on a first-come, first-served basis.  You may state your preferred team, and I will TRY to get you into that team, but if it is full and other teams have lower numbers, I will move the latecomers.

TEMPLATE (copy and paste the section below)

DAYS:  

TIMES:

MY TIME ZONE:

PREFERRED TEAM:

NOTES (do not copy and paste this)

DAYS:  State "every day", "weekdays" (Mon-Fri), "weekends" (Sat, Sun) or list the exact days you will work on your game and post updates

TIMES:  State "any time" or post your start and end times - this is in your own time zone, do not convert these times to GMT.  You must commit to at least half an hour on your scheduled days to take part in GMD

MY TIME ZONE:  State GMT + hours or GMT - hours.  Do NOT put something like "Central", "PST", "EST" or any other acronym.  I do not live where you do, and your time zones are meaningless to me

PREFERRED TEAM: State "Zeta", "Ksi", "Gamma" or "Any".  Sigma is a closed group

EXAMPLE (do not copy and paste this)

DAYS:  Monday to Friday

TIMES:  Any time

MY TIME ZONE: GMT + 10

PREFERRED TEAM: Zeta
 

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Game Rules

 

 

 


The Game Making Drive is only for fun. The point of the event is to make everyone disciplined and keep a consistent schedule.


The teams serve as a motivation grounds and is not a real competition.

 

 

How to participate:


  • Copy, paste and fill in the template above to register.


  • Please post your times in YOUR timezone. We have an automatic converter for you!


  • Post according to your schedule. Missing your schedule gives your team a chain break.


  • If you want to change your schedule, PM Archeia AND Shaz..


  • If you think you're going to miss your schedule, PM Archeia AND Shaz..


  • If you changed your display name, you have to PM Archeia AND Shaz..


  • You can choose your team at the beginning. If your desired team is full, you will have to be moved to a new team. We want to keep equality~


  • A chain break only holds all your team's points. The people who are responsible for that is the one in Team Sigma. Once the Omicron (gem) is broken, the points are freed and counted to the final score.


  • If your post is not substantial enough or didn't say anything about your progress of that day, it is ignored.


  • Don't forget to add Team X+1 at the end of your posts! It would help me a lot to update the team scores.


  • People will get a special badge once the event is over.


  • Omicron will handle a raffle by the end of the GMD. People who are eligible are those who are able to keep up with their schedule and show significant progress to their projects. Engaging each other in a conversation about their updates can also make you eligible~ The most important thing is never missing your schedule!

 


 
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The Teams


 

 




 


Team Zeta





"We can't let those losers beat our team!"






Team Ksi





"We will win this game, nya!"






Team Gamma




 


"We can do this bros. They don't have what it takes to win!"





 

 




 

 


Team Sigma


 

 



 

 


"Losing is not an option."


 

 


The team that handles omicrons (gems).

 

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I'll probably won't be available for the whole last third of July, so I guess you can count me out... :unsure:
 

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Sure, I'm down.

DAYS:  Mon-Fri

TIMES: 10:00 - 10:30

MY TIME ZONE: PST (GMT -8)

PREFERRED TEAM: Any.
 

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I'll actually do it this month, I need a bit of a butt-kick to keep me in gear.

DAYS:  Everyday

TIMES: 8:30 - 12pm

MY TIME ZONE: GMT+10

PREFERRED TEAM: Any, not fussed.
 

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I'll sign up for the first time. 

DAYS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

TIMES: 9.00am-11.00am

MY TIME ZONE: PST, I believe.

PREFERRED TEAM: Ksi
 

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Days: Monday through Friday

Times: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Time Zone: GMT - 7

Preferred Team: Ksi, I am still hoping for new team names. :p
 

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Would I be allowed to join if I know for a fact I'll miss a few days? I'll be gone on vacation form July 3rd until July 8th, so I know there is little chance I'll be able to get anything done.

If I can join, same as last month:

Days: Everyday! yay! (Minus July 3rd - 8th)

Time: 4-10 PM

Time Zone: GMT - 4

Preferred Team: Zeta, I suppose.
 

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Days: Tuesday - Saturday

Time: 12 PM - 1 AM

Time Zone: GMT -5

Preferred Team: Zeta
 

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I'll sign up for the first time. 


DAYS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday


TIMES: 9.00am-11.00am


MY TIME ZONE: PST, I believe.


PREFERRED TEAM: Ksi
MY TIME ZONE:  State GMT + hours or GMT - hours.  Do NOT put something like "Central", "PST", "EST" or any other acronym.  I do not live where you do, and your time zones are meaningless to me
 
 

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DAYS: Everyday
TIMES: Anytime
MY TIME ZONE: GMT+2
PREFERRED TEAM: Zeta
 
I changed something ;-; Since my vacation isn't as long as everyone else's XD
 
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Well, lets try for this month.

DAYS: Weekends (Sat, Sun)

TIME: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

MY TIME ZONE: GMT + 2

TEAM: Any
 
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Think I'll sign up for July. :)

Days:             Weekends

Time:             6PM-9PM

Timezone:     +2 GMT

Team:            Zeta
 

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I'm joining this time so I can keep track of GMD better x_x

DAYS:  Everyday

TIMES:  Any time

TIME ZONE: GMT + 8

TEAM: Sigma
 

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I will also join in this month, as I have a lot of work to get done, and projects waiting in the wings.


DAYS: Weekdays


TIMES: Anytime


MY TIME ZONE: GMT + 10


PREFERRED TEAM: Any


And my Day 1 Update:


I worked on getting some dialogue into the game provided by forum members in a fun activity a few months ago. Took me a few hours to do ... must be rusty from having so many other things diverting my attention over the last couple of weeks. Still have to test it, then add it into a side quest.


Score sheet has been updated with teams so far. Signups to Zeta are now closed, until Ksi and Gamma catch up.


TODAY is July 1 for most of the world, and it will be for the rest in just a few hours. Remember to work on your game according to your schedule and to update your progress here after you are done. Have fun! :)
 
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GMD Entry 1

Bunch of stuff happened today, got accepted to beta test a thing but anyway I made a hud for my game and tested it via mock up(early stages so will still have a lot of work done on it)



(And yes that's Cloud on a chocobo, I was bored OKAY!!( I couldn't find a portrait for him  ;_; ))

Besides that I looked for sound effects for cursors,confirm etc. which is something I hate because I never find anything =/ I did this time around which I'm really glad about :3 Might make a video sooner or later with the hud and the sound effects ^w^!

+1

(I'm bringing chibi Zetta back!! ;3)
 
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Day 1

Worked on a cutscene that leads up to one of my character's motives for joining the main hero on his quest. Also tweaked some region ID-based teleport events to make sure the player is facing a certain direction before triggering.

+1 Ksi
 

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Day 1

Today I began work on rebuilding my main project from scratch. It's already a lot more organized than the previous version, but I still have a bunch of stuff to carry over. Right now, I'm working on creating a custom serialization of my data. Not a whole game, it isn't an attempt to make a better encryption (Though I may try at some point xD), it is just going to serialize my own data. I hope to be able to show my progress (i.e. see if anyone can crack my code) by tomorrow since I'm leaving the following day for a while. I also have work tomorrow afternoon, so time restraints :x.

Anywho:

+ 1
 

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