Game Making Drive March 2014

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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.

 
 
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. Post how often and when you will work on your game and provide updates, and tell us what time zone you are in (for example, "I will work on my game Monday to Friday between 5pm and 7pm.  My time zone is UTC-6" - don't say PST or Central - say GMT/UTC + or - how many hours).


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!

To register, copy and paste the following into a new post, and fill in the details.

DAYS:

TIMES:

MY TIME ZONE (UTC/GMT +/- #):

PREFERRED TEAM: (KNIGHTS, MAGES, MERCENARIES; ROYALTY is a closed group)

 
 
The Game Making Drive will start in March 15, 2014, MIDNIGHT (Your Time! March 15, for you, will be your Day 1)
Please look at the link above to see which team you're in!
 
Let's all work hard to Release Something by the end of GMD~!
 
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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 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 Royalty. Once the 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.
  • Team Royalty 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 Plot
The Guilds are losing units!​
They're now recruiting for poor souls brave people to join their ranks​
and unveil the hidden mysteries of the Labyrinth of Chaos!​
 
The Teams

Knights
 
"Chivalry"​
 
Mages

"Knowledge"​
 
Mercenaries

"Wealth"​
Royalty
"Leadership"​
 
The Icons
with thanks to Ksi​

Knights
"Chivalry"​
Code:
[img=http://i.imgur.com/yVdGoep.png]
 
 
Mages
"Knowledge"​
Code:
[img=http://i.imgur.com/O21qbjI.png]
 
 
Mercenaries
"Wealth"​
Code:
[img=http://i.imgur.com/vWhJ2Ox.png]
 

Royalty
"Leadership"​
Code:
[img=http://i.imgur.com/pLiQv8b.png]
 
The Banners
with thanks to Candacis​
Knights
Code:
[img=http://i.imgur.com/nphG2aa.png]
Mages
Code:
[img=http://i.imgur.com/aiOAsFG.png]

Mercenaries
Code:
[img=http://i.imgur.com/qxl340V.png]
Royalty
 
Code:
[img=http://i.imgur.com/CHiOE7t.png]
 
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Why Nessy? Why?! I have too much going on right now!

So then, I can post on Wednesdays. My time zone is -6. I'd like to be a Mage.
 

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DAYS: Monday-Friday


TIMES: 9AM


MY TIME ZONE (UTC/GMT +/- #): GMT + 8


PREFERRED TEAM: Knights
 

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Days: Thursdays
Times: Night-ish (I work all day... :< ). I may also be able to do Saturdays, but work can sometime stretch to 12-hour shifts, so...not holding my breath on that one.
My Timezone: (GMT -5:00 hours) Eastern Time (US & Canada), Bogota, Lima
Preferred Team: Mercenaries
 

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DAYS:  Mondays to Fridays

TIMES:  Sometime between 8pm and 10pm - can't be more specific than that because of RL commitments

MY TIME ZONE (UTC/GMT +/- #):  GMT until 30th March, then GMT+1 (Summertime begins)

PREFERRED TEAM: Knights, but I don't really mind
 

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Ahh... I have a bunch of stuff going on this month that I didn't last month, so I probably shouldn't...screw it though I still want to do this!

DAYS: Every day except for Saturdays 

TIMES: Just like last gmd, that varies a lot...whenever I have time.

MY TIME ZONE (UTC/GMT +/- #): GMT-6

PREFERRED TEAM: Mages I guess
 
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I'm in this time. 

Days:   Every day ( 8pm-10pm)

Times: +2 GMT

Preferred Team: Knights ( I love them ).
 

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Alexander Amnell, you don't have to commit to such a busy schedule - you can do something like every second day if it's easier. We don't want to burn you out :)


I'll put you down for what you've said, but if you want to reduce it a bit to make it easier, just say so ;)
 

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Labyrinth of Chaos? :distrust:   Count me in!

Days: Every day except Weekend

Time: Morning, probably around 11-12:00, but can vary

My Timezone:  + 1 GMT

Preferred Team: One can already hire me to do maps and stuff, so.. mercenaries!
 

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Going to scale back this month. with school starting to kick me bum.

DAYS: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

TIMES: Varies (probably between breaks at work and being home)

MY TIME ZONE (UTC/GMT +/- #): GMT-5 (I believe that is EST)

PREFERRED TEAM: Flexible.  Feel free to move me where is needed to keep the balance.
 

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It's been a while~ I also don't think I ever got a badge for the last one I did (almost a year ago) o_o

DAYS: Every day except for Sundays

TIMES: 8am to 5pm, may end sooner or later. Saturdays are random, but at least an hour.

MY TIME ZONE (UTC/GMT +/- #): GMT-8

PREFERRED TEAM: Mages else anything
 

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DAYS: Everyday except Fridays.

TIMES: 5PM-6PM

MY TIME ZONE (UTC/GMT +/- #): GMT+1

PREFERRED TEAM: KNIGHTS
 

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I'm going to scale back to weekends only.  Weekdays are troublesome to update with work getting busier now that the layoffs\furloughs are done.  I will still be working on the game as much as time allows though.

DAYS: Saturday, Sunday

TIMES: 6pm-12am

MY TIME ZONE (UTC/GMT +/- #): GMT -5 (EST)

PREFERRED TEAM:  I'll float to allow evening up the teams.
 

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DAYS: Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Weekends
TIMES: All Day
MY TIME ZONE (UTC/GMT +/- #): UTC
PREFERRED TEAM: Mages  
 
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Days: Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun

Times: 8:30 -9:00 pm

My Timezone: GMT -6

Preferred Team: Mages!!!
 

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Woo, it's back already! I'll try to contribute more this time around, so!

Days: Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday
Times: Varies, but mostly during the night.
My Time Zone: GMT -5
Preferred Team: Mages  
 

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DAYS: Daily

TIMES: Anytime

MY TIME ZONE (UTC/GMT +/- #): GMT - 5:00

PREFERRED TEAM: Mmm... I have such a thing for mages, but if the team gets too full I'm fine with any of the others as well. :>
 
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I'll go again :)

DAYS: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

TIMES: 2-3pm

MY TIME ZONE (UTC/GMT +/- #): GMT - 6:00

PREFERRED TEAM: Mages if available!
 

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