Rules Welcome to the 2017 INDIE GAME MAKER CONTEST!

Discussion in 'Indie Game Maker (IGMC 2017)' started by Archeia, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. watermark

    watermark Veteran Veteran

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    Another clarification question regarding Rule #1 "Pre-existing assets NOT created specifically for the contest are allowed." and "They just must not have been made before today, if they are specifically for this contest."
    So are any or all of the resources below allowed?

    1. Custom sprites commissioned and created for another game, which has been published.
    2. Custom sprites commissioned and created for another unfinished game, and NEVER published.
    3. Resources made to be an open resource for everyone such as this: http://www.watermarkrpg.com/arum-apolyptica.html

    May not use any of these but just want to make sure before starting any work. Thanks!
     
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  2. Warpmind

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    Rules state that entries must be started on the 4th. It is now the 5th; does that mean it is too late for me to get started? ;)

    (Srsly, though, it would be all too easy for a non-native English speaker to misinterpret that rule in that way...)
     
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    And that's during a month I have visitors for a week! T__T
    I'll do something anyways.... *whoop* :kaoblush:
     
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    Yup, same here. Just copying plugins.js and plugins folder. Thanks for making it clear!
     
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  5. mlogan

    mlogan Global Moderators Global Mod

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    @watermark It's best to go with the teen rating, imo. As this is a 13+ site, it's generally what we use as a guideline for games posted here. Some crude language would be okay. Using the "f word" every other word or whatever, maybe not so much. Some killing is okay. Graphic cutscenes of heads flying off and people being disembowled, not so much. Really, with the limitations of the graphics of RM, it's hard to get to the point of "too violent". If you're in doubt about something specific, just ask.

    Also, as far as those resources, yes. They were made before this contest and not made for this contest, as long as you don't pick up one of those projects you already started and try to finish it for this contest.

    @Emevi I don't see why that would be a problem. Really, I think it's going to be hard to break that rule given the fact that we didn't have advance warning of the competition. After the first IGMC, people anticipated the second, so you can bet for that one that there were people trying to create things ahead of time to sneak into their projects.

    @Bonkers I'm sure you will find someone to snatch you up!

    @Warpmind No, not too late. That just means you cannot have started before the 4th - so no picking up an abandoned, half-finished project and finishing it for this. Heck you can wait another three weeks to start and really challenge yourself if you want.
     
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  6. Harken_W

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    I bought a domain name a while back and reserved several social media accounts under it's name for use one day for a project. (I just really liked the name and wanted to swoop it before it was taken)

    But nothing came of it, no assets made, not even a status or blog post.

    Would I still be able to make my entry under this name? As win or lose I'd be able to connect it to those social media accounts and begin fleshing it out.

    However I don't want to be seen as cheating.
     
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    :kaosalute:Right! Let's do this thing!:kaopride::kaohi:
    And if I don't finish it within the dates, hopefully I can still post it here on the forums anyways!:kaojoy: This'll be so much fun!
     
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  8. Stanley

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    @Kyoku I believe in you, you can do it.:kaohi: We can do this!:kaosalute:
     
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  9. Nirwanda

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    Question, it just so happens there is another rm contest going on at the same time. Would it be against the rules to enter the same project to both? @Archeia
     
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  10. Stoic

    Stoic Game Producer Degica

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    It's very unlikely we're going to disqualify any games with mature themes unless they're pornographic in nature. Based on your game description, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
     
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    Just when I was making great strides in my game, you do this to me!:kaomad2: Never been in a game jam, guess I am in. This ought to be interesting.
     
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    I'm most prolly getting the 15bucks bundle tomorrow. :kaopride: Just to clarify, the prices are set in USD currency, amirite?:kaohi:
     
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    Awww wowww I'm so excited for this!! I've been a lurker for years now and maybe I should try and challenge myself for a first game... I'm excited to play other people's entries too!
     
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  14. Archeia

    Archeia Level 99 Demi-fiend Staff Member Developer

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    The ESRB page on wikipedia isn't very comprehensive. It mentions violence and sexual themes but nothing about politics or references to drug use. I've been planning to submit a game that's a bit political (whole game is basically a political message regarding a certain controversial issue where I'm from) and references illegal drugs and acknowledges their existence and stuff (although no actual drug use will be portrayed). So, do these things bump my potential game up to an M rating or is it still T because no heads are exploding and no titties are being shown?
     
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    Woot!
     
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  17. Tea's Jams

    Tea's Jams I'm human Veteran

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    I may just have to take a break from studying javascript to do this...
     
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    Emevi Warper Member

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    Thank you guys for the replies! I appreciate it! So just to clarify, old/unfinished work (resources like a base for a sprite) that was made (not for this contest) can be used? They're unreleased + unfinished projects I didn't show to the public. I don't want to accidentally break any of the rules! D'X

    Thank you again!

    (In-depth, I started a base for a sprite for an old project (personal, not for the contest). I didn't finish the base, I just got some stuff like the head done. And I am wondering if I can use the head and stuff for the contest? If not, I understand! Thank you!)

    EDIT: I want to work in a month to see how much I can get done/concentrate! I don't know if I'll join the contest officially (as I'm a newb to programming! So I don't know if I'll have a full, functioning game by November 5th). Is it okay to sign up for itchi.o and join the jam later if I decide to submit the project?
     
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    I'm very excited. I need a break from my giant project, so this will be a great challenge.
     
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  20. Touchfuzzy

    Touchfuzzy Rantagonist Staff Member Lead Eagle

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    This should be fine, as long as the project itself was never started.
     
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