Rules Welcome to the 2017 INDIE GAME MAKER CONTEST!

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

  1. Plueschkatze

    Plueschkatze Veteran Veteran

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    Just a quick question regarding the judging... Sorry if it has been ask before~

    Is there a list of hints what you'll be looking at/for?
    It wouldn't make much sense to spent a huge amount of such a short timeframe for custom assets, if they don't affect the judging at all,
    if the judging would only be about gameplay mechanics, story, characters, writing quality, bug-free-ness or whatever, haha.

    Another question... how is it with the use of plugins?
    Like Yanfly's, Galv's etc. They are allowed to be used, right? That wouldn't be against any of the rules?
     
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  2. Paladin-Cleric of Awesome

    Paladin-Cleric of Awesome Writer Veteran

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    I have an account over on RPGMAKER.NET, and I was wondering if it would be ok to post the game concept etc over there so I could bog my making progress as the bogs here have disappeared. Or are we not allowed o show the game off until the competition?
     
  3. Kyuukon

    Kyuukon 主人公 Veteran

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    You're all thinking too much lol.
     
  4. Frogboy

    Frogboy I'm not weak to fire Veteran

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    I might throw something out there just for the fun of it. But there's very little that can be done to stop anyone from breaking the one month rule, not to mention going against teams of people that can make custom art and music and such. I know I have zero chance of placing. We'll see how my schedule shakes out.
     
  5. Stanley

    Stanley Nobody, Joystrike Scientist Veteran

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    I think there should be more categories of prizes that can be won. :kaoslp:
    Like... Best Writing, Best Music, Best Graphic, Best Coding, Best Solo Entry, Best Team Entry, Funniest Entry, Most Philosophical Entry, Best [insert-the-genre-here] Entry, Idk, just my suggestion :kaohi:
     
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  6. mlogan

    mlogan Global Moderators Global Mod

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    There actually were more categories in the past. I have a feeling it has been simplified for a lot of reasons and is going to stay that way.
     
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  7. Nutty171

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    From the rules I think that Yanfly's plugins are allowed. Am I correct in assuming that?
     
  8. Stanley

    Stanley Nobody, Joystrike Scientist Veteran

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    @mlogan Ya. There were many catagories in the past. Welp, whatever reasons there may be, tleast I can be glad that this event is up and running again
     
  9. readydotexe

    readydotexe Low class wizard Veteran

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    Bad time for my laptop to get ruined...but well I may give it a shot in my old pc, good luck everyone
     
  10. ElieTaping

    ElieTaping Zzz... Sleep Sleep Sleep~ Veteran

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    Yes I would like to know about the plugins as well.
    Which ones are we allowed to use, and which aren't :kaohi:

    [EDIT]
    The availability of an overlay mapping plugin would be a joyous news :kaojoy:
     
  11. TrimVanelsa

    TrimVanelsa Newbie Member

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    SUPERRR ...:kaojoy:
     
  12. Lars Ulrika

    Lars Ulrika I punch Therefore I am Harvest the land Taking the Veteran

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    Is the size of the teams taken into account in judging? I mean for exemple , I do the stuff alone or maybe just with one other guy, will the judges take into account we didn't have a power team of 10 specialists into account regarding the final result?
     
  13. metronome

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    Just when I thought IGMC is dead already!
    Sadly I am late.
    So there is no theme restriction for IGMC this year?
     
  14. animesock52

    animesock52 Sock Witch Veteran

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    For "made this month" assets. I am doing a visual novel style look, but I want to use photos for backgrounds (cause time). I have a stock of my own collected photos from vacations and different things (un edited).
    I looked at the mention of "Custom sprites commissioned and created for another unfinished game, and NEVER published."
    AND "Pre-existing assets NOT created specifically for the contest are allowed"

    I am just wanting to see if I have to go take more photos, and these images have only ever been used as references, so wasn't sure if it was ok. Thought it was an odd thing compared to other assests.
     
  15. mlogan

    mlogan Global Moderators Global Mod

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    Plugins are just like other resources - if you have permission to use them, and they were not made previously, specifically for this game, then yes, you can use them.

    Where did you read this? I don't see it in the rules, but I may be missing it. But, I would think you could use photos you previously took, if they originally had a different purpose. The whole intent of the rules is just to make sure that someone is not taking a game they started previously and finishing it for this contest.
     
  16. animesock52

    animesock52 Sock Witch Veteran

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    One is from the rules, and another from a comment I read. One was specifically for sprites, but I thought a similar thought could apply.
    I use some photos to build backgrounds, but more like references and not directly tracing (so they are hand drawn), I used this method for some of the backgrounds in a game I am currently working on. For this contest I'll be using "direct" photos (nothing hand drawn for BG), but I think i will pick out photos I've never worked with before to be safe.
    Thanks for the reply, it helped alot.
     
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  17. Geoff Moore

    Geoff Moore Composer for Hire Veteran

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    Yay, so glad this is back!! I'm in : )
     
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  18. Stoic

    Stoic Game Producer Degica

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    Rapid fire answers to some of the recent questions in this thread.
    As stated in rule 1, "Pre-existing assets NOT created specifically for the contest are allowed." General plug-ins and scripts are fair game.

    Feel free to share progress on your game whenever and wherever you want. Many users are already sharing their progress in the forums and on the official discord.

    The size of teams is not taken into account. We're only judging the final product. Many of the titles that placed were one-person teams so don't feel discouraged!

    The theme this year is there is no theme. Make whatever your heart desires!
     
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  19. Geoff Moore

    Geoff Moore Composer for Hire Veteran

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    Best theme ever :)
     
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  20. Kemsyn

    Kemsyn Not bad...for a human. Veteran

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    Would love to enter this, if only I had more spare time :( maybe next year
     

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