Rules Welcome to the 2017 INDIE GAME MAKER CONTEST!

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

  1. Freank

    Freank Veteran Veteran

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    oh, nice contest. I can join with my Platform (WIP) made with MV.

    Only games uploaded on itch...? Can I upload it in another website? I usually use only indiexpo...
     
  2. mlogan

    mlogan Global Moderators Global Mod

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    @Freank No, you cannot submit that game as it was started before the contest start date of Oct. 4.
     
  3. Freank

    Freank Veteran Veteran

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    Even if it was just an idea...?
     
  4. mlogan

    mlogan Global Moderators Global Mod

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    But, in your thread, you say you've already started it and have screenshots...
     
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    bgillisp Global Moderators Global Mod

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    Right. The game has to have not even been started yet. Due to that rule my game doesn't count either, but I'm still using the contest and deadline as a way to motivate myself to finish this little game I've been slowly working on.
     
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    Stoic Game Producer Degica

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    Games need to be uploaded through the itch.io game jam page here: https://itch.io/jam/igmc2017

    We'll also be facilitating voting through the itch.io page.
     
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    DarkCieran The First Maker Member

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    To be clear, it has to be a FULL GAME. Correct?
     
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    hiromu656 Praise the Sun (Arcana) Veteran

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    I'm interested in this.
     
  9. ye51d

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    Ok! I'm ready to start, good luck to everyone,

    -Remember don't be too ambitious, you don't have much time.
    -Playtest the game before upload.
    -It's already a win if you manage to finish developing a game in a month.
     
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  10. SmashArtist

    SmashArtist Lazy Artist Veteran

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    I bought VX Ace with the Humble Bundle but I'm not sure how to download my DLC?
    It appears as in my library on steam but the only option it gives me is to 'Play' which just opens up VX Ace. :\
     
  11. Stanley

    Stanley Nobody, Joystrike Scientist Veteran

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    @SmashArt The DLC's are in your Ace folder in Steam folder. The DLC's should've been automatically downloaded into said folder. To use them, you have to import them via Resource Management in Ace :kaohi:
     
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    SmashArtist Lazy Artist Veteran

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    Found the import button, but can't seem to find the images anywhere...

    Ah, nevermind. Saw the DLC button and was surprised I didn't see it the first time. XD
    Thanks for your help!
     
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    @SmashArt When you click on Import, you have to browse for your desired images. In my case, using Windows 7 Home, it'd be in Steam, then steamapps then common, then Ace folder then dlc :kaohi:
     
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    Aww, I had some ncie ideas for the 2016 one (except that year there was none) and now I don't have the time to participate.. Also still working on Escalia.
     
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    @BCj : I feel the same way, as I'm trying to wrap up The Book of Shadows, as I'd still like to release that game this year.

    Advice to all participants too: Back up your project daily. I cannot stress this enough. In the 2014 contest my project got corrupted on day 14 of the 30 day contest, and let's just say computer almost met Mr. Hammer. So, run, don't walk, and back up your project today. And every other day. This way you won't be the one on day 29 in tears as you lost your entire project due to a HD failure.
     
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    The freedom to experiment is another good reason to back up your games. You'll always want a spare project to cross-check, because a seemingly mysterious problem can have a bafflingly easy solution. In my case, I disabled a plugin I thought had nothing to do with anything, and that cost me a cosmetic yet necessary mechanic to my game. I thought my project had corrupted, but no, 'twas my own foolishness. If I hadn't realized my silly mistake, the bug would have been impenetrable.

    There are no downsides to backups, and there is every downside to no backups. All you have to do is copy and paste, convert to .zip, anything you can think of to give yourself insurance. Remember, you always don't need it until you need it. Since backups cost you nothing and save you everything, you should make it a religious habit!
     
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  17. TakeHomeTheCup

    TakeHomeTheCup Veteran Veteran

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    It doesn't have to be a full game. The rules state that: "Judges will only be required to evaluate a game for 1 HOUR if it passes the screening stage. Any game over 1 hour will be judged only on its first hour of gameplay."
    Though, I think someone did state that in the past, only full games, that lasted a whole hour, have been the ones that have won a prize.
     
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    @TakeHomeTheCup
     
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    And... Save save save save your progress in copies everywhere just in case!
     
  20. Stanley

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    Ah yes that works too. I gave you the tedious method sorrayy ahaa
     
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