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Second GMG Game Making Contest
« on: April 24, 2008, 04:34:06 PM »
I'm making plans for the 2nd GMG Game Making Contest. This time, the contest will be themed, and I'll take nominations for themes, and then there will be a poll for that theme on the front page. You can start posting your nominations here!

Themes will have to be worked into all entries. For example, if the theme is 'Pirates', all games will have to incorporate that theme into their game.

The contest will be a Summer contest, so it will most likely run from mid-June till mid-August. (June 15-August 15, perhaps?) That will give two months of time to write a game.

This time there will be a grand prize and a runner-up prize ($50 first place, $25 second place, both gift certificates to Amazon.com).

Let the nominations for themes begin!

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Re: Second GMG Game Making Contest
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2008, 06:46:28 PM »
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I'm making plans for the 2nd GMG Game Making Contest. This time, the contest will be themed, and I'll take nominations for themes, and then there will be a poll for that theme on the front page. You can start posting your nominations here!

Themes will have to be worked into all entries. For example, if the theme is 'Pirates', all games will have to incorporate that theme into their game.

The contest will be a Summer contest, so it will most likely run from mid-June till mid-August. (June 15-August 15, perhaps?) That will give two months of time to write a game.

This time there will be a grand prize and a runner-up prize ($50 first place, $25 second place, both gift certificates to Amazon.com).

Let the nominations for themes begin!

- Ghost

I like the pirate idea...

I think the theme should be a suggestion rather than a requirement though.

One thing I noticed on the old archived GMG was that the 2001 contest had multiple categories, like Best Graphics, Best Gameplay, Best Story, etc...what do you think of doing something like this sometime?
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Re: Second GMG Game Making Contest
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2008, 08:02:21 PM »
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I like the pirate idea...

I think the theme should be a suggestion rather than a requirement though.

One thing I noticed on the old archived GMG was that the 2001 contest had multiple categories, like Best Graphics, Best Gameplay, Best Story, etc...what do you think of doing something like this sometime?

I could do that, but I can't offer prizes for all categories, so I'd only be able to do something like Best Overall Game.

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Re: Second GMG Game Making Contest
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2008, 01:23:16 AM »
I like the theme idea, and suggest arcader.
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Re: Second GMG Game Making Contest
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2008, 03:12:07 AM »
Definately arcade games. It would be cool to see how far people can stretch GM out of the box :)

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Re: Second GMG Game Making Contest
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2008, 11:34:41 AM »
I agree, GM themed contest, top three "Overall" winners get a prize. Contest has many categories, winner of most points in all categories gets the final award. Ever seen on IGN, where they do the year-in review? That's what I want to see, GM'nized.

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Re: Second GMG Game Making Contest
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2008, 12:11:54 PM »
A war game, that leaves a lot of possibilities.

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Re: Second GMG Game Making Contest
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2008, 06:27:44 AM »
I'd love to create an Arcade game. I already have many ideas for that, but war wouldn't be too hard either.

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Re: Second GMG Game Making Contest
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2008, 07:47:45 AM »
An arcader would be a pleasant break from all these time consuming RPGs. ;) I started a gambling based board game a few weeks back to get a change from RPGs. I'm still working on it, but the engines for the gambling minigames are harder to make than I thought they'd be.
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Re: Second GMG Game Making Contest
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2008, 10:43:45 AM »
How about arcaders and board games? If Al releases version 4.0 before summer, with more sprites, board games would be a definite possibility.

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Re: Second GMG Game Making Contest
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2008, 04:44:28 PM »
Board games could be really cool.  Arcade sounds cool too.

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Re: Second GMG Game Making Contest
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2008, 04:13:38 AM »
I like it...

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Re: Second GMG Game Making Contest
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2008, 05:51:15 AM »
having a theme is kind of restrictive to creativity, an arcade game would be harder to make compared to a turn based game which might turn some people away

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Re: Second GMG Game Making Contest
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2008, 09:00:48 AM »
That's why Ghost suggested having two genres to choose from. Board games are turn based. :)
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Re: Second GMG Game Making Contest
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2008, 04:46:53 PM »
Yep, I think that there should be three themes. More variety = more awesomeness.