NAM's VX Challenge

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    NAM's VX Challenge

    Alright Kiddos, this is a very simple challenge, obviously to be done with RMVX.

    Rules
    • You may only use the RTP Resources: That means no custom scripts, sprites, or tiles.  Eventing is fine.  CUSTOM TITLE SCREENS ARE FINE.  If it wasn't installed with the RTP, it's out of bounds.
    • You -are- allowed to use this script, as it fixes the mistake enterbrain made with variables.
    • You ARE allowed to move RTP resources into different folders (such as a face set to the pictures folder) as long as you do not modify it.
    • You have 15 days from the time you sign up, to finish your game.
    • You must submit a non-encrypted version of your game to the judges, but may submit an encrypted version for the public.
    • Limit 1 member per team
    • To submit your game, PM a link to me, and I will distribute it to the judges.  After the voting ends you are free to post a project thread of your own

    Judging
    • Each judge is to play each game to completion, or to the point where they feel that they can adequately grade the game
    • They are then to grade the game in the following categories (grade from 0 to 10):
      -- Mapping Skill (how well they were able to use the default tileset)
      -- Concept Originality (how fresh and new the game's story and/or mechanics were)
      -- Execution (how well the game was delivered and how smoothly it played)
      -- Fun Factor (was it fun?)
    • The scores from all judges will be averaged to determine the game's final score
    • If desired, the judge can write a review (of any desired length) to help explain their assessment.
    • Judges are not to conspire with each other, or talk to each other about a game or games until the judging has been completed

    Simple enough right?  15 days, RTP only.  No gathering special resources or anything, just trying to make a killer game with what you have available right from the get-go.  With the exception of a custom title screen, should you choose to use one.
    It can be any sort of game, as long as no scripting goes into it other than the default scripts.

    STOP ASKING IF I WILL BEND THE RTP-ONLY RULE, I WILL NOT, THIS IS AN RTP ONLY CHALLENGE, BENDING THAT RULE DEFEATS THE PURPOSE.

    Signups ARE CLOSED, NO EXCEPTIONS

    Contestants
    • MrMoo (RMRK) - March 18th
    • Chaze007 (CP) - March 18th
    • Revo (RMRK) - March 20th
    • GuardianAngelX72 (CP) - March 19th
    • HowlingWinds (RMRK) - March 19th
    • Bayard Zylos (RMRK) - March 20th
    • Modern Algebra (RMRK) - March 20th
    • Zeichwolf (RMRK) - March 22nd
    • Nessiah (RMRK) - March 20th
    • Ocean (RMRK) - March 21st
    • Knight Rider (RMRK) - March 22nd
    • Susys (CP) - March 21st
    • Starfyre (RMRK) - March 24th
    • Kingmunkey (CP) - March 24th
    • Wolfram77 (RMRK) - March 25th

    Judges
    • Landith (CP)
    • game_guy (CP)
    • Nightwolf (RMRK)
    • Blizzard (CP)
    • Irockman1 (RMRK)

    Prizes
    • 1st : 1st place signature/profile badge, and (pick one) either a free commission, or a simple script (complexity of script subject to interpretation and analysis by NAMKCOR)
    • 2nd : a 2nd place signature/profile badge
    • 3rd : a 3rd place signature/profile badge

    For Dropping out, you get this consolation prize!
    Spoiler for:

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    AND ALL THE SCORES ARE IN AND TALLIED

    In first place:
    Mapping - 8.6
    Originality - 7.6
    Execution - 8
    Fun - 8.2
    Overall - 8.1
    Spoiler for:
    Ocean

    In second place:
    Mapping - 6.6
    Originality - 7.6
    Execution - 7.4
    Fun - 7.8
    Overall - 7.35
    Spoiler for:
    Zylos

    In third place:
    Mapping - 7.2
    Originality - 8.5
    Execution - 5.9
    Fun - 5.8
    Overall - 6.85
    Spoiler for:
    MrMoo

    And in last place:
    Mapping - 4.6
    Originality - 5
    Execution - 5.3
    Fun - 5
    Overall - 4.95
    Spoiler for:
    Kingmunkey

    I can't script right now due to no RMXP, but I can do art commission if that's the desired prize.  Gratz people.
    « Last Edit: April 06, 2009, 10:22:19 PM by NAMKCOR »

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    So, let me get this straight. You have 15 days from the time you sign up and not 15 days from March 10th?

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    So, let me get this straight. You have 15 days from the time you sign up and not 15 days from March 10th?

    start now - sign up march 10th
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    So, let me get this straight. You have 15 days from the time you sign up and not 15 days from March 10th?

    if you sign up today, it's due the 18th.
    if you sign up tomorrow, it's due the 19th.
    if you sign up two days from now, it's due the 20th.
    etc...

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    I'm in. This'll probably put some motivation back into my RPG making.


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    So, let me get this straight. You have 15 days from the time you sign up and not 15 days from March 10th?

    start now - sign up march 10th

    ^ This.

    I'm actually slightly interested. But you really should make the entries close at... say the 20th? Instead of 15 days from signup, just so everyone has an even playing field.
    I'm much too lazy to put an actual signature here.

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    He said signups close on the 10th.

    I'm interested, but first I have to clear off my own schedule of projects.




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    I'm actually slightly interested. But you really should make the entries close at... say the 20th? Instead of 15 days from signup, just so everyone has an even playing field.

    you joining then?

    also it is an even playing field, if I had entries just close on the 20th, then what about the people who saw it late?

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    I'll join, but I won't be actually starting until tomorrow. I won't be at my computer today. It might help me get back into working with RPG Maker. I've been ignoring it for the past few months. >.>

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    ok, then your time starts tomorrow.

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    I'm in, and I'll start today.

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    a side note, someone brought up 'special' resources that apparently come with VX but aren't installed with the RTP.

    The rule is: if it's not installed with the RTP, you can't use it.  Only exception is the title screen.  So these 'special' resources aren't legal.

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    What about the Game_Interpreter fix so that variables can be used properly? Anyway, I'm in, but I won't start until tomorrow. Also, I take it that I can't write any scripts specifically for this challenge, but is it possible to write major event systems for this challenge? Or are they too off-limits?

    For said event systems, would it be allowed to create pictures to be used? For picture eventing, for instance. This is really only a very minor task.

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    The challenge is for you to do it entirely with events and no outside resources or scripting, aside from the script command for events. Anything that you can do with the game alone (without opening the script editor), is fair ground. But the event picture would be a no no, otherwise I myself would try something too. However, you do make a good point about the variable fix. That is a needed script due to an error on Enterbrain's part. That should be the only exception to the rule of no scripts.

    Also, count me in too, starting tomorrow.




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    What about the Game_Interpreter fix so that variables can be used properly?

    I wasn't aware of that, please link to it so I can add it to the main post as an exception.

    For said event systems, would it be allowed to create pictures to be used? For picture eventing, for instance. This is really only a very minor task.

    did those pictures come installed with the RTP?

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    http://rmrk.net/index.php/topic,25243.0.html

    And no, that's why I asked if they could be created :( Though, they kind of would, since it would just be extending the default windowskin and then making words... but I get it, I won't do any picture eventing. That being said, can you use as pictures, graphics that do come with VX. In other words, could I import say, one of the faces from the Faces folder, into the pictures folder and use it with Show Picture? or is that too off-limits?

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    I think it's pretty much no importing at ALL. When you send the game, you don't really send anything but the data files.




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    http://rmrk.net/index.php/topic,25243.0.html

    And no, that's why I asked if they could be created :( Though, they kind of would, since it would just be extending the default windowskin and then making words... but I get it, I won't do any picture eventing. That being said, can you use as pictures, graphics that do come with VX. In other words, could I import say, one of the faces from the Faces folder, into the pictures folder and use it with Show Picture? or is that too off-limits?

    yes, you are allowed to do that, as you are not directly modifying the resources, just the location that they are placed.

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    I suppose I'll give it a shot, but I'm not starting until this Sunday when I'm back at college. Three papers and a quiz to study for over my Spring Break is anything but fair. =_=;

    But yeah, count me in starting the 8th.

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    I suppose I'll give it a shot, but I'm not starting until this Sunday when I'm back at college. Three papers and a quiz to study for over my Spring Break is anything but fair. =_=;

    But yeah, count me in starting the 8th.

    yours is due the 22nd.

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    Just to make sure, Database changes are okay, right? It would seem kinda odd if you couldn't do that, but I'd rather ask first so I don't screw up.

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    Just to make sure, Database changes are okay, right? It would seem kinda odd if you couldn't do that, but I'd rather ask first so I don't screw up.

    database changes are fine, that doesn't count as modifying RTP resources.

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    Alright, I'm joining, fufufu


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    Just remembered something I was going to ask. Is there a minimum/maximum gameplay time limit?

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    Just remembered something I was going to ask. Is there a minimum/maximum gameplay time limit?

    no, short games are fine, but if it's short without reason to be so (an interesting system, or etc...) then I'd think judges would dock points.

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