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Atelier

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MAGS May: "The Find" (CLOSED)
« on: 05 May 2012, 20:19 »
Topic: 'The Find'

Create a game revolving around the discovery of an object/thing.

Ideas to help you:

Ending 5/6/2012 (5th June, sorry for posting late!)



What is MAGS?

MAGS is a monthly competition for all amateur adventure game makers. The idea is to create a game in under a month, following the rules set by the previous winner. It aims to help you work to a deadline, improve your skills, or provide a kick-start into making adventure games. Regardless of skill, MAGS is for everyone. Voting is based on "favorite" games, and not the most artistic, or the best coded. If you have bad art skills, use it as a chance to do some graphic work. If you're sub-standard at coding, use it as a chance to give scripting a go. Ultimately, people will vote for the most enjoyable entry.

You may get help for the competition, although you must end up doing something yourself. You should however be warned that it proves difficult to organize a big team within thirty days. You are not allowed to use material already created before this competition. Your game must be completely new! Music and sound is an exception; you can use free material that is available to the public, if you wish. Modules and templates are also allowed. Please do not enter the competition with a rushed entry (a game created last minute). Sure, you can make a game and rush it - but don't do this just to win by default.

Entering MAGS is simple. First, conceptualise your game following the month's criteria (see top). Second, create your game fueled only by coffee. Third, finally, and most importantly, post your game here, including:

? A working download link.
? The title of your game.
? A suitable screenshot.

At the end of the month, the all-important voting will begin! This period usually lasts fifteen days. Should you win, along with announcing the next month's rules, your name and game will be immortalised in the MAGS Archive. Yet hopefully, at the end of the month, the accomplishment of finishing a game will be your greatest prize. For more information please visit the Official MAGS website.
« Last Edit: 05 Jun 2012, 13:37 by Atelier »

Jared

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #1 on: 07 May 2012, 07:26 »
I have an idea. But that's no guarantee of anything as a few other MAGS have proven...

Jonathan Wedge

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #2 on: 08 May 2012, 21:28 »
Maybe I forgot to post, I'm in this one.

Ghost

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #3 on: 09 May 2012, 12:39 »
Maybe I forgot to post, I'm in this one.

Ban lifted, then? I noticed your last MAGS entry was not even included in the voting, though the reason(s) may be different (ones). Could be useful to clear that up.

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yuppers.
« Last Edit: 10 May 2012, 03:27 by Ghost »

Atelier

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #4 on: 09 May 2012, 15:54 »
It's ok, icey and I made a deal :) Basically he can choose any of the 'ideas to help you' for the plot and it must be something other than PMQ/Final Fantasy. It's like a probationary period to show he can do something original, other than the usual stuff!

Jonathan Wedge

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #5 on: 09 May 2012, 19:50 »
I got you, absolutely new stuff.

Atelier

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #6 on: 19 May 2012, 13:09 »
Two weeks left. Is anybody there?

Charles

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #7 on: 19 May 2012, 14:22 »
I wasn't going to say anything because I'm not sure if I can complete this before the deadline, but since someone asked I'm working on something.

Bogdan

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #8 on: 20 May 2012, 15:41 »
Two weeks left. Is anybody there?

Indeed. I started a project week ago, so I am not sure if I can finish it in time. I'll do my best though.

EDIT: I'm too lazy to finish it in time. Sorry.
« Last Edit: 29 May 2012, 17:12 by Bogdan »

Ghost

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #9 on: 24 May 2012, 17:56 »
This is one of the most quiet MAGS threads ever! Jus' saying.  :(

Sane Co.

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #10 on: 24 May 2012, 19:29 »
NOW IT'S NOT!!!!!!!!!
Sorry, I just couldn't resist. :-D

Stupot

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #11 on: 24 May 2012, 20:21 »
Let's have some noooiise!


PS this is the best Magic Eye ever.

Charles

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #12 on: 25 May 2012, 01:33 »
My entry may not make it on the account of wisdom teeth. On a side note if anyone has anything stronger than a tylenol or ibuprofen or over-the-counter,  feel free to send it my way.  :-X

Jared

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #13 on: 25 May 2012, 01:39 »
I got a pretty strong idea now (yes, that's the third one, I know) thanks to an incredible first-ever free-writing session in which I've drawn up the whole game pretty much. I'll try and get it made now, if for nothing else than the simple fact that MAGS not getting an entry makes me all  :sad:

Atelier

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #14 on: 25 May 2012, 10:06 »
I got a pretty strong idea now (yes, that's the third one, I know) thanks to an incredible first-ever free-writing session in which I've drawn up the whole game pretty much. I'll try and get it made now, if for nothing else than the simple fact that MAGS not getting an entry makes me all  :sad:

Sweet. As far as I know icey is still entering too?

Ghost

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #15 on: 25 May 2012, 10:26 »
PS this is the best Magic Eye ever.

I see this:



On topic: I may have an idea too but it's too vague to enter yet. We shall see...
« Last Edit: 25 May 2012, 10:31 by Ghost »

Atelier

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #16 on: 30 May 2012, 11:33 »
Almost over :~(

Jared

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #17 on: 30 May 2012, 14:08 »
Well, few days. Don't know if I'll make but I'll still try. I haven't been in the best of health for, well, a long time now but I'd like to get it done..

Charles

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #18 on: 03 Jun 2012, 22:31 »
Yeah it just ain't happening, sorry guys. Imout.

Jared

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Re: MAGS May: "The Find" (OPEN)
« Reply #19 on: 04 Jun 2012, 11:35 »
Yeah, sorry, I definitely can't make it. First time I've tried using scanned graphics and it definitely wasn't a magic bullet. Probably the opposite in fact...