Three months ago we held a quite successful "one room game" competition.
Enough people seem to be interested now to start the second. Some people who may want to take part are away for Brittens for the next week, so the competition will start once Brittens is over, on the 8th of July.
Deadline for game entries: Sat 16 Jul 2005, 00:00 GMT.
Extra rules:There are no additional rules, I was just playing with you!
Rules are as follows:
Entries must -
have just one playable room/location.
be adventure games.
They may -
use content from any source, including pre-made.
have cut scenes, menus or limited controlled sequences outside the main room.
You should work alone, but if you need help with an area of the game (art, music...) you can find one other person to work with.
Some examples of "one room games" that would be allowed are 6 Day Assassin and Little Jonny Evil.
Entries will be submitted anonymously. When a game is completed, its creator must contact me by PM with a download link (or to organise some other way of my receiving the game files). I will then temporarily host the game on my own site, and announce the game's release on the forums. This is to guarantee each game is voted on due to its own merit, not simply because of the names attached. Because of this, game entries can not include the game creator's name or company name anywhere. All names will be disclosed once voting has ended.
The winner will be decided by public vote once the competition ends. Voters will give each game a score out of 5. Voters will be expected to have played, and to vote on, at least half of all games entered. However, of course, playing them all is preferable.
The competition will start on Friday the 8th of July, to give people a chance to read this announcement. You should not start making your game until then. Even if you think you have no chance of winning, you're encouraged to enter - it's as much a forum activity as a contest.
Absolutely no information about your game should be shared with anyone until the competition and voting has ended. Please reply to this post if you intend to take part, but don't give any idea of what your game will be about.
By a room, we do not necessarily mean one crm file. If you want to use other rooms for effects such as time passing, changes in the style of the room, minigames such as the sniper mode in 6DA etc, that's fine but the bulk of the game should be centered around one location.
Check the previous OROW contest entries to get an idea of what you can do in a week. Just be creative, think small, and confine it to one physical, walkable-aroundable room/location.ENTRIES AVAILABLE HERE.WINNERS ANNOUNCED HERE.