Author Topic: MAGS June: No Inventory Allowed (Winner announced)  (Read 4150 times)  Share 

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What is MAGS?
MAGS is a monthly competition for all amateur adventure game makers. The idea is to use AGS to create a game in under a month, following the rules set by the previous winner.

For more information please visit the Official MAGS website.

Why should I enter MAGS?
We're not here to tell you that you should enter MAGS, but merely allow it as a creative opportunity to help you work to a deadline, improve your skills, and generally as a good kick-start for the new comers.

MAGS is the perfect opportunity to make a game, and the wonderful prize is to announce the next month's rules, and all competitors get the game placed on the MAGS website.

MAGS is meant to be fun and is aimed at everyone, despite their skill. If you have poor art skills work on graphics, and vice-versa, as the voting is based on "favorite" games, and not the most artistic. You may get help for the competition, as long as you end up doing something yourself. You should however be warned that it should prove hard to organize a big team within 30 days.

You are not allowed to (re)use material already created before this competition, you game must be completely new! An exception goes for sounds and music where you can also use free material that is available to the public. Modules and templates are allowed.

Please do not just enter the competition with a rushed entry (a game created in just some hours)

This means that you can make a game and rush it, but don't do it to just win by default.


Voting:

PLAY THE GAMES! (The hyperlinks lead to the game file, not the voting page)

Tale by Calin Leafshade
Kitten Adventures by Tijne

Winner: Calin Leafshade

Voting ends on 16th of July (till the 15th you can vote!)

This MAGS has currently ended. If you want to make a game in 30 days, by a certain ruleset, your chance lies on the JULY MAGS


Topic: No Inventory Allowed
This month's guidelines were set by Ben304 and Calin Leafshade:

So no inventory system is allowed within the game.

Thread Rules:

1)  Comments are allowed at all times. Anyone can comment, critic and express his opinion about an entry, the MAGS, and the host's mother, without being obliged to hide it! As long as the critic isn't like "You suck", something more elaborate could be more useful because after all this is a test for all developers to see if they can really make a game within a month, therefore feedback is crucial. [/i]

2)  Participators are allowed to patch their games even while the voting but I should be informed via pm or here, and only IF the game has a serious bug that makes it crash. Due to the inability of keeping track of versions of the games, I've settled to this.

3) It would be wiser to add the game to the AGS database, so you can easily do changes to the game, while the voting is going on, without having to inform me at all.

So you can patch your game, if it crashes or if it can't be completed.

Have fun this month too!!
All games till the END OF JUNE.(Unless Extension is Given)


CHANGES
From the first of May, some changes will occur on the MAGS competition, hopefully for the best of developers and for the attraction of outsiders to this community.


MAGS A (January, March,May, July, September, November)

It starts on 1st and ends on 30/31st.

The winner sets up the theme of the next MAGS A
Voting and playing lasts whilst MAGS B is going on. (2 weeks each)

MAGS B (February, April, June, August, October, December)

It starts on 1st and ends on 28/29/30/31st.
The winner sets the theme of the next MAGS B.

Voting and playing lasts whilst MAGS A is going on. (2 weeks each)



The winner of this month if not deadly obvious from this post, will set the rules of August. MAGS A and MAGS B are just a way to clarify and indicate condition of the competitions.

To sum up, there will be constantly a 30 days game making month, and a 30 days voting and playing month for that, whilst on the second process another game making month of 30 days will overlap.

Summing up: Every month one new game making month round, one game voting month round.
« Last Edit: 16 Jul 2010, 08:37 by Dualnames »
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Bulbapuck

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I just got an idea!
I'll try to join this :)
Betrayal, a game I made for the OROW 8 competition.
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By "inventory system" do you mean an inventory window - or every other form of inventory (for example, the game just checks if the player has an item when you interact with it)?

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I don't mean anything, but from what I can tell, is that no inventory. Or anything that resembles an inventory screen.
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Calin Leafshade

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I guess 'inventory' implies a space for multiple items.. a character could hold *one* item and have no need for an inventory..

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An example of a game without inventory:  Loom
Or it could just simply be like Heed or !, where you only interact with the room.

Dualnames

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Make a platform or a non-adventure game fools!
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Iceboty V7000a

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An example of a game without inventory:  Loom

Well, there is a spell book (but you're not required to) that you can pick up and use it for future reference so it's like the whole game contains only one inventory items.

Note that the example Calin mentioned doesn't apply here since that 1-item deal usually means you're holding that item in your hand, without putting it in your (bottomless) pocket, but in Loom there is actually another item that you must pick up and hold in your hand, which is the distaff, making the book an inventory item.

Ryan Timoothy

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Hmm, I totally don't remember there being a spell book.  I must not have ever picked it up when I was younger.  I believe I used to just remember the colors of the spells each time.

Iceboty V7000a

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After checking it again I think the book could not be picked up, sorry for the confusion. (FYI The book is in the dying room.)

Radiant

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I guess 'inventory' implies a space for multiple items.. a character could hold *one* item and have no need for an inventory..
So Quest For Yrolg would qualify? Or Weird Dreams? Or Mixed Up Mother Goose?

Make a platform or a non-adventure game fools!
Perhaps I would :)

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I'd hate to post in a MAGS thread for the third month in a row saying that I *might* do something only to have nothing emerge again, but I *did* start a game, by coincidence, that featured no inventory items. This should be quite do-able...

Dualnames

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Someone asked me to do some art for his MAGS entry, I know I won't cheat, cause if I had AGS footballer would have the last MAGS, so it's not defined in the rules, but I might be able to have some fun, so would you object? Would you vote for that game? or would you disregard cause you think its cheat?
No more military army stuff. I'm alive and back.

Ascovel

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Would you vote for that game? or would you disregard cause you think its cheat?

For all we know all MAGS winners are hand-picked by you, so it makes no difference. ;)

Balls, I'm too busy making a text adventure in Inform 6. With lots of inventory items.

tzachs

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Someone asked me to do some art for his MAGS entry, I know I won't cheat, cause if I had AGS footballer would have the last MAGS, so it's not defined in the rules, but I might be able to have some fun, so would you object? Would you vote for that game? or would you disregard cause you think its cheat?
I would have forgiven you, had you cheated on the previous MAGS...

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Make a platform or a non-adventure game fools!

An arcade game? Now that's something I can do! I'm in! :D
¿Te sientes intimidado por mi bigote? Bien.

Dualnames

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So much interested in this month's competition I'm crying from joy, some days left people, start wrapping up your entries. :D
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Bulbapuck

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Well I'm out :(

I started, but got sidelined by another project. Hopefully I'll finish it someday.
Betrayal, a game I made for the OROW 8 competition.
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evenwolf

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Pardon , but is there one that ends tomorrow?   June 30th?   the first post somewhat confused me.
"I drink a thousand shipwrecks.'"

I'd also like to know which second the "last possible second" is?  :D

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I must admit that the subject title might have been a bit confusing, but there's one every month. So from the 1st of the month until the 28/29/30/31st of the month (depending on the month). Since June has 30 days, tomorrow is the last one.

The last second of June is 23:59.59 so.....  ;D
I believe GMT is the timezone.
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I will enter!

I havent done anything at all yet but god help me i will enter!

There's a trophy comin' my way baby..

I am moving in 24 hours and still need to pack, but Calin needs competition and mags needs entries... If it means it is only an hour game, then it's an hour game, but something will get made!
The only person in favour of the mobs seems to be IndieBoy.. but he's scottish so we dont listen to him anyway.

I have an entry I'll be posting at the last possible second... about 20ish hours, I think? :D

Calin Leafshade

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YES! bring it on!

look on my works, ye mighty and despair!

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On a serious note, extensions are always there. Though it's either no extension at all or till Saturday, if you guys want it. I also have something ready (apparently not for the competition, just a little something I made), but I may not manage to wrap it up.

Tijne: If you need an extension f%^& the rest, and ask for it. :D

Rest: Take a joke lightly this once damnit!
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Calin Leafshade

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I will beat you too dualnames!

I WILL BEAT YOU ALL!

I would like an extension :P It means I might make something playable.
The only person in favour of the mobs seems to be IndieBoy.. but he's scottish so we dont listen to him anyway.

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I will beat you too dualnames!

I WILL BEAT YOU ALL!

Ok, Cal, I think you elaborated that. :D

I would like an extension :P It means I might make something playable.

Calin will still beat you One for an extension.
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Calin Leafshade

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I DO NOT NEED YOUR PUNY EXTENSION!

(I may possibly need a puny extension)

Err..
I don't really need an extension...
My entry's been done for a few days, I'm just reluctant to release it early incase there's something I want to change/fix....

:D

EDIT: Actually I may as well just post it now.

Link to Database

Download Link


DESCRIPTION: On a deep blue day, as the dawn began to approach, little Ruby awoke
to an empty house. There was no waft of tuna in the air to fill her
nose. There was no blair of music nor crackle of television, nor even a
hint of sizzling bacon to perk her ears. There was only silence, and a
stale smell of burned rubber. Something was wrong. She was alone.

Help this poor lost kitten traverse across great obstacles, battle against vicious creatures, and discover what happened to her owner.
« Last Edit: 30 Jun 2010, 07:58 by Tijne »

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Okay, extension given. The competition will end in exactly 48 hours (give or take).

EDIT: Game added in the MAGS database.
« Last Edit: 01 Jul 2010, 00:22 by Dualnames »
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evenwolf

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Re: MAGS June: No Inventory Allowed (Extension given!)
« Reply #33 on: 01 Jul 2010, 02:52 »
Great Scott!   I have a couple rooms done, decided I would save it for later.   BUT MAYBE!  Just maybe I will make this happen!
« Last Edit: 01 Jul 2010, 02:56 by evenwolf »
"I drink a thousand shipwrecks.'"

Calin Leafshade

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Re: MAGS June: No Inventory Allowed (Extension given!)
« Reply #34 on: 01 Jul 2010, 02:53 »
Go evenwolf!

You must join us in battle!

Calin Leafshade

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Re: MAGS June: No Inventory Allowed (Extension given!)
« Reply #35 on: 02 Jul 2010, 20:29 »
ARGGHH GO LEAFSHADE!!!

EDIT: With 7 minutes to spare:

http://www.thethoughtradar.com/AGS/Tale.zip

I would guess there are lots of typos and it can probably crash.. Have fun!
« Last Edit: 02 Jul 2010, 23:53 by Calin Leafshade »

Re: MAGS June: No Inventory Allowed (Extension given!)
« Reply #36 on: 03 Jul 2010, 08:08 »
great little gamie Calin
kinda liked that mini style :)
reminds me Duty and Beyond by Mordalles

Dualnames

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Re: MAGS June: No Inventory Allowed (Extension given!)
« Reply #37 on: 03 Jul 2010, 10:44 »
Added game at the database as well.

EDIT: Closing competition.

Okay, so it ends here! Not yet though participants. The voting round commences!

Voting:

Please vote only once and be sure to have played all games before sending your voice!
Good luck to all participants!

For voting please visit the MAGS site

PLAY THE GAMES! (The hyperlinks lead to the game file, not the voting page)

Tale by Calin Leafshade
Kitten Adventures by Tijne

Voting ends on 16th of July (till the 15th you can vote!)
« Last Edit: 10 Jul 2010, 22:16 by Dualnames »
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Wonkyth

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Re: MAGS June: No Inventory Allowed (Voting Round Has Begun)
« Reply #38 on: 05 Jul 2010, 14:49 »
Played both beuaueuauetiful games, but The Ever-Beginning Tale wins my vote. Just my kind of humor.  :D
Still loved the platformer, though.
"But with a ninja on your face, you live longer!"

Dualnames

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Re: MAGS June: No Inventory Allowed (Voting Round Has Begun)
« Reply #39 on: 10 Jul 2010, 21:17 »
Vote biaaatches!!

Seriously Vote, I can't announce a winner as it is now.
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Victor6

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Re: MAGS June: No Inventory Allowed (Voting Round Has Begun)
« Reply #40 on: 10 Jul 2010, 21:23 »
Seriously Vote, I can't announce a winner as it is now.

Is anyone else getting that 'service unavailable' message from the mags site?

Dualnames

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Re: MAGS June: No Inventory Allowed (Voting Round Has Begun)
« Reply #41 on: 10 Jul 2010, 22:17 »
http://www.mags-competition.tk/

Surprisingly the other link died. Not sure if its permanent or anything.
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Dualnames

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Re: MAGS June: No Inventory Allowed (Voting Round Has Begun)
« Reply #42 on: 14 Jul 2010, 21:17 »
Calin Leafshade, I won't pm you again. You know the drill. Rules in 14 days. Congrats on a new forum and MAGS record. Calin along with ProgZ and Tijne being the only ones to have won two interlaced MAGS.

Tijne, don't be sad, you're my favorite MAGS entree.  ;)
« Last Edit: 16 Jul 2010, 10:07 by Dualnames »
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Arj0n

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Re: MAGS June: No Inventory Allowed (Winner announced)
« Reply #43 on: 16 Jul 2010, 14:43 »
Congrats Calin.

I voted Tijne cause I really like platform games and it was a surprise to see a platform game in the mags compo.
And one that worked pretty well.  ;)

tzachs

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Re: MAGS June: No Inventory Allowed (Winner announced)
« Reply #44 on: 16 Jul 2010, 15:01 »
Congrats from me too Calin!

I must say that I enjoyed both games, Tijne's game was a really brilliant effort with some good gameplay.

Calin's game was really funny (I especially liked the solution to the "get cat out of tree" puzzle).

Interestingly enough, had I not known the rules in advance, I could have sworn the theme in this month was cats...

DrWhite

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Re: MAGS June: No Inventory Allowed (Winner announced)
« Reply #45 on: 16 Jul 2010, 16:00 »
Congrats Calin, your entry was indeed superb. Great style, nice puzzles.

Re: MAGS June: No Inventory Allowed (Voting Round Has Begun)
« Reply #46 on: 17 Jul 2010, 05:58 »
I preferred Calin's entree myself, I thought it was hilarious. :D
I was absolutely amazed at what he could do in such a sort time.