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 LeafshadeKitten Adventures by TijneWinner:
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)
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.
(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.