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MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (CLOSED)
« on: 06 Jul 2012, 18:30 »
Topic: 'Fairy Tale'

The theme for July is really simple: create a game based on an existing fairy tale. If you wish, you can put your own spin on a traditional plot, but the fairy tale must remain recognizable. Or, you could mash different fairy tales together.

(A lot of) Ideas to help you:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fairy_tales



Ending 6/8/2012



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: 21 Aug 2012, 12:19 by Atelier »

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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #1 on: 07 Jul 2012, 00:29 »
Hmm.. I might participate I wish it didn't take so much time to make something.
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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #2 on: 07 Jul 2012, 03:44 »
Dibs on The Empress's New Clothes:=
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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #3 on: 07 Jul 2012, 06:37 »
Dibs on The Empress's New Clothes:=
You better make this. My second brain will explode if you don't.

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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #4 on: 07 Jul 2012, 20:49 »
I might try some Cinderella
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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #5 on: 08 Jul 2012, 00:47 »
You better make this.

I'll see what I can do.  ;)
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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #6 on: 08 Jul 2012, 23:35 »
I might enter this one myself, spare-time permitting. I know that would be setting my own theme but I genuinely thought of it on the fly and in retrospect think it's a really fun theme. Does anybody mind?

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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #7 on: 09 Jul 2012, 00:02 »
Go ahead, says I. There *must* be some advantage of being the host! And it is a cool theme, open to so many interpretations! Red is envious!
« Last Edit: 09 Jul 2012, 00:07 by Ghost »

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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #8 on: 09 Jul 2012, 00:25 »
I don't mind. With the game I'm plotting out, I expect to push the limits of what's permissible in MAGS this month anyway. And besides, the winner is decided by vote. I trust that you haven't been working on a fairy tale themed game in secret for the last six years.  :=

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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #9 on: 09 Jul 2012, 13:05 »
I'm interested to see what would be an acceptable definition of a "fairy tale". Last night I started tinkering around with a certain idea in my head... Any good pixel artists free over the next couple of weeks please hit me up, as I have far too many other commitments right now to try and do any artwork myself.
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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #10 on: 10 Jul 2012, 09:18 »
I might do something small if my computer gets fixed in time. I'm thinking about doing one about one of the small fairy tale books i've got(there are all sorts of fairy tales in those: Turkish, Indian, Russian)

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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #11 on: 10 Jul 2012, 09:32 »
I'm interested to see what would be an acceptable definition of a "fairy tale". Last night I started tinkering around with a certain idea in my head... Any good pixel artists free over the next couple of weeks please hit me up, as I have far too many other commitments right now to try and do any artwork myself.

I might be able to do anything quick or easy.
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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #12 on: 10 Jul 2012, 17:29 »
I'm still new to AGS, so it may be a long time till I do one of these competitions--but I like the idea.

So, I thought I'd chip in my two bits on a fun idea...

Hey, any of you seen how Sonic did well in the Arabian Nights ("Sonic and the Secret Rings") or in Arthurian Legends ("Sonic and the Black Knight")?

It'd be SO cool if someone did a point and click Sonic AGS game with some sort of fairy tale theme.

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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #13 on: 10 Jul 2012, 18:28 »
I like the Sonic idea. But it would be even more interesting when someone woud make a game of some little known but interesting fairytale. In my opinion these classic cinderellas and other such fairy tales are boring. Might just be a matter of taste but I like Russian fairytales alot.

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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #14 on: 16 Jul 2012, 01:19 »
Hey guys,
Can "The Happy Prince" (Oscar Wilde) be considered a fairy tale? 'Cause I have an idea for a game about it but according to Wikipedia it's not. What do you think?

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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #15 on: 16 Jul 2012, 02:06 »
I wouldn't have a problem with it. The Happy Prince seems sufficiently "fairy tale-like" to me. Does anyone object to it?
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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #16 on: 16 Jul 2012, 02:19 »
It's definitely a tale told by a fairy...
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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #17 on: 16 Jul 2012, 02:42 »
Ok, thanks Ponch.

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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #18 on: 16 Jul 2012, 04:36 »
Ekeko: Woah. Don't take my word for it. You'd better PM Atelier. He's the guy who runs this thing. I can't imagine he would have a problem with it, but you might want to ask him, just to be safe.  :smiley:

Kweepa: You should be ashamed of yourself.  :=
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Re: MAGS July: "Fairy Tale" (OPEN)
« Reply #19 on: 16 Jul 2012, 12:06 »
Ekeko that sounds fine. I haven't picked a fairy tale for my game yet... is anybody else entering this month?