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MAGS March: Gone forever?
« on: 02 Mar 2007, 16:07 »
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 (a.k.a n00bies).

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 "favourite" games, and not the most artistic, you may get help for the competiton, but should try not get anyone else to do any part of the game for you.

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.

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These rules are kind of a mix out of the suggestions of the previous winners Akatosh and FSi. Hoping for some creative entries...

Topic: Gone forever?

The game should proof that "something" is actually gone forever or still exists. The definition of "something" is up to you. For example think of aliens, of special communities in history, of vinyl discs, ... there is a lot of things you could come up with. As said these are just examples! You can also go for "something" different. People are also allowed (think of Elvis).

Each entry must:
- feature the former existance in a cutscene at the beginning of the game (maybe a flashback of earlier times, ...).
- make use of an inventory item that is related to that "something" (eg. extraterrestrial plant for aliens, blue suede shoes for Elvis, ... - be creative).
- have at least 3 different locations. Many rooms in one house and the garden of that house would still be one location! So they really need to be completely different.

At least one of these sentences should show up in a dialog:
- "No, we have no bananas!"
- "Vodka? Better have some juice!"
- "Hey, this is not about religion!"

That's it. No other restrictions.
 
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All games need to be in by March 26th.

Please post a download link of your game entry to this thread, best with a screenshot. Thanks and good luck.
Klaus Schlichter | weblog | newswall

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Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #1 on: 04 Mar 2007, 19:08 »
This sounds interesting!

Might make a small entry for this one :P
Will see what time I got....


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Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #2 on: 05 Mar 2007, 13:58 »
So the something can be a ficticious person? As in a character i create. I am thinking of a war story where a resistance leader, of my own fabrication is thought to have died, but it is revealed that he is still alive, and there is a rescue attempt.
I am Jean-Pierre.

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Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #3 on: 05 Mar 2007, 17:46 »
Hm... if I am only partly responsible for the rules, may I enter?

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Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #4 on: 05 Mar 2007, 18:48 »
I'm pretty sure you can enter even if you're entirely responsible for the rules. Wretched did so more than once and won a grand slam as a result.

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Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #5 on: 05 Mar 2007, 20:26 »
And this time, I WILL finish my entry .. hopefully.  :P

Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #6 on: 05 Mar 2007, 20:46 »
So the something can be a ficticious person?
Yes it can... Your idea sounds interesting so got for it :)

Hm... if I am only partly responsible for the rules, may I enter?
Just like Erenan already said: You can even enter if it would (completely) be your own rules. No problem.
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Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #7 on: 05 Mar 2007, 23:24 »
Ahh, excellent. I'm sure it will please many if i complete this game.
I am Jean-Pierre.

Akatosh

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Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #8 on: 06 Mar 2007, 12:42 »
So... I might enter. Probably with "Democracy Quest"... hehehe...

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Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #9 on: 21 Mar 2007, 18:07 »
Here is my entry, Ray's Rods, Thanks.

http://tarantulasoup.googlepages.com/

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Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #10 on: 21 Mar 2007, 18:38 »
Hmm, looking very unlikely i will finish this on time.
I am Jean-Pierre.

Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #11 on: 21 Mar 2007, 18:41 »
Here is mine,
Encounters of the Closest Kind

Enjoy



http://fruitstripeape.googlepages.com

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Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #12 on: 22 Mar 2007, 16:05 »
when does this end so I can plan if I still will enter?

Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #13 on: 22 Mar 2007, 16:15 »
when does this end so I can plan if I still will enter?

Just as it is written in the very first post:
All games need to be in by March 26th.
To be more detailed it will be in the evening of 26th (about this hour)...
Klaus Schlichter | weblog | newswall

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Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #14 on: 22 Mar 2007, 17:00 »
omg! sorry , how could I have missed that? hmmm I will have to hurry but I might pull of a small game.

Akatosh

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    • Akatosh worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
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    • Akatosh worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #15 on: 22 Mar 2007, 17:16 »
I won't this time  :'(

Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #16 on: 23 Mar 2007, 14:33 »
You know that the rules for this one have been out for over 2 weeks.
Why does everyone act like they haven't seen guidelines yet?
IT'S been up for over 2 weeks.

Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #17 on: 25 Mar 2007, 19:47 »
Ladies and gentlemen, time is up: Please submit your entries within the next 24 hours (see timestamp of this post) if you want to enter the competition...
Klaus Schlichter | weblog | newswall

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Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #18 on: 25 Mar 2007, 19:57 »
24 hours? Sjees, you were thinking 'let's give Gamer_V a deadline'?  :P

Re: MAGS March: Gone forever?
« Reply #19 on: 25 Mar 2007, 20:57 »
24 hours? Sjees, you were thinking 'let's give Gamer_V a deadline'?  :P
Well, actually it's just a repetition of the deadline announcement from March 22nd... with 3 additional hours.
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