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  • RPGM3 Contest: Field of Dreams (Deadline Extended to 2/24)

    One map. Four weeks. Complete freedom.
    It's time to make your dreams come true.


    Welcome to the Field of Dreams contest for RPG Maker 3. Your goal is simple: make a single Field Map that will make our jaws drop. How you pull that off is up to you. If your creation is impressive enough, you'll score some nice prizes and serious bragging rights.



    Judges and Scoring:

    The Contest Judges are:
    * Wavelength (Blueshift14@yahoo.com)--Contest Coordinator
    * Obright (BCtimebandit@earthlink.net)
    * JPS (JStaples@highspeedlink.net)


    Please submit your map to all three judges via email, and either post in this topic or PM each judge to let us know you've submitted an entry. If you don't have access to a Max Drive, we will now allow a submission by mail. Click here for more information.

    The contest deadline is Sunday, February 24 (at 11:59pm PST).

    Each judge will spend 15-30 minutes with your map, and rate it in the following four categories. The map with the highest aggregate score (average of all three judges' scores) will win.

    40% for Aesthetics: Are we impressed by your map's visual appeal as we traverse it? Does it create a sense of place? Sheer quality and artistic direction are both important.

    30% for Wanderlust: Do we enjoy exploring and (if applicable) interacting with your map? Is it a joy to explore? If we were to spend a long time with this map, would it continue to inspire intrigue/wonder/excitement?

    20% for Originality: Does your map do something different or better than RPGM maps we've seen in the past? And more importantly, do these unique touches add to the map's overall quality?

    10% for Technical: Can we (easily) get everywhere on the map that we should be able to? Is your coding completely bug-free? Did you follow every contest rule? Avoid making mistakes and you'll earn full points in this category.

    Judges reserve the right to deduct further points for major violations of contest rules.



    Contest Rules:

    SUBMISSIONS--Please submit your map on its own file--nothing that's unrelated to your map should be on the file. If you can't accomodate this due to memory card constraints, that's okay, but make sure you clearly let us know which map we are judging. Remember to submit the file to all three judges, and please use Slot 3 if possible.

    WE WILL POST STUFF--Obright has kindly offered to take screenshots of every entry which we will post alongside each review. Also, we plan to post each game file so that Pavvies can download and experience your map for themselves. If you don't want us to post the map, let us know when you enter.

    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY--Entrants retain possession over all intellectual property involved in map-making. Do not use other peoples' maps in your games without their explicit permission!!!

    TWO ENTRIES PER PERSON--You may enter up to two maps in this contest. They must be on separate files. Your score will be the higher of the two maps' scores (that is, entering a second map cannot hurt you).

    ORIGINAL WORK--The map must be created solely by you, the entrant. You cannot use a map that has already been released as part of a demo or full game, and you cannot create your map by starting from an already-released map (or from any Default Maps). You may use a map that you started working on before this contest was announced, so long as it hasn't been released.

    WE WILL TALK--Judges will discuss contest entries with each other during the judging phase in order to give everyone a fair shake--we want to make sure none of us miss something cool, for example, that we shouldn't have missed.

    NO BATTLES--Do not include any battles on your map, whether Random or Event.

    ONE MAP--Remember, the map we're judging must be a Field Map made in RPG Maker 3. Your map should not lead into other parts of your game, nor should it include any game-related plot. It should consist be one Field Map, not a combination of several. However, there are exceptions...

    * "Sub-Maps"--You can use "sub-maps" created in any editor (Dungeon, Town, or Field) in order to enhance your main (judged) map. For example, you might have a cave opening or an island on your main map--you can warp the player to a SMALL cave or island created using the Dungeon Editor or another Field Map in order to "flesh out" your main map. Sub-Maps must be clearly subordinate to your main map and shouldn't take more than a minute to explore. Going overboard could lead to a deduction.

    * Coding--Feel free to use any event model, event scripting, or decoration that pleases you. Perhaps you want a rainbow to appear automatically at a certain time of the day, or allow the player to examine a stone wall to read the text carved onto it. Remember that it cannot include any per-se plot, and shouldn't include anything like a difficult puzzle that would impede our progress in judging your entry.



    Prizes:

    The winning mapmaker will receive a $25 gift card to any venue of their choice. If you have no preference or I can't obtain a gift card for that place, I'll buy you a $25 gift card to GameStop. (In order to qualify for this, there must be at least four entrants and the winning map's average score must be at least 75%.)

    The top three mapmakers will also receive a Pavilion-related prize. I can't say anything else at this time, except that it has no monetary value but it's something you'll definitely want.

    And of course, showing well in this contest is not only a testament to your skill as a creator, but great promotion for your games.



    Questions?

    Feel free to post them right here or PM Wavelength.
    Last edited by Wavelength; 02-17-2008, 01:10 AM. Reason: Deadline Extension & Mail Option


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    Re: RPGM3 Contest: Field of Dreams

    So you want us to tell if we're enterying? Well I'm entering.

    Two Maps you say. Something never seen in an RPGM3 map? Well in that case I'm entering my little demo map I made for Holy-Chaos. That map hasn't been seen yet so it should be good right?

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    • #3
      Re: RPGM3 Contest: Field of Dreams

      As long as the community hasn't seen your map yet, you're allowed to enter it, Lausen. But you'll mostly likely need to make some modifications--remember to follow the "no plot" rules and the like.


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      • #4
        Re: RPGM3 Contest: Field of Dreams

        If only I had a max drive. To bad I couldn't mail you guys my memory card.

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        • #5
          Re: RPGM3 Contest: Field of Dreams

          Wow, way to go! Finally up!
          Screenshot Let's Plays

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          • #6
            Re: RPGM3 Contest: Field of Dreams

            Just wanted to point out that I added a rule "No Battles." Your map should not contain any Random or Event battles.

            I think this should have been rather obvious, but I wanted to make sure everyone was clear about it.


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            • #7
              Re: RPGM3 Contest: Field of Dreams

              I was wondering if there is a preference as to which character model should be used for traversing the map, or do the judges just create their own character on their own? As everyone knows, some of the models are just extremely slow.

              Also, just out of curiosity, how many sub-maps are allowed? (I know that they must only take one minute each to explore)
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              • #8
                Re: RPGM3 Contest: Field of Dreams

                Im assuming(not for a fact) that the main character doesnt matter and would not be counted against you(I prefer the chicken, due to its extremely fast movement)

                And Im also assuming that you can have as many submaps as you want.

                I would wait until Obright and Wave verify this before I actually do it though

                Here I come Pav, like the Kool-Aid man barging into a funeral! Oh yeah!

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                • #9
                  Re: RPGM3 Contest: Field of Dreams

                  Use whichever character model you please.


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                  • #10
                    Re: RPGM3 Contest: Field of Dreams

                    Originally posted by Wavelength View Post
                    Use whichever character model you please.
                    You didnt answer the submap question

                    Here I come Pav, like the Kool-Aid man barging into a funeral! Oh yeah!

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                    • #11
                      Re: RPGM3 Contest: Field of Dreams

                      Originally posted by Wavelength View Post
                      Use whichever character model you please.
                      Okay, that's cool.

                      And regarding the submaps, I'd like to have one small field submap, and one small area inside of a town (as a submap). I was just wondering if that was overstepping the bounds of what is considered acceptable?
                      That's all. Thanks.
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                      • #12
                        Re: RPGM3 Contest: Field of Dreams

                        Originally posted by Pagerron View Post
                        Okay, that's cool.

                        And regarding the submaps, I'd like to have one small field submap, and one small area inside of a town (as a submap). I was just wondering if that was overstepping the bounds of what is considered acceptable?
                        That's all. Thanks.
                        Pleased to see you're gonna enter

                        The submaps (both Field and Town) will probably be fine. We all judge it slightly differently, but the way I see it, if there's a reason the submap is there, and it doesn't take much more than a minute to explore, you're fine.
                        Last edited by Wavelength; 02-05-2008, 11:16 PM.


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                        • #13
                          Re: RPGM3 Contest: Field of Dreams

                          Okay cool. Yeah, it's kind of nice to have a little side project to work on since I'm taking a little break from my game right now.

                          Thanks
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                          • #14
                            Re: RPGM3 Contest: Field of Dreams

                            Cool, I like the idea of a contest. I'd like to try provided I manage to get a max drive and finish the map on time.

                            -Apples

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                            • #15
                              Re: RPGM3 Contest: Field of Dreams (Deadline Extended to 2/24)

                              Just in case anyone didn't notice, the Deadline has been extended by six days, and we are now allowing you to submit your Map by mail, so it's no longer a problem if you don't have a Max Drive. Click here for more information on this.


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