Though it may come as a surprise to some of you, I grew up in a rural southern town with not a lot to going on. As a teenager I once described it as “you see a cow, a horse, a fence, and a barn, and you’ve seen the whole county.” To be fair, there were also chicken houses. Those things really smell by the way.
But one time of year I will always remember was the fall festival! Yes, it pretty much is how you imagine it… though probably a bit smaller, because honestly we really were that tiny. There was a parade that started near where I lived. They lined the horses up in a field next to my house. Unfortunately, this meant I was stepping in things for months afterwords when I went through that field, but hey, horses are cool. The parade ended at the chamber of commerce, where tons of little stands were set up to get your face painted, or buy those little popper things you throw at the ground (or really each other, we were kids, of course we threw them at each other). There was even live music. That I generally hated, because even with my background, I’ve never been too folksy.
So with this time of year coming around again, I don’t really have a Fall Festival to go to. I’ve moved into a small city, and this time of year is more for going to wacky halloween parties than Festivals. So let’s bring the Fall Festivals to the internet!
You have a little over 3 weeks. The contest deadline for submissions is the end of November 7th at Midnight GMT. There are only six rules:
- You must make a game (I.E. there must be some kind of gameplay)
- It must be between 15 minutes and 1 hour long.
- It must have a Fall Festival theme.
- It must be made in RPG Maker XP, VX, VX Ace, or Lite
- It CANNOT be a turn based RPG. It can be action, minigame, or even a visual novel, it just cannot be a turn based RPG.
- You must properly credit any materials you use and have the rights to use them.
You will submit your compressed game (do not encrypt the copy you send to me, trust me, I won’t steal anything, I just want to see how you do certain things.) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of “Fall Festival Contest Entry”. Partners/Teams are allowed, but remember: THE PRIZES ARE INDIVIDUAL, WHO GETS WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WILL HAVE TO WORK OUT YOURSELVES.
Tell them about the prizes!
We have some great prizes, and really, one of them is what really brought me back to my childhood days in rural Georgia (the US state, not the Country. Russians have never invaded my homeland). I know some people have seen some of it, but I believe this is the first real public reveal of Celianna’s upcoming resource pack:
- Full TileA-E for exterior and interior tiles
- 4 seasons for the exterior tiles
- 208 large and small icons
- 33 crops to grow with 3 growth stages
- 8 ores to mine
- 6 tools made in 4 different materials
- Evented time system
- Time + health + equipment slot HUD
- Character sprites
- Action sprites (using tools) for the main characters
- Animal sprites
- 12 different Windowskins to use as pictures
- Extras for parallax mapping
But let’s get a couple of shot of thems in use (click to enlarge):
Awesome right? I got the pleasure of watching her stream the creation of some of these tiles, and in all honesty, even watching, I still have no idea how she does it.
1st Place: 1 Copy of the Rural Farm Tiles as soon as they are finished (Possibly before actual Release!) + 1 Copy of any 1 digital item in our store
2nd Place: 1 Copy of the Rural Farm Tiles as soon as they are finished (Possibly before actual Release!) + 1 Resource Pack of your choice
3rd Place: 1 Copy of the Rural Farm Tiles as soon as they are finished (Possibly before actual Release!)
OK, everyone, GET TO MAKING! I want to play some fun games!
Any questions on the rules? Excited about the Rural Farm Tiles? Just want to be general excited? Join us in the conversation below!