RPG Maker Free-For-All Weekend!

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Welcome to the first day of the RPG Maker FREE-FOR-ALL WEEKEND!

We will be announcing cool new free stuff for everyone to use all weekend, but today we are going to focus on a way that EVERYONE can win a free prize from us!

I know that you are now asking yourself, how can I get in on that free prize. Well, I’m here to tell you. All you have to do is make a blog post on your personal blog(one not hosted by our forums) with the following:

  • A short story telling what RPG Maker means to you. Is it helping you fulfill your dreams of making a game, or is it something else that keeps you coming back to us?
  • At least one image related to your game making. A game logo, a sprite you’ve made, a screenshot of a map, as long as its related to your RPG Maker experience its a go.
  • A link to http://www.rpgmakerweb.com/ with the text “Make Your Own Game”

Don’t have a blog? You can make one easily with any of the following blog sites:

WordPress
tumblr
Blogger

Once you’ve made your post, you can email a link to it to community@rpgmakerweb.com with the email title of “RPG Maker Free for All Weekend Blog Post” and we will get your prize to you once the contest is over. Once you’ve done that, you can also share links in the comments below to let us hear your stories.

In two weeks, ending on October 26th, we will be awarding the prizes. We will be picking out our favorite post to receive our GRAND PRIZE, and 5 posts will receive our SUPER PRIZE, but everyone who participates will get a prize!

  • GRAND PRIZE: A copy of one of our makers for the blogger or one of their friends, $20 in store credit, and a limited edition RPG Maker Poster!
  • SUPER PRIZE: $15 in store credit.
  • PARTICIPATION PRIZE: $5 in store credit.

Our store credit can be spent on a plethora of resource packs, from Modern Day tiles, to Arabian tiles, to awesome rock music to use in your games. It can also be used to purchase one of our featured commercial RPG Maker games!

So what would one of these blog posts look like? I’ll start with sharing my own personal story for everyone to see:

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I started using a version of RPG Maker, a program for making console style roleplaying games, nearly 15 years ago. Back then, there was no English company handling sales outside of Japan, and I was just a young teen using a fan translated copy of Super Dante RPG Maker, an RPG Maker for the SNES. I quickly moved to RPG Maker 95 when it was translated, and I’ve been buying the series since I could, having bought XP, VX, and having the privilige of working to help promote the release of VX Ace.

All that is biographical, but what does RPG Maker MEAN to me. Its not just making games, which I do enjoy: crafting stories, mechanics, and presentation. Its like a puzzle. I get to fit together all these pieces into something interesting gameplay concepts, and something I don’t think I would have had the chance to do without RPG Maker existing, at least, not without studying game design, something that is only a hobby for me, much more seriously than I do.

I enjoy making old school games like the ones from my childhood. Above is a picture of one I had worked on, and even though I’ve never finished one, it still lets me exercise my creative and logical muscles. Perhaps you can do the same by following this link to Make Your Own Game.

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Sounds easy right? Probably because it is. I’m looking forward to hearing your stories, and keep an eye on our blog Saturday and Sunday for more announcements!

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