Let’s Make a Scene Voting

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Now is the time to begin the final stages of determining who will be crowned the winner of the Let’s Make a Scene contest!

First, I would like to thank the other Judges who cut the entries down to the top 8. They were: Archeia Nessiah of RMN, Sevith of RPGMakerVXAce.net, Nathanial Benton, the creator of Fated Haven, and Jason Perry as That Ornery Guy. Thank you to all four of these great people for going through all these entries with me last night.

We really had a lot of fun going through all 40 of these, and it was a tough job to pick out our favorites, but we finally managed to do it. Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to the people who passed on to the top 8.

Let's Make a Scene FinalistsDownload the top 8 and Vote below! Voting ends at 11:59PM EST(GMT-5:00) on January 7th. Note: PLEASE WATCH ALL THE ENTRIES BEFORE VOTING. This should not be a popularity contest, its about who made your favorite scene. If you aren’t going to watch them, don’t vote.

IMPORTANT: If you experienced errors playing the files, please redownload, the file has just been rezipped and uploaded (2:00AM GMT-5:00, January 5th)

Also there is an honorable mention for a great scene made by Indrah that unfortunately had to be disqualified due to an odd script error caused it to fail on half the computers it ran on. For the judges though that were able to play it, we found it to be exceptionally made, with excellent atmosphere and writing. You can download the honorable mention cutscene here.

VOTING OVER. CHECK IN TOMORROW TO SEE THE WINNERS.

45 comments… add one

  • Oscar January 5, 2012, 7:47 am

    Some said the zip can’t be extracted using winrar or winzip.

    But it works fine with 7zip.

    Just want to report ;)

    • Nick Palmer January 5, 2012, 7:58 am

      Did you download it before or after I reuploaded it? the original upload used lmza compression (I forgot I had 7zip set to that as default when I made the first zip), the newer upload uses DEFLATE which should be able to be opened by anything.

    • Anthony January 5, 2012, 8:13 am

      winrar worked for me, these are very entertaining :)

      • Axel January 5, 2012, 11:27 am

        I downloaded the files very recently and used winrar to extract them, but nothing work. All games says that a file either named RGSS202E.dll or RGSS102E.dll is missing. I got the same result ~4 hours earlier as well

        • Nick Palmer January 5, 2012, 6:32 pm

          You need to have both the VX and XP RTP installed.

  • magic2345 January 5, 2012, 12:31 pm

    WOW, JUST WOW. These seriously made my day :D
    Now I’m confused who to vote on ,dang.

  • DylanStandlea January 5, 2012, 12:58 pm

    I was so set on the idea that I would make the top 8, but now I’m humbled by the work of others. I plan on really spending time with these cut-scenes, enjoying them, voting on who I think made the best one, and learning from them.

    Congrats to all the finalists!

    • DylanStandlea January 5, 2012, 1:01 pm

      Sorry for the double-post, just want to update with: wow. I don’t begrudge not winning at all. This stuff is amazing.

  • Kevin January 5, 2012, 1:03 pm

    close call between Hirei and Sailerius, but i went for Hirei. I loved how they are both small prequels to their main projects.

  • Luke January 5, 2012, 1:59 pm

    I’ve nott found one of the sceness here
    Becauseee I want to vote in this scene:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9yFh53KEVE&feature=youtu.be

    And this scene is not included in the projects download
    Where I can download this project scene?

    • Archeia January 6, 2012, 2:46 am

      It didn’t make it on the deadline.

  • Kristina January 5, 2012, 4:17 pm

    Wish I could vote on Indrahs, it’s my favorite. I’m not going to vote though because unfortunately the other cut scenes either bored me or was hard for me to follow. To top it off, I couldn’t even play Hirei or Sailerius due to some RGSS.dll error. I feel like it would be unfair to them if I voted since I didn’t play their projects. Good luck to whoever wins, I regret not entering now xD

    • Nick Palmer January 5, 2012, 6:33 pm

      Hirei’s and Sailerius’s are both done in XP, so you need to install the XP RTP to play them.

  • apple January 5, 2012, 4:23 pm

    Voted for PentaBuddy OvO A rather obvious choice for me.

  • leon January 5, 2012, 4:56 pm

    after seeing all the scenes, i think i’ll pick bunny :D it’s hard for me to choose between bunny , the hunter, or sailerius ,because i love that kind of scene LOL., well the rest aren’t bad too :D

    and to be honest, that honorable cutscene by indra were fantastic, the dying witch made the scene looks sooo good.

  • Axel January 5, 2012, 5:11 pm

    Even after the update I still cannot view any of these entries :(

  • Seiryuki January 5, 2012, 5:46 pm

    Too bad Indrah’s cutscene didn’t make it. It was expertly done.

    I really liked the scenes from MisterA, PentagonBuddy and TheHunter8.
    RavenTDA was excellent, but the voice-acting wasn’t up to my standards. I decided on Bunny’s. It was short and sweet.

  • Moop January 5, 2012, 7:02 pm

    May we find out the scoring and details from the judges as well as a download link to the other 32 entries?

    • Nick Palmer January 5, 2012, 7:14 pm

      We didn’t do a traditional scoring/detail section when judging because we found it unnecessary. All we were doing was picking the top 8, and any scoring details would have interfered with the public voting process (if we made it public). All the Judges just watched them all, then we discussed it until we came up with a top 8 that we could mostly agree to.

      As for the other… 32+ entries. I’m not going to put them up. Nothing is stopping people from putting their own up on their own in other places, but several were disqualified for using music that they didn’t have the rights to, and a few were just really bad. And I don’t want to have that up here for ridicule.

      Remember everyone, keep practicing!

  • Indrah January 5, 2012, 7:08 pm

    [By the way, in case it wasn’t obvious, I’m Indrah, the one who made “The end of the Witch of Lorven”]
    TT^TT Thanks for the praise, Kristina and Seiryuki! And good look to the finalists~
    For those who couldn’t watch the cutscene due to the traitorous script error, here is a youtube recording of it: http://youtu.be/iOYQ3p3D0vg
    (There are threads for it in the ACE and VXnet forums too)
    [Ace forum] http://www.rpgmakervxace.net/index.php?/topic/712-the-end-of-the-witch-of-lorven-vx
    [VXnet forum] http://www.rpgmakervx.net/index.php?showtopic=52430
    Any feedback back there is more easy to track, so drop me a line (or youtube, if you really can’t post) if you can!

    And with that I’ve shamelessy plugged and advertised myself. I’m done >D

  • Moop January 5, 2012, 7:19 pm

    I’m not sure if my entry got disqualified or not… Would it be disqualified if I had used music from games (eg. Final Fantasy)?

    • Nick Palmer January 5, 2012, 8:10 pm

      Yes.

      • Kyro January 5, 2012, 8:42 pm

        But Sailerius has music from the OST Vacant skies? O_o

        • Nick Palmer January 5, 2012, 9:02 pm

          … Well, I can’t say that I can recognize every bit of music, let me check on this though.

        • Nick Palmer January 5, 2012, 9:03 pm

          Just checked. Vacant Sky is a game made by Sailerius so… yeah.

          • Kirot January 6, 2012, 11:15 pm

            How dare he use assets he is legally able to use!

          • Nick Palmer January 6, 2012, 11:17 pm

            To be fair, I’m not sure he realized that it was Sail’s game.

  • Vaughn Simmons January 5, 2012, 8:04 pm

    I’m very pleased that I got to be a finalist. I haven’t gotten this close in a contest in the last 15 years.

  • Emmych January 5, 2012, 9:21 pm

    I voted for PentagonBuddy’s! The pacing was great, and the custom sprites and art/face pictures were gorgeous.

  • Rodrigo January 5, 2012, 9:26 pm

    I’m disqualified because don’t send my project before the deadline … but if you wanna to see my scene, access this link: http://www.rpgmakervxace.net/index.php?/topic/700-a-light-in-the-darkness-my-scene-from-the-lets-make-a-scene-contest/#entry8881

    In there is a video and some screens.

    Good luck for all participants.

    • Nick Palmer January 5, 2012, 9:48 pm

      This is also a really good cutscene. The only thing I would suggest is you maybe change the font, its a bit hard for my old eyes to read ;_;.

  • Assim Hasan January 6, 2012, 7:02 am

    Hkoz’s Entry is sure winning :)

  • Tim Bailey January 6, 2012, 9:22 pm

    and of course i didnt make the cut so thats it…..no 1 cares about good eventing…. just stupid scripts that dont even belong to you

    • Nathanial January 6, 2012, 11:12 pm

      No, it has nothing to do with the scripts at all. We voted based on the eventing, and use of the scene environment. If you didn’t make the top 8, there was a good reason ;)

    • Nick Palmer January 6, 2012, 11:14 pm

      I’m sorry if you feel that the judging was handled badly, though I think you are wrong, but even if that’s the case do you really think the appropriate response is to disparage the other entries?

    • RavenTDA January 7, 2012, 2:46 pm

      fyi I didn’t use a single script. Besides no one stopped you from using any.

  • Companion Wulf January 7, 2012, 9:15 am

    All of the entries are worthy of winning. Each has its own charm. For me the final vote came down to two – Bunny and Heiri, with RavenTDA close behind – but I voted for the scene that left me feeling that I absolutely *had* to see what happens next. Bunny’s scene left me with a feeling of “WTF?!” and a strong desire to know more, but Heiri’s scene won in the end for its simple charm and appeal. Congrats and congrats again to all those who made it into the Top 8. (I just wish my Windows CD had arrived in time. “Gotta be in it to win it!” ^_^)

  • Menna Mohie El-deen. January 7, 2012, 10:01 am

    Good luck Hkoz!

  • m.tobgi January 7, 2012, 12:40 pm

    hkoz scene is awesome..it;s really the best..i think it’s a new idea to use
    hope it will be the winner – For sure :D- cuz it really deserves..

  • RavenTDA January 7, 2012, 2:55 pm

    I’m happy I made the top 8. It was a little rough getting it done since I didn’t notice the contest until the 1st. My husband helped submit it because I don’t have internet now. But it looks like it was worth it. I’m glad you guys like my first attempt at voice acting.

    • Nick Palmer January 7, 2012, 2:59 pm

      I’m happy you were using decent microphones. Too often I’ve heard voice acting where you hear a bunch of mic noises.

  • Lene January 7, 2012, 7:24 pm

    It was a hard choosing my favorite…but I thought the atmosphere of PentagonBuddy’s was the best. I’d really like to play that game.

    Legend of Dnasman was a really close second for me. The banter was cute and funny and I was entertained.

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