Encounters of the Boss Kind Contest

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Hi, everybody. The blog has been a bit quiet, but it was all the calm before the storm! This will be the first year that we celebrate RPG Maker Day, on February 15th, and to celebrate our 24th Birthday we will be having loads of events, giveaways, and free stuff!

And to kick it all off we are going to be hosting an awesome game making contest: Encounters of the Boss Kind! This game making contest will be a bit different though in that you will be making the shortest games possible: Just one boss fight. Here are the basic criteria for your entry:

  1. No Scripts
  2. No custom resources. Only use RTP or official resource packs.
  3. The game should have the following structure: Opening Cutscene => Boss Fight => Ending Cutscene
  4. Follow the party outline listed in the next section.

Party Outline

Your party will consist of the following four characters:

Party Member 1: The Hero

The Hero uses a sword. He/She has some magic too. He/She is an all arounder.

  • 1-5 Sword Skills
  • 1 Healing Spell
  • 1 Damage Spell
  • 1 Wild Card Skill (Any Effect)

Party Member 2: The Healer

The Healer can use any weapon you would like. He/She focuses on healing and buff skills. His/Her skills can be set up as follows:

  • 1 Weapon Skill
  • 1-3 Healing Spells
  • 1-3 Buff Spells
  • 1 Wild Card Skill (Any Effect)

Party Member 3: The Mage

The Mage uses a staff, but not well. He/She focuses on attack spells and debuffs. His/Her skills can be set up as follows:

  • No Weapon Skills
  • 1-3 Damage Spells
  • 1-3 Debuff Spells
  • 1-2 Wild Card Skills (Any Effect)

Party Member 4: The Wildcard

This Character is completely undecided. You can make it any kind of character you would like. His/Her skills can be set up as follows:

  • 1-8 Wild Card Skills (Any Effect)

Judging Criteria

Your game will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Storyline/Writing. This will mostly be judged around the Opening and Closing cutscenes, but remember, you can use battle events to insert some lines into the boss fight as well.
  • Boss Fight Strategy. How much thinking does it take us to beat the boss. How much do we have to work skill combos and adapt to make it go down.
  • Fun. Just how much FUN do we have while playing it.

Entering Submissions


Email your Submission to community@rpgmakerweb.com with the title “Encounters of the Boss Kind”


You have the chance to win the following prizes!

  • Grand Prize: A Steam Copy of RPG Maker VX Ace + Any one item from our Forum Store with a cost of $25 or less + 1 Free Year of Member+
  • Second Place: Any one item from our Forum Store with a cost of $25 or less + 3 Free Months of Member+
  • Third Place: Any one item from our Forum Store with a cost of $25 or less.

Any questions? Ask them below in our comments section.

Now, get on making those Boss Fight Games and keep an eye out for more RPG Maker Day announcements!

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