This is a TIGSource Main Event Free Form
Competition.What is TIGSource?
You're sitting in it.What is Main Event?
Main Events are a week or two longer than TIGER Assaults. The goal is still the same: use all your available resources to focus on completing a game within the time limit. But consider using the extra time you have available to plan your game properly, beta test, and eventually put out a pretty polished product. There are still no prizes involved.What is Free Form?
Any format goes! But the game should at least
run on Win32 platforms.
The theme of the game is BOOTLEG DEMAKES.
The term "demake
" was most likely coined by one Phil Fish, to describe a remake of a game on older-generation hardware (or, more likely, a remake that is made to look as though it were running on older-generation hardware). The most obvious demake is, of course, the 3d-to-2d demake.
The term "bootleg
" generally means "unauthorized or unlicensed copy." For this competition it means that you cannot use any trademarked names or ripped materials. Everything must be 100% your own (although obviously inspired). Think "Cogs of Conflict," "Master Chef," "Great Giana Sisters," etc. It is your decision how far to take the bootlegging, but under no circumstances can you violate someone's intellectual property.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a bootleg demake, preferably one that adds/changes game mechanics in a significant way or reveals something interesting about the game (or games!) being demaked... or does something else that's like "whoa!" I'm sure you guys will come up with some surprises! Use the extra time available to you!
Friday, August 1stEnd Date:
Sunday, August 31st (~11:59 PM)Rules:- Entries must NOT contain any trademarked names, images, or sounds, or any kind of copyrighted material.
- It is OKAY to demake a part of a game, as opposed to an entire game.
- It is OKAY to demake a series, or to put multiple games into a single demake.
- I think Arne's idea fits well enough with the theme and would be considered OKAY:
It would be interesting to tackle a franchise or movie setting rather than a game. Like, you're pretending to do an unauthorized E.T. game for the Atari 2600, before the official game comes out. Would make an interesting competition I think. 'Unauthorized movie game done in the mid 80's'. Then you'll have to be creative and show that movie games can be great and represent the soul of the movie, even with 'primitive' graphics. It doesn't take long before total immersion kicks in, regardless of gfx, if the game is well made. I could imagine that it's possible to do an Alien game which is very scary. There was one for the C64 but I never played it.
- Entries should be started and ended within the time frame of the competition to be considered for judging (but it's OKAY if you start thinking/prototyping a bit earlier).
- Using pre-existing game engines is OKAY.
- Entries must be made for the competition only (but you can do whatever you wish with them once they're finished).
- Collaborations are allowed and, in fact, are welcomed.
- As usual, you may start a thread to track the development of your game! Be sure to select the "Demakes" message icon to accompany your post:
- You may submit more than one game.
- Submit your game by declaring "FINISHED" on your game's thread, or by PMing or e-mailing me. Include the download link to the latest version of the game somewhere where I can find it.
Let's do it!