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Rampant Games - RPGMaker, Get It Now and a Contest

by Myrthos, 2014-06-04 11:52:35

In his blog, Jay is promoting the RPGMaker bundle that is currently still available for another day or so at HumbleBundle and mentions the contest with which you can win some cash.

If you ever thought about making a game with RPG Maker, now would be the time. And there’s only a little over a day left, so do it fast:

Humble Weekly Bundle: RPG Maker Pay What You Want Bundle

Of course, whenever I see something like this, I assume that there’s a brand new version waiting in the wings. But that doesn’t make the deal any worse.

On top of that… there’s a CONTEST! Make a game with RPG Maker this month, and get a chance of winning up to 11 cash prizes, up to $10,000! That’s not too shabby! And… while the contest is being co-sponsored by RPG Maker *and* Humble Bundle, there are no restrictions on genre or engine! I haven’t checked the official rules in detail, but it does have to be something that you worked on only during this month (and May 31). That limits it to small games that can be developed in about a week and change, and then polished like crazy for 2-3 more weeks.

2014 Indie Game Maker Contest

I won’t be participating. Not with the Comic Con deadline looming… :) But what a fantastic opportunity to break the ice, get your “one game a month” goal rocking, or whatever!

Anyway… there are (as of right now) about 150,000 people who have purchased this bundle. If only 5% of the people who grabbed it make a game with it for public release in the next two years, that is a HECK of a lot of new RPG Maker games. I know what you are thinking. I feel the same knee-jerk reaction. But honestly?

1. There’s always room for more great games.

2. As a developer, don’t be average!

3. As a gamer, be willing to take a risk on an unknown game every once in a while, and share your experiences / opinions.

As always, have fun!

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