Gaaaaaaame In A Week XIII!

Posted: August 09, 2014, 02:04:04 PM by Zylos

RMRK's bi-annual time-crunch competition is back again and with a vengeance! And with prizes!


It's there lucky thirteenth round (give or take) of our classic game creation contest where participants must put their skills to the test to produce an impressive game within a mere seven days. The winners will take home all the honor and glory that comes with making it to the top ranks, along with some fancy prizes this time for those who do well enough. We've got all sorts of random things to pass out, such as games like "Mirror's Edge", "To The Moon", and "Terraria", free requests for some of our veteran game designers to build something for you, even a free pizza night on us!
Our GIAW contests are always pack filled with nail-biting tension, hilarious trash talk from people who probably shouldn't be making games just yet, and just good clean fun. Plus there's prizes this time! Come join in on the fun!

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It's time for Game in a Week: Freedom ( XII )

Posted: February 03, 2014, 03:44:52 AM by tSwitch

Come one and all to experience the no-restrictions ( except for the time frame, sorry ) game competition tradition that RMRK has upheld for years!

Join our IRC channel at #crankeye ( ) if you need an invitation key to sign up for an account.

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It's time for "Game In A Week XI"!!

Posted: July 17, 2013, 06:42:32 AM by yuyu!

Game In A Week XI

I am proud to host and present the newest GIAW, The Genre Grinder Challenge! This time, we're going to make the contest a little more exciting, with a set list of genres that the participants can choose from! You can also select between competing in "Normal Mode" or "Challenge Mode"!

Check out the contest here!

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RPG Maker VX Ace Script Search Engine

Posted: February 06, 2013, 01:35:01 AM by modern algebra

RPG Maker VX Ace Script Search Engine

RMRK is now hosting a custom google search engine designed for finding scripts for RMVX Ace!

Link: RMVXA Script Search Engine


Searching for scripts has never been a pleasant task, but in the past there were various strategies which made it fairly simple. However, scripters in the VX Ace generation have taken to starting their own blogs to host their scripts (see, for example, our External Script Sites List). That is great for creative control, but it has made conducting a comprehensive search fairly onerous, and, generally, just googling it is now the best available strategy.

However, general googling attracts its own host of problems. It will often turn up a lot of irrelevant results, and that can sometimes only be avoided by using limiting terms that may also reduce relevant results. However, Google Custom Search has saved the day! The above engine only searches RM sites with scripts and will give priority to VXA scripts. I hope it helps!

You can help!

Currently, the search engine searches only the sites listed in our External Script Sites List. If you know of any good sites not included there, then please let me know so I can add it to the list of sites searched. Keep in mind that the sites need to be in English and that they should actually host the scripts on that site.

Additionally, there is a feature that allows me to add synonyms. So, for instance, if someone searches "zelda battle", I have it set up so that the engine will also return results for ABS and Action Battle. If there are any other terms like that which you think are likely to be used by people but which would be more effective if supplemented with RM lingo, let me know.

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The Haunted GIAW starts soon~!

Posted: October 13, 2012, 02:34:14 PM by Zylos

In case you somehow hadn't heard...


Our tenth and special halloween edition of our Game In A Week competition will soon be under way, and this time around there will be awesome prizes handed out to the contestants for all sorts of categories. You might find yourself winning a Steam copy of "To The Moon" or a custom script by our very own scripting guru Modern Algebra, and much much more! So if you haven't looked into it, do so now! There's still time to join up before we begin, and the more competition the better!

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Game in a Week 9 is here!

Posted: March 23, 2012, 09:45:56 PM by modern algebra

GIAW 9 will be starting on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at 12:00 AM. If you have never heard of the Game in a Week contest before, then the rules are very simple; contestants are given EXACTLY one week to create a game using RPG Maker. In the past, we've had times where people have submitted cryogenically frozen pieces of crap as their finished product, while others have submitted intensely wonderful games that have cured cancers. Once the week is up and the games are submitted, the finished projects are then scored by a panel of judges to determine the best of them based on ingenuity, playability, entertainment, and polish. When all is said and done, the winning game creator takes the medal while the losers hide in (super fun) shame.

To celebrate the release of RMVX Ace however, we are adding a requirement that the game be made using RMVX Ace. If you don't yet have RMVX Ace, then you can get it here and you will have a free thirty-day trial, which is more than enough time to create an entry for GIAW!

To sign up, just visit the Competition topic and write a post which indicates your intention to participate.

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Want a free copy of RMVX Ace?

Posted: January 20, 2012, 04:23:13 AM by modern algebra

RPG Maker Web is holding another contest, this one to make a trailer for your game:

If you win, you will get a free copy of RMVX Ace and an early release. You will also be permitted to make the official promo video for RMVX Ace, which isn't really an award so much as an onerous responsibility, but if you pretend it's a boon then you'll have more fun.

Your entry would be due on Thursday, January 26, 2012, just before midnight. Here are the rules:
  • Produce a ~1:30 second ad spot for your game and upload it to Youtube. Email the link to the trailer to with the title line of “Hit the High (Ad) Spots Entry”.
  • The trailer is to be for an RPG Maker XP or RPG Maker VX project.
  • The trailer may not contain any resource that you do not have the rights to use.
  • The trailer may be for a project you have made in the past, are in the process of making now, are going to make in the future, or even a project you never intend to make at all.
  • The trailer can have already been made before the contest began, just make sure that it obeys all the other rules.
  • All entries must be emailed by 11:59 PM January 26th EST (GMT-5).

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RMRK Game Creation Organizational Revamp for RMVX Ace

Posted: January 04, 2012, 10:40:00 PM by modern algebra

Organization of the Game Creation Section

As you may have noticed, the organizational scheme of the Game Creation section is changing. This is because RPG Maker VX Ace has been released in Japan, and we expect an English version to follow shortly. We are therefore reorganizing the Game Creation section in order to better integrate the new content into the forum. After a public consultation process, I have decided on the following organizational scheme:

  • Game Creation General Chat
  • Projects
    • New Projects
    • Substantial Projects
    • Abandoned Projects
    • Recruitment
    • Reviews
  • Tutorials & Eventing Help
    • Tutorials Database
    • RMVXA Event Systems
    • RMVX Event Systems
    • RMXP Event Systems
  • Resources
    • Graphics
      • Maps
      • Actor
      • Battle
      • System
      • Miscellaneous
    • Audio
    • Movies
  • Scripts
    • RMVXA Scripts Database
    • RMVX Scripts Database
    • RMXP Scripts Database
    • Script Request
  • Program Troubleshooting
  • Other Game Making Programs
    • Game Maker

Notable Changes

The primary changes from the current organization scheme are:
  • While the Projects board has always had three tiers (New Projects -> Substantial Projects -> Finished Projects), these had previously been arranged so that there was a separate subforum for substantial projects for each maker. I do not feel it has been a useful organizational paradigm and so now there is only one Substantial Projects subforum, into which projects made in any maker are moved once they have sufficient content.

  • The biggest change is to the Resource Boards. Previously, it had been organized so that requests are made in the root forum, and there were four subforums - one for RMVX Resources, one for RMXP Resources, one for RM2k/3 Resources, and one for Multiplatform Resources. This scheme is being replaced since there is too much overlap and it becomes very difficult to actually find resources that one is looking for since (a) there is no organizational scheme within the maker boards themselves; and (b) many resources could be within any of the maker boards. As such, it was hard to navigate. For that reason, it is being replaced by three subforums: Audio, which will hold music and sound effects; Movies, which will hold video files that can be played in RMVXA or RM2k3; and Graphics, which will hold all other visual resources. The Graphics subforum is further divided into five subforums: Maps which holds all map-related graphics such as tilesets, parallaxes, and fogs; Actor, which holds graphics relating to actors, such as character sets and face sets; Battle, which holds graphics relating to battles like battlebacks and battlers; and System, which holds graphics like windowskins, title screen graphics, pictures, and icons. Graphics itself, will hold any graphics that do not fit into those categories or threads which contain graphics which may fit into multiple categories. The root forum, Resources will remain the place to request new resources.

  • Previously, there were separate script request boards for both RMXP and RMVX. With the addition of RMVX Ace, I decided it would be best to amalgamate script requests for all three boards into one Script Request board. This is because (a) most scripters can write a script for any maker; and (b) requests can be a source of inspiration for scripters, even if they do not write it in the maker for which it was requested.

  • The RMVX Troubleshooting, RMXP Troubleshooting, RM2k/3 Troubleshooting, and Other Makers Troubleshooting will all be dissolved and integrated into the Program Troubleshooting board. This is simply because there is not a lot of activity in those boards and it is a little more condensed to have them all in one.

Additionally, there are a few more minor changes:
  • The name of the Tutorials has been changed to Tutorials & Eventing Help; while the Tutorials Board has always been for asking questions on how to do things in the program, including eventing, this new name makes it a little more express.

  • An RMVXA Event Systems board will be added to hold plug & play event systems designed in RMVX Ace.

  • An RMVXA Scripts Database board has been added to hold completed scripts for RMVX Ace.

  • The Technical Support board has been renamed to Program Troubleshooting. The board has always been only for problems relating to the execution of the RM programs themselves, but a lot of people would post topics more appropriately suited to the Tutorials or Scripts boards. The name change will hopefully make the purpose of the Board more clear and avoid all that confusion.

These changes will be happening over the next week. While it will probably be a little disorienting at first, I am hopeful that it will improve the navigability of the forum and I am certain we will all get used to it shortly.

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6th RMRK Awards and 12 Days of Resources!

Posted: December 04, 2011, 06:04:18 AM by Zylos

Welp, it's that time of year again, when the voting booths are hot and tempers are flaring over who will win second place for the Arlen-Lookalike Award. The RMRK Awards are back and ready for nominations from everyone to decide who's the best musician or the funniest member. Go check it out and give a shout out to your favorite members in the areas where they deserve a nod!

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE! New this year is also a resource contest called the Twelve Days of Resources, in which everyone and anyone may submit and vote on resources in back to back forum polls. Interested? Well, join in the fun and show us your own talent, try to prove yourself better than the others out there.

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Project of the Season: Autumn 2011 Voting

Posted: October 29, 2011, 07:27:46 PM by modern algebra

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RMRK has been around since RM2k3 and has a long history of being home to some of the most distingushed and talented amateur game designers in the RM World. It is once again time to shine a light on the talent of these individuals by recognizing, celebrating, and encouraging these game makers, while at the same time giving beginners example projects to which they can aspire. For more details on the Project of the Season award and how nominees are chosen, please see the main topic.

Without further ado, the candidates for Project of the Season: Autumn 2011 are:

:rmxp:After Man, by: Owl

This is a science fiction adventure game which focuses on exploration of a new planet by humans exiled from earth as a result of the disastrous effects of climate change.

:rmxp:Finding Eden, by: Sailerius

Finding Eden is an action/adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic earth which follows the journeys of two friends just trying to survive on an increasingly inhospitable earth.

:rm2k3:Forever's End, by: NicoB

An intriguing story, fun gameplay elements and nice graphical flourishes all colluded to create Forever's End. The cliches may be somewhat rampant, but this game reminds you why they became cliches in the first place. Overall, this is a wonderful example of RM2k3 at its finest.

:rmvx:Undying Eternal, by: Dark Gaia

By the creator of the wonderful Legionwood, Undying Eternal is an extremely promising RPG in which you take on the role of a demon hunter off to solve a crisis in the isolated village of Aventhorn.

Everyone has one vote each, which you may change at any time. Voting ends on November 12, 2011

If you are viewing this from the homepage, visit the forum topic to place your vote.

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