Blender Game Making Contest 18 | Announcement!



Wait, hold the phone! What IS the BGMC?!
The Blender Game Making Contest (or BGMC for short) is a week-long competition where people of the community make games relevant to contest's theme. It's secondary purpose is to encourage people to improve, either by trying to make something you've never tried making before, working with time-restraints or trying to aim for a specific style.

The Theme:
The theme will be announced at the start of the competition

Rules!


1- No limits! As many polys and textures as your computer can handle. But remember other people have to be able to play your game if they are going to vote. If it melts my graphics card you're going to get a down vote from me.
2- Only 7 days for actual game creation. Don't get too ambitious as you may never finish on time.
3- Any assets created before the competition should be available for the community to use (i.e.posted in the resources forum). You can use scripts, models, rigs, 2d filters or any of the other great resources people have posted in the resource forum.
4- If you use any pre-created assets please credit the person who created them in your WIP thread.
5- You don't have to use the latest version of Blender, but be aware that making someone download 2.49b just to play your game will probably lose you votes.


Judging:
There will be the public multiple choice vote again, so you should vote for your top 3 games, not just your favorite. This should spread votes around a bit more and make sure everyone gets a few votes (it's not very fun to enter a competition and have no one vote for you, even though you made a great game).

You'll be free to vote for which ever game tickles your fancy, but please consider the following:
Is it fun?
Does it have an interesting concept?
Is it well made (graphics, coding, sounds etc..)
Is it playable (few bugs or bad performance)?
Have they tried to make it accessible (options for non-WASD players etc...)?
Does it have water in it?
Are the instructions clear?
Did you finish the game and how long did it take you?
Do you think they really made the game in 7 days?
Are there any mitigating circumstances (the developer is 9 years old)?

Prizes:
No prices yet, feel free to tell me if you want to donate something

Other Benefits of Entering:
Your game will be played by many people, and I will create a video of each game, which should make your game known to a bigger community

How do I enter?:
There is no sign up sheet, you just have to navigate yourself to the "Works In Progress" forum, start a thread, title it like so:
"Bgmc 18 | 'Name of game'" and you're done! Be sure to let the community in on what you're making!

Some time before the final day of the competition, in order to submit your game, you must create a thread in the "Finished Games" forum with a download link to the game. (Preferably the .blend file) If possible try to use the latest version of Blender (2.76), but if not, please tell us which version you are using so we can play your game.


Hope you are all hyped, I can´t wait to see your entries.