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A topic by Nick_Komodo created Jun 30, 2022 Views: 4,205
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Who loves game jams? 

Who loves judge and community feedback on their games? 

Who loves cash prizes and supporting a fantastic charity? 

If any of those things sound good to you, you'll be thrilled to hear the wonderful news! 

IGMC is coming back for the summer of 2022!!! 

We've reached far into our bag of holding to find a precious Phoenix Down and have used it to resurrect our favorite community event! Resurrection, Rejuvenation and/or Rebirth are fitting themes now that this exciting contest has been brought back from the abyss.

Come show us your awesome game creations and take part in the biggest RPG Maker contest of the year! 


  1. Your entry must include the theme of the contest. This theme is Rebirth/Rejuvenation/Resurrection. You can choose to use any of these similar, but slightly different words for the theme of your game.
  2. Development on contest entries MUST be started after the beginning of the contest June 30th. Commissions for the contest must also be started after the beginning of the contest. Pre-existing assets that were not created specifically for the contest are allowed.
  3. Games MUST be submitted by the deadline August 4th. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED! Make sure not to submit at the last minute to avoid missing the deadline.
  4. Games MUST be created using a Maker series Engine: RPG Maker 2k, RPG Maker 2k3, RPG Maker XP, RPG Maker VX, RPG Maker VX Ace, RPG Maker MV, RPG Maker MZ, Visual Novel Maker, Pixel Game Maker MV.
  5. Game Length: Game must be at least 10 minutes long. Judges will only be required to evaluate a game for 1 HOUR if it passes the screening stage. Any game over 1 hour will be judged only on its first hour.
  6. You must have the right to use all software, resources, and tools involved in the creation of the game.
  7. You may use resources sold through Komodo in the Degica Shop or via Steam.
  8. You may only use user-created resources that are available for modification and commercial use.
  9. All resources used must be properly credited.
  10. Your entry must not infringe on third party copyright or trademarks.
  11. There is no limit on the size of the development team. You can have one person or 10+ people. Keep in mind that prize winnings will only be awarded to the user that submits the game.
  12. Contest participants can be involved in UP TO TWO submissions. This means you could work on a solo project and collaborate with another team, collaborate on two teams, or even submit two solo projects. If a team uses your resources, but you were not directly involved in the development of the game, then it won't count towards the TWO game limit; same with commissions.
  13. All files required to play the game MUST be included in the download. If the game exe does not run because of missing files, it will be disqualified.
  14. No 18+ Content: This includes strong sexual themes and content, graphic nudity, or extreme portrayals of violence. If you're unsure, please follow ESRB guidelines:
  15. Plagiarism and any other forms of CHEATING are grounds for disqualification. Let's make this a clean and fair competition for everyone!
  16. Games must be available in English, but you are welcome to include other translations (just make sure the default language is set to English).
  17. Your game submission must be able to run on Windows. You can include additional downloads for other platforms, but only the Windows version will be judged.
  18. Contest Judges have the right to penalize or disqualify a submission for reasons including, but not limited to, the violation of the above rules. Judges' decisions are final.


Prizes will be awarded to the user who submitted the game. Winners will be responsible for all taxes and fees associated with their prize package. If working on a team, please discuss how prize winnings will be split before winners are announced to avoid potential legal issues. The IGMC organizers are not responsible for splitting prize money.

No purchase necessary to participate in the contest. Must be at least 13 years of age to register and submit entries. Additional restrictions on age and nationality are subject to the contestant's local, state, and/or national laws.

Creators retain all rights to their respective works. The contest runners (Komodo) reserve the right to promote the game on the appropriate websites, blogs, social media, etc. as outlined in the prize packages.

If you have any questions regarding these rules, please post them in the FAQ thread here.