This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-06-21 17:00:00 to 2021-07-22 07:00:00. View results
Show the world that your RPG Maker game can stand toe-to-toe with the big boys!
RPG Maker MZ is a powerful game engine that’s simple enough for anyone to use, but its critics don’t always see that. Now it’s time to change their perception. Blast off and touch the stars as you show everyone that any game can be top quality, regardless of what engine is used.
The goal of this Game Jam is simple: Create an RPG Maker MZ game that looks, sounds, and plays as good as the best of the best, to touch the stars. But even if you think you aren't capable yet, it's still important to reach for it! Join the game jam with the best game you can create. Because if we aren't always stretching for the highest highs, how will we ever reach the pinnacle of our abilities.
Your game will need to include the theme of "touching the stars", but we're going to be extremely open on what that means. So... be original and think outside the box. You don’t have to create the next pixelated adventure or retro-style horror. You can do whatever you want. Let your creative wings free and soar to the heavens and beyond.
You don’t need to own RPG Maker MZ to participate, because during the run of the contest, until the end of July, you can download and use a fully featured version of the engine for free. That’s 100% free for the entire contest until more than a week after submissions close. You don’t have to pay a single cent to participate in this Game Jam.
There will be three winners of this contest, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, as well as a Fan Favorite*. All three placed winners will have their game hosted on both the RPGMakerWeb website, as well as Steam, for the world to see. All three of them will retain full rights to their game in case they want to expand it into their own individual release (commercial or non-commercial); Also, whenever they update the Game Jam version of their game, we’ll make sure that update goes out to everyone else.
The four winners will also get a cash prize:
⭐ 1st Place: $1000 USD
⭐ 2nd Place: $500 USD
⭐ 3rd Place: $250 USD
⭐ Fan Favorite*: $250 USD
(*Please note that the Fan Favorite only gets the cash prize.)
The contest will be judged by four amazing and talented streamers from the RPG Maker Community.
Drifty (from Driftwood Gaming): The Master of RPG Maker First Impressions and Tutorials, Drifty has years of working with the community on bringing their A-Game to the engine. (Drifty on YouTube)
Teal (from Studio Blue): The Mistress of Level Design and Game Project Management, Teal pushes the community to learn the theory (the “why”) behind Game Development. (Teal on Twitch)
HawkZombie (from Twitch): The Lord of RPG Maker Streams and Game Writing, Hawk provides a place of relaxation and enjoyment for the community to just chill. (Hawk on Twitch)
Benny (from RPG Maker Cola): The Voice of everything RPG Maker, Benny connects the community with its creators, and the game engine with the world. (Benny on LinkTree)
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 Game Jam 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.