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Old January 8th, 2012 (10:19 AM). Edited January 7th, 2015 by Maruno.
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Rules of Progressing Games
The community rules and Game Development section rules also apply here.

About this section
  • This section is for all the game ideas and game project threads, except threads worthy of being in the Games Showcase instead.
  • All new game threads should be made in here.
  • You should contact this section's moderator if you want your game's thread considered for moving or changed in any way you can't do yourself.
  • New threads have to be approved by a moderator before they will appear. (This may take up to a few days, so be patient before contacting a moderator.) Approval is at the discretion of the moderator.
  • Do not ask about when a beta/demo/release is going to come out.
  • Game ideas, where there has been no actual creation, go in the Your game ideas stickied thread.
  • Give as much information about your idea as possible, so that you get the best feedback.
  • Ideas do not go in their own threads, regardless of how detailed they are, if there is no evidence that the idea is being turned into an actual game (e.g. screenshots).
  • Once you have started turning your idea into an actual game, you can make your own thread for it.
Project threads
  • The thread should use the most suitable thread prefix. It can be changed later if necessary.
  • It must be tidy and easy to read. It is recommended that you highlight important information (e.g. download links).
  • It should contain/mention all of the following:
    • Show what you're using to make your game.
      You must indicate which engine/tools/software/kit you are using to develop your game.
    • An introduction to your project.
      This is a concise introduction to your project (not the game itself), which can include things like why you chose to start making your game and why you chose to do it the way you did.
    • The plot and back-story of the game.
      This should be a reasonable length, and provide a decent amount of relevant information. In particular, you should explain features and plot points unique to your game. You may also talk about characters and whatever else you want. If your game doesn't have a plot (e.g. an arcade-style game), then you should describe the game and its premise here instead.
    • A list of features.
      This is optional, but well worth including. Mention anything that will make your game stand out, and anything that you think is important to your game or is worthy of note. This includes both features that you want to include and features that you have included.
    • Progress report.
      Again, optional but well worth including. This is an indicator of what you're doing and what you have done for your game's development. You can show your progress in whatever way you choose.
    • Screenshots/videos of game-play.
      Preferably these should show things unique to your game. They should reflect the latest state of your game. The more the better, and the more diverse things they show the better. You may also include other kinds of pictures and other media if you want.
    • A complete list of credits.
      If you use any scripts, tools and/or resources that weren't created by you, you must credit the people who made them by listing their names alongside a description of what they did. You should credit the people who created the things you used, not the people who distributed them.
  • A thread should only be about one game.
  • You should keep the first post of your thread up to date.

Revised rules written by Yuoaman and Cilerba, and rewritten by Maruno.
Some parts rewritten from older threads, by Avatar, Neo-Dragon, Berserk, Darkmage31, Dawson and Hiroshi Sotomura.
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