These are the newly revised rules of the Game Development section. You are obliged to thoroughly read these rules and adhere to them. As of the time of the posting of these rules, any of the old rules (unless listed here) are void and do not apply anymore.
Any active threads created before these new rules are exempt.
Inactive threads have been archived.
Do not ask how to obtain illegal versions of RPG Maker XP!
It is against the rules of PC to provide warez.
Do not ask about release dates.
Unless the author has specifically mentioned a release date then you may not ask when the game is going to be released.
Do not ask to become a beta tester.
If it hasn't already been mentioned by the author, then don't ask.
If you want to recruit a team to help you work on your game, you may do so here.
If you've just started out on your game, then don't request a team until you can document it properly!
When commenting on a game, make sure you do so in a constructive manner. Simply replying with "This game looks awesome, keep up the good work!" is not a very good reply. For a detailed explanation on how to give constructive criticism, go here.
Make sure you can handle any (and all) criticism directed towards you, even if it's negative!
You may double post if you are the thread creator, provided the post contains updates to your game.
You may revive a thread within a two month period of the last post date.
These requirements apply strictly to threads posted in the Games Showcase.
Program/language developed in.
You must specify which program and/or language you have developed the game in. You can do this by using the thread prefixes.
Introduce your game.
A concise introduction of your game.
Do not mistake this for plot! They are not the same!
The story must be at least two paragraphs, this means more than ten lines of text.
This requirement is for the finished post and not how it appears in the editor!
You must provide at least four in-game screenshots (exceptions may be made if video is included instead). Title / game over screenshots are not counted!
Thread moderation is on in Games Showcase.
If your game thread does not meet any of the following requirements it will not be approved.
Plot and Story Ideas
If you are not ready to showcase your game and/or just want to share your plot/story idea you may do so in the Plot and Story Idea Space section.
Do not request a plot/story/title.
You may not ask another person in this section to write a plot/story and/or think of a game title for you.
Help and assistance.
You may seek assistance, provided that it is related to your idea at hand. Technical help should go here.