Custom Games Showcase Forum Rules
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July 11th, 2011 (6:41 PM). Edited April 16th, 2016 by Maruno.
Lead Dev of Pokémon Essentials
Rules of the Games Showcase
Game Development section rules
also apply here.
About this section
This section is for game projects which are either complete or have significant progress.
No new threads should be made in here. All game threads start off in the
section, and are moved here once the game is worthy of being here.
You should contact this section's moderator if you want your game's thread considered for moving here, or changed in any way you can't do yourself.
Your game thread will
be moved into here if you don't ask. Having a playable demo does
automatically qualify your game for entry into here.
The final decision on whether a thread belongs here is up to the moderator.
ask about when a beta/demo/release is going to come out. It's spam.
Thread layout and content
The game's 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 as many of the following as possible:
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 (
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 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
to include and features that you
included (it's good to indicate which one each feature is).
Again, 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
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
the things you used, not the people who
A thread should only be about one game.
You should keep the first post of your thread up to date. It's the easiest part of the thread to find, and it gives a reader their first impression of the game, so it should at least be accurate!
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