Howdy there folks! We have an exciting announcement to make!
First of all, let’s give a round of applause to Mors! He’s been working his rear end off implementing features to the main site, such as allowing the user to filter the highest quality fangames the site has to offer. We also created a special Hall of Fame section full of notable fan games of this year and beyond! If you’re making a game, now is an opportunity for you to shine! Again, you’ve done a splendid job Mors!
Onward to our next announcement.
MFGG Review Drive 2019
When is the last time you remember there being a review drive? Well, I don’t remember as well since based on my knowledge, the last review drive happened over a decade ago hosted by ShadowMan. I think Pedigree might also attempt to do a review drive but I am not entirely sure if it’s actually an event or not.
I went over all of the submissions on the main site and there are numerous games and hacks that were unreviewed.
However, unlike last time, we will host a competitive event and see who can be an efficient and insightful reviewer (main site rules still apply to all of the review).
We will list several games and hacks on a weekly basis (we will refer to this as the "weekly list”). Each user has to earn points depends on what kind of game/hack they have reviewed. We recommend to review what is listed on the weekly list but you are free to submit a review that is not on the weekly list. If your review does not abide to the main site submission rules, you will not gain points. Depending on number of participants, we will get 1-3 winners based on the highest points. We will update our weekly list at Sunday.
Here are the rules for points, please understand that the numbers of the reviews apply based on the number of reviews at the start of the week (at the time we update our weekly list):
5 points - writing a review on a game/hack that is listed on the weekly list
3 points - writing a review on a game/hack that has no reviews and is NOT listed on the weekly list
2 points - writing a review on a game/hack that has 1-2 review(s) and is NOT listed on the weekly list
1 point - writing a review on a game/hack that has 3 or more reviews and is NOT listed on the weekly list
1 bonus point - writing a review on a game that is on the Hall of Fame list (regardless of time and year)
There are selected few games that will have additional bonus points like OS compatibility, identifying foreign language, and/or other special situations.
This event will last from 2 to 3 weeks depending on the number of reviews we have received. Each participant who scored over 10 points will be rewarded a special badge! Depending on the number of winners, those who have the highest score will receive a different badge. Winners will be placed in the hall of fame as soon as that feature is complete.
Not since the last site update mind you, that was like a week ago. It's just been a while for me personally because I barely post mainsite updates.
I swear, it's not my fault! People just beat me to it all the time!
Anyway, our Writing Competition has ended, and if you entered, expect judgement to be cast within the next little while here. Beyond that though, this has been a relatively quiet and smooth week for MFGG, so sit back, enjoy these submissions, and prepare for the upcoming fall season as summer goes through its final stages.
First things first, we'd like to give a warm welcome to Recent and Morgario as our new Discord Trial Moderators. In addition to that, EvilYoshiToes is now a Global Moderator. Congratulations to our new moderators and we'd like to thank those who've submitted their applications.
On a side note, we have also updated our main site and forums registration system to prevent any pesky spam bots sneaking past our defenses.
Due to my recent career development, attempts to rebuild my life, many other stressful matters and keeping up with my mental health, I have decided to step down as a site developer. I may eventually return to it, but that would only be in the very distant future. I'll still be around handling main site matters as an admin. For help with future technical issues, please consult VinnyVideo, HylianDev, and/or Mors.
This upcoming weekend, from the 6th to the 7th, MFGG is now officially hosting a really incredible Game Jam that longtime member Roo came up with on the forums and it's pretty great. We're gonna make old-timey retro fangames! Because kids, children, children of men, it's the brand new but ironically pretty old:
If you're unfamiliar with a game jam, the concept is simple: during this particular weekend, anyone who wants to will hop onto their game making programme of choice (in this case, I strongly recommend downloading The Game's Factory and fiddling around in that given the spirit of this) and tries to make something that fits as best with the theme as possible. You can find more details at the forum thread Roo made for this, but the gist is quite simple: make a dumb video game mimicking fangaming's hilarious, bizarre & borderline surreal past. You need examples? Well, Roo provided plenty in the thread post, but if you need more, just go to our very own Games section and go to the very last page and just scroll through them backwards until the games start hitting about 2005 or so. Anything within that time frame is probably a good example of what you could do, and we highly encourage exaggerating it to the fullest extent - or you can be mundanely authentic, it's really up to you! The only main objective is to capture that vibe, and there are better worded approaches to this in the thread post, so yet again I direct most people to go there.
Typically with game jams and stuff, you're supposed to do it within the time span, but (and I don't know if this is common practice) it appears Roo is fine with people making their game in advance. Granted, that's still not a lot of time! The jam starts this Saturday, so you only have a week to do something if you want! Or you can procrastinate like I probably will and only have the weekend, it's really up to you.
ALSO, as a public service announcement, My Submissions seems to be bugging out for some people. If this persists for you, you may have to clear your browser cache to fix the issue. This will very likely log you out of anywhere you're logged in, be warned. If that doesn't work and you're still having issues, please message the Site Staff! We want to help you get back to submitting great content and good times!
Now that we've got that all grabbed out, let's enjoy some of MFGG's fine newer fangames
I feel like... I'm probably forgetting something. OH, right! Super Mario Maker 2 is out, go play that! I've been playing it a lot myself, and it's great fun. Go enjoy that, child! Come back when you have great levels to share and good times to cherish! We might also be having a level competition for it in the near future, who knows? ;)
Howdy there, folks! I do apologize if y'all had issues with our site recently. Admittedly, I was working on the back end of the site software and may missed some typos in my codes. Of course, the main site software (TCSMS) hasn't been updated for almost a decade, so I stepped in and gave it an overhaul. Luckily, Retriever II himself assisted me with some of the coding.
Anyway, here's all the new features of the updated software:
A page for viewing all of the comments from a selected user.
Fixed the submission update system (as mentioned on my previous update).
Improved sorting system.
Improved average review score system (reviews that are in the queue or deleted will no longer counted).
Submission upload bar (some features, like error messages, are not implemented for now).
User avatar is now embedded in the comments, profile page, and user preferences!
Added profile links for Discord, Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Steam, and Reddit.
Sadly, the obsoleted AIM, YIM, and MSN profile links are removed.
Implemented a like/dislike system
With that out of the way, enjoy our recent submission updates!