There are two categories left (Controls & Story Elements) and both have a tie.
I'll also include some newer competition theme suggestions.
Voting for the Autumn Competition!2 weeks to vote, 3 choices per person.How soon do we want to have another competition?
Sept - Nov time period. Two weeks, four weeks, six weeks?
I will go ahead and say, I'm thinking that the winter competition should start in November, and I think the theme should be something like "gift game", or "tweak a little, give to everyone!"Sorry, I changed the poll options!
The theme of "Use preexisting engine" was a bit vague; what is an engine vs a framework? etc. etc.
So I removed that and the bottom few options.
In my mind, engine was something that let you create a game much quicker than using something like C++ with SFML. Less overhead, etc.
It also tended to constrain what you could make, but also gave you more power to get things done quicker.
I added three new genre constraints (Adventure, Visual Novel, 3D), and if there's a tie or if one of 'em are really popular, we'll merge that with one of the top themes.Competition Theme Options:Play as a villain... [stop the hero?]
Whether you're taking over the world, the boss of a crime syndicate, or merely just a cat burglar, play as the villain!Unlikely hero
Super Granny Sisters, Garbage Man: Revengance, or other unlikely heroes of video games!One-button controls
The entire game, including menus, can only use one button. On the keyboard. (Mouse could be cheating Mouse-only controls
Games using the MOUSE (or finger!) only!Video game adaptation of a movie, theme doesn't quite "go together"
Seinfield Real Time Strategy game? Aliens dating sim? Being John Malkovich the JRPG!
Make a game based on a movie (though, make it a knock-off rather than using actual IP), and make the genre completely opposite!Language learning game
Make a game prototype to help people learn a foreign language!Games made with pre-existing engines (AGS, Unity, GameMaker, RenPy)...
This would probably have to be combined with another theme, but making a game with a pre-existing engine: No C++ coding here!Fan games of other peoples' competition games
Make a fan game of one of the previous competition entries! Of course, we'd have to get the creator's permission. Update a previous competition entry!
Dust off a previous entry and improve it, or complete it!