Just came across a site that had a great idea for a contest. It's called Seven Day Roguelike ( 7DRL for short ), and the name is self-explanatory.
BYOND is lacking in roguelikes, which is weird since BYOND seems like the perfect engine to whip up a quick dungeon crawler. Either we don't have any roguelike fans on BYOND, or there's just no one attempting to make one.
Anyway, I haven't made anything in ages, so I'm challenging you all as well as myself to create a roguelike in seven days. There is no prize for this contest. Your reward is knowing you could create a fun dungeon crawler in 7 days, and who knows, with a little more polishing afterwards, that game could become the next award-winning roguelike.
You must stop development at 168 hours or less. You also must leave a post saying you're starting, and at that moment your 7 day time limit begins. You can use libraries, resources, all that good stuff. You can also plan your game before starting, meaning you don't have to leave your "I'm starting" post before you write up ideas of what kind of roguelike you're going to make. The final rule is that this contest is for April only, meaning the latest you can start your game is on the 24th - any later and your 7th day will go into May.
With that said, I'll probably start mine this week. Let the games begin! I'm expecting an entire 2 people to participate in this, so I know this is going to be one wild event!