Cage Match Update

Ablach Blackrat has announced the start of this week’s cage match (#157).

This match has 3 participating games, the winners of the recent YoYo Games Ancient Civilization competition.
1. Ancient Ants Adventure by RedSystem
2. Caveman Craig by RhysAndrews
3. Tut’s Test by KCLC

The rules are as follows:

  • On the Saturday of each week two games in the Creations Forum will go head to head in a contest to be voted on by GMC users.
  • On Saturday morning, the winner will be chosen from the tallied votes and will go onto the next Cage Match.
  • The Creator of the game that didn’t win will pick the next game to compete.
  • This is important: I will contact both contestants at the beginning of the match and ask that both submit a replacement game to me by PM by the Thursday of the same week that they are in the Cage Match. This is to ensure that the Matches continue without interruption. If I do not receive PM’s then I will choose the next game. Please no one else submit game suggestions to me.
  • If a game wins four rounds it will be retired to the Hall of Fame and the two games recommended for replacement by the contestants will be entered into the next Cage Match.
  • The games selected to be replacements can be any game posted within the last 4 months of the end of the voting period.
  • The games chosen by the participants can be either posted in the GMC or at Yoyo Games.
  • A contestant may not choose another one of their own games to take their place.
  • Any type of valid Game Maker creation may be chosen, not just games.
  • In the event of lack of nomination or a game making into the hall of fame, the cage match moderator may choose a game beyond the two month deadline.
  • Under no circumstances may anyone PM the contestants to ask if their game be nominated. This will earn an immediate ban of that game from participating in the Cage Match. Posting in the actual Cage Match topic to ask the same thing will received an immediate warn.
  • When replying to this topic: do not post just to say who you voted for.

Ablach Blackrat also posted to let users know that after the first month or so, the Cage Matches will return to normal with 2 games per match and entrant game selections.


10 Responses

  1. Cool… I am certainbly going to vote for “Tuts Test”
    as it was the best game…

  2. Awesome! I have all ways loved the cage match! I’m so happy to see it back again. The rules seem pretty much the same except for a few minor differences. All of which I agree with.

    It’s always been my dream to get a game into the Cage match hall of fame. Which was kinda hard to do without the cage matches. Now that their back, I can try again!

    This three way comp, using the yoyogames winners, was a good way to start the cage matches off again. I also like the fact the programs can make it in now. I don’t think they used to allow that.

    There is a mistake in the rules. In point six they say the cutoff date is four months. But in point ten they say that the mod can break the two month cutoff. I wonder which it is?


  3. hmm…
    that is an odd problem with the rules…
    I thougt that they were 1 week battles…
    yes, I am going to try to get into the hall of fame also…

  4. It is one week cage matches. They’re talking about the cutoff point for how old a game can be to be in the cage matches.
    The matches themselves are a week.

    I’m guessing a mod will simple pick the next games to run. Kinda hard to let the loser pick like normal because there will be two losers… Once, they get to two games though things should be like normal.

  5. I think that the person whow lost the MOST will
    be bumped out, and the winning looser will
    be counted as the only “looser”
    or somthing like that…

  6. That might work, but that would require getting all three people to send game suggestions. Which, of course, could be done; it just seems like un-needed work


  7. true…
    what do you suggest then?

  8. It’s a moot point, you were right.
    Blackrat explained it in the primary cage match post. (I must not have read it well enough) It’s like you said. The one who loses the “least” will be considered the second place winner and they will take his follow up suggestion.

    I personally just would have had Blackrat pick a replacement game. Seems like it would have been easier, but I guess Blackrat knows best.

    For the record, I voted for Tut’s Test as well. Awesome game!

  9. It’s wonderfull that the good old Cage Matches are back.

  10. @Csk,

    yes it is…
    I am glad they are back, they sound interesting…
    by the way, when were they officially gotten rid of, and why?
    I never heard the inside scoop, besides that people were somhow cheating because of the forum…

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