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#1 Alice

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 10:55 PM

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Hello, fellow GMCers! It's that time of year again!
What time, you ask?
 
~ GMC Secret Santa 2015 time! ~


❄ THE GIFTS HAVE ARRIVED! ❄

What again?

"GMC Secret Santa" is an event carried out each year where each participant makes a gift for so-called "secret pal". Then, at December 23rd all gifts are published for all participants to unwrap! Note, however, that the identity of your Santa will remain hidden - it's secret Santa after all.
Feel free to check the last discussion topic for reference!

How do I sign up?

To sign up, you need is make a post in this topic before 6th December, 0:00 GMT. You can also state your gift preferences in the post, but don't be too specific - you wouldn't want to cause your secret Santa a headache, now would you? Once sign-up period is closed, I'll announce that and randomly assign secret pals; you should get a PM with your secret pal soon afterwards.
Sign ups are closed now.

Making the gift

After you have your secret pal assigned, you must make your Secret Santa present and PM it to me before 22nd December, 23:59 GMT. Don't publish it here or PM it to your secret pal; it's supposed to be secret. Do take into account your pal's preferences, but try to be discreet - e.g. if you want to check your pal's posts, it's good to log out beforehand so that you won't show up in recent visitors. Hopefully it goes without saying that the gift must not be mean spirited, offensive or even breaking GMC rules. Additionally, the gift must not be financial (Steam keys, program licences etc.).

Examples of what you could make:
  • a new avatar
  • banners or promo images for their games
  • music or sound effects for their WIP
  • "Let's Play" videos of their games
  • short video games about them
  • a holiday video message
  • desktop wallpapers etc.
Of course, if you have idea for some other gift, feel free to make it; these are just examples!

If at some point you find that you can't make the gift after all (due to lack of time or random circumstances), please PM me about it as soon as possible, and at least 5 days before deadline! That way I'll have time to assign your secret pal to someone else.

The unwrapping!

At December 23rd I'll gather all the gifts and publish them for your viewing pleasure (except for those that can't be published, for one reason or another). You're free to share your joy in this topic, comment on whichever gifts others posted here or try to guess your Santa.

In a nutshell
  • to sign up, write a post here before 6th December, 23:59 GMT
  • you can state your preferences in the sign-up post, but please don't be too specific!
  • after sign-up is closed, your secret pal name will be PM'd to you; you will have over two weeks to make the gift (until 22nd December, 23:59 GMT)
  • once you make the gift, PM it to me; don't send it to your secret pal or post here, it's supposed to be secret!
  • all gifts should be virtual, unless you want the expense of air-mailing a teddy bear to your secret pal
  • also, when making the gift, try to think what your pal would want; the gift shouldn't be rude, offensive etc. (nobody wants to see a picture of you nude with just a Christmas cake covering your genitals)
  • finally, no financial gifts (Steam keys, program licenses etc.)!
  • if you can't make your gift, please PM me as soon as possible and at least 5 days before deadline, so that I can assign your secret pal to someone else
  • at 23rd December all gifts will be published here to unwrap (except for those that can't be shown here); you might try to guess your Santa if you want ;)
Participants so farSeason's greetings to you all!

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Edited by Alice, 23 December 2015 - 01:39 AM.

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#2 HayManMarc

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 11:01 PM

Yes! I'm in!

Gift preference: A silly game, or anything, but not an avatar.

(Thanx for including the font credit, Alice! Oops.)

Edited by HayManMarc, 25 November 2015 - 12:06 AM.

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#3 BlessHayGaming

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 11:31 PM

Uhh, sign me up as well :D 


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#4 Misu

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 11:48 PM

Im in!

 

Gift Preference (can be any): Music and/or sound for my game Jefferey the Jurassic Animal, or a "lets play" video of my game Super Robo Monster Blaster 3000, or a game with me in it would do.


Edited by Misu, 24 November 2015 - 11:53 PM.

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#5 Yal

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 12:03 AM

Sign me up! I'd prefer giving away a pixel art graphics resource, music or audio (i can even do crappy voice acting!), and I wish for... I've had a hard time getting stuff done codewise lately, so I guess I'd like some random abandoned source file to toy around with x3 (in which case you could spend the time adding comments, i guess x3). Failing that, just don't give me an avatar... unless you make a matching one for Tsuka❤
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#6 Ninety

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 12:58 AM

I'm in! Anything except Windows executables, please!
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#7 Snail_Man

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 01:16 AM

I'm in! Preferably not an avatar.
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#8 Sammi3

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 07:12 AM

I'm in! Would prefer pixel art trees :)


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#9 Forester

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 07:47 AM

Im in. ;)

 

No avatars preferably.


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#10 Alice

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 08:45 AM

Added, added, added...

Also, I'm in too~! As long as it's not an avatar, signature or wallpaper it should be fine. ^^
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#11 trg601

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 02:01 PM

I think I will join!
 
I'm cool with whatever, though I would prefer a game :)

Here are a few of my games. If you want to do a let's play video or 'fan' game.

Edited by trg601, 06 December 2015 - 01:06 PM.

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#12 roytheshort

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 11:36 PM

I will make a Surprise. You won't know what it is until it happens.


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#13 Lukan Spellweaver

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 11:41 PM

/in

 

Prefs: No avatars and no art for Homestead please.

(I know that's a bit of a specific request, but last year I got art. I love it by the way, and it is being worked into the game.(a year later))


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#14 GameDevDan

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 11:30 AM

I'm so glad this tradition has been continued! :D

 

Alice and HayMan, excellent job on the post and animation I love it.

 

Count me in! I don't really mind what I get :)


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#15 roytheshort

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 02:50 PM

Count me in! I don't really mind what I get :)

 

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#16 Xor

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 03:15 PM

I'm in. No preferences.
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#17 hippyman

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 03:25 PM

I'm in as well. I need to make up for being suuuuper late last year. No preferences.

 

 

p.s. Loved that video 


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#18 GameGoblin

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 12:17 PM

I'm in. Anything will work but I'll be happier if it's not an avatar. ^^"
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#19 mr magnus

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 02:32 PM

I missed the last one. That made me sad, so I want to join this year. :D

 

I want a surprise. Anything is accepted as long as I can either use it, laugh at it or be pleasantly surprised by something I didn't expect.


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#20 nvrogers

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 03:49 PM

Sounds fun! I'll join in.

 

As for preferences, I would prefer anything but an avatar.


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#21 kepons

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 05:21 PM

I'm in! How could I be unaware of this topic for two days?


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#22 Snail_Man

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 08:46 PM

Maybe because it isn't pinned?

By the way, I'd like to make an additional request: That I don't get Kepons to make gifts for. No offense to him of course, but three years in a row would be a bit much, don't you think?
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#23 kepons

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 08:58 PM

Heh, I hadn't even noticed that. In fact, I don't even remember what I got in the first time, but I really liked your last year's game!


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#24 Ninety

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 11:12 PM

All I want for Christmas is to not be almost finished making a 3 min soundtrack for someone only to have them drop out

 

*coughcoughFLAEONcough* >_>


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#25 Alice

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 11:33 AM

Everyone who applied thus far has been added.

Also, thanks for Dan for pinning the topic. ;)
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#26 Surgeon_

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 02:38 PM

I'd like to sign up for this!

 

Preferences: Something artistic, but preferably not a wallpaper. I haven't changed my desktop wallpaper since about 2010 and I'm not planning on doing so now :P

 

EDIT: No hard feelings if I get an Avatar and choose not to use it.


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#27 trg601

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 10:02 PM

I'm in! Anything except Windows executables, please!

 

Does this mean, all windows games, or just no standalone .exes, without a .zip folder.


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#28 TheUltimate

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 07:04 PM

Let's do this. I'm in.

 

Anything except an avatar or wallpaper please!


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#29 Ninety

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 11:25 PM

I'm in! Anything except Windows executables, please!

 
Does this mean, all windows games, or just no standalone .exes, without a .zip folder.


No Windows games, as I can't guarantee I'll be able to run them. (Some things seem to just not work with WINE.)
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#30 Misu

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 11:43 PM

I'm in! Anything except Windows executables, please!

 Does this mean, all windows games, or just no standalone .exes, without a .zip folder.
No Windows games, as I can't guarantee I'll be able to run them. (Some things seem to just not work with WINE.)

Don't worry. I will make an html5 game for ya.
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#31 HayManMarc

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 06:02 PM

So, the person I'm Secret Santa for is getting an avatar. My decision is final. AHHH HAHAHAHAAHAAAHAAAAA!

(Could I really be so horrible?)

Only a few more days left to sign up! :)
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#32 Revamped

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 09:34 PM

A Secret Santa? Count me in!


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Posted 03 December 2015 - 09:43 PM

I'm in, some will be getting a crappy gift from me LOL. No avatar please 


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Posted 04 December 2015 - 04:07 AM

I'm in! So, what'll it be...

 

An awesomely scary pixel art sprite that makes babies cry cause it's Christmas so - obviously - #throwbacktoHalloween

 

OR

 

A game centered around my username to satisfy my incredible narcissism arrogance

 

 

I'm willing to do anything but be forewarned, if you pick me for something super artsy it'll likely crash and burn. But it'll be a magnificent bonfire, complete with smores.

 

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 05:33 AM

You know what? I'm in! 

 

I would prefer fan art of one of my games. Something I always wanted as a developer is fan art. Everlasting Night and my jam games make for good games to make fan art of. Don't make me a signature banner.


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#36 Misu

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 12:04 PM

 

A game centered around my username to satisfy my incredible narcissism arrogance.

 

 

Sorry, mate. Narcissism does not go into that context.


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#37 aamatniekss

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 12:40 PM

Im in too!
No preferences except, I don't want avatars, signatures or wallpapers.
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#38 chance

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 12:42 PM

I always enjoy these, so I'm in again this year.  No preference for gifts.  Just nothing too crappy.

 

(Actually, crappy is fine as long as it's shiny.)


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#39 Gian

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 01:37 PM

*music*

 

I don't want a lot for GMC secret santa...there are just 2 things i need...

I don't want an avatar, or something lame,

I just want to have my own...more than you could ever own...

Make my wish come trueee...

 

All i want for GMC secret santa isss...

Music for a my game! (the first one i prefer to be relaxing, and the other music...surprise me with that!)


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#40 Detective Pixel

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 02:31 PM

Its the most wonderful time of the year!

 

I wouldn't like an avatar. Other than that, surprise me!


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#41 trg601

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 03:23 PM

All i want for GMC Secret Santa is... Music for my game!

One would be a relaxing music, and the other would be well...surprise me!

 

Well I hope i'm not your secret santa then, because I cannot make music at all.

(Unless you want a bad acapella)


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#42 mr magnus

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 04:52 PM

Hey, I was wondering. Since Alice is hosting, and Alice is also a participant, won't she always know who her secret santa is? Sounds like it ruins the suprise a bit. :o


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#43 Misu

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 08:22 PM

Hey, I was wondering. Since Alice is hosting, and Alice is also a participant, won't she always know who her secret santa is? Sounds like it ruins the suprise a bit. :o

 

Hey that is true! However I think that surprises doesnt really matter for her I guess. 


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Posted 05 December 2015 - 08:37 PM

I'm in as well.


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Posted 06 December 2015 - 01:08 AM

I'm in, please no signature, wallpaper, or avatar.


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Posted 06 December 2015 - 01:15 AM

Hey, I was wondering. Since Alice is hosting, and Alice is also a participant, won't she always know who her secret santa is? Sounds like it ruins the suprise a bit. :o

 

Perhaps some of the participants who have time could make an extra present for her.  Then another member could transfer the gift without divulging the giver.


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#47 Misu

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 01:21 AM

 

Hey, I was wondering. Since Alice is hosting, and Alice is also a participant, won't she always know who her secret santa is? Sounds like it ruins the suprise a bit. :o

 

Perhaps some of the participants who have time could make an extra present for her.  Then another member could transfer the gift without divulging the giver.

 

Nah, still I don't think Alice mind about having surprises or not but if there was a way to sort this out, its basically putting someone else to assign the mystery givers for her. 


Edited by Misu, 06 December 2015 - 01:23 AM.

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#48 Alice

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 10:52 AM

Oh well, I got a little mixup, I meant for sign-ups to last until 6th December ends, yet instead I wrote they last until 6th December starts. Hopefully it won't harm to have another day to sign up, especially since many people wrote here lately, and there might be more to come. ^^"

As for me knowing my Secret Santa, don't worry, I'm prepared. ;)
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#49 Lawsome

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 02:23 PM

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 03:10 PM

I'm in. Please no signature or avatar.
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