welcome to the very first minigame competition ever apparently! actually, it's just the first one of this year... don't worry, i'm right with some of you in thinking this is unnecessarily confusing
nonetheless, it's time for a great old minigame comp, and this one was a long time coming:THE THEME: anything but mario
i thought it'd be fun to try a different kind of theme. your entry can be about any nintendo franchise you want it to be... except
mario, or even have a mario character in it. that also means no yoshi, donkey kong, or wario! but why though? isn't this mario
fangames galaxy? well, you're entirely right, it is! that's what makes the theme interesting, to me at least. this site celebrated its 15th anniversary last year, so the emphasis on mario is well established already. i've also been pushing for years to at least broaden the site to allow submissions from any nintendo franchise (changing the name could be entirely optional, since it could pose some issues)
either way, basically you can make an entry and the gameplay and whatever can be anything as long as it's a fangame of an existing nintendo franchise... and it has to be one that isn't mario
. your deadline for submission is march 16th, 2017
, which gives you a solid, round 2 weeks to get whatever you're gonna do done. in light of some recent trends in competitions, there will be absolutely no extensions under any circumstances
. if you can't get it done within the time frame, sorry but you can't participate.
good luck all! and remember: mario is watching over you, judging you... expecting better from you...