Discussion Relic Castle Game Jam Preservation Project

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Foxowl

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So a little over a year and a half ago, the archive for old Relic Castle was discontinued. (https://reliccastle.com/threads/1980/)

One of the unfortunate results of this was that a lot of the threads for games from the first two Relic Castle Game Jams were lost (Game Jam 3 was the first on the new Relic Castle).
I thought it'd be a nice idea to try and make one thread containing all the archives from those games that we have left. Some of them have been reposted, some can be found on archive.org, and others are unfortunately lost to the mists of time.

I think I'll put all the ones I know for now here and edit if new info appears.
When I list games, Orange means it won a Spotlight, Bold means it was reposted/posted to new Relic, Italics means it can be found on archive.org, and Strikethrough means that to my knowledge the game is lost forever.

Relic Castle Game Jam #1 (Summer 2015) - archived results thread
There were 11 game submissions:

Pokemon MewYou by Aki - https://reliccastle.com/threads/36/
Pokemon Marigold by plutokrasi and KamekMan - https://web.archive.org/web/20160627160152/http://reliccastle.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=489
Golurk Rising by Radical Raptr - https://web.archive.org/web/20180828211224/http:/reliccastle.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=433
Pokemon Jeff by Hukon - https://reliccastle.com/threads/88/
Pokemon Ocean Blue by RaikounRolla - https://web.archive.org/web/20150825004035/http://reliccastle.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=427
Planet Wanderer by ocean - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2828/
The Holy Mountain: A Pokemon Adventure by WackyTurtle - Lost
The Secret of Cinnabar Mansion by Involuntary Twitch - https://reliccastle.com/threads/149/
Earthbound: Capsule Quest by Atomic Reactor - https://reliccastle.com/threads/58/
NipNip by Cilberba - Lost (also renamed Go Nabo)
Pokemon Relic Throwdown by Florio - Lost

Relic Castle Game Jam #2 (Summer 2016) - archived results thread
There were 14 game submissions:

Attack on Silph Co by NoodlesButt - https://reliccastle.com/threads/102/
Operation Strike Back by FlamingFalcon - (can be found on imgur)
Pokemon Plastic Pyrite by NuclearOmega - https://reliccastle.com/threads/455/
Pokemon Pantheon - by LunarDusk, Baaabuuu, and BIGFriv - unknown
Pokemon Paradox by Thundaga - (can be found on Thundaga's website https://sites.google.com/view/thundagas-games)
Pokemon Chrysalis - unknown
Pokemon Rose Gold by Atomic Reactor, Cilerba, and Kiedisticelixer - https://reliccastle.com/threads/15/
Pokemon Thyme by Hukon - https://reliccastle.com/threads/90/
Pokemon Umber by Dawn Bronze - https://reliccastle.com/threads/57/
Steve the Bibarel by SpartaLazor - https://web.archive.org/web/20171010005832/http:/reliccastle.com:80/forums/showthread.php?tid=1035
Pokemon Bonfire Stories by Aki - https://reliccastle.com/threads/18/
Home - A Trubbish Story - by SmokedPaprika, Ashedragon, and LilypadLemur - https://reliccastle.com/threads/300/
The Mysterious Island - by TheTurtleDuckMan
Jam Party Pokemon Error by CrimsonTy - unknown

I don't know the status of the games from Jam #2 that I marked "unknown." If anyone knows where those games or any of the lost games from Jam 1 can be found, or if they're definitively lost forever, please let me know so I can update.

Enjoy your trips into Relic Castle's ancient history!

(EDIT) Upon request from Marin, I'm going to use this post as a hub for All jams, not just the first two "lost" ones. Here follows the "modern" jam games.

Relic Castle Game Jam #3 (Summer 2017) - results thread - optional theme: The Trio
There were 25 game submissions:

Pokemon Maze Version by IdaFuglsang - https://reliccastle.com/threads/467/
Pokemon Eye of the Storm by Dragonite and Enkii Muto- https://reliccastle.com/threads/483/
Pokemon Evolve Eevee by BluePlays - https://reliccastle.com/threads/491/
Pokemon Battle Island by Leilou, Electiwirez, and Taq - https://reliccastle.com/threads/498/
Pokemon Equinox by mrw200 - https://reliccastle.com/threads/500/
Pokemon Weather Trials by Kaleidophoenix - https://reliccastle.com/threads/507/
Pokemon Sky Fortress by LeonDraceus, Saizo, and Nemurin - https://reliccastle.com/threads/508/
Pokemon Snitch by Echi and UnOvA - https://reliccastle.com/threads/510/
Pokemon Bouquet by Roenais - https://reliccastle.com/threads/532/
Hitmon! Jam by Rhyden, Pixel Profligate, SpartaLazor, and shyacinth - https://reliccastle.com/threads/493/
Pokemon Desiderate by Hukon - https://reliccastle.com/threads/529/
Attack on the Space Station by NoodlesButt and TypicalJalepeno - https://reliccastle.com/threads/520/
Pokemon Twilight by OrreMidi - https://reliccastle.com/threads/426/
Banette & Guilmon: A Pokemon Movie by SmokedPaprika, LlamaMinister, and LilypadLemur - https://reliccastle.com/threads/501/
GALMI by Shgeldz and Starrcasm - https://reliccastle.com/threads/526/
Magikarp Jump by Presley - https://reliccastle.com/threads/525
Pokemon: A Passage Through Memories by Tomix - https://reliccastle.com/threads/484/
Pokemon Prime by GeometricGames - https://reliccastle.com/threads/533/
Pokemon Summit Trials by Thundaga and the Thundaga Community - https://reliccastle.com/threads/506/
Pokemon Fable by Dawn Bronze, Deo, and Aki - https://reliccastle.com/threads/492/
The Power We Hold by FlamingFalcon and MeetYourReaper - https://reliccastle.com/threads/511/
Pokemon Edge Rising by Makattack202, SmokedPaprika, Mashirosakura, and Techskylander1518 - https://reliccastle.com/threads/504/
Pokemon Adventures: The Fire Red and Leaf Green Saga by Grapz - https://reliccastle.com/threads/505/
Pokemon DITTO EDITION by ocean, KNIGHTBRUH, Taq, and Manovi - https://reliccastle.com/threads/534/
Pokemon Glitched Error by CrimsonTy - https://reliccastle.com/threads/536/

Relic Castle Game Jam #4 (Summer 2018) - results thread - optional theme: Discovery
There were 13 game submissions:

Pokemon False Order by Cadeorade5, FlamingFalcon, and MeetYourReaper -
https://reliccastle.com/threads/1728/
Space Porygon by Eevee - https://reliccastle.com/threads/1730/
Pokemon Droea Explorea by Kaleidophoenix - https://reliccastle.com/threads/1729/
Pokemon Experimental Traveler by CrimsonTy - https://reliccastle.com/threads/1717/
A Zoroark Among Us by HollowGap, Droid779, Rizkybest9, and NoodlesButt - https://reliccastle.com/threads/1711/
Pokemon Journey by Tomix - https://reliccastle.com/threads/1701/
Pokemon Ultra Jam! by Foxowl, Greatmaccao, and Taq - https://reliccastle.com/threads/1741/
Pokemon Wayward by Hukon - https://reliccastle.com/threads/1735/
Pokemon Birdcall by Aki, Deo, NuclearOmega, and AtomicReactor - https://reliccastle.com/threads/1734/
Pokemon Christmas Stories by xUMG, Haunted Ditto, Aldo, and SenKey - https://reliccastle.com/threads/1707/
Pokemon Castaway by Michael and Ekat - https://reliccastle.com/threads/1723/
Pokemon Berry Hunt by Jonpluff - https://reliccastle.com/threads/1720/
Pokemon Kronos by OrreMidi, Streetie, TheLightSword, and AlphaRemaster - https://reliccastle.com/threads/1738/

Relic Castle Game Jam #5 (Summer 2019) - results thread - optional theme: Growth
There were 11 game submissions:

Pokemon Super Kawaii Dating Sim by CrimsonTy -
https://reliccastle.com/threads/2309/
Pokemon Lament of the Children by AngelusMortis, Michael, and Ekat - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2312/
Pocket Monster Project: Vigorous City by Ranko and Roshimitsu - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2313/
Pokemon Unvoiced by Kartik, Droid779, Micky Singh, HollowGap, and SmokedPaprika - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2297/
Pokemon: The Rise of Giovanni by Cannaboss and RedLegend360 - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2316/
Pokemon Daycare by Vendily - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2275/
Fire-Type Emblem by Aldo - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2304/
Latent - Prologue by Otter Flooflord - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2302/
Pokemon This Gym of Mine by Omegas - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2306/
Hunter and Raymond by Cadeorade5, FlamingFalcon, and MeetYourReaper - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2310/
Pokemon Tempo Rising by Aki, DogzNDogz113, and Deo - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2318/

Relic Castle Winter Game Jam #1 (Early 2020) - results thread - theme: Required Map
There were 12 game submissions:

Elle's Winter Game Jam Entry by Elle - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2434/
POCKET GAIDEN by ocean -
https://reliccastle.com/threads/2441/
Pocket Monster Project: Chasing Glory by Ranko, Archie-Pichu, Saucecoie, and Moca - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2446/
Pokemon Cryptic: An Untold Enigma (inaccessible)
Pokemon Hunt for the Yeti by Foxowl and Kartik -
https://reliccastle.com/threads/2443/
Pokemon Pandora by Haunted Ditto, mustafa505, Ampharos 2.0, and SenKey - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2445/
Pokemon Surge by Aldo - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2447/
Pokemon Unown Ruins by Vendily - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2407/
Pokemon: The Pokerus Plague by Maurili, Droid779, and Kartik - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2431/
White Rose by Otter Flooflord and LJ - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2440/
Pokemon Apathy by Ekat, Chase, Michael, and Scyl - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2432
Pokemon Gratia by Tomix, Monika, and NuclearOmega - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2428/

Relic Castle Game Jam #6 (Summer 2020) - results thread - optional theme: Escape
There were 27 game submissions:

Welcome to PokeFriend Cafe by avery - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2585/
Pokemon Vanishing Point by Tomix, Papurikagakusyu, and NuclearOmega - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2657/
The Game Has Ended by Jelo, Azraal101, and Timethy69 - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2660/
Pokemon Convert by Jonpluff, nichimi, thicc.ricc.98, and isaaczzz - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2665/
POCKET MODERATORS by Savordez and megar - https://reliccastle.com/pocket-moderators/
Pokemon Distortion by Coyleep - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2670/
Pokemon D.W. by Voltseon - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2664/
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl: Therian Episode by RadicalRaptr and Mr. Gela - https://reliccastle.com/dp-therian-episode/
Pokemon Midnight by tobes-chan, Brom, Holoserica, and JUM - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2674/
THEFT on the MAGNET TRAIN EXPRESS by Starrcasm and Shgeldz - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2662/
Lost Hope by _pheebs and genericallyterrible(wife) - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2681/
Pokemon TRAPPED by CoumarineTrainerAndy - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2629/
Pokemon Climate by Haunted Ditto, Ampharos 2.0, xUMG, and mustafa505 - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2682/
Pokemon: The Giant Torterra by Kartik, Droid779, HollowGap, and FsT - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2654/
Pokemon Shadow of the Dragon by AlaskanmoonX - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2683/
A Slice of Life by Foxowl, Ekat, Zaffre, and Ganciel - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2677/
Pokemon Veize by Alcanik - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2686/
Escape From Dream World by Vendily - https://reliccastle.com/escape-from-dream-world/
Pokemon Splice by Thundaga, Voltseon, TristantineTheGreat, and Kristiano100 - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2685/
Pokemon Graduation by Hornet - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2687/
Dreamweaver by Eevee and Day - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2688/
Pocket Monster Project: Ghosts of Knowledge by Ranko, HollowGap, mustafa505, and Droid779 - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2689/
Pokemon Mobius by Marin and Maruno - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2691/
The Chakra Clinic by Techskylander1518 - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2692/
Pokemon Descent by Cryptochrome - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2693/
POCKET GAIDEN 2 by ocean - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2678/
Pokemon Parallax by LuxDiablo, AnonAlpaca, Maks, and ToxicStall - https://reliccastle.com/threads/2624/

And that's just about it! All 113 Relic Castle Jam Games, made from 2015 to 2020! I'll update this as more jams happen. I'm just so happy to see so many awesome games our community has made! While not all of them are presently available it's still a pretty crazy number. Thanks to Marin, Zaffre, Ocean, and Aki for helping compile the list.

Enjoy jamming!
 
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Just wanna say that the lost games aren't gone, I still personally have copies...I've got some notes though:
  • Pokemon Pantheon was made by Lunar and Baaabuuu and won the community spotlight that year
  • Home was made by SmokedPaprika, iirc there's at least an April 1st version in the current site archives
  • The Mysterious Island was made by TheTurtleDuckMan
  • NipNip (a game about a turnip protagonist) was renamed to Go Nabo
  • In general it's weird that only certain devs get "paired" when the community wants to credit them, but for most games only 1 dev gets credited
  • Some of the games on the list were made by the same devs, they just changed usernames over the years
 

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Just wanna say that the lost games aren't gone, I still personally have copies...I've got some notes though:
  • Pokemon Pantheon was made by Lunar and Baaabuuu and won the community spotlight that year
  • Home was made by SmokedPaprika, iirc there's at least an April 1st version in the current site archives
  • The Mysterious Island was made by TheTurtleDuckMan
  • NipNip (a game about a turnip protagonist) was renamed to Go Nabo
  • In general it's weird that only certain devs get "paired" when the community wants to credit them, but for most games only 1 dev gets credited
  • Some of the games on the list were made by the same devs, they just changed usernames over the years
Thanks for the notes- I'll update. On changing usernames I just put the ones I saw? I realize there's changes but I don't always know what they are. On credits, I get that inconsistency. Do you think it would be better to only credit the dev who posted the game for all the games here or to credit the whole teams? I don't know if I'll be able to find all the team members for some of the lost games but for the rest I can definitely add everyone. As for personal copies of lost games, it could be neat to repost them somewhere so that people can play them even if the threads are gone (although I'd check with the dev first). This thread is definitely a work in progress lol.
 
On credits, I get that inconsistency. Do you think it would be better to only credit the dev who posted the game for all the games here or to credit the whole teams?

You could probably go either way for crediting, I just find it weird to do both on a case by case basis. Like Shgeldz and Starrcasm or Michael and Ekat are accepted pairs, because they've teamed up on multiple games I guess? But other pairs/teams don't get the same treatment...

As for personal copies of lost games, it could be neat to repost them somewhere so that people can play them even if the threads are gone (although I'd check with the dev first). This thread is definitely a work in progress lol.

Anyway I won't upload any games, sorry! As admin I had specifically requested certain people to repost and they refused, but if they maybe don't have a copy anymore and need someone to send it to them...please hit me up sometime. :eyes emoji:

I'm trying to look through my copy of Pokemon Chrysalis (it's not encrypted) and remember who the dev is but haven't found anything yet. Man, crediting yourself is important!
 

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I made Planet Wanderer. I don't have the files for it anymore since they were stored on a Dropbox account I deleted the email for. :^( if anyone still has the files they're welcome to upload it or send them to me and I'll make a thread.

I've asked WT about Holy Mountain, hopefully he'll get back to me soon. And Florio, he's probably smoking weed somewhere far away from the fan game community. ;^)
 

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It's nice to see how a lot of the people in the community have developed over the years/jams! RadicalRaptr was first spotlighted five years ago, and he just had one again this year! Jams really are the best ways to see what the community can do and get a bunch of really fun games to play.
 
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