You are free to submit content to MFGG, as long as it is kept within the rules. Any content violating these rules will not be accepted into MFGG's archive.
- General Rules of Thumb
- All submissions must be related to Nintendo's Mario series of entertainment, hence the title, Mario Fan Games Galaxy. All Games should feature Mario and other characters and/or elements from the Mario universe as a primary focus. Submissions focusing on any other gaming series will be declined. However, characters from outside the scope of Mario may make an appearance in the game so long as Mario is the main focus.
- Library files (Libs) must consist of Mario graphics, and Tutorials must demonstrate elements from Mario games or elements that would help out in most to all gameplay styles with Mario, Luigi, etc. as the main focus.
- Do not steal content from others, as it is highly unethical. We at MFGG have our ways of determining whether work is stolen from others, and will readily discriminate against thieves. Anyone submitting stolen content will be banned from the site immediately. However, sprites ripped from a commercial ROM (i.e. a Mario game) are accepted.
- No inappropriate content of any sort. Unnecessary vulgar aspects such as nudity, excessive swearing, or slander will not be accepted in any category. MFGG is to be kept family-safe.
- All content should demonstrate care and effort. Rushed or useless sprites and hurried, empty Games will be declined. Further explanation below.
- Guidelines for Submitting Games
- All Games must be playable. Any external files required to properly execute the game must be included in its download, with the exception of files listed under the Miscellaneous category of the Downloads. There must be some tangible form of gameplay in Games as opposed to a disorganized mass of objects.
- Your game should be possible to complete, and not just a level you can only walk halfway through. We will not accept "engine tests", in which all you can do is walk around and test out basic elements. Demos, or yet to be completed games, must contain one level for a developed engine and two for a more basic one.
- Large music files (such as .MP3 and .WAV files) are heavily discouraged. These can increase the size of a game dramatically, and your game may be declined for being needlessly large. If MP3 music is necessary, please encode the music so that the file size is as small as possible.
- Guidelines for Submitting Sprite Library Files
- The accepted formats for sprites and backgrounds are Library Files for the programs "The Games Factory", "Multimedia Fusion", "The Games Factory 2", or "Multimedia Fusion 2". Sheet files saved as GIF (not animated) or PNG. We will not accept JPEGs.
- We will accept anything from Libs containing hundreds of sprites to a single sprite with full animation. However, we will not accept such Libs as those containing few sprites with no animation.
- Libs must be compiled in the proper format. Library files are graphics, no more and no less; as such, do not load them full of background music, movements, and sound effects.
- We will not accept useless sprites. Even if they have decent quality, sprites can still be useless. A perfect example is a Super Saiya-jin Luigi holding a shotgun... standard Mario sprites are accepted, but not absurd edits.
- Backgrounds must be seperated into tiles and objects. You are welcome to include an example of the background when assembled using the tiles and objects, but you may not submit only an assembled background. Any practical size is permitted for the tiles; most games use 16x16.
- Backdrops, which are designed for parallax or to just sit behind your levels, should be complete. If the backdrops are supposed to tile, make sure that they can tile when you submit them.
- Guidelines for Submitting Tutorials
- Tutorials must demonstrate an element or elements from the Mario games, or an element which would be useful in any type of game. Generally, these Tutorials should be using sprites of Mario himself.
- We will allow a Tutorial for simple concepts if designed in a user-friendly and helpful manner, but tutorials for anything as simple as scrolling, which in most programs is one or two lines of code, will not be accepted. Simple problems like these are best addressed on the forums.
- Guidelines for Submitting Sound Files
- Sound files must be as high quality as possible. We will not accept poorly recorded or fuzzy sound effects that would not be useful in fangames.
- Please submit all recorded music in .OGG format. Do not submit recorded music ripped from games. MIDI music must be your own composition and not taken from another website, even if you cannot find the original composer's name.
- Guidelines for Submitting Miscellaneous Files
- The Miscellaneous section is designed specifically for resources which prove helpful in either running or creating Games. Feel free to submit resources such as fonts or system files, but not archive gimmicks such as screensavers or wallpapers.