The third Make a Good Mega Man Level contest is now closed. For posterity, we're preserving the original contest announcement below.

It's once again time to make a good Mega Man level! We provide the tools; you provide the creativity. Conventional or unconventional, short or long, easy or difficult...whatever kind of level you want to make, there's a place for it here. The submission deadline is November 25, 2018.

How do I participate?

What happens after that?
Contest results will be announced whenever the judges have played, scored, and written a review for every level. This could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the number of submissions. At some point after the results are announced, the free-to-download Make a Good Mega Man Level Contest 3 game will be released to the public. The game will contain every level submitted to the contest (except any levels that broke the contest rules and were excluded), regardless of quality. The game will also include LOTS of additional content, but we'll keep that a secret for now.

Any tips for making a good level?
Yes! The judges of MaGMML1, 2, and 3 have plenty of level design tips and tricks to share. There's also a thread called What Have We Learned From MaGMML1 and 2?, which has insights and advice from past contest participants and development team members. Of course, playing MaGMML1, MaGMML2, and the spinoff game MaG24HMML (and paying attention to the level scores and judge reviews) is a great way to see how (not) to make a level.

The Neo Pit of Pits
Neo Pit of Pits logo

Like the main contest, the submission period for the Neo Pit of Pits is over, but we're preserving the original details for posterity below.

Submissions for The Neo Pit of Pits are now open! If you're interested in submitting short mini-levels for a non-judged, Endless Attack-style mode to be included in MaGMML3, check out the links below. The submission deadline is March 17th (extended from March 8th), 2019, at 11:59 P.M. EST. Have fun!

If you're new to making levels:
If you're ready to make some Pit levels:
  • Read the Neo Pit of Pits Submission Rules.
  • Download Batch 1 and Batch 2 of the updated devkit assets and extract them into the "objects", "sprites", and "sprites/images" subfolders (as appropriate) within the "MegamixEngine-" (or whatever you named it) folder on your computer. Select "Yes to All" when asked if you want to replace the existing files.
  • Make some levels! And get other people to playtest them. Please.
  • Submit your levels via the submission form.
  • View the status of your submissions on the submission tracker.