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Announcement: The Return of the Great OP! (And a Winner!)

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Hey, guys! I am so excited to bring this news to you today. Starting today, the Great OP is back in action!

The Great OP project rewards those so dedicated to a discussion that they put every ounce of sweat blood and tears into their opening posts, fully outlining their opinion, theory, or topic of discussion. If one truly stands out, then that person will receive the Great OP badge:

For more info, check out the thread!

Today’s winner goes to Jackalope and his Similarities among the “Chosen 4” and games themselves!

Not only is it detailed, but many thoughtful comparisons were made. Be sure to give it a look! Congratulations, Jackalope! Well done!

I hope to see more amazing OP’s out there, guys! I look forward to it!

STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (1) 2016.08.26 @ 13:40 CDT by CerealQueen

Fanworks Friday: Heart and Soul

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It's a beautiful day outside. Birds are singing, flowers are blooming... on days like these, kids like you...
Should be looking at fanart!

This week's Fanart of the Week winner goes to StarstorMew for his adorable drawing!

StarstorMew has been blowing up on the forums recently, with many achievements and submissions in the writing category, but apparently his talent doesn't stop there! Though it is hard to forget just how old the twins are during the course of the game, this piece really reflects their innocence at the start. The colors feel warm and vibrant. It definitely has a Mother-series vibe and it is well deserving of this award.

I hope to continue seeing your art, StarstorMew! Enjoy your new badge, you have certainly earned it.

Remember to submit your Mother-related fanart/music for the chance to see your work featured!

To see the Undertale Fanwork of the Week winner, check after the jump!

FANART | READ COMMENTS (0) 2016.08.19 @ 15:49 CDT by CerealQueen

Theories - Where Every Day is Mother's Day

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We have a theories update today! Aren't you excited?

If you recall, the last theory was: What are the full circumstances of Jeff’s birth and abandonment?

There were some great responses, but the Theory of the Week Winner is StarstorMew!

Remember, participate 10 times and get this Giygas badge!

(You can check your progress here!)

Check after the jump to read StarstorMew's awesome theory! (and also see what the next prompt is~)

ARTICLES | READ COMMENTS (0) 2016.08.17 @ 18:41 CDT by CerealQueen

Fan Game - Soma Spirits has Arrived!

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Yesterday, long time Starmen.net user SgtMettool released his newest game, Soma Spirits, for the PC! It's a fantastic game that runs for about 3-5 hours (I clocked in at about 6) and is a wonderful experience through the divided land of Soma. I don't want to spoil you all too much, but let's just say that it is a FANTASTIC RPG, the likes of which I haven't seen in quite a while. If you're a fan of beautiful sprite graphics, amazing music, and a DANG good plot, then this is the game for you! Plus, the game is absolutely FREE. Here's the summary from the thread:

“Soma, a land torn to the brink of death with strife and distrust, filled with denizens who refuse to accept one another. Two great beings wage war for generations to decide the fate of the world: to save or to destroy it. With their powers exhausted from battle, they come to a pact: divide the world into two, each with a guardian spirit to watch over them…”

Soma Spirits aims to be a short, 2-3 hour RPG with branching story paths. Rather than being fast-tracked and locked into paths from the start, you are given choices throughout the story on how you wish to proceed, and the choices made will have a significant impact on the story’s outcome.

However, you may find that the choices made in Soma Spirits are not so black and white. Every major choice made will have some impact on the story, and there are rarely any “correct” solutions.

The world of Soma Spirits is divided into two similar, but distinct versions of one another. At certain locations, you will be able to switch between the two worlds and find different inhabitants, monsters, and clues on how to proceed forward.

Check out the links below:

Click here for screenshots and the game's Starmen.net page!

Click here to download the game and read the blog post!

STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (5) 2016.08.13 @ 11:12 CDT by LadyTe-chan

Fangames and Programs Monthly Highlight - August Edition

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In case you missed the last update, every month we highlight a new game that is actively being developed at FG&P! TragicManner will be reaching out to game creators and asking them questions about their projects and then sharing with you all what I learned about the process behind their project, why they decided to start making their game, and more!

Often times there are questions about a project that don’t really fit into the conversation that goes on in a game’s thread. Hopefully the highlights will provide some insights into projects that simply wouldn’t happen elsewhere.

August's highlight is...


Seresute-the-Wolf started the topic for Mother: The Return of Darkness over a year ago. The thing that has most impressed me during this time is how much Seresute-the-Wolf has kept working on things! Progress seems steady and I’m very excited to see continuing updates, and the game really does look like it will be a lot of fun, especially for Mother fans.

I have always wanted to learn more about Seresute-the-Wolf’s story, and they were randomly selected for this month’s highlight, so I got my chance!
- TragicManner

To see the TragicManner's interview with Seresute-the-Wolf, check after the jump!

STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (0) 2016.08.11 @ 13:24 CDT by CerealQueen

Forum Events - Mother/Steven Universe Collab

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Just look at Typai's creative entry!

Not sure if you guys heard, but our lovely friend Dipper is hosting a collab featuring the beloved MOTHER-series as well as the ever so popular Steven Universe.

Here’s how it’ll work: You create a Steven Universe character dressed as a MOTHER character, or the opposite way around, and add it to the thread. At the end of the deadline, Dipper will take everybody’s image and put them together into a special collage on a neat background!

The concept is simple, but you definitely have a lot of creative range here.
If you're a fan of the SU series (even if you're not!) definitely consider participating!

You can see additional info and submit your entry here.

STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (0) 2016.08.08 @ 9:00 CDT by CerealQueen

Artist's Spotlight - Summer Lovin'

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Sure is a hot one today! I'm here today to announce this month's Artist's Spotlight winner!

This month's winner is With a Hint of Lemon!

WaHoL has been gracing the site with their works for a few years now and it's always a pleasure to see what they post next. Their work is always so colorful and vibrant; it really fits the Mother-universe nicely! Don't just take my word for it! Below are only a few examples of WaHoL's work, but you can see the love and skill this artist carries.

Congratulations, With a Hint of Lemon! Enjoy this new badge! You've earned it!

Artist's spotlight updates the 1st Saturday of every month! Look forward to it!

FANART | READ COMMENTS (2) 2016.08.06 @ 9:06 CDT by CerealQueen

Fanworks Friday - Words from the Past

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It's Friday! We made it! It's been awhile, but I'm here this week to announce the new Fan/work winners!

This week's Fanart of the Week winner goes to Felisong for her adorable and colorful drawing.

Though she only pops her head around the forums every now then again, she constantly provides bright and unique art. This particular piece is no exception. The creative use of block-like shapes to create the image really stood out.

I hope to continue seeing your art, Felisong! Enjoy your new badge, you have certainly earned it.

Remember to submit your Mother-related fanart/music for the chance to see your work featured!

To see the Undertale Fanwork of the Week winner, check after the jump!

FANART | READ COMMENTS (1) 2016.08.05 @ 17:17 CDT by CerealQueen

Theories - Once Upon a Time

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We have a theories update today! Aren't you excited?

If you recall, the last theory was: Dr. What was Osohe Castle like back when its inhabitants were still alive?

There were some great responses, but the Theory of the Week Winner is LadyTe-chan!

Remember, participate 10 times and get this Giygas badge!

(You can check your progress here!)

Check after the jump to read LadyTe-chan's awesome theory! (and also see what the next prompt is~)

ARTICLES | READ COMMENTS (0) 2016.08.01 @ 23:54 CDT by CerealQueen

FFotM Winner - With Just a Little Help From My Friends

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Hey, guys! It's the first Monday of the month, so you know what that means, right? Why, Fanfiction of the Month, of course!

I hope you're excited, because I sure am! There were quite a few entries to go through this time and I hope to see a bigger number this month!

Every month, we go through the forum's Writing Board and on the first Monday, we will choose the story we think is most deserving of the award. Winners will receive this beauty.

To qualify, simply post any fanfictions relating to the Mother-series on the Writing Board. It can be poems, stories, whatever! All I ask is that you be sure to include a title! Even submissions to the Monthly Prompt Post will be looked at! Don't forget to proofread!

This month's winner is StarstorMew with "Plenty of Water".

This stories revolves around Ness studying his comrades in hope to better understand his allies. It can be descriptive and though each of his teammates if very unique in their own ways, together, they form a strong team. I enjoyed how every character was important and the fight between the humans and Kraken was well written. The story is complete, so you can give it a read here.

Congratulations, StarstorMew! You're on a roll with these contests! Enjoy your new badge!

If anyone has any questions or concerns, feel free to comment or simply drop me a line.

FANFICTION | READ COMMENTS (1) 2016.08.01 @ 11:03 CDT by CerealQueen

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