Originally Posted by AlexFili
A minigame contest would be good, but you can still make a decent game in a month.
Well, as Splat said, a decent story can be written in a week. How many people actually have the spare time to do that though?
For me personally, I'm working 9 hours a day during the week, so by the time I've done all the other things that need doing each day I don't have a lot of spare time and I sure don't want to spend it all programming. And most of my weekends are taken up with personal commitments. So there is no way I could make a decent game in one month.
Especially if you take into account that a decent game needs to have programming done, graphics created (unless you're just ripping off another game, but for Oddworld based ones this is kind of hard), sounds and music, etc. So that seems like a lot of work to do in one month, especially if it's one person but even for a team if there's people like me who lead busy lives!
So basically, the short version is: No offense, but I don't believe many people can create a decent game in a month.