Description

It's that time of the year again~ Halloween month! Yay! Now, usually we tend to have a fairly open game making event where everyone just makes a game that may or may not have to do with horror, but this time around I figure let's go hardcore into that goodnight.

It's time to create a frightening time~

This event is all about creating a horror game!

What is a Horror Game?
By definition horror as a genre tends to follow the Survival Horror trope - drop your hero into the middle of something terrifying and horrific and force them to try and survive. There may or may not be allusions to various myths, legends and classic horror tropes, and a lot of the time there's different endings (even though most are split into good/bad/death/death/death ones).

A good horror game leaves the player guessing when the next scare is coming, gives hints as to what the scare is and what should not be interacted with, but also allows for not showing the horror too closely. They use sound direction, music and atmosphere over cheap dark-screen tactics and can leave you worried about whether you should check that table or not.

Some games don't include gore. Some do. Some horror games focus more on story or characters, whilst others drop you down as a nameless, faceless person striving to fight against the mysteries of the dark (think Slenderman). Either way, they're often quite short games in comparison to normal ones, and quite a few have a lot of replay value.

Event Rules
In this event you will be creating a horror game, using some of the provided choices below.

You must pick ONE (or more) of the list below to be in your game:
- Fading Dreams
- Bloody Smile
- Twisted Memories
- Mysterious Present
- Broken Future
- Hopeless Tomorrow
- Forgotten Past

You must also include at least TWO (or more, if you wish) of the following:
- A red balloon
- Empty picture frames
- Broken glasses
- Demonic Possession
- Cloves of garlic
- An iron sword
- An old music box
- Golden key/s
- A cursed cellphone
- An eyeless teddy bear
- Blood-stained wedding dress
- A poisoned cup


Submission Rules
The submission rules are as follows:
- Full game or demo is fine. Demos should be over 10 minutes long, though.
- You may start on October 1st!
- Time ends Midnight of the 30th of October. Games must be submitted to this event page by then! Please plan ahead by having game pages created by that point. (To make sure you see the right time on the page in your time zone, go to account settings and change your hour offset to fit your area. This will change site time to be your timezone and the dates in the top-right corner of the event page will reflect this.)
- Games should be stand-alone and not require extra additions (like downloading RTP files or the like).
- Games should follow the event rules.
- You may use a team if you wish, but it's not necessary.
- Any engine allowed.
- Games MUST abide by site rules.

Judging
Those who managed to submit a full game or demo at the end of the event will get a participation badge.

Games will be judged by a group of judges who will decide the top three games. Those top three games will get a badge each, from 1st place to 3rd place.





FAQS

Does it have to be a straight horror game? Does it have to be scary?
Well, the main idea is to make it a bit scary, but there are games out there that blend cute and scary quite well, so if you can do something like that I see no reason you can't make a blended horror. It doesn't have to be straight horror genre, either. It's fine to make a mix of genres, just make sure that horror is the main one.





Third Place


Cara by Edus1998



Second Place


Xenos by markofthewind28


First Place


A Ghost's Lullaby by Lucy_Fox



Honourable Mentions (in no particular order)
_ (underscore) - Best Use of Sound and Demon
Halloweeb - Best Use of Animu
Polixiuhs - Best Facade of Normality
A Night at Hotel Deuce - Best Quick Time Events Against Creepy-Ass Sprites o.O;
Red Balloon of Happiness - Best Frogge is Not Actually a Girl BTW
Super Girl Squad - Best Dungeons and Dragons Rip-Off ;p
Mom - Best Game that Didn't Make it in Time


Background art by Mezamero of deviantart

Details

  • 10/01/2016 12:00 AM
  • 10/31/2016 04:00 AM
  • 10

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Teams Members Entry
The Ghost of Christmas Kloe
Team Scary
this'll be my first horror game... best game on here!
Team Scream
it's been halloween since july 5th
Wanna see real horror? Check out my gam mak!
A Ghost's Lullaby - The one that isn't scary at all
Team Name
OzzyChanz & MioTheOne
blathnat the impaler
Team Jumpscares Sucks
Monster Mash!
Made a Horror game in less than 4 days.
The scary thing is how much other stuff I SHOULD be doing.
HopefullyFinishing
Hey guys I've been here for five minutes what's going on
Somewhere or Bust!
Sure, why not
cesber the friendly ghost
HELLO YES THIS IS FROGGE HERE TO MAKE A GAME WHERE EVERYONE DIES
Donald Wins the Presidency
team spoopy
Team get notifications
Probably Halloween Game
Do nothing or die trying
Because Survival Horror can still be RPGs!
TwoD Studios
Teem Zeebree, it's a demo.
Team Vengeful Sols
hIROMU
The doll maker
Totally not making a game
Punkk makes a Surreal Horror Game!
The Music box
NoBody´s MagiK
AfroSoft
aHH Project
H16
Should be working in main game but
forest overlay == instant win
Marshmellow
Rainbows and Unicorns
Get spooped, plebs
Bats in the Belfry
#goingtofail
No game, no team, only candy corn
I might try this
Sup Bro
I like working under pressure, haha! -faints-
10 days to try beat SnowOwl :(
RWBY
Hossi Games
Mummy help me project
Irregularity
ManiacMax's Team
Manacade

Posts

pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28539
Liberty
Okay, so gimme a mo and you lot that missed by seconds can submit to the page.
(I had to step out at the end else I'd have given the customary extra hour for last-minute issues).

A big hug and a kiss!
Because I'm generous and can't be stuffed figuring out exact times, you've got an hour and 20 minutes to get your games uploaded/submitted.

Operating on the usual "Gonna trust you on this one" thing. GO GO GO!
Red_Nova
The all around prick
7796
I wonder what kind of game I could make if I started right now...?
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28539
So anyway, as I was saying; the one I've just submitted was the version I've completed, but don't use it in your LP; it doesn't work right. Use v1.1; the bugs in 1.1 aren't game breaking.

I'll put the link to that download in this post (See! I'm trustworthy!).
mjshi
Jack of Most Trades
6365
You could just submit the working version, the event's not locked up yet.
Especially since these posts tend to get buried under other posts, so later visitors won't know why the game isn't working.
Well, I mean, we've had 3 hour gammaks spit out some interesting games in the past so I'd imagine something extremely short but maybe cool?


Yeah, just submit the working one~
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28539
CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
11443
Time to start my game!

Jokes aside, congrats to all that made a game. I am proud. Single tear falls from face.
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28539
Oh, Libby! Forgot to let you know! My game ends with a piano version of "Life On Mars?" by David Bowie, so at the end, you'll want to turn the sound down to avoid a DMCA.
Dang, with this extra hour, I could, like, add a dang bossfight to my dang game.

I don't think I will, though, unless enough people convince me to. I just want to take a break from the game.
Thanks Liberty!

I don't know if Irog is still online at this hour though... I can't submit the game to the event, so I'll post the link in this message:
https://rpgmaker.net/games/9333/downloads/
author=Liberty
Okay, so gimme a mo and you lot that missed by seconds can submit to the page.
(I had to step out at the end else I'd have given the customary extra hour for last-minute issues).

I have a question Liberty. I worry a lot, so I need to know, I did not put down the requirements I used in my game, but I have put them on my page. Someone already answered that they can find it themselves, but what happens if they can't find it and theres no indication on what they used? The Requirements are on the page (Phew), I'm just curious and worried about what would happen.
Well, nothing much. As long as they're somewhere that I can find them so that I know if you count for a badge or not.
Was SO CLOSE to getting something done but I don't think it's ready to be uploaded yet. Congrats to everyone who did manage to get something done though! Maybe we'll have it up by this evening/tomorrow morning or maybe a little later. Who knows?
author=Liberty
Well, nothing much. As long as they're somewhere that I can find them so that I know if you count for a badge or not.


OH CRAP! I am so sorry if this is late but I forgot to add in the pictures I used! I know its too late and I can't update the game but the pictures I used from:
http://www.vita-chi.net/sozai1.htm
And crappy drawings on Paint!
I know this is late I just want to give this too you so I don't plagiarize when you play the game! Thank you and I'm sorry.
19 games total. Not bad guys~

>.<)b
Stupid me for already saying this twice, but the pictures I used were from:
http://www.vita-chi.net/sozai1.htm
And crappy drawings on Paint!
I forgot to add this on the stuff I used in the file and it's already late. Plus Im a major worrier. I'm sorry for forgetting and writing this twice, I just want to make sure I don't plagiarize. Thank you again and sorry.
Playlist is now updated with all games that count!

(There is one that is missing, though, since they used an old game page and it went through without being checked in the queue. It's currently denied pending fixing from the creator, so if one of them gives climbing paint, that's why.

For future reference, don't do that. It's seriously not good for the site or yourself - we have those rules for a reason!

People on the site have a certain expectation that there's a level of competence in the games added to the site. The bare minimum we require means that people trust a game to be at least semi-decent. If you skip the queue and don't get the quality check then we can't help it if your game gets bombed for not being up to peoples' expectations.

Not only that, but we do get a younger audience on the site and we pride ourselves in not allowing anything too offensive when it comes to game content. (If you see any game's content that is very offensive, please please let us know!) Whilst we do allow adult content, we need to make sure it doesn't go beyond the rules and/or that it is tagged appropriately. This is so that people who are likely to be affected by such content can rest safe knowing that anything they might be hurt by (emotionally or mentally) is properly tagged and/or removed (depending on the type of offence and how it is handled in the game.)

On top of that, you're not doing yourself any favours as old game pages do not work well with the current front page system we have set up for showing off new games. You will not get any spotlights on the front page as your game will be considered too old by the system to be given then. This means that even were your game of a great quality and given a New and Notable spot, it would not show up at all! You miss out on the free publicity that the front page offers for new games, meaning that people will not know your game even exists.


For these reasons (and for the sake of my sanity) please only use new game pages when hosting your game on the site. Thanks!
Can i ask why my game wasn't put on the list ;-; I thought it was good enough T^T
author=Liberty
Playlist is now updated with all games that count!

(There is one that is missing, though, since they used an old game page and it went through without being checked in the queue. It's currently denied pending fixing from the creator, so if one of them gives climbing paint, that's why.

For future reference, don't do that. It's seriously not good for the site or yourself - we have those rules for a reason!

People on the site have a certain expectation that there's a level of competence in the games added to the site. The bare minimum we require means that people trust a game to be at least semi-decent. If you skip the queue and don't get the quality check then we can't help it if your game gets bombed for not being up to peoples' expectations.

Not only that, but we do get a younger audience on the site and we pride ourselves in not allowing anything too offensive when it comes to game content. (If you see any game's content that is very offensive, please please let us know!) Whilst we do allow adult content, we need to make sure it doesn't go beyond the rules and/or that it is tagged appropriately. This is so that people who are likely to be affected by such content can rest safe knowing that anything they might be hurt by (emotionally or mentally) is properly tagged and/or removed (depending on the type of offence and how it is handled in the game.)

On top of that, you're not doing yourself any favours as old game pages do not work well with the current front page system we have set up for showing off new games. You will not get any spotlights on the front page as your game will be considered too old by the system to be given then. This means that even were your game of a great quality and given a New and Notable spot, it would not show up at all! You miss out on the free publicity that the front page offers for new games, meaning that people will not know your game even exists.


For these reasons (and for the sake of my sanity) please only use new game pages when hosting your game on the site. Thanks!

oh god Im sorry I've never done this before. I just updated my credits so I dont plagerize (I stupidly noted that twice) I hope I dont cause any more trouble, I'm done with the edits. Thank you Liberty and all the other Judges.