Results are in!

1st Place: Will You Ever Return? by jackspinoza
2nd Place: Wine & Roses by Craze
3rd Place: Dead Moon Night by Fomar0153 and Indra

Judges' comments forthcoming.

First and foremost, thanks to Archeia_Nessiah for the wonderful event page CSS!

October's already here! It sure did sneak up on us like a creepy crawly black widow spider, fangs poised for a nasty, venomous bite! Like all arachnaphobes, we sprang to our feet, panicked, and tripped over the night stand decided that we're overdue for another month-long game development contest!

The Theme? Anything related to Halloween! Horror, trick-or-treating, zombie attacks,'s your call!

This is a very broad theme: as long as the game is in the spirit of Halloween, you'll be fine. Feel free to ask if you don't think your game applies to the theme. You may use any game development engine. Additional rules are listed below.

The deadline is 12pm UTC on Halloween4pm UTC on November 3rd. A panel of judges will play each game and rank the top three entries. Users may vote for their favorite game once the contest is over; voting will be handled through this page. Results will be announced via podcast. It's the All Hallows' Event...or, I guess you could say, the Nightmare Before Halloween!

Step 1: Sign up for the contest in the "Registration" section below this event description. You can enter this event solo or as a team. Additionally, you may submit as many games or join as many teams as you'd like.
Step 2: Create your game page. Normal submission rules apply.
Step 3: Post your download to the game page once it's approved.
Step 4: Submit your game download to the contest by using the commands on the upper-right corner of this page.

Winner: Patron Spirit of Halloween Achievement (worth 100 makerscore), an LP from one of the judges, a review from one of the judges, and a free copy of RPG Maker VX Ace.
2nd place: Ragdoll Love Interest Achievement (worth 75 makerscore), an LP from one of the judges, and a review from one of the judges.
3rd place: Duckbilled Evil Scientist Achievement (worth 60 makerscore) and a review from one of the judges.
Voters' choice: Two-Faced Mayor Achievement (worth 100 makerscore).
Participation (including judges): Sadistic Sack's Shadow Achievement (worth 50 makerscore).

(Feel free to nag the judges until you get your review.)

  • The game must be related to Halloween. Unsure if you game meets the theme? Just ask!
  • You may use any game development engine.
  • Only completed games are allowed! No demos!
  • Preexisting resources may be used, but no games that were started before the beginning of the event are allowed.
  • No late submissions; the deadline is strictly 12pm UTC on Halloween (October 31, 2012). Exceptions may be made if judges find a game-breaking bug.
  • There is no limit on team size; you may also work alone.
  • You may submit as many games and join as many teams as you'd like.
  • Judges' entries will not be ranked, but they will still quality for the voters' choice achievement.
  • All necessary files must be included in the download.
  • Only one VX Ace copy is available - please take this into account if you're on a team.
  • If the winner does not want VX Ace, s/he will pass it to the 2nd place winner, and so on, until we find a person who wants it.
  • All of RMN's normal policies apply.
  • If you have any questions, ask in the comments section or PM Deckiller.




You must be logged in to sign up for All Hallows' Event.

Teams Members Entry Votes
Mario's Mansion II
  • 1
Spirit Yumm
  • 1
Forest Map Madness
  • 3
She Who Likes Achievements
  • 0
Bludgeon of Inspiration
  • 0
Blue Pumpkin Games
  • 3
Demented Jester
  • 1
candies omg candies everywhere
  • 1
Resident Evil
  • 1
Wine & Roses
  • 5
dragons_fire games
  • 2
Haunted House Here, Ha Ha
  • 1
Team Me
  • 3
  • 0
Jack Spinoza
  • 3
  • 0
Flying Jester
  • 2
Slenderman's Army
  • 0
The Horrorterrors of Candy Cane Mountain: A Choose Your Own Adventure
Headless Eldritch Horror with a Sphincter for a Face with a Walker
Crayons and Papers
Arguably the perfect man
Will probably finish something this time
(Trick || Treat)
Let's Carve a Gourd
Samhain Sassy Soiree
Just in case I do anything
jomarcenter games
Onward! Defrosted Tuna Team
Xp hunters
Lord of CC will CC you... TO DEATH
Just Jude
Team Of One
Generic horror game.
Spooky Specters
It's Acezon
Deadly Dimention
Lucifer's Worshipper
Demonfly Studios
1 Person, 1 Game, 1 Month
Night Of The Terror
Evil Pyro: Killing by Mario Game
Memoirs of a Grimoire
Bump in the Night
Haunted Moors
Cthulhu Rises Over The City of Arkham
Insideous Horrors
Gold Team
Blue Rooms
Home Alone
Mansion of Doom


I'm a dog pirate
So I wanted to do another compilation of ghost house levels, but since I'm judging it won't count toward the 1st/2nd/3rd place prizes. But since there's no limit on submissions, you could always sign up for Mario's Mansion II and then make another game.
Prepare for trouble, and make it double.
I'm a dog pirate
Oh yeah, if you're involved in more than one team you'll have to let me know. The event page only allows you to sign up for one team. You can submit as many downloads as you want though!
Me, me, I'm in!
*drags Fomar on a leash* WE are in >D
Poor Fomar. He had no chance...
How exciting! I really wish I wasn't moving this month. No, I take that back. I'm really really glad I'm moving this month. I relish the challenge of game design and time constraints. Muahaha! Time to turn my brain on for game stuff.
Oh snap! I just released a halloween theme game (Console Hunt) right before this event opened up! I'll have to put together a Console Hunt 2 now!
Hm i Wonder if i can pul somethi goff here/
Hmm, Clare... Are you pondering what I'm pondering?
Hmm, Clare... Are you pondering what I'm pondering?

No. I might do a few let's plays on these games, but I won't be making any.

RMN sex symbol
Sure, cool new game idea it is.. With a halloween theme sprinkled on top.
if i had an allowance, i would give it to rmn
Ooh yeah! I think I will participate. :)
Shinan is a judge. I'm bribing to win.
Guardian of the Description Thread
Hmm, Clare... Are you pondering what I'm pondering?
No. I might do a few let's plays on these games, but I won't be making any.

Somebody missed a Pinky and the Brain reference.

In any event, I wouldn't mind being on a team for this event. Not that the fabled Bludgeon of Inspiration has struck, but, you know, tossing my meager skills out there.

*Edit: I bet if I just listen to the Necromancer's theme from the HOMM2 expansion enough times, I should get something.

Wait. Necromancers? Skeletons? Hrm...
Quick question: I know it says we may use any engine but I would like to know if I may use StoryNexus to build my game in. It was used to make Fallen London. My only concern is in the judges judging the game. They would have to have an account to play it and there are only so many actions available at a time (10, with 1 action point regenerating every 10 minutes). There wouldn't be anything to download either; as it is entirely browser-based.

It might not be an issue anyways though because it isn't in open beta yet (though it is supposed to be sometime this month).
Wait. Necromancers? Skeletons? Hrm...

Skeletons are a woefully untapped horror source.
why would i heal when i could equip a morningstar
We're still going with the rule that scripts count as "preexisting resources," right? (As in, using Promised Abyss's scripts the same way I used my WIP battle system for that shitty Obelisk: Devilkillers game? Except, you know, not horrible this time?)
Hmm... if I copy Hexatona's "choose your own adventure idea" I might finish.
The one who use this is going to have my respect