Description

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, ghosts...it'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.

Details

Achievements

Registration

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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
Purplex
  • 0
Jack Spinoza
  • 3
NecromireGames
  • 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
ok
Wolfpack
Lord of CC will CC you... TO DEATH
Nobody
Just Jude
Team Of One
Generic horror game.
Spooky Specters
It's Acezon
Arachnaphobia
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
moga
Home Alone
Mansion of Doom

Posts

Finally put some thought into a title and designed a logo last night, so I was able to submit a gamepage tonight. Thanks to the extension and the fact I don't work the next two days, should hopefully be able to actually finish something. Probably the most rushed (and not-so-good) rm thing I've ever produced, but I still like the idea behind it even if the balance will be not so good pending minor miracle.

The sad part is the first thing I said to Maki was "let's get this done early for once." Way to jinx it.
Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
13829
Hey, it happens. I'll be looking forward to whatever you make; it's always interesting to see what people can throw together in a few hours or days!
Decky
I'm a dog pirate
19517
There are still 2 and a half days left due to the Hurricane Extension, so I highly recommend seizing this second life even if it means whipping something up in a few hours! For all you know it might end up winning, especially if it's funny...
I've put in a lot of work, but don't think I'll make it by deadline. About one third of the game still unfinished... I'll just release it later. Good luck to all who did make it (out of the storm, too!).
Indra
YOU ARE BEING TOO AGGRO
10801
It's done! It's done! Omg, it's DONE!
FINALLY! *cries tears of happines*
And we're in time for the deadline! (Well, more or less...)
author=Indra
It's done! It's done! Omg, it's DONE!FINALLY! *cries tears of happines*
And we're in time for the deadline! (Well, more or less...)

Good job, Indra.
I can't wait to play all the games in this event ^.^
Decky
I'm a dog pirate
19517
I hope you can endure the SMBX engine! We're pretty happy with how Mario's' Mansion 2 turned out.
time to start making my game actually-

morning of the last day of the contest, check

no ideas, check

no graphics, check

welp, it's time to jam!!!!

kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
20742
I expect great things from you nonetheless
Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
13829
ahahhahha hahahaha hahahhaahahha

FINAL PUSH CRAZE

LET'S DO THISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

(in all seriousness I have playtested/nitpicked up until the final boss battle. I just need to... get that all working and stuff. welp)
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
20742
I expect great things from you nonetheless
Tau
RMN sex symbol
3278
I expected nothing from you.
Decky
I'm a dog pirate
19517
12 hours 44 minutes to go!
Game submitted. A relatively short, but moderately challenging point and click. I'll bet that's the first new Sphere game submitted to RMN in a few years.

See, Sphere is still alive, and kicking at the perfumed air!
Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
13829
Wine & Roses... is done. By the nine has it been a long month x_x

At least it's the first game I've uploaded in a long time that I'm actually happy with!
author=FlyingJester
Game submitted. A relatively short, but moderately challenging point and click. I'll bet that's the first new Sphere game submitted to RMN in a few years.

See, Sphere is still alive, and kicking at the perfumed air!
Awesome, and grats on some spotlight.

author=Craze
Wine & Roses... is done. By the nine has it been a long month x_x

At least it's the first game I've uploaded in a long time that I'm actually happy with!
^o^
I just noticed that, too! Color me surprised.
BurningTyger
Hm i Wonder if i can pul somethi goff here/
1289
OMGLOL Clare, the Blue Pumpkin team's really outdone themselves. I think they've got us beat, Marrend... Anyway, I definitely enjoyed Dead Moon Night- and so will you.
Solitayre
Circumstance penalty for being the bard.
18257
I have not been able to stop playing Wine and Roses since Craze uploaded it.

It is fabulous and you should all play it.
The Unwelcome Guest has arrived.

An abandoned/haunted/spooky mansion game, like Uninvited and Scratches. Decidedly short, but moderately difficult. At least that's the feedback I have so far.