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

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
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

The important number is how many is on the list after the deadline!
the only important number is maker score
man I thought I can do it then work calls. haha <_<;
author=pyrodoom
I am already thinking up the plot of my game!

The Princess is captured by Big Boo on Halloween. Go fuck him up.
Best idea ever.

But seriously though, I don't have an idea for a story yet, but I will end up doing what most people do and end up making a Mario game with eaither Mario and Luigi, or just Luigi.
I would really like this though. I will start soon! And I think if I have enough time...which I won't, I will make a shitty 2K3 game to back it up. XD



How about you play as Big Boo and have to kidnap the Princess by reverse-playing your way through stages - start at the end of the stage and try to get to the start. Along the way you have to turn toadstools into goombas and blocks and plants~
author=Liberty
author=pyrodoom
I am already thinking up the plot of my game!

The Princess is captured by Big Boo on Halloween. Go fuck him up.
Best idea ever.

But seriously though, I don't have an idea for a story yet, but I will end up doing what most people do and end up making a Mario game with eaither Mario and Luigi, or just Luigi.
I would really like this though. I will start soon! And I think if I have enough time...which I won't, I will make a shitty 2K3 game to back it up. XD
How about you play as Big Boo and have to kidnap the Princess by reverse-playing your way through stages - start at the end of the stage and try to get to the start. Along the way you have to turn toadstools into goombas and blocks and plants~


I'm not too sure about this...
first off, I'm wondering if this can work in SMBX, second, that's cool, but Big Boo should fly, not jump and walk around...
I am thinking of changing some graphics of power-ups and the character sets to make it look cooler. Like when Mario touches a mushroom that is black and white, he can turn into a Boo and fly. That would be cool, but I have seen it before.
Still fits the theme though. Cool idea BTW.
But it seems me and Kentona's team may be in a battle to see who is better at SMBX, because it looks like we're always the only ones who use it on these things, so I wouldn't want to risk doing something that may not work, and causing me to rush by wasting my time just doing tests on it. Sorry.
BurningTyger
Hm i Wonder if i can pul somethi goff here/
1289
The game seems to be taking shape slowly but but Marrend and I are still struggling to come to a unified vision.
Caz
LET'SBIAN DO THIS.
6283
Hastily drawn intro done, music picked out, game mechanics sorted, two and a half stages of game done. Just gotta keep making stages and do the end-of-game replay value shop. Trying to get it all done before I have to go away for a few days on the 20th.. that's gonna be fun!
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
20053
author=BurningTyger
The game seems to be taking shape slowly but but Marrend and I are still struggling to come to a unified vision.


Having arguments is part-and-parcel of being on a team, I imagine. We both have our own ideas, and want to implement them in our own way. The trick is to dissect which ideas are the better of the two, and having the courage to admit that one's own idea might be the worse of the two.
Yo all~
Fan Fun Competition is in da hizzouse! Check it for a cool prize!
>> http://rpgmaker.net/games/4465/blog/8478/ <<

Also, while you're there, join the group making maps for FoMaMa. Just one map and you're in!
BurningTyger
Hm i Wonder if i can pul somethi goff here/
1289
author=Marrend
author=BurningTyger
The game seems to be taking shape slowly but but Marrend and I are still struggling to come to a unified vision.
Having arguments is part-and-parcel of being on a team, I imagine. We both have our own ideas, and want to implement them in our own way. The trick is to dissect which ideas are the better of the two, and having the courage to admit that one's own idea might be the worse of the two.
Agreed; that courage can be hard.
Gibmaker
I hate RPG Maker because of what it has done to me
9244
HOLY CRAP SO MANY ENTRIES.

I considered participating but it's more important for me to get other things done before November. :(
I considered participating but it's more important for me to get other things done before November. :(


i entered in spite of that

god save me
If I can make a completed game with at least an hour of gameplay then I think I did awright for this contest. I'm more curious to see what everyone else comes up with as far as horror games go! Let's see some jumpscares!
my game is not a horror game.

it's also not cutesy as most of the non-horror projects seem to be.

it's somewhere in between.
Decided to throw something together for this.
My game is going to be extremely short compared to some of the others it seems,
just a few minutes tops.
Gonna re-use a idea I had from one of my old not-complete games.
An amusement park haunted house, in game format.

author=spirit_young
If I can make a completed game with at least an hour of gameplay then I think I did awright for this contest. I'm more curious to see what everyone else comes up with as far as horror games go! Let's see some jumpscares!

There should be a reward for most jumpscares.
Gah, just realised how many talented people are participating! D:
Still, definitely going to do this.

Also, I have a question.
I have two people wanting to help with my project, but I don't think they have an account here on RMN.
Are they allowed to join?
There should be a reward for most the jumpscares? That would rule!
Decky
I'm a dog pirate
19517
author=Dezz
Gah, just realised how many talented people are participating! D:
Still, definitely going to do this.

Also, I have a question.
I have two people wanting to help with my project, but I don't think they have an account here on RMN.
Are they allowed to join?


Sure, but I highly recommend they create usernames anyway!
author=Deckiller
author=Dezz
Gah, just realised how many talented people are participating! D:
Still, definitely going to do this.

Also, I have a question.
I have two people wanting to help with my project, but I don't think they have an account here on RMN.
Are they allowed to join?
Sure, but I highly recommend they create usernames anyway!

Alright, thanks!
I'll suggest to them that they create an account, then!
Tau
RMN sex symbol
3278
author=spirit_young
If I can make a completed game with at least an hour of gameplay then I think I did awright for this contest. I'm more curious to see what everyone else comes up with as far as horror games go! Let's see some jumpscares!

Pretty much what I'm aiming for, an hour or so long game with little horror elements, not a scary game though.