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

I guess I should've posted something about withdrawing. Occupied with other things.
Craze? Mapping and aesthetics?
DOES NOT COMPUTE
;p
I'm doing surprisingly well, to be honest.
All I have to do is make the finishing scenes and then check through it to add in a bit more atmosphere and scares and it should be all good.

Can't wait to see what some others have produced, though!
Tau
RMN sex symbol
3278
author=Liberty
I'll probably have a day off for my birthday, though

Happy Birthday :D

Work and family has kicked in hard lately, been hardly showing up more then 5 minutes long in the past few week here even. Still trying to get it done but I don't know if I will get it done in time for the contest though.
Got as far with two tilesets, one character set, animated flashlight and a couple of recorded sound effects from my phone. Was going for silent hill meets cabin in the woods sort of thing, can't see myself finishing on the deadline though. =/
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
20053
I figure, if we focus on the story elements, and forgo how things look (They look fine to me!), we should be done within a reasonable amount of time.
author=Marrend
I figure, if we focus on the story elements, and forgo how things look (They look fine to me!), we should be done within a reasonable amount of time.

What about if we have no story elements? ;_;
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
20053
author=SnowOwl
author=Marrend
I figure, if we focus on the story elements, and forgo how things look (They look fine to me!), we should be done within a reasonable amount of time.
What about if we have no story elements? ;_;


You're allowed to flee from the Story Elemental. We chose to fight it!
Well, maps are in now (bar a few which may make it in a Directors cut version). If you're looking for a way to kill some time while you procrastinate, check out the Map Guess Minigame: http://rpgmaker.net/games/4465/mgmg/

Also check the Fan Fun page there for your chance to win graphics packs.
Most of the custom art is done. I'm currently writing and tweaking the opponents' stats and attacks. Coding shouldn't take too long when all of that is done.
BurningTyger
Hm i Wonder if i can pul somethi goff here/
1289
Marrend and I have hashed out the plot and such together.; he's doing much of the eventing while I work on some visual resources and some fluff. However, I'm willing to pick up some of the other as well if he needs me to. I don't want him to feel unfairly stuck with the bulk of the work.
Ratty524
The 524 is for 524 Stone Crabs
12896
author=Deckiller
So we have ten more days! How's everyone doing on their entries?

contemplating on changing the engine I'm using on the basis that it's difficult to implement the control scheme I want with VX. :(
I was already making a game for Halloween!

Time to show that Sphere isn't dead. It might be on life support though. And some people were thinking of pulling the plug, and letting it die alone...
lols
didn't_know_there_was_a_contest

speed_dev_mode_engage
BurningTyger
Hm i Wonder if i can pul somethi goff here/
1289
YAY! Game is up; not a long one, but complete. Subject should be Halloweeny enough.
http://rpgmaker.net/games/4489/
Finished my game too. It's probably the shortest game in the contest, but I'm happy with how it turned out (5-10 minutes, at most). Nice too see some submissions starting to trickle in, I've been looking forward to playing some halloween games, after I sleep for 24 hours, hah.
God, why do I enter these things XD I LOVE a challenge. This game has CERTAINLY taught me more about Eventing then I ever knew before :p

How's everyone else going?
Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
13829
I at least have enough content in line to release SOMETHING (welp, that takes me back) that is complete and somewhat climatic. I'm working hard on polishing and reaching my actual goal, though.
Caz
LET'SBIAN DO THIS.
6283
author=Craze
I at least have enough content in line to release SOMETHING (welp, that takes me back) that is complete and somewhat climatic. I'm working hard on polishing and reaching my actual goal, though.


Clicked on the notice, and 'hard on polishing' is the first bit of text I saw once the page scrolled down to your post. Great.

In other news, I am pretty much done with my game even if it was incredibly rushed.. oh well, achievements are achievements! I wish everyone the best of luck, and hope to see some awesome games outta this!