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

Decky
I'm a dog pirate
19517
There is a massive hurricane/soon-to-be super storm that will affect one of the largest population centers in the word in the next 3 days, so I may postpone things 1-2 days. Key word: may. ;)
The snownado is going to hit my region pretty hard, so I might be without power for a bit this week.
Snownado?
Go on, enlighten me on the subject...
Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
13829
I live in central Maine. All we ever get is rain and the chance to wear sweaters early!
I live in the northeast of the USA, near the coast, and have a yard full of looming trees just waiting to give my house a hug. If I get out of this unscathed, it will be miraculous.
I live in England and know absolutely nothing about this and as a storm/natural disaster fanatic, I am particularly curious about a "Snownado" so please proceed to fill in the details...
It's being called a 'frankenstorm' by the news, since it absorbed a couple of other storm systems on its way over to the coast. It's actually just a hurricane.
YES! I made a game!!! And in less than a month!!! Ok so it is really messy but this competition gave me the incentive to make a game!! "Will You Ever Return" successfully submitted. WOOOooHoooOO My first game!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ALwKeSEYs
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
20742
The weather is fine inside the house!
author=kentona
The weather is fine inside the house!

Then the power goes out. I slowly go insane from lack of rmn.
Me and Hotfirelegend have done some talking, and decided it'd be best to drop out and focus on working on Insanity with more time. We're definitely going to continue working on it, though probably slowly as we're aiming for adding more fear into it.

Still, can't wait to see others' entries!
author=kumada
It's being called a 'frankenstorm' by the news, since it absorbed a couple of other storm systems on its way over to the coast. It's actually just a hurricane.

That'll gimme something to think about for the evening...
Question: Is the hurricane technically a cannibal?
That hurricane is meiosicidal maniac.
BurningTyger
Hm i Wonder if i can pul somethi goff here/
1289
author=jackalotrun
author=kumada
It's being called a 'frankenstorm' by the news, since it absorbed a couple of other storm systems on its way over to the coast. It's actually just a hurricane.
That'll gimme something to think about for the evening...
Question: Is the hurricane technically a cannibal?
Technically a hurricane is neither a living thing nor eats. *Read a wiki article on Self-cannibalism,* I think I just lost my appetite . . . Is Meiosicidal even a word?
Decky
I'm a dog pirate
19517
Almost the entire states of CT, NY, NJ, MA, and RI lost power in Irene, and this storm will be worse and larger. I expect most of the mid Atlantic and northeast to lose power for a period of time (average time of 2 days), so to be fair, I've extended the contest by 24 hours. Get it out in the next 12 hours if you can, just in case you don't have power for longer than the extension!
author=BurningTyger
Is Meiosicidal even a word?


It could be...but once you start talking about death and meiosis in the same sentence you begin wondering about Theseus' Ship, and all logic has a tendency to fall flat.
oh noe does that mean we get a extra day?
Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
13829
Uh, yeah. Could we get the event page itself updated? I'm a little confused now.
BurningTyger
Hm i Wonder if i can pul somethi goff here/
1289
author=Craze
Uh, yeah. Could we get the event page itself updated? I'm a little confused now.
If I understand correctly the submission period now lasts through November 1st- though, Frankly, Dec, I suggest you simply extend the submission period through midnight Saturday, thus allowing anyone unable to get their time up before the outage two days to submit once the power is (hopefully) back.
Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
13829
Because that would give me too much time to polish Wine & Roses.