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

author=Tau
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.


I'm not even sure if my game will be scary. Creepy perhaps, but it feels like one of those haunted houses at an amusement park where it just has traps laid out and once you know where everything jumps out at you, you easily get bored. Maybe I should focus on traps where there's a one out of four chance it goes off so the second time you play you might experience something new.
Do aliens count for this genre? Does anyone know?
Are we talking spooky abduction-aliens, or friendly blue Mass Effect aliens? I can't speak as an authority on this, but as long as the game is giving off a spooky/creepy/Halloween-y vibe, you should be okay.
author=kumada
Are we talking spooky abduction-aliens, or friendly blue Mass Effect aliens? I can't speak as an authority on this, but as long as the game is giving off a spooky/creepy/Halloween-y vibe, you should be okay.


More like, in the movie aliens. The creepy killer kind.
Sounds perfect to me.

edit: ultimately, Deckiller is the authority, so it may not hurt to check with him.
Marrend
Guardian Gorgon of the Description Thread
17649
author=Overload
More like, in the movie aliens. The creepy killer kind.


So, like, Grave Robbers From Outer Space? I'm game for that.
Deckiller
Just a random RMNer once again.
18047
author=Overload
author=kumada
Are we talking spooky abduction-aliens, or friendly blue Mass Effect aliens? I can't speak as an authority on this, but as long as the game is giving off a spooky/creepy/Halloween-y vibe, you should be okay.
More like, in the movie aliens. The creepy killer kind.


That's creepy/scary, so it's fine with me.
the chances of me completing this on time seem scanter by the day. it's just way too ambitious/complex in scope and way too exacting in production values (in every way the opposite of the project i was working on before the contest came along).

oh well. worst case scenario is i don't officially 'participate', but this contest still inspired me to create my weirdest game ever. i can live with that.
author=Fugue
the chances of me completing this on time seem scanter by the day. it's just way too ambitious/complex in scope and way too exacting in production values (in every way the opposite of the project i was working on before the contest came along).

oh well. worst case scenario is i don't officially 'participate', but this contest still inspired me to create my weirdest game ever. i can live with that.


I hear ya! I'm running out of ideas myself and I feel like my project isn't gonna be as long as I hoped for. So I'll just do what I can and end it early I suppose.
Ratty524
The 524 is for 524 Stone Crabs
12652
I aimed to make something simple right from the get-go. The problem is, however, that I haven't figured out how to make the gameplay I want in RPG Maker. It's a puzzle game, not an RPG, so I still got quite a bit of work on my plate. :x
Darn it! I've just heard about this. I've always wanted to make a horror game and this seems like a good excuse for that :D Hopefully I'll have time to do it!
purplex
WHERE'S MY SUBMISSION?
158
I just added mine. Should be able to download soon if not now.
author=spirit_young
Alright! Finished my project! Open to feedback!
http://rpgmaker.net/games/4475/
Played the first areas (Up to the courtyard where i'm stuck) and it was really good, the only thing is I think that needs improving was that the tiles warping around the place seemed a bit... odd, and not particularly creep or scary...
author=jackalotrun
author=spirit_young
Alright! Finished my project! Open to feedback!
http://rpgmaker.net/games/4475/
Played the first areas (Up to the courtyard where i'm stuck) and it was really good, the only thing is I think that needs improving was that the tiles warping around the place seemed a bit... odd, and not particularly creep or scary...


I agree. I think the first game had a more creepy atmoshpere. This one was focused more on adventure. I think personally it's very hard to make a scary game out of an RPG Maker. If I knew how to program a first person horror I would be in the money!
Deckiller
Just a random RMNer once again.
18047
So we have ten more days! How's everyone doing on their entries?
Finished mine already, lol though I've been lazy right after, so I haven't uploaded the newer version for it yet. :p
kentona
One of RMN's Top 10 Admins of all-time
20443
author=Deckiller
So we have ten more days! How's everyone doing on their entries?
I should probably start soon
Gathering the maps for FoMaMa today and then the days left will be linking them into a coherent area/story/game. I'll probably have a day off for my birthday, though, and I have some things to do today, so really it's about 8 days for me. Good thing I'm GMT +10. ^.^
Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
13343
I'm wondering whether or not I should put in the "gameplay" aspect of the game sometime soon...? (That awkward moment when people learn that Craze has been focusing on aesthetics/mapping this whole time.)