Description

The dead armies of games forgotten lurk in the dark, waiting for unsuspecting developers to lose their way on the path to their current games and stop in their tracks to think of days gone by.

It's time to dig them up from their early graves and release them on the world come this Hallowe'en.

Yup, it's that time of year again! Combining Release Something and the annual Halloween event, we task you with taking an old, abandonned game, shining it up and letting it run free in the fields of 2019.


Rules
- Start on October 1st
- Finish by October 30th
- Game MUST be abandoned. In this case, not worked on for at least a few months or put aside whilst you worked on something else. It can be game ideas that you threw away and didn't get far into creation, too.
- There needs to be a decent chunk of work done on it over the course of the month.
- Any engine, any resources, etc
- Must have a game page made and accepted to the site BEFORE the end date.

To Submit:
- You need a gamepage that has been accepted to the site (either newly made or an older one from the initial creation of the game)
- Sign up to this page as a participant.
- Click the Submit button at the top-right of the page.
- Upload the game to your gamepage.
- Choose the proper download for the game from the drop-down list and hit Submit.


Badges
- A badge for those who release a full game - 60 MS
- A badge for those who release a demo - 30 MS
- A badge for those who take part in at least one of the prompts that will put up over the course of the month to showcase progress made - 10 MS

Details

  • 10/01/2019 01:00 AM
  • 10/30/2019 11:59 PM

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Posts

It was gonna be an official group event, but the event page got borked (I got locked into no-team limbo while it was changed to a team event). I'd suggest asking if you can do a group project and get the points given to your timtam team manually.
KrimsonKatt
The K is for Knowledge, because I'm smarter than all you suckers.
2558
I'm working on a remake of my old 333 event project Crypt Challenge, obviously called Crypt Challenge DX. Wish me luck!

p.s. I know one of the rules of the 333 event was to not make a game page for the game we made for the event, but this is a brand new game, I assure you!
THat's fine as long as it's substantial enough to have a game page. ^.^)b
So, the game I want to raise from the dead has been abandoned more or less since RPG Maker 2001 was new. I remember settings and characters and ideas for a few mechanics in my head, but the actual project is so long-abandoned it has been lost for over 10 years so I can't even reference it, I'm just going on memory.

Is it still eligible?

If so, SIGN ME THE FUDGE UP! (er, by which I mean, I will sign up myself, like you do)

if not, boo-urns
author=StormCrow
if not, boo-urns


...I was saying boo-urns...
LockeZ
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
5146
Time to do my annual one month of work on Iniquity & Vindication before abandoning it again
I definitely have some projects on the back burner...this could be a great opportunity to finally try and make some progress
author=lavendersiren
It was gonna be an official group event, but the event page got borked (I got locked into no-team limbo while it was changed to a team event). I'd suggest asking if you can do a group project and get the points given to your timtam team manually.


!! Oh?
Aha. AHAHAHAHAHA.

Not happening. XD Basically every game I got into a pseudo-prototype stage has stayed at that stage because they were way too huge and ambitious.

Like...I might have one, ONE that's small enough to maybe be doable. And it's one that literally only exists in a state of one notepad document and a single text-only cutscene.

Well, I'll see.

If I DO get back into RPGmaking, I have a much bigger project that I've wanted to finish for a while now, and 3 more gimmick/puzzle-filled dungeons and tricky combat encounters are NOT doable in a month, no way no how!
I finally finished my revive the dead game from 2014! I think I'll sit this one out, maybe I'll try for the next one
backstage 2 needs to be finished for some reason the creator just gave up and cancelled it.
author=slicervanguard28
backstage 2 needs to be finished for some reason the creator just gave up and cancelled it.

If the dev comes back during October they can finish it then.


Keep in mind that you don't need to actually finish the game, you can just release a demo!


Also, if you have a group game you want to revive with other devs, I'll be taking the names this time off the game pages, so have one person sign up here and then work together and upload the game in question. As long as they're credited as devs on the gamepage for the game, I'll count them for the badges (my way of getting around the issue we had).
Okay, so there have been 8 posts since my post and none of them said that I can't resurrect a super duper crazy old project, so I went ahead and signed up.
I mean, the whole dealio is resurrecting dead old projects so...
I'm gonna try to revive my old buddy Somnia for the fourth time, hopefully this time it'll work.
KrimsonKatt
The K is for Knowledge, because I'm smarter than all you suckers.
2558
Okay I have a few questions. First of all, when are you allowed to release the game page and download? Do you have to release the gamepage and/or the download on October 30th or 31st? Do we have to be done with making the game by October 30th or do we have until the 31st? Does the game page need to be out by the end of October for it to count?

Secondly, I found a couple spelling errors such as misspelling Halloween as Hallowe'en and adding the same rule twice on the rules page. (It can be game ideas that you threw away and didn't get far into creation, too.) It would also help to make the rules a bit more clear. Thanks!
The Start and End Date are literally on the side of the event...

Like all events you can finish whenever the heck you want before the end... but once it ends that's it no more submissions. You have to have a game page by the end of it too which means you should have enough content to make a game page about five days before the end of the event.
Mirak
Stand back. Artist at work. I paint with enthusiasm if not with talent.
6117
I got a notice saying the event was updated, but I don't notice what changed... Anything important?
Just clarified the rules a bit more/made them clearer.

Only big change was to outline the importance of having a game page accepted to the site before the end, getting rid of a duplicate line and getting rid of a line that caused some confusion.