Last year you made new games of horror and suspense. This year we're doing something different. Break out your ouija boards, people, and get prepared to tackle some ghosts!

It's time to raise the dead...

This is an event that will focus on breathing new life in to old games, to taking from the past and remaking the future.

The idea of the competition is to take an old game and rework it back into being. It can be a cancelled project, a project idea that didn't work out or something you lost in the past for whatever reason. You can build off the base of the old project or start something new using the ideas that you had. Revive, rework, restore, remake... it's up to you. As long as something of the original project remains then it counts.

Each entry will gain two badges - one for participation and one for the area in which they worked.

Those areas are:=
Revival - Taking parts of a dead project and bringing it back. Parts can include resources, ideas, systems and the like. Note that it doesn't have to be built off the remains of a game, but should have something of the old game in it. You can, however, use the old game as base if you want to. Needs to be a complete game, though.

Rebirth - Taking the ideas that you once had in an old game and reusing them to build a new game instead. This game shouldn't be the old game - it should be new, but use ideas and such that are old. Needs to be a complete game, though.

Reanimate - Taking an old project and building off it in the intent to finish. You do not need to complete the game - a new build or demo with sufficient additions will grant you this badge.

Readying - Taking part and trying, even if all you end up with are words on a page. This will be granted to people who take part in the comment section when certain questions and mini-challenges are thrown there.

At the end of the event the four judges will pick their favourite game each and award a special prize. There will also be a prize for the Most Valuable Participator.

Judges for this event are Nessiah, Unity, Gourd and Liberty.

+ You must start reworking your dead projects/ideas on the 1st of October and have until the 30th to finish. All are due on the 30th of October, 12 Midnight, EST.

+ Games must have all files included that have been used. If you don't know how to set it so that no RTP is required, just ask.

+ The main focus of your game must come from an old idea, lost or cancelled game or series of ideas/games.

+ The game must be complete at the deadline to count for a badge and MS. If it is not complete, you can still gain a participation badge by participating in the discussions and feedback in the comment section of this event.

+ You may have more than one team, more than one game. Teams of up to ten are allowed.

+ You may use any engine you wish.

+ When you add your complete game, please me know which category it falls under.

Any questions and queries, ask in the comments below.


  • 10/01/2014 12:00 AM
  • 10/31/2014 11:59 AM
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Teams Members Entry
Bubble Flower Pony Glitter Rainbow Friends
Glory Glory ManUTunger!
Team of One
Old Ideas Unite!
GRS, add me on XIV and mail me Grade 1 Clothcraft Prisms.
Legacy Reborn Revival?
Team Maximus
It's a crisis alright...
FilleCraft Gaming Productions
Bring dat beat back.
I Am Not Boxbot
N.T.S. "Not so original"
Space Opera in Space
Gourdy Judgy
Celdran's neverending Curse
Few Paths Forbidden
I _knew_ I should've just grinded WVR instead of trying to get back to work!
Every 'active' project of mine would qualify as a dead project
Let what's dead stay dead.
Slimey's gonna get work put in!
So You’re Telling Me That There’s A Chance
Let's Mak Gams
Gam Mak? When was the last time I did that?
So Not Gonna Sleep for the Month
GRS, don't add me on XIV and mail me Grade 1 Clothcraft Prisms.
Something. I don't know, but SOMETHING.
In Search of Dragons, the revenge
Holy Gam Mak, Batman!
Here goes nothing...
Ba-dum tish
egg party
Well, time to get the ol' shovel...
Jomarcenter games (this time going to release something)
Finally a halloween contest without the pesky halloween part!
A Hill Reborn
Game Cemetery
game on, nerds!!
conditions of descent
EH I can probably get the game page and screenshots up by the 30th
Gems Are Shining
Role-Playing Game Breaker 2101 AD
It's "Descendant" not "Decendant"
Monster Closets


Cool! I was aiming for Reanimated. But ultimately, I did have to get rid of BetterAEP to make it playable. So yea, it technically did qualify, because I had to do a system revert.
Okay, got the game achieves sent out. If I missed you or gave the wrong achievement, let me know and I'll fix it. The Readying achievements will be done some time tonight/tomorrow, depending on my internet connection. >.<;
Max McGee
with sorrow down past the fence
One last belated before and after thanks to a certain person that I'm thankful for.



She'll get to them right after she gives out the prizes for the 2013 Wisaos

can't make a bad game if you don't finish any games
I have no idea which version of EE the judges played.
Do I... still get credit for the words (and screens) I posted about a month ago?

I mean, I understand if I don't but.... Just asking
She'll get to them right after she gives out the prizes for the 2013 Wisaos
They'll be out this weekend. I'm... kinda busy irl atm and haven't got around to it (what time on the site is spent just checking the queue and forums and mafia). Sorry for the wait! >.<;
How come I got no credit? I did revive a project that had sat for about a year.
always up for cute art and spicy gay romance
Ahh. I barely got anything done, not even enough for a game page. -.-'

Oh well, its still more than what I started out with!

Congrats to everyone who finished something!
I've got it up! I'm pretty sure it's past the time to submit for the event, so here's the link~
Should be good to go now, Cecil.
Man, I feel bad, my demo is too short to be considered a game (At least I can say that I began around day 21)
I have the game submitted to the website, it still needs to be approved so I can upload the compressed game though.
If it's still October in your timezone then it's fine. If you're locked out of the submission, just post the link to your game here and tell us which category it falls under.
Crap, am I too late? I just submitted it - it's only 9pm EST, but according to the site its 1am.
"It's frustrating because - as much as Corf is otherwise an irredeemable person - his 2k/3 mapping is on point." ~ psy_wombats
author=Max McGee
taking a break from analyzing the dead to go out to do some halloweening

Be careful out there.
Max McGee
with sorrow down past the fence
taking a break from analyzing the dead to go out to do some halloweening
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