Description

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.




Details

  • 10/01/2014 12:00 AM
  • 10/31/2014 11:59 AM
  • 10

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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.
Misanthropynska
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.
a
In Search of Dragons, the revenge
Holy Gam Mak, Batman!
Visustella
Cutie?Halloween
Here goes nothing...
Ba-dum tish
Yo
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
APOC4LISPE

Posts

author=slashphoenix
Kinda late to the party here... I've never actually made an RPG, but I've started a lot of them! So we're going to try and finish up an RPG, I think! A lot of the details are up in the air at the moment though, heh :P


We should make a game about angels. And demons. They need extremely long, flowing white hair and blue or red eyes, and they need at least four archaic or foreign names each. They have to use cool weapons, like giant scythes. As for the individual character designs, you can leave that up to me: I have a bunch of them from seventh grade. That counts as reviving the dead, right?

Corfaisus
"It's frustrating because - as much as Corf is otherwise an irredeemable person - his 2k/3 mapping is on point." ~ psy_wombats
7380
Dudes, I just got the intro done, and it's freakin' sweet. I've got credits and everything!
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.
6003
Accha, some things should stay dead. Please don't reincarnate into Bulmabriefs.
slash
APATHY IS FOR COWARDS
4011
author=accha
We should make a game about angels. And demons. They need extremely long, flowing white hair and blue or red eyes, and they need at least four archaic or foreign names each. They have to use cool weapons, like giant scythes. As for the individual character designs, you can leave that up to me: I have a bunch of them from seventh grade. That counts as reviving the dead, right?

Sounds good! Do you think we could include one of the characters I came up with for one of my first stories? He had big hair and a sword and he was really cool. His favorite things were Kirby and hamburgers, and his only flaw was that he was a little hyperactive, but it was in a cute and endearing way that everybody liked. Oh, and his name was Slash. I don't know where I got the idea for him but I think it really holds up!!


I think I came up with the character "Slash Phoenix" when I was about 10... it doesn't get much deader than that

kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
20742
I came up with the username kentona when I needed something to use as a username and I chose the name of my university account. true story.

(I have no idea why I didn't use one of my many nicknames from highschool and hockey like 'gbone' or 'kilt'. I could have been so cool.)
I didn't know back when I was 15 that I would end up being called WolfCoder for the next 10 years.
Max McGee
with sorrow down past the fence
9219
I have changed my username a lot over the years and while I haven't in six years it has been a conscious act of will not to.
LouisCyphre
can't make a bad game if you don't finish any games
4523
This name is at least two names old.
I'm kinda in the same boat as McGee over here? I usually don't stick with screennames, and it's been VERY difficult not to swap it out for something else.

I am terrible with commitment, I guess.
author=LockeZ
Accha, some things should stay dead. Please don't reincarnate into Bulmabriefs.


You're crushing my hopes and dreams, man.

(I didn't know who Bulmabriefs is but the search results are entertaining, to say the least.)
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.
6003
Well, since we're reminiscing, I came up with this name for Geocities, because Locke and LockeX were taken there. I hosted a Final Fantasy 6 fansite there called "A Land of Espers," where I also ran an RPG set in the FF6 world, where people sent in their actions by email and I posted them and the results publically on the website. That was eighteen years ago! I was in seventh grade.

I've been using the same email address since then too. I've had this name for so long that my alternate screenname when this one is taken is FF3LockeZ, because the game wasn't called FF6 yet. Jesus.
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28444
I've had this SN since I was 14. In 1994, my mom bought a new computer and got internet. I had always had old Apple IIcs and Commodore 64s. So, I got my first email address with AOL. I wanted the screenname Pianoman, but anyone older than 14 would know that didn't work. I tried Pianoman14, Pianoman780 (my birth month and year), Pianoman123, every number I could think of. None of them were available. PianomanTom. Nope. So I tried PianoTom. Taken. So I tried my initials, TM. Pianotm. Not taken. No numbers or anything. I've tried other screennames, but I always end up sticking with Pianotm.
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.
6003
I thought the TM was for trademark.
^Same name since waaaaay back (and I've had my email address since, at least, 2000). Mine's my middle name. No, I'm not American, Dad just liked the song Liberty Valance. A lot. He also cheated in the hat draw for my name. Yes, they drew my name out of a hat. Both names. Dad cheated both times. (Rebecca is much better than bloody Rhodesia thank you dad for cheating ;^;)

Ahem, what?

Ah, yeah, when Liberty is taken (which is often enough nowdays) I tend to use either silversatyr, littleleopard, ksi, kajini or some cobbled-together combination of them. I don't like adding random numbers or letters.
Seiromem
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
5640
I can't remember why I named myself Seiromem.
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28444
author=LockeZ
I thought the TM was for trademark.


:) This is becoming endemic on this site.

Nope. Thomas Myers: TM
I was thinking of reviving my old Zelda meets Pokemon game, but I have too much going on right now. I'm already NOT participating in the MOG events. Even back then I was over ambitious. This was going to be a 2 player ABS game with custom menus and the whole nine yards xD


I just noticed that someone gave me a thumbs down on this video. YOU ASSHOLE, THIS IS AWESOME
So it's Thomas Myers™?


Also MIDI flute
Corfaisus
"It's frustrating because - as much as Corf is otherwise an irredeemable person - his 2k/3 mapping is on point." ~ psy_wombats
7380
author=seiromem
I can't remember why I named myself Seiromem.

It doesn't have anything to do with memories, does it? Like a guy I knew on an old board went by Namagem; he was kind of a tool.

author=WolfCoder
So it's Thomas Myers™?

You better trademark that Myers before it's too late.