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
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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

kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
20832
author=unity
With the month half over, how is everyone progressing?
I've almost started!
I imagine my game will have an observable descent into where everything becomes more and more slapped together as the current pace I'm working at it'll be done in December... 2016.


Game preview:
Progress?



I just realize I drew the trees in the wrong order.

Show and tell time guys~

Spot the difference! Show a before and after image (if you have one). In the case you don't, show something new you added to the project or something you're proud of so far!

Also? Kentona, get to work! >:O
http://rpgmaker.net/users/WolfCoder/locker/task.ods

This version of the software requirements has been modified to show where RPG20XX is in relation to the old project and how different it is. The goal is to get at least the number of points on the left (old project) than the right (RPG20XX) so I need 71.5 points. Right now I'm at 25.

It breaks down for each bit of old functionality, what the difference is and if I've implemented it yet or not.
unity
You're magical to me.
12399
author=Liberty
Spot the difference! Show a before and after image (if you have one). In the case you don't, show something new you added to the project or something you're proud of so far!


I've redrawn most of the face-art and have polished most of the enemy sprites:

Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
20073
author=Liberty
Spot the difference! Show a before and after image (if you have one). In the case you don't, show something new you added to the project or something you're proud of so far!


author=Tomika
Nothing has occurred without me allowing to occur.


...Well, maybe not quite like that, but I'm, still prepared for this challenge.

Original version:



Updated version:


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=Liberty
Spot the difference! Show a before and after image (if you have one). In the case you don't, show something new you added to the project or something you're proud of so far!



Practically a shell game.


it's a bit over two years old
LouisCyphre
can't make a bad game if you don't finish any games
4523
author=Liberty
Spot the difference! Show a before and after image (if you have one). In the case you don't, show something new you added to the project or something you're proud of so far!


There isn't much to show; I've spent most of the time tearing my engine apart and putting it back together correctly. Skills now all perform as advertised, for example.
author=Liberty
Spot the difference! Show a before and after image (if you have one). In the case you don't, show something new you added to the project or something you're proud of so far!

Okay.
OST:
RTP Music to ...

Sprite:
->

Old -> New

Battle Scene WIP

OLD:


NEW:
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28444


I have a tesla coil. And now so does everyone else. Yay.
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
Holy shit, Corfaisus.


Our cast changed from having only two aliens to having only two (and a half?) humans, more or less. Because when you're setting a game on a spaceship, why not.
unity
You're magical to me.
12399
@Corfaisus: Wow, that's quite a transformation! :D

@Racheal: I love your art style! So cute/pretty ^_^
*Checks VX Ace Project*

*Checks current date*

*Spits coffee*

Edit: Holy crap, Archeia!
unity
You're magical to me.
12399
Hmm... at my current pace, I might actually be able to finish this in time. :DDD

How exciting! But not much time is left!

author=Archeia_Nessiah
author=Liberty
Spot the difference! Show a before and after image (if you have one). In the case you don't, show something new you added to the project or something you're proud of so far!
Okay.
OST:
RTP Music to ...



Sprite:
->

Old -> New

Battle Scene WIP

OLD:


NEW:


Wow, that music is amazing :DDD
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
Are those first three screenshots... from three different games?