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

It's no less or more deformed than old SNES and NES RPGs, just double resolution. Every feature is the same proportion it would have been, and there have been more serious console RPGs with that metric and it didn't feel weird to me.
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 just

i hateses it, precious

it buuuurns
CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
10842
I think Locke doesn't like how cute the characters look contrasted with the serious setting...
I can kinda understand that, even though most people ignore it, ordoesn't even think about it.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/juxtaposition

Locke doesn't seem to like it.

Someone should do a cute horror game. Oh wait...
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 don't like anything. "Annoyed" is basically my entire personality. Don't take it too personally.

Return to posting shit about your games!

I'm actually almost done my game except for the ending. There's a big castle you can finally enter at the end of the game, and I need to decide what happens inside it. In theory you should find something inside that somehow lets you take over the world with bubbles and rainbows. Not totally sure about the logistics of that.
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
27737
Cute horror game? You mean like putting all the My Little Pony characters in Silent Hill?
Ooooh, make CUPCAKES a game. :DDD

Well, I WAS going to remake Love's Requiem but norp. Then I figured "maybe I could do dragon bride instead!" Norp.

So fuck it, you're all getting an updated and longer demo of Celdran's Curse because I love that game and it should have been completed years ago.
Okay, in this thing, how do we mark which project we're working on?

I'm doing Tales From The Reaper.

It was dead for over a year, so I think it qualifies.
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
27737
author=Liberty
Ooooh, make CUPCAKES a game. :DDD

Well, I WAS going to remake Love's Requiem but norp. Then I figured "maybe I could do dragon bride instead!" Norp.

So fuck it, you're all getting an updated and longer demo of Celdran's Curse because I love that game and it should have been completed years ago.

You mean it's not done??? I'm playing this awesome game and it's not done???

In other news...I love my tesla coils! Look at how they spark, and I wish you could hear the sound effect I found for them.

author=LockeZ
I played (and reviewed) the original Cosplay Crisis, and it was about an epidemic virus that changes the nature of reality on a global scale to make people turn into schizophrenic emo mercs.

Sorry that summary made me crack up. It's amazing.

I'm still not sure if I'll make it but fffffsss. I'm on my wit's end and this dizzy spell isn't wearing off. I have this though.



@JJJ7 and @Unity Thank you!
author=Liberty
Ooooh, make CUPCAKES a game. :DDD

Well, I WAS going to remake Love's Requiem but norp. Then I figured "maybe I could do dragon bride instead!" Norp.

So fuck it, you're all getting an updated and longer demo of Celdran's Curse because I love that game and it should have been completed years ago.

Yes, please, I love what I've played so far~<3

In other news, Locke is an anti-kentona with all of this "almost done" business.
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
27737
I'm almost done, too. Just making my ending. Granted, none of my shit is as pretty as all yours because I'm using RTP.
Your shit is magical to me, piano.
author=Gourd_Clae
author=Liberty
Ooooh, make CUPCAKES a game. :DDD

Well, I WAS going to remake Love's Requiem but norp. Then I figured "maybe I could do dragon bride instead!" Norp.

So fuck it, you're all getting an updated and longer demo of Celdran's Curse because I love that game and it should have been completed years ago.
Yes, please, I love what I've played so far~<3

In other news, Locke is an anti-kentona with all of this "almost done" business.


Just what one would expect from Mr. The Z is for Znderson!
Puddor
if squallbutts was a misao category i'd win every damn year
4957
author=LockeZ
Chibi characters are okay in pixel games, I can live with them even when it doesn't fit the tone, I understand that it's hard to create realistically-proportioned pixel art without making it impossible to tell what's going on. But if you take a chibi character and chibify that, you create a chibularity. Your game had better be nothing but cuteness the entire time to justify it.

I played (and reviewed) the original Cosplay Crisis, and it was about an epidemic virus that changes the nature of reality on a global scale to make people turn into schizophrenic emo mercs. I'm not sure how the chibi-chibi style fits into that.


I'm laughin' (because this is the aspect I'm aiming to recapture, just in a much more condensed form)

They're generator based place-holders. Even if I hadn't started late, a month isn't enough time to make a template and a bunch of characters for it. Not to mention the fact I'm out of commission in terms of art/pixels/animation for a little while yet ;w;

I didn't want to use them either, but I also didn't want to use XP sprites.
Corfaisus
"It's frustrating because - as much as Corf is otherwise an irredeemable person - his 2k/3 mapping is on point." ~ psy_wombats
7345
author=pianotm
I'm almost done, too. Just making my ending. Granted, none of my shit is as pretty as all yours because I'm using RTP.


You sell RTP short, my man.
author=pianotm
I'm almost done, too. Just making my ending. Granted, none of my shit is as pretty as all yours because I'm using RTP.


Don't worry bro since RTP can look pretty.