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


Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
You should attempt to revive your dead intention to make the world map for the zelda event you signed up for.

Maybe one day you'll finish an event... maybe...
I am dead. Liberty you have slain me.
Should we get water since we're judges? I think he'll be okay...
I can defiantly see where you’re coming from
Damn it! I wish I knew about this event earlier, since I've started to reanimate my project in VX Ace. Oh well maybe next time.
The TM is for Totally Magical.
Damn it! I wish I knew about this event earlier, since I've started to reanimate my project in VX Ace. Oh well maybe next time.

You've got seven days; that could be enough time for a short demo. Makerscore is makerscore.
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
Maybe I'll start Monday.
I remembered I DO have an old fan game that I started in 2012 ( not my Phantasy Star one though ), but... man. Only six days ( then again, I made an RPG in a week so... ).
You can do it. Just blow off work, relationships, meals, and sleep.
He’s right. Gotta earn that makerscore! :D
You can do it. Just blow off work, relationships, meals, and sleep.

so you mean what i do all day everyday anyway
Okay, guys! I'm done, short of bugtesting (which I kinda did by playtesting). Where do I upload the contest version?
Make a game page, upload it there and then click the Submit button in the top right of this page and choose your download~
Max McGee
with sorrow down past the fence
I'ma totes try and post my before and after tonight.


I find it really cool and fascinating that the moments in in-game time, in the story, that these two screenshots represent are less than two minutes apart, but the work of creating these cutscenes was separated by over 12 years of real time.
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.
Flower Bubble Game!!! is now completed, a mere eleven years after I started it.
Make a game page, upload it there and then click the Submit button in the top right of this page and choose your download~

Game page is already there. I just finished an episode after a year of relative inactivity, changed the system of battle, changed the way shops work (I now have a sweet menu), changed the way skills work (it was switch, now it's not, it uses BugMeNot's quick patches). And so on.

This, right?

Or this?
If you've updated your download, then the second. Choose the team name and choose the download from the drop list~
Okay (just worry about whatever is the most recent entry). As a personal challenge, I'll see if I can finish the Chapter 4 storyline too, and finish the game.
Welp, I've failed.

And I wanted that sweet makerscore so badly. :(