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

LouisCyphre
can't make a bad game if you don't finish any games
4433
My demo is ready. I'm ensuring that other people can run it.
author=LouisCyphre
My demo is ready. I'm ensuring that other people can run it.


I swear I read "my body is ready"
author=JosephSeraph
if you want help with the description PM me and i'll see what I can do xD <3


Thanks! I will send it...

author=Liberty
I noticed your game, don't worry. If it hadn't been fixed by tonight I was going to PM you some help. ^.^


Thanks too!

But yeah, I need to work in my english skills so this doesn't happens again in the future, thanks again
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
20073
I had a bit of weirdness on my latest test-run, actually. Still, I'm strangely confident about my entry!

Hrm. Now that I half-think on it, I usually am fairly confident with event-entries, but end up in dead last (or near it).

*shrugs*
Do I need to do anything else with my submission? Or is it good?

Also, is it a competition? I thought the goal was simply to do the challenge in the alotted amount of time. Well, then, I've never done the events before, so I really wouldn't know.



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
"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." So yeah, there is a competitive aspect.

If you clicked the Submit button in the upper right corner of the event and submitted your game download, you should be good to go.
Corfaisus
"It's frustrating because - as much as Corf is otherwise an irredeemable person - his 2k/3 mapping is on point." ~ psy_wombats
7345
I wish I had gone ham on this, because I really feel like I could have completed my game in the twenty days I had (I started late), but I had other things that I had to take care of first (for which I'm still working).

I'll do better next time.
Seiromem
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
5640
I wish I'd of had something important come up and get in the way than not get anything done because of laziness.

Laziness sucks.
I've had to prepare for something else this week and I haven't gotten a chance to even do the small thing I was planning as a minimal release, so I'm out of this one completely now.

I'll be focused on MOG:G since the deadline is perfectly timed and I've already got something. I can guarantee a release for that.
I'm happy that some of you actually acomplished something,
but I'm still wondering when kentona is going to start.
LouisCyphre
can't make a bad game if you don't finish any games
4433
Subtract the age of his child from 18. He'll start in that many years.
LouisCyphre
can't make a bad game if you don't finish any games
4433
Submitted. I hope.
unity
You're magical to me.
12226
I'm real close. As long as it's okay to submit it if it's still the 30th in my timezone, I might make it XD
That's fine.

(Actually, just realised I should add to the time for it so that each timezone has enough time to get it in.)
LouisCyphre
can't make a bad game if you don't finish any games
4433
well that's what I get for respecting the deadline
Nah, the deadline is still the 30th it's just that my time 11:59 on the 30th isn't x country's time and thus even if someone had finished in their time the cutoff date wouldn't have allowed them to submit their game. The due date is still the 30th, just in everyone's time zone.

(that said, you could give it more polish with the extra time if you need to. Oh, and kentona could actually make a start on his now!)
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
20742
author=JJJ7
I'm happy that some of you actually acomplished something,
but I'm still wondering when kentona is going to start.
I prefer a challenge.
Yeah! Made it in time with the last update! I now have skills that can't be reflected without the need for switches. Thanks BugMeNot!

Me too, kentona! Done more in the last five days than the entire month.
LouisCyphre
can't make a bad game if you don't finish any games
4433
I might have double-submitted, I'm not sure.

Enjoy!
I've submitted at each update. Not really sure what the mechanism is, so I'm likely doing horribly wrong.