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

Corfaisus
"It's frustrating because - as much as Corf is otherwise an irredeemable person - his 2k/3 mapping is on point." ~ psy_wombats
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author=bulmabriefs144
author=Max McGee
About 400 MB was music. The other 110 MB was unused graphics (including the entirety of HF1 and HF2 resource packs).

MY GAME PAGE HAS IMAGES NOW. I don't think I can upload the demo until it's accepted, though.

edit: i think i might not be able to include the vx ace rtp because some kind of compression error is making my game crash. fml.

edit2: ok i think i've resolved it. i think.

edit3: it is 442 am on a thursday. i am going to sleep. when i wake up i will upload the demo to the gampag, assuming the gamepage is approved, and then submit the demo to this event for reanimated the dead and 30 goddamn makerscore.

my gosh people, the things we do for 30MS
How the hell do you have 400MB of music? I have like 610 music files, including vocal music, and it still caps out at like 41 MB. This is including stuff like asian pop, showtunes, and christmas songs.

The easy way to fill your game with an insane size devotion to music is to take a tip from Xenomic and use a new tune for literally everything and still include tracks that you - may - need later.

Not that I endorse this. Frankly, if you're using anything but VX Ace, you should use MIDIs (if only because VX Ace doesn't take MIDIs).
Actually, :ahem: about that. Xenomic has archived his music in three or four zip/rar files. But because they are separate, when I copied them in the same folder, I got alot of dupes.

At a certain point, you need to check the music you have to make sure you don't have doubles. Worse, some people like remix versions of songs, or "other name". I've done this at least once, I have the Magic Knights Rayearth opening song once, and on another name I have it again. I downloaded it once, then forgot I had it. Unfortunately, it's now linked to God knows how many maps or monster events (or worse) to local events.

So, take a lesson from this (HINT HINT Xenomic check through your music, and weed it down to one file for the game, and one for music), and keep resources at a manageable size.
L-libby why not just make the deadline Nov.1? Since it's a holiday and all :0
B-Because october and dead and halloween!

/changes date to christmas eve
>.>
<.<
But, are we playing the entries exactly on Nov. 1 though? :0
The original idea was that we'd play them on the 31st however, timezones are an issue - you and I, for example, have timezones that are earlier than most others and thus our 31st is most of the worlds' 30th still. By the time they reach 31st we're on 1st... orz

It'll probably take more than a day for all of us to play all the games, though.
If a couple of hours really make that much of a difference, you are probably cutting it too close.
Which is why I extended it to the 31st. :/
I feel it... the drive-
TO FINISH!
*still has so much to do*
Puddor
if squallbutts was a misao category i'd win every damn year
4957
my download's up

just in case something goes horribly wrong in the next twenty hours.
slash
APATHY IS FOR COWARDS
4011
We got kinda swamped, so I think the plan is to postpone our game for a little while :P
Could someone tell me if my game is winnable?

The early game challenge might be a little... steep (there are enemies that cast magic for 2k damage, and it's turn-based).
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
27737
author=bulmabriefs144
Could someone tell me if my game is winnable?

The early game challenge might be a little... steep (there are enemies that cast magic for 2k damage, and it's turn-based).


Yeah, me too. My early game is easy and gives you a lot of items, but it starts getting hard with tough bosses. It'd be nice to know if people can at least make it to the music video at the end, stupid as it is.
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
author=bulmabriefs144
Could someone tell me if my game is winnable?

The early game challenge might be a little... steep (there are enemies that cast magic for 2k damage, and it's turn-based).
Yeah, me too. My early game is easy and gives you a lot of items, but it starts getting hard with tough bosses. It'd be nice to know if people can at least make it to the music video at the end, stupid as it is.


I downloaded Risen but was met with so many missing files. I'd suggest using RMTool to find out what those files are and include them.
Max McGee
with sorrow down past the fence
9219
How the hell do you have 400MB of music? I have like 610 music files, including vocal music, and it still caps out at like 41 MB. This is including stuff like asian pop, showtunes, and christmas songs.

Um, I don't know man. My BGM folder has 388 MB and 114 files. Average 3.40 MB per song? I mean I seriously don't know what the fuck is going on with your shit. Is it mostly MIDI? Because mine is entirely MP3. And obviously that makes a difference. If your shit isn't LIKE 80-90% MIDI then...I call bullshit, you're lying. 610 MP3s does not fit into 41 MB. It just doesn't. : P

***

To anyone who actually manufactured a complete game with more than an hour's gameplay from whole cloth in one month...holy fucking shit dude (or dudette)! How does anyone manage to have less of a life than me?? I have literally been working on RM like a full time job this month and I BARELY, BARELY eked out a playable demo with half an hour of gameplay, starting from nothing.

Anyway my download was uploading over the course of writing this post and is now SUBMITTED! Now to tidy up and pretty up my gampag!
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
Fun story: someone was trying to get me to help with his game this month. He was planning to create the entire game, with ten or twelve dungeons, in three weeks, which he later extended to four weeks. He insisted he'd been "doing this kind of thing for years" and that it was no big deal, and then he offered to pay me $100 USD to do all of the combat and database work in the entire game for him. According to him, he was working about ten hours every day on it and didn't think it was a big deal.

I politely declined.

OK, I impolitely declined and called him a lunatic.

Maybe releasing short commercial games like this is his full time job, but in that case you'd think he would know how battle events work. As for me, I would prefer not to get fired from my real job over an RPG Maker gig.
LouisCyphre
can't make a bad game if you don't finish any games
4433
I keep submitting my demo when I make a bugfix and re-upload.

I sure hope I'm replacing previous versions instead of just... showing the judges a bunch of different downloads?
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
27737
author=Corfaisus
author=pianotm
author=bulmabriefs144
Could someone tell me if my game is winnable?

The early game challenge might be a little... steep (there are enemies that cast magic for 2k damage, and it's turn-based).
Yeah, me too. My early game is easy and gives you a lot of items, but it starts getting hard with tough bosses. It'd be nice to know if people can at least make it to the music video at the end, stupid as it is.
I downloaded Risen but was met with so many missing files. I'd suggest using RMTool to find out what those files are and include them.


Ugh...You need RM2K3 RTP. Note to self: NEVER LISTEN TO THAT FREAKING TUTORIAL AGAIN!
Max McGee
with sorrow down past the fence
9219
my gampag is now reasonably presentable.

important query: where is the central repository of gams people have uploaded, in case i want to play some rpgmakars today?
Urgh I can't crunch mode at all because of work and tech support over the silliest things. I probably have to fold.