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

OI! RTP IS A GLORIOUS BEAST THAT SHOULD NOT EVER BE UNDERESTIMATED EVER GODAMNIT!!!
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28444
Libby...this wonderful, wonderful game you've not made...Celdran's Curse...I have to see what happens next. Does she keep her friends in the Wharf Rats? Does she grow up to become a knight? Does her brother free the spirit of the ring?
Mufufufu~ I cannot say~ ^.^

I'm going to try to get her half of the story done, then at least part of her brothers' story for this event. Then continue onward. It's about time I put this little tale to bed, especially since I've had everything written out forever. It's one of the games I have a lot of documentation for, which helps a lot. ^.^
unity
You're magical to me.
12275
I've still got a lot of work ahead of me, but I think I'm decently past the 2/3rds mark, so maybe I'll make it. I'm going to try to work my butt off to get it all done ASAP ^_^
LouisCyphre
can't make a bad game if you don't finish any games
4523
Yeah, you're all getting a demo.
author=Liberty
OI! RTP IS A GLORIOUS BEAST THAT SHOULD NOT EVER BE UNDERESTIMATED EVER GODAMNIT!!!


Someone should do 2k3 RTP in VX Ace. C'mon, you know you want it.
Craze did that with vanilla VX in Demon Tower.
Max McGee
with sorrow down past the fence
9219
9 Days left and I can't work on my game today! At least nor for more than like an hour. This deadline's killin' me, guys. I got barely anything.
unity
You're magical to me.
12275
I've finally got a title!




Art made by Sooz! :DDDDD

Here's what the original art looked like before I put it into RPG Maker 2000:

Yay, figured out how to make the event submission thing work! Now all I gotta do is finish and update my game.

I'm gonna try for Reanimated the Dead, unless I completely finish work on the game. Pretty much, I wanna use this to push for another episode complete.
Less than two weeks left-
And that familiar old feeling visits which has me rushing like crazy to finish...

Welcome back old friend.
CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
10842


The eventing is getting very complicated and I want to finish it quick but I have to make it extensible by making it modular so I can just copy-paste the rotation button element that pulls from its surrounding tiles instead of just hard coding it, which would be much easier but it would mean I'd have to hard code it each and every time and I could get it wrong and there could be bugs so it's kind of high risk high reward scenario sometimes, you know

I hope people will like the finished product, and I intend to finish it

edit: BTW, guess what the rotation button does

edit #2: actually I realized I gave it away, it rotates the surrounding tiles, but in what manner? that is what you should be asking yourself. then maybe you can solve the puzzle. if you solve the puzzle, feel free to say so and I will actually feel happy lol.

edit #3: also, those of you who have played this game know that it hasn't been dead for very long per se, but it was still dead and I was doubtful to return to it. plus I don't have any super super old games that I would like to revive so I just thought this would be a good one. i don't need any prizes or badges I just like participating
author=CARRIONBLUE
Less than two weeks left-
And that familiar old feeling visits which has me rushing like crazy to finish...

Welcome back old friend.

(will i ever stop making this joke? no.)

EDIT: ALSO HEY FUCK IT HAVE SOME OLD SCREENS COMPARED TO NEW SCREENS~
Old screen


New screen


(and you know what? have old title screen vs new title screen, too.)
OLD


NEW


QUAKE BEFORE MY INCOMPARABLE SENSE OF STYLE
CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
10842
@emmych i like the new title screen but it needs more flames
author=CashmereCat
@emmych i like the new title screen but it needs more flames

the whole game is going to be flames. images of fire everywhere. screaming. the chanting of demons in the background. the tears of prisoners of hell will dissolve into steam and salt before they have a chance to fall. all will burn.

A L L W I L L B U R N

basically what i'm sayin' is it'll be a real hot time HA HA HA HA
Max McGee
with sorrow down past the fence
9219
in all seriousness, someone released a game almost exactly like that a couple of years ago. I played it as part of a summer review event or a summer game jam or something? i think the theme was surrealism or something? but i remember one game that was basically about everything being on fire and oh shit fire
YEAH I remember that, actually! I think it was Liberty.
...I LOOKED IT UP and indeed it was Liberty!
There was the Disco Inferno event way back, where you made a game over 4 days. I did Sound of Flames which was... different. There were a lot of other fire-themed games though (actually, most were disco-themed. XD)
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
20742
I am not sure why I ever sign up for events...
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
You should attempt to revive your dead intention to make the world map for the zelda event you signed up for.