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

Puddor
if squallbutts was a misao category i'd win every damn year
4921
i think most of our games will have some kind of spooky element to sort of commemorate the theme.

except LockeZ's, because he's a rebel.
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.
5478
My rainbow glitter game counts as psychological horror.
Is okay if I submit a demo? I can't finish the game for the event but I want to keep working on it
Sure can! You'll get the Reanimated achivement if you do so:

Event Description
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.
NOACCEPTANCE772
And the ability to summon the "Office Whores" to deal damage to the enemies.
553
author=LockeZ
My rainbow glitter game counts as psychological horror.


I agree. LOL!
Max McGee
with sorrow down past the fence
9219
I'm still pushing hard toward the Reanimate the Dead goal. I'm going to see if between now and Wednesday I can magic up a demo and a game page from what I've got. Note: my game is literally about necromancers.

Submission queue peeps: my game will be "coming in hot" at the last possible moment. Please be ready to accept it at the 11th hour so I can have my sweet sweet maker score.

xoxo,
-max
slash
APATHY IS FOR COWARDS
4010
Our game has a necromancer too! But I wouldn't really say it's scary.

It looks like it's probably gonna be a race to the finish line, heh ;^_^ it didn't help that I got a BSOD this morning while making bosses...
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
27719
Mine isn't scary, even though it takes place in a haunted house. It has absolutely no scare factor. It's just goofy.
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
20742
The only thing scary about mine is how little I've worked on it.
I should probably fold my cards here, I do have a research talk to give that I ought to prepare for. I'll still submit something on the 30th though. I've done way more on the MOG:G side of my project, I might focus all on that.
Sooo not finishing, but we figured out a title so at least we'll have a gamepage up and something playable, even if it's just the first 3 out of 15-20 days, haha.

protip: new engine + new genre + one month = not a good idea.
The demo is ready, I'm just waiting for the game profile to be approved, hopefully before the 30th
Puddor
if squallbutts was a misao category i'd win every damn year
4921
Oh yeah, I forgot the profiles needed to be approved. Whoops.
I'll be on the queue more often the next few days - just a heads-up.
Yea! My game is done!

Well, aside from the fact that I haven't playtested it, and probably intend to add little bonuses.

Best of all, it's just in time for Halloween. All these cute little Reapers.
Remember kiddies, the term "grim" is offensive.
Just got to fill out two more scenes...
Puddor
if squallbutts was a misao category i'd win every damn year
4921
Up to the last scenes of the demo. Still need to do correct battle balancing and add more strategy than 'spam thunder/water spells', but you can now reach the end boss without any real issues. Yay~

(playtime is about 20 minutes all up?)

Probably going to add some additional goodies/little scenes and examine events, especially in the later maps.
So... only a day left, and my game profile got denied because my description sucks (because my english sucks too), I have a demo but looks like I won't upload it on time, at least i'm going to get the "readied the dead" badge, right?

...right?
author=El_WaKa
So... only a day left, and my game profile got denied because my description sucks (because my english sucks too), I have a demo but looks like I won't upload it on time, at least i'm going to get the "readied the dead" badge, right?

...right?

if you want help with the description PM me and i'll see what I can do xD <3
I noticed your game, don't worry. If it hadn't been fixed by tonight I was going to PM you some help. ^.^