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

At the top right of the page, where it says Submit, choose the download in the drop-down list.

You must have added the file to the gamepage in question beforehand.
HURRAY MORE TIME
I like was so freaking relieved to hear this since I was up all night and still not finished.
Just to check, we're supposed to enter it by the 31st 11:59am EST? Or is that a typo. If that is a typo I am sad. Very sad.
Max McGee
with sorrow down past the fence
9219
It really cannot be more down to the wire than this, but yeah.

I am removing unnecessary resources from my game and making sure it's playable now. Then I'll take some screenshots. Then I will submit the screenshots to the gamepage. If the gamepage isn't accepted before I go to bed (I don't know what time it is in the land where reasonable people live, but here it's 2AM) then I'll beg some leniency until it is accepted so that I can upload the download to submit the download.

God, being this last-minute on a deadline reminds me of school.

EDIT: Size before removing unused resources, 613 MB.
Oh thank groodness! I was worried I was only going to be able to submit about 10 minutes worth of play T.T since my last class isn't being held Thursday, I can spend all night working on it~ and part of Friday!
author=CARRIONBLUE
HURRAY MORE TIME
I like was so freaking relieved to hear this since I was up all night and still not finished.
Just to check, we're supposed to enter it by the 31st 11:59am EST? Or is that a typo. If that is a typo I am sad. Very sad.

That's just to cover all the timezones. Not that we can really police it, but in the spirit of the event, any time before 11:59PM of the 30th in your timezone...
Max McGee
with sorrow down past the fence
9219
File size AFTER removing unused resources: 103 MB.
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
...That is a lot of unused resources, man.
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
20832
3 episodes of Friends
Max, why cut out all the good stuff?

I wanted to see all that delicious hentai that you’ve been promising to me.
Max McGee
with sorrow down past the fence
9219
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
Puddor
if squallbutts was a misao category i'd win every damn year
4957
liberty god damn it

might as well wait for more tester feedback now and try to come up with an intro sequence.

edit: this is because the game is now due in 25 hours instead of one

edit2: I am still submitting this tonight, however.
Honestly? I don't mind as long as it's in by deadline. Also, I'll be watching the queue tonight and tomorrow fairly frequently so if you need a game page accepted get it in early so I can check it over (in case there's an issue of some kind).
WAIT DID THE DEADLINE MOVE TO 31?!
*rushes like a moron*
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.
You're all silly procrastinators. Not that I'm any better!
Seiromem
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
5640
I'm not silly, I'm a professional procrastinator!
Puddor
if squallbutts was a misao category i'd win every damn year
4957
names game episodes after linkin park songs

edit: non ironically (x)

author=Gourd_Clae
You're all silly procrastinators. Not that I'm any better!


I wasn't even procastinating. All I did this week is draw and my hands hurt ;~;
I tried for another 24 hour game... deliberately (only because the other three have issues that caused my working on them to fall through). That said... well, it won't be complete but I'll have something to show at least. Maybe.