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

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
Apparently submissions don't become visible until the event ends? That's kinda stupid.
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28444
Okay. RMTool is proving to be freaking useless. I don't know what's missing.
Max McGee
with sorrow down past the fence
9219
author=Archeia_Nessiah
Urgh I can't crunch mode at all because of work and tech support over the silliest things. I probably have to fold.


it's k nessy you don't need any more MS :P
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
Just stick the whole RTP in there. You can worry about the file size after the event ends.
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28444
Okay.................
It's gonna be worse than Max McGee...............

And it's not that bad. Only 58 MB.

Still not sure if it will work. RMTool kept crashing so I don't know everything that was missing, but it should work.
author=Max McGee
author=Archeia_Nessiah
Urgh I can't crunch mode at all because of work and tech support over the silliest things. I probably have to fold.
it's k nessy you don't need any more MS :P


But MS is life ;-;
slash
APATHY IS FOR COWARDS
4011
I'm more tempted than I should be to submit a demo just so I can get the achievement... I don't want to miss it! I'll never have another chance!
Max McGee
with sorrow down past the fence
9219
When the judgening begins in earnest, if those on the commitee of judgement could please let me know if they run into any crashbugs in my game that prevent them from finishing the demo, so I can quickly fix and reupload, that would be mega-appreciated. Thx!
Corfaisus
"It's frustrating because - as much as Corf is otherwise an irredeemable person - his 2k/3 mapping is on point." ~ psy_wombats
7380
author=pianotm
Okay. RMTool is proving to be freaking useless. I don't know what's missing.

It may be a little late now (I took a nap and went to the bathroom and all that other jazz), but I'll get a list of what I've found missing in your current download.

EDIT: You got almost every file included now aside from the "hotel" tileset. Also this happened:




I didn't think it was very fun playing so I'm going back and redoing stuff. Sorry LC!
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28444
Thank you! Corfaisus! I could hug you!

Now if someone would please let me know exactly how badly the game sucked.
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
Well, it looks like it's about a mad scientist who transplanted his wife's brain into the body of an old man, so it sounds like gold to me.
i did it i got the game page up and running again by the 30th

GO ME~
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
20832
Time to get started!
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28444
author=LockeZ
Well, it looks like it's about a mad scientist who transplanted his wife's brain into the body of an old man, so it sounds like gold to me.


Well, the game has a little humor to it. On the comedy aspect, I thought it might have been an improvement, but I didn't have time to change the story, so I just fixed it.
unity
You're magical to me.
12399
Well, I finished the game and uploaded it at the last minute, so to speak. I couldn't get the executable version to work so hopefully the normal version will work okay for now.

I'm honestly really nervous because I started this game as a teenager and the quality's not so good in a lot of areas. I'll make a blog post about all that in the morning. For now it's time to pass out! ^_^;
I agree with time to pass out, so much. Soon...
Just doing a quick test of the compiled version, uploading, and submitting.

Edit: annnnd, it's up. My pillow awaits. Procrastinating and then working on a game for 16 hours straight. Sounds like most deadlines. I expect at least one oops to be found.
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
Haha suckers. Learn to plan your time better, like me.

...Actually I just got really excited and obsessive and super into it, and worked on mine for like 100 hours in the first week.
I pulled a surprise revival. I hope you guys like RTP! I obviously don't qualify for the judging but MS may be nice~!
Rhyme
Tear Harvester Rhyme
7577
MAN I'M REALLY PUSHING THIS I'M UPLOADING AS WE SPEAK