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

Does redoing a game which you weren't satisfied with or started to redo at some point but stopped count or does it need to be an idea that never really made it to a complete status at all? (who has a "complete" game that has everything they wanted after all?)
Hello all. I am one of your event overlords. Do not anger me or else I will not smite you. Both because I can't and wouldn't do it anyway.
author=Anaryu
Does redoing a game which you weren't satisfied with or started to redo at some point but stopped count or does it need to be an idea that never really made it to a complete status at all? (who has a "complete" game that has everything they wanted after all?)


This is basically what I'm doing, although technically I already started on the improvement ages ago and that's what has been by all reasonable definitions abandoned. Technically I worked on it twice in September for about four hours total which is more than the year prior. I'm going to submit it anyways and if the judges don't like it well I didn't want that 15MS anyways!


also nobody's getting my glamour prisms!


I don't even have any




I haven't even unlocked it yet despite collecting ilvl90 gear


I haven't even beaten the main story yet
Man... I totally did not see this one coming... which game should I choose... I have some many abandoned ideas. lol. ah well, we'll se how it goes. good luck everyone!
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
20073
Relevant to the event: this blog.

Still no clue how serious I am about this yet.
I have Blue 2 which I'm most likely not going to revive because I don't know how to make it fun.

I have joust which I do know how to make fun since it's a direct version of a miniature minigame, but that makes it less exciting.

Then I have a hockey card game that I suddenly have this urge to revive. But it also suffers from very basic problems. (that is, how do I make it fun?)

That's where all game projects stop in the end "how do I make this interesting to play?" and the answer is always "I can't. All the game ideas I have are boring."

I should give it all a think.
Seiromem
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
5640
Dear god If I hope to finish rebirthing my game I'll need to o a huge cope reductions, and I don't wanna.
Guess a Demo will have to do! That does count, right?

NOPE! It doesn't! Hm.... what a predicament!
This is a good excuse for me to start dishing out custom resources like old times.
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28444
author=seiromem
Dear god If I hope to finish rebirthing my game I'll need to o a huge cope reductions, and I don't wanna.
Guess a Demo will have to do! That does count, right?

NOPE! It doesn't! Hm.... what a predicament!


Actually, I believe the rules specify that demos ARE okay, and that the game does not have to be complete, that you just have to have something playable to submit.
From the 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.

(EM)

So yeah, a demo is perfectly fine!
@Anaryu & GRS: That's hunky-dory.

And yes, initially demos didn't count but I figure, eh, why not? You won't get the big MS but you'll still get some~
Seiromem
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
5640
I was reading the rebirth section, which states
author=Event
Needs to be a complete game, though.


So, is this is mishap?
To get the Rebirth badge you need to put in a complete game. If it's a demo you get the Reanimate badge instead.

hmm... contemplating finishing Roy's quest. It was only supposed to be 5 chapters, so it shouldn't take too much effort.
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28444
Hmm...I might be able to make a complete game out of my old idea (I have so many old project folders...I went to my very first one: the whatever project I used to teach me the simple ins and outs of RM2K3. I had some compelling characters, but absolutely no descernible story and I ended up abandoning it. I'm taking a small scene, a haunted house and making a complete game out of it).
omg you guys are just making so many GORGEOUS events i'm so happy ;w;
MOG is being insanely productive for me, and now THIS?!
Dunno if I work on ProjectROSE, ProjectTOWER, ShadowSadness... Hmmm
Maybe a smaller-scope version of the horribly ambitious quest that it was going to be.
;w;
Omg this makes me so happy ♥

Thanks, RMN, for sparkling all that sugary-lovely creativity and happiness dust in my daily life.
You rock!
i hate living in brazil and being forced to double post
Happiness dust is addictive be careful~
Sweet, finally a halloween contest I can participate in!
unity
You're magical to me.
12399
I've decided to revive the first RPG I ever started, make new facesets and enemy graphics, and tighten up the dialog and get the thing to a finished state.

It was pretty goofy in a lot of ways, including making all the innkeepers characters from RPGs I loved (for example, Graf from Xenogears greets you with "Doth Thou Desire a Room?") That's probably a little too goofy and gimmicky so I'll probably be removing that aspect, though I think I will leave a lot of the silly nature of the game.