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
Huh. Diablo plot with Pokemon mechanics, or Pokemon plot with Diablo mechanics?
^^More on the latter.
I wanted to make a point-and-click, real-time combat Pokemon...

Edit: I've found another game that I could potentially revive! Though it's pretty 'scrapped' up. As with the seven-word descript thing, I'll change mine to:

'You don't have to be the good-guy'

"good-guy" is counted as one! Yeeeeaaahh. Deal with it :3
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
20073
I dunno about a full game anymore. A demo, though? If it's based on the "six words" from before? Yeah, I think I should be able to pull that off.
author=Fomar0153/Indra
In Search of Dragons, the revenge


Don't play with people's feelings like that...
author=Craze
hmm

Hmm, why haven't you signed up for the contest yet?!

Gonna post some battlers tomorrow, didn't get much done over the weekend.
Max McGee
with sorrow down past the fence
9219
Sometimes, the timing on something is absolutely perfect.

I'm not going to lie, I had no idea that this contest was a thing but I started doing exactly this just about exactly on October 1st. So am I going to jump on board this contest? Heck yes I am.

My project is going to be a revival/rebirth (total reboot, really) of The Tower, a game of mine so very old it doesn't even have an RMN project page (it is contemporary with Iron Gaia Part 1, i.e. in development circa 2001-2004; Diary of a Madman was a big inspiration for it). In fact, I can't even seem to find any trace of it at all using google fu (kudos to anyone who can), owing in part to its generic name which even when combined with RPG Maker turns up many games with names containing the words 'The Tower' and other words too.

If you remember it, you officially have old school cred. This is a game project idea so old that in just two years or so it will be old enough to get its learners permit (which some of our members might not be).

I am positive that I won't make it to the Revival/Rebirth stage by October 30. Not even close. But I'm going to push hard for the Reanimate stage, but I might only make the Readying stage.
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
20832
author=LockeZ
Huh. Diablo plot with Pokemon mechanics, or Pokemon plot with Diablo mechanics?
amazingly, both of these ideas sound pretty cool.
unity
You're magical to me.
12399
author=kentona
author=LockeZ
Huh. Diablo plot with Pokemon mechanics, or Pokemon plot with Diablo mechanics?
amazingly, both of these ideas sound pretty cool.


Yeah. I would totally play either of those.
This may have been asked, but I'm to lazy to look it up. Does the game have to have appeared on RMN or any other game sites. I want to revive a game I made, but I never even released an idea for the game to the public. I did start working on it for two of the competitions on here but never finished it.
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
author=ahillreborn
This may have been asked, but I'm to lazy to look it up. Does the game have to have appeared on RMN or any other game sites. I want to revive a game I made, but I never even released an idea for the game to the public. I did start working on it for two of the competitions on here but never finished it.

Why do dumbasses keep asking this

There's a list of seven rules in the event description, you can easily read them yourself and see if this is one of them
No. The game doesn't even have to have been released anywhere on the internet at all ever.
Liberty I was wondering...
How would you guys verify if the idea really is revived?
I mean, in a month's time, one can easily make a full game. Heck, I did in two weeks.

Anyways, progress report: I can't believe I spent an entire day making just the title and game over screens...

And no, it's not another horror game.
We're using the honor system, karins! No need to prove it.

Very pretty screens by the way~ I know I'm not Libby b-but...
It's called trust. I trust you all. Please, don't betray that trust. It is a precious, precious thing.
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
Was it title screens? I will show you how!




Edit: Since Liberty asked, here's the old title screen from a few years ago, which I never got around to actually putting the title on:

Lovely! But I can't see any rainbows ..
Well, I guess since you guys jumped the gun a tad, why not the next point?

Show, if you have any, your new and old Title Screens!
Unfortunately everyone who jumped the gun is disqualified how sad.

Just kidding of course!Or am I?
I prefer Lazyass Locke, but I guess Dumbass works considering I opened myself up for that one.

Really should read the rules next time. Oh well, what's done is done.
LouisCyphre
can't make a bad game if you don't finish any games
4523
I'll be recycling the previous title screen. It's shinier now, though.