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

author=Gourd_Clae
Unfortunately everyone who jumped the gun is disqualified how sad.

Just kidding of course!Or am I?
Hey wait a sec... >.<

Edit: Soulkeepr, page-breakr
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
20073
People have title screens?

*concedes defeat*

*Edit: Screenshots too? Man, I have seriously not done a bloody thing yet.
LockeZ, your old title page, which you didn’t even bother to even complete, looks MILES ahead of what I did back in 2002.





Ew…
- IT’S NOT EVEN CENTERED RIGHT PROPERLY!

And I still don’t even know what the hell that thing is in the back that’s all distorted and stuff.

...Truly these were dark, dark times... (What the hell was I thinking back then…?)

Although, to be fair to myself back then, in the good ol' days, I didn’t even have any proper image altering software or even knew what the hell that even was. I just did whatever in Paint Shop, converted it into 256 colors (which looked UGLY AS F*** back then in 2k3 without something proper like IrfanView), and went on my merry way, but we were all young and stupid once...

Now...



…It actually looks semi-professional now! (Well, at least to me it does…)

Now that you've all got an idea of what you're going to work on, sum it up in 7 words!


*scratches head* Seven, huh…?
“These entities before us…who were they?”

Man, come to think of it, coming up with seven words or less for something like this was much tougher than I thought.
unity
You're magical to me.
12399
I don't have a new title either, mainly due to a small dilemma I'm having. I might as well ask about it here.

I'm horrible at coming up with names for my games. I've renamed this one more than once already. Closest one that I like at all is "Trials of Baramuirge" (Baramuirge is the final dungeon and most of the game is spent trying to get in to the damn place XD) but does that sound good for a traditional-esce RPG?

EDIT: Wow, Addit, your new title screen looks amazing :DDD
Zeigfried_McBacon
I'm not staff anymore, so please don't ask me about that,especially game engine related stuff.
3767
Aaaand recent events are forcing me to bail out of this. good luck to everyone else participating.
I don't have a new title screen yet. I'm working on getting a demo up for this contest so the least of my worries are a title screen...
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=unity
I'm horrible at coming up with names for my games. I've renamed this one more than once already. Closest one that I like at all is "Trials of Baramuirge" (Baramuirge is the final dungeon and most of the game is spent trying to get in to the damn place XD) but does that sound good for a traditional-esce RPG?

"<Adventure> of <Fantasy Name>" is definitely a very common naming pattern for traditional RPGs, though it doesn't tell me much about the game except that it's set in a fantasy location and probably is pretty traditional. But if that's all you want to convey, then that's fine.

author=Addit
This is glorious, man. All it needs is some JPEG artifacts to be complete.
unity
You're magical to me.
12399
author=LockeZ
author=unity
I'm horrible at coming up with names for my games. I've renamed this one more than once already. Closest one that I like at all is "Trials of Baramuirge" (Baramuirge is the final dungeon and most of the game is spent trying to get in to the damn place XD) but does that sound good for a traditional-esce RPG?
"<Adventure> of <Fantasy Name>" is definitely a very common naming pattern for traditional RPGs, though it doesn't tell me much about the game except that it's set in a fantasy location and probably is pretty traditional. But if that's all you want to convey, then that's fine.

Good advice. I'll toy around and see if I can find a title that maybe conveys more, and see if that works. Thanks!

EDIT: Given that the game is about finding the power of old gods, how does "Chase for Divinity" sound?

EDIT: EDIT: When we're at a point where we have enough to make a gamepage, can we go ahead and submit one?
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28444
Title? I don't even have a story yet! But the game's coming along nicely!
author=unity
EDIT: EDIT: When we're at a point where we have enough to make a gamepage, can we go ahead and submit one?

If "one" is a gamepage/download/digital food then yes. Yes, you may~

@Marrend To be fair, I'd be in the same position if I was in the contest.
Professional double post go!
So, here's the first enemy you'll meet in my game: Greedy Mouse!

It will (greedily!) eat its cheese the second it takes damage (presumably while squeaking something about nobody taking candle cheese), healing itself in the process, and transforming into Wasted Mouse.

Wasted Mouse has the special ability of doing absolutely nothing for the rest of the battle, and having learned a valuable lesson about greed and the power of sharing, or something.
The trick is to kill it in one hit (through buffs, debuffs or stuns) to get the cheese, a healing item.

author=Liberty
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!

Man, titles creens are pretty much the last things I create, so I don't actually have any yet.
author=Byah
author=Liberty
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!
Man, titles creens are pretty much the last things I create, so I don't actually have any yet.

I had the same problem! I was like, Liberrrtttyyyy. So I ended up remaking my old one for high res... ;~;

Old


New
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28444


Totally tentative, but it does have a certain symmetry to it. The first game I made was a crappy game called Fallen for the RM Birthday Event. Now I'm going to have a crappy game with a one word title here.

I could go with this, but it totally doesn't fit and I haven't had a game idea for this anyway.

ORIGINAL



Yeah, the original release didn't even get a title screen. I didn't even have time to open it up in paint and slap on in big font a title.



I tried to make a title screen and it looked awful. Despite volunteered to help me out and made this:



I'm going to animate it since Despite is cool and gave me the PSD with the layers so I can do some hopefully cool looking stuff to it but that's at the bottom of the things to do.
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
Jesus Christ, pianotm, install the stupid font patch!

N=w Carre
Load Carre
Oji t Carre
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28444
Jesus Christ, LockeZ, you do realize that there is no stupid font patch for RM2K3, and the only existing fix doesn't always work because it can only be installed in C:\Windows\fonts. How many years is it supposed to take to work? Or have you not figured out that this shit doesn't always work the way you seem to think you can demand we make it work?
Kentona has the font files on HR's gameprofile, download them and put them in your Window's font folder. It shouldn't be affected by an absolute path or anything.
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
28444
author=GreatRedSpirit
Kentona has the font files on HR's gameprofile, download them and put them in your Window's font folder. It shouldn't be affected by an absolute path or anything.


I don't see how since this seems to be the exact same thing, but it worked. Thank you GRS.
They're also in the utility/plugin section of the site. I got them the other day to fix my brothers' fonts. ^.^

They basically use a different font than the default RM fonts.