Description

Halloween approaches and it's that time of year when we remember the dead and dying. This year, instead of the typical horror-fest, we're going to be doing something about the corpses mouldering in our backyards.

That is, those games we never got around to finishing but always said "One day..." about. It's time to grab a shovel, dig up a dead one and lay it on the slab. Let's Frankenstein this thing!


Aim
The aim of this event is to take an old game that hasn't been touched in a while and bring it back to life with the intention of finishing it by the end of the month.


Event Rules
- Pick a game that's been out of commission for a while. I'm not going to be picky about how long they've been dead, as long as you haven't been actively working on it in for a while, it'll count.
- Work on it with the intent to finish before the due date (3rd December).
- Post progress updates at least once a week until the end date. I'll talk about that a bit more below.
- Finish the game by the due date and submit it to this page.


Rewards
If you do not finish your game in time, you'll get a participation badge for taking part in the event. This will be a low MS reward, but there will be supplemented rewards for taking part. This badge requires that at least one progress update badge to unlock.

If you actually complete the game and submit it to the site by the due date, you'll also get a badge. This badge requires at least two progress update badges to unlock.

Each of the four progress updates will net you a different badge and these will give you a tidy amount of MS too, so if you're not sure that you'll be able to finish your game in time, aim to take part in them!

Progress Updates
Over the course of the month (roughly once a week) you'll be asked for an update on your progress. Each time you'll be asked for something different - whether it be screenshots of current work, details of changed/finished components or other information.

To earn either of the main badges you must take part in some of these (not all of them, but it's encouraged that you do take part). You will be encouraged to give feedback to each other and post WIP pieces as well as finished stuff, so that everyone can keep abreast of how each other is doing. We're a community of developers, after all, even if it's just a hobby for some, so interacting and helping each other grow and encouraging each other is definitely something to aim for!

There will also, over the month, be a room on the RMN discord for people to talk about this event in particular and how they're going with their games for it. I encourage everyone taking part to join up and mingle.

First Update: Choose the game you are going to use and make a list of things that need changing/fixing/doing.

Second Update: Show off new vs old images and tell us a bit about your game.

Third Update: Fill in the survey below.
What have you accomplished on your project thus far?

What unexpected challenges have you run into in reviving your game?

How far through making the game would you say you are, currently?

Now that you've actually started working on the game, do you think you'll finish in time?

Can you see any big challenges that you might have to deal with in order to complete the game?

Is there anything in particular that you'd need help with in order to get past these challenges?

Would you be willing to ask others to help you with these possible issues?


Fourth Update: Make a game page, show off a screenshot of something new (gameplay-wise) and tell us how the gammak goes.

Fifth Update: Make a blog post detailing what you've done since the start of this event to where you are now in the game.

SIXTH PROGRESS UPDATE: BEGIN

Add your game download to the site and have it tagged for testers. Then get someone to do a test of what you have. Post their notes here, then put up your game for reaslies and add it to this page before the 3rd




FAQs
Do we need to make a gamepage?
If you already have an existing gamepage you don't need to make another. However, if your game is not already on the site, then you will have to make a gamepage for it as it is a requirement for submitting the games this time.

I will be checking the queue fairly often over the course of the event, especially towards the end, so the sooner you get your gamepages in, the better. If you need help getting your gamepage accepted, just PM me (Liberty) and I can help you out a bit, but usually I'll be giving you the same information as I give in the notes when a gamepage is denied so make sure to check those first! Also, the information in this thread is very useful: https://rpgmaker.net/forums/topics/5673/

How do I submit?
You must have a gamepage that has been accepted to the site and upload a version of your game there first. Then make sure you've signed up to this event. After that, hit the Submit button in the top-right corner of this page and pick your game from the list.

Is there a limit on the age of the game?
Nope. All that matters is that you haven't touched it in a while.

Can I just remake one of my old games that didn't get finished?
Yes, actually. All that matters is that the game in question exists before this event and hasn't been touched in a while. How you bring it back to life is up to you. Whether that means remaking it from the ground up or taking a half-finished game and scaling it down to fit within the month is up to you.

What about a game that's complete but needs some bug fixes and/or edits? Will that count?
I'm afraid not. It's really not in the spirit of the event - that is, taking something that isn't complete and bringing it back from that shallow (or deep) grave in order to spring back to complete 'health' again.

Can I just make a new game instead?
Again, not really in the spirit of the event, so no. Sorry, maybe next time.

Teams? Multiple entries?
If you want to team up with someone to help revive your game, that's definitely a-okay. Aside from that, there are some games out there that started with groups and just died. If those people want to get back together and try to finish the game, that's all well and dandy too. And sometimes an artist might be helping one team and have their own game as well. That's why I've allowed both teaming and multiple entries.

Details

  • 10/01/2017 01:13 PM
  • 12/05/2017 01:59 AM
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Teams Members Entry
#TeamSaveTheGame
Night of the Living Dy
Loop's Return
210 hours into a game and still not finished with beggining forest
Dracolich Diggin, Now with 50% More Birthday Hats of Doom
Ain't no gettin' off this train
I'm trying my "best", ok? (no I'm not)
Sure, why not
Revive MinST
Triangle Games Productions
Here's hoping this works
Uranus has 5 moons
Still Lingering
Five rows of teeth and a portal to hell
In Search of Undead Dragons (pls let me kill a dragon Indrah pls)
Dead Gams tell no tales
Team Make-a-team-but-never-actually-submit-anything
I savestate scummed every boss in Lufia 1 so far
÷C AS H M ER E÷ ÷C AT H O DE÷ ÷R AY÷ ÷TU B E÷
I have a lot of dead projects to choose from oh me oh my
All of my games are finished; what am I doing here? hep
Team Starlight
Team Make-a-salad-it-is-healthy-burritos-are-better-than-tacos
I swear I'm gonna participate this time.
Team Nyx
What to revive today...
I will remake Robo Clash for this
Zombify: return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield
Probably biting off more than I can chew now
Surprise, Bitch
Let's bring some old games to light!
Hello my friends it is good to see you all again.
Team SteemIt
Mark Strikes Back!!
Duh Valley restoration committee
SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHEMAN! IVE COME FOR YOUR SOUL AND GAMMAK
I'm Doing Science and I'm Still Alive
Goblin Noir
Lets embarrass myself again.
I'm doing a thing
Dragon Ascension shall be reborn
Reviving my deadiest game yet
Let's finish this game already... (Phantasia 2 Redux)
One-Man Indie
Let's remake my Flash Game in RPG Maker
Cyclopes
Vegence of th Fith Godess
hirogame
Grindalf Games

Posts

IT'S ALIVE! ALIIIIIIVE! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!
*pulls out his early 2000s hard drive* Time to get to work. Hahaha
backstage 2 is in need of a revival that game hasnt been updated in months and has been unfinished.
Frogge
"nothing can beat the power of gay"?
5480
If I don't actually finish anything for this I will be very disappointed with myself

not that it'll be a first
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
14507
Geeze, I have no idea. I seem to recall having numerous projects before I came to RMN, but, they are little more than vague memories now. I suppose I could take an existing project, and revitalize it? Not sure which one, though.
Corfaisus
Unallocated Skill Points
5326
Considering my social life is dead/dying, I think I'll give this a shot and bring back something I've wanted to revive since Halloween 2010, and that is Lingering Forsaken. It's been dead for 8 years now, having originally been created in two weeks back in 2009 with very little in terms of value and the sort. It wasn't even really complete, it just sort of became. I had ideas for things that never got implemented and I realize that the story is just weak in every sense of the word. It's time to Frakenstein that creature into something a mad scientist can actually be proud of.

Lol nope. Didn't read the rules. The only other unfinished games I have are a juvenile comedy game, a crossfic 40 hour RPG and an emotionally-charged 40 hour RPG, all of which are better off dead.
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.
5008
I've been fixing bugs on one of my old projects for the last two weeks in preparation for actually getting back to work on it for this event. I think I'm finally to the point where I can actually make content again, something I haven't really done for this game in about two years. Well, except for a few times when I was like "I should work on this" and then quit after two days.

WE'RE GONNA BE PUNCHING SHARKS AGAIN BABY.

There is absolutely no chance of finishing the game by Halloween though. Like, it's only 25% done, and I will have to make graphics for a lot of things. If I work full-time on this game I would expect it to take me another 4-5 months minimum.

But this month will be the first month of that.
After a very short conversation, it's time to finish In Search of Dragons.
It’s a shame that I’m so god dang slow at making and finishing games, because I probably would have entered this, since I have so many things to finish that need finishing.

This is why I need a clone or two (or possibly a robot).
Indra
YOU ARE BEING TOO AGGRO
9326
*rolls sleeves up* Welp, time to whip them dragons into existing D<
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.
5008
author=Corfaisus
Considering my social life is dead/dying, I think I'll give this a shot and bring back something I've wanted to revive since Halloween 2010, and that is Lingering Forsaken. It's been dead for 8 years now, having originally been created in two weeks back in 2009 with very little in terms of value and the sort. It wasn't even really complete, it just sort of became. I had ideas for things that never got implemented and I realize that the story is just weak in every sense of the word. It's time to Frakenstein that creature into something a mad scientist can actually be proud of.

Lol nope. Didn't read the rules. The only other unfinished games I have are a juvenile comedy game, a crossfic 40 hour RPG and an emotionally-charged 40 hour RPG, all of which are better off dead.


The rules seem to allow this.

Can I just remake one of my old games that didn't get finished?
Yes, actually. All that matters is that the game in question exists before this event and hasn't been touched in a while. How you bring it back to life is up to you. Whether that means remaking it from the ground up or taking a half-finished game and scaling it down to fit within the month is up to you.
Seiromem
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
4089
I'll be reviving that game where you have a party of monsters and such.
Caz
LET'SBIAN DO THIS.
5789
I'm gonna try and work at putting 'Not a Chance of a Ghost' into MV and produce some better assets for it, as well as some better quality gaming experience!

And by that I mean I'm gonna sit on my ass and not touch the game at all, and then come October 31st go "ah shit I didn't do the event!"
Hmm ... well, I suppose I will try to revive a horror game I never managed to finish for another contest. Hopefully I will get further than before! ;o
pianotm
The only thing in this game that's bonkers is CAVE_DOG.
13644
So, since the event in which I made Loop's Quest, I always wanted to finish the game. It languished in a world where I was in too much denial to put it on hiatus, but now, Loop will LIVE AGAIN!!!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!
why isn't this called deader or aliver
pianotm
The only thing in this game that's bonkers is CAVE_DOG.
13644
Too close to "deader or a liver".
CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
10032
YESSSSSSSSSS LET US REVIVE THE GAMEEEEEEEEEEE
Illy
I used to like FFIV (I still like FFIV)
2854
I needed something like this to kick FF:Sky Warriors back into production! WE'RE GETTIN' BACK ON THIS TRAIN OCEAN~
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
14507
I'm starting to formulate a few plans in regards to Uchioniko. I could probably use the Modern Day Resource Pack to give the game a facelift, of sorts. Maybe re-design skills. The underlying systems in regards to TP can probably change, now that I've improved my scripting ability.