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Off-Topic => All of all! => Topic started by: Momeka on October 06, 2014, 02:18:06 PM

Title: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Momeka on October 06, 2014, 02:18:06 PM
It's the month of Halloween so lets make some scary games! No rules, no deadlines, make something and post it here (something spine-chilling would be a plus)

Inspirations: (Note: image heavy)
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Skeleton Frolic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU-rwA4ZuPQ#) It's Alive! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H3dFh6GA-A#) RATS: Night Of Terror trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzoTaeCIrIg#ws)
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More monster images over at http://monsterbrains.blogspot.se/ (http://monsterbrains.blogspot.se/)
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Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Zoltar on October 06, 2014, 03:37:47 PM
Scary huh? Not really my area of expertise even though I do use "ghosts" in my game. 😿 I'll play anything you all make though! 🔸
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Fisherson on October 06, 2014, 05:01:39 PM
I'm not much good at horror either, but I imagine I can make a Holloween themed Charas game. Could use a break from that blasted Misadventures anyway. Weirdly I had debated trying this:
[spoiler]

Jack's Sweet Nightmare

Story: It's Holloween Night and all are out enjoying it, but not so much as a Jack-O-Lantern (IE Ed's Panty Patch-Eye wearing Pumpkin Head) but as he's setting out to trick or treat? Suddenly a Turnip headed fellow appears and denouces Jack as a fraud and thief since Jack-O-Lanterns were originally made out of Turnips.  He curses all the children in Charas to turn into demons and lose their souls if Jack doesn't meet him by midnight for a battle to determine, once and for all, who is the true symbol of All Hollows Eve.

Gameplay:
Explore the randomly generated maps using Jack in a traditional RPG Hero exploration method but as a bonus battles will not earn you money. Only collecting Holloween Candy will. But there's a catch: Each room you enter will spawn candy in a random amount and a timer will run. When it runs out several nasty Ghouls will appear and if they touch you? It's game over. Most scary part? No save point! In addition? You can only recruit three other party members to assist you but in order to unlock them you must gather a certain amount of Candy and bring it to the Shop Husk before exiting the room and he doesn't always appear twice per the same room. In short it combines Momeka's Spy GB Hack, Purps Pancea Quest and my own strange imagination then blends them into a traditional RPG.

Playable Characters:
Jack and three other cameos you must buy at location to unlock. Here's a hint. I'm not one for once! O.o Seriously real hints:
Axe wielding maniac, A fire using zombie and a red will-o-the-wisp  [/spoiler]
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Prpl_Mage on October 06, 2014, 05:31:48 PM
Hmm, well I'm in. Might as well make that puzzle / detective / adventure game.

Also, freaky images.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Dr. Ace on October 07, 2014, 03:15:10 AM
I won't have time to actually program something but I'll help Momeka out with music.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Apex on October 07, 2014, 04:34:30 AM
I was every-so-slightly working on a horror game a few months ago... I'm ultra busy this month with travel, but if I get some free time maybe I'll get back to it.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Momeka on October 07, 2014, 05:15:41 AM
Sounds awesome, apex.


And guys, it doesn't have to be horror games if you don't want too. Just make something with a spooky theme.

Edit: And fish it sounds like you have a solid plan, go for it.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Fisherson on October 07, 2014, 09:15:39 AM
And guys, it doesn't have to be horror games if you don't want too. Just make something with a spooky theme.

Edit: And fish it sounds like you have a solid plan, go for it.

Thanks man. I've been trying to learn how to make shorter more condensed  games recently. I think I'm starting to finally get the grasp of how to do it without losing any content too. I'm so tired of working years on a project and then having zip to show for it. :( From now on all my projects will be given this treatment. ^-^
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Meiscool on October 07, 2014, 11:58:46 AM
I had a shitty horror-themed dungeon in one of my old games. Maybe I'll bring out that dusty game and post just the spooky part.

EDIT - Actually, yeah, kinda excited to do this. I'm sure it is but... is it ok to use something preexisting?
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Momeka on October 07, 2014, 01:01:10 PM
Sounds awesome and yeah preexisting stuff is alright.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Moosetroop11 on October 07, 2014, 06:34:32 PM
I'll try to make a spooky choose your own adventure style game if I get the time though that's not looking likely with work the way it is at the moment.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Fisherson on October 07, 2014, 07:29:19 PM
I'll try to make a spooky choose your own adventure style game if I get the time though that's not looking likely with work the way it is at the moment.

No time limit Moose. Means we can  take as long as we need right Red?
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Momeka on October 08, 2014, 05:51:55 AM
No time limit Moose. Means we can  take as long as we need right Red?

Yeah, no time limit has been set. But it would be nice if they were out around Halloween (or next years Halloween).
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Momeka on October 08, 2014, 03:50:03 PM
I've gotten started on something

(http://i.imgur.com/6X7crWv.png)

Not really sure where I'm going with the game, but we'll see. Thinking of doing a cbs but probably not even going to go there, don't want this project to take too long.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Zoltar on October 08, 2014, 07:08:52 PM
That looks really cool, dude. What kind of game is that? Also I decided I'm not going to compete.  _sweat_ I need to get to work on ZASNS and my other projects. Good luck to you all though!  :hi:
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: lonewolf on October 09, 2014, 06:08:09 PM
 i got some chipsets and some charasets for you all

http://www.charas-project.net/forum/index.php?topic=25179.0 (http://www.charas-project.net/forum/index.php?topic=25179.0)


http://www.charas-project.net/forum/index.php?topic=23492.0 (http://www.charas-project.net/forum/index.php?topic=23492.0)

http://videolike.org/video/rm2k3 (http://videolike.org/video/rm2k3)
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Rahl on October 11, 2014, 02:26:31 PM
I would really love to make a good horror game but I'm afraid that I've never been good at making customer charsets. I'm good with the scripting part of game makers but I lack the other half of it. :(
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Fisherson on October 11, 2014, 02:32:05 PM
I would really love to make a good horror game but I'm afraid that I've never been good at making customer charsets. I'm good with the scripting part of game makers but I lack the other half of it. :(

Alas I haven't got the ability to edit VX Charas. ^^; I'd be happy to help you out if I were able to, Rahl! Ofcourse....VX can use 2003 or less resources in theory right?

Edit:
Ah forgot to show this off:
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f29/david-n-dent/JackSweetNightmareScreen_zps8c0579b9.png) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/david-n-dent/media/JackSweetNightmareScreen_zps8c0579b9.png.html)
That's not the final version. Got a better tileset I'm learning to use but I need to get used to how it maps and sorta out the passablity crap and such XD
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Rahl on October 11, 2014, 02:59:39 PM
Yeah it does but I can't even do the lower res ones well lol.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Fisherson on October 11, 2014, 03:37:20 PM
Yeah it does but I can't even do the lower res ones well lol.

Really? Hmm another reason I wouldn't upgrade. I can provide you with loads of NPCs and and stuff I have for 2003 if you can re-fortmat them? Though I'm not sure they'll work with VX tilesets. ^^;; Me thinks you should just crack open the old 2003 and and try and wip something up personally.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Rahl on October 11, 2014, 04:48:49 PM
Well for vx all you have to do for any 2k3 image is make it 200% hight and width in paint
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Fisherson on October 11, 2014, 05:57:21 PM
Well for vx all you have to do for any 2k3 image is make it 200% hight and width in paint

o.o; Huh? But I saw somebody use a "dot" sized chara nearly once with one of those regular VX sprites way back when. Hmm...Sadly I'm not overly comfortable editing multiple frames at that size. =/ I'm just more used to smaller ones. I only do singles when it's above the typical chara set size.

Oh an update on Jack's Sweet Nightmare. The level progression won't be random but maze-like with rooms connecting from one to the other with you having to decide how long you'll spend in each one racing the clock and collecting that sweet candy. There may also be some puzzles. Alas if I knew how to code an ABS without royally messing it up? I'd do that instead of a DBS but DBS is what I know and it's quicker so a little modifier: Can't buy weapons. Instead you purchase skills from the Husk Merchants like in old style FF1. ^_^ A little like in Alpha Force. Your weapon IS your skills. Sound good?
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Rahl on October 11, 2014, 06:18:16 PM
Cool
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Zoltar on October 11, 2014, 07:23:35 PM
Alas I haven't got the ability to edit VX Charas. ^^; I'd be happy to help you out if I were able to, Rahl! Ofcourse....VX can use 2003 or less resources in theory right?

Edit:
Ah forgot to show this off:
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f29/david-n-dent/JackSweetNightmareScreen_zps8c0579b9.png) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/david-n-dent/media/JackSweetNightmareScreen_zps8c0579b9.png.html)
That's not the final version. Got a better tileset I'm learning to use but I need to get used to how it maps and sorta out the passablity crap and such XD

What's wrong with those maps? They look okay to me. Other than the fact you used castle walls. Should have went with swamp water or something. Looks more spooky. Also will there only be candy corns? What about all the other good things like Jaw Breakers, Crunch Bars and Skull Candy??
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Momeka on October 12, 2014, 10:11:08 AM
Looks good, fish.

Worked on some graphics and sounds today.

Tiny skull robots
(http://i.imgur.com/GDNdI1M.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/lSoPeRn.gif)

Here's how they are going to sound in game (http://vocaroo.com/i/s1Ihwh78g6XH)
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Fisherson on October 12, 2014, 12:24:34 PM
Looks good, fish.

Worked on some graphics and sounds today.

Tiny skull robots
(http://i.imgur.com/GDNdI1M.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/lSoPeRn.gif)

Here's how they are going to sound in game (http://vocaroo.com/i/s1Ihwh78g6XH)

Whoa!  Those skull bots look awesome~ X3 I could see those scurrying around chasing Rusty and Dave. XD
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Meiscool on October 12, 2014, 04:24:31 PM
Love the look of the skellbots. Have to see em in game to know if the sfx fits.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Momeka on October 14, 2014, 03:31:37 AM
Thanks.

Scrapped the old chipset and started working on a new one.

(http://i.imgur.com/rp1bfKU.png)
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Prpl_Mage on October 14, 2014, 01:08:00 PM
Digging it
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Rahl on October 14, 2014, 01:11:35 PM
Good stuff man, editing chipets have always given me headaches I applaud your efforts sir.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Fisherson on October 14, 2014, 02:01:24 PM
Thanks.

Scrapped the old chipset and started working on a new one.

(http://i.imgur.com/rp1bfKU.png)

 A mad scientist's lab? Nice! Looks awesome.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Rahl on October 18, 2014, 08:48:25 PM
Halloween is coming pretty fast looking forward to your games
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Momeka on October 19, 2014, 07:06:22 AM
Not sure if I'll be done in time for Halloween, but we'll see.

Here's some updates:
(http://i.imgur.com/nTHfm3q.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/7hfISTC.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/Pjx9vjp.gif)
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Prpl_Mage on October 19, 2014, 08:14:24 AM
Sweet.

I'm kinda working on something, no idea if I will finish in time or if it's even going somewhere.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Zoltar on October 19, 2014, 08:21:30 AM
Not sure if I'll be done in time for Halloween, but we'll see.

Here's some updates:
(http://i.imgur.com/nTHfm3q.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/7hfISTC.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/Pjx9vjp.gif)

So cool, Mo man!  :o Looks sci-fi horror.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Prpl_Mage on October 20, 2014, 05:25:45 PM
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2uhpaap.png)

Still working on it. baby steps
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Momeka on October 21, 2014, 12:54:55 AM
That looks awesome prpl. I love how their eyes glows in the darkness.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Fisherson on October 21, 2014, 10:10:40 AM
That is pretty awesome Purps! Alas I need my line open and can't post my new screens. Will say I need to use the old fashioned encounter system cause a TES would take too much time to code in. Got two battle charas to do yet and I still need to make a custom title screen and better restart room. Also the rooms will each have a boss at the end and by defeating them you'll unlock your party. Coding in a shop still and still using the Alpha Force-like skills over weapon system. Though I am only going to use a few custum animations Mostly going to copy and paste animations from Wrath of Gaia, Carpe Diem and Misadventures to save time. Oh and best part? about four maps left and I'm done with all mapping.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Rahl on October 24, 2014, 11:54:58 PM
Sounds cool, post some screens Fish.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Fisherson on October 25, 2014, 06:43:14 PM
Sounds cool, post some screens Fish.

Well since you asked so nicely:
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f29/david-n-dent/JacksSweetNightmareRedsChips_zps680604c1.png) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/david-n-dent/media/JacksSweetNightmareRedsChips_zps680604c1.png.html)

And an update: Got all but four or five rooms filled with events, but man...These battle sets. > > If somebody could do me a favor and finish out the last two? It'd be a real big help. Technically two and half. I started on the first part of the third character and got two or three poses done. Doesn't need to be perfect but PM me if your interested. Can't post anything here cause I still would like it to be a surprise for the player.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Meiscool on October 25, 2014, 10:16:45 PM
Take out the fog IMO. Custom fog looks much better and takes hardly any more effort.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Fisherson on October 26, 2014, 12:31:10 PM
Take out the fog IMO. Custom fog looks much better and takes hardly any more effort.

Hmm really now? Hmm I'll have to try that thanks, Meis!
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Zoltar on October 26, 2014, 02:59:10 PM
Come on guys. Only a short time till all Hollows Eve is upon us. Where's dem games?
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Prpl_Mage on October 26, 2014, 03:36:21 PM
Isn't it next week?
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Dr. Ace on October 26, 2014, 05:22:56 PM
Looking good guys. Halloween is coming Friday, but Momeka didn't give a deadline for this, so it's more meant as: create a game, with Halloween in mind, somewhere near Halloween, but not precisely on.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Fisherson on October 26, 2014, 07:56:31 PM
Come on guys. Only a short time till all Hollows Eve is upon us. Where's dem games?
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Be patient you. XD

Looking good guys. Halloween is coming Friday, but Momeka didn't give a deadline for this, so it's more meant as: create a game, with Halloween in mind, somewhere near Halloween, but not precisely on.

Right! That's why I love this contest. Ugh but still I keep getting terrain glitches despite not making any mistakes I can see. Or the darn timer refusing to start even though there's no coding error. -  -; At least I've got most of my my monsters picked out. Just need to script them and I no longer need any help on the battler. X3 Got up this morning and finished the first part and the second it's overly as as necessary as I'm using battle animations for the attacking animations and the last battler is so simple. Gotta love the non-humanoid ones.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Zoltar on October 31, 2014, 11:16:30 AM
So it's Halloween today guys. Any games for us?
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Prpl_Mage on October 31, 2014, 04:14:50 PM
Nope, haven't had time to work on it since that screenshot.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Fisherson on November 02, 2014, 03:06:29 PM
Okay so here's an update: I'm close to finished, but it'll be a bit till I can get to the library. I still have to program in some shops, add animations to the skills I have holders for and finally map out the western section of the Graveyard. Speaking of that there's minor change. In order to figght Lord Jack you have to defeat three Resurected Bosses from previous Charas project related material: One from the Steam Punk Chain Game, one from the first and one from a game I heavily admire. After you defeat them they will drop a Key. Get all three and you will be able to acess Lord Jack's plane and take him on in a timer based battle royale to end all timer based battle royales.  It should be noted the bosses aren't level specefic and may be a bit cheap, but all have a pattern, a weakness and none have instant kill moves.

I do need something though...Music. T_T I can't stand it! I tried using FF6 spooky music, but honestly it's just not doin' the trick so anybody who has some to donate or would take requests?
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Momeka on November 07, 2014, 08:31:46 AM
Sorry, guys. I won't be able to do anything for this. I've been way to swamped with work (working on 5 games that need to be released before Christmas). The little I had time to do was fun to work on though. I might go back to it sometime.
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Moosetroop11 on November 08, 2014, 04:23:05 PM
I'll make you some music fish. Gimme a list of the sorts of songs you want. Also, electronically made midis or live recorded mp3s?
Title: Re: Lets make some spooky games!
Post by: Fisherson on November 09, 2014, 08:41:16 PM
I'll make you some music fish. Gimme a list of the sorts of songs you want. Also, electronically made midis or live recorded mp3s?

Alright want me to PM you or just do it here? I don't need more than about three or four. ^_^ Not that big a game. Basically one of the Graveyard's theme, one of battle and one for bosses and possibly one for the final boss. Thanks for the offer, Moose!