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Scary/horror games on MakeCode Arcade

Are we allowed to make horror games on makecode arcade? Or have games with some horror concepts? I was thinking of the following:

  • Slight cartoon gore
  • Just a little blood
  • and Jumpscares

If some of these items are allowed, which ones? And if none of them are allowed or if there’s another idea i missed, please let me know!
Thank you!

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I mean, u can obviously make them but IDK if that will go against the code of conduct on the forums if u were to post them. At least put a warning like:


The following game contains explicit material such as:

  • Cartoon gore
  • Some blood
  • Jumpscares

This is reminding me of FNaF!

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I played FNAF before but then I died mentally after a minute of that game

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Maybe @UnderwaterAstronaut, you can make those games but don’t send it here on the forum. It might get flagged for inappropriate images.

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Hmmmm…just went through the forum’s FAQ and I found this:


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So I think you’ll be fine as long as you put warnings everywhere.

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hmm… Good thing this is 13 and older

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And since MakeCode Arcade has a whooping 160 x 120 pixel screen, you can’t really have high definition jump scares or blood which does turn down on the scary parts.

Not that I don’t like how it’s a low-res screen. It presents interesting challenges :slight_smile:

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You could make them no matter what size they are. BTW if you were to make blood, how many pixels of red dots would you consider. Maximum. I go for 20

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That’s good to keep in mind!
And ngl I was just listening to a FNaF song lMao

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Depends on the splatter honestly

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I am fine with jumpscares though

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i will see cause i want a horror game

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you can

i cannot wait

Will you make the game soon?

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@UnderwaterAstronaut If you use a black and white palette and one bright color (perhaps red?) it would create a nice contrast. I feel like the contrast in a “horror” game makes the element of surprise “scarier”. Psychologically when you have similarities (Black and white in this scenario) and one thing that stands out (pop of color) it can make the human brain at unease.

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maybe make like uhh… specter with black outer parts of it’s eyes with red inner parts of it’s eyes

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I’m planning to make some sort of horror game soon! But since there is an Ocean Jam at the moment, I wanna work on that game first so I’d have it ready! But when I’m not busy with that I’ll be trying to make some games with this idea

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Ooooo yeah great idea! I should try that when I do work on a “horror” game!!

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