In case you hadn’t heard you can now grab my first game for One Game A Month by heading here! Go play it and tell me what you think!
So that’s one quickly made game done and dusted, for the most part. What next? Well I am taking on a project that is a bit easier this month but one that will incorporate everything I’ve learnt in the past month and move it forward. Using RPG Maker VX Ace I will be taking on the task of making a game out of my CV! (Otherwise known as my resumé for you American types out there) It will be a fairly small game but an interesting and fun to play one. That’t the hope anyway. As I said in a previous post about it, it is something that I have wanted to do for a while. It’s different and the idea of trying to derive entertainment from one of the most boring things everyone has to produce is a daunting but interesting one. So here’s hoping it will be a success!
The other reason for taking on a smaller project this month is so I can hopefully get a bit of lead time on my project for April because trust me. It will need it! More on April’s game closer to the time though…
In this video preview I take you on a walkthrough for Eastfold the major town for the Simple RPG and the starting point for the latter half of the game’s story.
I have also recently join the One Game A Month challenge and the Simple RPG will be my first game and game for February.
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Now that I am back from my very brief but very eventful trip to Seattle and have spent a couple of days trying to get over jetlag (I say trying because I am currently writing this at 5am! YAY for messed up sleeping patterns!) it is time to get back to the business of attempting to make games!
Despite the hectic-ness and craziness of the trip I managed to get a fair bit of thinking and mental mapping done for the Simple RPG and a couple of other things I have in the pipe-line. The Simple RPG should hopefully only take a couple more weeks to finish then release for testing and feedback so yay! In the meantime I will be hopefully uploading one or two more videos about the game. One of a section in the latter half of the game and the other about me making the game and how I am currently using RPG Maker VX Ace. The second video will also have links to the various sites, videos, pdfs and tutorials I have been using to get to grips with the program because I am such a nice guy and I feel like sharing it with you!
One last quick video before I shoot off to the states for a break!
In this video I show off the battle system for my simple RPG and in turn one of the boss battles that will be featured in the game. I also talk about the game in general and my learning process with RPG Maker VX Ace.
During the video I mention wanting to change the look of the battle system to make it more….appealing visually. Well this morning I’ve been doing some searching around and I have found the perfect script for the changes I wanted to make to the look of the battle system.
I am now using the brilliant Ace Battle System by Yanfly
So it has gone from looking like this:
Character pictures, more effects and damage indicators. All able to tweak and change at my whims. PERFECT! It also means I have checked off the add extra scripts to the game box of my check list for the game. The processing of the turns and the displaying of battle information is still a tad to fast for my tastes but hopefully I should be able to edit Yanfly’s script to slow things down a bit.
Apart from that battling works the same way as it did before it just looks a hell of a lot better!
Just to show that I am making progress teaching myself how to use RPG Maker VX Ace here is a video of the intro for short game I am making as part of the learning process. I’ve been working on it solidly for the past week and I’m starting to put it all together. The latest complete section is this short opening that gets the ball rolling.
Like I said it is meant to be a short and simple RPG, so the story isn’t up to much!
…..and neither are the characters……
Still I am loving it and it is great to be working on an actual game with actual development tools.
I’ll be putting up more videos soon and eventually releasing the full game for download. So keep your eyes peeled!