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Post » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:11 pm

[quote="Azu":1mzlz9cw]In regards to RPG making, it isn't all that hard.[/quote:1mzlz9cw]

I disagree. And so do many others. It's hard because RPGs - even simple ones - are seriously complex, with a gazillion different parts that need to be programmed and work together. It's why my 'simple' RPG is approaching 8000 events.

Have you tried making an RPG without RPG maker? I thought it would be easy, too. I think there's something about RPGs in particular that makes them seem easy to make :?
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Post » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:42 pm

I have. It's easy in RPG Maker because all the Battle Algorithm is done for you and the basic needs for an RPG. However, the scripting system in the total sucks or the people making custom battle systems aren't doing them justice. The movement still fill stiff. Anyway, I'm in more Action-RPG, the Musashi.
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Post » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:18 am

Ah, what an conversation my thread has begun. So much talk, so many good points and a good laugh on that 'something something and zombies' thing :D

My main goal still in this game is to make an interesting story and tell it in entertaining way, and that's where the gameplay and plot connects. If you have played the marvelous creation Mother 3, you know what I'm after. A story that will make you laugh, question and in some cases, cry. Oh, how many tears were shed during that game. It was so pure. It didn't force anything, and it really made you live a life in a very odd but lovable world, where everything is still realistic in their own way. It's like a life of very young child. You watch, you explore, interact and experience. Everything is new, and when growing up (progress in game), you also experience even small things that can affect your entire life. Small or enormous things, it does not matter to a child. And if player is truly sucked into the game's world, they truly feel for their characters in every aspect.

.... LOOK AT ME RAMBLING. Nab dammit dangit, I can never write a simple short post :C
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Post » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:54 pm

This may not be useful for you any more since it looks like you decided on an rpg-ish genre, but if you're still thinking about doing a story game with lots of text and choices, there is this nifty program for it:
http://www.renpy.org/wiki/renpy/Home_Page

It is also pretty flexible for adding certain kinds of gameplay, but if you want a lot of that, it's probably easier to go elsewhere.
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