Posts Tagged ‘rpgmaker’

Freeware Garden: It Moves

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on September 18th, 2014.

It's pretty static in screenshots, but, yes, it does indeed move.

It Moves is a horror game made in RPG Maker and hence comes with some traditionally cute character sprites and a top-down perspective. Yes, I’m quite aware of the fact that this doesn’t sound terribly exciting, but please do trust me when I say that It Moves is one of the few games to understand how atmospheric horror works.

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A Collage Of Dreams: Middens

By Adam Smith on September 28th, 2012.

Oh look, some brief descriptions of games. The Mass Effect trilogy is a space opera RPG about a crew of aliens attempting to stop a great evil and occasionally having sex. The Secret of Monkey Island is a comedic point and click adventure with insult swordfighting and a piratical theme. Ho hum. Aha, this one is new. “Middens is an exploration game using collage and original pixel art in tandem that takes the perspective of a drifter traversing a veritable x-zone. Roving its interminable wastes the nomad chances upon a sentient revolver beside an ominous pile of remains.” And it’s free! My interest isn’t the only thing that’s piqued.

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A Bat, A Cat, A World Of Weird: OFF

By Adam Smith on May 28th, 2012.

OFF could be this year’s Space Funeral, except that it wasn’t released this year. It’s an RPGMaker 2003 game made by a group going by the name Unproductive Fun Time and everybody at all interested in the wonderfully weird world of bizarre and creepy SNES-style RPGs should have played it already. The only barrier to entry was the Frenchness of it all, which isn’t a way of referring to a certain Gallic oddness, but rather the fact that it was written by French people in the French language. A heroic group have now finished their translation so it is surely time to play. Listen to the battle music below and then see if you can resist downloading.

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Grave Flowers: Wither

By Adam Smith on November 17th, 2011.

These are diligent cops

So far today we’ve had news from a better world, investigative journalism and egg-robbing retro action. It’s probably time for an RPGmaker game that combines Gameboy stylings with a FOREBODING JOURNEY INTO THE DARK HEART OF MAN (my caps – my entire phrase in fact). I don’t want to give too much away and you can play through the entire thing in less than an hour, so if you fancy a go at the strangest fetch quest you’ll play today, grab Wither here and meet me below the break afterwards. I’ll be waiting. If you get frustrated at any point, heed this advice: no need to run around clicking on everything, there’s always a clue.

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