Weekly Humble Bundle – RPG Maker John - Paul Jones May 31, 2014 Archives This Week’s Humble Bundle – RPG Maker Folks with an inclination towards RPGs and even bigger inclination towards making them will be ably sorted this week, as the new weekly Humble Bundle is all about RPG Maker, its resource packs and associated games. Allowing folks to pay what they want for a base tier of games or pay a little more for some additional premium gaming goodness, any contribution made to Humble Bundle can be effectively split. No less than two versions of RPG Maker are included; RPG Maker VX Ace and RPG Maker XP. The former is available on the base, pay what you want tier, whereas the latter is available when $6 or more has been paid.. Contributors can decide how they want to split their money between two great charities in IndieCade Foundation and Child’s Play, the developers of these games or Humble Bundles themselves. A worthy cause which gets great games into people’s hands, then. Everybody wins. Check out what titles are available at the respective contribution tiers below. Pay what you want for these games RPG Maker VX Ace – Steam: Windows PC Only The latest iteration of the RPG Maker series, RPG Maker VX Ace boasts an easy-to-use interface, multiple tileset support and a veritable raft of features. In short, if you’ve ever wanted to craft your own RPG, this is the best place to get started. RPG Maker DLC Pack #1 – Steam: Windows PC Only Stuffed with brand new content, including a lavish royal tileset, 20 new stirring songs and over 50 different monster graphics, the first DLC pack for RPG Maker is a great way to expand upon the original RPG Maker experience. Skyborn by Dancing Dragon Games – Steam: Windows PC Only A wonderfully-written RPG, Skyborn casts players as Claret, a highly-talented witty mechanic who is drawn into a colossal conflict. Taking players on a journey through a steampunk world equally dictated by magic and metal, Skyborn contains multiple character classes, a massive quest with an ensemble of interesting characters and an atmospheric orchestral score. Sweet Lily Dreams by RosePortal Games – Steam: Windows PC Only Taking place in a dream world populated with whimsical locations and creatures, Sweet Lily Dreams is all fun and games until the bad guys show up. As a result, players are forced into battle with such horror icons as Dracula, The Headless Horseman and Dr Jekyll. With over 40 hours of gameplay and mixing up mini-games and puzzles with traditional RPG gameplay, Sweet Lily Dreams is quite unlike anything else before it. RPG Maker Free Games Bundle #1 – Windows PC Only Containing a quartet of some of the best RPG Maker created offerings from the community, this four-pack of games provides hours upon hours of entertainment. This pack includes the following games: In Search for Immortality (by Indrah and Fomar0153), Legionwood: The Tale of Two Swords (by Dark Gaia), Star Stealing Prince (by Ronove and Diedrupo), and The Reconstruction (by Deltree). Pay $6 or more to unlock these games RPG Maker XP – Steam: Windows PC Only A classic version of the RPG Maker experience, RPG Maker XP is based off of the RPG Maker 2000 codebase. Improving upon its base features, RPG Maker XP boasts upgraded visuals, advanced scripting functionality and extensive data packaging features. With its unique set of features, RPG Maker XP has proven to be a popular alternative to RPG Maker VX Ace for many developers. RPG Maker Exclusive Resource Pack – Steam: Windows PC Only The developers of RPG Maker are feeling generous and the result is this, the RPG Maker Exclusive Resource Pack which bolsters the RPG Maker VX Ace experience. Included in this asset-stuffed pack are 21 new songs from a variety of genres and substantial revamps to the town and village tilesets. The RPG Maker Exclusive Resource Pack works best with RPG Maker VX Ace. RPG Maker DLC Pack #2 – Steam: Windows PC Only Containing no less than six huge content packs, the second RPG Maker DLC pack represents a colossal augmentation of RPG Maker’s already large default resource pool. Bursting at the seams with new content, this second content pack includes new music, high fantasy themed assets, steampunk themed assets, new monster types and so much more besides. The RPG Maker DLC Pack #2 works best with RPG Maker VX Ace. To The Moon by Freebird Games – Steam: Windows PC, Mac and Linux Driven by a stunning narrative, To The Moon tells the tale of two doctors who go back through the memories of a dying man to artificially fulfill his last wish. Spanning a lifetime, the doctors experience a kaleidoscope of moments and key events in the man’s life as they struggle to understand the reason behind his dying desire to go to the moon. Marrying adventure and RPG elements together alongside an emotionally-driven story and touching soundtrack, To The Moon is a game which is sure to put hearts through the wringer. Our very own Laura took an in-depth look at To The Moon just over a year ago, describing it as “an amazingly handled piece of fiction”. Take a look at her feature here. Deadly Sin 2 by Dancing Dragon Games – Steam: Windows PC Only Plunging players into a deep conflict spanning over 30 hours of RPG gameplay, Deadly Sin 2 is the very definition of an epic RPG. With a multi-layered story encompassing undead legions, vengeful heavens and corrupted monarchs, Deadly Sin 2 is easily one of the most ambitious and expansive RPG Maker powered games around. Players not familiar with the first Deadly Sin need not be worried either; Deadly Sin 2 is a spiritual successor to the first game, rather than a direct sequel. A tremendous example of the creative potential of RPG Maker if there ever was one. RPG Maker Free Games Bundle #2 – Steam: Windows PC Only Another quartet of games recommended for their quality by the RPG Maker community, folks looking for more RPG goodness, or just some good old-fashioned inspiration, will certainly find their fill here. This pack includes the following games: Homework Salesman (by Ronove and Diedrupo), I Miss the Sunrise (by Deltree), Aetherion (by Anaryu, Krisanna, and Solitayre), and Visions and Voices (by Craze and Karsuman). Pay $12 or more to unlock these games Game Character Hub – Steam: Windows PC Only Allowing budding RPG creators to unleash their creative energies on the visuals for their RPG Maker created games, the Game Character Hub enables a massive amount of aesthetical customisation. All sorts of 2D art assets from sprites to tilesets can be tweaked, combined and reformatted, lending the games created in RPG Maker their own brand of visual uniqueness. RPG Maker DLC Pack #3 Steam: Windows PC Only This final DLC Pack further expands the tilesets, sprites and music available to RPG Maker creators. Stuffed with all new themes such as rural country and zombie apocalypse, as well as a new library of music, DLC pack #3 provides even more thematic choice to RPG Maker developers. The RPG MakerDLC Pack #3 works best with RPG Maker VX Ace. Legionwood 2: Rise of the Eternal’s Realm by Dark Gaia Studios – Steam: Windows PC Only A massively challenging RPG designed in the vein of 90’s JRPG classics such as Chrono Trigger and Secret of Evermore, Legionwood 2: Rise of the Eternal’s Realm is a hugely ambitious effort. Sticking players in the battle-worn boots of an imperial soldier caught in a web of intrigue in a land ruled by war and magic, Legionwood 2 takes players on riotous journey of betrayal and conflict in a world which is continually in flux. A stellar example of what can be achieved with RPG Maker, Legionwood 2 is one of the finest homages to JRPG’s available.