RM Skill: Intermediate
Abstract: An epic fantasy RPG which I set out to make within the 30 days of the VX Ace trial time limit. Genre: Fantasy Engine: RPG Maker VX Ace
For those with RPG Maker | For those without RPG Maker
Gameplay Length Short
Off the coast of Zendir lies a small island, slowly being eroded away by the sea. On this island, magic is performed in secret for it is frowned upon by the community of the island, who blame it on the failure of their crops. One person in particular - Zaphilia - was chased out of the village when they saw her perform a magical act, but her childhood friend gives her an avenue of escape - the idea to travel to Zendir, the mainland, where magic is permitted. However, the disaster that has struck the small island is also prevalent on the mainland, and so it falls to Zaphilia to use her abilities to restore the land to what it once was whilst at the same time, restoring faith in magic!
Throughout Zaphilia's adventures, she will quite literally make friends, enemies and allies for life. The choices she makes in either helping or shunning them will heavily impact on whether she can save Zendir or not. There are at least three different endings to unlock, depending on which avenue of the story is taken and what choices are made. This is Zendir, a new world!
Setting In Zendir, there's a fantastic variety of foods, drinks, monsters and people who need help in their lives. By assisting these people and exploring the local culture, the story will expand upon itself to thrust you into a brand new world which bears little resemblance to our own... unless you look closely. Even then, it is worth exploring the world for what it is, and accepting the curiosities and oddities that come with it. Magic plays a part in this world, but due to an incident in the past which many residents do not like to talk about, it has been shunned. Therefore, the land has become archaic in its nature, and so this is where Zaphilia comes in, in terms of reintroducing the favours that magic brings. It is a monumental task not to be frowned at, and only the correct choices will lead you upon the right path. This is a game of decisions and choices. Take the plunge. Open the book, and begin reading the fantastic story...
Zaphilia Zaphilia has had to fend for herself since her parents abandoned her after an incident in her childhood. Since then, she's made friends with some of the locals, having to keep her magical ability hidden for the most part for fear of repercussions. However, her secret is let out and she quickly makes enemies, thus prompting the beginning of the game. Once her mind is made up, it cannot be changed. She is determined, curious and resourceful, a valuable asset to any party exploring the land of Zendir.
Zane Zane originally became friends with Zaphilia because both of their names began with Z. Now much less naive than he was when he met Zaphilia, Zane has become much more distant as time has gone on. Nonetheless, he remains friends with her due to all the knowledge that they share together, and he is the one to stick up for Zaphilia and believe it wasn't her fault when the crops start dying on the island.
Anya A young girl who Zaphilia befriended. She has an eccentric father and a (thankfully) normal mother, both of which appear to have contributed to her strange, mixed personality. She is a bag of all-sorts, holding many tricks up her sleeve as well as information that could prove helpful.
Dalnaycus An over-excitable magician, Dalnaycus is a master of the arcane, the prized student of the Academy. He is witty and knows many of the Ancient Languages and doesn't hesitate in going anywhere with Zaphilia upon her induction to the academy. He however, looks disdainfully upon those who are not academy members, just as those who detest magicians, do.
Dorian A clumsy, hapless boy who can't do a thing right. He originally wanted to be a squire for a Knight in Galapoca fortress, but they wouldn't take him in. Dreading the prospect of being sent back to his faraway home, he eventually finds another job working for the resident magician of Galapoca Fortress. It is one disaster after another though, and the first job he messes up leads to his introduction to the party...
...and many more!
Beta Testers Rpgmakervxace.net - Masonxy
Other Sites - Gaignun Sasaki - Suzaku Shina - SilverLegion
RPG Maker - Enterbrain
Tilesets Hermit's Farm Hermit's Shed All areas in New Magic Academy - Celianna
Music Hersey This is not a drill Illix town Fire Drill Good Night II - Aaron Krogh
Battle 7 Battle 8 Battle 9 Dungeon 1 Dungeon 2 Dungeon 3 Dungeon 4 Game Over 1 Theme 2 Theme 4 Town 2 Town 3 - Gyrowolf
Can you make it Can you make it (custom) Forgotten Kingdom Mountain Pass Seaside Story The Glitch Theme 1 Theme 6 Valiant Hero - Reactive Owl
Florida Fire Siphonia They're Calling Us - Eric Carter
Sound They Approach - Julio Weigend
Scripts Title Screen Editor - Zerbu Engine
Party Menu Editor Party-Sized Menu Save Engine - Yanfly
Battle Transitions Ash - Mitchi.exe
AN ENGROSSING STORY
EVERY NPC HAS SOMETHING TO SAY
HUMOROUS SIDE QUESTS
CHOICES TO MAKE, SECRETS TO UNCOVER
Features - An engrossing, detailed story - Scripts and events to improve gameplay experiences - Made in 30 days with the Ace trial - Potentially the start of a trilogy
Known Issues There's a Beta Warp Zone that got left on the first island when Zendir was uploaded, sorry! Please avoid the beach area of this first island for now and you'll be fine. I can't upload any more versions of the game until I buy Ace.
This post has been edited by Hotfirelegend: Oct 3 2012, 04:47 AM
RM Skill: Intermediate
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QUOTE (Hotfirelegend @ Oct 2 2012, 11:02 AM)
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QUOTE (Hotfirelegend @ Oct 1 2012, 12:34 AM)
Thanks for the comment. It sounds like you've run into a bug which I hope to have fixed by tomorrow... Said event is looking for the wrong switch I think, so it is a simple fix. You should be able to transfer your savegame to the new game once I've uploaded it too so it is no big deal, it's just annoying that nobody else reported it up until now... Thanks for telling me
Oh well done, you found the easter egg! I'm not sure what's happening there - are you saying you cannot move at all, or you cannot exit, or...? Also, what was done to trigger the bug?
Thanks for your prompt reply. Looking forward for the bug fixed version.
I cannot move at all, cannot exit - I had to close the game and start again... - I found no possibility to check this house.
That's very odd, I wonder if it's a tile issue? Would you mind revisiting the area to check it wasn't a one-off, and letting me know if you can still access the inventory, etc? Thanks.
The bug-fixed version should be out in a couple days, just fixing some other minor things too.
EDIT: Bugs fixed. You can copy over your saves too.
Sorry - but nothing happens.... I've downloaded again, copied my saves - and everything is as before. Nothing happens in Rothgar....
Nothing more's meant to happen in Rothgar. Go back to Zane and talk to him.
If Zane's dialogue still doesn't work, I can send you a savegame if you like.
This post has been edited by Hotfirelegend: Oct 9 2012, 02:33 AM