Abstract- Awakenings is a traditional RPG game, focus is placed more on story than on making any major changes to the RPG Maker engine. The game follows the journey of a young boy and his companions who find the fate of the world being thrust more and more into thier hands.
Platform- RPG Maker VX.
The story follows the journey of Rayne, a young boy who has grown up in the town of Redmount along with his mentor Magnus, an old soldier who has retired to Redmount and lives out his days helping the mayor with the various squabbles that sometimes come up in a small town. Life in Redmount is peaceful and idyllic, it's people spend their days tending crops, hunting game and raising livestock. Little do the townsfolk know that the rest of the empire is being corrupted by the forces of a great evil, the likes the land has not seen in a thousand years, nowhere is beyond the reach of this threat, not even the most remote of villages...
Rayne: The main character of the story, Rayne is the 'hero' figure, 17 years old and in the transitional period from boy to manhood. As said above Rayne knows very little of his life before moving to Redmount, only that he was raised from a young age by Magnus. More of his story is revealed in the games introduction where he is seen leaving the capital city with Magnus, although the reasons around his departure remain clouded.
Magnus: Raynes mentor character, not much is known about Magnus to begin with, only that he helps keep the peace in Redcourt whenever it is needed and that he is a retired soldier. More information on Magnus' past is revealed shortly into the story.
Celia: A rough around the edges warrior, not much older than Rayne. Celia is a fairly recent recruit to the Imperial army, she shows great potential and is a skilled combatent.
Bethany: The groups healer, she is the niece of Mayor Rendall of Windhold. While not tied to the church she does spend a lot of time there. Bethany is also around the same age as Bethany and Celia.
More characters will be met throughout the groups travels but these are the early allies you will encounter.
All work on the game been done by myself, I've garnered a few hints and tips from various pages on this forum, but mostly it's been trial and error and just playing around with settings to see how everything works. This is my first attempt at game making and as such any and all criticsm and advice is gladly taken.
Special thanks to Night_Runner for helping out with a script when it was needed.
Current Demo Version: V0.17
DL Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?tzd0bei3r9gbrct