[MAY 2015] RMRK Monthly Spotlight

Posted: June 07, 2015, 12:24:02 AM by Acolyte




- RMRK Monthly Spotlight -
MAY 2015



Welcome to the (somewhat belated, sorry ._.) fourth RMRK Monthly Spotlight! Just as the title suggests, there is a spotlight that will come monthly, operated by our very own machine-certified (not really but ok) moderators. Each month, we will cast the beaming and glorious spotlight upon very deserving, unsung heroes. The spotlight is going to have three general sections: 1. Great Contributions & Resources, 2. Games You Really Should Play, 3. Heroes of the Month. *Please note that all three categories may not be present each month, depending on forum activity.

Without further ado, let's do this.


Great Contributions & Resources
*Anything related to resources (scripts, graphics, music, etc) to be used in games or other media, as well as contributions that are made for fun and enjoyed by the community.

DoubleX's VXA Scripts
by DoubleX
This guy is cranking out scripts faster than I can even keep track of! I definitely suggest going on over to the VXA Script database and checking out his stuff. He has an impressive array of scripting utilities as well as compatibility patches to use with other popular scripts.

Lenneth CMS, Inventory System and Equipment System
by Soulpour777, Blackmorning, and Yanfly
A rework of Hanzo Kimura's popular VX system, this Custom Inventory and Equipment System for Ace will give your game menu a unique and polished feel.




Games You Really Should Play
*See your game here? Be proud! This is our way of showing off your hours of hard work that blossomed into the beautiful project you have today! As for everyone else: Play that game!

ELECTRIC MOON
by Irock
Our resident Stencyl developer is at it again with his entry for the 5 minute jam! Destroy the evil electric space moon before it bashes you to mega-pieces!


STRAY CAT CROSSING
by jetpackgone
The game that everyone's been excited for since its debut has now been greenlit on steam! With beautiful pixel art and an intriguing story, this is one game you definitely won't want to miss!




BLOODSTAINED HANDS
by Strak
Long time RMRKer Strak has finally finished his VX opus! Immerse yourself in a full-fleged 20 hour old-school RPG, complete with exciting turn-based combat and several areas to explore.



Heroes of the Month
*Here, we'll recognize specific members for any other contributions, assistance, or general awesomness that they kindly share with the rest of us internet peoples.

Strike Reyhi
It's no secret that RMRK has been dropping off in terms of activity lately, despite our best efforts to breathe life back into the forums. Many of us had given up hope of ever regaining the former size of our community. But lo, like William Wallace rallying the Scots to fight for their beloved homeland, Strike rallied us to resuscitate RMRK, and I mean, RMRK's kind of like our homeland, right? Well, regardless, he was the main force behind the reorganization of the boards.


Irock
Another driving force behind the RMRK restoration project, Irock jumped back into the mod saddle even after voluntarily stepping down. He tends to rub newer people the wrong way due to his sometimes bizarre sense of humor, but we all know that deep down, he's the heart of RMRK. Or maybe the gallbladder, or something. Either way, he's important, and we'd probably die without him maybe.


Yuyubabe
Where would we be without our glorious babe-tastic leader? The third member of the restoration triforce, her divine admin powers were integral to providing us with the necessary tools for forum maintenance. She's also very nice and pretty and a good friend.  :yuyu:

*disclaimer: okay, this hero of the month was sorta mod-centric. I promise we won't do this in the future, but I felt the need to highlight the key players in getting RMRK back up and running. In a way, they really are heroes of RMRK, and they deserve a pat on the back.



FRIENDLY REMINDER: Signups for Game in a Week XIV: The Genre Grinder's Revenge are now open! I encourage everyone to sign up, regardless of skill level. It's a great learning experience, and a lot of fun too!

See you all next month! In the meantime, please do not cease being awesome.


See any resources, games or people that you think deserve to bask in the glorious spotlight? Please post here and let us know!



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[APRIL 2015] RMRK Monthly Spotlight

Posted: May 01, 2015, 06:25:21 AM by yuyu!




- RMRK Monthly Spotlight -
APRIL 2015



Welcome to the third RMRK Monthly Spotlight! Just as the title suggests, there is a spotlight that will come monthly, operated by our very own machine-certified (not really but ok) moderators. Each month, we will cast the beaming and glorious spotlight upon very deserving, unsung heroes. The spotlight is going to have three general sections: 1. Great Contributions & Resources, 2. Games You Really Should Play, 3. Heroes of the Month. *Please note that all three categories may not be present each month, depending on forum activity.

Without further ado, let's do this.


Great Contributions & Resources
*Anything related to resources (scripts, graphics, music, etc) to be used in games or other media, as well as contributions that are made for fun and enjoyed by the community.
Slip into Ruby: An introductory guide to RGSS3 for beginners
by Trihan
Looking to learn ruby and scripting? Luckily, Trihan showed up out of seemingly nowhere to breathe a little life into the scripting boards! 'Cause you can never have too many scripters, right? A big shout out to Trihan and his glorious contributions!

Our Town's Growing
by irock
It's the king of pop himself - Irock! This time, he's made something SUPER serious. No snazzy, thug lyfe jail grooves this time, but I think you'll enjoy it a lot anyways:

Fierceness
by Mekuso
RMRK continues to be the hot spot for great music - including this little gem by Mekuso. I would play DDR to this all day.

LyteSprite RTP
by Acolyte
Finally - better looking rtp! It may be a wip, but Acolyte has started a revolution. Enterbrain will surely borrow her sprites when RPG Maker 360 comes out! (Note: RPG Maker 360 is not actually a thing)




Games You Really Should Play
*See your game here? Be proud! This is our way of showing off your hours of hard work that blossomed into the beautiful project you have today! As for everyone else: Play that game!
DIVIDED INFINITY
by Madurai
I probably should admit that we're just a tad bit biased towards fancy artwork, so part of that is what snagged this nominee. Of course, Madurai has been known to make some pretty great games in the past. If you feel like digging this new gem, be sure to pick up the new demo!


[2K] Dragon Fantasy: REMADE
by Lavata
This game looks GREAT! Lavata is no spring chicken in the game making business, so we all expect this to become a really amazing game. Also, the artwork and visual are nothing to sneeze at. We need more 2k games in the world. SERIOUSLY. Look at how cool and pixely and nostalgic this looks!





See you all next month! In the meantime, please do not cease being awesome.


See any resources, games or people that you think deserve to bask in the glorious spotlight? Please post here and let us know!



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[MARCH 2015] RMRK Monthly Spotlight

Posted: April 02, 2015, 03:00:24 AM by yuyu!




- RMRK Monthly Spotlight -
MARCH 2015



Welcome to the second RMRK Monthly Spotlight! Just as the title suggests, there is a spotlight that will come monthly, operated by our very own machine-certified (not really but ok) moderators. Each month, we will cast the beaming and glorious spotlight upon very deserving, unsung heroes. The spotlight is going to have three general sections: 1. Great Contributions & Resources, 2. Games You Really Should Play, 3. Heroes of the Month. *Please note that all three categories may not be present each month, depending on forum activity.

Without further ado, let's do this.


Great Contributions & Resources
*Anything related to resources (scripts, graphics, music, etc) to be used in games or other media, as well as contributions that are made for fun and enjoyed by the community.

Time Event system [VXA]
by VianoceGames
Looking for a time event system, but not looking for scripts? Vianoce has created a perfectly complex, yet easy-to-use time system for your realistic RPG needs. It even has a demo, so you don't really have to do much setting up!

Nostalgia ↔ $74.99
by haloOfTheSun
It seems like magic happens every time halo's fingers hit the keyboard. The musical keyboard, that is. As for the computer keyboard? Uh, DUH. <HaloOfTheSun> boelzebub

Hotflash
by Malson
Like a hot flash (lol) of lightning, another one of rmrk's musical giants conquers his way into the spotlight. You could probably play DDR to this song.

Advanced Lenneth Lifeline System [VXA]
by SoulPour777
SoulPour finds his way to the spotlight with yet another wonderfully awesome script. You can never have too much battle add-ons, right?


Video Game Music Analysis
by haloOfTheSun
SURPRISE! Halo's back in style - this time with great songs AND writing. Technical writing, that is. If you're a musician, or just looking to gain some insight on the study of music (namely in video games), you should consider taking Professor Halo's in-depth, knowledgeable course.

Mistvale Parallax Maps
by Acolyte
If you're looking for a lot of parallax maps, but not actually willing to make them, Acolyte is sharing her lovely maps from Mistvale to the public!


RTP doorway
by VianoceGames
Ever make awkward doorways when mapping with the RTP? That's OK, it's hard to find a way around it. Vianoce's little doorway add-on can make a BIG difference.




Games You Really Should Play
*See your game here? Be proud! This is our way of showing off your hours of hard work that blossomed into the beautiful project you have today! As for everyone else: Play that game!
Miraculo Island [VXA]
by Kyuukon
If you're into mystery and survival, this game surely seems to fit the bill. I mean, who doesn't want to try to stay alive on an island full of a bunch of your buds? Just look at those adorable character mugs!


Celestial Tear: Demon's Revenge [VXA][Engine]
by Yin and trexrell
This. Game. Is. Amazing. Demon's Revenge is a beautiful game, containing some of the best custom artwork and sprites we've seen - and featuring a style that is very unique to the RPG Maker culture. On top of that, this game's got stunning videos, massive marketing, and that hot look. If you haven't checked it out by now, you should. Right now. Do it.






See you all next month! In the meantime, please do not cease being awesome.


See any resources, games or people that you think deserve to bask in the glorious spotlight? Please post here and let us know!



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[FEBRUARY 2015] RMRK Monthly Spotlight

Posted: March 01, 2015, 06:25:55 PM by yuyu!




- RMRK Monthly Spotlight -
FEBRUARY 2015



Welcome to the first RMRK Monthly Spotlight! Just as the title suggests, there is a spotlight that will come monthly, operated by our very own machine-certified (not really but ok) moderators. Each month, we will cast the beaming and glorious spotlight upon very deserving, unsung heroes. The spotlight is going to have three general sections: 1. Great Contributions & Resources, 2. Games You Really Should Play, 3. Heroes of the Month. *Note: Due to this being a new thing, not all of these spotlights are necessarily from February!

Without further ado, let's do this.


Great Contributions & Resources
*Anything related to resources (scripts, graphics, music, etc) to be used in games or other media, as well as contributions that are made for fun and enjoyed by the community.
Etude87's Menu Editor
by Etude87
Even the best work-of-art games need their own menu design, and this little gem has got you covered. Here's a list of some of the features: edit menu commands, actor status windows, window position and size. You can also add things, such as: background images, time, gold, and name windows.

Click here for the VX version!

Journal Scene [VXA]
by VianoceGames
If you're working on creating an epic RPG adventure, chances are you'll need a journal to keep track of your player's progress. Journal scripts are rewarding, but can take up a lot of time to set up. This particular script is easy to use and gets the job done.


Meku's Songies
by Mekuso
Rmrk has become strangely popular among musician game makers in the past. Quietly, another one has slipped among us! If you want to hear some pretty neat stuff, Meku's songies are quite lovely!

Chaos Symphony
by pacmn (Pacman)
On the very last day of February (depending on your timezone, I guess), Pacman unleashes his greatness with a surprise song. This Symphony is well-designed and beautiful, truly a great piece! Many of our members enjoyed listening to its snazzy rhythm -- and we think you will, too!



Games You Really Should Play
*See your game here? Be proud! This is our way of showing off your hours of hard work that blossomed into the beautiful project you have today! As for everyone else: Play that game!
The Worldbuilder's Fate [VX]
by FlipelyFlip
The Worldbuilder's Fate is a beautiful game with a story that offers a lot of promise. Keep an eye out for the demo - this game already looks really, really great (and not just visually).
Speaking of visual greatness...


METAL GEAR SOLID XP INFANTRY OPS [XP]
by ChainsawMelody
Like Metal Gear Solid? Well, you'll probably like this, too! Not only is this game cool-looking, but it seems to contain a lot of interesting features that replicate MGS 2. This ain't your normal fan game.
Behold the awesomeness:


Legend of the Moonhunter [VX]
by Geokoer
Years of work have been poured into this project, and the creator's dedication really shows! Legend of the Moonhunter is great at setting the environment, as well as providing an interesting cast of characters.
A look at the atmospheric world of Legend of the Moonhunter:


Grave Prosperity: Redux [Construct2]
by justabox21
Grave Prosperity is a horror game, designed with incredible 3-D graphics in the Construct2 engine. Before it became the masterpiece that we see today, this game was originally made in rpg maker...and STILL had 3-D graphics (what sorcery was that?). Aside from the 3-D graphics, the game has many mechanics in place to polish up the dark world justabox21 has crafted.





Heroes of the Month
*Here, we'll recognize specific members for any other contributions, assistance, or general awesomness that they kindly share with the rest of us internet peoples.

SoulPour777
Take a look at the scripting section and I'm sure you'll see tons of SoulPour's work. SoulPour is a member that shows up bearing gifts and asks for nothing in return. The spotlight shines upon you, SoulPour! We greatly appreciate the contributions you have made to the forums!

boe
Boe's crazy alter-ego tends to speak in a louder volume than the half of him that roams the forums, helping random strangers with their scripting issues. Well, we'd like to shine the light on this peaceful version of boe, and give him the love that he rightfully deserves.




See you all next month! In the meantime, please do not cease being awesome.


See any resources, games or people that you think deserve to bask in the glorious spotlight? Please post here and let us know!



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Twelve Days of Resources 2014

Posted: December 08, 2014, 02:55:56 PM by Acolyte





Original post by Zylos

Ah, the winter season is coming upon us. It's the time of year filled with good spirit, singing carolers, and lawsuits over saying "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays". But you know what? Screw legal restrictions, MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY! And as a little Christmas gift for this RPG Maker community, I'm going to give you a wonderful present this year: the greatest RPG Maker resource ever. Unfortunately, I don't actually have any resources at all to give you, let alone the greatest one ever. But that's where you come in!

We're going to hold a contest this Christmas season called The Twelve Days of Resources. For two weeks straight, we're going to have everyone and anyone work like Santa's elves to create some new RPG Maker resources before December 21st. Everyone of every skill level is invited to participate, no sign-ups or anything required, and you're allowed to submit up to a maximum of 25 resources for the contest. Once time's up, Santa's secret helpers will gather up and organize the submissions for TWELVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS of voting for your favorite resources. On the twelfth day, we'll gather up all the first and second place winners from the previous days and have them face off one last time to determine the greatest RPG Maker resource!




OFFICIAL RULES:
  • Submissions will be allowed up until 11:59:59 PM on December 20th in your respective timezone. You've got until then to build and post your resources, so you'd better hurry~
  • You are allowed to create any type of resource you wish, as long as it is usable in some version of RPG Maker. Examples include but are not limited to: sprites, icon, tilesets, battler graphics, facesets, animations, backgrounds/parallaxes, music, sound effects, even scripts. Just as long as it is a usable resource, meaning that half-done sprites or photographs of your prom will be tossed out.
  • If you decide create a script, please save it in a readable .txt format for downloading convenience.
  • You may submit up to 25 resources of any type and at any time, meaning that you could post two sprites today and four icons tomorrow if you wanted to. You may not submit more than 25 at most though. It'd look kinda silly anyway if there was a voting poll with nothing but your name on it.
  • It must be a new resource rather than something already made. Something that was finished even before the start of the contest will obviously be disqualified.
  • Editing existing resources is technically allowed, but it must be enough of a change to be accepted as a new piece and it must comply with any conditions set by the original creator (such as providing credit, non-commercial, and so forth). Santa's secret helpers will be reviewing each piece to determine whether it's original enough to be allowed or if it should be disqualified.
  • You may post resources for other people instead of yourself, if you have their permission and they don't have an RMRK account of their own. The resource must still be a new one though rather than something old from their gallery.
  • For our ease in separating the resources, please submit each resource as an individual file as opposed to one lump sum of an image. Facesets or tilesets are an obvious exception as they're meant to be bundled.

DEADLINE: Sunday December 21st, 2014


To submit a piece, simply bump this thread with your submission attached to your post, along with the piece's name, the creator's name if you're posting for a friend, and any additional info you wish to include in the post itself. If you have any questions, feel free to ask right here too. :3




Total Submitted: 5

Current Participants:


I hope to see a lot of people join in to show off their talent, and wish everyone an early Merry Christmas!


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Gaaaaaaame In A Week XIII!

Posted: August 09, 2014, 02:04:04 PM by Zylos


RMRK's bi-annual time-crunch competition is back again and with a vengeance! And with prizes!

GAME IN A WEEK XIII!


It's there lucky thirteenth round (give or take) of our classic game creation contest where participants must put their skills to the test to produce an impressive game within a mere seven days. The winners will take home all the honor and glory that comes with making it to the top ranks, along with some fancy prizes this time for those who do well enough. We've got all sorts of random things to pass out, such as games like "Mirror's Edge", "To The Moon", and "Terraria", free requests for some of our veteran game designers to build something for you, even a free pizza night on us!
 
Our GIAW contests are always pack filled with nail-biting tension, hilarious trash talk from people who probably shouldn't be making games just yet, and just good clean fun. Plus there's prizes this time! Come join in on the fun!


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It's time for Game in a Week: Freedom ( XII )

Posted: February 03, 2014, 03:44:52 AM by tSwitch



Come one and all to experience the no-restrictions ( except for the time frame, sorry ) game competition tradition that RMRK has upheld for years!


Join our IRC channel at #crankeye ( irc.rmrk.net ) if you need an invitation key to sign up for an account.



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It's time for "Game In A Week XI"!!

Posted: July 17, 2013, 06:42:32 AM by yuyu!


Game In A Week XI

I am proud to host and present the newest GIAW, The Genre Grinder Challenge! This time, we're going to make the contest a little more exciting, with a set list of genres that the participants can choose from! You can also select between competing in "Normal Mode" or "Challenge Mode"!

Check out the contest here!



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RPG Maker VX Ace Script Search Engine

Posted: February 06, 2013, 01:35:01 AM by modern algebra


RPG Maker VX Ace Script Search Engine


RMRK is now hosting a custom google search engine designed for finding scripts for RMVX Ace!

Link: RMVXA Script Search Engine


Purpose

Searching for scripts has never been a pleasant task, but in the past there were various strategies which made it fairly simple. However, scripters in the VX Ace generation have taken to starting their own blogs to host their scripts (see, for example, our External Script Sites List). That is great for creative control, but it has made conducting a comprehensive search fairly onerous, and, generally, just googling it is now the best available strategy.

However, general googling attracts its own host of problems. It will often turn up a lot of irrelevant results, and that can sometimes only be avoided by using limiting terms that may also reduce relevant results. However, Google Custom Search has saved the day! The above engine only searches RM sites with scripts and will give priority to VXA scripts. I hope it helps!


You can help!

Currently, the search engine searches only the sites listed in our External Script Sites List. If you know of any good sites not included there, then please let me know so I can add it to the list of sites searched. Keep in mind that the sites need to be in English and that they should actually host the scripts on that site.

Additionally, there is a feature that allows me to add synonyms. So, for instance, if someone searches "zelda battle", I have it set up so that the engine will also return results for ABS and Action Battle. If there are any other terms like that which you think are likely to be used by people but which would be more effective if supplemented with RM lingo, let me know.


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The Haunted GIAW starts soon~!

Posted: October 13, 2012, 02:34:14 PM by Zylos


In case you somehow hadn't heard...

THE TENTH GAME IN A WEEK IS ABOUT TO BEGIN!

Our tenth and special halloween edition of our Game In A Week competition will soon be under way, and this time around there will be awesome prizes handed out to the contestants for all sorts of categories. You might find yourself winning a Steam copy of "To The Moon" or a custom script by our very own scripting guru Modern Algebra, and much much more! So if you haven't looked into it, do so now! There's still time to join up before we begin, and the more competition the better!


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