Aug 12, 2013

[Some RPGMaker Game Recommendations]

  Here's an interesting post at Border House about the culture of preemptive judgment surrounding RPGMaker games (and other 'accessible' dev toolsets), with a list of examples of the quality results that are possible from it.

  I personally think being able to affordably build smaller games is a great way for developers to perfect new ideas and try innovative concepts on a smaller scale, particularly when compared to the stifling risk-aversion you'll see from AAA side of things. I think with the rise of the indie scene in recent years, there may be less stigma surrounding these kinds of games than there was in the past.

 The only RPGMaker game I've played is Embric of Wulfhammer's Castle, which I thought was rather good, so any recommendations as to other gems out there is appreciated, as well. :)


Bhagpuss said...

Interesting post, the one you linked. Theodore Sturgeon was a satirist and I always took his "law" as a satirical jibe not any kind of philosophical statement.

The problem with indie games, as opposed to indie music or films, is that they frequently look horrible. The content, the gameplay may be brilliant but so long as they look cheap and nasty few people are going to pursue the matter long enough to discover their merits.

It may be shallow but appearances do matter.

Anonymous said...

It is fun to see what people come up with and how creative they get with the limited tools.

I just wish more of the tools were for both PC and Mac. I'm actually pretty shocked that RPG Maker isn't.

I recently made some characters portraits for campers at a video game camp, and it seemed like a really neat program.

(this is Game Make World guy)