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Professional Jealousy Trolls

Armed & Dangerous - Trolls and Game Development

I happened across an article on Reddit. Quite by accident, I might add. I was looking for something else and the article entitled Have You Had Any Jealousy Breakouts When You See Other People’s Games Succeed? piqued my curiosity. Green-Eyed Monster In Your Closet As I started reading, the poster’s words resonated with me. Not because I’m jealous as such, but because I used to feel the same way. He goes on to say that some game developers seem to have more success than others and are upvoted more. Some, like him, have minimal success and more downvotes. There could be any number of reasons why this would happen. It…

Events Tutorials 2b: Picture Effects – Tinting

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This is the third video in the Events Tutorials series and the second in the Picture Effects multi-parter. If you haven’t already, I recommend you watch the first one, Fade In/Out Picture Effects before this one. This how-to video shows how to create a nice tint effect for your pictures. This, in my opinion, is a really cool effect. As always, future tutorials are drawn from different sources or whenever I’m inspired. However, write suggestions for future Events Tutorials in the comments below. Video Tutorial Other RPG Makers The steps in this video will work in other RPG Makers, probably with some tweaking. Setting up is essentially the same, as…

Plugin Update: Social Media Buttons/In-Game Website Plugin (RMMV)

Social Media Buttons/In-Game Website Plugin

Version 1.6 of the Social Media Buttons/In-Game Website Plugin is available. What’s New? The Twitter button has more options for when visitors click on it – Screen Name and User ID – which go to the corresponding Twitter account. I also added a Follow option, enabling players to follow your Twitter account directly from within RMMV. Other Tweaks Instead of typing the full URL for Facebook, you now only need the page id/name. Buttons are now defined in a single array setting, rather than as separate settings for each button. Development Notes Although the focus has mainly been on Twitter, I’m still conducting experiments with the APIs of other social…

Events Tutorials 2a: Picture Effects – Fading In/Out

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This is the second video in the Events Tutorials series. It’s a multi-parter demonstrating how to create some cool picture effects for your RPG Maker games. In the first video (this one), we’ll cover fading pictures in and out on maps for things like chapters. The second video in the series deals with tinting picture effects. There may be more picture effects tutorials in the future. For future tutorials, I’ll draw on different sources or whenever I’m inspired. However, if you have suggestions for future Events Tutorials, let me know in the comments below. Video Tutorial Other RPG Makers The steps in this video will work in other RPG Makers,…

Ready To Go Medieval? New RPG Maker Packs!

RPG Maker Web has released some new DLCs, this time with a medieval theme! https://t.co/OosfggUsZo Three new packs ready to help you go positively Medieval on your game! pic.twitter.com/oCceMSevkr — RPG Maker Web (@RPGmakerweb) July 16, 2016 How about some medieval Knights Templar character sets? Pioneer Valley Games has released one, expanding their medieval theme, including interior tilesets. Or how about some medieval music to match? Joel Steudler has done a very good job on composing 20 medieval pieces (5 Battle, 4 Dungeon, 3 Field, 3 Theme, and 5 Town) using period musical instruments, such as the lute, recorder, and harpsichord. And I do really like this collection. The final…

How Much RPG Maker Trivia Can You Answer?

RPG Maker Web presented this question on Twitter. And, of course, I tried it, curious to see just how much I know about RPG Maker because I have been involved with it since RM95, after all! (That makes me feel so old now!) https://t.co/sckhIIQ5aE How much #RPGMaker Trivia can you answer? pic.twitter.com/PZFPoLhRIj — RPG Maker Web (@RPGmakerweb) July 9, 2016 My Result: 90% I overlooked just one fine detail. Hint: Forget about transparency! RT @RPGmakerweb I'm an #RPGMaker Geek! 😊 I got 90%! What's your score?! I started with #RM95, been using it since! https://t.co/52ezkwUIKP — RPG Maker Times (@CompanionWulf) July 10, 2016 And, so, why not try it? If…

Events Tutorial 1 – Using Party Leaders (RMMV)

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This is the first in a series of Events Tutorials I’d like to create. In this first one, Using Party Members, I demonstrate how to access the party leader via events. Not just printing out who’s leading the party in the message box, but also interacting with them and making them interact as leader. For future tutorials, I’ll draw on different sources, including my own techniques and some at Yahoo! Answers. However, if you have suggestions for future Events Tutorials, let me know in the comments below. Video Tutorial Use In Otherworld I used this method in Otherworld, where certain characters must be party leader to progress. This, when combined…

Where Does Magic Come From In Otherworld And Gaia’s Dream?

Mythos/Lore

RPG Maker Web posed an interesting – and valid – question on Twitter about the source of magic in game developers’ worlds. This isn’t something I really thought about before, probably because I’m not that far in system development yet. I’ve focused mainly on story and plot, as well as character development. So, I started thinking about the subject. It’s one of those important things, after all, and one that merits consideration because in virtually every game there’s some kind of "magic" system in place. Most commonly, magic uses Mana or Magic Points (often abbreviated to MP), but some have their roots in spiritual energies or even in technology. Game…

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