Well, I’d never have figured I would get into this sort of 2D game making tool but Humble Bundle’s (now over) Game Development competition had me psyched. I purchased VX Ace and worked on a mini-game for 3 weeks. Sadly, a week before submission I had to jump into Industrial Training and was forced to drop this small project. Oh how I wish I could have submitted it.
Nevertheless, I had some pretty fun and wonderful experiences, and really ventured into RPG Maker VX Ace in those three weeks.
In an attempt to make my main menu different from the other submissions, I jumped into RPG Maker’s scripting engine which runs on Ruby. I’d never touched Ruby as a language before, so this was a fresh first.
Added some shameless self promoting in the credits as well, all in good fun!
I relied heavily on GIMP 2.8.10 to produce certain tiles and images I needed. Whilst art and drawing is most definitely not my strong suit, I figured out how to do some pixel art in GIMP. The workflow is quite different for producing pixel based art instead of the usual brush style work.
Making up the world that Suria would explore to reach his destiny was one of a lot of fun! I wrote down different story endings, discussed some with a close friend and threw ideas back and forth. If there was one thing I wished more for than being able to submit my project, it would have been to have a partner to work alongside with (and the option to export to Linux!).