Welcome to Arum, the RM Universe (RMU for short).
Arum is meant to be a unified setting, a game world where various developers can work in their projects, sharing the same background.
Since I know no one likes reading walls of text or the opening posts very much, I made a game version of the information. It will get updated with new maps and game info as needed, so I really recommend you simply play it (it’s a simple map with npcs who give out the info, nothing fancy.
-[We are updating the tutorial game, sorry for the inconvenience]-
Game tutorial information
[The chatroom has been closed due to lack of use, but we are talking with the staff on the option of opening a subforum. More on this soon!]
Games and Developers in Arum
Country Reference Map
Set the Setting Contest [Finished]
RMU Details and Information
-The world of the RM Universe (RMU) is called Arum, and everyone can put their games inside it.
-You share the world with many other developers at once, making it a good way to share lore, ideas, cameos, and much more.
-Only complete games will be accepted as canon in the world (we will wait for you to finish if you are visibly making progress, though).
-You can donate your maps for the project and use donated maps made by others for your own games.
Arum world map
Frequently Asked Questions
Why won’t you accept my ideas on magic/tech/etc for the canon?
Because we’re not interested. Those things belong to your projects, not the universal setting’s core rules.
What we deal in are actual CORE CANON RULES for the world. This means that whatever gets made a rule is ABSOLUTE for the whole world. As such, we don’t want people coming and explaining their project ideas as “rules”. You can have anything you want in your own project, but it doesn’t belong to the canon.
Also, only finished projects count towards setting the canon. This means that until you prove you’re actually working on a project and will probably complete it, we won’t list you as a developer or put your countries up for reference.
What are the restrictions for games in the setting?
It must take place in Arum and not destroy the setting (follow basic rules).
There is no required length or genre for the games. It could be a full cutscene or a dungeon grind; lasting an hour or a hundred, it doesn’t matter.
Please remember Arum is supposed to be a “serious” world. Filling an island with dinosaurs, teletubbies, ninjas, power rangers, sparkly vampires, anime characters, etc, will not fly. We will not usually mind whatever you come up with, but please, no random and “lolz” type of games. You know what we mean.
You can use any graphic style you want. We follow a RTP VX style for the donation packs because it’s the default one and the easiest one to find resources for, is all. You can make a full graphic custom project if you want, what matters is that it takes place inside the Arum setting.
Can we donate music/characters/other resources?
You could, but we won’t list them or package them.
We will accept donated maps, and release project packs when there is enough content, but we do not support other resources. This doesn’t mean you can’t offer them to other developers, we simply won’t be handling it.
What RM programs do you support?
We will chiefly work with the ACE Rpg Maker for official releases, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use the setting with older programs. You won’t have the donated maps to work with, is all.
We usually hang out at the #wormvx channel at irc.synirc.net. If you have any questions that can’t be answered here, you can send me a PM (Indrah)
Lacking any sort of graphical skill, I made an exceedingly crappy support bar. If someone can do better, please have mercy on RMU by sending a less lame support bar for us to use OTL
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More questions? Ask away, I’ll give as many details as I can.
I ask that you please don’t clutter this thread with your game ideas. That sort of thing can be discussed in your game pages or the feedback forums, please leave this forum for feedback on the RMU project itself.
Edited by Indrah, 08 March 2013 - 06:00 PM.