RMMV Business sim in MV

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  1. koban21

    koban21 Villager Member

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    This is an idea I've had for awhile. Imagine your favorite rpg, or any rpg that has stores of various kinds. Have you ever wondered how they stay stocked or how they maintain business? Not likely.

    I have though, and I've wanted to explore that. My newest rpg project will tackle this question, and with any luck, I might not make it boring.

    My basic bullet point ideas are the following:

    • Manage up to 7 different stores of either one specialty, or all available ones
    • Control employees schedules
    • maintain stock and manage demand
    • Time is calculated by week. Do all your actions you wish per week
    that's all I've got for now. Any thoughts on this idea? Would it be something you would play, or am I wasting my time like always?
     
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    I think it is a marvelous idea! One of my favorite chapters in Dragon Quest 4, as well as rpgs ingernal, is the chapter of Torneko Taloon, which did something similiar. If you throw in some sort of ongoing plot in your game I would absolutely give it a try!
     
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  3. mardin

    mardin "...pretty please?" Veteran

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    I'm still waiting for something good in that niche ever since I played Recettear. So yes, would definetly play it, but it would have to be dayum good since Recettear set the bar pretty high for such a game!
     
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    that's why I wrote a number of quests involving a shortage of supplies :D
     
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    I haven't played Recettear. Is it an rpg maker game?
     
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    mardin "...pretty please?" Veteran

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    You should have asked Google that and would already know everything about it right now ;). Here:

     
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    It can be done, but it takes a lot of programming.
    Fantasy Tavern (the first one, no longer available) did this with RMXP, but it rewrote a lot of the scripts.

    Without good programming knowledge it is extremely difficult to do.

    EDIT it's "fortune's tavern", not fantasy - and it seems that while the one on steam was taken down (the developing Team broke up in a bad way), references to it can still be found on the web.
     
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  8. Finnuval

    Finnuval World (his)story builder and barrel of ideas Veteran

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    If you make sure that the characters in your game from simple supplier to customer each have real personality and backstory and also invest int the character development side of things I think this could be a great game :thumbsup-right:
     
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    This sounds intriguing. Reminds me of Moonlighter which was all about stocking your shop, though for me personally I wish the world had been bigger that's why I'm really interested in your idea of having multiple branches.
     
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    Jayje The First Maker Veteran

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    This could be a great little time sink if you can pull it off right. Can't wait!
     
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