Eric Chronicles: Adventure to the Starting Point

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Eric Chronicles: Adventure to the Starting Point
Alpha 1.1​

Introduction
EC:AttSP is the first part of Eric Chronicles, a series telling the story about Eric and his glorious quests.​

Story
Have you ever started a project in RPG Maker VX Ace?
Then most likely you've encountered Eric, the bravest of all heroes.
Have you ever wondered why he is standing in the sea?
Probably not.
What if the new, empty project itself was actually a game for the whole time?
Are you ready to give it a serious approach?

Features
- ERIC! That itself makes the game great!
- Includes RTP graphics, sounds and music! Unique content!
- Silly adventure! That silly, that it's so EPIC!
- Poorly designed villains! jk, there's no villains at the moment.
- Unlimited amount of Hand Axes! LITERALLY!
- Seas, islands, fishes and even more axes! NO KIDDING!
- Well designed mechanics! Now everything makes sense!
- Collect all keys to get out of the water, because reasons! 100% LEGIT!
- Die if you'll fall into the bottomless pit ... in the sea! YEAH!
- Original gameplay as a result of science in RPG Maker XV Ace.​

Screenshots

Eric in the middle of Difolt Sea. I guess you've never listened to Eric's thoughts...


What is better than hand ax? A TRIPLE HAND AX!


Maybe not hand axes, but they're dangerously upscaled!

Characters
Eric.png
Eric
The bravest of all heroes.
He experienced many silly adventures and defeated many poorly designed villains with his hand ax, the legendary default weapon.

Credits
Made using RPG MAKER VX ACE

Created by:
Rikifive

Music
Enterbrain

Sound Effects
Rikifive
Enterbrain


Graphics
Rikifive
Enterbrain


Scripting
Programming ~ Rikifive
'CP Keyboard Input script' by Neon Black
'
Text Cache' by Mithran
'Word Wrapping' by KilloZapit
'Ace Message System' by Yanfly

Developer Tools
'Data Backup' by Hime
'RK5 Debug Console' by Rikifive

Download
Eric Chronicles: Adventure to the Starting Point (ALPHA 1.1)

Game Auto Manual
Controlls:
Arrow Keys - Movement
Z - Swim
X - Throw Axe
A - Previous Axes
S - Next Axes
ESC - Pause

Axes:
Hand Ax
- Throws a hand ax.
Damage: 4-7

Triple Axe - Throws 3 hand axes in different directions.
Damage: 4-7 / axe

Large Axe - Throws a double sized cool looking axe.
Damage: 23-33 Special: Can hit up to 3 enemies.

Other information:
- Critical strikes deal double damage
- Critical Strike chance is 5%
- Get above the sea level to refill oxygen
- Swimming and throwing axes consume energy
- Stand on the ground to rest
- Collect all keys to beat the level

Trivia:
The loading screen isn't fake. The game literally takes its time to load the level, due to its size and most likely its poorly design (code-wise). It may be shorter or longer, dependable on PC's parameters.
The loading after beating a level can be considered as fake, as it takes more time for transitions, than actually loading stuff, though it still serves its purpose and is inserted for a reason.
 
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This looks amusing. What gave you the idea?
 

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As an avid user of RTP content I support this! Also I like the idea behind this game, can't wait to see more. Though 1 question, are you gunna do the stories for all the RTP characters?
 

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@Orgaya Actually the RPG Maker itself ... and mostly my silliness I guess.

SHORT STORY:

LONG STORY:
It's... it's hard to explain actually..
Whenever you're starting a new project - Eric
When somebody is screenshoting script's features - High chances to see Eric
etc. etc.
His description says, that he's a 'veteran warrior', yet many people use him for testing/joking purposes and such, so I can't help but see him as a derpy character. That kinda made me consider him as a meme, showing Eric with some RPG Maker-related jokes.
I believe I'm not the only one, who sees him that way as I saw parody games with Eric as a main character. I found them funny by the way. I just happen to still like silly things like this.

So I started joking around about Eric with other members and I also wanted to make an 'Eric Game'. A quick contest was a great opportunity for that.
The general idea was to use 'Eric in the Sea' theme, that comes with the fact, that the first default map in any project is .. yep, sea. And.. why not trying to making it even sillier by covering ridiculous subjects? ^^
Originally I planned to make a very simple, ultra cliche, with default features RPG like others, but as always, I make things more complex than needed and it turned out to be something totally different. I just love designing mechanics, so I couldn't stop myself.

Basically, it's a parody of RPG Maker and RTP. Of course, in good meaning of that word.

@raynesu Personally I extremely rarely use RTP, but that one wouldn't be possible without RTP. :guffaw:
I'm actually kinda surprised to hear that - thank you!

As for your question ~ Hmm I don't think so. Eric is a special character for me and I just had to make a joke-game using him. :guffaw:
But I see where you're going with it - I admit that would be a good idea to make series about all RTP characters. Now you made me wonder.
 

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On a side note, I just realized you're the person who approved me on the other forum site. Neat.

Anyway that is a hilarious line of reasoning and also a true one. I've actually spent most of my time with VX, so I guess Ralph has taken that position for me, but now that I've moved on to Ace, yes, I can see it.

I'll definitely download this once I have enough time in my day.
 

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Heh, what a nice coincidence I guess. I recognized you instantly after seeing your name and profile picture. :p

Yep, yep, Ralph also is an iconic character, thus people refer to him pretty often. I haven't used VX, but I find Ralph funny as well, so there are chances, that I'll give him a highlight myself someday... And of course, in jokingly way. :ewink:

I hope it will be entertaining enough for you. :eswt:
The general quality of the game is pretty low, because everything was done very quickly, so feel free to rant on this. Actually commenting how bad the game is would make me laugh, because it is supposed to be bad from some point of view. :guffaw:
 

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