RMMV The Power of the Arcane (DEMO AVAILABLE!)

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https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?threads/seeking-storywriter-or-ideas-mv.117200/ (my recruitment thread)

As the game has now been underway for a little while, I thought I should finally make a proper thread here.
Here's just a little info about the game, most of what will follow can also be found within my recruitment thread, so much of what will follow is not new information:
There are currently 4 kingdoms (A full world map will be shown below), each containing their own race:
- Lionsgard: The kingdom of humans. It is the largest kingdom, extending far north and encompassing what was recently another kingdom, Northreach.
- Just west of Lionsgard is Drake's Watch. This kingdom is home to the Pharon, a race of humans who are much more grounded and in-tune with nature. To that end, they are VERY commonly hunters, most Pharon even tame an animal companion. Although VERY rare, some Pharon have even successfully tamed Dragons (called Dragonlords).
- In the northwest of the continent is Yridyl ("ear-uh-dill"), the kingdom of Elves, and following fairly recent events, now the magical stronghold of the world.
- To the southwest, the kingdom of Edherest ("Ed-here-est"), home to the aggressive melee fighters known as Tagian. You guessed it, another human race. What makes them interesting, however, is that they opted to become better melee fighters exclusively, they dislike magic, seem to be sworn enemies of elves (due to their strong distaste for magic), and many of them are Witch Hunters. About as rarely as Dragonlords, Tagian also occasionally ascend to much stronger fighters, becoming powerful Spell Breakers. Very spooky to go against as a magic-user.

"The Main Four":
- You are Ellaria, an elven woman with an exceptionally rare power: she is capable of using Arcane magic, an oddity so obscenely rare, she's unlikely to encounter even 5 others like her in the world. Her journey begins in the Trader's Forest, within Edherest, where she is searching for an artifact known as an Arcane Gem.
- Mohrseus: A human warrior, hailing from Northreach. His first appearance is during the opening, within the Trader's Forest.
- Dog Guy: An assassin who does in fact have a more legitimate, official name, but prefers to go by the much shorter name "Dog Guy", he had an unfortunate encounter with a target he was meant to assassinate. Instead, using her Arcane magic, she turned him into a dog. Dog Guy's first appearance is right at the beginning of the game, joining Ellaria less than 5 minutes in.
- Azalea: A powerful sorceress who commands the elements with great mastery, she is thought to be the sole-survivor of a now-lost kingdom once known as Leandros, the then magical powerhouse of the world. Further info regarding her is currently not known at this point in time.

"Important NPCs":
- Maestra Latimer: The most powerful known Arcanist in the world, although her origin is currently not known, she once resided within Leandros. It was her home kingdom (but not necessarily where she was born/from), the life she had and knew was brutally ripped away from her in the Fall of Leandros, she now resides in a keep in Northreach.
- (will be updated as the story continues to develop)

"The Gem Guardians":
- Witch Hunter Ahkos: A Tagian Witch Hunter, he seeks the Arcane Gem of Trader's Forest. But when Ellaria takes it right in front of him, he's not very willing to just let her go.
- (will be updated as the story continues to develop)

Gameplay features can be found more thoroughly within the link provided above, but as a brief summary:
- ATB battle system
- Extensive crafting system
- Time system, with an integrated harvesting system, where harvested nodes (Ore for smithing, herbs for alchemy) respawn over time.
- Enchanting: Improve equipment with powerful enhancements and enchantments


SCREENSHOTS:
The World Map

A Spooked Squirrel (with the clock interface at the bottom)

A Spooky Night in the Forest

The First Gem Guardian


Anyone who may be interested in hearing about this game, following it's development, or communicating with me, feel free to add me on discord: Zerothedarklord#8459
 
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It's been a very long time since I made this post, admittedly I had completely forgotten about it. I put out a demo for this about 3 months ago, but because I had only been using my recruitment thread, I never thought to update this one, which I suppose I should now.
Here is the download link for the demo:

Here is a link to the other forum thread.
https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?threads/demo-update-the-power-of-the-arcane-mv.117200/
Please only respond to this link if you are interested in offering help or would like to work on the game.

Going forward, I would like to start using this one for game updates, as this one actually has the info for the game.
 

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Tried your demo dude the boss isn't easy :p but's fun ! i also like the maps/day/night cycles. The battles are hardcore for sure. keep up the good stuff.
 

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Thanks sparky, what'd you think of the storyline? not that there is much yet, but. do it seem interesting at all?
 

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It has a start in the cave, but it be interesting to see it progress/develop So i think it's starting on good terms to be something special going forward i.e good starter bones.
 

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Here is a new game screenshot. This is just a recent thing I was working on to help improve the battle UI. This change now allows for enemy MP to be displayed, if MP exists, but not be displayed if an enemy does not have MP.
 

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As of now, the demo is about 3 months old. If anyone would be interested, I can update the demo so that it will include fixes and updates I have made since then; otherwise, I am planning on putting out a newer version with more content in the next month or two.

Additionally, if anyone is interested in helping work on this project, currently I could use map makers and side-quest designers.
Please refer here: https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?threads/demo-update-the-power-of-the-arcane-mv.117200/
Or add me on discord if you are interested: Zerothedarklord#8459
 

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The game could use some work and I'm not telling you why because I'm just going to give this game a grade: a C+ best suits this game [if I offended you, I'm very sorry]
 

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After seeing the demo, I think the game looks promising. The story flows at a good pace so far. The battle system is engaging, the battles themselves are challenging but not in an impossible way, and the maps are well laid out and bright. Very pleasing to the eyes.
I do find some of the coloured text difficult to read on the backgrounds when the message window is transparent (green on green for example). Not sure if I'm the only one, but accessibility is a good thing to note. I am not a fan of the characters look so far, but that's subjective and should only be taken as personal opinion. It doesn't deter from the game any.
Overall, I think the game has the potential to be something great.
 

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