RMMV The Tower - A Mini RPG

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The Tower
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There is a legend of an ancient power. A power unrivaled by mortals and gods alike. However... This power is said to lie at the top of a mystical Tower. And few who've sought it out ever have returned to speak of their journey. Nonetheless, be it out of bravery or foolishness, the legend of this absolute power continues to draw warriors into these mystic woods, where the Tower which bends reality is said to lie.

"The Tower" is a fairly short, story light, dungeon crawl heavy adventure. You play as four warriors: Polina, Nicholas, Edward, and Nemun. These four warriors seek to climb a magical and enigmatic tower hidden deep in the woods, where a power like no other is said to rest.

The main focus of this game is exploration, combat, and strategy. Almost the entire game takes place within this Tower, and it is filled with all sorts of dangers and secrets! Will you be able to survive the beasts and traps that lie within? Or will you fall like all the other warriors who have tried before? Only time will tell...

This game is a semi-remake of an earlier game of mine, called "The Root of All Evil". Much like that game, it is pretty experimental in its design. I personally am a big fan of gameplay 1st design, and I've always enjoyed making RPGs that try to be fun first and foremost. This game does have a story, but I think going in there's no harm in knowing that story isn't the focus.

You can play this game in several different ways. If you speedrun, you can beat it in about 30 minutes, but I imagine most plays will be a few hours long. That's just the main quest, though! The game is full of secrets and surprises, having 7 optional super bosses, and many different hidden treasures and scenes. I want you to be able to play this game how you want to, and if that means rushing through quickly or if that means exploring every nook and cranny, than that's fine by me!

So, if your favorite part of Golden Sun was exploring the lighthouses and fighting the bosses, or if your favorite moment in FF6 was delving into the late game dungeons and fighting the hidden bosses, than this game should be just for you!

I hope you enjoy this game!

Game Mechanics/Features:
  • There are 3 difficulty modes! Besides the recommended Normal mode, there is a also a Casual mode for people who want an very easy journey, and a Death mode for people who want more strategic and tougher battles. No content is locked behind any mode, so feel free to pick whatever you want!
  • You can only regain SP (this game's MP equivalent) by attacking enemies. As such, the game's combat is always meant to be quick and exciting. If you try to stall without attacking, your enemies will watch you slowly drain all your SP.
  • Hitting foes with attacks weakens their offensive abilities them on that turn. In this game, a god offense literally is the best defense.
  • You do not gain new abilities by leveling up, but instead through exploring the Tower. Leveling up does give stat bonuses, but you'll never feel like you need to level grind in this game.
  • Many strategies are available to you as you build your team. This game has been playtested using many different team strategies, to make sure that you can play it how you want to.

Credits:
RPG Maker Community Members, but notably:
Yanfly
Team VisuStella
Moghunter
biud436
krmbn0576
DreamX
SumRndmDde
Hudell
Mr. Trivel
Gamefall Team
Luca Mastroianni
Nebula Games
Tsukimi
Galv
Anisoft
taaspider
Zevia
Neon Black
Dan "Liquidize" Deptula
Atreyo Ray
Fallen Angel Olivia
Soulrender
Himeworks

And, RPG Maker Itself, and thus also the companies ASCII, Enterbrain, Agetec, Degica, and Gotcha Gotcha Games.
 
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it seems that the download does not work, it either keeps loading,
or I get a white screen, so I cannot test it out.

as a side note, plugins from SOUL shouldn't be in any project,
because of plugin theft so far I read across the site and forums :)
 

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Hmm, I just checked in a new browser, and the download worked fine. Maybe dropbox was just having issues at the time? Does it work for you now, because I just downloaded it and and all worked. Is anyone else having trouble with the download?

On the topic of plugin thievery, that is unfortunate to hear. Luckily, none of their plugins are used in this game. They are under special thanks due to them helping me out in the forums by answering questions and the like!
 

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I just notice soulrender, which I know, but SOUL have different names and kauz,
can be the same person, so I misreaded that.

I get white screen, but when I do right-click -> save as...
and cancel out, I get the screen which is weird, and did not encounter this
problem before.

maybe add it to itch.io next time which works better?
because dropbox can gives issues from time to time (own experience).
 

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I've added a 2nd download link, to an itch io page, for if the dropbox doesn't work. The file is exactly the same on both, and both are free to play as always.
 

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I beat the game and semi explore the tower.

pro's:
maps are nice, but can have some improvements,
battles are nice and not to difficult (played 2nd difficulty).
hidden rooms are really nicely done, so you have to look carefully
to spot them.

(even killed the shop keeper), it gives, 19,999,999 gold, but it is
capped at 999,999. but infinite items is an easy max level which
was usefull on the top :p

not sure if you can get all items/relics during gameplay, otherwise
search thoroughly to get it all.

cons:
when climbing the tower, you get the gab of difficulty, but if you change
to a room, you see the name of that room, but you MUST press enter.

maybe set this to parallel event (erase event), and 3 seconds auto remove.
so you can continue to walk.

otherwise, it stays on screen.

Gameplay:
exploring is probably better way, but can be a challenge, specially on
the hardest difficulty which I might do for a test.

story might be improved, but I didn't read everything, more of a bit
of rushed through.

it's to bad you cannot use "dash" to run a bit faster, but everything
outside there, it's is a nice challenge.
 

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So is it like Golden Sun's lighthouses? Like, are there puzzle mechanics as well? Cuz I loved all the environmental interactions with various elements in the Golden Sun games. Gonna download it now...
 

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Well, it depends I guess. To me, when I think of the Venus Lighthouse, I think of the battles with the Fusion Dragon and the waves of Fenrirs and Thunder Lizards. The battles, basically. This game does have some puzzle solving in it, but that's not it's focus. I don't want to mislead people and false sell the game!

Anyway, I hope you like it!
 

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