RMMZ To My Father (reboot!)

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An open world adventure game set in a single city with side quests and mini games
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Adventure, Puzzle, Open World, No Combat, Fantasy, Medieval

Update May 2021: the game has had a significant redesign - moving away from a typical JRPG combat-themed format to a more puzzle and exploration centric plot. The graphics have also been overhauled to create a more cohesive look.

Estimated demo:
Summer 2021
Estimated release: Winter 2021

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The game takes place in the city of Borealia, a bustling city in the north of the Queendom of Wellhaven, a peaceful land.
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The story begins when the unnamed protagonist arrives at the city gates, in search of his father. His arrival is the culmination of a long journey from his hometown, a journey originated when he discovers a box of letters addressed to him from his father, who he had believed to be dead. The player is then given free reign to explore the city in search of his long lost father.

To achieve his goal requires building 4 key statistics: Dexterity, Charisma, Stealth and Literacy, which unlock further items/scenarios on the way to achieving his goal.
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>All original graphics designed by me!
>Original sound track
>Collectible Card Game
>Original fishing game
>Optional quests with various rewards
>Increase four key stats by equipping accessories or completing challenges. Stats allow you to access on-map events
>>Dexterity: Move heavy items, pick locks, climb trees
>>Charisma: Succeed in convincing others
>>Literacy: Read signs/books; cast spells
>>Stealth: Sneak and hide
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Preliminary designs of two sections of the city of Borealia
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Fountain Square (left) Almanzar Square (right)

In-game shots (HUD is a WIP)
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Interior scenes are of equal size to the building exteriors. Parallax mapping is used throughout for backdrops and lighting effects.
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Security check on entering the city, showing message and choice style.
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Actions display pop-ups with the number of a required stat needed to complete the action. In this case, in order to read the map you need a Literacy stat of 1 or greater. You can increase your Literacy by equipping different kinds of glasses, doing tasks at the library etc.
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Demo coming soon!

Check out my first completed game, Ciorcal made with RPG Maker MV:
> Forum
> Itch.io
 
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Tech demo released! Click here
You can play up to the second town and trial the battle system and equipment system. Most features are running although there's not much content fleshed out yet.

If you download the demo, I'd appreciate any feedback you have as development is still in early stages!
 

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The game looks very good but I can't download the demo.
Google drive asks me for a request to be able to download.
I'm sorry. I don't speak english.
 

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The game looks very good but I can't download the demo.
Google drive asks me for a request to be able to download.
I'm sorry. I don't speak english.
Oh sorry I changed the settings and it should work now. Please try again and let me know!
 

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Now it's perfect. Thanks a lot.
When I try it I will give you my opinion.
 

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I love everything but what I like the most is the card minigame
 

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I totally dig the art. Almost crazy about it.

The problem is, I downloaded the Tech Demo, and now I'm stuck in the air like this:
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No. That hasn't happened to me
 

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Sorry for the late reply!
I enjoyed the art and overall atmosphere, but there were quite some minor errors in the game.

1. I found the footstep sound effects a little awkward. Especially when I run, it sounds like a mouse gnawing.
2. The door opening and closing look weird. When entering the house, the door shouldn't be over the character before going inside. Same, when getting out, the door shouldn't be shutting over the character.
3. I can go over the bookshelf and chairs on the first floor, which I shouldn't.
4. When getting out of the bathroom, the door closes three times. (When I continue to push the down arrow)
5. Gets stuck when coming down the stairs right after going up.
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6. I can go over the drawers on the 2nd floor. (all of them)
7. After I take off my clothes to go to bed, there is an invisible thing blocking me from leaving the room, which seems odd. I'd rather tell the player not to leave the room than just block them.
8. Overlay problem on the bed when I walk below it.
9. I go to sleep with only half of my body in the bed, which is fixed the next day waking up.
10. And..... I got stuck again while going down the stairs the second day. I played it a couple of times more to check if it's a temporary bug, but it wasn't.
 
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Sorry for the late reply!
I enjoyed the art and overall atmosphere, but there were quite some minor errors in the game.

1. I found the footstep sound effects a little awkward. Especially when I run, it sounds like a mouse gnawing.
2. The door opening and closing look weird. When entering the house, the door shouldn't be over the character before going inside. Same, when getting out, the door shouldn't be shutting over the character.
3. I can go over the bookshelf and chairs on the first floor, which I shouldn't.
4. When getting out of the bathroom, the door closes three times. (When I continue to push the down arrow)
5. Gets stuck when coming down the stairs right after going up.
6. I can go over the drawers on the 2nd floor. (all of them)
7. After I take off my clothes to go to bed, there is an invisible thing blocking me from leaving the room, which seems odd. I'd rather tell the player not to leave the room than just block them.
8. Overlay problem on the bed when I walk below it.
9. I go to sleep with only half of my body in the bed, which is fixed the next day waking up.
10. And..... I got stuck again while going down the stairs the second day. I played it a couple of times more to check if it's a temporary bug, but it wasn't.
Thank you for your detailed feedback. I'm looking more for general feedback (e.g. art, gameplay, dialogue, world building, mechanics) rather than bugs at this stage, but I appreciate you taking the time to write these up. A lot of the passability things you mentioned are intentional, because the characters' feet are quite small so for me it makes sense that they can walk across a tile that's only half or 2/3 filled with an object e.g. bookcase. But I will take this on board.

By the way, the reason you can walk across chairs is because you can press enter to sit down on them. I have made an above-head pop-up that tells you you can sit down, which I hope makes this more intuitive.
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I couldn't replicate the errors where you get stuck going down stairs, not sure why that is.

Thanks again and I hope you'd be keen to help me at the debugging stage - you have amazing attention to detail!
 
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Thank you for your detailed feedback. I'm looking more for general feedback (e.g. art, gameplay, dialogue, world building, mechanics) rather than bugs at this stage, but I appreciate you taking the time to write these up. A lot of the passability things you mentioned are intentional, because the characters' feet are quite small so for me it makes sense that they can walk across a tile that's only half or 2/3 filled with an object e.g. bookcase. But I will take this on board.

By the way, the reason you can walk across chairs is because you can press enter to sit down on them. I have made an above-head pop-up that tells you you can sit down, which I hope makes this more intuitive.
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I couldn't replicate the errors where you get stuck going down stairs, not sure why that is.

Thanks again and I hope you'd be keen to help me at the debugging stage - you have amazing attention to detail!
I didn't know I could sit on the chairs! Yes I think that would make the game more intuitive.
I was a little confused since in most of the games I played I had to access chairs in front of them rather than on them to sit.
About art, gameplay, dialogue, etc., I liked them a lot. Especially the art is very original; I've never seen such a unique character/enemy design and the map is great too. The bugs seemed to block me from really getting into the game and focusing only on the gameplay, so I thought I could inform you of them.
I know how hard it is to find all the bugs by oneself when working on a project alone. I'd be happy to try your game and find some more bugs when it's your searching-for-bugs-stage. Nice game! Good luck with your project. :)
 

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The story demo will be released this week! I've updated the screenshots section in the OP.
 

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I'd like to give demos feedback after playing them since I've also got so many useful suggestions from people playing my demo.
Is it okay for me to do that for your demo too? Asking because you said it's not the time to check bugs for the last demo you uploaded.
Are you looking for bug reports and general feedback for this one?

And I'm stuck like this at the beginning after some texts:
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Is there any way to pass this scene?
 

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I'd like to give demos feedback after playing them since I've also got so many useful suggestions from people playing my demo.
Is it okay for me to do that for your demo too? Asking because you said it's not the time to check bugs for the last demo you uploaded.
Are you looking for bug reports and general feedback for this one?

And I'm stuck like this at the beginning after some texts:

Is there any way to pass this scene?
Hi - yes I am looking for bugs and suggestions.

the error right at the start where you stuck in the sky is very strange because iirc it happened to you last time but not to anyone else... I’m not able to replicate it myself. Will see what I can do. Does it display the text about grandma before getting stuck?

are you using pc or Mac?
 

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Hi - yes I am looking for bugs and suggestions.

the error right at the start where you stuck in the sky is very strange because iirc it happened to you last time but not to anyone else... I’m not able to replicate it myself. Will see what I can do. Does it display the text about grandma before getting stuck?

are you using pc or Mac?
I'd like to give demos feedback after playing them since I've also got so many useful suggestions from people playing my demo.
Is it okay for me to do that for your demo too? Asking because you said it's not the time to check bugs for the last demo you uploaded.
Are you looking for bug reports and general feedback for this one?

And I'm stuck like this at the beginning after some texts:

Is there any way to pass this scene?
Your game looks awesome, I'd love to try it. Do you have any plans to deploy for Mac?

Here is an edited version - hope this works
 

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Hey sorry for the late reply!
I downloaded the edited version and still got the bug.
I recorded a video of my screen but don't know how to upload it here, so I'll show you screenshots.

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The beginning text was displayed just right.


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Then this neat control configuration appears, with the character behind it on the air.


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I can go up and down on the air, but can't go right or left.


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Going down, I see these crosses and the text is displayed if I press enter.
But I can't go over it or turn right or left to go past it.
 

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Hey sorry for the late reply!
I downloaded the edited version and still got the bug.
I recorded a video of my screen but don't know how to upload it here, so I'll show you screenshots.

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The beginning text was displayed just right.


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Then this neat control configuration appears, with the character behind it on the air.


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I can go up and down on the air, but can't go right or left.


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Going down, I see these crosses and the text is displayed if I press enter.
But I can't go over it or turn right or left to go past it.
Thanks for the detailed reply. I just can't replicate this error or understand why it's happening to you!

I've added a skip entry choice so you can skip past this bit and enjoy the rest of the demo; but if anyone else finds the same error I'll have to try and fix it.

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