So I actually finished/released this about two weeks ago but I figure I should make a thread about it. (I was going to post about it upon release it but was discouraged by this forum's requirements; this isn't a very traditional RPG, even though it uses the “system” and certain tropes.) This is a very personal project for me. My idea was to make a game that demonstrates my experiences with joblessness, which I know are not unique. Like so many great writers say “write what you know” and I set out to make a game that reflects the reality I've experienced. I also tried to make sure the game is consistently fun and enjoyable throughout, despite the depressing subject matter. Story Synopsis: You play as a well-educated young person who finished school last year, but haven't been able to find a job. Your feel ashamed of not having employment, but you're determined to find something! Your first task is to go to town and attempt to apply at local businesses. After this, the primary antagonist “Uncertain Future” appears, threatening the very existence of the hero. This isn't a role-playing game in any traditional sense. Choices are limited, characters are stand-ins for people who I hope exist in the players' lives, and the plot is thinly-veiled metaphor more than anything else. Nonetheless, what I've attempted is to make a game that is relevant to the actual life of the player, rather than offering fantasy and escapism. Character: “Chris” (I encourage people to change the hero's name) is an educated, androgynous person looking to find a place in society by getting a job! I've purposely left the character as a blank slate so that players can insert themselves into the role. Setting: The Realm of Vocatia: a land where your job dictates your worth in society. It is a fairly isolated area, primarily consisting of the Town of Vocatia, a smaller town called Hillville, and a former center of commerce but now poor town called Bleekton. The world is also home to a shopping mall and a couple caves which connect locations or contain hidden treasures. There is also the Realm of Uncertainty from which your stress and worries emanate... (IMO the highlight of the setting is that I've loaded it with flavor text; nearly everything can be examined!) Screenshots (from a previous version): Spoiler Music: I've composed an original soundtrack to the game, MP3s of it can be downloaded here. Trailer: Demo: Download the demo (includes RTP data) here: http://www.unemploym...oyment-demo.exe (The demo is very limited, mostly showing the first town and the odds are you're only going to encounter one type of enemy. But it gives you the "feel" of the game and my sensibility.) This is a commercial game; the full version can be purchased on the official website. This is my first game and I know that it is not a technical marvel nor a showcase of the power of RPG Maker, but I really put a lot of myself into it. I'm going to be selling copies on CD at an upcoming convention, which I'm really looking forward to. Anyway, I hope that if anyone here tries it out, they enjoy it! I look forward to reading any comments! I've already received a ton of positive feedback from people who have played it.