As many of you discovered last week, the Japanese MZ Sample games are out in the wild! And while many of you have downloaded them to take a look, we’ve been asked repeatedly if there are any English Sample games coming. And the answer is: Yes!
There will be multiple English Sample games, and today we are going to preview the first one that will be released: Wolf’s Gang by long time RPG Maker community member Caz!
Your name is Wolfgang. You are a wolfman. You live in the tower of the Dark Lord with all your friends. It’s your birthday! Your friends all throw you a party… but it isn’t all fun and games.
The heroes attack! The Dark Lord is killed. The tower is in ruins. Your friends are no more. What do you do?
What else is there to do? Rebuild!
Travel to many memorable locations…
...locate monsters to recruit to your party and army…
…and finally, take the fight to the heroes themselves!
Wolf’s Gang will be available close to the MZ release, with more English MZ sample games from some familiar names on the way!
Looking for a better look at RPG Maker MZ itself! Don’t worry, we have you covered. Join us this Friday, 4-7pm Pacific time on Youtube for our RPG Maker MZ First Look LIvestream.
Nick (hey that’s me!) will be exploring the engine, looking at new features, asking questions, and making some maps. Drop in to ask your questions, or just to chat with the community.
Now that RPG Maker MZ is out there, there are probably people out there that might have wished for a different style for the character sets. Don’t get me wrong, the chibis are cute and enable people to have a good workflow when creating them, but especially for games with more serious undertones, people could want something with different proportions. Today we have two artists to be featured and some additional honorable mentions!
Today we are going to have a closer look at characters – or charsets, sprites or character sets, as some people call them. There are some common misconceptions about how they work and some traps people run into, so we will use this chance to make sure they don‘t happen to you anymore!