Thursday has arrived, and RPG Maker MZ has been out for a week! We all know you are hard at work on those games... or maybe you need just a little bit more. Well, it's release day, and a little bit more is here! Three new packs, from strong heroines, to the perfect score for a classic RPG, to a whole new set of windows, we're here to get that RPG Maker MZ game going!
You are looking for a cast of heroines to star in your upcoming modern game? Maybe something about pretty and cool heroines that have a secret identity? Say no more, we have what you need!
Heroine Character Pack 4 brings a cast of eight strong female characters to shine in your story. Each of them comes with a full set of bust, face, fullbody, sprite and SV Battler, so you can have them fill whatever role you want. Each of them comes with a school girl outfit and a second outfit which doubles the amount of each item and provides a lot of possibilities for your game.
Maybe you aim for an isekai setting and the heroine gets thrown back in time and changes to a kimono for that part of the game? Or you could have a schoolgirl secretly fighting crime at night with her katana? Or you might want a tough violinist, pursuing her dreams to become a famous musician while still being a student?
The bonus full body images will help a lot in making a matching title screen and opens up many possibilities in designing your game’s menu. There are also enemy battler versions for each of them, so you can have party members turn to the dark side or recruit enemies after a successful battle.
Make your epic fantasy game feel even more intense by adding the tunes of Classic Fantasy Music Pack Vol 2!
From calm ambient music to action loaded battle tracks, this pack offers a lot of variety to choose from. Many of the tracks come with variations, so you can have a matching battle track in your atmospheric dungeon or choose whether you want to have a lead instrument on the track or not.
Have your characters explore a peaceful old town or castle to the tunes of Kingdom theme or accent your title screen with the soft sound of Game Menu. Exploring a light but still… somewhat dangerous place, Forest of Secrets could go perfectly with a scene that features exactly this type of environment. Window Shopping’s melancholic vibes could go well with flashbacks or scenes in which characters show their vulnerable spots. If you ever wanted to have our party go undercover into a goblin town or sneak through another enemy lair, Easy Bossa Times hits the spot.
Overall, the 22 tracks can add a lot of value to your games feeling and just sound great!
For those of you who have been dreaming of more title screen borders, Krachware User Interface Material has you covered. This pack includes 52 titles2 images to add just the right frame to your game’s title screen. From enchanting curlicues twisting themselves around the edges to solid frames that give your title screen the framing it deserves, there are surely some that will fit your fantasy-themed game. And with each style recolored to have their own gold, silver, and copper forms it’s even easier to match a border to your game. Show off your hero’s royal lineage with a gilded inlay or use the copper and parchment border to match the simpler village life of your game.
Title screen borders aren’t the only thing to be found in the pack though, as Gee Kun Soft took the often untouched Systems folder into account when making Krachware User Interface Material! 2 new sets of damage numbers give your number popups in MV battles a much needed makeover, and 8 game over and 6 loading images can give your game some added flair. Make games overs feel more final with the words overlaid on an embossed runic circle or bring some extra magic into it with ‘game over’ wavering over a mysterious glow.
As a bonus, this pack includes 135 button images to help you decorate game systems that you’ve made and 35 additional images varying from world maps to magic circles to help bring scenes to life.
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!