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!
Some things have to be mentioned first:
Also, what is Dark Fantasy?
Not to be confused with the recent DLC of the same name the Dark Fantasy Bonus Pack brought a whole bunch of new characters, plus many of the MV RTP characters, in a new tall style, that has been known as Dark Fantasy ever since.
The style was to many people’s liking and two specific people on the board added a lot of content to it. This made the resources available in the style much more extensive, making it easy to fill a whole game with them.
Tonbi converted a lot of the other RTP characters to the Dark Fantasy style so people now have a nearly complete MV RTP to work with. Not only that, he also made characters that had no corresponding sprite as the Succubus or the Sahagin. And if that had not been enough, he made a template and costume sets, some of them as parts that allow you to quickly recolor and mix and match them to create a huge variety of sprites.
Additionally, Tonbi has already started tackling MZ and has already converted a many of the characters and made additional ones!
He also converted the doors to match them and is constantly working on exciting new things, so make sure to check his work out on a regular basis!
When talking about Dark Fantasy, he just has to be mentioned!
If a style doesn't have enough finished content, modular parts can help a lot in enabling you to build characters that match your vision. And he has made tons of them!
His preview characters give you a small glimpse of what can be done with his work. The thread has many of the default actors outfits deconstructed and set up with many variations and bases not only for humans but also for several other humanoid races.
If you are looking to rebuild your party in the Dark Fantasy style, you are in the right spot! But not only that, the material is perfect for creating a loads of different NPCs by recoloring and puzzling the pieces together!
In addition to the two big names, while we are talking about Dark Fantasy style sprites, there are a few other mentions we should get in:
This projects enables people to build charsets like these in a generator for an even faster creating process! Check the thread for the current state of the project and if you have some graphic skill, the project is always happy for any artist's help!
For those who need some NPCs or variation for their game, this thread already has a bunch of very natural looking recolors of some of Tonbi’s sprites. Here you can find what you need to fill your villages with life!
Using the TAB and some of their own edits, two artists started creating some of the MZ characters in this style.