Space may be huge, but there’s no reason it can’t be full of cool things! Dororo is here to help our sci-fi games reach for the stars and explore unknown planets. With modular planets, shattered asteroids, and even some ships, we’ve got exactly what we need to bring space to life!
Dororo’s Space Resources are currently focused on planets and other natural objects found in space, giving us lots of options to populate our galaxies. With two dozen planets to choose from, it’s easy to find the perfect one for each of our worlds. Our options pick a green and blue planet reminiscent of Earth, a swirling orange gaseous planet, a vibrant purple world, or even a shattered planet with its molten core visible! We’ve also got smaller tiles that could serve as both moons and planets farther away, as well as a number of other useful things like asteroids and stars.
The planet tileset is set up to make use of MZ’s multiple layers to create tons of worlds all using the same base planet. Different rings and halos can be layered on top of planets to make more locations, so if you can’t find the perfect planet right on the sheet you can just mix and match pieces until you’ve made it!
Dororo has also made a pack of ships so our space-faring heroes have a way to visit our planets! With ships ranging from familiar shuttles to a pointy alien design, we can give different groups their own spaceships so players can easily identify them.
The ships are small enough to be used in more ways than just travelling between planets. A racing minigame could now take place in space or an kid’s room could be decorated with ship models.
Speaking of more ways to use things, the planet tileset doesn’t just need to be used to show space. The shattered asteroids can easily find a place in a scientist’s lab, and the planet halos could be used to create awesome hologram displays!
Another one of Dororo’s resources can be spotted in the screenshot above: a windowskin! His minimal windowskin is perfectly suited to a game set in a spaceship or futuristic world. Since it has a simple design, it’s easy for even non-artists to edit to change the frame colors to fit their game’s aesthetic.
If your game is more horror-focused, Dororo still can help!
His gothic themed window gives off a creepy vibe with a solid stone frame and glittering red gems. A flapping bat really adds to the spooky look, so if you’re working on a game full of vampires or just want to add a bit of horror to your game grab this windowskin!
Dororo’s got lots of other resource ideas (space civilization tiles and battlebacks, anyone?), so make sure to check out his thread to take your game to the moon, and beyond!
This week we’re diving back into MZ plugins with a look at Galv! Galv has been around making scripts and plugins for years, and now is creating for MZ. With a selection that includes audio and visual effects, on map changes, and event utilities, Galv’s got something for every type of game.