In today's resource highlight, we're going to take a look at Dwys' MV Bin! Almost every time I look at Dwys's thread, I find new uses for the myriad of bits he has made. Icons, Windowsets, Tiles and more!
So let’s have a closer look at Dwys' MV bin!
What I love about Dwys thread is that there is a little bit of everything in there and no matter what type of game you make, odds are high that you’ll find something you can use to add value to your game.
There is his well-made replacement of the default iconset with beautifully pixelated icons. It is 2/3 finished, but depending on the type of game you make he might already have covered all you need or depending on your skills you might be able to make the few missing ones you really need on your own.
There are also a bunch of neat pastry icons in a slightly different style that should inspire some yummy mini-games for your projects!
If we are at the system files, why not consider using one of his beautiful windowskins?
There are three beautiful options, one fishing themed, one futuristic and a more fantasy styled one that might fit the tone of your game perfectly!
Moving on, let's look at the tiles section, which is very versatile and has things you might not even know you were looking for!
The butcher shop additions can make your horror game look scarier or just add another normal and useful business to your game’s town!
A shooting target for your castle, a bullet train for your big city, or even luxury food items: all these can be found here!
So, why don’t go down the well to see what you can find?
You might want to ask: is there more? And the answer is, Yes!
A fabulous animated fountain can add a lot to your cities no matter of the setting and the lawnmower could lead to a fun minigame! Ever wanted to have a tumbleweed roll through your game? Well… now you can!
But off all the tile pieces, one of my absolute favorites are the cake tiles that inspire so many possibilities.
From a special candy level, to a tasty illusion that hides something a lot darker, to a fun easter egg, there is so much you can do with the tileset. And looking again at how delicious they look… I really want to do something with them now.
But still, that's not all: Getting into a well-guarded building through the pipe system sound like something you can easily add to your plot? Look at the maps you can make with Dwys beautiful pipe tiles!
A minigame where you have to find the right way? A fun cutscene where the heroes try to sneak through them and have a fun conversation on the way? Or… something else?
And to round everything up, there are two hairstyles that might help you get your characters to life with the generator!
But that isn't the end of Dwys's thread, be sure to check it out yourself for even more!
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!