Randomized rewards from solving puzzles or finding hidden treasures can be a lot of fun for our players, but when the reward is the same item over and over while our players need something else the RNG doesn’t feel fair. So let’s take a look at how we could control RNG to help out our players.
Tutorials are a requirement in games to make sure your players know how to even interact with your game, since if they can’t figure out how your systems work they’ll never have fun with your game. So let’s take some time today to think about how we can include tutorials to make sure our players know what they need to to enjoy playing.
Sometimes a cutscene or map calls for a more detailed animation than the default sprite walking animation. A ballroom needs its dancers to hold each other in their arms while they waltz and a kiss between lovers can make a farewell scene even more emotional, so let’s take a look at how we can create some of our own animated behaviors.
Using the same skills over and over in battles without them ever changing can make battles end up feeling boring, so let’s take a look at how we can add some interesting effects to skills by keeping track of how many times each skill is used and modifying the skill’s damage based on that.
Have you ever made or seen a “I need this thing, otherwise I cannot continue working on my game!” type of request? While I understand that some elements can be crucial to have, there is no reason to have the lack of a resource restrain you from working on your project. In fact, the lack should not affect you at all - for the moment.
Whack-a-Mole is an excellent choice when you just want to play a game where you can hit things without having to think too hard about it, but can you make it in RPG Maker? Of course! So let’s take a look at how we can event it and add a fun little minigame to our projects.
Cutscenes are a common occurrence in RPGs. In this tutorial we will look at ways to make cutscenes, as well as go over some tips and tricks to keep in mind while making them. We will demonstrate these by making a cutscene where Reid enters town, walks, then a dog and Kasey run past him and out of town. We will use the Snow Town MZ sample map for reference.