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A jam entry

A Brief TaleView game page »

A short point and click RPG
Submitted by InsightInc (@InsightIncrease) with 1 hour, 27 minutes before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Music#93.7143.714
Art#113.8573.857
Sound Effects#133.5003.500
Graphics#133.7143.714
Fun#373.4293.429
Humor#422.6432.643
WTF#652.5002.500

Ranked from 14 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

What INSPIRED this game?
The book/movie "The NeverEnding Story"

List the parts of your game you or your team did NOT make. (Pre-existing assets or downloaded content)
All of the art and music. Also a few external scripts were imported.

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Comments

Submitted(+2)

i think you should come out with more of the game i think the story is great

Developer(+1)

I'm pleased to hear that. Thank you.  I'll think about it.

Submitted(+2)

It's really good to see another RPG Maker user on this gamejam xD your game is really cool and i dont have any observations about it, but your game folder can be improved.  The OrangeMapshot plugin creates this Mapshot folder and deploy it everytime you deploy a game, and it has 30 mega of images from another project on it. When you start a new project and will be using a small amount of the default assets is better if you first backup all the image, music and sounds and then delete everything that you will not use. I personaly delete everything and just add when I need it. If you do something like this, your folder would lose 100MB. If you do something like this and deploy in html5, your folder would lose more than 130MB.

Developer(+1)

Omg, thank you so much for notifying me. I'll fix the download file after the rating ended. The thing is, I don't really know why this folder got deployed. It does not exist in the project. I don't even have the plugin included in this project but in another one.  And I did create a fresh project for this game and deleted a lot of the default assets. Do you have any idea why this could have happened?

Submitted(+1)

I dont know how or why this Mapshots folder appear, but i know that it will always appear even if the project dont use the plugin. I think that the deployment process copy everything on Steam\steamapps\common\RPG Maker MV\nwjs-win to the deployed project, and the Mapshots folder is there. About the default assets I dont know. When I delete then they dont go to the deployed project, maybe in your case the img folder is in that nwjs-win that i told before. But i really dont understand how the process works and dont want to broke it, soh i leave that folder untouched

Submitted(+1)

man that is excellent, where did you find the art? It's such an excellent style, plus the music was great too. I look forward to a full game, you're finishing/expanding it right? ;)

Developer

Some of the art, like the walls and the floor are part of the run-time package of RPG Maker MV.  Other elements like the spider web covered furniture or the spooky doll were created by known artists of the RPG Maker forums and provided free of charge for the community. I consider this game mostly finished. I might make a few fixes but no more extensions to the storyline. If you want to play another game made by me, then check this one out: http://insightincrease.com/witch-hunt-demo/. It's a demo of the project I'm currently working on. It might take you about 3-5 hours to finish. I'm glad you liked the game! Thanks for the feedback.

Submitted(+1)

What a great little game! This could definitely be expanded into a bigger RPG. The fact you the art was so well done yet you still had time for the story and gameplay is amazing.

Developer (Edited 1 time)

Thank you for the good feedback! I also appreciate it being in your favorites video ;) I didn't really create the art though, I just assembled it. My main tasks were the compilation of graphic assets that match and put them together to create the game maps, writing the plot script,  to find and add music that fits the mood and adding the game logic and events which control the progression.

Submitted(+1)

That was impressive, especially that scene in the attic, that was pretty spooky. I was kind of pissed off about the wish the kid made though, after what his Mom said to him earlier, but that means I was actually sucked into the plot-line which is a great thing. Well done!

Developer(+1)

I'm glad you liked it! I think I know what you mean. You thought he would wish to bring his father back? That idea came to my mind when I wrote it, but I thought it would be "too much" somehow. What do you think?

Submitted(+1)

Yeah, that's exactly what I thought, I still really enjoyef the game and felt a lot of empathy for the kid, I dealt with bullies in school for a few years, it sucked!

Submitted(+1)

Even though you didn't make the art and music, I feel like you used those elements well to present your story. The laughing doll in the attic was a really genius use of the animation system and I almost restarted just to watch that again. :)

Developer

Thank you so much! It is very pleasant to hear that. The doll is also my favorite ;)

Submitted(+1)

I really liked the artwork and how you had to look for the marbles in each room!

Developer

Thanks for the feedback Atreyu, hero of the never-ending story ;)