May 27, 2016

Degica Discounts RPG Maker MV By 50% Alongside Free Weekend 

Posted on May 27, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

For the next 48 hours Degica’s game development software in the two decades old RPG Maker series is free on steam until the end of the weekend.  This indie game development mainstay is so powerful that there are several professional level indie releases that have used it and it is simple enough that potential programmers can get their games running in a little under an hour.

The latest edition RPG Maker MV adds a number of brand new features including for the first time the ability to export IOS & Android mobile games.  Developers can use the programming interface / editor on either Windows or Mac machines, ensuring that their creations can be tweaked regardless of operating system.  Developers can also output HTML 5, enabling them to put their applications on the web – playable in most modern browsers.

Other improvements to be found in RPG Maker MV include support for higher resolution art assets – with the default sprites being 1.5x those of the previous version. Another new feature is ability for game developers to change the type of battle system their game will use with just the click of one button – either the traditional RPG maker first person camera or a side by side sprite view reminiscent of the classic Final Fantasy titles.

If you’re looking to make your own Roleplaying game and don’t feel like using the free version of Unity 3D, the user friendly Clickteam Fusion series of products then give RPG Maker MV a shot. With the discount the standard version of RPG Maker MV is priced at $44.99 CDN.



STEINS;GATE 0 coming to Europe and North America in 2016

Posted on May 27, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

As a massive fan of Steins;Gate both in its anime and Visual Novel (VN) formats my heart skipped a beat when this mail arrived in our PR box today. For those not familiar with the anime or its primogeniture the visual novel just titled Steins;Gate it’s a story of love, and time travel, and a particular computer, or something. The real meat of the game is spoilers to the game itself so I wont spend many words on it and will just say its a really fantastic game, and an even better show so go watch it.


STEINS;GATE 0 is the sequel to Steins;Gate and will feature the same returning cast of characters, on a new adventure. Depicting an alternative world line unseen in the original STEINS;GATE STEINS;GATE 0 sees Okabe and the Future Gadget Lab members return once again in a story  centered around Artificial Intelligence and the creation of ‘Amadeus’  a means of interacting with the stored memories of a fellow human being.

Stiens;Gate had some of the best story I have ever read period, and presented it in a beautiful Visual format for deeper immersion in the world. With its twists and world lines, and time travel and good and evil, I found myself wrapped up in the world and unable to stop playing for hours on end when I first played it. Even now years later, the anime is still one of my all time favorites, and I go back and play the VN at least once a year. If STEINS;GATE 0 keeps up the amazing writing and stories from the first installment I have no doubt that it will be my favorite VN this year.


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