I finished a demo of the first seedling of my RPG Maker game “Monster Garden” and put it on itch.io. You can download it (for free, obviously) or play it in the comfort of your own browser.
“No battle, no action, no story, no strategy, just monster love & friendship…”
-the irresistible tagline
I’m just going hog wild on drawing monsters and writing whatever silly, off-the-wall dialogue I want, no holds barred, so it’s a blast. And always looking for feedback.😀
It somehow got picked up by a YouTuber/Twitch streamer right away. You can see his streamed playthrough starting at 45:30 in this video.
And another “Let’s Play” by iwanplays here.
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I know I haven’t been posting much, but I’m excited to announce that I’ll be liveblogging an “unconference” about play, games and work that’s happening in Berlin this Saturday called LABOURGAMES.
I also have some ideas for game design blog posts that I think I’ll do in a series called “games that inspired Monster Garden,” starting next year. So there should be some more activity here in the near future.🙂
Thanks to everyone who has been checking out the blog in the meantime over the past few months despite the lack of activity! (I can see that you exist thanks to Google Analytics, mwahaha.)
My good old-fashioned posts were delayed once again by another article I was working on for an online magazine about energy and play, which will come out later this month.
But I’ve also fallen head-over-heels for RPG Maker MV lately, which was released for Macs last year. I’ve been using it to make a game called Monster Garden, and the hours just keep flying right by as I animate monsters walking around.
It’s basically just the RPG I always wanted to play, with lots of monster friends and alien locales. Maybe a battle system or two, but I’m still working on the details…
I’ll be posting more pics & GIFs at @_monstergarden if you’re interested.😀
I’m applying to work on it this summer at a game accelerator in Stugan. It looks like a great opportunity, and they take applicants from all over the world.😀 (You have to pay for travel expenses but food and living while you’re there is covered. :D)
And a Harvest Moon 64 post will be here eventually, too. Some day… some day!!!