While the first “published” game of True Role Dreams was Neon Lightning Force, there’s one project which came out in 2006, created with RPG maker 2003.
The name of that game was Crimson Force, a kusoge RPG and my first game ever made.
The First Project: Crimson Force
It was the end of 2005 and I was tinkering with an application called RPG maker 2003 that I discovered in may of that year through the Google search engine.
And fascinated by video games like Lunar 2 Eternal Blue Complete, the Final Fantasy saga and the Digimon World series, I said to myself why not to create my own RPG?
I already had experience creating maps with The World Editor of Warcraft III, so learning a new engine wouldn’t hurt.
So, I spent many hours doing nothing with the RPG maker, just learning what each command was for, I ended up leaving the idea.
I enjoyed playing RPGs more than making them, and it was because I was looking for new video games of the genre that I met a franchise that change my perspective about video games forever.
Xenosaga, the inspiration
The Xenosaga trilogy and its prequel Xenogears show me that video games could become more than just entertainment products.
I won’t going to spoil their detailed story and characters, but since I finished them I’ve stopped looking for good stories in triple A video games (I knew I wouldn’t find better ones).
Xenosaga Der Wille zur Macht, Jenseits von Gut und Böse and Also sprach Zarathustra, they were a before and after for me as a video game player.
After playing the trilogy, I wanted to tell my own stories, experiences and worlds, I look RPG genre as a perfect media to do it.
The Crimson Force project
I get back to work with the project, more inspired than ever, creating my own world and characters I call the nameless RPG as “Crimson Force”.
Using RPG maker 2003’s RTP (the program’s default resource pack) and some resources downloaded from many websites, I finished the project after 8 months of development in mid-2006:
My friend GreyMcKnight, who is also a RPG lover was the beta tester.
He actually like the game (maybe he was lying xD) and said that I was good at writing stories (We were still teenagers xd).
So I decided to publish the game on Internet the next year (2007) in one of the forums where I got the resources.
The problem was that I only knew english RPG maker forums, so video game didn’t pass mods filters, maybe because of the language (spanish).
Game release reviews and critics
I haven’t internet in my home until May of 2007, that same month while googling on my computer, I discovered two RPG maker spanish forums:
comunidad.rpgmaker.es and rpgmakerxp.net (o com?)
I posted Crimson Force in both communities and received quite negative feedback from both.
The criticisms of rpgmakerxp.net (?), I don’t exactly remember the name of the website, were very harsh, I did not publish any project there again.
On the other hand, comunidad.rpgmaker.es comments were more kind, I made many friends there (some of them last until today).
And that’s all about True Role Dreams first project. Something incredible for me was the quality from projects which I saw in both forums.
Game projects developed by talented creators that I would like to mention in a comming soon post.
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See ya! 😀