This week for release week we have a whole new series of packs for you to look at. So instead of introducing them to you one at a time, let’s look at them all at once!

The TOKIWA GRAPHICS Battle BG packs each feature backgrounds for 2 different locations, with tons of variations for time of day, ruins, open/closed gates and more!

With each pack focusing on a different style of locations, let’s look at each one separately for a bit!

TOKIWA GRAPHICS Battle BG No.1 Village/Field

Villages and Fields! Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

TOKIWA GRAPHICS Battle BG No.2 Woods/Riverside

Woods and Riverside! Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

TOKIWA GRAPHICS Battle BG No.3 Rocks/Cliff

Rocks and Cliffs! Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

TOKIWA GRAPHICS Battle BG No.4 Dungeon/Cave

Dungeons and Caves! Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

In addition, if you add all four of the new packs to your cart, you’ll get a 25% discount! That is like getting one of the packs for free!

Moving on over to our Steam Releases, this week we’re focusing on making your projects sound good, with more music, and voices as well!




And of course, our Deal of the Week: 25% off of the Spirits of Nature: Enemy Pack!

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Release day is upon us again, and this week we’re bringing some horror to RPG Maker, and finishing out a set for Visual Novel Maker. Let’s take a look!

First up, we have the dark and creepy ambiance of the House of Horror Music Vol.1 from TK.Projects. Featuring 22 music tracks, 10 background effects, and 11 music effects, this pack is designed to bring the perfect sense of unease to your horror game!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

And if you are working on a horror game, TK.Projects has even more for you! With the Horror SE Perfect Collection, you’ll snag hundreds of sound effects to bring your game to life, from the psycho murderer stabbing with his knife, to him dragging away the body!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

For our final new RPGMakerWeb release, we have the final BELIEVER! pack for Visual Novel Maker! BELIEVER! Collection Vol.3 completes the adventure, with the King, his castle, the surrounding forests, and 5 lead characters to accompany them!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

And for our Steam Releases, Tyler Warren’s second pixel pack is making it to Steam, as well as some updates of some older VX Ace packs to MV!




To finish off our fantastic release day, our Deal of the Week is POP! Horror City for 50% off until December 6th!

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That Special Something

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Starting a new project.

“Time to start the 800th game I won’t finish!”

Maybe you’re just finishing up your IGMC entry, maybe you just need something new to refresh yourself, or maybe this is your first game.

So how do you start your new project? For me it is all about a single concept. That one thing that makes the project worth trying. A story idea. A mechanical idea. A theme. Even just a genre sometimes can be that center spark for a game.

So how do you find that spark?

For me personally, it comes from a lot of places. Maybe while I’m playing a game I go “wait, what if at this point, you were given these kinds of options.” And then my brain considers the type of game that could be built around that mechanic.

“What if I could side with the villain right now?”

Or I’m reading a book or watching a tv show/movie, and some little piece of lore from the fictional world spawns off some concept in my head.

And sometimes its a piece of music. Maybe a musical style that brings to mind a story genre that I haven’t really felt is done enough in games.

Where do you get that spark? How do you develop that spark into a full game idea? Tell the conversation in the comments section below!

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It may be a holiday in the US and Japan, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t having a release day! So let’s take a look at what we have for your games today!

Expanding on the first pack, Tyler Warren’s RPG Battlers Pixel-Style 2 adds 94 MORE Pixel Style enemy battlers in 7 different palettes for your retro RPG Maker game! That’s more enemies than your heroes can shake a sword at!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

Following up on the first BELIEVER pack, BELIEVER! Collection vol.2 for Visual Novel Maker amps our heroes up for a fight with 2 weapon poses for each character, with 11 different expressions each, and 3 new backgrounds!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

Also for Visual Novel Maker, we have the OTAKO YUKAKU Collection, based on the Visual Novel from D3 Publisher. Get your fill of 5 male courtesans leads, and of course a leading lady, as well as 5 sub characters with this world of gender role reversal!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

And, as always, we are doing some catching up over on Steam!



And to finish off our release day, our Deal of the Week: the Fantasy Heroine Character Pack 3 for 20% off until November 29th!

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Our third release day of the month has arrived! Three new packs hit the store!

The RMBoy Graphics pack will bring out the nostalgia of a certain handheld system, for not a whole lot of… green. Containing Sprites, Tiles, Battlers, Sound Effects and more, this pack includes everything you needed to get started on a game in this style!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

The first of 3 Believer! packs for Visual Novels, Believer! Collection 1 contains the Earth’s guardians and their home, with art for 5 characters in 2 poses and 11 expressions each, and 33 backgrounds from 13 locations!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

And for our final new pack to the RPG Maker Web store, We have the Retro Fantasy Music Pack Vol. 2. Brought to you by Joel Steudler, this pack brings us 20 more BGMs and 20 more Music Events built to match the style and memory of the 32 bit era!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store! Also available on Steam for MV.

Our Steam updates bring some old packs to Steam, and some new packs as well!






And finally, our Deal of the Week: the G3: Travel Music Pack for 50% off until November 22nd!

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Release day is here again, and it is time to roll out the carpet for our new arrivals!

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With Heroine Character Generator 2 you have even more hair, more eyes, more accessories, and more clothes to make your female characters in the generator! Making your female characters unique just got a whole lot easier, especially if you pair it up with the previous Heroine Character Generator 1 pack!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

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Do you need some music that is a little upbeat, a little modern, maybe a little jazzy? Then little murder case from Ayato Sound Create may be the perfect soundtrack for your game. Designed for a bit of modern sleuthing, this soundtrack could fit in to a variety of games set in modern times.

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store! Also available on Steam for MV and VX Ace.

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And for our last pack of the day Murray Atkinson brings some classical favorites to life in… Classical Favorites! With song selections like In the Hall of the Mountain King and Nocturne in E Flat, you can bring some familiar sounds to your game with these new orchestrations of some classic sounds.

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

And of course, our weekly game of catch up in the Steam Store is ongoing, with many previous packs making their way to Steam!




And the final piece of release day news, our Deal of the Week: the Ancient Dungeons: Jungle for 50% off until November 15th!

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*Trumpet Fanfare* It’s Release Day! Two new graphics packs, and a whole lot of Steam updates! Let’s get rollin’!

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First up we have the Tyler Warren RPG Battlers Pixel-Style 1. Bringing the whimsy of Tyler Warren’s Battler style to the look of classic games, this pack recreates 93 of his previous battlers into pixel based forms. The pack includes all 93 in 7 different palettes, including: GameBoy (4 color), NYX8 (8 color), AAP 64 (64 color), NES (55 color), DB-ISO (22 color), Matriax (128 color). No matter what retro style you want for your game, this pack has what you need!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

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Next up we have VitaminX Collection 2! Expand on the previous pack with more outfits for the VitaminX crew: Love Uniform, Study Uniform, Sportswear, Waiter, Swimwear, Formal, University Student Outfit! Plus BGM and a new background. If you are enjoying the original VitaminX collection, you absolutely need this pack

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

For our Steam update, it’s business as usual as we catch Steam up with our store!





No Deal of the week this week, but we do have our Autumn Sale! Be sure to check it out!

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This week in releases, we have something special for you! The Steam MV Season Pass has finally made it to the RPG Maker Web Store!

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The RPG Maker MV Add-on Pack (Known as the MV Season Pass on Steam!) consists of 4 individual volumes.

  • Volume 1: RM2K REARRANGE SOUNDTRACK & SE, features Music and Sound effects remastered from RPG Maker 2000, ready to use in MV!
  • Volume 2: RM2K HERO CHARACTER PACK, gives you the classic RPG Maker 2000 heroes, in RPG Maker MV format!
  • Volume 3: Train Tileset contains the tiles and sprites needed to bring your own train set to life in game!
  • Volume 4: Kid Generator Parts is exactly what it says on the tin: 134 parts to make child characters in the Generator!

Each pack is available individually, but we encourage you to pick up the full pack! Available for 30% off as our DEAL OF THE WEEK!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

There are also a ton of new updates on the Steam side, with several packs being made available there for the first time, and part 3 and 4 of the MV Season Pass finally becoming available individually for the first time!






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So You Want to Game Jam

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So I heard you wanted to participate in a game jam. Probably cause there is a pretty cool one coming up soon with a giant cash prize.

That’s AWESOME! Game Jams are a lot of fun, and they are a good way to motivate yourself to put your nose to the grindstone and finish a game. Maybe you’ll make a masterpieces. Maybe you won’t. But the important thing is that you put your heart into it and you did your best.

But let’s look at some healthy things to do to keep your brain and body energized while you crank out that game.

Step 1: Pace Yourself

You have a set amount of time to make a game. Say a month. The first thing you need to do is make a plan, and pace your progress. If you get a little bit done every day, this whole thing will be way less stressful.

If you wait until the last week to do the whole game, you’re going to be a bundle of stress and nerves by the end. And you won’t put out your best game.

Step 2: Eat and Sleep Well

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OK, look, I know you aren’t going to sleep perfectly. And sometimes you will be on a roll and you won’t want to stop to get something to eat. But you can’t keep that up for an entire month. Make sure you are getting 6-8 hours of sleep a day. Don’t overdue it on the caffeine. Getting some coffee to get an extra hour in is fine, but when you are mainlining espresso so you can pull multiple all nighters you are probably going to not be producing your best work.

Try and eat three-ish meals a day. And don’t do it all on junk food. I get it, I’m not the healthiest eater in the world either, but you should probably aspire slightly better to keep your health up. You don’t want to crash mid-Jam. Buy some fresh fruit. Maybe some granola. Perfect quick snacks for when you are working hard. And stay hydrated! On something other than energy drinks, coffee, and soda. Water is good for you!

Step 3: Take Breaks

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Your Game Jam game is important, but sometimes in order to do your best, you need to refresh your brain. Step away from the computer for a bit. Go for a walk (the exercise and sunlight will do you good!). Read a chapter of a book. Watch an episode of your favorite feel good TV show.

Maybe combo it up with Step 2 and cook a real meal.

Doing just one thing with all your leisure time can cause burn out. If you have paced yourself properly, you should have time to step away for a bit every day.

Step 4: Prepare for that last stretch

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Let’s face it, now matter how well you pace yourself, you probably are going to have way more to do in the last week than you would have liked. Now its time for crunch time. Crunch time will mean taking a break from step 1-3 a little bit, but make sure you don’t abandon them entirely! Stock up on decent, quick to make foods to keep yourself fed. Keep a bottle of water nearby to keep hydrated! Try to get some sleep. Set alarms to take quick 10 minute breaks away from the screen to rest your eyes.

The last stretch can be hard, and it will definitely be hectic. So the last step is:

Step 5: Don’t Panic

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Panicking is the worst thing you can do in almost any endeavor. Panic doesn’t accomplish anything. And remember, in the end, the purpose of Game Jams is to have fun. If you don’t finish? It’s OK. Don’t work yourself to death to get your game done. The important things are that you have fun. You can finish the game after the jam is over. That’s still cool.

And the thing you’ll learn is that when you stop panicking, and just keep on  plugging away, you probably WILL get done. With the help of a little extra caffeine, and a little less sleep.

Then you can collapse.

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The release day arrives! So let’s see what it brings!

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It’s OCTOBER! That means its time for spooky, and creepy, and skeletons, and ghosts, and that is why we are releasing the… wait, what. That can’t be right. Let me check my notes…

And that is why we are releasing the Valentine Tile Pack for MV? Everything you need to create a town centered around the feelings of love! Made by Sherman3D this pack is compatible with all his other MV packs, such as the Wonderland Forest TilesetTown of Seasons Tiles Pack, and Town of Seasons – Interiors.

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

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Up next, TK Projects has a new music pack to fill out your game with Symphonic Adventure Music! 27 tracks of sweeping and grandoise symphonic music for your game! Everything from battle themes, to town themes, openings, dungeon themes, and much much more. Let your adventure begin!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

And over on Steam, we’re getting caught up on our MV releases, so be sure to check out what is new there!



And the final piece of release day news, our Deal of the Week: the Time Fantasy: Farm and Fort for 50% off until October 25th!

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