*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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Welcome everyone to another release day! Let’s get right into the releases, shall we?

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First up, we have some retro pixel art style battle animations for RPG Maker MV and VX Ace! With his first RPG Maker pack, HammerStrike has made a array of cool attacks for your retro game: Pulsars, wave attacks, slashes, hypnotic discs, and more!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

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Built up from orchestral instruments, choir, and retro percussion, Ayato Sound Create brings another fantastic new weapon to our music arsenal, with Darkness Kingdom. This pack features 30 tracks designed to give a dark, medieval gothic feel to your game.

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

Over on the Steam store news, several of our more recent packs are making the jump to Steam, such as the Spirits of Nature: Enemy Pack!



And for the last bit of release day news, enjoy our Deal of the Week: the 8-Bit Perfect Collection for 40% off until October 18th!

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Another Thursday, another day of RPG Maker Resource Pack Releases! Let’s look at what we have this week!

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The Spirits of Nature: Enemy Pack is the perfect release for those working in a more fairy tale location. The spirit of the lands itself will rise up to defend itself, with nature themed wolves, rats, and snakes, but also flower creatures, mushrooms, and many others! Get 11 new side-view and 9 new front-view nature themed battlers for your game!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

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The Beautiful, Relaxing Piano Music is exactly what it says on the box. Featuring 12 new songs for your game, this pack of slow drifting piano music is designed to give the serene, relaxing scenes of your game the atmosphere that they deserve.

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

And over to our Steam Store updates! Dystopia makes its way to Steam, and Hiroki Kikuta’s the Calm and the Fury are added for RPG Maker VX Ace!




And to finish things off this week, enjoy our Deal of the Week: the Nightmares Music Pack for 50% off until October 11th!

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It’s the final release day for the month of September, so let’s see what we have in store for you!

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From D3 Publishers, bring the characters of VitaminX to our Visual Novel! Perfect for use with Visual Novel Maker, the VitaminX Collection Vol.1 includes characters and backgrounds from the titular visual novel!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

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Next up, Joel Steudler has a brand new mega-pack of music for you! 25 BGMs, 15 Music Effects, and 30 SFX designed to bring the sounds of modern life to your modern game. The Modern Day Music Mega-Pack Vol. 2 Perfect to pair up with Vol. 1 for an even larger Modern soundtrack for your project!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

And for our Steam updates this week, two packs make their debut on Steam, and two music packs are added as VX Ace DLC!




Finally, for our Deal of the Week, enjoy the Fantastic Buildings: Modern for 50% off until October 4th!

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Welcome to another Thursday, which means another release day! This week we have 2 new packs, and 4 packs being added to Steam!

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Are you a fan of retro? Well get ready for an absolute delight from Ocean’s Dream! Tiles, Sprites, Animations, Battlers, Music, an all in one pack for your retro needs. In full color, grayscale, or super retro green-scale! Make sure to take a good look at the new Nostalgia Graphics Pack!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

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Ayato Sound Create is here again with another fantastic sci-fi soundtrack! Dystopia is designed to bring out a dark and eerie atmosphere that will perfect for any bleak sci-fi project, near future, far future or anything between.

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

And for our Steam releases for this week, 4 packs make their way to Steam MV!




And of course, for our Deal of the Week, enjoy the Elemental Dungeon Tiles for 50% off until September 27th!

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Welcome again to another release day! Today we have two new packs for you!

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First up, the Pixel Animations and Effects pack! We know a lot of you are working on game using retro style pixel graphics, and now you finally have the animations to go with it! With this pack, you’ll have pixel animations for weapons, spells, status effects and more!

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store, or on Steam through the links below!


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And for our second pack we have the Heroine Character Pack 2! This pack features 8 school girl characters each with an alternate outfit! This pack includes everything you need for these 8 heroes, with matching character sprites, battlers, SV battlers, facesets and portraits.

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

And for our Steam Updates this week, we have 2 music packs getting added to the VX Ace DLCs!


And finally, we have our new deal of the week! 25% off the M-DRIVE 16-bit Music Pack until September 20th!

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It’s everyone’s favorite day, release day!

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This week, our release takes us back to the 16 bit era, with some tunes that would have fit right in on our SNES! The Retro Fantasy Music Pack features 20 BGM and 20 Music Effects that are begging to be paired with some retro style graphics. Composed to evoke a classic feel, both in sound and style, the Retro Fantasy Music Pack is a must have for Retro game fans.

Learn more in the RPG Maker Web Store!

Moving on over to the Steam Store, we have 3 packs being added for RPG Maker MV:



And of course, for our Deal of the Week, enjoy Tyler Warren RPG Battlers 2nd 50 for 50% off until September 13th!

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