Golden Week is just kicking off in Japan which means a lot of people travelling, spending time with their families, and generally having a good time. Our Tokyo team will be enjoying Golden Week but we couldn’t let them have all the fun. We decided to set up a special Golden Week-End sale for you guys. From now until Monday at noon (PST) you can save 40% on any of our products. RPG Makers, Resource Packs, Games, you name it!
So its approaching six months since the release of RPG Maker VX Ace! Overall the response to our new version of RPG Maker has been phenomenal. Thanks for all the feedback we’ve received, and all the sales.
Ace has been a whopping success, so why don’t we work on getting the word out even more!
Knowing how awesome our fans are, and you guys are awesome, I know you are asking yourselves: How can I help?
Well our first step on getting the word out there is to get more reviews of our product on the major site CNET. I mean, just look at that one lonely review for our product page for VX Ace.
Now, we don’t want just a bunch of 5 star votes, we want honest detailed reviews. Its not just about a number to us, its about visible feedback for potential customers. We want to make sure the people who would want our software really know what its like, and the best way to do that is have you guys talk about it and tell them why they would want it.
Disclaimer: If your honest opinion is a 5 star review, we are definitely perfectly happy with that part, too.
I’ve always thought our product stands on its own, being a unique entry in game development software. Nothing comes close to the simplicity of RPG Maker, especially not with the amount of power and flexibility we provide. But people won’t know that unless you help us get the word out.
If you have the time, and own some of our older products, we’d also appreciate if you took the time to review those on CNET as well:
RPG Maker XP has a lot of reviews, but a lot of them are old and outdated. If we can get some fresh reviews, that would be awesome!
RPG Maker VX, while not having as lonely of a review as VX Ace, could use some reviews as well.
Thank you for your time, and I hope you will share your honest unfiltered opinion of our excellent software on CNET, and other sites as well. Thanks for being great fans.
Been eyeing some of our products recently, but not sure if you want to take the dip? Maybe you are starting for the first time and want to pick up one of the makers, maybe you are an experienced RMer and just want to try out IGM, or maybe you want to pick up the Samurai VX RTP (which is also Ace compatible).
In all these cases we are here to help you make the decision easier. This weekend, and this weekend only you can receive a huge 40% discount on any of our current products. How can you get this discount? Just click the Big Shiny Button below or enter the coupon code “wildweekend” when checking out
Want to see what RPG Maker can really do? Want to see what happens when someone really pushes the limits? Then get ready to play The Reconstruction by Deltree from rpgmaker.net
What makes this game special? The Gameplay. Deltree has created an enormous amount of custom systems, from a leveling system to an exploration system that seems almost lifted straight from a point and click adventure game. The one piece of gameplay though, that sticks out the most: The Battle System.
In the battle system, the battlers line up on a grid, one side reserved for your characters, and one side reserved for the antagonists. You can move in and out of range of different attacks, while attempting to keep your opponent within range of your own, but the depth of the system doesn’t end there. Each character has three “HP” values. Different skills in the game require you to pay an amount of one of the HP values, and damages one type on your enemy. This adds an interesting level of strategy that is incredibly fun once you master the nuances.
The story is told through a quest system, and while the story can be a bit hard to grasp in total, the world itself is very well fleshed out. I enjoyed hearing about the different races and nations that populated the world. You can really tell that Deltree really thought about it when making the game.
The graphics are in an interesting style, having used the RMXP RTP as a base and then added a heavy outline. It gives it a very unique look. The music fits the scenes, and while not a crowning moment for the game, is pleasing to the ears.
Overall, this game is incredibly enjoyable, and LONG. I haven’t managed to get to the end myself, but Deltree tells me that it contains around 30 hours of gameplay, and from what I’ve experienced, that sounds entirely possible.
Tell us your thoughts on this well polished RM game in the comments below!
We’d like to announce the official launch of our affiliate program.
For those who don’t know what an affiliate program is it’s basically a way for you to make money be recommending RPG Maker to people online.
You make money and at the same time more people join the RPG Maker community.
If you have interested friends, a website, blog, or a big following on Twitter then this could be a great chance to promote something you enjoy using and earn money at the same time!
You’ll earn a 30% commission for anyone who ends up buying RPG Maker VX or XP through your affiliate links. So, if you sell a copy of VX you’ll make $18.
When someone clicks one of your links a tracking cookie is assigned to them.
The cookie is good for 90 days so if they purchase within that time-frame you’ll get
Note: Please do not spam people with affiliate links. If we catch anyone doing this they will be removed from our affiliate program.
Our affiliate program is run through a company called Plimus.
You’ll need to sign up there using the invitation links below.
We’ve put together a quick overview of the Plimus interface that will show you how to access your affiliate links.
This is the Plimus Affiliate Overview Page. You can see information about your affiliate sales and the products you are promoting. To get your links, click the product title link (red arrow)
This is what you see when you click that link. It’s got more information on the product you will be promoting. Click “full version” (red arrow) to go to the page with your affiliate links.
Here is a page with more details about the product as well as your affiliate links. You have the option of sending people to either the product info page or a buy now page. You can hide these long urls using anchor text.
Well, that wraps up our brief overview of the Plimus system. We are working on some affiliate resources (banners etc.) that will help you better promote RPG Maker.
If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them in the comments below.
The RPG Maker Team