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RPG Maker VX Ace improves every aspect of RPG creation, making it not only the latest, but also the greatest engine in the RPG Maker Series.
Release Date: Dec 10, 2012
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RPG Maker; a Steam Daily Deal!

June 20th, 2014

Hi Everyone,

Steam has just featured us as a Daily Deal in their Summer Sale.

This means that RPG Maker VX Ace and a ton of DLC is 75% off for the next 24 hours!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/220700/

We'll also be running some giveaways over the next few days on our steam community page and discussion forums so stay tuned.

cheers,

The RPG Maker Team

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The Missing Prize!

April 1st, 2014

Unfortunately, a prize was overlooked in our last announcements!

The fan favorite of the RPG Maker for the Not So Bright Screenshot Contest was won by [JCGG] Jomarcenter for this screenshot, a reference to a fairly notorious RPG Maker demo he had made in the past.

You, also, have won a single resource pack through Steam!

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About the Software

Simple Enough for a Child; Powerful Enough for a Developer

RPG Maker VX Ace improves every aspect of RPG creation, making it not only the latest, but also the greatest engine in the RPG Maker Series. With multiple tileset support, full autoshadow control, and a flexible features system, Ace gives you the most powerful RPG making tools ever.

Ace provides all the tools you will need to make the game you've always dreamed of. Make your game, your way with all the following features:
  • An enhanced map editor to build your world.
  • A Character/Enemy/Skill/Equipment Database with a new powerful, flexible Features system.
  • New event options, including playing Ogg Theora video.
  • Expanded default resources, including a built in Character Generator to form your own custom sprites and faces.

Key Features

Simple, Powerful Tools

RPG Make VX Ace enhances RPG making with several powerful new tools. We have never offered a product before now that allowed such flexibility to the user without the need for any coding knowledge. These new tools are not only flexible, but also incredibly simple to learn and use, being accessed through a simple point and click interface.
Enhanced Default Graphics

RPG Maker VX Ace features a largely expanded collection of graphics resources, with 4 included tilesets and downed sprites included, on top of many new sprites. Ace also has the advantage of being compatible with all existing fan made RPG Maker VX resources right out of the box.
Export Your Game

So you've finished your project and you are ready for others to experience your unique RPG. Export your game to a portable EXE file that can be played on ANY Windows system. Share it with your friends, your family, or even the internet!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
    • Processor:Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:1024 x 768 pixels or higher desktop resolution
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Processor:Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
145 of 207 people (70%) found this review helpful
138 products in account
13 reviews
2.0 hrs on record
Best $1 I have ever spent.

Thank you Humble Bundle!
Posted: June 2nd, 2014
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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
96 products in account
5 reviews
68.3 hrs on record
♥♥♥♥ing RPGMAKER.
Where to start? Let me begin by saying a quote from the devs themselves...

"Simple enough for a child, powerful enough for a developer"

Seriously, that says it all. Its REALLY easy to use, and POWERFUL. Look at what i've done, my SECOND demo within 24 hours of total use time with this is a little decent. I even gained 15 subs already.
But im not here to brag, because i'm nowhere near the "holy ♥♥♥♥" subs.
This "game" allows you to create RPG games. However, if you know how to code, you can change EVERYTHING.
EVERY.
THING.
Everything, even if you can't code, is editable and you can even wipe away HEALING or DEATH entirely. You can break the game as much as you want!
Your game, your rules!
Want damage to heal, and heal to damage? SURE!
Want to have "WHERE THE HELL DO I GO" The entire game? SURE!
Want to make it to where NO COMBAT EVEN HAPPENS? THAT TOO!
I feel powerful when I use this, I finally get to put my little worlds into a viewable form.~
Seriously, if you don't have this, GET IT.
You should even buy this at full price, considering how much effort was put into this!

You can even draw things, write music, and all that, and throw them in! You have the power for EVERYTHING in RPGMAKER.
Plus, To The Moon, IB, and Mad Father were all made by the RPG MAKER series!!!!!
IB.
♥♥♥♥ING, IB.
Get it. Now. Throw your wallets at this. NOW.
Posted: June 10th, 2014
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
208 products in account
2 reviews
105.9 hrs on record
Much easier to use than I thought it would be. You can do just about anything you can think of.
If you're an artist, it's a great opportunity to share your work with others, or to give your own game a look unique to your style. You can change the art of conversation window pop-up to character busts, body pictures, or just faces. There aren't many face options already in the game(expressions, anyway). But you can always edit an existing picture with a new mouth/whatever you can think of.

There's so much I want to change for my lousy excuse for a game, but I'm terrible with digital art. T T;;

Anyway, I have no idea what else to say about this!

Except it's extremely customizable (characters/character art/monsters/sound effects/music,etc..)
REALLY easy for those who don't have any experience in game-making, or the likes. I didn't have a CLUE what I was doing when I began, but now it's almost second nature. Though I could make it better if I were a programmer. ^ ^'
Posted: March 16th, 2014
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
200 products in account
32 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
Kind of hard to get used to at first but once you read some manuals and take a look at some examples that are freely available online at Youtube and other sources you can pick this one up pretty easy. It's not for everyone though. It does do a good job however replicating that SNES 16 Bit experience. You can't create masterpieces like Chrono Trigger or Final Fantasy but you can come close to it. This one is more for a rainy day or a day where you have lots of free time on your hands because your going to need it.
Posted: June 28th, 2014
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
9 products in account
1 review
473.9 hrs on record
RPG Maker, a program so easy my mom could use it! And she thinks that a screenshot means sticking an injection needle into your monitor. The interface is simple dropdown lists, these lists basically do all the 'programming' for you. I don't even need to script much to make my game, but you can do so much more when/if you use scripts. The best part is you don't need to script at all. (I only use a persistant event positions script to be safe) The layout is simple as well, and it's not hard to find what you're looking for. Pretty much every bit of programming is boiled down to "point and click at this, type that in please, select okay and you're done" and fixing errors is easy as well since you can playtest right in the program itself. There's a little bit of a learning curve, but nowhere near as heavy as other tools I've tried, such as Game Maker. For the price you pay on the program (by the way, it's on sale this month at Humble indie Bundle) it's a powerful tool for making your games with.

It's lacking a few features though(I would love to be able to check if an actor's health is ABOVE a certain percent, I would love to have more weather effects too, and well I'm just nitpicky about certain things.) but to be honest if you want an easy way to make an old school RPG you can certainly use this software to get the job done. My only complaint is that the help document doesn't really explain how to do certain things with the program but there's tons of youtube videos and the steam community is usually pretty friendly. Would I give it a perfect rating? Probably not, but it's worth at least a 9.5/10 for the effort and the ease. Especially since you can sell your games and you own all the rights to the content and dlc you buy.
Posted: June 16th, 2014
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687 of 722 people (95%) found this review helpful
528 products in account
17 reviews
613.1 hrs on record
If you're a complete beginner at making games, this is a fantastic place to start. There are tooltips for practically everything to hold your hand with anything that isn't already straightforward enough.

On the other hand, if you already know programming you can try your hand at scripting completely custom game systems.

Lastly, you get a commercial license for everything which alone pays for the product if you ever intend to try to sell one of your creations or use the assets elsewhere.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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