RPG Maker VX Ace is the latest and greatest engine in the RPG Maker series, improving on every aspect of creating your very own epic adventure. The most powerful editor yet, Ace supports multiple tilesets, offers full control over autoshadow and has a very flexible features system.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,810 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 10, 2012

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"Make your personal world and story with robust tools. Even for the unambitious, exploring the engine and assets feels nostalgic to 16bit era RPG fans."

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September 16

RPG MAKER MIDWEEK MADNESS

With 10 new Steam DLC releases for RPG Maker, we decided to team up with several RPG Maker developers to offer you a gigantic Midweek Madness sale on all things RPG Maker.

Games, DLC, and even the Makers all discounted way way down.

Make sure to grab them at this great price while you can!

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June 20

RPG Maker; a Steam Daily Deal!

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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About This Software

Simple Enough for a Child. Powerful Enough for a Developer.

RPG Maker VX Ace is the latest and greatest engine in the RPG Maker series, improving on every aspect of creating your very own epic adventure. The most powerful editor yet, Ace supports multiple tilesets, offers full control over autoshadow and has a very flexible features system.

Ace gives you all the tools you need to make that game you’ve always dreamed of, including the following features:

• A powerful map editor to build your world.
• A database to track your characters, skill, equipment and more, all improved with the powerful new flexible Features system.
• New event options, including support for Ogg Theora video.
• An expansive set of default resources, including a built in character generator to create your own sprites and faces.

Key Features

Simple, Powerful Tools
RPG Maker VX Ace brings powerful new tools to the table to enhance your RPG-making potential. None of the previous engines can match Ace for flexibility, even for users with no coding knowledge. These features are powerful but also very easy to learn, with most accessed through a simple point and click interface.

Enhanced Default Graphics
RPG Maker VX Ace offers a large collection of new graphics, including 4 tilesets and the long-requested set of fallen character sprites. The engine is also compatible with all of the existing fan-made RPG Maker VX resources.

Export Your Game
Once you’re ready to show your project off, you can easily export your game into a portable EXE file that can be played on ANY Windows system. Share it with your friends, family or with the vibrant RPG Maker community on 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
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Cool software kit. Expect lots of hours to get stuff done. Expansions are very pricey.
Posted: October 11
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
61.8 hrs on record
RPG Maker Vx ace Is the best rpg maker for ever!

Even a 7 Year old child would Make A RPG with this
Easy Rpg maker tool.
Posted: October 11
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
かわいいねえ!
Posted: October 16
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
80.6 hrs on record
I bought this software for under $18 on a Steam sale.

I don't regret it one bit.
If you like playing video games, there's a pretty decent chance that you'll
really enjoy MAKING them.
Sure, it might be a bit confusing off the bat, but it's well worth it.
Posted: September 24
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
amazingly perfect creation game. Completely seamless.
Posted: September 26
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
237.8 hrs on record
so many ideas to make...
but to lazy to execute...
1000/10 (y)
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
458.6 hrs on record
yeah it's alright
Posted: October 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
It's easy to use
Buy it when it's on sale

8/10
Posted: September 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
I have been ware of this line of software for something like 10 years. Initially, I always kind of thought of it as a joke, but that had more to do with my own inscecurities than any short coming of the software. I knew HTML/CSS when I first played, with a little JS. Since then I have played and learned and used C/C++ as well as PHP and Programming (Arduino!) and various other languages from time to time... but during all that I had this little seed of an idea I had stewed on for years, a game that was always thought of as a 2d RPG... And well here I am back to the original software that planted that seed of an idea and I can easily say that if your vision is some sort of SNES style RPG you have found your software. Don't waste your time reinventing the wheel. You have found what you need.
Posted: October 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.7 hrs on record
its good for new comers, though some commands seem to be missing and some organizational skills may be required a little bit. Other than that its great, im having fun making my game, hopefully i finish it!!
Posted: October 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
Awesome! Loving it so far.
Posted: October 3
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Doesn't allow you to change the screen size as you want.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
"No Programming Required" and "Simple enough for a child"
Absolutely EVERYTHING about this product lies I can't program and guess what? I CANT MAKE A GAME BECAUSE I HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO PROGRAM. Jeez -_-
Posted: October 7
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
this blows i dont even know how to work this item (witch i did not even want) but my brother bought it and now im stuck with it that i can sell or refund the change back to my steam account someone help please
Posted: September 28
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26.3 hrs on record
Unlike most other 2D game engines... this one works.
Posted: September 25
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182.8 hrs on record
If you are considering to buy this, consider the following (+ and -):

+ a great allround package for any type of RPG game and (with scripts) even more
+ customizability with scripts is almost limitless
+ commercial games can be created without additional royalty payments
+ tons of high quality art and music included

- resolution max is 640x480 (can get higher by rescaling with scripts)
- map event trigger feature is there but broken (you can script around that though)
- at least 100 times slower flow than it should be with modern PCs (but still ok)
- when closing it often crashes so you need to force close steam before using again (created games are stable)

Anyway, even though it has its obvious issues, this is a brilliant package for game making. The community is huge, the available DLCs are beautiful, the scripts you can get for it (I advise you google "yanfly") can customize anything and the absolute best: I managed to learn to do just about everything in a matter of a week. Yes, seriously. If you really spend time with scripts and tutorials and try stuff out, you can master this piece of software in no time.

Unless you are now so pumped that you just HAVE to get it, you might want to buy it when it's 75% off though (since that happens often). Have fun!
Posted: September 25
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98.1 hrs on record
In my opinion, this thing is really expensive. However, the software is definantly worth it. You can pretty much make anything with it, and once you fully know how to use it, its really great software.
Posted: September 25
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139.0 hrs on record
This is an excellent tool for those who want to make their own games with a minimal of coding or artistic capability (myself absolutely included). It's necessary to undertake a few tutorials, starting with those listed on the Steam trading cards, but once you get through those you can have a simple game thrown together in as little as 15 minutes.

Unfortunately it doesn't export into other formats, and as such can only be played by downloading and then unzipping the file. This is my biggest disappointment, because I was looking forward to putting my games up on a platform like Kongregate. However, the power of the system more than makes up for this shortcoming, I feel.
Posted: September 25
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9.9 hrs on record
backgrounds 10/10-IGN
Posted: September 26
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35.8 hrs on record
You can make games to make fun of people.
Posted: September 26
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