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 (1,856 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 10, 2012

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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
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
480.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
RPG Maker VX Ace is an incredibly powerful tool, not a game. While I found myself immersed for hours and hours creating and editing and editing and editing... this software is meant to create content. Even though is fun, people who lack creativity or try to go about it without a plan (story, settings, character development) might find themselves not enjoying this software as much.

Some lead you to believe that this game creating software is user-friendly and easy to understand, in actuality it is not. Users will find themselves constantly bashing their brains trying to do simple things, looking up tutorials and other means of help.

While still fun be prepared to be challenged. Be creative and have a story in mind. Also, might want to wait for a price drop in the steam store to get the best price as it can be a bit expensive.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
It's simple if you follow youtube tutorials and if you are creative and have enough will you could make something
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
It's wonderful but 60 dollars is just too much... 4/5
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
299.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
The software is great! Lots of tiles and objects you can select from. Also it gives you free things you can use to make your game such as music and game graphics. You dont have to be an artist to create a game, they have an easy charactar builder! If you want you can import your own art into the game but you dont have to. Also when they said no programing needed they were RIGHT! There easy click and drag gui lets you create charactars and there personalties. This software is easy to use and fun!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
43.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Even though i have so many good ideas, im too lazy to actually make 'em into a game. Even if it looks hard to use from the outside, after a day of playing around with it you learn the basics. If you know ruby scripting, you can make even greater things.

An absolute 9/10 (needs layers from the older version of this)







Hai
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
67.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This is a quality software. You can burn your games to a disc, and then play them on other Windows computers. This saddens me that this does not work on Macintosh.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
104.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
RPG Maker VX Ace. Awfully expensive, yes. But let me tell you all this. It is the most popular software that lets you make your own RPG games, whether it is to sell your game to the Steam Store (IF it allows it in certain conditions), OR its to show people what you have made on in in the Steam Workshop for free. Very pricey for a software so simple and powerful, BUT it is well worth the money spent! :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
This program is great. It's easy to use for beginers, but it also has advanced stuff if you're more experienced.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Pretty cool, it has a lot of options so you can really make a game you want.
A lot of sample maps, characters, items, spells, etc. so you don't really need to make.
There's a character generator if you really want to make one.
Gonna study ruby (programming language) so I can make even more things.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
75.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I decided to give this a go because I always wanted to make my own RPG, while it's much simpler than learning coding, I still had to get tutorials on how to make things work. I stopped working on the game I was developing (slightly based on Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest), but still want to finish it at some point, and this software made a majority of the work I performed easy to do. Once you have the basics down, you'll be flying through creating your own world. While some work can get tedious, it's greatly enjoyable, and some of the games that other users have developed is interesting. I recommend it for anyone looking to learn the basics of game design, or even if you just like writing and want to develop a world of your own to play in.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
It's simple yet complex. You can make the most fun, challenging of games with just a few clicks. It's not only easy to develop RPG games but fun too. The only downside to this software is the hefty price tag. I don't feel that RPG Maker VX Ace should cost £50, that's a lot. I think that if Enterbrain scaled the price down to £20 it'd get far more attention hence more copies sold. Other than that I really recommend this useful, easy-to-use software.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
70.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
One does not simply "Code"
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
820.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Sweet, simple, and easy-to-use. No scripting knowledge required, even if you do want to customize a few things, since you can usually just type "rpg maker vx ace script" into google and you can find hundreds of scripts made by other people. Allows for heaps of customization, including music, sprites, battlers, battlebacks, tilesets, faces/busts etc. You can make your own skills, but if you're like me and can't find the patience to make 100+ skills, you can use the program's presets, alter them, add to them, rename them etc.
Heaps of resources, but you can import more from DLC packs, or certain websites.

For advanced users, there's the script editor (if you have any idea how to make scripts using Ruby) and you can also learn parallax mapping which looks really snazzy but is also really fiddly.

I definitely reccomend this program, especially for those with no idea how to make games. It's so simple and easy, that I started off with no idea how to even come CLOSE to making a game, and now I'm halfway through one!

Best of all, I've found it to be pretty much bug free, so I can spend more time on making games than pulling my hair out!

Definitely a program to buy, though, considering it's price, you might want to wait for it to be on sale first - that way you can get RPG Maker AND some of the DLC packs to kickstart you up.

Have fun everyone!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Bought it to make an X rated anime game about collecting bodily fluids.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Really easy and fun to just play around with. But even better once you build up the courage to break the surface of what this game has to offer.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
ofc i give this game a like and a thumbs up before i used a pirated version to give it a try but i felt better buying it on steam since it doesnt work without steam open and has increased loading times AND DONT EVEN TRY TO OPEN THE LITTLE GEAR AT THE TOP IF YOUR INTERNET GOES OUT LORD JESUS HELP US ALL so yes a 88.8//8 >
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
the sexiest price tag of them all
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5 of 19 people (26%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I'm not an artist so I was hoping this would be a good way for me to create an RPG based on the book I'm writing. Part of what I was planning was based on the available DLC. When I bought it I realized quickly I was ripped off. That much money for a dozen or so tiles is absurd. Those packs should have hundreds of resources. I would not recommend this program to somebody who can't draw their own characters. The resources are pitiful, even with DLC and free content from other creators. If you have specific things in mind, it just won't work. If you can adapt and work with the the free resources, you may be okay. Just don't plan on doing any Egyptian, Arabian, etc. themes from the DLC because the paid content is a joke.
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3 of 26 people (12%) found this review helpful
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
IT SAYS RTP NOT INSTALLED HELP
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90.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
I love using Ace; I've even managed to learn a bit of coding thanks to my messing around in it. Though, truthfully I haven't actually used it to make an RPG yet (mostly just adventure style games) but that's more due to my own interests. My only major gripe is the Steam version tends to freeze a lot, but that might just be my computer.

There's actually a lot you can do with this, and even tons of free to use music and graphics for it online (along with the DLC, if you have the money for those as well) which really make it well worth the use. One suggestion I would make, though is to really read though and watch tons of toutrials and guides when starting out (and follow along, if possible) because even though Ace is toted as being simple some of the coolest things you can make with it are actually quite complex (especially when some scripts are involved)
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