Selling games made with RPG Maker
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:23 AM
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 07:43 AM
I have played around with RPG Maker in the past, and I must say that this game creation system is outdated. True some folks will buy old style RPGs, but as a whole the market for this, is over saturated with so-so games.
If you want to try sell games made this way, I would suggest having a demo with one heck of a story to it.
If you wisht to try your hand at creating 2D RPGs with out paying $$ for it, here is a free 2D MMORPG maker to get a feel for it http://mmorpgmaker.org (( I have used this as well ))
Edited by Shippou, 30 August 2012 - 07:52 AM.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:09 AM
Why are you assuming it would be embarrassing to publish a game made with RPG maker? I think this falls under the second category from my list of 4 reasons you aren't a successful indie developer: "You think it matters that you're using 'real' languages and 'real' tools". Assuming the OP made a good quality game using RPG Maker, and was able to distribute it in a sensible way that didn't bother the end-user with weird install issues or the like, there's absolutely no reason the game couldn't be successful and popular -- as long as it doesn't affect their game play, players simply don't care how a game was made, as shown by Paul's example of a successful game made with RPG Maker.
Don't you will embarrass yourself
Your advice to check the licence was a good idea -- but from a quick look it seems there's absolutely no reason you can't sell an RPG Maker game, assuming you don't do anything silly like importing copyrighted graphics from another game.
While we're listing possible alternatives, you could also consider Scirra's Construct 2.
Edited by jbadams, 02 September 2012 - 12:10 AM.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:20 AM
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:31 AM
From the wiki about To The Moon that was posted above, it sounds like there has been some success with using RPG Maker in the past, if done right. So I wouldn't be too discouraged about the outlook of this type of game.