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Anyone here ever hear of a strategy turn based game called Warsong/Langrisser? Its similar to FireEmblem if you haven't... well anyways, I would like to work on a simple game similar to those, that style of gameplay, perhaps customize some things, nothing to expensive or extravagant. Apparently they don't have anything out that can make games with those graphics at all... I lied, I'm sure they do but I can't find it. Any help here? I suppose I should clarify a bit: In my free time I am looking for an easy project to do, not something that takes up a lot of time learning how to... I was interested in software that allows me to create it easily... thanks anywho

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game maker. It's fun.

You're being a little vague, though. You could also make such a game with just about any programming language you are likely to encounter. You could imitate the graphics with just about any graphics library.

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The graphics I enjoy are from what I believe was a 16-bit, probably worse, game for the Sega Genesis called Warsong. It is known as Langrisser in Japan...

Ok, so I need a graphics library and a scripting code... what would you recommend?

And I have hunted around on Gamemaker and can't find anything that is useful... but I'll look again, thanks!

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Try PyGame (free, you can get it at http://www.pygame.org) or BlitzMAX (requires $$$, http://www.blitzmax.com).

Both are really easy to use. PyGame runs on a Python wrapper around SDL whereas BlitzMAX is BASIC running in a custom IDE geared specifically for game development.

Turn-based strategy games are quite time consuming to make, so make sure you plan accordingly. If Warsong i's similar to Fire Emblem, you'll have to take stats, enemy unit types, weapons, equipment, environments, and a grid system into consideration.

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