Have you ever wanted to make your own role-playing game? If you answered “yes” to that question, then you either know about or should know about the RPG Maker game series (RPG Maker MV is the 2015 most advanced downloadable version), a long-running set of robust tools that have enabled thousands of gamers to create their own RPGs for decades. In fact, one of the 2018 hit indie games The Witch’s House MV was done in exactly this tool.
Download RPG Maker MV
To download RPG Maker MV click on the Download button below the review. You can obtain the program from Steam but there is also an option to download Windows trail from RPG Maker website.
And if you’re interested in creating your own games, you should also try another cool piece of software from Kadokawa Corporation – Pixel Game Maker MV.
RPG Maker MV Review
You might remember the game on the PlayStation 1 called RPG Maker. Well, this is the continuation of that series – except for with even more improved and powerful features than ever before.
In fact, you can port your work over to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, or even smartphones like iOS and Android.
Not only that but RPG Maker MV gives you a lot of customization options when it comes to construction your game’s battle mechanics and equipment system. From custom artwork to specialized sound effects and bespoke music, RPG Maker MV lets you add whatever you want to your creation and does so with seamless fidelity that gives even the simplest game a professional sheen.
Utilizing a largely drag and drop interface, newcomers will find the menus intuitive but overwhelming at the same time. There are so many options here that it is daunting for newbies but probably for people who have used RPG Maker before as well.
Where RPG Maker MV offers a compelling value is in its ability to incorporate user-made plugins so that you can add that extra touch to your RPG. Additionally, in-game options are just a toggle away and the library of assets that come with RPG Maker MV is pretty robust and comprehensive on its own.
There really isn’t any easier way to make a full-fledged RPG for your PC or touch device. And this is where RPG Maker MV has a special advantage over any competition – and probably should be at the top of any budding game maker’s list. The ease with which you can make a game with touch controls that is compatible with iOS, Android, or even Internet play via HTML5 is amazing.
RPG Maker has long made a name for itself by offering players a way to tell a compelling story and offer up some kind of lite combat experience. RPG Maker MV is the first time a “game” has felt like a commercial dev kit. Options galore combined with an almost unlimited number of ways to approach your game, RPG Maker MV is also perfect for getting into game development in a small way.
Young or old, there’s no better way to gain an appreciation for what the indies and big guys do than by trying it yourself. For those creatives among us, RPG Maker MV is a compelling value that should provide hours of fun and artistic outlet as well as serve as an educational guide to some of the realities of game creation.
- Amazingly powerful set of tools for creating your own RPG
- Incorporates user-made plugins to fill in the gaps in program functionality
- Tons of options for your RPG from artwork to sound effects, music, and battle systems
- Work is work
- If you’re not trying to make an RPG this “game” isn’t for you
- Making something legit will require you to spend a lot of time with the game - and most people just won’t do that