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A moment of silence for a hero, a friend, JKB.

  • TFT
  • 01/17/2011 01:28 AM
  • 10313 views
-Prosperity. Rockstar in the making-

I would like to take a moment to remember promising human beings. Specifically JKB, an all star hero in the rpgmaker community from the era of "05". I remember cruising the screen shot topic and always seeing JKB dropping a "bomb" with his slick looking video games.

JKB was well known for posting various videos of "Mystic Lands" which was highly anticipated and desired by many-many-MANY Rpgmaker people in the community. He was a pretty cool dude. Back then you sort of have this fond respect for certain individuals who like to push the envelope when it comes to actual game design. As Mog would put it he "bridged da gap". JKB produced many ideas used in Rpgmaker that was not directly used for creating an RPG. Back in the day there was sort of a clique group of people who sort of made it their business to push RM2k3 to show people you can essentially, create any kind of video game with hard work and dedication. It is sort of staggering to me that there were people like this in "05" and now, just browsing RMN you can see what Rpgmaker has evolved to.
-Mystic Lands-


The RPG that could have been...
-Migal Shinoyu-

A platformer??? What a delight...
-JKB Squadron-

Just shmupin' around in RM2k3.

What a collection of beautiful screen shots!
-Fallout-

A tired hero, his final resting place, JKB now spends his time working on some kind of Mega Man fangame. I am sure after the stress of spending years creating art he just finally let his creativity expire. A loss of respect? Perhaps, but only a little. When you go from Mystic Lands to Mega Man flash, you can understand why. JKB started off using RM and evolved to other programs like Flash. Sadly, it is being used for evil. Still, the few that remember him, keep him in your prayers, your charsets close, because this guy sure inspired a lot of people before the infinite flow of garbage.

How..uninspiring..

I thought about linking more screen shots, videos, progress, etc, but please, visit our old friend through these urls instead!
http://www.jkbgames.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/jkbproductions


<Raquel_Applegate> Salute.

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tardis
is it too late for ironhide facepalm
285
you... you can't click the games link on jkbgames.com
TFT
WHOA wow wow. two tails? that is a sexy idea...
368
it is resting. too exhausted to "exist"

ps. it is kind of weird, you need to leave your cursor on gams until a drop down appears.
Ciel
an aristocrat of rpgmaker culture
243
jkb was cool

the most striking part of this blog is how, yeah, there used to be people doing crazy and imaginative things in rm, and now you just see 'blockland' or 'retro' games or scifi games set in the year 8000 with a story about galactic warfare but inevitably use rtp. (?????) not sure what the fxuck happened between then and now but it sure is depressing
TFT
WHOA wow wow. two tails? that is a sexy idea...
368
it's really mind blowing. i feel bad for all these people who missed out on all these cool pieces of work in their prime. the topics, the comments, it was just, a totally different world.

art is dead. long live anime.
Man, I miss the Mystic Lands videos. I was pretty damn pissed when he decided to just sort of give up and make a fangame.

Mystic Lands was one of the few RM games that I really wanted to play.
I just found a topic about him on a brazilian forum.

Many people called him "best maker in history", despite not ever releasing a single decent full game. Sad standards.

Btw, stop using completely unrelated subjects to promote your game. Sad standards.
author=calunio
despite not ever releasing a single decent full game. Sad standards.


This is 99.99% of the entire community btw
Yes, I guess the community likes things they can praise without playing. And I'm not being sarcastic.
Idk these are all mockups... sad but true
High praise of vaporware... sounds accurate
TFT
WHOA wow wow. two tails? that is a sexy idea...
368
author=calunio
I just found a topic about him on a brazilian forum.

Many people called him "best maker in history", despite not ever releasing a single decent full game. Sad standards.

Btw, stop using completely unrelated subjects to promote your game. Sad standards.

you sound jealous. i understand how you would be. must be rough.
author=calunio
Yes, I guess the community likes things they can praise without playing. And I'm not being sarcastic.
Magi
Resident Terrapin
1028
author=calunio
Yes, I guess the community likes things they can praise without playing. And I'm not being sarcastic.

nobody really plays games, games play us.....
TFT
WHOA wow wow. two tails? that is a sexy idea...
368
Btw, stop using completely unrelated subjects to promote your game. Sad standards.

i honestly can't even address this seriously. i don't think you can possibly be this stupid, so i'm going to assume you're kidding.
Ciel
an aristocrat of rpgmaker culture
243
author=calunio
Yes, I guess the community likes things they can praise without playing. And I'm not being sarcastic.


better to be working on a cool inspiring imaginative concept that excites people than to release stupid low quality garbage that nobody really cares about despite it being playable
Not to mention that RM communities in general are focused more on the development aspect of games, rather than the playing of completed ones.
*salutes for JKB*
I remember his awesome stuff :c
Ciel
an aristocrat of rpgmaker culture
243


sad standards...
It's a real bloomin' pity his ninja game was never finished, I really liked that game. And I wish he still continued on his Mystic Lands, I was always watching his videos of that, til' he took them down, I was displeased when he did that. D:
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