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Runic Cipher is a long-time JRPG project that's been worked on for several years, on and off. Our goal with this is to bring back that nostalgic feel of the earlier Final Fantasy and Breath of Fire games, as well as having an in-depth and original story line filled with plot twists and with a more gritty edge than your typical RPG. A lot of the writing is inspired by the A Song of Ice and Fire and Malazan Book of the Fallen franchises. If you are a fan of either of them, you're going to enjoy the many surprises Runic Cipher have in stock.

The story follows a young rebel group by the name of EDGE, whose leader, Talon, vows to seek vengeance against the Hilgar Empire for their war crimes against his homeland, Calupa. Alongside Talon, he has the support of Rick, a scout who loves cracking up jokes, and Veronica, an engineer with the acquired knowledge of creating explosives. Throughout the course of their journey, they will meet dozens of other interesting characters, including a few they'd never imagine being on their side...or are they?

A few gameplay ideas Runic Cipher will introduce:
  • A battle system inspired by SNES-era Final Fantasy games with elements of their ability systems.
  • Dungeon design inspired by the early Lufia games.
  • Final Fantasy VI-style party selection system (i.e. setting up teams for a particular dungeon).

We will be releasing content in an episodic format, and hopefully have releases out in a timely basis. We are both perfectionists, so the chapters will be released when they're done. We're not rushing to meet deadlines.

Latest Blog

Experimenting with DynRPG Plugins

Just a minor update while going over the project:

I've finally started using DynRPG plugins on Runic Cipher, having been convinced of their improvements on gameplay quality. Thanks to PepsiOtaku for his excellent efforts to breathe new life into these games once again. For example, the battle sequences should go by a lot smoother, whereas that was not the case at all in the past. Little by little, we can correct some of these issues that were present all these years.

Of course, I want to avoid the mistake of decorating the game like a Christmas tree, so only stuff that's essential and makes the game feel more refreshing. I did try DynRPG out several years ago, but wasn't satisfied with the results enough to keep it, but now I am.

Also, I have sent out beta builds to my writer, my composer, and a few testers who responded. Meanwhile, I'm going to keep refining the maps of the largest city in the game, which will take some time, but now I'm back in action.

I'll keep everyone posted.

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Magi
Resident Terrapin
1028
This concept seems very
contrived but i will reserve my
final judgment until
i play the demo
tardis
is it too late for ironhide facepalm
285
W-what's happening with your info page text formatting?
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
21237
Hey I like the style of this game (but of course I would).
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
21237
I would like the style of this game.
Fair enough, I thought you meant something else.
Glad to see people are liking my game!
Despite
When the going gets tough, go fuck yourself.
1317
I saw this on rpg crisis, gonna download right now!
My altime FAVE. Final Fantasy III snes . This Runic Sipher Its a remake
i OF it OH man I am so ON it. THE CREDIT belongs to htose who Put these games together with its challenges and RELICS . I like a good Challenge to search out the needed ITEM or tool to over come thy
aponent . What do u MEAN ? Did u make this Allen Hunter.?
A good game is with haveing a veriotey OF relics Unique wepons that poses a unique purpouse some multiple. I spescialy Loved it when there is an item that can alow u to equip TWO swords .Now not all caracters can use this item ofcourse that is if there is a relic hiden somewhere in the game that will allow others to equip two (wep).REMAIN UNIQUE . Till next time FELAZ . R.I.P i mean R.P.G <( '-'<).
1 - Yes, I am the creator of this game.

2 - An item that allows you to equip two swords? I think you meant the Double Cut relic, which let's you attack twice with one weapon, not use a second weapon.

And, uh, till next time, dexterdome FELA. R.I.P.... errr, I mean R.P.G. (>'-')>
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
21237
Never ever?
Either that, or I will just mess around until I find that it's worthy of a next demo release.
This FFV fangame looks like FFV.
comment=34161
This FFV fangame looks like FFV.
Best comment on this page, ever.
Hmm... Looks very interesting... I have used RM2k3 a little bit. I have never started a real game. I have been using RMXP for a very long time.
I have pretty much mastered the commands of RMXP and I have even made a pathfinding system and a Custom Battle System purely out of events, switches, and variables... So in other words, I am quite good at working with events. However, switching from RMXP to RM2k3 to kelp you may be a problem, although the commands are somewhat similiar, It may present a problem or two. So I don't know...
Whenever I've stumbled across this game or looked at it's screenshots I've always thought.. I like the look of that brown-coat/hat chara.
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