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In the old Island of Azulea, the natives were pushed away from the land they once held. The ones who conquered the land have settled and created a new civilization on the Island. Now that the King is near death, there are 2 groups that are fighting for the throne.

You can change your class once you beat the 1st boss. Before then, you can choose which starting class you want your characters to be, out of 6 of them (Fighter, White Mage, Black Mage, Red Mage, Thief, Monk). You gain ABP after a battle, so once you get enough ABP, the character can learn an ability from their class. There are 40 quests in the game to take.

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Paradise Blue's 10th Anniversary!

I missed the actual date, but it still has been 10 years since I released Paradise Blue!

Paradise Blue was an interesting project to work on, and possibly the biggest one I've had so far! I've thankful for all the nice reviews and comments and people who enjoyed the game.


This was a passion project made from back when I was still in university, and really enjoyed working on an old school style project. I was torn between making Azulea and this, and Paradise Blue ended up going from a small side project to the main project.

The game was initially based around FF1s Class selection system for 4 characters. Quickly, FF5s class based system was added. A fair amount of the project was making the battle system and class system work together, and a number of classes got added or removed depending on how I felt about it. Dragoon was a class I would have wanted, but I felt I didn't have enough to go with skill wise on that and the Jump command was such a pain to code that i removed it. If you go back a few blog posts in Paradise Blue, you'll see me talk about the things that I didn't get to add, and 2 "Final Classes" (Angel Knight and Phoenix Knight) were those 2. Having a party of only those 2 at the end felt less interesting to me than having them pick their own 4 classes, it's why I wasn't a fan of FF3's Ninja/Sage classes either.

Graphically, it started out directly from FF1 but I strayed from that when I saw MSX Final Fantasys graphics and started shading the classes a bit. Soon I stopped caring about color restraints and then decided to just go all out and revamp them in my style. As far as enemy designs, you can see from the start of the game to the end of the game how different the designs are. At first, it was just my own designs but I got TFT to help design a bunch of monsters and they ended up being a whole lot more creative and interesting so I based my later enemy sprites off of those.

Team member wise, I asked people if they wanted to be NPCs, and had some do different effects if you hire them. I also had Dajhail and Kaede make a few songs for me as well which I liked a lot! The song playing when you get the Ancangers with Amelia / Neil is Dajs song, and the main battle theme is Kaedes. I wanted to really have the Island sort of influence appear throughout the game.

There is the definitely inspiration/influence from Final Fantasy 1 and 5, but I also was a big Might and Magic VI fan and took ideas from it such as the hiring NPCs for an effect, killing enemies that don't respawn (they do in MM6, but only by certain triggers or after a long enough passing of time), sidequests and all. It was sort of like a mix of various games I liked, and I wish my writing back then was interesting enough to hold up.

I've had various ideas of different Paradise Blue remakes I've wanted to do. I still have it on my to do list, but I've been busy with other projects that it's actually lower priority. My friend Jihaus (who worked on Ruin Frontier 0) did class sketches for me so I made sprites for... most of them? I need to check again but here's a few!


My thoughts were: Either I could make Paradise Blue and change up stuff in the 2k3 version and then make an updated version or a sequel in VX Ace or MV. Paradise Blue is not a small game and I wouldn't want to keep it 100% the same so it would take a while to make. I figured I could focus on Cast Ashore first, then Fragments of Mind and then Paradise Blue, but it is definitely something I still want to make! I'm sorry I haven't been able to release a new Paradise Blue, but game making is still important to me and I do want to create new games and learn more!


Here, have an Amelia artwork!
  • Completed
  • Ocean
  • RPG Tsukuru 2003
  • RPG
  • 10/13/2007 10:33 PM
  • 10/02/2019 01:47 PM
  • 07/29/2009
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Oi, oi. I see. Well if you ever need help doing the story to a project similar to Paradise Blue, I'd be glad to help. =)
This game is really fun. Really cool. Very well done.
kentona
One of RMN's Top 10 Admins of all-time
20443
...and now it's featured. Congrats Ocean!
Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
13419
Excellent job. I remember playing one of the first demos and being impressed. +1 Download!
I knew it was either going to be Monopolo or Paradise Blue.

Good job Ocean, this game is just too sweet to be ignored. Now I must sink back into the eternal abyss! (In other words...going to play some more of this wonderful game)

Sorry for the plug. ^^
Fucking WELL deserved feature. This game is still keeping me busy... very very cool.
Ocean
Resident foodmonster
10287
:D

Thank you for the feature! Also, glad that people are having fun with it too!
Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
13419
This is pretty great so far. I feel that Skie is INCORRECT about the music - I like it a lot and while I'm not humming it it certainly isn't forgettable.
Ratty524
The 524 is for 524 Stone Crabs
12652
This game is awesome. I love the graphic style, and it doesn't really make me feel like I'm playing another RPG Maker game. Great job on this.
How come everytime i download a game it doesnt open and it give me an error???
Ocean
Resident foodmonster
10287
This is pretty great so far. I feel that Skie is INCORRECT about the music - I like it a lot and while I'm not humming it it certainly isn't forgettable.

That's nice to hear. I do agree with Skie a bit though, some of the songs are taken from the songs I made before I even started using RPG Maker, so they weren't made for this game in particular. But yes I still plan on making most of the soundtrack and trying to get them to fit and be memorable in the game. :3

Wow!This game is very fun! :D

Thanks, glad you're enjoying it!

This game is awesome. I love the graphic style, and it doesn't really make me feel like I'm playing another RPG Maker game. Great job on this.

I've gotten a comment like that before, and I'm very happy for it. What's amusing is that being said for what's basically an FF fangame, but it's nice to hear just the same!

How come everytime i download a game it doesnt open and it give me an error???

What is your error? This game should run without needing the program.
This game confuses me, Ocean!
I just started actually playing this game finally. Just defeated the first boss. (Lol, I just panicked and managed to beat her, even thought I had a White Mage, I just used potions to heal) Anyways, pretty good so far. I shall play some more later tonight. Love the graphics once again! ^^
Ocean
Resident foodmonster
10287
This game confuses me, Ocean!

How so? Is it story-wise or figuring it out gameplay-wise?
Brilliant game. Love the old-school FF-style class system. Btw, how did you make all the little icons for weapons and armor and such? There's a program for that right?
This game is awesome. I'm loving the class system and the numerous quests you can do. Keep up the great work, man!
Ocean
Resident foodmonster
10287
Thanks! I hope it goes well for my next project too!
Goodness! This game's battles are extremely difficult! D-: *open RM2k3 to cheat*