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Gabriel Landry is on the brink of re-discovering the lost art of White Magic. By simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time, Gordon Tullet, a young; yet talented Alchemist, learns the dark secrets and dangers behind White Magic. Framed for a crime he did not commit, he sets out to bring sense to the obsessive Gabriel.

Although this is an honest effort, aiming to bring a complete RPG experience, the game uses mostly default systems, and is a relatively short and sweet fantasy JRPG. Set cliché to maximum setting! Full speed ahead, into that forest dungeon!


The current download is approximately 1 hour in length, which is the entire first chapter, and about 20% of the full game. If the font is not showing correctly, please install MS Echoes which is included in the game folder.

The demo may not be the longest one around, but since this is my first real release, I wanted to get a grasp on what I am doing right and wrong. The next demo, will be a more complete package. It will include a improved chapter one, and chapter two; which will be more focused on bringing a better experience, based on the feedback I have received. Thank you so much for reading/playing my game!

I’m really open to advice, and critique about everything, so don't be shy, I promise I won't ever take offence!


Primary Graphics - First Seed Material-------Monster Graphics - Spriters Resource
Facesets - Spriters Resource-------------------Music - Blue Laguna (Dark Cloud, Dark Chronicle and Rogue Galaxy)
Font - East--------------------------------------------EX Fonts - Ocean
Special Thanks - Miracle , NicoB and deboo

Latest Blog

Back in business.

Hey everyone… Huh? What do you mean, who are you? Don’t you guys remember me?

…Okay so I know I haven’t exactly been very active lately. I’ll come clean, White Magic has been quietly on hiatus for a little while now. You know how it goes: life, love, responsibilities, and all the crap that gets in the way of the important stuff - like making a game. However I’m here to tell you that White Magic is no longer on hiatus and is back in production. Since the official release of RPG Maker 2003 I’ve been chipping away at my old love.

I’ve also decided to re-release the demo, and this time just leave it up for good and let people actually PLAY it. It’s an improved version that’s been sitting on my computer for a long time now. The changes are minor: I addressed some issues, fixed bugs, added some small features and improved pieces of dialogue here and there, and updated it to the legal maker. The bulk of it remains the same though, so don’t be disappointed if you were hoping for a new experience. If you do come across any issues, please get in touch so I can fix them.

Anyway, I’d like to thank those 49 fake accounts I made subscribers for sticking with me through out the dry spell. You’re the best! Hopefully you’ll see more updates from me, as I do have more to show in the future that I’m keeping secret for now.

It’s good to be back!

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Played the entire first chapter -- which was around an hour in length. It's definitely an interesting little WIP with some quirky gameplay ideas. I might get around to doing a quick review for this game when I have some free time.

Also, there's a few editing issues to be fixed in Gordon's dream near the end of chapter.

author=kaetanea
i like dis game subbed
author=ahmed_great2005
Like it,subscribed.


Thanks you two.

author=CommodoreGroovy
Played the entire first chapter -- which was around an hour in length. It's definitely an interesting little WIP with some quirky gameplay ideas. I might get around to doing a quick review for this game when I have some free time.

Also, there's a few editing issues to be fixed in Gordon's dream near the end of chapter.


Thanks a lot for your comment. Really happy to see it’s as long as an hour too! Miracle sent me the most amazing PM, listing all the bugs he found, so I’ll be looking into them all. Cheers!
author=kaetanea
i like dis game subbed
^
wise and helpful counsel

also wow theres a download cool, i'll check it out
Oh hey time to check this out. I've always liked your reviews, let's see how the game is.
edchuy
You the practice of self-promotion
1624
LWG,

I gave the demo a try. It definitely looks promising so far, with some interesting ideas. The plot, while admittedly linear still left some intrigue, although character development could use some work (I realize that there's not much of a chance to do so in an hour-long demo). I found mapping to be solid and liked the fact you went with non-RTP music. I liked the whole idea of being notified of how many chests you have found and are findable in an area, actually finding them and getting a bonus for finding them all. Also, searching areas leading to finding items or at least interesting messages, which seems to be implemented less and less, nowadays. All those notifications about what to do next were helpful reminders, although the scrolling messages I sometimes found somewhat confusing. Your choice of non-random encounters with an enemies' sprite (with a couple of notifications, the ! is always shown while the text might not be appear onscreen depending on enemies' location) is interesting since it isn't that common in RM2k3 games. The fights I found, overall, to be relatively easy (barely had to use any items in the demo), while some of the messages displayed during an enemy's turn seemed to flash a bit too quickly for my taste or didn't give me a meaningful idea of what the enemy just did. I didn't find any game-breaking bugs and just a few grammar/spelling issues. For some reason, my font wasn't the same as the one in your screenshots and made it hard to read (I've had that issue with other RM2k3 games before!). Overall, I look forward to you continuing your development of this game. Subbed!


Erynden
Gamers don't die, they respawn.
1702
"The file chara05_r1 cannot be opened."
- This happens when I tried to enter the second town.
author=edchuy
Lots of words

Appreciate this comment muchly.

I always knew character development was going to be trouble, I’ve got some cool scenes planned between Gordon and Erika, as they obviously end up travelling together. I’ll look into some scenes and try to get some more standout personality in them. I had a scene planned in the first chapter where Gordon tries to get through Kraylin Wood at night, and ends up having a massive panic attack, and fighting enemies that aren’t even there, but I decided not to. I want to show he’s incapable of dealing with death and losing people, but I see it’s not working yet. =(

The speed of the skill messages isn’t anything I can change I‘m afraid, But I’ll rename them to “Attack Boost” etc, instead of “cryptic misleading skill name”. I’m not overly amazing at RPGs (even though I love them), so I sort of catered the battles to my amateur tastes. I deliberately made poison almost worthless, as I hate that prolonging status effect, especially in 2k3. I’ll give them some more testing, and make them hit a bit harder.

That scrolling message banner, was a experiment, it seemed good on paper. I agree with you it can be quite awkward, especially when your trying to read a treasure chest. I don’t know what I’ll do with that yet.


By the by, here’s the font. Install it, and you’re golden. More and more 2k3 games are using it, so it’s worth doing. Thanks again for taking the time to try the game, and leaving this comment. You’re a cool dude.

http://rpgmaker.net/media/content/users/1212/locker/MS_Echoes.fon

author=Jakester
"The file chara05_r1 cannot be opened."
- This happens when I tried to enter the second town.

That’s a weird one. I didn’t delete anything apart from some sound effects and music, so nothing should be missing. No one else has mentioned this yet, maybe it was a once time error? Oh well, using my incredible intellect, I have deduced that it is indeed this file that is missing. Whack that in your CharSet folder and continue playing if you fancy.

http://rpgmaker.net/media/content/users/1212/locker/chara05_r1.png

*probably not the correct file*
That scrolling message banner, was a experiment, it seemed good on paper. I agree with you it can be quite awkward, especially when your trying to read a treasure chest. I don’t know what I’ll do with that yet.


Yeah, the scrolling is a new idea, but new ideas aren't necessarily always good. I do have an idea on how to fix it. Instead of scrolling, try using different text transitional methods. You could have the text at the top be slowly revealed -- like if someone was writing the text down on paper. Then when the whole message is written/revealed, you wait for a few seconds and then start the next line of message the same exact way. This way it's much easier to read the text and it keeps the same uniqueness the old transition had.
edchuy
You the practice of self-promotion
1624
author=Little Wing Guy
author=edchuy
Lots of words
Appreciate this comment muchly ... You’re a cool dude.


You're welcome. I see you have taken the time to address some of my comments. I hope they serve you to rethink a few things and hopefully improve some of them for the next demo (it would be one chapter at a time, I figure, right?). Regarding the font issue, I probably have it again since I migrate to a new computer. Also, regarding the scrolling text, I forgot to mention it reminds me of what you get in some of the news channels on cable (information overload!).
Erynden
Gamers don't die, they respawn.
1702
I have no idea why I am still having this problem, or why am I the only one who has been experiencing it. I put the chara05_r1 into the CharSet folder but that didn't work. I also try deleted the game and extracting it all over but the problem still persisted. I don't know what I have done to make your game angry at me.
Eeeeeeeeeeeee, a game from LWG, yay!
Must download!
hey i haven't played much but i liked what i played. not as much as collision of villnoire but im sure this game is better, i just have weird tastes. anyway here are my indecipherable notes:
- good sense of rpg theatrics, interesting premises
- a million commas missing
- i think you may have daddy issues; this and collision of villnoire had young angsters with overbearing dads; but i kind of like that, like i'd rather play a game based on actual human experience rather than "gary stew" story about some superhuman teenage swordsman with great hair

when i play more i'll send more feedback, in the meantime best of luck lwg
Cheers for playing it, and commenting too. This game is generally a lot more light hearted than COV was, so maybe that's why? I agree with you though, COV would probably have been cooler than this, but I feel like this is the kind of game I need to make, at least for now. After this, hopefully I’ll learn a lot to stop being a moron, and I’ll be able to tackle another beast like COV.

And yeah, good spot! Me and my dad don't see eye to eye. I think I was the milkman’s. Thanks again mate.
I'm curios, all of this sprites is VX sprites, what converter do you use to make it compatible with 2k3?
author=EmperorAlan
I'm curios, all of this sprites is VX sprites, what converter do you use to make it compatible with 2k3?


Oh, I didn’t convert them. The website I got them from has those resources in both; 2k3 and VX style. See the credits section on the game page? Click on Primary Graphics, and that’ll take you to their website. All their resources are public domain. You’re welcome!
benos
My mind is full of fuck.
527
Can't find a way to defeat the plant monster

edit: done.

Well that was a very nice demo, Can't wait for full.
At the first part of the game, after coming out of the forest to enter the tow, an error popped up and I couldn't advance the game anymore :(
author=ivoryjones
At the first part of the game, after coming out of the forest to enter the tow, an error popped up and I couldn't advance the game anymore :(

=( You’re the second person to have the exact same problem. Was it the same error as Jakester? And do you definitely, definitely have the RTP installed? I don’t get how it can work for 90% of people, and not the others. Just before I uploaded it, I deleted some music, and sound effects that are played in areas that aren’t in the demo, and that was it. I didn’t delete or change any other files.

I honestly don’t know why this happens. You’d think being the creator of the game, I’d know something, but I don’t. Sorry!

author=benos
Well that was a very nice demo, Can't wait for full.

Thanks! At least you didn't have any problems.
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