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Aetherion is a roleplaying game created in one month for the 2011 RMN Summer Games Competition. The contest’s theme was Surrealism.


What is it about?

The world of Aetherion is a strange place where dreams and reality are closely intertwined. The world is periodically threatened by Raythe, bizarre otherworldly entities that prey upon humanity’s weaknesses and fears. To protect the world from the threat of Raythe, the ARC Institute was founded, to study and protect against the Aether, the mysterious realm from which Raythe originate.

Take on the role of Edan, a new initiate at the ARC Institute, as he learns the secrets of the Aether and takes up his mission to protect the world from the looming nightmares that threaten it.

Credits

Giving credit where it's due:

1. Rei-: for some awesome music!
2. heisenman: VX Tileset edits
3. Whitecat: Extra icons

Latest Blog

Dimensions of 2 or 3?

This is a question we've long been pondering, and we've done a prototyping on both sides of the spectrum.

I want to ditch RPG Maker because of resolution limitations more than anything else.
Krisanna (artist) wants to ditch it because she's not good at spriting; environments in particular.

So we started working in 3D, and we've gone through a lot of tests, iterations, and prototype games (BoutallesTogether, Death Wish, even Ginger) to make stronger and better tools and learn our limitations, capabilities, and tools.

After several iterations we came up a 3D model design we liked and built it so it animates well:






So why 3D for a hobby game? Because we don't want to keep it a hobby game. I'd like to Kickstart and eventually sell the project.

While I enjoy making games and can do it in my spare time for fun, for Krisanna this is work - and as such is mentally exhausting.

So we need to either making money on some of these projects or she has to get a part-time job to help deal with the medical bills and costs of finding a residence in the city we moved to for my job.

The best solution to us seemed to be to do a commercial project. An unpleasant decision for me.

Trying to Kickstart or sell an RPG Maker game just felt... childish? Inappropriate? But I've seen a lot of successful people using it - people who aren't making junk games (though there are plenty of those.) So maybe keeping it 2D and in RM is a possibility?

So the questions we're pondering and would like some input on:
1. Do you think RM is okay to use and go commercial with?
1. Should we go with 2D or 3D?
  • Completed
  • Anaryu
  • Krisanna
    Solitayre
  • Happy (Other)
  • RPG Maker VX
  • RPG
  • 08/25/2011 12:10 AM
  • 06/29/2023 06:12 PM
  • 08/31/2011
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Posts

Yep, feel free!

Do you need the project files or anything? (Or did I post those? I forget...)
Solitayre
Circumstance penalty for being the bard.
18257
You'll get plenty of warning when he's about to use his ultimate attack. Try to cancel it!

If you're still having trouble, try using a lot of spirit buffs on one character (Alaria is a good candidate, but anyone can do it) and see what happens!
is me or the maker of this game is kinda gone?
author=Solitayre
You'll get plenty of warning when he's about to use his ultimate attack. Try to cancel it!

If you're still having trouble, try using a lot of spirit buffs on one character (Alaria is a good candidate, but anyone can do it) and see what happens!


finished the game :)
Solitayre
Circumstance penalty for being the bard.
18257
author=orcaproductions
is me or the maker of this game is kinda gone?

The dynamic duo moved on to Unity a while ago, Anaryu still pops in now and again though.

I hope you enjoyed the game! I look back fondly on this one.
author=Solitayre
author=orcaproductions
is me or the maker of this game is kinda gone?
The dynamic duo moved on to Unity a while ago, Anaryu still pops in now and again though.

I hope you enjoyed the game! I look back fondly on this one.


who are the dynamic duo?

i can talk with anaryu
author=orcaproductions
author=Solitayre
author=orcaproductions
is me or the maker of this game is kinda gone?
The dynamic duo moved on to Unity a while ago, Anaryu still pops in now and again though.

I hope you enjoyed the game! I look back fondly on this one.
who are the dynamic duo?

i can talk with anaryu


Just too hard to make a game these days. : )
Get the itch every so often.
Sadly most downloads and stuff are dead on this site because my hosting went away long ago, we moved everything to itch.io though.