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Hey! This is my first completed project for rpgmaker2003, it's a short non-linear exploration game. Even though it is non-linear, it does have an ending. The point of the game is about figuring what's going on. It's an exploration, but most of the discoveries will be about what happened to the protagonist. The aesthetic is based on old gameboy RPG's, this includes graphics, music and writting style. It's a short game. It really shouldn't take anyone more than an hour from start to finish.

Most of the graphics and music were made by me, but there are some exeptions. Some tiles (flower tiles, all water tiles, dirt, walls) are from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, and others (seats, bookshelves) are from Pokemon Red. Not_home_anymore is similar in parts to a song from Digimon World 3, and Alone might be entirely plagarized from somewhere, though I cannot recall from where (If anyone knows, please leave a comment). All sound effects are from Link's Awakening, except the stair climbing sound which is from A Link to the Past. They were all taken from HelpTheWretched's website (http://noproblo.dayjo.org/ZeldaSounds/ ).

As far as difficulty goes, there are no fights, there is no way to lose, except to get stuck, of course. I would recommend the old strategy of talking to every NPC in case you do get stuck, though. I made a point of always making the NPC that gave the hint before the flower they hinted at. I Hope you enjoy playing it as much as I enjoyed making it!

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Oh my. This is amazing and unexpected and awesome. Thank you for featuring me! I hope this makes even more people play my game!
  • Completed
  • Rastek
  • RPG Tsukuru 2003
  • RPG
  • 09/03/2011 05:37 PM
  • 06/08/2016 01:20 AM
  • 09/04/2011
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I really enjoyed this game. The style and the music fit the story very well and create a unique atmosphere which really sucked me in. Short, but really recommendable!
Hey Rastek, just wanted to let you know real quick in case you didn't already, Chris Lepine of The Artful Gamer has written a piece on Wither on that blog.
I already read it, he sent me an e-mail. He says my game is "by design or by accident, far more artistic than any game that advertises itself as such." !!!
This looks really interesting, downloading
Hmmmmm...haven't given this shot, yet, but I suppose I may give it a go on Monday, since I wanted to take a break and play a RM game besides my own. Hopefully 'tis is good! I love the monochrome looking graphics! Oh, and GJ for getting FEATURED GAME OF THE MONTH! ^^
I talked to a friend who owns a cool gaming blog, he played the game and said he'll probably write a piece about it next week. I'll let you know.
hey again Rastek, i won't get around to reformatting my review for RMN submission until tomorrow (i hate bbcode almost as much as i hate the wordpress post editor right not lol), so until then here's my Wither review at meridian dance, a bit dicey and i've still no idea what i wrote but i hope you enjoy, cheers http://meridiandance.org/?p=2913
(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
"i've still no idea what i wrote", that seems definitely a possibility, I hope there's no offense, it's just seeing how you like to get carried away by words!
mellytan wrote a prank review.
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When I visit this page my antivirus blocks a threat. STAY AWAY!!
Is your antivirus NOD32? In my experience it sometimes has panic attacks over nothing.
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avast! Antivirus. It's my sister's PC. Could be nothing but it could be something in a pop-up.

There's so many reviews for this game, it's a bit surprising.
There's so many reviews for this game, it's a bit surprising.

I'm not surprised.

I have a feeling this game will be big(ger).
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What's so surprising is the speed at which it's growing. Clearly deserved.
I'm still not buying the 700+ downloads in a day thing. I'm sure it's like, a bug in the dl counter or something.
It's not a bug. That's what happens when people start talking about your game.
Hm i Wonder if i can pul somethi goff here/
I think i get it but i'm not sure.
Hell yes.