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Centuria is in active development once again as of August 17, 2019 and is being worked on in RPG Maker MV.

A game that is inspired by the early Dragon Warrior and Final Fantasy titles on the Nintendo Entertainment System. 7th Saga, Ogre Battle, Shining Force, and Suikoden are also slight inspirations. Graphically, if there had been a Nintendo console between the NES and SNES, this would capture how it probably would have looked. While the game plays like an 8-bit RPG, I take a few liberties with the graphics that definitely exceed what the NES could do, but don't quite manage to reach what would have been acceptable on the SNES.

Players assume the role of the Chosen One, a brave warrior has been asleep for centuries and is reawakened whenever the gods feel that a hero is needed. The gods feel that there is something amiss, so it is time for the Chosen One to leap into action once again.

Features of the game include:

  • A deceptively linear adventure that encourages exploring and backtracking to find hidden goodies.
  • 100+ obtainable characters, including several RMN members as guests. See the game's blog if you want to be included as well!
  • 30+ different character classes and over 150 abilities for players to mix and match. No two players will play with the same parties.
  • 15-20 hours of gameplay (or so I hope).
  • Original graphics by yours truly (my first attempt at all original graphics, be gentle).
  • A soundtrack comprised of tracks purchased in resource packs, or downloaded from royalty-free websites. All tracks in the game are delightfully 8-bit sounding.


Latest Blog

Want to be a playable character in Centuria?

Hey folks! So, with my plan to include the range of 100 recruitable characters in Centuria, I decided that it might be fun if I reached out to RMN to see if anyone would like to have themselves, or a character of their own design, show up as a recruitable party member.

Being a retro 8-bit styled game (though with a few liberties taken here and there), characters are small and simple looking in appearance, so just about anyone who is interested could probably do the sprite themselves as well - though this part is not required.

So, what will I need?

NAME: Self-explanatory, character name. For the sake of consistency and immersion in the game world, I'd ask that names be legible (not a string of letters that form nothing, with my username being a good example of this) and contain no numbers. If your name on RMN is Freddy837, just go with Freddy. Or, hey, invent a character from scratch and give them their own name.

GENDER: This really requires no explanation. If you wish to sprite the character yourself, there are two templates below. Make sure that the sprite does not exceed 16x16 in any frame.

CLASS: Characters in Centuria have a wide range of classes, and you're encouraged to pick one for your character. You can find the classes in the game here: https://rpgmaker.net/games/3498/classlist/

ALIGNMENT: Very good, good, neutral, evil, or very evil. This decides how receptive they are towards the player. A good aligned player can recruit many good characters while an evil player will attract evil characters. Neutral characters can swing either way.

PERSONALITY: This can be as brief as you want, just tell me how they act. Are they LOUD? Are they sarcastic or snarky? Serious and stoic? Bland and robotic? Cheerful and hyper? All up to you, and this will just determine how I write their dialogue when they're encountered. Note that, after characters join, they will probably never utter another word of dialogue in the game. NPCs outside of the party do all of the talking in this game, and even the main character is a generic mute (like the Chrono series protagonists).

Templates are below. You're free to make the sprite yourself if you wish, but it's not mandatory. If you'd like, you can just give me their name, gender, class, and alignment and I will take care of the sprite. If you do not wish to sprite the character, just give me an idea of what they might look like otherwise I'll just make a random appearance for them based on the class you've decided upon.


Male Template


Female Template

Posts

UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
5332
I'll check the script out when I have time. I can't do any work on Centuria for another week and a half because I'm very busy.
Hesufo
I am pretty interested in hooking up sometime. Screw me.
1109
I just started playing this game and it's awesome. It's been tons of fun playing it until now; the grinding isn't too bad since battles are pretty fast. I really liked how you balanced the battle mechanics although leveling up is a great deal (you gain like 5 DEF per level with the mage-class! o.O).

However, I encountered a bug with the "Shieldwall1" skill. I'm at the first boss fight, and I tried to cast it on the hero with the Paladin consierge, and my hero sometimes "Evades" the spell. It can also "MISS", and it's pretty frustrating when it happens. Perhaps you put the "Shieldwall1" spell's property as "Physical Attack", and you have to change it to "Certain Hit".

EDIT: I saw you were looking for testers and I would very much like to be a tester for this game. :D

EDIT: I just double-checked the status window and the Noisy Bell actually reduces Threat Gen.
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
5332
I could add you as a tester, definitely.

Regarding things missing that shouldn't... I'm still too used to how 2000/2003 work since I was using them for going on twelve years. If there's more to setting the success rate to 100% in order to prevent evades/misses then I'll check that out when I have time.
I'm really impressed by this game. I play every vxace game that comes out and this one is easily making my top 3 so far. I really like just how polished it is.
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
5332
author=Diedrupo
I'm really impressed by this game. I play every vxace game that comes out and this one is easily making my top 3 so far. I really like just how polished it is.


Glad to hear! I hope to improve it more over time and, eventually, I aim to have custom music as well.

I'll also make a lot of sprites and tiles based roughly on what I'm already using if I can stop being so lazy.
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
5332
So I just started working on this again now that I have time. I've changed several overworld tiles into originals rather than rips. I've also attempted to fix the choppiness/lag that some people on older systems experience on the world map.

If anyone on older systems would like to test the game to see if I've fixed the previous issues, let me know.
Hesufo
I am pretty interested in hooking up sometime. Screw me.
1109
I'm interested in testing Centuria if you're still looking for testers.

I really loved playing through the game and would do it again if I had to. So, why not being a tester and be morally obligated to play this again ·w·
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
5332
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind! I haven't worked on the game in a while because I've been worrying about technical issues involving how the world map is set up. If I ever get things straightened out, I'll give you a holler.

I can probably resolve the issue by 100% planning the EXACT and FINAL look of the world map right now. If I can work up the motivation to do that (since I hate mapping things out long before I use them), then I'll be able to work out the issues. We'll see!

EDIT: I'll add you to the testers regardless!
Adon237
if i had an allowance, i would give it to rmn
1743
I am really wondering how much progress you have made since last demo?
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
5332
Haven't put any "real" work into the game in months, but the current game itself is 2-3 areas/regions longer than the demo. Still working on fixing overworld lag. I have a solution, but I have to map out the entire world first. For that, I need to plan things a little more.
i think i've only ever enjoyed 3 rpgmaker games, one of them was Laxius Power 3, the other was this one game(i cant remember the name) but it was real fun, and big, with a sloppy map job, and the third was NONE OTHER THAN FINAL FANTASY BLACKMOON from the one and only! UPRC!! but i dont plan to touch another rpgmaker game for a while, unless it looks REAL INTERESTING.. oh yea i just wanted to say if this game is being made by UPRC, i'm already thinking it's gonna be a big one.. :D
How's this game coming along? As I said a couple months ago, I would be happy to be a tester if you still need one.
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
5332
Very slowly! I haven't touched VX Ace in about two or three weeks. I'm busy with other things, but I'll work on Centuria when I have the motivation to do so.
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
5332
My main VX Ace game is Shattered Wings now, you can find it on my profile. ;)
A shame about the cancellation as this game was in my top 3 most looking forward to RM games.
I will mourn the demise of Centuria... but Shattered Wings is a worthy successor.
Too bad it's cancelled. I want to make a retro game myself in RMVX ACE. Have any pointers for doing it?
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
5332
Sure! Terribly basic colour palettes, eardrum destroying music tracks, overly simplistic gameplay, and insanely watered down dialogue.