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Announcement

The 2020 Misao winners have been announced! Exile's Journey wins two!

I'm sure many of you are well aware already, but for those who aren't, I'd like to announce with great pride that Exile's Journey has won two Misaos:

Not Dead Yet Award (Given to the best old game that was finally finished this year)
and
"Everlasting Journey" Award (The game that has the most content to offer)

My game also secured many other nominations. I've been following the Misaos for a long time, and from a young age. I first became aware of these annual awards after the 2005 winners were announced, when games like The Way, Laxius Power 3, and Pokemon: The Evil Inside featured prominently. As such, it's an honor for me to finally have a game of my own nominated and awarded various Misaos.

I recommend that everyone take a look at the link below. There were so many great contenders this year. All of the games featured below, winners or not, definitely deserve a play.

https://rpgmaker.net/misaos/2020/

Thank you to everyone for your continued support. It means a lot to me. I've been a bit quiet recently, but I am still working on my newest game, Memories From a Dream. Please subscribe if you haven't!

Miscellaneous

Misaos!

Misao nominations are underway!

For information on what the Misaos are, click here.

If you think Exile's Journey deserves a Misao, click the "Nominate" link up top, or click here. Don't forget to vote for all the other great releases this year that deserve an award, too!

Announcement

New game announcement, and my plans for the future!

Hello, all! Thank you for supporting and playing Exile's Journey. I plan to release one final patch soon so that I can focus all of my free time on my next project, which is titled Memories From a Dream! Click here to head to its game page for more information.

Memories From a Dream
is not a direct sequel to Exile's Journey, but takes place in the same universe, and will focus more on gameplay and exploration rather than dialogue and story. It will also be a bit shorter - I plan for it to take about ten hours to complete, but I have many features planned which will encourage multiple playthroughs. Although it's not a direct sequel, you may notice some references to Exile's Journey, and perhaps even see a few returning characters!

I am creating Memories in RPG Maker MV, which means I am allowed much greater flexibility than what was possible in RPG Maker 2003. To my surprise, I have been able to implement every single feature and system that I planned in the design document for Memories, which I worked on before I even touched RPG Maker MV.

All of the advice, suggestions, and criticisms I received after releasing Exile's Journey has been taken to heart. You will notice many gameplay improvements and fixes in Memories.

After I finish Memories From a Dream, which I hope will not take too long, I will begin work on a direct sequel to Exile's Journey. The sequel will feature Jespias as the main character. This sequel will chronicle his journey home, his search for a purpose in the world, and his growth as a person. I will be using the various systems I create for Memories From a Dream as an "engine" for the Jespias project which should help speed up development. For example, I will use the battle system from Memories as a foundation for the battle system for the Jespias project, and I will use the spells and classes from Memories when designing the Jespias project's characters.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Memories From a Dream

Announcement

Version 1.7 Patch (July 31st, 2020)

Hello, everyone. I hope you're all doing well. I've finally reached my goal of achieving Featured Game status on RMN! Thank you for all of your support. I'm hard at work on my next two games - one of which will be a direct sequel, and one of which will be a side-game. I am working on the side-game first, and I hope to release that as soon as possible. Stay tuned for updates on that - I am excited to unveil it.

I have uploaded a new patch.

To install the patch, simply paste the files into the Exile's Journey folder and overwrite.

NOTE: Each patch file contains EVERY change made since the game's initial release. If you missed a patch, don't fret! Installing the latest patch file will bring you up to speed.

PATCH NOTES

The Goblin Sword has been slightly buffed.
Fixed various tileset errors.
Upgrading an Icebrand sword no longer results in you getting an upgraded Thunderbrand sword.
It is no longer possible to cross the river south of Croespentre on the world map without using the bridge.
Landing behind Arwald from the air is no longer possible, to prevent players from losing access to their method of air travel.
Various typo and message box trail-off fixes.
Fixed an error related to upgrading a Demonic Staff prior to partying up with Morgana.
It no longer rains when it's not supposed to at the Towering Fortress of Taranis.

Miscellaneous

Version 1.5 Patch (May 18th, 2020)

Hello, all. I have uploaded a new patch. This patch only fixes one rare bug. If you've already acquired Adaem as a party member, feel free to skip this one. I have a feeling that most of the major bugs have been ironed out, and from now on the only fixes will be extremely rare ones like this.

To install the patch, simply paste the files into the Exile's Journey folder and overwrite.

NOTE: Each patch file contains EVERY change made since the game's initial release. If you missed a patch, don't fret! Installing the latest patch file will bring you up to speed.

In other news, the sequel to Exile's Journey is very much underway! I am excited to reveal it to you all soon. Also, Exile's Journey is now available on itch.io: https://moonphaseproductions.itch.io/exiles-journey

PATCH NOTES

Fixed an issue where the player could potentially skip the cutscene where you meet Adaem and have him added to your party.

Miscellaneous

Exile's Journey survey/poll!

Hey, everyone! I've created a short, four question poll for those who have beaten the game, which asks for your favorite characters/dungeons/act. A link is below. I'd appreciate it greatly if you'd check it out and submit some answers. This feedback is helping me as I continue to plan and work on my future games. :-)

https://forms.gle/HHsP9WANuRkYyYLh7

Link to responses: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9mDMgMapyJ3mQTtHfClMUHpX4XzhxI3l7MVA4FRios4GP1Q/viewanalytics

Game Design

Future games?

Hey, everyone!

I've been hard at work planning my next two games. The first will be more of a side-project that takes place in the same universe and will hopefully not take very long to make, although it is quite ambitious. I plan to post more information on that soon. The second will be a direct story-based sequel.

My question for you all is, what would you like to see in future games? What improvements would you like to see? Anything that should be changed and anything that should be kept? What worked and what didn't in Exile's Journey?

Feel free to post any thoughts you may have - I'd like my next games to take everything this one did and improve on it immensely!

I hope you are all doing well!

Announcement

Version 1.4 Patch (February 2nd, 2020)

Hello, all. I have uploaded a new patch. I highly recommend you install this if you've downloaded the game already. If you haven't, don't worry about installing the patch - the main download is fully up-to-date.

To install the patch, simply paste the files into the Exile's Journey folder and overwrite.

NOTE: Each patch file contains EVERY change made since the game's initial release. If you missed a patch, don't fret! Installing the latest patch file will bring you up to speed.

Thank you to everyone for your bug reports and support! Hopefully we can reach Featured Game status someday! :-) The game should feel more professional, bug-free and smooth than ever before now.

PATCH NOTES

Equipping elemental staves now grants you the ability to use tier 1 magic.
Tileset errors fixes.
Divine Judgement is now usable by Kniryk and Myrna.
Arctic Spell Book can now be used on Oreth and Mryna.
Removed the apparently clairvoyant NPCs in Colhaven; they now only appear after after the Arwald section is completed.
The tiny rocks on the world map in the ocean are now impassible.
The captain now leaves the castle shortly after you begin the Kraken side quest.
Dummy Kniryk sprite in the Styre Forest is now properly hidden.
Testing remnant that could be used to raise Myrna's level is now removed.
Duplicate Oreth and Mryna sprites should no longer appear in the Groeslon Abbey basement (I think - this bug has been pesky to fix).
Cutscene at the bottom of Mount Mynydd is no longer skippable.
Treasure chest in Tywyllmire Bog is not retrievable again. (This is a case of one fix leading to another thing becoming broken.) Also, the sequence break is no longer possible.
Bug that occurerd when leaving from a certain tile in the Shrouded Woods is now fixed.
Kniryk's dialogue no longer occurs when examining items in Croespentre during certain sections of the game. This should have been fixed already, but I somehow missed some.
Top floor staircase in the final dungeon is now fixed.
Sharks and mammoths no longer initiate battles when traveling by air. I actually removed them entirely during the final section. I hope this isn't too bothersome to anyone, but it would be extremely time consuming for me to fix otherwise.
Some soldier dialogue in the fortress near the end of the game has been updated.
After both boulders have been blown up in the Dwarvern Cavern, the minecart no longer appears to prevent bugs.
Safe Boots are no longer for sale anywhere, since they are essentially useless and overpriced versions of the Protective Boots.
The Temple of Light quest will now show as completed even if you finish it without ever technically "initiating" it.

Announcement

Version 1.3 Patch (January 13th, 2020)

Hello, all. I have uploaded a new patch. I highly recommend you install this if you've downloaded the game already. If you haven't, don't worry about installing the patch - the main download is fully up-to-date.

To install the patch, simply paste the files into the Exile's Journey folder and overwrite.

NOTE: Each patch file contains EVERY change made since the game's initial release. If you missed a patch, don't fret! Installing the latest patch file will bring you up to speed.

As usual, thank you to everyone for your support and bug reports, and special thank you to the Discord users!

VERSION 1.3

Strategy guide by Firefly84 is now included with the game.
The Empower skill now works properly.
Mana and HP regen are automatically removed outside of battle, and there's an added NPC who will warn you of this.
Upgrading equipped staffs/swords no longer results in retaining your original along with the upgraded version. In addition, if two characters have the same weapon equipped, it will ask which one you would like to upgrade.
Resting at inns and using save points now replenishes health/mana and restores status for every character in the game, and not just those in party. In addition, resting at inns will reset screen tint. The only exception to this is resting at Kniryk's home, which will not reset the screen tint.
There were a few enemies in the game that would only initiate a battle if you press the action keys - this is fixed.
You can no longer walk on the sky at the cathedral.
There are no longer two spells called "Sonatina of Souls" - one has been renamed, and its effect has been changed.
Cutscene with Elpin near the end of the game no longer repeats.
Typo fixes.
Tileset error fixes.
You can now go up the stairs in the Blood Cavern.
You can no longer go to the Shrine of Ifrit early.
Bugged boulders and treasure chest in the Enchanted Forest fixed.
Various enemy stats adjusted, especially in the late game.
Alacrity and Slow have been nerfed, and Morgana no longer learns these skills.
Bug that can possibly stop you from exiting from the western entrance at Forsaken Castle Arddlech has been fixed.
Possible exploit that allows you to bypass a puzzle in the Ice Cavern has been fixed.
You now longer lose agility at any point when leveling, but it does cap around level 50 for each character.

Announcement

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough by Firefly84 uploaded!

A guide has been added to the downloads page.

HUGE shout-out to Firefly84 for making this extremely detailed and thorough walkthrough! This guide will be included with future versions of the game. I may add to it or update it as needed, so for now, consider this version 1.0 of the guide.

Another patch will be coming out soon, probably this weekend (patch 1.3).

Thank you all for your support!
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