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"This world sits on the edge of an abyss. The moment you forget it's there, the moment you get comfortable - that's when you fall into its darkest depths."

On the world of Villnoire, a war between two races reaches breaking point. The story follows Lukas, an unfulfilled man living on the under populated island of Palmira. Lukas finds his life thrust into chaos when a series of lucky coincidences leads him to meet Vivian, a girl who isn’t quite what she seems. Driven by a senseless conflict and those who pursue him, Lukas is drawn into a battle he can no longer escape. He slowly learns he is not alone, and a shared common goal cannot only unite a team of unlikely friends - but unite a whole nation.


- Capturing the heart of a SNES RPG, explore through the blazing deserts, cold mountains, tranquil forests and dark caves of Villnoire in this 12 hour character driven adventure.
- Original assets such as character artwork and a completely original soundtrack spanning over 25 beautiful tracks.
- Collect various materials from slain enemies, and combine them to concoct rare Potions in the Alchemy Shop.
- Equip skills on each characters flexible and unique Ability Board. Equip different combinations of skills to unlock compound passives to further enhance each character.
- Store power in battle and unleash devastating abilities using the Overflow system.
- Collect each treasure chest throughout the locations in Villnoire to receive extra bonuses and rare equipment upon completion.
- Explore a classic world map by land and sea. Stumble upon plenty of hidden areas and secrets to collect.


Primary Graphics - First Seed Material
Original Soundtrack - Clayton Stroup
Original Facesets - Trevor McAleese
Original EX Font - Trevor McAleese

If the font is not showing correctly, please install MS Echoes which is included in the game folder

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Villnoire is Complete!

Yes, you read that right! Villnoire is complete! It’s not a joke, I wouldn't be that cruel.



Part of me doesn’t know what to write. I mean, just look at that date. 02/20/2008, unbelievable isn't it? The 16 year old Little Wing Guy that created this game page never thought this day would come, but what a journey this has been. An 11 year journey filled with two cancellations, two remake attempts, and buckets of disappointment for all the people subscribed to this game. Sorry about that, hopefully this release will make up for it. Granted, I haven’t been working on it for a full straight 11 years; around 3 years ago I picked this up from the bottom of the gutter, wiped away all the stains of vapourware and started again from scratch. This idea, this dream has stayed with me for all those 11 years though, and I can finally stamp those magic words “Completed” in all its green font glory. Excuse my language, but it feels fucking amazing.

I’ve poured my heart and soul into this game. Honestly, I have. This game isn’t perfect, but it is me through and through. I’m immensely proud of this game; I don’t think I personally could have made it any better. It deals with themes and ideas that are really close to home. My passion for this game, world and characters has stayed with me for these 11 years, and I hope it translates over to everyone who plays it. I want nothing more to gift this game to RMN and let the community enjoy it and of course get featured and earn Misaos. Villnoire has been such a huge part of my life, but I think for a long time I’m still going to be opening up RPG Maker, blanking staring at the database before it dawns on me that I don’t actually need to anymore.

A big part of why this game is completed is because of RMN. I have a huge thank you to say to so many members of this community, I wouldn't know where to start. People here have had faith in me, even when I didn’t have any in myself. People may think it’s silly, but Villnoire is one of my proudest achievements in life. This game is a symbol of not giving up (unless we’re talking about my social life because that went a loooong time ago lol).

Anyway, if you’re reading this and you’ve recently played Theia, but thought to yourself “I would much rather play a shorter, less epic mediocre version of this” then look no further, Villnoire is the perfect game for you! I sincerely hope you enjoy it. Anything you want to say, the good, the bad, the ugly - I’d love it hear it all in any format (unless it’s a 1 star review, can I kindly ask you not to upload that? Thanks).

Thank you so much for sticking with me, I couldn't have asked for more. Now it’s finally time to start a new project for the next 11 years playing more games on RMN and not constantly worry about my own game.

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I don't know if someone has already helped you, but as previously mentioned: Memorize how the statues at the beginning are positioned (or make a screenshot), then turn each statue in the forest until they're positioned like their counterparts at the beginning.
I cannot solve Lahan Forest. Pls can you help me?
Tanks
I can solve Lahan Forest. Pls can you help me?
Tanks
author=sagefall13
wonderful game! thank you for such a great experience

No, thank you for playing! It means the world to me.

author=Konradix
One last thing: I loved the Chrono Trigger-esque side quest, wished there was a little more... explained about the Lore? Though I get that you've kept it vague since that's not really the focus, and I liked it anyway

I have a deep dark confession to make - I have never played Chrono Trigger! I know, shame on me. Any likeness is entirely coincidental, I promise you.

That whole sidequest was the very last thing I put into the game, and originally in the planning stage didn't exist at all. I'd say it's a good mix of deliberate vagueness and also just wanting to release the game haha. I knew I wanted to have an optional dungeon but I didn't want it to be entirely disconnected from the story either.

Although...

I nearly did a quest where you put Kassie's spirit to rest instead, but decided that Zach already had enough character development, and I sort of liked that fact that his previous actions had a consequence he couldn't fix.


author=Raiem
I like how the dialogue flowed very well. And the characters had nice interactions, and had good character development. Emilia could have used some more focus in that, but what was given was nice. Art and gameplay was good, too.


Thank you so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. In some ways, making Emilia a mute was the best decision I made because otherwise my cut scenes would have gone on for even longer (if you can even believe that's possible). It did make character development for her tricky, especially as she joins in the latter portion of the game, but what can you do!

Also...

I'm afraid this is no answer to your question. To me, the fact that we never find out her name solidifies her tragic circumstances. Besides, Lukas and his family are entitled to some final peace and privacy!
Okay I finished it.
Just when I was starting to ship Zach and Lukas, the ending happened and. yeah.
Nevertheless, it was a very nice game. I like how the dialogue flowed very well. And the characters had nice interactions, and had good character development. Emilia could have used some more focus in that, but what was given was nice. Art and gameplay was good, too.
I was wondering what
does Lukas name his daughter.

I browse the forums every now and again, and comment very rarely, but I had to say that I've finished the game, it was a lovely time. Not too challenging (aside from the first trip through the forest on Palmira), but very charming and well paced.

Thanks for making it and if you end up making something else I'll definitely try it!

One last thing: I loved the Chrono Trigger-esque side quest, wished there was a little more... explained about the Lore? Though I get that you've kept it vague since that's not really the focus, and I liked it anyway.

One more last thing: I liked the way the bosses at the end of each section of the game almost acted as the end of an episode or something, so you can play it in chunks. or you can just binge it all
wonderful game! thank you for such a great experience
author=Little Wing Guy
author=BlueOctober
Finding the 9th (Last) treasure in Casanero is driving me crazy. I feel like I've looked everywhere...
Hey there, thanks so much for playing my game!

I'd say the hardest chest to find is the one in the Item Store:

If it's not that one, and you're still struggling let me know and we can go through them all. As a handy tip, every building in Casanero has a treasure chest (apart from the Church) and there's also one on the beach too.


Thank you. That's the one I was missing. Great game btw!
author=BlueOctober
Finding the 9th (Last) treasure in Casanero is driving me crazy. I feel like I've looked everywhere...


Hey there, thanks so much for playing my game!

I'd say the hardest chest to find is the one in the Item Store:

If it's not that one, and you're still struggling let me know and we can go through them all. As a handy tip, every building in Casanero has a treasure chest (apart from the Church) and there's also one on the beach too.
Finding the 9th (Last) treasure in Casanero is driving me crazy. I feel like I've looked everywhere...
Zach's Overflow ability is extremely useful against random mobs. Actually, it was the only reason I used him when I could choose from all party members.
author=Slowpokefan3
I finally beat the game! It's unpolished but a game full of heart and work put into it. I had a delightful time with it.


Thanks very much! I must admit, I am curious what parts you thought were unpolished? I know I can't eliminate everything, but I did my best to make it as polished as I could. Were there any bugs/spelling issues? I only ask so I can address anything specific for future releases.

author=zenbear
I do have a bit of a gripe with the gameplay though. I understand that you were going for a more simplistic experience and that doesn't bother me but the overflow mechanic was almost entirely unused during my entire playthrough. Most of the overflow abilities are pretty situational and there is nothing there that items can't do. Honestly you could get rid of the mechanic entirely and nothing would be lost.


What a lovely comment, thank you! I really appreciate you taking the time to reach out to me. I have to agree, Overflow did not reach it's full potential. I wanted to try and do a spin on Limit Breaks I hadn't seen before, but I also didn't want a "annihilate all enemies" button. Since Overflow only builds when the player uses abilities, it's supposed to promote the use of them instead spamming attack - but it didn't work in practice like I wanted.

I still think it has it's place in the game (at least enough for me to not go back and remove it) as Lukas and Reyson have pretty useful Overflows, but the rest of the cast ... Not so much haha. It won't be an idea I'll use again, so thanks for the honest feedback!
Hi just made this account after playing your game and just wanted to say I loved it. The story is good and the characters are very well thought out. It would have been so easy to make edgelord characters considering their history but no they felt very real and vulnerable. I won't spoil the story at all here but job well done and I teared up a bit.

I do have a bit of a gripe with the gameplay though. I understand that you were going for a more simplistic experience and that doesn't bother me but the overflow mechanic was almost entirely unused during my entire playthrough. Most of the overflow abilities are pretty situational and there is nothing there that items can't do. Honestly you could get rid of the mechanic entirely and nothing would be lost.

Keep up the good work loved it.
I finally beat the game! It's unpolished but a game full of heart and work put into it. I had a delightful time with it.
author=Slowpokefan3
How does overflow work? I can't seem to use the overflow abilities...

Hey, thanks for giving the game a try. There’s two requirements before you can use an Overflow ability. Firstly you need to actually equip the chosen characters Overflow ability on the Ablity Board (each one costs 5AP). Secondly you need to fill up the meter in battle by casting any four spells.

Once you’ve met those requirements, scroll down on the actual command menu past “Items” and so on, Overflow is its own menu choice - Overflow abilities are not in the regular skill menu.

I should mention that you need to wait until it’s unlocked as part of the story as well (towards the end of the second dungeon).
How does overflow work? I can't seem to use the overflow abilities...
Darn, I was afraid someone would point out eventually that I practically reached the level cap (for Lukas and Vivian) already in the first dungeon. :P

I would be honored if my list would get its own tab on the game's site, so go ahead and use it, by all means. :)

It wouldn't hurt, though, to quickly check if the list is really complete. While I was thorough, I remember seeing a "Flexible Badge" in the game's database; either I didn't find it or it didn't make its way into the game. So when it comes to missing items on my list, I'll gladly pass the baton to the developer. :D
author=Dyhalto
Maxed out in the second dungeon!

The best part about this is that the second dungeon has only a few human enemies that don't ever respawn. It's more likely he maxed out in the first dungeon!

author=Darken
https://rpgmaker.net/forums/topics/785/stumbled on this, good ol times

16 year old Little Wing Guy is pure cringe. It's kind of cool to look back at this to see all the remnants of the old game and what remained versus what didn't. Names have changed, and some unnecessarily stupid plot points (A GIANT METEOR LIKE SPLIT VILLNOIRE CONVENIENTLY IN TWO OKAY) have been removed but the core concept and focus on characters is actually the same.

author=KyleLascar
For anyone interested, here's a (hopefully) complete list of treasures that can be found in the game.


This is kind of amazing, thank you so much! I can only admire such a huge dedication to my game (should be expected from someone who level capped in practically the first dungeon). I never thought anyone would be interested in writing a guide or delving so deep into the game. With your permission I will probably add this as a tab on the game page for any completionists out there. I have no problem with things like this being spoiled, it's more story stuff I want to keep under wraps.

author=Dyhalto
Looks like someone should write a Walkthrough, like how Firefly84 did one for Lakria Legends :D


I would never ever put anyone off writing a proper walkthrough (in fact I would love it) however I do have to agree with KyleLascar. The game is fairly linear and the objectives that pop up mostly act as the games internal walkthrough. I'd say that dungeons in Villnoire all have gimmicks rather than actual puzzles. It's something to keep the A to B feeling fresh. You could argue that the final dungeon does have a full blown puzzle, but I don't think it's anything too taxing.

That being said, I am now on my fifth PM (and counting) of someone completely stuck in Lahan Forest and needing help. Who knew that statue turning was going to be this games peak of difficulty!
Villnoire isn't in need of a full walkthrough - even the final dungeon is manageable with a little bit of trial and error -, but I thought someone might deem the hidden items locations useful, although the game is fairly generous in handing out alchemy materials, so missing these hidden items doesn't really hurt the player.
Looks like someone should write a Walkthrough, like how Firefly84 did one for Lakria Legends :D
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