Kolmesarta: the World of Three Islands.
Held in balance by the Three Island Kingdoms.
Energized by the magical power of the Essence.
Looming in the shadows is a powerful force.
A force that could very well disrupt the
balance of Kolmesarta for good.
One group of knights will find themselves entangled
in a web of deceit, manipulation, and revelation.
Blood will be spilled.
Heroes will be forged.
Nobody can be trusted.
This is the first two-thirds of Kolmesarta, a sample game for RM VX Ace Lite. For those who don't know, Lite is a free version of VX Ace with a lengthy list of limitations:
Maximum Database Entries
- 10 Actors
- 10 Classes
- 126 Skills
- 16 Items
- 60 Weapons
- 60 Armors
- 30 Enemies
- 30 Troops
- 25 States
- 110 Animations
- 4 Tilesets
- 10 Common events
- There are no other database restrictions
- 20 Maps
- 10 Events per map
So I guess this game is like my "Encephalon" for VX Ace: an attempt to make something simple and fun, with limitations in both time and resources. I've spent about 30-40 hours on it, with another 10 hours or so to go. I have to finish a few cutscenes and implement a few other things.
I decided to release this now, in time for the VX Ace Lite competition, to display some workarounds and other ideas on how to work with Lite's limitations to get the most mileage possible. It's a fairly short game and will clock in at 2-2.5 hours when completed; right now, it's about 90 minutes long. The story and setting, while simple in nature due to the small scale of this game, borrow heavily from Carlsev Saga.
Lance: a young, up-and-coming member of the Pal Commanders: leaders of Palina's arm of crack Special Forces. He is studious and ambitious...but does not look the type. His ambition is being held in check by his inability to make decisions and handle awkward situations. He uses axes in combat; axe skills deal heavy damage and can stun or KO enemies. He also specializes in elemental magic.
Jillian: a Pal Commander and mentor of Lance. She works hard to mask her fiery spirit: the "inner dragon", as she calls it. This makes her a sort of double-edged sword: she can shift from calm to angry on a dime. She has struggled with this emotional issue for years and worries that it will resurface at an inopportune time. She fights with a bow, which (1) makes her attacks versatile due to an array of available arrows, and (2) gives her ample time to counter enemy physical attacks. However, her magic is mostly supportive in nature.
Rupert: another mentor of Lance. He's of the elite members of Palina's Special Forces. He is blunt but also consistent, calm, collected, and honest. As a colleague of Jillian, he has tried to help her control and harness her "inner dragon". He is a pure swordsman, boasting powerful elemental slashes that, when combined with Lance's elemental magic, form a two-headed damage-dealing monster. He also has an array of debuffs at his disposal.
Kolmesarta is a simple game. There are four major dungeons, each crawling with vermin, puzzles, and loot. Scour the world for special Augments that can be equipped to diversify a character's skill set! Use tonics to boost statistics to levels not attainable by mere leveling! Learn battle-altering skills by equipping new weapons! Spend TP on magic and MP on skills instead of the other way around! (I will be adjusting that system to make cure magic usable outside of battle.)Take a couple hours and enjoy this simple romp through Kolmesarta!
The current download features the first 2/3 of the game.