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One hundred years after the events of Final Fantasy Blackmoon Prophecy, the world of Gaia has recovered from the conflict with Emperor Belmont, Malacore, and Zeul which saw a group of adventurers, today known as the Light Warriors, save the world from certain doom.

The rebuilt Lindblum Kingdom stands proudly as the world's fastest growing economical and military force. With the fierce backing of Esperkind behind the kingdom, it appeared that nothing would disrupt the immense prosperity that Lindblum was experiencing until Esperkind suddenly turned against Lindblum. The game follows the adventures of a young Augurer (specially trained anti-Esper monster summoner) named Zephyr Highwind who is forced to abandon his simple lifestyle of looking after Winter, a white chocobo which belonged to his deceased sister Ezra. With new friends aiding him, Zephyr seeks to put an end to the rising hostilities between Lindblum and the Espers, led by Ramuh, before the conflict engulfs the entire globe.


Blackmoon Prophecy II features twelve main characters, five optional characters, and two guest characters. Expected playtime should be in the range of 40+ hours.

Check out Blackmoon Prophecy across the internet for lots of progress updates and screenshots not shown on RMN (in order to prevent spamming the front page/everyone's notices).





Latest Blog

Straw Poll Regarding World Map Performance

I need to determine what is going on here with the game's world map, and the specifications for VX Ace clearly do state that the minimum processor power required is 2.0 GHz. I know that one person who is experiencing constant issues with the world map has 1.8 GHz. We need to remember that computers are machines, they will work within whatever constraints they are designed to work within. 1.8 is still below the required 2.0, so it could be one of the leading factors here. I run 4.0 and have zero issues with the world map, and I know that most players aren't having any of these world map issues. It's a minority, and I really want to gather some data from people experiencing issues to figure out what the root cause is.

I do know that removing parallel process events from the world map fixes these issues, but that removes vital functionality from the game and allows weird things to occur (such as Winter being able to enter towns). If I recall correctly, I remember reading once that VX Ace handles parallel process events differently from, say, RPG Maker 2003 (which would explain why the world maps in the first Blackmoon Prophecy ran fine even with several events running).

Anyway, I threw together this little Straw Poll just to start somewhere, anywhere. The reason for these black screens and such needs to be figured out so that the small minority of players who suffer from them can maybe download a fix/work-around whenever I'm pretty confident that I know what's going on. All I'm able to rule out is that the events themselves on the world map are sound since many people experience no issues with them. Anyway, here's the poll. Please take the time to vote, as it should help me figure out what I can do to try and resolve this black screen issue.

Poll Link: http://www.strawpoll.me/14712875

If you unsure how to check how much GHz your processor is, right click Computer on your desktop, go to properties, and check under the system header for your processor speed.
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  • UPRC
  • thomasstoutXXV (Live Testing)
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  • RPG Maker VX Ace
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  • 11/05/2013 03:32 PM
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  • 12/23/2017
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So, will their be actual demos for this game, instead of just updating the gamepage with images and blogs?
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Most likely, but I don't expect there to be anything of the sort until sometime next year.
Hooray for new adventure in the Merged World!
Also, I think I'm the third subsriber, kupo. ^o^
(Please make moogles more dominant in the world, kupo.)
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author=Noel_Kreiss
Hooray for new adventure in the Merged World!
Also, I think I'm the third subsriber, kupo. ^o^
(Please make moogles more dominant in the world, kupo.)


There's a moogle named Montblanc who will be a recurring NPC. :p
author=UPRC
There's a moogle named Montblanc who will be a recurring NPC. :p
Sounds Mogtastic, kupo!

On a side note, you have adorable avatar right now.


Dat target completion date. You think you'll get it done so fast? And it'll be better than any nowadays official FF title?
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I wish I could answer any one of those questions! We'll have to see how it all goes. For the next day or two, all I want to do is just tinker with the battles to make them look decent enough. So far so good.

Also added a page of battle test videos. Just one so far, but they'll gradually improve over time.
InfectionFiles
the world ends in whatever my makerscore currently is
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Hell yeah man! Awesome to see a sequel. Best of wishes to the project!
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author=Celes_Cole
Yes this is ultra sexy. Makes me want a Blackmoon Prophecy II lawl
Dream on. :D
Oh, and I'll sprite if you still need a spriter, but what sprite style are you looking for exactly? I can do the, you know, typical FF1-5 sprites (and tilesets). And of course I can rip stuff and put stuff together. Here is an example:

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/Essence6464/Aeriusu_zps23e8d91b.png
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/Essence6464/FFE_zps417611c8.png
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/Essence6464/derp_zps9dd6704a.png
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/Essence6464/courtyard_zpsd06a9083.png
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/Essence6464/Castle2_zps353d5880.png

And of course I can do FF5 styled tiles, too. I might be able to do battle sprites

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/Essence6464/Ura-final_zps24a03292.png
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/Essence6464/Solo-Final_zps13230206.png
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/Essence6464/Luft-Final_zps0bb789a6.png
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/Essence6464/Brand-Final_zps5aef3897.png

But, yeah. Sorry for spamming you with those lol. I just wanted to show I can actually do stuff for you. All that is pretty old, too (except for the middle-eastern screenshot, that's a secret thing.)
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Those are all quite nice! Unfortunately, I'm going with a full on FF6 graphical style, so the chibi look wouldn't really work here. If you think that there is anything else you could do, I'd surely welcome the help!
I wish I could forget I saw this until it is completed, the anticipation is going to kill me :3
Blackmoon Profecy is a great game!
Cant wait for a new one!
Thanks!
author=UPRC
Those are all quite nice! Unfortunately, I'm going with a full on FF6 graphical style, so the chibi look wouldn't really work here. If you think that there is anything else you could do, I'd surely welcome the help!


Oh, well that's alright. I don't know why I find the FF6 sprite style so hard. I'd so use it if I could. But, uh... if you need monsters or something

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ttlayyg2bs3t93u/FF%20Monsters.zip

Just a collection of original/frakensprited monsters. Some are eh, but others are great, especially the... that one game that was really bad for the iOS. Yeah that one.

Everything looks awesome so far, though!
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Ah, some of those are definitely really nice! Are those yours, or are they ones that you've collected?
Some of them are ones I collected but some of them are edited by the spriter I had in Essence. I'm pretty bad at monster designs XD
Holy shit, a sequel! I had no idea you had any plans to do a sequel. I thought you were working on Shattered Wings and Centuria the last time I checked.

Anyways, I’ll give this a sub. I haven’t played the original yet but wouldn’t mind doing that sometime in the future, especially when this gets finished. Best of luck!
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Oh, Centuria's been canned for a while now. Shattered Wings is still going, but I figured that I'd go ahead with my plans for this game since it would probably garner more feedback than Shattered Wings. So far that's proving to be correct. :p
I wonder why the "Weekly Agenda" redirect to RMN's main page.
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Because it's just for me. ;)

Easy place to store information and things I need to work on since I view this page quite frequently. It doesn't say much right now, but it will later. I also have it on RMN rather than my computer because, this way, eventual testers will be able to read it and chime in on what I'm trying to do each week. The page overall serves as my weekly "goals" for the game, things I press myself to accomplish by the end of every Saturday.

Speaking of which!
author=UPRC
Because it's just for me. ;)

Easy place to store information and things I need to work on since I view this page quite frequently. It doesn't say much right now, but it will later. I also have it on RMN rather than my computer because, this way, eventual testers will be able to read it and chime in on what I'm trying to do each week. The page overall serves as my weekly "goals" for the game, things I press myself to accomplish by the end of every Saturday.

Speaking of which!
Ah, thanks for the clarification. I didn't really think about that.