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Karuna and Aurelie were friends. Then Aurelie went off and found the infernal armor of Ellicide and became the Evil Overlord Darkloft. Karuna is the only one who can stop her. But Karuna loves Aurelie, even now.

Luxaren Allure is a medium-sized RPG (12-20 hours) that follows Karuna and her allies as they explore the isles of Luxaren and confront a former friend who now wants nothing but destruction. This is a yuri (lesbian romance) game with an all female playable cast.

Also included are:

  • Title Screen Art, Face Portraits and Illustrations by M-3-1 (http://m-3-1.deviantart.com/)
  • Side View CTB Battles, with animated heroes and (semi)animated enemies!
  • New tilesets and battlers, made just for this game!
  • No random encounters. All enemies are visible on screen, and each triggers a different enemy party.
  • No RTP needed! Most resources are custom, and everything's included with the download.
  • A simple crafting system.
  • A short, character driven story that plays with the standard RPG formula.


Characters:


Karuna has been training with the School of the Unwavering Blade for years, and is considered the best choice for defeating the evil of Darkloft. She's serious, strong-headed, and confident, but her reasons for choosing to be a hero might not exactly be selfless...


Chisa is Karuna's self-proclaimed squire. She's timid but very strong, if a little naive. Her loyalty to Karuna is unquestionable.


A mage from the Naga clan, and one of the few of her kind that does not view humans with suspicion. Carefree and laid-back, she quickly finds herself fascinated with Karuna's quest and even more fascinated with Karuna's squire.


The great-granddaughter of the paladin hero Estes, Lynette is a well-balanced warrior from Rezael who has trained for years to master both the physical and magical arts to make up for the fact that she didn't inherit her family's holy magic powers.


Now known as Overlord Darkloft, the evil one who has placed the isles of Luxaren in dire peril. Karuna has so many questions for her. What will happen when they finally meet again?

Scripts used:
  • Yanfly's Ace Core Engine, Message, Menu, Equipment and Battle systems!
  • Kread-EX's Animated Battlers!
  • Fomar0153's Compatible Customisable ATB/Stamina Based Battle System!
  • Coelocanth's Item Crafting system!
  • NeonBlack's No AutoShadows


And a special thanks to Red Nova, LockeZ, Crystalgate, Archeia_Nessiah, GreatRedSpirit, and everyone else in the Rpgmaker.net forums for their fantastic suggestions, advice, and general help!

Latest Blog

Happy Luxaversary!

It's the fourth anniversary of Luxaren Allure being complete! (and wow, like nearly 6 years since I started the project!)

Before I continue further, I just wanted to share some really awesome stuff, like this super cute artwork I got from ebeth recently! So adorable!!!



And as anyone who's been following the comments is no doubt aware, Error recently completed this really incredible fanfiction about Merel's continued research after the events of the game, and if you haven't checked it out, I urge you to do so, because it's really well written and enjoyable! :D

If you'll indulge me, I'd like to ramble a little about Luxaren Allure and future plans for games. I replayed LA recently this year, and I'm still pretty darn happy with how it turned out! My favorite part is probably the Hotenshin Contest of Love, as what started as a silly idea also happened to wring out a lot of funny character moments and some drama and just a lot of fun.

While I still get a lot of great comments both here and on Luxaren's itch.io page, I still felt like maybe I went a bit overboard with the density of RPG battles in the game, not to mention the game has a very slow pace, as I prioritized exploring around the isles over really investing players with a deep plot right away.

At the same time, I kinda like that more relaxed pace, but I can see how it didn't gel with some players and I could have done more to hook people right away. And it means people who primarily wanted yuri content had to power through all the exploring and battling just to get to content they wanted. Some even cheated to get there (which is fine, you do what makes you happy :DDD). Makes me think I could have done better, though.

As you probably know, I've been working on Weird and Unfortunate during the years since LA's release, but I've been longing to do more projects like Luxaren, with fantasy settings and cute lesbian relationships. During RMN's Rainbow of Positivity event, I got that chance, and released a demo of Date Knights, a short RPG with a focus on a Holy Knight and Dark Knight who used to date and meet again for a mission years later.



I really need to go back and flesh this demo out into a full game, but if you haven't checked it out, please feel free to give it a play and let me know what you think ^_^

And there's also the matter of what I work on next after Weird and Unfortunate. It'll probably be a remake of Lilies of Vanigale (a game I almost finished in RPG Maker XP over like ten years ago) or I'll work on Eye of Uzola (a game I started in RPG Maker 2000 as a teenager).

What sort of game would you like to see from me in the future? :DDD While I can't say it'll absolutely influence what I make next, I am curious XD


The Lilies Cast, as drawn by Sooz!


Okay, that's enough rambling and reminiscing from me! Time to get back to work on RPG making! Hopefully I can finish Weird and Unfortunate early in 2020 and get to make even more games! A huge thanks to everyone who's following me and cheering me on! Seriously, it means a lot to me!
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author=unity
author=DaviAndradeBR
ola, sou brasileiro e gostaria de te parabenizar pelo bom jogo, mas estou tento um pequeno problema, toda vez que eu salvo o jogo ele da um erro e fecha
Thank you very much! I'm very sorry, but I don't speak Portuguese, so I just ran your words through a translator.

Your game crashes after saving? That's awful, I'm very sorry! That's not a problem I've heard of before. Did it always do that even when you first saved?


yes, that happens whenever I save the game, and sometimes when I try to load, and now something new has happened, after I used the ability to drain hp into area she took damage and died and the game closed again, and it just happened in the last dungeon
unity
You're magical to me.
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author=DaviAndradeBR
author=unity
author=DaviAndradeBR
ola, sou brasileiro e gostaria de te parabenizar pelo bom jogo, mas estou tento um pequeno problema, toda vez que eu salvo o jogo ele da um erro e fecha
Thank you very much! I'm very sorry, but I don't speak Portuguese, so I just ran your words through a translator.

Your game crashes after saving? That's awful, I'm very sorry! That's not a problem I've heard of before. Did it always do that even when you first saved?
yes, that happens whenever I save the game, and sometimes when I try to load, and now something new has happened, after I used the ability to drain hp into area she took damage and died and the game closed again, and it just happened in the last dungeon


I am very sorry. I'm not sure how this is happening. I added a script that fixed a lot of the in-battle crashing, but I've never heard of save or load crashing.

I'll see if I can find anything, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to do anything about that. Sorry again that you have been having these troubles.
author=unity
author=DaviAndradeBR
author=unity
author=DaviAndradeBR
ola, sou brasileiro e gostaria de te parabenizar pelo bom jogo, mas estou tento um pequeno problema, toda vez que eu salvo o jogo ele da um erro e fecha
Thank you very much! I'm very sorry, but I don't speak Portuguese, so I just ran your words through a translator.

Your game crashes after saving? That's awful, I'm very sorry! That's not a problem I've heard of before. Did it always do that even when you first saved?
yes, that happens whenever I save the game, and sometimes when I try to load, and now something new has happened, after I used the ability to drain hp into area she took damage and died and the game closed again, and it just happened in the last dungeon
I am very sorry. I'm not sure how this is happening. I added a script that fixed a lot of the in-battle crashing, but I've never heard of save or load crashing.

I'll see if I can find anything, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to do anything about that. Sorry again that you have been having these troubles.


Well, I liked the game but as it is unfortunately closing after I use a skill I don't know if that can happen again with other spells, unfortunately I will give up the game, but it is very interesting, a shame I will not end up being in the end
author=DaviAndradeBR
author=unity
author=DaviAndradeBR
author=unity
author=DaviAndradeBR
ola, sou brasileiro e gostaria de te parabenizar pelo bom jogo, mas estou tento um pequeno problema, toda vez que eu salvo o jogo ele da um erro e fecha
Thank you very much! I'm very sorry, but I don't speak Portuguese, so I just ran your words through a translator.

Your game crashes after saving? That's awful, I'm very sorry! That's not a problem I've heard of before. Did it always do that even when you first saved?
yes, that happens whenever I save the game, and sometimes when I try to load, and now something new has happened, after I used the ability to drain hp into area she took damage and died and the game closed again, and it just happened in the last dungeon
I am very sorry. I'm not sure how this is happening. I added a script that fixed a lot of the in-battle crashing, but I've never heard of save or load crashing.

I'll see if I can find anything, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to do anything about that. Sorry again that you have been having these troubles.
Well, I liked the game but as it is unfortunately closing after I use a skill I don't know if that can happen again with other spells, unfortunately I will give up the game, but it is very interesting, a shame I will not end up being in the end


Hmm... Random idea... Try some compatibility settings?

What skill are you trying to use? Maybe we can give you a strategy that avoids that skill?
unity
You're magical to me.
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author=DaviAndradeBR
author=unity
author=DaviAndradeBR
author=unity
author=DaviAndradeBR
ola, sou brasileiro e gostaria de te parabenizar pelo bom jogo, mas estou tento um pequeno problema, toda vez que eu salvo o jogo ele da um erro e fecha
Thank you very much! I'm very sorry, but I don't speak Portuguese, so I just ran your words through a translator.

Your game crashes after saving? That's awful, I'm very sorry! That's not a problem I've heard of before. Did it always do that even when you first saved?
yes, that happens whenever I save the game, and sometimes when I try to load, and now something new has happened, after I used the ability to drain hp into area she took damage and died and the game closed again, and it just happened in the last dungeon
I am very sorry. I'm not sure how this is happening. I added a script that fixed a lot of the in-battle crashing, but I've never heard of save or load crashing.

I'll see if I can find anything, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to do anything about that. Sorry again that you have been having these troubles.
Well, I liked the game but as it is unfortunately closing after I use a skill I don't know if that can happen again with other spells, unfortunately I will give up the game, but it is very interesting, a shame I will not end up being in the end


I'm very sorry. Thank you for playing it so far.
Yes, I reported that bug too a while ago, Chisa's HP drain skills cause a crash when they target enemies that absorb physical damage (like the Force Ghost), this type of behaviour is not handled well by the engine when it comes to HP drain skills and causes the crash. (technically, the effect should be reversed, and Chisa should take the damage instead of healing, but the engine doesn't like it, for some reason.)

I think a potential fix would be to change those enemies to immune instead of absorbing the physical element.
For the time being, you should just refrain from using the hp drain skill against those enemies like the Force Ghost.
unity
You're magical to me.
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author=Clangeddin
Yes, I reported that bug too a while ago, Chisa's HP drain skills cause a crash when they target enemies that absorb physical damage (like the Force Ghost), this type of behaviour is not handled well by the engine when it comes to HP drain skills and causes the crash. (technically, the effect should be reversed, and Chisa should take the damage instead of healing, but the engine doesn't like it, for some reason.)

I think a potential fix would be to change those enemies to immune instead of absorbing the physical element.
For the time being, you should just refrain from using the hp drain skill against those enemies like the Force Ghost.


That's something I can fix, at least. Not sure why I didn't do it earlier.

Okay, updated the download. Force Absorber is now "Force Ignorer" and just takes 1% damage from physical attacks instead of absorbing them.
I managed to finish the game.

* There are useful facilities scattered throughout non-town areas, which saves the player the trouble of returning to town.
* Late-game, the player can alchemize items that recover HP or MP after a battle, which is a good way to make the final dungeon's length more manageable.
* The game uses some kind of ATB/CTB, but there's no way to see the turn order or ATB bars. While the game is still beatable, it did cause me to take unnecessary precautions during boss battles because I can't be sure if Chisa will get her turn soon enough.
* Late game, I had a hard time accumulating medicinal powder, even with the accessory that boosts drop rates. Fortunately, the party's late-game healing abilities are powerful enough to save on items.
* I personally wish the final party consisted of all five characters. Lynette's not a nice person, but she does fill the role of debuffing the enemy and no one else seems to have water skills. Plus, I think if she fights alongside Aurelie for an entire dungeon, that could lead to some interesting character development.
* After the credits, Lynette claims I still owe her, which implies I missed something. Was there some secret sidequest for her? I already beat the three headed sea creature, so that can't be it.
* Why exactly did Darkloft want to overrun the world with demons? She seems to have some kind of darwinist mindset and I'm guessing she believes the demons deserve to conquer the world because they're stronger than humans and nagas. Plus, gaining the demons' power means she'll be at the top of the food chain.
* When Darkloft is defeated, you can see that she has blonde hair despite not possessing Aurelie. My guess is that she's related to Aurelie's family, who all have the Infernal element. Maybe Darkloft is the reason why Aurelie's mother warns her to use her powers for good.
Marrend
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I've a sub-thought on at least one of those points.


[When Darkloft is defeated, you can see that she has blonde hair despite not possessing Aurelie. My guess is that she's related to Aurelie's family, who all have the Infernal element. Maybe Darkloft is the reason why Aurelie's mother warns her to use her powers for good.]

Like, okay, it's been a while since I've played this game, and it's certainly not fresh in my head. However, I was under the impression that Aurelie fell under Darloft's influence due to her own feelings of inadequacy/insecurity? Like, the Infernal/Damned abilities that Aurelie had in-game were somehow inherited from the time Darkloft inhabited her body? As if her mind was infused with the knowledge/ability to use them, even if she probably can't call forth the "big guns" that Darkloft would be able to. I also don't recall any mention of Aurelie's family, but, again, my memory could merely be faulty here.

Though, to play a bit of devil's advocate to my own point, I also vaguely remember a thought-bubble from Karuna that Aurelie was, if not the best student, but, among the best students of the Unwavering Blade. Still, I didn't get the impression that she took Pride (a capital "P" to reference to the deadly sin) in that, or in herself. She still considered herself a weak person, despite her abilities. Hence, the infernal voice whispering in her ear that it could grant her power beyond imagining tempted her beyond her limits, and, well, yeah. Game happened.

unity
You're magical to me.
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Thanks for the feedback and comments! :DDD I'll respond to non spoiler stuff first and put the rest under a hide-tag!

author=Bugfragged
The game uses some kind of ATB/CTB, but there's no way to see the turn order or ATB bars. While the game is still beatable, it did cause me to take unnecessary precautions during boss battles because I can't be sure if Chisa will get her turn soon enough.

Yeah, it's CTB. I couldn't get the graphical thing that showed turn order to work, which yeah, really does hamper your ability to tell when characters get their turn. In hindsight, an ATB set to Wait would probably have been more useful than what I did, and I may do that for future games.

author=Bugfragged
Late game, I had a hard time accumulating medicinal powder, even with the accessory that boosts drop rates. Fortunately, the party's late-game healing abilities are powerful enough to save on items.

Hmmm yeah that's an oversight on my part. I'll fix that at some point soon. Thank you!

Spoiler Stuff below :D


"* I personally wish the final party consisted of all five characters. Lynette's not a nice person, but she does fill the role of debuffing the enemy and no one else seems to have water skills. Plus, I think if she fights alongside Aurelie for an entire dungeon, that could lead to some interesting character development."

Yeah, that certainly would have been better. I set up the game early on to have a max party size of four and ended up hamstringing myself later with that limitation.

"* After the credits, Lynette claims I still owe her, which implies I missed something. Was there some secret sidequest for her? I already beat the three headed sea creature, so that can't be it."

Nah, that was more aimed at me or the story overall. I've been meaning to do a spinoff game for ages to flesh out Lynette and give her a satisfying conclusion to her character but I haven't gotten around to it yet >.>;;

"* Why exactly did Darkloft want to overrun the world with demons? She seems to have some kind of darwinist mindset and I'm guessing she believes the demons deserve to conquer the world because they're stronger than humans and nagas. Plus, gaining the demons' power means she'll be at the top of the food chain."

Pretty much. Darloft herself isn't a very complex character. She's basically just really power-hungry and willing to do anything to get that power. Having demons take over the world is fine by her as long as she gets the power and authority to do whatever she wants and squash anyone who doesn't bow down to her. Her actual sanity over why she wants this has possibly degraded over the many years.

"* When Darkloft is defeated, you can see that she has blonde hair despite not possessing Aurelie. My guess is that she's related to Aurelie's family, who all have the Infernal element. Maybe Darkloft is the reason why Aurelie's mother warns her to use her powers for good."

Yeah, I wanted to hint that Aurelie might be distantly related to Darkloft, and that those who wield the Infernal powers can be corrupted by them, or they can learn to control that power like Aurelie learns to do.


And, referencing stuff Marrend said:

Yes, this factors into a lot of it. Karuna and Lady Yvian can see Aurelie's potential, but many of the other students do not, and Aurelie's inability to quickly grasp new concepts that the other students seem to pick up easily just feeds into her lack of self-esteem. While the infernal powers dwelling within were the biggest part of how easily Aurelie was possessed, her own insecurity certainly made the process easier for Darkloft to control her.
author=unity
I'm very sorry. Thank you for playing it so far.


I may have a fix for your crashes.
Examining your gobj log I was able to make some small changes that stopped to error from returning.
The whole issue with the game crashing is probably because of too many memory leaks. Over time they could crash at random.

In the animated battlers script line 743 - take out the :: in front of Sprite.new
This stopped the animation errors.
sprite = Sprite.new(viewport)


For the save game error, I found some code by Mithran that fixes it.
class Scene_File  

def terminate
super
@savefile_windows.each {|window| window.dispose }
@savefile_viewport.dispose # dispose viewport LAST
end
end
unity
You're magical to me.
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author=Roninator2
author=unity
I'm very sorry. Thank you for playing it so far.
I may have a fix for your crashes.
Examining your gobj log I was able to make some small changes that stopped to error from returning.
The whole issue with the game crashing is probably because of too many memory leaks. Over time they could crash at random.

In the animated battlers script line 743 - take out the :: in front of Sprite.new
This stopped the animation errors.
sprite = Sprite.new(viewport)


For the save game error, I found some code by Mithran that fixes it.
class Scene_File  

def terminate
super
@savefile_windows.each {|window| window.dispose }
@savefile_viewport.dispose # dispose viewport LAST
end
end


WOW!!! Thank you so much, Roninator2!!! This seems to do the trick, as far as I can tell from just playing for a few minutes. I'll upload the fix right away :DDDDD
Look's really interesting! Downloading rn..