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Pointless Actions

Or are they really? In a world where nearly everything is interactive, yet pointless to interact with, the most boring citizen, Ralph, sets out to find adventure. He seeks help from friends and enemies alike, and little does Ralph know that his adventure has only begun.

Plot:
One lone hero, wandering the world. Sole possessor of the powers Open Door (0 mana) and Interact with object (0 SP) in the dreary land, Ralph seeks something greater than himself.
Finding great power in the most ordinary of interactions, the great and wise Ralph sagely observes and learns various skills- some more useful than others- in his quest to save the world
cure his amnesia
rescue a princess
defeat the Ancient Overlord of Darkness and Immeasurable Evil (we call him Odie for short)
slaughter everyone
... his quest to... do... something. Something significant. Something worth making an RPG over!

Features include:
- lack of real plot
- open world exploration
- being hit by a random girl because you attempted to sleep on her bed
without her in it, don't worry, all rated E for Everyone
- windowless houses! (mostly)
- failing to bake bread (75% chance!)
- learning dark magic
- being insulted by various personages, ranging from your best friend to a mysterious voice in your head
- said mysterious voice dictating your actions and what you have found/obtained at any given time
- battle-deprived playtime
- suspense of finding the town over the rainbow and far, far away
- advice from Dora the Explorer
- wandering aimlessly
- various parts left up to fate (see: variables set to random integers, conditionals)
- erm, 'unique' shop descriptions
- stuffing butterflies into your bag
- randomly bolded words in the game summary
- and two thousand pounds more!

Cast:


Ralph- A generic, uninteresting hero who you can change the name of if you think him to be too generic and uninteresting. He currently is off on a quest to find a quest.

Other possible party members (spoilers!):


Screens:



Logan- A loyal, albeit sarcastic best friend who, despite appearances, can actually be capable of being serious. Though, you probably shouldn't bet on it.



The Library- Home to many revered tomes, a few of which being: The Importance of Maps, Dark Magic, and Finding Adventure. Oh, and the lady lurking to the left by those bookshelves over there is the librarian.



Weapon Shop- Finally, an online weapon shop accessible from anywhere! (Exclusive items sold through in-store computers.)



Green Haired Guy - Owners of two of the many houses that Ralph can trespass into if he so chooses.



Clueless Man- He never saw it coming.


Even moar screens!!!1!1



Poor kid. You're going to shatter his hopes and dreams.



No doubt about it. You- ahem, I meant, Ralph- is evil.



Gain new life revelations through this wonderfully crafted game!



Recount your life story (the one about event flags and hunches and levels) to every interesting person you meet!



Awesome engineering is awesome.


FAQ:

This FAQ claims no affiliation with the Tour Guide's in any way, state, or fashion.
Q: I'm wandering around with no idea what to do!
A: Look at the map if you're in the First Spring Sector. All the labelled locations have events at them. Otherwise, do as you usually would do- talk to people and perform pointless actions. There's a walkthrough accessible from the top bar, under the title, of this page.

Q: What are these used for?
A: All will be clear... in a future update. Oh, wait, this probably isn't going to update anymore. Ehm... read the guide? You can find it in the top bar of this page.

Q: RGSSE202E.dll is not found?
A: Download the RTP, here

Q: IT'S TOO HARD QAQ I can't kill any of the monsters!
A: 1) that's not really a question, but 2) I'll answer it anyway. I recommend that you get some skills before engaging in combat... Opportunities to learn skills are scattered all over the world.

Q: My question isn't on here?
A: Well, now it is :D ... but seriously, just ask.

Known Bugs and Kinks:

- If you ask Aimee to teach you the dark arts, she gives you a grenade instead of a spellbook. Close enough?

Credits:

None of the art/sprites/tiles belong to me (except for that beautiful title screen), and were given to me by my friend Google. If you see something of yours here, you may rant justifiably to me and I will credit you ASAP. After I credit you, you may still continue to rant if you so wish, and I will apologize profusely.

Made entirely with RPG Maker VX.

Latest Blog

Version 0.6 FINAL

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the final version, v0.6.

Your story is still unfinished, there are still an infinitely large number of pointless actions not yet done. Until you achieve a "GAME OVER", a quit to the title screen, I advise you to get out of your chair, stretch a bit, eat some food, rummage around in some pantries... as long as they're your own pantries. Otherwise, it'd probably be a crime.

Bonus: For the next week, I will be accepting requests to add cat ears to stuff, and I will be updating this "blog" with a bunch of RTP characters with cat ears. Because why not? There's nothing else to do anyway.

  • Completed
  • mjshi
  • RPG Maker VX
  • Adventure
  • 03/23/2014 02:06 AM
  • 09/27/2015 03:19 AM
  • 06/30/2015
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OOOOOOh, this looks like fun, friend, can't wait!
mjshi
Jack of Most Trades
6365
author=Huyosumi
OOOOOOh, this looks like fun, friend, can't wait!


The demo's out ;) Have fun trying to break the game, and tell me how you broke it (officially, it's called beta testing xD)
author=mjshi
author=Huyosumi
OOOOOOh, this looks like fun, friend, can't wait!
The demo's out ;) Have fun trying to break the game, and tell me how you broke it (officially, it's called beta testing xD)

So far I like it, I really like it. There are many clever features and usage of events and the dialogue is so cute and witty that it kept me playing. I really haven't found anything "wrong" yet. But it's 2am and I think I should bed. I really love how you can just touch the piles of gold instead of clicking through stuff.
It's a nice game indeed!! *thumbs up*
Good Luck~ :D
mjshi
Jack of Most Trades
6365
author=Kiiyoo
It's a nice game indeed!! *thumbs up*
Good Luck~ :D


Hopefully if I don't lose interest this will be finished by June or July of this year. Your well-wishing is a motivator of sorts, so I thank you *bows*
CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
10827
I really like the concept and humour of this game. Subscribed!
nhubi
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
11099
When is this going to be completed? When?

Sorry did that sound demanding...it's just there is a dearth of genuinely funny games, so I want to play this one.
I saw the first screen and I am sold. So few decent humorous titles, so huge the desire to play one.
Sounds so cool, but I get an error when I open it... RGSSE202E.dll not found (or something like that)
Linkis
Don't hate me cause I'm Cute :)
1025
About to download even though this is the first I've seen this game:( WHY!!

Crap, does this mean I'm also going to get an RGSS error :( yuk
find out what was the problem download the rtp for rpg maker vx
Linkis
Don't hate me cause I'm Cute :)
1025
Everyone really needs to download the RTP for all engines if your going to play a bunch of games as I am ;)

WELL, ain't that just jimdandy :( The damn bridge ain't done yet :(
Get back to work mjshi!! :)
mjshi
Jack of Most Trades
6365
Ahhh sorry >.< It's been awhile since I checked this site.
Development should speed up now that summer school's over.
I'm currently in the process of adding a new sector and adding more custom skills/enemies.

And yeah, this is RPG maker VX so you need the RTP to play... I'll try to make a distribution where you don't need to have the RTP later. It's still kind of a work in progress.

As an apology, I have submitted a copy of the current world map (in development) to the images section. Happy cheating :P
How do I use a backspace with the book of names? The backspace key doesn't delete a letter.
mjshi
Jack of Most Trades
6365
author=EdgeOfChaos
How do I use a backspace with the book of names? The backspace key doesn't delete a letter.


I think you can press X to delete letters.
Cool, thanks! I plan to do a review soon, it looks fun. Good game.

(edit) Are there even 20 butterflies in the game? I found 10, but that's it.
(edit 2) What does Persistence Is Key do?
mjshi
Jack of Most Trades
6365
._. seriously? I'm glad you enjoy playing it so far ^^

There are, actually, in later sectors. Currently some fairies are blocking them off :P I put more than 20 out there, to alleviate the frustration of not being able to find that ONE butterfly.

If you got Persistence is Key, congratulations! I was worried that people might not figure out how to get past the flowers xD You can use that passive skill to open later doors.
So right now with the blockers it's impossible to finish?

Also, how do you get Persistence is Key 2? I tried the same method, but the flower remained solid.
mjshi
Jack of Most Trades
6365
Yeah, it's impossible.
Also, Persistence is Key II is only accessible by a ship, which you'll be able to board... next update.

EDIT: Okay, now it's next update xD Accessible now.
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