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Beloved Rapture is a narrative-driven indie game in the style of the “classic” 90s role-playing games.

It combines the best elements of a SNES-era RPGs (an immersive game world, tough puzzles, dungeons), with a more "cinematic" focus - akin to an Adventure Game.

In its earliest form, the project originated all the way back in 2009 - but it was not until 2014/2015 that I pulled it out of hiatus, and started to redefine my overall vision for the project. I began recreating the game from the ground-up, loosely based on my old outlines.

In 2018, I made the decision to "convert" Beloved Rapture into a full-fledged commercial game - something I could truly call my own! I embarked on the ambitious task of replacing all of its graphical and audio assets for an eventual release on Steam (and hopefully elsewhere)!



Over the years, I drew inspiration from several (quite distinct) sources: Traditional JRPG Titles (duh!), Puzzle/Adventure Games, Visual Novels, and even a plethora of Japanese Anime for the game's storytelling.

Rather than adopting a conventional narrative, BR moves through various "chapters" that explore every character's backstory--spanning across years, and even decades of time. Ultimately, the large cast is united in a single, tumultuous conclusion.




- Evocative storytelling that spans many hours and dynamic character scenarios.
- Retro-style, turn-based battle system - face off against many challenging enemies & bosses to gain new skills.
- Endless replay value: dozens of chests, items, and small secrets hidden on every map!
- Extensive soundtrack that boasts many beautifully composed, original tracks & sound effects.
- Simple and intuitive controls allowing high accessibility for players of all skill levels.




Backstory

Discord rages through the venerable kingdom of Alexandria. Though once a great bastion of civilization and prosperity in the world, a sudden change in government has now turned the populace against their own rulers.

The mighty Isolde - the most powerful Commander to ever serve Alexandria - has lit a fire of war that threatens to engulf the entire world. Outmaneuvering pacifists in the royal council, she has struck out in all directions, intending to bring Alexandria's neighbors to heel. The king, intoxicated by the prospect of becoming a new Emperor, has given her his blessing.

Not content to spread Alexandria's- and her own- influence outside their borders, Isolde has rallied the kingdom's institutions to her cause. She uses them to spread propaganda and has rewritten their mandates to pervert their traditions of peace and enlightenment, focusing instead on blood-lust and war. Any citizens to stand her way, including members of those guilds which do not support her lust for conquest, are expunged from the capital.



The Aeons - a powerful religious sect, have began to fight back. The cult is led by Draco, a formidable soldier and Isolde’s former lover. Their attacks sow chaos and panic across Alexandria, and their prowess in battle has embarrassed Isolde's military forces. The Aeons spread their own ancient, mystic beliefs by force even while Alexandria loses sight of its own spiritual and moral compass.

John, a young man from the countryside, now finds himself thrown into a conflict beyond his comprehension. As the Aeons draw closer to his hometown, threatening his elysian way of life, John is forced to contemplate what role he must play in their escalating conflict.

At his side are Aiden, the young son of a Shrine caretaker, who has trained since birth in the mystic arts and Crystal, a runaway noblewoman intent on ending the war before it reaches her family.




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UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
5213
Whoa! This game is still around! Talk about a nostalgia overload.
this looks dope. looking forward to the demo!
I was about to say, I'd give this a try. Unfortunately there was no download yet, so guess I have to wait a little longer ^^
author=Awesomnistic
Screens this beautiful? Consider me subbed!

Thank you!

author=Rose_Guardian
This game looks beautiful. I really like the artwork. Do you know when you'll have a demo, or the complete game for download?

Thanks! I try not to offer up official release dates at this point (..XD), but you can expect Act 1 before this year is over. It will be a full, self-contained game.
Screens this beautiful? Consider me subbed!
Played it several years ago, really enjoyed it!
and then never found it again..
Now its here!! Looking forward to it!!
I can't believe it took me this long to finally see this game, It looks great!
This game looks beautiful. I really like the artwork. Do you know when you'll have a demo, or the complete game for download?
Thanks for the feedback Kalled.

Yeah, some "Design choices" I made as an early twenty-something have come to haunt me. XD The font will definitely be replaced...I just haven't found a great substitute yet.
This is random but... but can you change the title font to not bleeding cowboys? it's a super duper overused and tacky font that does this otherwise pretty-looking game zero justice. if you want a swash font, might recommend the zapfino font? it's admittedly somewhat common but nowhere near as....urrrgh as bleeding cowboys.
author=Blindmind
Giving away a few more links to my most recent beta demo if anyone is interested! Comment or shoot me a message! :)

(I'm looking for some generally extensive feedback, btw).


Well, the description of the game and the art look really nice so if you are still offering your latest beta demo then I certainly would like to take a look :)
author=Blindmind
Giving away a few more links to my most recent beta demo if anyone is interested! Comment or shoot me a message! :)

(I'id love to check your demo
m looking for some generally extensive feedback, btw).
so is this game or even demo available yet
author=kentona
I thought this was going to be released back in January...

Lmao technically it was 'due' out in 2009, but who's counting anymore.
kentona
only 90s kids will like this admin
20442
I thought this was going to be released back in January...
author=Blindmind
Giving away a few more links to my most recent beta demo if anyone is interested! Comment or shoot me a message! :)

(I'm looking for some generally extensive feedback, btw).
Most recent beta of Beloved Rapture? Of course!
Giving away a few more links to my most recent beta demo if anyone is interested! Comment or shoot me a message! :)

(I'm looking for some generally extensive feedback, btw).
I actually received a recent demo for this game from Blindmind himself and played throughout it and I have to say. The game is extremely immersive and impressive with what it really aims for.

There is the atmosphere, the scenery, even the great usage of subtle sounds effects to really set the mood in. The game accomplishes a great amount of work going into the story and how it continues to rollout through the rest of the game.
This is truly one of rpg maker 2003's finest crafted games! :D
Thanks! It's making healthy progress! ;p

the images look beautiful so far. canmt wait to download the demo when u finaly get it up
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