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May 9, 2016: Version 1.11 available. Thanks for your interest !

Mia visits her father after eight years. She finds that the island doesn't quite resemble her childhood memories. The story follows Mia as she reacquaints with her father, her aunt and the island dwellers. Follow her adventures on the island, and if you do the side quests, one will lead to the neighboring islands.

I'd call it an adventure RPG-ish fantasy. The game play is the standard RPG style but doesn't require grinding. This game is not meant to be a challenge as it's it's made to be completed. I personally dislike games that I enjoy very much in the beginning but which I have to quit when the battles or puzzles get too frustrating. Do save often as Mia is not invincible, unless in sequences where saving is disabled, obviously.

The game includes some little animation sequences and the resources were adapted when needed. I am not a musician so I used snippets from anime soundtracks. I put a lot of work in cutting the snippets and choosing them to suit the maps etc. I will add a walk-/playthrough soon.

Don't hesitate to ask questions or report a bug.
Thanks for your feedback thus far !

This is my first game and I hope you'll enjoy playing it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Latest Blog

Version 1.9

Fixes:
- added some dialogue to two NPC's in Ruby market;
- Mia will now react when she walks into a boulder at the Mountains. Sadly her team
members won't but I don't think that can be fixed, I wish I could hide the team
members halfway through the game but that's not possible ? I like the way the
prisoners chain moves through the game so I wanted that to be apparent and I'm not
changing that so, this will have to do...
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  • FlowerSong
  • RPG Maker VX Ace
  • Adventure RPG
  • 12/29/2015 09:34 PM
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  • 12/28/2015
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Ok.Gonna give this a try.
How long is the game?1-3-8-15-hours..or very long?
The description about it is a little vague.
author=kenlan
Ok.Gonna give this a try.
How long is the game?1-3-8-15-hours..or very long?
The description about it is a little vague.

Thank you for giving it a try. The game will take about 8-10 hours (including sidequests).
Due to some feedback and my own walkthrough making activity I'll be uploading a new version in a few minutes.
While interrogating the prisoners, please talk to all of the 3 prisoners that are standing directly behind the bars multiple times and after some discussions back and forth, the final response will follow and Mia will join Ken again and you can walk out and contiunue the game.
shayoko
We do not condone harassing other members by PM.
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Ver 12/31/2015
Random thoughts
Bold=whats more important
other=just random thoughts

Your character learns too many skills for my taste.

anyone else find the spa to be laggy? after you pay for it the game goes into slow motion.until after your bath (it starts after you pay)

You need to check the amber homes entrances and exits they are not all correct (the south homes exit the north ones)

some of the amber homes are annoying. there is little room to move,the npcs sometimes try to block you in or block the exit. just have them stand somewhere and not move at all.

theres a good amount of invisible walls...this is really annoying.

why is the chicken owner saying i made the chicken disappear? there was never a 5th chicken in the first place!

what is this discrimination!? why cant i kill the hobo whose trying to kill me!?

i cant catch the cat for the girl at the market the triggers are done wrong it stops at the barricade

level 15 cat!?

the mayor went full retard! did he forget you were the one who caught the prisoners?!
hes wording it like your a criminal and it doesnt make sense at all!

theres alot of gear in the game that no one can use. like the mithril gear later in the game. even with 4 party members noone can equip some of it.

the 7 password part was really good :D

the 7 battles in ruby town were kind of tedious.
further i thought visitors could only stay for 3 days? was that a lie?
even further i thought your memories were only erased when leaving not entering?

i wish the 2nd level of thunder fire and ice were able to hit all enemies


General 4H 40M+
This was not enjoyable for me. There are a considerable amount of issues.
grammar mistakes and glitches(including pathing)
theres also a few occasions with some form of lag (spa and debris cave)

The plot and characters don't really interest me. theres nothing going for them.
and the battles. well...there really isn't much of a point to them.besides earning money to buy stuff at the store (most of which is for battles)
the only ones i have seen are random encounters. so no bosses or plot battles.

as for your skill set i don't like it. you just have a bunch of skills which don't even make sense. your a normal girl who learns like every element and such.
it doesn't seem any though was put into this.


Overall
its a bad game currently but if all the issues are fixed it will be okay.
I'm stuck when trying to bring Eurid back to his father. The event stops exactly when Eurid reachs the ladder to his room.
In one of the amber houses you are offered an apple, but you can't get one.
The switch in the tent isn't working or should I come back later?
You can't use the omlett.
I run into the same problems as shayoko. Sometime you cannot walk on the bridges or you walk suddenly under the big one.
Linkis
Don't hate me cause I'm Cute :)
1025
As for the bridges, could they have been made so you CAN get to a certain location?

I had the same problem with Urid and the Hermit house. The game freezes.
Don't remember where exactly but the first time using the boat looking for someones son, I came across another freeze area. Had to restart from the last save a few times.
You can walk over way to many things like furniture.

I will say for a first game, it's not bad but the bugs do need to be fixed.

In the summary, you said 3 people played your game. They did not tell you about all the areas that need attention.

The overall idea of the game is good, as least the way I saw it. I enjoyed it all but for the bugs :)

There are people who will play test a game and tell you ALL THE things that need work so this, your first game might turn out to be a good game :)
Hi Linkis,

Thank you for trying my game...I did have help for someone on this site and spent the last few days correcting everything. just doing the final adjustments and a new version will be up. I hope you will download the game as it should've been in the first place.
Have a great day !
author=Firefly84
I'm stuck when trying to bring Eurid back to his father. The event stops exactly when Eurid reachs the ladder to his room.
In one of the amber houses you are offered an apple, but you can't get one.
The switch in the tent isn't working or should I come back later?
You can't use the omlett.
I run into the same problems as shayoko. Sometime you cannot walk on the bridges or you walk suddenly under the big one.
Hi FireFly,
Thank you for trying it out, I'm sorry for all the bugs but anyway, can't be helped now, I've worked hard to solve everything. All Sayoko's fixes are dealt with (which include the Eurid issue). I'm now adjusting the final animation (the texts need to stay longer for everyone to read them properly). I'll be done with that today so I hope you will not give up on me and try the new version.
About the omelet: I had it so that the MP gets replenished but now I've changed it so it adds 5 points to MDF (seems more useful since it's a rare in the game) and solved why it couldn't be used (which you found, thank you).
Have a great day !
Just finished the game.

The apple still can't be found in Shayokos version.
The story now don't let you train much because you can't take a nap at home and can't choose where to go.

I wish I had had more money when one the way to the montain. The moutain bats reflected my spells and only Ken did real damage. Alone the weapons would cost over 50.000 Gold. (I had around 5.000)

On the mountain you could travel between rocks and walls nearly everywhere.
When leaving the party the game freezes.
author=Firefly84
Just finished the game.

The apple still can't be found in Shayokos version.
The story now don't let you train much because you can't take a nap at home and can't choose where to go.

I wish I had had more money when one the way to the montain. The moutain bats reflected my spells and only Ken did real damage. Alone the weapons would cost over 50.000 Gold. (I had around 5.000)

On the mountain you could travel between rocks and walls nearly everywhere.
When leaving the party the game freezes.


- Apples are found in in the first house of row A, Amber Houses. 1 each visit to the Island Shops (oops secret).
- I'd like to know where weapons are sold that cost 50.000 G, in the Field of Trees Shop all weapons are 15.000 G (still more than you had, but that's significantly less than 50.000 G, I might be having a bad day or something but I honestly can't remember ?
- How did the game freeze when leaving the party (never had that before so I'd really like to know).

Anyway, in my latest version (waiting for it to upload to the DropBox, I have the mountains sorted out, walking all over the place is no longer possible. I set battle timing to 40 instead of 30 steps now, hopefully that's a little less frustrating. I mad the zombie more of a challenge though (that one was way too easy).

But if the game really freezes, I might want to know how the game froze before giving the link to fix it... I just tested that yesterday though and everything went as planned but then I do what I do and someone else does something else so I'd like to know what you did so I can reproduce and fix it.
author=FlowerSong
- Apples are found in in the first house of row A, Amber Houses. 1 each visit to the Island Shops (oops secret).
- I'd like to know where weapons are sold that cost 50.000 G, in the Field of Trees Shop all weapons are 15.000 G (still more than you had, but that's significantly less than 50.000 G, I might be having a bad day or something but I honestly can't remember ?
- How did the game freeze when leaving the party (never had that before so I'd really like to know).


This is exactly the apple I mean - I never get one.
The sum of the 3-4 Weapons for Mia and Ken are spirit staff 15.000 each and dragon claw 15.000 each = 45.000 - 60.000 !
When I leave the party scene at the end of the game Mia walks over the water (???) to a ship and thats all - nothing happens anymore.
author=Firefly84
author=FlowerSong
- Apples are found in in the first house of row A, Amber Houses. 1 each visit to the Island Shops (oops secret).
- I'd like to know where weapons are sold that cost 50.000 G, in the Field of Trees Shop all weapons are 15.000 G (still more than you had, but that's significantly less than 50.000 G, I might be having a bad day or something but I honestly can't remember ?
- How did the game freeze when leaving the party (never had that before so I'd really like to know).
This is exactly the apple I mean - I never get one.
The sum of the 3-4 Weapons for Mia and Ken are spirit staff 15.000 each and dragon claw 15.000 each = 45.000 - 60.000 !
When I leave the party scene at the end of the game Mia walks over the water (???) to a ship and thats all - nothing happens anymore.
I've fixed all issues now (including those that you found) and will be spending today tweaking the battles, letting them give more money, be more of a challenge (now they seem to be either far too easy or too hard) and I'll be making sure you will be able to get the best weapons and armor at the Field of Trees so you can be prepared for the Mountains. I will probably change it so that there is a way back from the mountains to be able to do some grinding in Ruby Forest or choose to do the side quest which leads to exploration of the other islands to save money but either way at some point you need to be able to buy whatever you want, I agree. This game is supposed to be fun.
Thank you for reporting back to me.
Your game looks great and I would love to give it a try however, I'm not sure if it is just me but i'm having trouble downloading the game. Every time it takes me to the dropbox link it says there was an error and that the page is no longer available. I was just wondering if either i'm doing something wrong or if there is another link that would work?
author=sakura1018052
Your game looks great and I would love to give it a try however, I'm not sure if it is just me but i'm having trouble downloading the game. Every time it takes me to the dropbox link it says there was an error and that the page is no longer available. I was just wondering if either i'm doing something wrong or if there is another link that would work?


I'm sorry, I have taken it down, I'm making the battles more balanced, I hope to finish today and have the game back up tomorrow. Thanks for your interest and your patience !
After coming back from desert and talking to mayor and prisoners, I go to the inn and talk to inn-keeper. Game freezes at this point.
author=avadheshkumar
After coming back from desert and talking to mayor and prisoners, I go to the inn and talk to inn-keeper. Game freezes at this point.


Hi Avadheshkumar,

You're right, made a last minute change that was only to make one unable to walk over the benches which is a minor detail and unimportant but didn't realize it made the game/NPCs feeze during a scene (I should have realized but I forgot). I've changed it. I'm uploading a new version which will take a few minutes.

Many regards
author=FlowerSong
author=avadheshkumar
After coming back from desert and talking to mayor and prisoners, I go to the inn and talk to inn-keeper. Game freezes at this point.
Hi Avadheshkumar,

You're right, made a last minute change that was only to make one unable to walk over the benches which is a minor detail and unimportant but didn't realize it made the game/NPCs feeze during a scene (I should have realized but I forgot). I've changed it. I'm uploading a new version which will take a few minutes.

Many regards


Hi AvadheshKumar: Uploaded altered version, have a great day !

I downloaded version 1.7 but it always fails after the battle in the pub . Does not make the save and the game crashes .
Linkis
Don't hate me cause I'm Cute :)
1025
@clalbert, I had the same problem. Not sure what you mean about crashing. I was told that after the Mayor walks in the game does not let you move till all the prisoners are attached to Mia.
So wait a minute or two, then try to move again.
FlowerSong made a few fixes to the game and sometimes that causes other things to go wacko :)

I just finished the game and overall, especially for a first game, Island Tales was really a fun game.
Lots too do, side quests.
Some unusual things pop up that you have to accomplish making the game fun.
I did have another game freeze. The team walked in front of a boulder coming out of the hole in the mountain and the game froze. Luckily I had saved shortly before that so just went back a little bit made sure not to get hit with a boulder :)

So, FlowerSong, time to get busy with your next game.
RPG/Adventure is my kind of game :)
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