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Hi there, I'm here to present to the forums my last RPG made with RPG Maker 2003: Theia - The Crimson Eclipse. The game is now complete and you can download it from the game's official website for free, obviously!

www.theiarpg.com


- Synopsis -

Year 2310.
The world of Ariathale, a planet fueled by the power of Atlas, a mysterious versatile mineral, is facing a heavy crisis period due to mankind's greed.
Many years ago, the planet was filled with these crystal stones, but people started abusing it and the world fell into a state of recession.
The leaders of all ariathalian states met in the Tower-City of Halderos, the most important and rich city of all Ariathale, to decide the future of the planet.
In order to maintain the remaining Atlas resources, those leaders decided to ban the Atlas Technology until they'd find a new energy source capable of substitute the Atlas.
The story begins with Seth, an ex-imperial guard of the Levizoan Empire, escaping from his former comrades.
They are after him because Lord Meister, vassal of the Emperor, thinks that Seth is linked to the potential solution to the Crisis, but the young runaway doesn't want to return to the Vanguards Castle.

- Character descriptions -

To avoid spoilers, I'll show you only 4 of the 19 playable characters of the game! : )
Seth Sheridan:
Seth is a young man tormented by his past. What happened 2 years ago is the cause of his flee from the imperial guards of Reyel: the Vanguards. Lord Meister, vassal of the Emperor, thinks that Seth is linked to the potential solution to the Crisis: a mysterious Red Crystal.

Rudra:
Rudra is an old varzan (wolf-man) of the Marut clan, a shamans and hunters tribe. He was the clan's chief. His life was based on hunt and pray, but something happened to the clan. A rival tribe attacked the Maruts killing everyone even though they were less than them. Rudra says that they won because they used a strange Red Crystal with arcane powers. He follows Seth to discover the origin of this mysterious crystal.

Ferion:
Ferion is a Maverick, a group of rebels that opposes the Halderos Treaty, the treaty that banned the technology. He and his friends use the forbidden technology to help the people of Reikan Empire. He seems to be linked to the Scarlet Wyrms, a dangerous group of criminals looking for the Red Crystal.

Nadia:
A reserved girl that possesses a strange item that seems to be the potential solution of the Crisis. This item is one of the Red Crystals that both the Empires and the Scarlet Wyrms are looking for, and for this reason she will be involved in the adventure. Nadia is considered a witch by the people of her town, because she is the only one that can use Magic, a source of energy that disappeared many centuries ago.

- Features Overview -
Theia is a classic J-RPG game, so we have characters with Level, Experience, HPs, and so on. Characters level-up killing enemies, etc etc.
These are the main gameplay features:
40+ hours of gameplay (about 25-30 of main story, and 10 of subquests, secondary events and minigames)
14 subquests
12 trophies / achievements
4 different endings


- Characters -

The playable characters of Theia are 19. Each character enters the party with "Guest" condition. As the story progresses, some of them will find a reason to remain with Seth and then lose the condition. A Guest character cannot change his weapons and can't learn new skills.

- Weapon Upgrade and Atlas Shards System -

Each non-guest character has 3 or 4 weapons that can be created and upgraded by using crafting materials.
Many weapons are crafted with Atlas Technology, so the played can insert Atlas Shards inside the weapons to gain bonuses. These weapons also have Atlas Synergies, that unlock extra bonuses according to the equipped shard. This system resembles FFVII's Materia System.

- Skills, Ability Points -

The characters don't learn and upgrade skill by leveling up, but by using Ability Points (AP), a pool of points shared by all the characters.

- Exceed Technique -

The classic Limit Break. Each character has a bar to fill during the combat. When the bar is filled, the Exceed Technique, a powerful attack or buff, can be used. Each character fills the bar using a specific battle command (we can see this command in the Status Menu). Each character has his unique EX-Technique. At the end of a battle, the Exceed bar will empty.

- Mastery and Mastery Skills -

In the right side of the battle screen, there is the Mastery Bar: a special bar that charges up by using aggressive commands such as Attack and Skills, and unloads by defending or using items. The more the bar is loaded, the more bonuses we will receive at the end of the battle depending on the characters we are using. Each characters grants a bonus (EXP, AP, money, HP or SP recovery). We can also use this bar to apply passive bonuses by activating Mastery Skills.
The Mastery Skills are special passive skills unlockable by using APs, that grants bonuses during the combat. We can "equip" a Mastery Skill in the Skill Menu and set it at Level 1, 2 or 3. Obviously, the skills is more powerful at Level 3, but it is also more difficult to charge up the Domain Bar until it reaches the selected level.

- Camp -

While traveling in the World Map, the player can access to the Camp, where he can talk to the other party members and increase (or decrease) their stats, learn new infos about the lore and the characters, and also gain new skills that can be used in combat.

- Hunts -

During the adventure, the player may find Hunting Guilds that allows him to hunt down powerful enemies to gain rare items and equipments. The functioning is similar to FFXII's Hunts.

Trailer (2014)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3raZXGrquU

Latest Blog

Update - July 2019 - ORIHALCON EDITION IS HERE!

Hey guys! Here we are, finally. I updated the homepage of Theia's site with the Orihalcon Edition!



You can download the game here:
http://www.theiarpg.com/

So... what's inside this new version of the game?
- Dialogues and bug fix (various). We received tons of screenshots and messages! We are really thankful for your support!
- Extra scenes added in Chapter 7 and 13.
- One(?) additional ending. You have to find out how to unlock it ; )
- You can now unlock all the endings in the same playthrough by speaking with some NPCs.

The savestates of your game are compatible with the older version of the game, so you can copy all your Save files in the new version's directory!

Of course, if you find some errors or bugs, write here in the forum or send an e-mail to theiarpg@gmail.com.

Bye and enjoy!
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Frogge
"nothing can beat the power of gay"?
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Sorry if this has been asked before, but do you have a guide for all four endings? I like to get all endings so if possible I'd love to route the quickest way to do that.
author=Frogge
Sorry if this has been asked before, but do you have a guide for all four endings? I like to get all endings so if possible I'd love to route the quickest way to do that.

There is no quick route to do that as the divergence starts with the appearing of Martia. Then your affection for one of those will be adjusted by Seth answers during the game.
The last (and shortest) choice is the one with the Emperor on the Albatros before you start your trip to the moon.

My friend did change a map only for me so I can watch all 4 endings, but that doesn't includee all scenes.
You will have to wait for some videos with those endings.
I am yet to play this game (I am saving it until a time where I can really sit and enjoy it) but I wanted to say a massive congratulations for being featured.

Everything I have seen and heard of this game has been wonderful. Completing and translating this game must have been tremendous effort. Well done.
Thanks a lot! Completing this game took a great amount of time, and translating it took the same amount of years, more or less XD

I want to thank this community for putting Theia in home page in the featured games. I really appreciate that *_*

I'm still working to fix the errors and bugs, and I hope I can release a new fixed version of the game in few weeks : )
Nice interesting looking game that got featured.
I will wait for fixes and play something else in the meantime.
Also are there differences between the italian version and english version?
I see the italian version has a higher version number. Does this mean it has more content in it?
Or is it identical to the english version.
And i really don't understand italian enough, so i will play the english version then when i will.
The italian version came out in 2015 and has few extra scenes. I will add them (or at least part of them) in the english version. However, the changes are few. It's the same game, substantially : )
Hello guys! Since the game became a "featured game", Cap_H made this interview! I hope you'll enjoy it! :D

Link:
https://rpgmaker.net/articles/2611/
Hi! This might seem kind of silly but I can't get past the beginning scene of the story. The character makes a comment about the scaffolding potentially being useful but when you press z around it nothing happens, and pressing z everywhere else in the area doesn't do anything either. Am I missing something?
Hello... I am playing in italian (SONO ITALIANO) and by far it's one of the best free games EVER.

Anyway, I have found a game breaking bug in the extremordalia... the foe's attack "VAMPACAOS" (you know what I am talking about)can freeze game: the afflicted foe continues attacking and the others, freeze. forever. I had to quit after one hour of pure grinding :D I HATE YOU

I have completed pretty anything. The missable gaia stone in the very beginning was a dirty move. I HATE YOU EVEN MORE!
@cyancat: Did you try to interact with the scaffold from the right side? Here's a video on YouTube that shows how it's supposed to be done (around 4:50). If you still have problems, try to press Enter instead of Z.
author=Superes
Hello... I am playing in italian (SONO ITALIANO) and by far it's one of the best free games EVER.

Anyway, I have found a game breaking bug in the extremordalia... the foe's attack "VAMPACAOS" (you know what I am talking about)can freeze game: the afflicted foe continues attacking and the others, freeze. forever. I had to quit after one hour of pure grinding :D I HATE YOU

I have completed pretty anything. The missable gaia stone in the very beginning was a dirty move. I HATE YOU EVEN MORE!


I'll check the Vampacaos skill! That's weird...
The first Gaia Shard isn't missable. You can return to Reyel whenever you want and get it ; )
author=LolloRocketDiver
author=Superes
Hello... I am playing in italian (SONO ITALIANO) and by far it's one of the best free games EVER.

Anyway, I have found a game breaking bug in the extremordalia... the foe's attack "VAMPACAOS" (you know what I am talking about)can freeze game: the afflicted foe continues attacking and the others, freeze. forever. I had to quit after one hour of pure grinding :D I HATE YOU

I have completed pretty anything. The missable gaia stone in the very beginning was a dirty move. I HATE YOU EVEN MORE!
I'll check the Vampacaos skill! That's weird...
The first Gaia Shard isn't missable. You can return to Reyel whenever you want and get it ; )


It doesn't happen always, just sometimes. I am running my way to the Apeiron ;) that's a good way to make a grinder happy!

I mean the one in the hide and seek game quest with the brothers... anyway... avete fatto un capolavoro assoluto. Chapeaux
Going to try this later. Seems like the plot could be interesting and it isn't too short with 40+ hours promised. (I'm mainly interested in plot/characters.)

Out of those 19 chars ... are only the 4 named and described in the description going to join permanently? Or are there more?

Edit: Oh nevermind ... I saw mentioning only 4 was only to avoid spoilers. So I guess more might join permanently.
Loving the game so far,. playing hard mode, but I am curious... Does hard mode have something the other modes don't? It makes it seem like that with the Gaia Shard line at the selection screen. Still, I do find myself struggling a bit. I want to have the full experience, I guess I'm just wondering: Do I miss anything major by choosing normal? Like party members, extra content, anything like that?
There are few differences. In hard mode you can unlock a secret extra chapter after beating the game, but you have to collect 99 Gaia Shards and complete a certain quest.

If you want to play for fun and to just enjoy the main story you can play in normal mode.

However if you want to unlock all the characters in endgame, don't play in easy mode. You can unlock the extra characters in the Extremordeal (the optional dungeon) but you won't be able to enter there in easy mode.
JayjeAthravein
Old-School GAM-MAKster DOUBLE DONATOR SUPREME!
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For some reason and can't get this game to run right on my computer. I get stuck at the start screen because I can't move the cursor up or down and none of the keys I push can get the game to open a new game file AT ALL. Any Ideas?


EDIT: Never mind. I just had to run it in compatibility mode.
It seems like I've missed the spiritual atlas (Garm for Ruda). Does anyone know where it is? I'm now in the final chapter and don't wanna miss that. Thanks in advance :D
Firefly84 made a post on page 4 detailing all Atlas locations. Her full walkthrough should be available soon, too (when poor LolloRocketDiver finds the time to make some final adjustments). Until then, you can use the Italian Guide for side quest related stuff. Furthermore, consider checking my list of permanently missable stuff on page 4.

Spiritual Atlas in Carver's Village is - if I remember correctly - the reward for completing the spirit-smashing side quest. Talk to the NPC there that tells you about ghosts and counts how much you have smashed. Smash spirits (walk over them so that they "explode") until he's satisfied.
author=KyleLascar
Firefly84 made a post on page 4 detailing all Atlas locations. Her full walkthrough should be available soon, too (when poor LolloRocketDiver finds the time to make some final adjustments). Until then, you can use the Italian Guide for side quest related stuff. Furthermore, consider checking my list of permanently missable stuff on page 4.

Spiritual Atlas in Carver's Village is - if I remember correctly - the reward for completing the spirit-smashing side quest. Talk to the NPC there that tells you about ghosts and counts how much you have smashed. Smash spirits (walk over them so that they "explode") until he's satisfied.

I didn't receive any side quest. I just smash some spirits for fun and a chest with 3 gaia shards suddenly appear! Thank you btw :D
Does anyone know what the Reyel world map theme is from? Really like world map music like this!