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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

Thanks for the feedback!

I received tons of messages (here and on the game's social network pages) and I will fix the errors, bugs and untranslated parts. I need to fix some minigames toox I guess. Many of you had some problems with them and I think I'd better do something about it.

I still have to think a good solution but I will do something, don't worry : )

After fixing everything, I should probably add the fifth ending and the extra scenes that you can play in the italian version.

Stay tuned for next updates ; )
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Ah! Yes! This game! I seen a video or two of this on Youtube a few months back. Looks pretty damn solid man! Looking forward to the English version, I'll definitely keep an eye out on this one.
author=J-Man
Ah! Yes! This game! I seen a video or two of this on Youtube a few months back. Looks pretty damn solid man! Looking forward to the English version, I'll definitely keep an eye out on this one.


Thanks a lot! I'll keep you informed with news about the translation progress : )
Looks awesome looking forward to the translated release
YAYY

I've followed this game's progress for quite a while now, but I haven't seen much word of it in the English RM communities.. (Until now? XD)

Your trailers & YouTube videos have always been an inspiration, since I'd stumbled upon the project. From the battle system, menu interface, and the impeccable maps; it's undeniable that many years of effort and care have gone into this project.

But yeah, I'm excited for the translation. It's refreshing to see that a polished 2k3 game can still nab so many followers in less than a week. ;)
Looks very interesting. I'll be keeping an eye on this for certain.
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Besr Richard Slayer
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This looks really good. Subscribed.
This is actually one the best game I have ever seen on Rpg Maker ... well done buddy!!!
Hello guys! This première video will start in about 15 minutes and you will be able to see the first hours of gameplay of Theia. We have finally completed the translation so we're happy to share this with you : )
Check the video if you're interested. Thanks! : D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdAArAbn1uw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR39RK4ZjmTcPRghxsJekCWmteYwabyWPlWx_sEc2EOcYCPTzU_G2BWFw80
I’ve been looking forward to this for a few years now. Can’t wait for the release! Localization looks really good after watching the video.
Thanks to my translator friend, then! XD
I'm glad you liked it : )
As one of the players that completed the first version of this game to the end, I'm waiting for this. Looks good but I also liked a lot the music, the characters and the whole story! The game was even improved from the first release with additional art, so I hope this is released soon.
Checking daily to see if it’s done!
author=Eliminator
Checking daily to see if it’s done!

It is now!
So, when I boot up the game, it lags something fierce. Is anyone else having this problem?

Edit: Lag isn't -as bad- in combat, but the frame rate is choppy both in and out of combat.

Edit 2: Nevermind. Fixed it.
I’m going to hold off on writing a review until I finish, but I’ll say now that I’m absolutely blown away. Haven’t played an RM game with this level of polish in many years - it may be one of the very best 2k3 games ever created. I have severe ADHD when it comes to starting new games—especially RPGMaker stuff—but this holds my attention quite well.
I've finally finished the game in all of its glory (clocked in around 43 hours)! S-ranked everything and finished all of the optional side quests, too (I'm just missing a single chest...).

I first found out about your game when only the Italian version existed a couple of years ago. I was so excited to play it that I slogged through about 2/3 of the game with Google translate. I never expected an English release to come out until you made an update post about how the translation was coming along, so I stopped playing then and patiently waited until the translation was released. Big thanks to your translation team for making this gem playable in English!

This is probably my new favorite RPGMaker of all time. The voice-acting and the vast amount of side-content with the very fitting OST pulled from so many different sources but combined into one very cohesive game has left me in awe. Seriously, I hope you know that what you've created was a blast to play through!

Are you working on any new games (sequel please! you can't leave us hanging after the "epilogue"...)? I'll be glad to check them out if you are!
Just got Hibernum and Neptune in the Extremordeal, but can't find them in the inventory. Have you forgotten these or are the names still wrong?

Never mind, they just are personalized.
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