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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!

> TRAILER <
https://youtu.be/U1w7hnG5Cxg

> WEBSITE <
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
5 (6?) 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 - January 2020 - New Let's Play & Misaos


Hi guys! I’m posting this to let you know that TheFado96, one of Theia's most hardcore fans, is going to start a new Let's Play series—in English! He has already finished a Let's Play series of the game, but it was a blind run of the Italian version. The video will be posted in Premiere mode, so we can watch it together and have a chat! Join us and let's Exceed together into this video!

Here's the link to Fado96’s introduction video for further information:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUpEaoj07F0


Finally, I'll take this chance to remind you to vote for rpgmaker.net's Misao Awards! ;)

You can vote here:
https://rpgmaker.net/misaos/2019/vote
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  • LolloRocketDiver
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Amazing game! Just got ending C
I see that the Orihalcon version has a way to see different endings by talking to various npcs, but i havent found any yet it seems.
Would you mind giving us a hint please? (and maybe a hint for the fifth ending too if possible :D)
Hi! You can change ending by talking to Lademis in Mystia's Castle and then you can change romance (it affects the ending) by talking to a weird NPC in the Extremordeal. So if you played in Easy mode you can't talk to it.

For the fifth ending... well... just don't be too prepared to fight the final boss ; )
"A weird NPC" is a good way to put it, lol.
A finished this game a while back, was one of the best RPGM games I've played. I've been wondering and dunno why I waited so long to ask, but what is "The Voice of the Fallen" from? That music is amazing. Also curious about the final boss music, the last one anyway.
Hello! I'm glad you enjoyed the game ; )
The Voice of the Fallen is a music from Fairy Tail (anime). This one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iyMfUhRRKk

And the Final Boss musics are these two:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLBTIUzPpEQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqz0V5GhH3A
author=LolloRocketDiver
Hello! I'm glad you enjoyed the game ; )
The Voice of the Fallen is a music from Fairy Tail (anime). This one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iyMfUhRRKk

And the Final Boss musics are these two:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLBTIUzPpEQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqz0V5GhH3A


Thanks! I knew what the first final boss theme was from but not the second, which I was curious about. Such an epic theme.

I need to see Fairy Tail sometime I think xD
There are some things I don't like about the game, but, nonetheless this is the best game on rpgmaker.net I played this year, so I nominated it for Misao 2019.

I could go on and nitpick about the minor things that turned me a little off, but it would be unfair, perfection doesn't exist and it'd be ridiculous to expect it from a free non-commercial game.

Well done on this game, it's truly outstanding, the fact that you managed it with RPG maker 2003 instead of more recent engines, makes it even a more outstanding achievement.

I hope you will continue making games as you seem to have great talent for this, (When I was younger I daydreamed about making a game like this one, but it was simply not be).

Thank you for all the free hours of enjoyment, from a fellow countryman ;)

10/10
Thanks! Can you tell me what you didn't like about the game? I'd like to have a negative point of view of the game, just to get better in the future ; )
author=LolloRocketDiver
Thanks! Can you tell me what you didn't like about the game? I'd like to have a negative point of view of the game, just to get better in the future ; )

It's been a few months since I played this, so my memories are not 100% spot on, but the biggest issues were the following:

1) Possibility of missing Gaia Stones forever and no in-game tool to track them. I played without the guide and got 96-97/99 gaia stones and I had no way of knowing if I had missed the permanent ones or where I had to look for the non permanent ones (except getting the guide and checking them all one by one, which is something that I didn't want to do).

2) Balance of characters, towards the end, it seemed off on some aspects. Gallian, Ferion and Nimrod, ecc... never seemed to work for me, Nion and Rudra felt much less useful towards the end, and Martia became too strong (compared to the other characters) in my view. Also didn't like the 999 apeiron at max exp with the possibility of all characters having the same stats, as it was a clear advantage to those who had the best (as in multipurpose) skillsets.

As I said before, it's very minor. I didn't want to sound pedantic, so I kept it out and wanted to focus on the positive.
Hopefully this will help you.
Yeah I'm always fond of Horizon's stamp collection tracker thing when it came to collectibles, that way the player can know what they missed and the guide maker can relay which exact collectible they're referring to instead of relying on memory.
Ok, thanks a lot. I needed this kind of feedback. You know, I replayed the game few weeks ago and I agree with you for the character balancing issues. I'll keep in mind for my future projects!
I have been playing and do love the game Im trying to pump the water out of the plane and Im stuck on the 2nd password I have tried all kinds of combinations of Atlas but i need a hint or answer
Did you notice that the first password contains a combination of letters and numbers? I wonder: What happens if you don't switch the letters themselves in the second password, but the letters (more specifically only the vowels) with numbers? If you still can't figure it out, the solution should be:
4TL4S


There's also an English guide for the game in case you'll ever get stuck again:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9a102jlcsmvemxt/Theia_Guide_ENG.pdf?dl=0
After having to have sadly factory reset my computer - and then getting a new one, I'm going to play this game again. I completed it, start to finish, and even met the prerequisites for the extra chapter (which I held off on doing since I heard it was not yet properly translated - has that been fixed yet?). I can honestly say this is probably one of the very, very best RPG Maker games I've ever played, and if it weren't for Smash Ultimate it might have even been my favorite game that I played this year! I hope to see a lot more like this from the devs in the future, there's a lot of real talent here.
author=Dracon204
After having to have sadly factory reset my computer - and then getting a new one, I'm going to play this game again. I completed it, start to finish, and even met the prerequisites for the extra chapter (which I held off on doing since I heard it was not yet properly translated - has that been fixed yet?). I can honestly say this is probably one of the very, very best RPG Maker games I've ever played, and if it weren't for Smash Ultimate it might have even been my favorite game that I played this year! I hope to see a lot more like this from the devs in the future, there's a lot of real talent here.

Awwww >/////<
Thanks a lot! :D
If you enjoyed it, don't forget to add a review, and tell your friends to play it too! :)
Thanks again, I really appreciate that! However, the extra chapter is now fixed. You can play it in a fully translated version.
I just have a question: is the game originally in English or in Italian? 'Cause I'd like to play the original version since the language is not a problem
author=Shaiel
I just have a question: is the game originally in English or in Italian? 'Cause I'd like to play the original version since the language is not a problem

The original is in Italian. Have fun!
The original game is in italian, but the translators made a superb job with the translation and imho the english version is far better than the original one. ; )