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Heartfire: A Born Again Saga
This game is a parody of your typical jRPGs. However, don't let that deter you from giving it a chance. While, yes, there are various cliches and tropes scattered throughout, the story's pretty good and the mapping's not bad either. But don't take my word for it. No, really, don't. It's my game; I'm biased.

Synopsis:
An evil corporation... A world sitting upon the edge of a knife... One boy, accompanied by seven other Heartlanders, will need to fight to uncover a sinister plot that -- with the tyrannical Echo Labs Incorporated at the helm -- threatens to undo the precious balance of the Kingdom of Maine.

Can you stop a group of tyrannical scientists, or will their superior intellects prove too much of a hassle to actually try and beat? Either way, first thing's first: you have to upload the memories of a deceased man into a supercomputer.

Characters:
Aldo - a young, adventurous coming-of-age teenager who relies heavily upon his older sister-like mentor to guide him. There's a special kindness in Aldo that always allows him to see the good in others.
Dilara - an aloof, icy sorceress and the star pupil at the Academy for the Arcane. She's also Aldo's mentor and the closest thing he has to family.
Hayatemaru - a member of the endangered aykuu, Hayatemaru is easy-going and has a reputation as a womanizer. But there's more to him than that.
Isabelle - a jealous and spoiled student studying beneath, quite literally, Madam Celeste at the Academy for the Arcane. She shares a fierce rivalry with Dilara.
Gustaf - a veteran of a hundred battles, Gustaf hails from the Land of Ash and Fire. He was the one to discover a secret Echo Labs Inc. base operating beneath Heartfire.
Nina - a shy, reclusive warlock who's etched out a life within the woods around Ithaca. She speaks very cryptically, but has a big role to play.

Features:
- 10 to 15 hours worth of gameplay (roughly)
- A character-driven story where some of your choices matter; but only some
- Bursting at the seams with references, humor, and real life cameos
- Hundreds of interactive objects ensure the rewards for exploring never stop flowing
- Optional dungeons and mini-bosses
- Fishing and cooking mini-games
- A secret ending if you find and collect all 12 Heart Shards
- Some custom art and music, courtesy of a friend and Newgrounds, respectively

All credits are at the end of the game. Games such as Tales of the Drunken Paladin and the much more serious Enelysion have inspired me.

Latest Blog

Four Years Ago

Yes, I know -- it’s been four years since this project was updated. And there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for it! I… moved on. Unfortunately, at the time, I had a lot of ideas in my head and I explored other game engines and dabbled a bit in coding (Python, C++). Four years is a lot of time, granted, but there’s something about this project that’s drawn me back to it.

So, what’s the plan? Hell if I know -- I will figure it out as I go. The project folder’s gone. I’ll be starting from scratch. We’ll see how this goes, and if it goes well, I’ll let you all know. I’m sure those of you still following this project are either inactive, forgot about it, or, for some odd reason, stuck around in the off-chance I did finish it. If it’s that last one, kudos to you.

Anyway, that’s where I’m at.

tl;dr: I moved on from Heartfire, got into actual programming, and then returned out of a desire to see this through. Four years, oh, man. Let’s go.
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  • Warlund
  • RPG Maker MV
  • RPG
  • 02/07/2016 01:33 AM
  • 10/10/2020 02:21 PM
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Seems like a good little story you got. Subscribed.
author=BlackWolf1992
Seems like a good little story you got. Subscribed.


Thank you! You deserve something special for helping me get past fifteen subs.
Seems really fun!I really like the title screen, looks kinda dreamy/dark. The characters also look pretty awesome! Waiting for the download link :D Subscribed!
(Tales of the drunken paladin is in my top 3 by the way, i could subscribe just for that :P )
author=VampirePrincess
Seems really fun!I really like the title screen, looks kinda dreamy/dark. The characters also look pretty awesome! Waiting for the download link :D Subscribed!
(Tales of the drunken paladin is in my top 3 by the way, i could subscribe just for that :P )

It's in my top 3, too! Thanks for the sub, VampirePrincess.
My pleasure! Can't wait to try your game too :D
Missed my deadline of March 7th. Pretty sure that's obvious. As soon as I'm happy with it, I'll upload it. Shouldn't be too much longer.
author=StrawberryFlower
Where's your demo, YO? :P


It's coming soon-ish! I want to make sure it's the best I can make it.
Hey. This looks awesome!

You got me to make an account here just to subscribe and ask: do we have an estimate on a demo yet?

Keep up with the good work!
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