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"When the divine child returns, evil will return with her."
Incomplete RM2k3 version now available! Stay tuned for Bakin updates!

Princess Vera Casteline has always longed to see what lies outside the safe haven of Windfield since she was a child. When opportunity presents itself, she sneaks away from the castle seeking adventure. On the other side of the castle walls, however, she finds she is the target of the immense Sophian Church, led in their crusade by the holy book of the Grimoire. Little does she know that there is more to the world than appears at first glance...

Meanwhile, in the small village of Farandale, blacksmithing apprentice Hermann Benafaust comes face-to-face with the cruelty of the Sophian Church and vows to protect the queendom he grew up in, not realizing how much of a target it would put on his back. His journey takes him to the depths of the temples of the Church, where he meets a certain princess who would change the course of his life forever...

Originally released incomplete in 2005 for Gaming World's Release Something Else!, Sagawind is currently being redone and completed for an undetermined release date.

  • A narrative that spans over hours of gameplay that follows two main characters and their journeys together across the land of Esteryia, while learning more about the world they live in and where it all came from, Inspired by such games as Xenogears, Grandia, Trails in the Sky, and the Tales of series.
  • An immersive world where every NPC has a name and a story to tell that changes over the course of the narrative. Inspired by the work of Falcom, interact with multiple characters who change over time and grow themselves along with the playable characters.
  • Strategic turn-based battles where you can alter the elements of the battlefield to your favor and customize your characters to your liking. Engage with a conditional turn-based system where your characters can move, change their equipment, and use abilities to turn the tide of battle.
  • Explore a 3-D world with a retro look, inspired by RPGs of the PlayStation and PlayStation Portable era, coupled with advanced lighting and camera techniques to create an experience that is both old and new.

September 20, 2022 - Pre-production begins on RPG Developer Bakin version.
July 23, 2013 - Version 0.3b - Final release of the RPG Maker 2003 version.
March 20, 2008 - Version 0.2b - Release for the 2005 Release Something! event.
March 18, 2008 - Version 0.1b - Release for the 2004 Release Something! event. Currently unavailable.

Latest Blog

Example of new dialogue style

Second of two blog posts scheduled for September 25, 2022.

To kind of help get me into a groove with how I want to write dialogue, I've been using a fantastic website called Trails in the Database to get a feel for how the dialogue in the Trails games flow, given it's one of the major inspirations for my writing going forward. If anyone's curious, one of my others is AdmiralStyles' Love and War, which is equally as verbose (and I love it).

In that vein, I've been working in Scrivener (a fantastic tool for writing if you're at all interested) creating "game script files" of NPC and story dialogue. It feels like Falcom kind of just kitchen-sinked the writing in Trails in the Sky where they have seeming drafts of interactions along with the actual text that gets called in the game. So I've also been writing multiple versions of the same conversation in kind of a drafting format.

As one of the major inspirations for the dialogue is the Trails series, every NPC has a name and has their own life outside of the player talking to them. So because of that, I've been writing different dialogue for each NPC depending on when in the narrative the player talks to them, who's in the party, what other NPCs the player has talked to, whether the player has actually talked to that NPC before in the first place... Though it's not necessarily the machine learning dialogue branching that Emily Short posits as the true evolution of dynamic narratives, it's closer in state to the dynamic authorial leverage that Jacob Garbe puts forth in his PhD dissertation (and more succinctly in his article about the same found on his GitHub).

In layman's terms, expect every NPC to be unique and have not just one line of dialogue, but many based on progress and player interaction in the world.

tl;dr, here's an image example of one such exchange with a character from Vera's past, while being accompanied by her civilian childhood friend Amiee, if the player has not talked to said character the first chance they're able to. Note: This is still draft dialogue and is subject to change in the final product.

I hope this gives a neat glimpse into the writing style and eventual feel of Sagawind going forward!
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I'm not comfortable with any idea that can't be expressed in the form of men's jewelry
Just so you know, your 2004 RSE demo is busted with a loop in the intro.
Problem fixed and a new .rar uploaded. The start location was in the wrong place. The VERY wrong place.
So far, so good. Does the demo end after one gets the rusty key? I got it and went through the forest but now every exit seems blocked.
2004? You sure it's been that long? I thought it was 2005.
So you are correct. Ironic how I get it wrong here, yet get it right elsewhere. Also:

*surprise anyone looks at this anymore*
I'd completely forgotten that I commented here. And what's to be surprised about, trance? Sagawind has always been the RPG Maker game I've been most interested in.
My contact info is in my profile if you need me to be not dead. :3
I'm not comfortable with any idea that can't be expressed in the form of men's jewelry
I am subscribed to this and have been for over a year!
finish this alreadyyyyyyyy I have been awaiting this for actual years
I'm not comfortable with any idea that can't be expressed in the form of men's jewelry
Hm yeah I wonder where trance went...
Oh hey, people commented on it.

Hai guys.

Not KIA, just MIA. Been trying to juggle school, NaNoWriMo, and this for this month. Found a nice desktop progress bar! It might help... That and more time. Which I will have for the remainder of the semester!

Uhhh... Nothing really else to say, I guess. <.<;;
Would have been such a good game if the game didnt bug up when you get to the place in the forest where giles says to rest.
My mind is full of fuck.
Err, how do i get in main menu?

Am using a already saved game, so I guess I should start again.

Alot of crazy bugs like in the castle.
My mind is full of fuck.
Found some more bugs like repeative events of that thief that appears. Maybe you should of invented switches.
Wow, I just saw this on the front-page and it took me WAY back. :D
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