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Enter the world of Grayscale, an island kingdom with a terrible secret brewing at its heart! Enjoy the retro feel of Gameboy-esque colors, sounds, music, and graphics! A short story game at its core, the end product will probably run for an hour or two.

Play as the son of a nation leader who falls victim to a heinous plot, then make your escape with the help of a friend! Rally the surrounding villages to retake the kingdom from the villain in charge, and recruit a cast of swappable characters along the way with a simple tavern based party system! Random Encounters driving you batty? King of Grayscale features avoidable combat, with battlegrounds to utilize at working up your xp instead!

First my submission for the RMN 2017 Birthday Event, and now finished as of the RPGMaker 28th Birthday event. It's been a long and crazy year, and I'm really thankful for everyone that's come along the way. Enjoy these features!

-Eight playable characters!
-Classic Gameboy lack of colors!
-Four letter character names!
-Level 20 cap!
-Endless hype for a short gam!

Latest Blog

King Of Grayscale, Version 1.1

Hello folks! With a very special thanks to Liberty for playing KoG and pointing out some flaws that needed repair, I bring you the first and hopefully only needed patch update for King of Grayscale! Change log is as follows;

-Buffed Mind on primary caster weapons.
-Nerfed Attack on primary caster weapons.
-Buffed Stat Increasing abilities to be status granting with a temporary duration and higher strength.
-Ability on use items fixed, now correctly cost 0 MP and work as intended.
-Healing abilities buffed all around in order to try competing with the mighty Herb at late game.
-Byle is now immune to magical beneficial spells, as was initially intended (healing, reviving, buffing).
-Added a notifying message upon entry to Slate Woods about Bypass clearing.
-Added an NPC to Monochrome that clarifies the nature of battlegrounds.
-Unscrunched the face sprites.
-Switched positions on the Platina Elder and his assistant for poor Libby's sake.

Thanks for reading and enjoy!
  • Completed
  • Illy
  • Waxius
  • Ocean (Final Boss Artist!)
  • RPG Maker 2003
  • Adventure RPG
  • 06/07/2017 06:59 AM
  • 04/18/2020 07:33 PM
  • 02/26/2018
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I added a demo! Enjoy folks! Probably about 30 mins of gameplay.
"Someday I'll finish my game... someday.."
Hi Illy!

I've downloaded the game and will play it today! Looking forward to the old school experience!

Update: I'm lovin' it! I just finished the content so far and I've got Ashe at lvl 9 or 10 right now. I grinded gold and XP at the battlegrounds in front of the coal mines to buy all the characters the best available equipment. I've picked up Seri, Byle, and Podo as extra characters. Though I got Podo last because I missed the chest containing a book in the town of Soot.

I really liked how Seri learned new spells.. I thought that was a nice touch. I only died once at the Elder's house, I didn't grind first or buy new equipment before going into that fight!

I've subscribed, keep up the great work!
Demo up? Nice. I'm going to give this a shot sometime. I liked the super keen retro aesthetic when I saw it in the event thread. :D
Hey guys, thanks for the support! I'll make sure to post when I have anymore big updates.
Game is now complete! Download has been updated to reflect the completed status. Enjoy, everyone!
"Someday I'll finish my game... someday.."
Great Work Illy!

I wholeheartedly recommend everyone play this game!
Heck yeah! Gonna download this and give it a spin. :D
It seems like the download got reset? Did something change, Illy?
It seems like the download got reset? Did something change, Illy?

No, I just had to upload a new file instead of updating the old one for it to appear on next months released games. A flaw in the system, imo.
Version 1.2 Patch Notes;

Fixed Crystal Edges attack animation. It should display properly now.
Hey! I've got 4-letter long character names in my game too. To quote Mr. Peanut Butter, "What is this, a cross-over?"
Yellow Magic
I'll never regain the bones I lost from my loneliness and sorrow
Heads up, trying the RPG_RT.exe, I got a message telling me that the RM2k3 RTP was not found.
Gack! I SEE

No problem, download is now updated. You shouldn't need to install the gam, and the .ini file should be edited to bypass the RTP requirement.

Happy gaming!
Started playing today, absolutely love it. It gives me the good ol' retro RPG tinglies.
Started playing today, absolutely love it. It gives me the good ol' retro RPG tinglies.

Thanks! I appreciate any and all feedback. Glad you're enjoying it!
I played the game, excellent! I came until the swamp, but I died there and forget to autosave after the second village, so I gave up :P
But the game is very cool, amazing work. I recommend.
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