Settle It In Smash
  • Addit
  • 12/18/2014 09:24 PM
What a smashing coincidence! (Yeah, I know, bad pun… Shut up!) With the impending arrival of the next highly anticipated installment in the “Super Smash Bros.” series (you know…that Nintendo fighting crossover game thingy…good for throwing at parties and when you’re drunk) now arriving in North America as of…*checks calendar* right now...
Teamwork and You pt. 2: Working
When working online with a team, you DON'T want to be a boss. You want to be a leader. Which means that you need to get down in the ditches with the rest of your team. If anything, you will have MORE work than the entire team has. It's your job not just to lead, but to have the vision needed to see this project through to the end. If you followed the advice of the previous article, you will know exactly what you can do to put together a team that already has some decent chemistry. So what happens now that you have a team and are ready to work on the project?
Exodus: Stats and Kings
Let my statistics go! Pom tops 150k downloads; over 50k subs total; over 50k user accounts (how many are bots tho?); 9713 unique posters on RMN all time!
What, pray-tell, is this 'Secret Santa' thing?
It's a simple thing, really. You throw your name in the proverbial hat and get one in return. You are that person's Secret Santa and, as the name suggests, you must keep the name secret from anyone! Then, before the due date below, you get them a present. On Christmas Eve, you will receive a gift from your own Secret Santa and happy fun times are had by all~
The concept is simple: Play games on RMN. Leave a thoughtful comment on the gameprofile. Receive a random Letter achievement. Collect letters to claim prizes.
The Quarry
The Quarry is a three-part article about the roots of many game makers – early, unfinished projects – and rediscovering their scattered pieces of unused potential. It was originally published on the Solest website.
RMNverse Battledome 5!
Signups have begun on the next round of Battledome. Choose a team name, pick a battlechip, design a robot fighter, and equip him! Signups close January 2, 2015. There will be achievements!
I get knocked down!
But I get up again!

RMN's server went down due to a miscommunication between us and our hosting provider. A server move is imminent (regardless if we stay with this host (not likely) or not). Thank you for your patience during the downtime. Events scheduled for today have been postponed 1 day.
Teamwork and You
What I learned while working on a team

After Remnants of Isolation won the Grand Prize for the 2014 Indie Game Maker Contest, I was asked to give a presentation at a game design university about my time during development and to share anything I learned that might be useful for anyone wanting to make a game with a team. I decided to submit that presentation here, edited to be more relevant to working online.
2014 Misao Predictions
It's that time of the year again, and we're getting nearer to the Misao Awards. Whether you have played many or few games this year, feel free to discuss which games deserve to nab each award category, or explore the variety of games discussed. Don't forget to point out underrated gems, and explain their strengths/weaknesses. Provide exposure for games that would otherwise go under the radar.
A star is born.
I'd been meaning to play and review this game for some time, but it wasn't until Karsuman recommended that I play it that I finally got around to checking this game out. And it's definitely an experience.

The game takes place in the magical kingdom of Sabine, a wondrous land populated with idyllic citizens, terrifying phantoms, and snowmen. The kingdom is ruled by the young Prince Snowe (why he's still a prince is never explained, shouldn't he be the king? He's clearly the one in charge.)
Big Stat Hero 6
November's stats are up, and the longtime Review Champ has been dethroned! Find out by whom by reading the entry! (it was nhubi)
Looking Back: The Song of Elegin
  • Tau
  • 11/05/2014 04:27 PM
What is Looking Back? A series of articles talking about those classic Rpg Maker games from the past.

The power of evil wanes across the world. The demonic forces that once kept humanity under the claws of tyranny have been violently banished from the realm and it seems as if, finally, their influence is vanishing from the scarred planet. Prosperity and happiness reestablish themselves as intregal pieces of the human experience.
Revive the Dead Game Discussion
Let's talk about each others' games here guys. You don't have to write reviews but if you do play games from this event, then post here so it's easy for everyone to see.

Brain candy for JRPG prodigies
Let's begin by stating the obvious: there is a reason why RPG Maker games receive such a bad rap. The majority of them, while sometimes fun to play and occasionally inspring, are in many ways fundamentally indistinguishable from each other in terms of mechanics, graphics and conceptual design. But there are some RPG Maker games that are legitimately excellent, by any metric. Some games, such as Hero's Realm, excel through the brilliant synthesis and understanding of traditional JRPG mechanics. Others, such as Sunset over Imdahl, remain memorable through beautiful graphics and unconventional plots.
Maximum fun you can have grabbing balls.
It's difficult to describe in words the absolute joy that I had playing this game. In a world where avoidance-based games are as common as Which Disney Character Are You? quizzes, It'll Look Great On Your Résumé‎ is that type of game that excels in everything it wishes to do with excellent quality. The game is an absolutely brilliantly designed game, that could succeed commercially if it is given a graphical upgrade and an expansion in level size.
The whole is not greater than the sum of its parts, but it's still great
While playing Fey, I loved it. It looks beautiful. The custom gameplay is smooth and rewarding. It has a fox.

It's only afterwards, thinking about how the whole game came together, that I realize it doesn't really come together at all. Instead of being a player-directed adventure like most RPGs, Fey is more like a series of connected challenge rooms.
Thanksgiving Video Review Event
Hey did you know that RMN accepts video reviews? It's true. We do. But we don't have any yet, so if you submit one this Thanksgiving weekend you get entered into a raffle for a game from my Steam inventory! Or you can write a regular ol' review, too. That's fine.
Pumpkin Stats Lattte
Better late than never, right? The monthly stats for October are up. Nothing too remarkable here, but you can check out the users with the most statuses now.
Indie Game Making Competition Results are in!
Congratulations to Remnants of Isolation for winning $10,000 and more as the Grand Prize winner!