:The Game Making Drive/Blog Topic

Yesterday I completed my Items and Magic map on my test CBS. Today, I'm going to add all those items and spells in and make them work! I'm also going to add the HP, MP and ATB bar HUD ;D

The CBS is only featuring a single battle that will show my programming prowess ;) When it's done, I will be sure to post a video. Then I'll make a tutorial explaining how to make a CBS (since those are so rare nowadays....they used to be common, but it looks like people preserve their secrets now)

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Hey Max McGee get on AIM or check your e-mail.

*shrug* I just came back, and the last platform that I really USED was 2k. I saw 2k3 but I was already used to 2k, so I never even messed with it.

Now I'm back, and I saw XP and I liked it :P

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Yes, the detailed explanation helped me to understand a little better.

I'm completely oblivious to graphical things like this :'(

However, because of your help I'm able to continue my latest and greatest Squaresoft project!! :P


Laxius Force (Laxius Power IV) released - priced at $15

Well, I don't know much about the creator. I've also never playing any game in the series: Laxius Power.


The game that he is trying to sell, from the small amount of screenshots that I saw, seem to be pretty basic. Also, the dialogue (of what I read) wasn't exciting at all.

*Smiles Radiantly*


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So, each file can have it's own transparency colour? That's NICE and will come in handy.

Can you explain the Alpha Channel way a little more? If it's useful/worth it? I'm having trouble understanding.

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I recently decided to develop my game in RMXP, because it's just so much more versatile in the long run. So I was creating some sprites and stuff like that on idraw, when I noticed that.....

RMXP doesnt follow the same rules as RM2k and RM2k3 for color tranparencies!!!! OH NOES!!!

ACK! Does anyone happen to know how the transparency works in RMXP? Is it only one specific colour? Can I change the transparent color?




Max: You haven't been online in a while.

Where's my critique we spoke about? :P Let me know.

I'll be on AIM later today. Peace.

Need staff.

Get MSN and let's chat.

lvega1986 at

Get it quick!

EDIT: I would get AIM, but I don't want to hear bullshit for things being on company computer that weren't there before.
EDIT2: Max McGee, are you even online? I loggedon AIM and I don't see you there.

Need staff.

:P That's the release date for the trailer. I will probably release it before will be a 5 minute trailer at max.

Besides, it gives me enough time assuming I'm working by myself. I can sprite, compose AND program :P I'm multi-talented.

Need staff.


After much planning, pre-planning, procrastinating, and visiting the IRC channels, I'm ready for my staff. I asked once before, and I was asked for some information regarding the game. Now I am ready, and I am due to release the first trailer for my game by November 2nd, 2008.

Which ultimately gives me a little less than a month to put a trailer together and get this game into real development.

Most of the storyline, at this point, will be kept under wraps. However, I will release a little blurb about the basic focus of the game. Whoever is interested in joining my team, please note that 75% of the planning is already finished, and very little is needed to finish what remains. In other words, the remaining 25% missing on paper is things that I need to develop as I create the game (like most skills).

Here is the blurb, as promised. This could be on the back cover of my game if it were released commercially (for an idea of what I'm trying to accomplish here):

Government agencies exist to control citizen life.
Anti-Government coalitions have their own ideas of how things should run.
As numerous organizations arise, even in coordination, strife and altercations arise.
When these organizations begin to defend themselves from fusillades internally and externally, it's a sure sign of global turmoil.

..Or something like that. This is about as much as I can give without giving away too much information. Again, the storyline is finished! What I need:

Sprite (Motion) Artist/s
The name says it all. Motion Sprite Artists will create walking graphics (as well as variations) for the game.

Sprite (Combat) Artist/s
Again, self explanatory. Combat Sprite Artists will assist with battle spriting, as well as animations and anything battle-related. Monster design is a huge plus!

Ideal Composer will be creative, intelligent, and work without major supervision. Will take (contstructive) criticism well, and will take praise and worship well.

Motion Animator/s (I hope?)
This is a hopeful for me. I'm hopeful that I will come across someone who would be interested in motion graphics for *short* movies during the game. I really mean short, the longest single movie I'd like to implement in my game is about six seconds long.

Of course, I have alternatives to movie-making. They just aren't my preferred.

(2nd) Project Manager who has ideas
Basically assist with throwing ideas. Must live in American Time Zone, or be online on these times for constant idea-swapping back and forth. Must be able to program. Must be able to manage my current team.

The ideal Project Manager will be able to take parts of my project and create them using the resources available. Must be good with tiling/map making. Must be CREATIVE.

Again, I'm not looking for someone to rate (or berate) my game, although your opinion is always welcome. I'm looking for staff. Please PM, E-mail, AIM, or MSN me (I'm on MSN *right now*