I enjoy playing and creating games (mostly RPGs) and have a love of story and characterisation above graphics. I've been into RM* since '96 and have used all makers - started on the PSX makers, found and used a patched version of the SNES RM, then moved to RM95. When I found RM2K I finally decided to join some forums and I've been a part of the community ever since.

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Site last broken: 7th January, 2017
Before that: 24th May 2016
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Save your best friend, a wolf.



The voting for the 2018 Misaos has come to an end and now it's time to show the winners! With no further ado...

Best Game Title
The most clever, original, witty, or cool game title of the year.

Best Game Profile
The raddest presentation and marketing of the game.

"Eye Candy" Award
Raddest Graphics & Artwork. An excellent example of art direction and cohesive vision.

Summoner of Sounds
The best soundtrack and creative use of sound.

Excellence in Narrative
The project you think is most effective at telling its story. Think in terms of its presentation, writing, clarity, cutscene direction, or Shyamalan twists.

"How the Hell Did They Do That?" Award
The game that displays the most technical prowess and feats of ingenuity in gameplay.

"Lawsuit Waiting to Happen" Award
Best Fan Game/Use of rips

Dark Souls of RMN
The game that delivers the best challenges or coolest puzzles.

Punniest Game Alive
Comedic game of the year. Pick the funniest game you played this year, with the best humour and/or the best/worst puns.

Trippiest Game
The game that was most strange, bizarre, psychedelic, offbeat, and quirky released this year.

The kentona Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence
A game you think needs more recognition for whatever spurious reason.

Year of the Dog
Best use of animals/doggos/pets/alpacas in a game this year.

Best First Game
For a developer's first game ever.

Most Promising Demo
The demo released this year you think has the most potential to be amazing.

Game of the Year
The absolute best game you played from RMN for the current year.

Congratulations to everyone who made a game in the previous year. Here's hoping this year will be fruitful and full of great games! And remember to nominate!

Goaling It 2019

Every year we promise we'll do shit. Every year we look at the shit we didn't do last year and hang our heads in shame. Or ignore that and make new goals, if you're like me. So what kinda goals do you have for the new year? What things didn't you get to do last year that bummed you out?

1. Finish at least 2 games
2. Find at least one long-term part-time/full-time job
3. Keep up with the site updates a bit more often
4. Get my social media out a bit more
5. More videos on my channel
6. Get more people active on the site more often
7. Push for more responsive design choices for the site/new updates
8. Learn some coding to help with the site stuff

Things I regret:
-Not doing the articles all the way through for the Misaos last year.
-Still need to finish some games I worked on last year that I wanted to finish.
-Not learning code to help with site stuff.
-Let's not talk about RMNlympics.

Things I am pleasantly surprised with/satisfied:
-the discord has really picked up and we've got new people who are pretty cool.
-RMN lasted another year. We're officially old now guys!


Everyone has done a great job this past year working together through some pretty hectic times. We've gained a lot of great new peeps, and our oldbies are still awesome. We've had our ups and downs in 2019 and it's been amazing to see how everyone has come together to help each other out - from support and love given to those who have lost people and more. I'm always proud of how everyone puts aside their differences to give each other a hand.

The staff have been the backbone of the site, making sure that problems don't escalate and trying to keep things chill but fun. I appreciate that you guys are keeping an eye out for stuff and poke at me about things if I've forgotten. A big thanks to Unity especially for giving us her time and patience. Her kindness has always been appreciated and we'll miss her.

Same with Soli, who retired from his work as review manager. Thanks for all the hard work you've done in the past!

Also shout-out to kentona for still hanging around and being helpful despite his 'retirement'. And, as always, ankylo for always looking out for us! And, well, you crazy lot for even coming here. <3

MOTTO 2019
If you don't learn from your mistakes today, you'll be doing so tomorrow.


Flurry of Owls - 2019 Gammak Challenge!

The rules of this challenge are as follows:
- The game must be playable in order to get the badge.
- The game must feature an owl prominently.
- The game must be made and finished within 2019.
- The game must have at least 10 minutes play time.
- The game must have an accepted game page on RMN.

You will need to send Liberty a PM when the game is completed or post a link to it in this thread. Also, feel free to share resources here too!

You will then receive an Owl badge worth 50MS.

I hereby declare this the Year of the Owl.

Owls are connected with both darkness and light - night and moon. They can symbolise magic, mystery and ancient knowledge. They are the keeper of secrets, holders of wisdom and messengers of the gods. They are silent predators, hunters of the night, seekers of lost words and guides to those who revere and respect them. Connected to death and spirits who haunt the night.

All hail the Owl.


Share your resolutions, hopes and dreams here. As well as your well wishes for everyone!

RMNLYMPICS 2 Share Topic

Oh, hey. Remember this? Yes, you do.

Please use this topic to get some closure on the event, to show off the amazing work you guys all did and to give each other a good old slap on the back for a great job.

I run a lot of events around the site and yes, I make a few mistakes or take some time to get to things. I freely admit that I am human and can fuck up from time to time.

RMNlympics event was my baby and I was proud of it. The first time it ran we didn't think it would get any traction. Some people were wondering if it would work and were scepticle about it. I pushed forward and it worked. It got a lot of people joining in and it was a lot of fun.

The second iteration of the event didn't work out so well. Not only did some people not follow the rules properly, causing more work for me, but we didn't get near enough people joining in, sending in and taking part in the event. This is the kind of event where more is better.

One of the issues, I think, was that there was a longer time period given for the second event. The first took place over a weekend. The second, people pushed for a longer time. I didn't think it would work. I didn't want it to be longer, but I acceeded to people saying it would be better and it turned out, well, it wasn't better.

The teams ended up being very unbalanced, with some people not putting in anything and others putting in a lot. Add to that that my life was kinda hectic and I was going through a bout of depression around the time so I kept trying to force myself to spend any time I had free to do this thing that had become less of a fun event and more of a stressful requirement.

People hadn't sorted their entries. Had put things all into one game project so that I needed to pull the different pieces apart to make up the entries and by the time someone suggested "just get them to do it" it was far too late.

I'm stubborn. I'll keep on and on at something until it burns me out. I don't let things go and sometimes it makes me good at stuff I do. Sometimes it makes me bad at it. In this case I wasn't willing to let go of the event, and kept pushing myself up against a wall where I wasn't getting anywhere and people kept throwing reminders at me about it. It seemed at some points that the moment I could relax and not stress over it, someone would pull it back up and shove it in my face.

So I cancelled the event. I realised I wasn't going to get anywhere with it, a year had passed already and I was just burned out. I told people they could put their stuff on the site, that it was over, that I was sorry.

And people still bring it up. I know it's a memey, jokey way but it hits into my heart because I did fail, and it was my event and it feels horrible every time someone jokingly says "lol RMNlympics when?" because it puts me back in that period of not being able to deal with the stress and everything that was going on at the time.

So... this is my apology for not being able to get it done and hopefully with you guys sharing the amazing things you made for the event, there will finally be closure - for the community and for me.

Sorry for failing.

Thank you for being the amazing community you are.

Merry Christmas RMN!

Have a great day, all! <3

RMN Christmas Album?

Firstly, blame Discord for this. Secondly, blame kentona for this too. ;p

So.... yeah, idea.

Album: RMN Christmas
Track 1: Santa Baby by Liberty

Santa baby, slip a game under the tree for me
Been an awful good girl
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight
Santa baby, some makerscore for your baby too, ohh ooh
I'll wait up for you, dear
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Think of all the events I've missed
Think of all the pages that I haven't dissed
Next year I could be also good
If you'll check off my Christmas list

Santa baby, I want a frontpage spot and that's not a lot
Been an angel all year
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa honey one thing I really do need, the deed
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa cutie, and fill my mailbox with media and reveiws
I need those five stars
Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Come and trim my Christmas tree
With misao nominations aplenty
I really do believe in you
Let's see if you believe in me

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, a feature
I don't mean on the side
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry, tonight

Santa Baby

Track 2: Jammin' Around the Christmas Tree by pianotm
badum dum dum
Jammin' around the Christmas Tree,
Mak a special gam to-night.
Ruby scripting executing perfectly
Every game dev's true delight.

Jammin' around the Christmas Tree,
We'll get the best review
Later we'll put it onto a stream
And we'll get a bunch of views.

You will get a sentimental feeling when you see
Zero glitches, perfect framerate
Look! You got a five star rating!

Jammin' around the Christmas Tree,
Mak a special gam to-night.
Everyone playin' merrily,
In a modern retro way!

You will get a sentimental feeling when you see
Zero glitches, perfect framerate
Look! You got a five star rating!

Jammin' around the Christmas Tree,
Mak a special gam to-night.
Everyone playin' merrily,
In a modern retro way!

Jammin' Around the Christmas Tree

[GUESSING GAME] Secret Santa Sign-ups 2018

It's that time of year again, folks! Time to get your share on~

What is this?
Why, it's Secret Santa, of course!

It's a simple thing, really. Throw your name in the hat and get one in return. You are that person's Secret Santa and 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~

What counts as a present?
We usually like to keep it site-centric so stuff like reviews/media for games, short games that cater to that person's tastes, something for their game (resources/scripts/etc), something you think they'd like... that kind of thing. If you have a hard time coming up with ideas, you can ask me as an intermediary to ask them what they'd like.

If you have another idea for a gift, PM me and I'll let you know if it's fine.

So, how do you get in on this action?
Easy! Just give a holler in a comment below before the cut-off date. Simple, eh?

Rules are as follows:
- First rule of Secret Santa club. Don't talk about Secret Santa club.
- Second rule of Secret Santa club. See rule #1.
- Sign up below by leaving a comment that lets me know you're joining in.
- The cut-off date for joining is the 9th of December.
- You will have until the 22nd of December to send me via PM the gift for your Secret Santa.
- I will be posting who had whom in this thread on the 26th so don't go spilling the beans before then!
- If you suddenly need to drop out, PM me ASAP and I'll do some rearrangements. It would be preferable that you don't drop out, though.
- While it is not a requirement to have a game in order to join, it makes things a lot easier on your Secret Santa if you do. In the case that you do not have a game, put some thought into what kinds of things you like so that when asked I can give your Secret Santa a list that they can play off.
- Please make sure your gift is of a decent quality. Put some thought and/or effort into the gift.
- Please do not include illegal or pirated items in your gift. Especially pirated games. I didn't think it needed to be said, but apparently it does.

How to submit
- For video submissions, use a free-hosting video site. There's plenty out there.
- Send me the link via PM before the due date.
- For reviews and artsy stuffs, send me the text/image/etc via PM before the due date.
- Do not add your reviews, arts or videos to the site until I say so in this topic.

Santas >>> Gifted to
Santa Liberty >>> Muffle
Santa pianotm >>> coelocanth
Santa Dyluck >>> OHBmouf
Santa bicfarmer >>> Dyluck
Santa Cap_H >>> Zephire98
Santa Frogge >>> psy_wombats
Santa Starmage >>> Liberty
Santa Xurzerth/Helper ELf >>> kory_toombs
Santa Marrend >>> Cap_H
Santa Sam >>> Zakariya
Santa kory_toombs >>> Starmage
Santa lavendersiren >>> Marrend
Santa zDS >>> Mirak
Santa Fomar0153 >>> Frogge
Santa Zakariya >>> Sam
Santa Healy/Helper Elf >>> Red_Nova
Santa Seiromem >>> Archeia_Nessiah
Santa Muffle >>> Fomar0153
Santa Zephire98 >>> Healy
Santa psy_wombats >>> calunio
Santa Delsin7 >>> KrimsonKatt
Santa StormCrowHelper Elf >>> bicfarmer
Santa Zeuzio >>> Xurzerth
Santa Mirak >>> Seiromem
Santa zacheatscrackers >>> Tuomo_L
Santa Tuomo_L >>> zDS
Santa Archeia_Nessiah >>> pianotm
Santa calunio >>> Lorenze
Santa Red_Nova >>> Zeuzio
Santa KrimsonKatt >>> lavendersiren
Santa Lorenze >>> Delsin7
Santa coelocanth >>> StormCrow
Santa OHBmouf >>> zacheatscrackers

Any questions, feel free to ask~

[Poll] [Vote] RMN Mascot!

The RMN Mascot event is over and we now have some pretty awesome designs to sift through in order to find the winner of the event!

Who's mascot will become RMN's? Well, that's up to you guys! Here are the choices!

Frogge's Mascot

visitorfromdreams' Slime Knight the COOL Knight Slime

kory_toombs' Mascot

Delsin7's Mascot-chan

Illy's Makersquire

Roden's Tskuri

NeverSilent's RMN-chan

oddRABBIT's Remne

halibabica's Lady Aremen

Hunibear's Aremen-chan

Coelocanth's Mascot

riderx40's Mascot

Dyluck's Mascot

Euritimia's Mascot

dwart's Mascot

Testament's ReMiNa

Kylaila's RMNmania

Hazelsoft's RMNman

Dudesoft's Gammak

[Event] RMN Mascot

It's come to my attention that everything is being gijinka'd - from Earth, to washing detergent, to Internet Explorer. So why not RMN?

Gijinka - an anthromorphic representation of a thing, usually taking the form of a cute or badass character design that represents said thing in various ways. Usually using colours, shapes and designs already inherent in the design of the thing. It's Japanese, of course, because of course it is.

So, let's have some fun!

Everyone who takes part in designing a gijinka/mascot of the site using the official colours and various design pieces to represent what RMN would look like if anthromorphised will get a badge. Then we hold a poll to see which design is the most cutest/awesomest/neatoburritoest and the winner of the poll will get another badge on top of the participation badge!

You don't need to be a great artist to take part, and pixels, sketches, paintings, drawings, etc are all welcome!

To join in post your version of RMN in this thread! Remember to keep it rule-appropriate!

Also, a handy little cheat sheet of the main site colours and some design aspects.

Dimensions of images?
800x800 should be more than big enough for when you submit to the page, but any sized canvas is fine for drawing on. Just make sure to shrink it down to at least 800x800 when submitting a visual image to the page. You can, of course, throw links to larger images for the use of promotional purposes, just make sure one of those images is 800x800 in size. >.<)b

Here's some links to other site gijinka to give you an idea of what is meant by the term. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

Date end?
10th October. That gives about 3 weeks to play with. Can't rush art and all that jazz~

The image can be any style. All that matters is that it reflects and embodies the site. Like, you can look at it and go "Yes, that looks like RMN would as a character!"