I'm bringing this world back for you and for me.
Hello there. My name is Nick. But you can call me anything Noble, NN. Doesn't really matter. Well I enjoy playing games and I want to get into a career of game programming and design. Hopefully I can get this dream to come true. I enjoy manga and anime, as well as the usual norm. I like playing soccer and tennis, as well as RPing and Tabletop games. Also card games are cool to.



RMN & Global Gam Jam

"The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games… while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. Although the event is heavily focused on programming, there are many other areas where people who don’t code can contribute to a game.

The structure of a jam is usually that everyone gathers on Friday late afternoon, watches a short video keynote with advice from leading game developers, and then a secret theme is announced. All sites worldwide are then challenged to make games based on that same theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon. In January 2012, we had 242 location in 47 countries created over 2000 games in one weekend and became a Guinness World Record! GGJ 2013 is January 25-27 at a location near you… if not you can make one of your own. The jam is known for helping foster new friendship, increase confidence and opportunities within the community. The jam is always an intellectual challenge. People are invited to explore new technology tools, trying on new roles in development and testing their skills to do something that requires them to design, develop create, test and make a new game in the time span of 48 hours.

The GGJ is not a competition."

So Game Jam is an event that is sponsored at my school whether it be it's own little ones or the major huge ones. Honestly we already have 3-Hour Game Challenges, whats a 48-Hour one. I've done this a few times before and it's a great simulator of crunch time or a regular friday night for some of you. I think RMN should try and get in on this and maybe sponsor it on the site. Might be something to think about.

Voice Acting

I sort of enjoy the hammy feeling I get when players call out their attack names. But honestly I enjoy the whole spell incantation that some RPGs like to say before casting certain spell, it heightens the enjoyment of it. But after a while I learn that some things wane on you however. Shortened voice acting could be enjoyable but I feel it parts laziness that requires to do it. If your going to voice act, why not go all the way you know?

What are you jamming to?

Voice Acting

I wanted to hear the whole opinion on whether or not voice acting can be done in a RPG Maker game, and better yet can it be done good. Now technically voice acting is possible, with only small hardships in syncing up voice to text but my whole problem has been the quality of voice acting can break a game even if the story is well written. Either the voice acting cannot convey the emotion or the fact that background interference takes away from the immersion of the game itself. I remember a game called Shrine of Kamuki which used japanese voices, not sure if they were correct translations or just there to fool me for not knowing the languages but the problem was mostly that the voices seemed to be a different emotion each time played.

Commercial gams - a philosophical & practicality debate

I vote no. Even with the stipulation of having something free needed to be posted on RMN, here's the long term problems I am seeing. To me RMN has always been a great database of freeware games with a great and growing community. However like any other idea like this, things were getting cluttered. Games were being created and hyped up, and they were never being released. Hiatus left and right, game pages with no downloads and for a while it was like the same sorting through the hay for a needle approach to finding a truly great AND finished game. Add commercial games to the equation and you just have even more that a person needs to sift through. Also I never really supported RPG Maker as a commercial platform. However if we MUST include commercial games, I think a better review and grading system more of a community Upvoting system that others do to prevent an overflow.

What Videogames Are You Playing Right Now?

On sitting on the cumulative eight hours to took get home, I decided to finally play of Legacies of Dondoran from this site. Got to say it kept me interested, and I'm still playing it now.

Hello, again.

Hello everyone. My name is NoblemanNick or just Nick. I joined this site and was pretty active on it a few years ago starting around 2007-2008 I believe, I could be mistaken. Due to just school and other activities I kind of fell off the face of the earth. I remember being one of the top twenty people to reach 1000 posts at the time. I don't know if Kentona, or the various other members remember me but if you do "long time no see". I always enjoyed RMN and the various games it produced and some of the my best times on forums have been here. I'm also glad to see people breaking in from here into the indie game market. If you want to know a little about me, I'm a Game Programming/Advance Computer Science major trying to make it in the game industry. However my hobbies have always been fooling around trying to make my own indie games and RPG Maker was the first real engine/program I really poured alot of time into learning and even now picking it up again is like I never gave it up. Just got RPG Maker VX Ace, loving what they did to it in regards of the things I found wrong with VX. I hope to reconnect with old friends and meet some new ones and become active again. ~Nick

Game Chill 2009

Just a couple more hours and then it's on....

Game Chill 2009

It seems we're coming down to the starting date. Good luck to all of you.

Whats the worst thing you ever saw in high school?

In my third year at Highschool, but I have alot of funny and horrible thngs.

I. Kid's backpack fell and out rolled a vibrator. Told everyone it was his girlfriends. Don't think he's getting over that.
II. Kid brought in a BB gun to school, got caught.
III. Police arrested a bunch of students that were doing a drug deal. Nothing super crazy.