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*peeks in* Wow, this place has grown!



Does anyone remember GamingGroundZero? (Remembering GamingGroundZero)

It's been a while since I've lurked the discussion forums here, and I have no idea what possessed me to click on this thread. I vaguely recall reading about some of this drama a few years back, none of which I actively participated in. I didn't really get into the RPGM community until about 2009-10, so I came pretty late to the party. All I can say is I'm glad that I found RMN before anywhere else. Even though there have been some tensions here and there, I don't really recall there being outright disputes or threats or anything that went beyond what I would equate to "high school" level drama. I am thankful that this community is still here after all these years, and even though I'm not super active, we all tend to get along.

Even though I never really got into the whole GGZ scene, my heart goes out to you Q. No one should ever have to go through what you did, and I'm happy for you that you were able to get out and find some normalcy. I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say that this community welcomes you wholeheartedly.

Love and War: Act I

author=Admiral Styles
Yikes, has the download link been wrong for that long? That is quite a blunder on my part... Should be fixed Oblic, and my apologies for that!

Raiem, Luthan: I know you posted last year (lol), but thank you nonetheless!

Thanks, bud! Sorry I'm so slow...

Are further parts still planned? I know it's been a while, but I remember really loving this game and wanting to know what happened next. Just curious!

RMN Christmas Card 2020

Take as much time as you need, Frogge.

Better to delay it, if that's what it takes to get it to the level of quality you are aiming for.

I think I speak for everyone when I say that: we all appreciate your efforts ;)

Edit: also, way to go Pat!

Agreed... Cyberpunk 2077 was enough bad rushed games for one year.

Forever's End

I know Nico is pretty much only on YT and Twitch now, but I wonder if he has any more of this game stashed away some place...

Love and War: Act I

Ummm... I know there isn't much activity here, but does a DL link for this game still exist...? I was trying to find some old games I remember loving, and this was definitely one of them.

RMN Christmas Card 2020

This is why I love coming back here every so often! This is a super fun and cute idea, and it's been a while since I participated in anything like this. This actually helped me feel a bit better! Really looking forward to the completed project!

Ara Fell

Huh... I didn't realize this still had a page on here. I might re-write my Steam review and plop it over here.

So much nostalgia...

Ara Fell

Huh... I didn't realize this still had a page on here. I might re-write my Steam review and plop it over here.

So much nostalgia...

Overacheiving to the MAX! 4 parties of 99

Wow, the things I used to do almost a decade ago....

I'm almost glad the link doesn't work anymore, haha. I remember making some of these videos while I was trying to figure out my life in grad school, and they were all god-awful. Not that they weren't fun; I'm just not well equipped to do that sort of thing.

Anyway, I wonder if the commercial release would be doable... doubtful with a full time job and a 1-year-old, but who knows!

Steam RPGMaker Scene

If you grab a list of 50 random games at rmn, and 50 random steam rm games, I can say fairly assuredly that the 50 random steam games will, on average, be better. Because a bad, free game, will be instantly ignored and nobody will know it exists. People know a bad paid game exists, and will be outraged for it.
And there's a reasonable amount of good commercial RM games out there.

I'm not sure I totally agree with this thought... at least in terms of the sampling (sorry, I'm nit-picking...). It's hard to compare the scale between the number of free games and RM games on Steam, but if you include ANYTHING that was started as a project, yea, you're right. The shear volume of games that have been made using any of the engines on a whim has to be staggering. Even though I feel like the market is become/has become somewhat saturated with sub-par commercial games, there aren't too many compared to the free pile.

BUT I think if you narrow down the free game selection to those that are considered complete by there creators, which still includes a TON of games, you would likely have a much fairer and closer comparison. I would even contend that the free games might edge out the paid ones.

Again, I fully admit that nostalgia may be blinding me, and I probably have pretty bad confirmation bias. I think part of my original point is I would LOVE to see more of some of the better content here make it to the commercial level (not that it necessarily makes it better; it would just be nice to have a reasonable way to give back).