TUOMO_L'S PROFILE

I have been making games since the year 2000, in this time my games have won numerous awards and many of them have been critically acclaimed. I have performed many different roles in game making; from making sprite art, audio editing, beta testing, coding, designing and being a team leader.

These experiences have led me to develop my skills as a videogame developer and it’s an ideal job for me, one that I had always dreamt of ever since I was little. Recently, I have ventured into releasing commercial games including updating my older projects into more commercial and presentable. My first commercially released game is called Save Your Mother.

Despite making games for long, I try and learn a bit something new every time I start new project and love to experiment on new areas and go away from my comfort zones.
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Can RPG Maker games false flag virus scanners?

author=zeello
You're saying it's bad publicity for me to do this, but the message I take away from reading that is that I shouldn't say anything when someone claims there to be a Trojan, I should just ignore it because bringing attention to it will make everyone afraid of trying my game. In other words, I should treat all accusations as bogus. Which is probably a good idea, otherwise any troll can derail me from finishing my game or keep others from playing it. If I feel doubt I can still run a scan in private. That's all I can do, I now realize it is foolhardy to expect to receive follow-up or closure from the other party.

I never said this. I said it's a bad idea to treat a player as liar and asking for proof for the virus. You as a developer have to prove that there isn't. Put it through Virustotal and screencap it and share a link to the result.


It's really bad publicity if a game maker demands people to show evidence of viruses, most makers take this sort of a thing very seriously and asking for them to "prove it" is a very, very bad idea and may put you into a really bad light.


Honestly, if a maker I reported a virus alarm said that, I'd probably want to do as little as possible with them and their game in future. It sounds super fishy and like you're delibaretely spreading said trojans.

Still don't want to elaborate what makes it bad? Damn, I scarcely know why installers exist let alone what makes one good or bad. All I know is the default installer makes a single file that unpacks the game in two clicks, no hassle whatsoever, or third-party programs required, I don't see what's bad about it. I might try other installers someday, because why not. But not a priority for me at the moment.

The executables don't have digital signatures and therefore stuff like Microsoft smart screen and many virus scanners may flag them as it's usually not a good idea to run unverified executables.

A trusted installer software can provide a verified digital signature which will help solve this problem.


There's many other reasons too, such as better packaging and installing, stuff like uninstallers and auto launch after installation and ability to customize the installer and make it look all fancy.

Can RPG Maker games false flag virus scanners?

author=zeello
Wait, I know, I can push the burden of proof on the person. Rather than me proving there is no trojan, they should provide a screenshot of the false positive.

No, please, no. Don't do that. That sounds super fishy and really poor decision from developer to do so. You'll burn bridges with all people who were interested in your game by doing that!


You shouldn't be distributing using the RPG Maker installer because it's very bad. You should instead make your own installer in the way I said.

author=Me
Create distribution package with RPG Maker to some folder, then install this distribution package yourself to new folder. Now, this installed folder you want to make installer about. It'll have the encryption already in place and all that stuff you need, while benefitting from a more robust and better installer.

There's many free installer programs. I used to use http://www.clickteam.com/install-creator-2 myself.

Also use

https://www.virustotal.com/

To scan your file.

Screenshot Survival 20XX

There's a bit too much green, green on green. It makes the map a lot more dull than it has to. Put some flowers and maybe rocks to break up the greenery.

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@Toaster Next to the door on the other side from barrels is a spot that has nothing. Maybe a bucket or something so that'd be next to the pot?

Can RPG Maker games false flag virus scanners?

If it's the regular installer that comes with RPG Maker, you shouldn't really be distributing that anyway. Use something like install creator instead to make your own distribution package.

Create distribution package with RPG Maker to some folder, then install this distribution package yourself to new folder. Now, this installed folder you want to make installer about. It'll have the encryption already in place and all that stuff you need, while benefitting from a more robust and better installer.

Screenshot Survival 20XX

author=LockeZ
author=Tuomo_L
It looks solid but I'm not sure about the "pick up" sound. It's kinda weird, I can't quite put my finger why though.
Aside from sounding like a salt shaker, it only starts playing about a third of a second after the berries have finished being picked up. Time it so that the berries disappear in time with the second "shake" and it'll pop better. However, it's pretty hard to make this kind of sound effect, which fades in gradually and lasts for more than a second, work well for an action that lasts only one frame (the berries disappearing). A sound effect that starts suddenly and then fades out would be a better fit.

Another nice layer of polish might be for the bush to flash with light subtly at the same time. You want the visual and audio pops to line up at the same time.


Yeah, I think that's what I found weird. You said what I thought a lot better.

[Poll] Does RPG Maker net have low engagement rate?

author=kory_toombs
author=Tuomo_L
author=kory_toombs
If you want someone on RMN, this website to review your game, you will likely need to give them a Steam CD key for your game.
But the ones with CD keys don't have their reviews affect the score on Steam. Or do you mean exclusively for RPG Maker net alone?

Why can't you just buy it? It's not that expensive, it really isn't with all the work I've put into it. I put it on sale too every now and then, it was on sale on the anime weekend and was 2,99$.
I'm not sure how Steam reviews work, but I do know that they have no criteria. Anyone can submit a review and write basically anything they want. Rec or not rec for any reason or no reason.

RMN reviews have criteria. I assumed since you were wanting attention on this website that you wanted someone to submit a review for your game on this website. Submitting a review on Steam would not help you on this website.

But writing this topic, which is sort of indirectly against the rules, has garnished your game quite a bit of attention.

As Joseph mentioned, people who have received game as free don't count towards game score, same if the game gets refunded.

I didn't really try and get attention for my game, that's why I never even linked it here.

EDIT: For anyone caring, the poll is actually tied at the moment.

Screenshot Survival 20XX

author=grindalf
author=Tuomo_L
It looks solid but I'm not sure about the "pick up" sound. It's kinda weird, I can't quite put my finger why though.
Strange I always felt it worked well but I will look into it.
Do you think I should plough the ground first to make it seem more farming like


That could be actually kind of cool mechanic, using some tool like hoe to plough the ground so that you can plant the seeds into the ground, not on it.

[Poll] Does RPG Maker net have low engagement rate?

author=JosephSeraph
I'm glad that you managed to fight through it. There's a lot at stake now that you've risked so much, but since this seems to be your dream (as it is to many of us) it is well worth it, and inspiring that you achieved it.
It is now that you must firmly press forward to make sure you don't fall back on your efforts. And I'm glad to see you're willing to! Best of luck on your current and future endeavours ^U^)/


Thank you so much for that!! I hope that you sometime do try out the game and that you'd enjoy your experience!

Screenshot Survival 20XX

It looks solid but I'm not sure about the "pick up" sound. It's kinda weird, I can't quite put my finger why though.