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Rakenzarn Tales (Reborn and rewritten! Version 1.1. release)

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Rakenzarn Tales (Reborn and rewritten! Version 1.1. release)

Hi, everyone.

I'm very VERY sorry for the long delay. You see, I've been having a lot of personal issues in life. It has gotten even worse when my computer's harddrive suddenly broke down and I've lost all of my data, everything including the game.

I got my laptop fixed again and my game is slowly recovering. As a result, the game is entirely re-written. The OCs from different authors are still in, but I need their contacts about this news. So if any of you, the ones who submitted their OCs into this game, are reading this, please contact me as soon as possible.

Because of the game is rewritten, everything you know about this game from last year is gone. So forget what I've said before.

The story involves a boy named Kyuu Renjo (From Detective Academy Q) who stumbles on a mysterious storybook that sends him to the book's world where every fictional characters from the real world are real. Such as game characters (Sonic, Mario, Solid Snake), anime characters (Goku, Ichigo, Haruhi Suzumiya), and cartoon characters (Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck). Kyuu, since he's from the real world, is able to recognized these characters and befriended with them.

At first, Kyuu enjoys his stay in this world but he soon begins to feel it's wrong to live in a 'fantasy world'. Not only that, he discovers this world is cursed by a mysterious plague that it slowly killing Rakenzarn. After giving some thoughts, he decides to return home and thinks that by restoring this world, he might be able to go home. And so, he sets out on a journey to purify Rakenzarn with the aid of the characters he befriended.

Along the way, Kyuu will face several familiar enemies such as Disney villain Pete, the twisted Takano Miyo, the megalomaniacal Doctor Octopus, the mad scientist Dr. Eggman, the tyrant Frieza and his brother Cooler, the fallen hero Sephiroth, the original villain group the Cosmo Ten, and the mysterious Saint Lords.

However, he is completely unaware of the book's dark history and his connection within, which may endanger his very existence.
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Characters

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-Main Protagonists-

Kyuu


- The unusual main protagonist of the game from Detective Academy Q (also called Detective School Q or Tantei Gakuen Q) who found the titular storybook. He's a bit hyperactive, socially awkward, and childish at times, but he's actually very intelligent once he gets serious. Unfortunately, he is very weak due to his lack of experience in combat, so he needs to rely on his new friends while training to become stronger. To make up for his painful weakness, his deductive skills are absolutely amazing for a junior detective and he has a hidden talent of leadership. After finding it wrong to live in a world of fantasy, he goes on a journey to find the way back home while solving the mysteries surrounding the storybook.

Kite


- The deuteragonist of the game and the main character from the original .hack games. As the very first character who joins Kyuu, Kite acts the second-in-command of the party. While Kite is a potential leader, he strongly supports Kyuu sharing a brotherly friendship and usually acts as the voice of reason. Kite is both strong, fast, and capable to use a few basic spells, which makes him one of the most valuable allies. His weapon is a pair of blades.

Dark Magician Girl


- The tritagonist of the game and one of the famous characters from Yu-Gi-Oh! (she is not related to the anime or manga series) A magician-in-training, she's the second to join Kyuu's party. She is a Duel Monster spirit and gets constantly mistaken as a human girl due to her appearance. She shares another strong friendship with Kyuu and Kite. Although, unlike Kite, she gets very annoyed by Kyuu's childish antics. She knows a lot about magic spells though she's still learning them and her capability as a Black Mage makes her another valuable ally. Her weapon is a magic wand.

Sakura Kasugano


- The hyperactive, fight-loving character from Street Fighter. She is one of the main characters and also one of the first to join the party. Sakura recently moved into the Cyril Region where she makes friends with Kite and the others. She is known as the 'Ditto Fighter' due to her ability to use skills that most fighters use such as a Hadouken though it's self-taught. Her main weapon is her fists, but she can also use some gauntlets and brass knuckles.

Kanata Saionji


- The 'handsome, pretty boy' and main male lead of his series, Daa! Daa! Daa! (or also known as UFO Baby). He is quite popular with the girls due to his good looks and attitude. Not only does he excel in his studies, he is also good at sports. Apparently, he comes from a line of Buddhist monks until he moves into the Cyril Region where he befriends Kite and the others. He may initially appear as a Deadpan Snarker, but deep down, he's a kind, caring person. Among the first members of the party, Kanata is the 'jack-of-all-trades,' as he masters the basic sword skills (his main weapon is a katana.)

Nina Sakura


- a kind-hearted, very peppy, and perky character from Ultra Maniac. She is actually a magic girl (or a witch) who comes from a kingdom in another region. However, she proves to be a failure as her magic usually backfires save for a few white magic spells. As a result, she's sent to the Nutsy Guild as part of her training to improve her magic. She'll do absolutely anything to ensure that her friends are happy, even if it means suffering a little grief herself. Nina is the healer of the group. Her main weapon is a magic staff.

Noel Vermillion


- A shy, clumsy girl from Blazblue who tends to get worked up over the smallest things. She can be socially awkward at times, but this has actually served as an endearing trait. She quickly becomes close friends with the first members of the party, but it turns out that she already knows Kite and Kanon. In fact, the three of them are close friends. She is the 'Glass Cannon' of the group as a professional gunslinger capable of delivering critical damages on the enemies. Her weapon is a pair of handguns.

Kanon


- A mysterious young boy from Umineko no Naku Koro Ni (means When the Seagulls Cry). He appears to be sullen and quiet, usually doing his work in silence. He doesn't talk much either though he does voices his opinion during a discussion whenever he wants to. Apparently, he knows Kite and Noel for a long before meeting Kyuu and the others. There have been rumors that they're close friends as well. Kanon is supposedly the strongest among the first members of the brigade, known as the 'Lightning Bruiser.' His main weapons are a two-handed sword and a latex scimitar.

Screenshots

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Cutscene

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Exploration

Day and Night system (credits to Blizzard)

At night

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Battle

Features:

  • About 78 party members
  • Storyline mixing with classic adventure, mystery, comedy, intension, and sometimes disturbing
  • Character Alignment (Lawful, Chaotic, and Neutral)
  • Story arcs, those for the main story and optional (some characters have their own story arcs)
  • Monsters both original and those from different series (such as Monster Hunter)
  • "Team Strike" system

I haven't finished the game due to lack of resources (sprites, still pictures for cutscenes, and battle pics), but I managed to finish Version 1.1, containing more chapters and gameplay. Here's the link if you like to try it out:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/thzde8lge5oqgnx/Rakenzarn%20Tales%20vers.%201....

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:Drool: thats a mouth full. You should add some stuff in spoilers.
[.spoiler.] screen shots [\.spoiler.] without the .

Otherwise looks like you put in alot of effort into this. nice job. the mappings a bit mathematical or something try making it geographic not too straight or block grass patches. Just experiment with it a little otherwise it looks awesome.

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Need a face-set or character sketch/concept P.M me. I draw mostly manga style though and it might take roughly a week

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not bad actually Gasp

i might play this eventually Smile

just one thing though... get better facesets for the characters
i just hate that gray and white outline on them...

other than that though looks pretty cool

KILLS: 10-----CRITICAL: 1-----DEATHS: 0

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Thanks for your comments of my project.

I'm currently making the demo for all of you to try. The gameplay will be about 3-5 hours long (9 hours if you take on the sidequests).

Anyway, I got a few updates and an announcement.

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The announcement: I'm accepting OCs
You get to submit your own OCs to the game and you can have your OCs as optional/secret playable party members or to play a role in the game's story. The confirmed OC is a man named Axel Akamura (owned by vastler75 who is from fanfiction), a power-type character who will be involved in the game's story acting as one of Kyuu's closest ally. Axel Akamura also has a crush on Kazumi Asakura (from Mahou Sensei Negima!)

However, there's a catch.
1. You have to submit your sprites (Remember, RPG Maker XP format only)
2. Also submit your own battle picture/faceset and the size has to be small (120x130 or 130x150)

SORRY, BUT IT HAS REACHED THE DEADLINE SO THE CHARACTER SUBMISSION IS CLOSED.

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I managed to upgrade my menu and status screen. Here they are

Menu Screen

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Status Screen

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As for the 'Relationship System', I'll give you a little detail.
You can get to choose which girl from different franchise you want to have a relationship and, if possible, make her your girlfriend. However, there are some obstacles that will prevent you, so you have to be careful what you say and what you do.

There is the 'Affection Meter' which shows you how the girl feels about you. The maximum is 5.
Once that girl's Affection Meter reaches 5, then that girl will offically be your 'girlfriend'

Confirmed girls

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No. 1...

Dark Magician Girl (from Yu-Gi-Oh!)

The first female companion to join Kyuu's group. When she first met the group, she takes a liking on Kyuu.
She's probably the easiest to have a relationship because she has no 'obstacles'
However, she can get mad if you say something unnecessary.

No. 2....

Konoka Konoe (from Mahou Sensei Negima!)

That's right, you can actually get to date with Konoka. She's a cheerful and caring girl who quickly befriend Kyuu and his group later on in his journey.
However, she also has an obstacle... And guess who's that?


You guessed it, it's Setsuna Sakurazaki!

If Konoka's Affection Meter reaches 2, Setsuna will start to get jealous and she'll try everything to stop you from proceeding your relationship with Konoka. You got to deal with Setsuna if you want Konoka.

No. 3....

Hinagiku Katsura (from Hayate no Gotoku)

Surprise? You can also get to date with Hinagiku. You have to prove that you're strong and treat her nicely.
The only obstacle that will prevent you is her feelings for Hayate. Hinagiku is one of the most difficult girls to have a relationship due to her feelings with Hayate.

No. 4...

Lilith (from Darkstalkers)

Lilith is also confirmed. Unlike some of the girls above, she's a little complicated and she always wanted to fight you. The obstacle that will prevent you is her child-like personality.

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Antagonist

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I'll tell you a little detail on the real main antagonist of the game.

First of all, the REAL main villain isn't a character from any franchise at all, it's an original character created by me. However, the villain is different, 'it' represent anger, sorrow, and twisted fantasy.

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Well, I guess that's all for now. If you guys know anything about scripting, I'll be very appreciative if you can help me out with the game.

Special Thanks:
- Enterbrain
- Emanzi
- punk_Blood
- vastler75

Scripts:
- Blizzard
- Game_guy
- Rune
- Shdwlink1993
- Aqua
- Anemus

Sprites:
- zanyzora
- Sithjester
- Azure Flame Reloaded

DISCLAIMER: I don't own the characters here, all characters are owned by their respective owners.

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So, this like a Kingdom Hearts type game?. I know pretty obvious statement.

Wait, maybe I'm replying to the Day In The Life game, or am I?. lool oops.

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Actually, it's not. But Kingdom Hearts is one of the concepts that inspire me to make this game.

One of the game's concept is 'conflict between reality and fantasy'

Remember that all the crossover characters are illusions created by a mysterious girl while Kyuu is the only guy who's from the real world.

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Hey this looks pretty cool! When's this gonna be out? I like all the different characters in it, really good looking sprite sets!

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justabox21 @ Oct 1 2010, 11:07 AM wrote:

Hey this looks pretty cool! When's this gonna be out? I like all the different characters in it, really good looking sprite sets!

Well, that depends on the sprites that I'm currently looking for.
The full game will be released next year 2011, but I'll be releasing the demo in just a few more weeks.

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Awsome I will be looking for it then!

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Okay, only one day left until the deadline.

So far, I only got 5 confirmed OCs that will play a major role for the game's story and as secret characters.

MAJOR ROLE:
- Axel Akamura (owned by vastler75)

- Harqs (owned by UberBozo)

- Nemean Primalstorm (owned by Chaoslord680)

SECRET CHARACTERS:
- Maxwell (owned by thechossen1)

- Kunou Zetsubo (owned by punk_Blood)

- Atossa (owned by Kurush)
Sorry, but Atossa's sprite is still under development.

credits goes to:
- punk_Blood
- Chaoslord680

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Here your face-sets Dark Kyuu.

[attachmentid=1592] Daffy
[attachmentid=1593] Dark Magician Girl
[attachmentid=1594] Donald
[attachmentid=1595] Kite
[attachmentid=1596] Sonic

Could get the rest, maybe if you show me how they look.

Donald had that white stuff around him, used my tab to erase it and blur the edges a bit for ya so it looks better. Hope the rest are o.k, tell me if they need some editing.

edited Donald cause I saw some stuff round his beak :Eyesroll: . Tell me if the others are cool Wink ....

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Need a face-set or character sketch/concept P.M me. I draw mostly manga style though and it might take roughly a week

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Alright, the character submission is now closed!

The confirmed OCs so far are:

- Axel Akamura (owned by vastler75)

- Harqs (owned by UberBozo)

- Nemean Primalstorm (owned by Chaoslord680)

- Maxwell (owned by thechossen1)

- Kunou Zetsubo (owned by punk_Blood)

- Atossa (owned by Kurush)
Sorry, but Atossa's sprite is still under development.

- Noyemi (owned by Mikhail Faulken)

- Ajax Widowmaker (owned by Crowleyism)

I'll be releasing two demos, one will be the short one but it's also the first chapter of the game and the other one is the longer one.

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man I can't WAIT for it.... XD

(I was thinking either of submitting a sprite or not, and doubt got the best of me. sorry)


The project still lives!

SPAMHUNTER SCORE: A+
KILLS: 22 DEATHS: 0 CRITICALS: 2 = TOTAL KILLS: 23

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Guys, I'm done with one of my two demos, but I don't know how to upload it. Can you help me?

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try megaupload. worked for me. once uploaded post in the link and you're good to go.


The project still lives!

SPAMHUNTER SCORE: A+
KILLS: 22 DEATHS: 0 CRITICALS: 2 = TOTAL KILLS: 23

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4shared isnt to bad either Smile

KILLS: 10-----CRITICAL: 1-----DEATHS: 0

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Look up in the first one.

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Dark Kyu wrote:

Look up in the first one.

Hi, everyone, I'm back!

I'm very sorry it took so long, I had a lot of issues lately. Now I'm free and I've just added a lot of updates here.

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Man, I never thought I've made this far. I just want let you all know that the game's version 1.1. is finally done. I posted the download link in the first post. If you have time, can you try it out? 
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One small problem, your download is HUGE. I might need to get it later but will try it out asap.

If possible try compressing some mp3 or removing un-used resources or make your images BMP files. 

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Need a face-set or character sketch/concept P.M me. I draw mostly manga style though and it might take roughly a week

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lol I'm downloading it now myself.  12 minutes, it says.  That's not too bad.  Hopefully he still visits the forums from time to time so he knows people are still trying out his demo. Aah...to actually have enough game play to produce even a demo. That's a rare achievement Laugh

EDIT: I downloaded it and tried to run the program, but it crashed.  Then I remembered my RPG Maker XP hasn't been working in forever. When I run the program, my mouse cursor tells me my computer is thinking, then nothing happens. Hmm...looks like I'll have to reinstall RMXP.

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