Since my last blog, the development of Remnants of Dreams has undergone a complete 180!
The most significant change would be in the game engine. I will no longer be using GameMaker, but RPG Maker MV. Thank you The Russian Blue for recommending the software to me! After checking it out I feel in love! I am getting stuck with creating some of the events but I am steadily fixing things with help from YouTube tutorials!
With RPG Maker MV, I have already made a small chunk of Remnants of Dream, and if I do say so myself, I think it is looking great! I especially like the character generator within MV, it’s been amazingly helpful in getting the game off the ground. I was very worried about making sprites but the generator does it all!
Next piece of news, there will be side view battles. I am still working on these but I have created some troops with the default enemy sprites for the start of the game. I was very unsure if I should have battles at all in Remnants of Dream, but after Emily Gegg prompted me to think about them and how they would fit into my game, I just knew we had to have them.
As for the progress of the game, I’ve completed the opening cut scenes that lead into the start of the game and have almost completed the first area. The first area isn’t that big, but it’s designed that way because the player will be spending most of their time inside Castle Floria where most of the gameplay will take place.
I guess what comes next is the basis of the game. You play as the insecure main character, Verity, who suddenly finds herself in the fairy world of Floria. You quickly discover that Floria has been affected by your arrival and it is your job to set the world back in order so that the Festival of Rebirth can take place, a festival held every 64185 years so the Goddess can bring an end to Floria so that it, and all its inhabitants, can be reborn again.
As Verity, you must traverse Castle Floria, gathering the ceremonial items used to call the Goddess from the royal family, while learning to overcome your insecurities along the way. How you interact with the royal family will greatly influence the end of the game, with 3 possible endings to discover.
I think that’s all there is to report about the progress I’ve made so far on Remnants of Dream. Once again, if you have any thoughts you’d like to share, leave them in a comment. They are greatly appreciated!
Till the next time.