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  1. Verdiløs Games

    Entertaining Races

    Hello! There is something I have noticed while playing, watching and reading things. That is, why do races seem to be much like the human race? In things like fantasy and sci-fi, you are bound to find races other than human, but they all seem very human like. There may be a few anatomical or societal differences (dwarves are shorter, elves are taller), but othe than that, they seem the same. Races always seem to use the same pronouns, for instance. He, she, they, or it are always used. Constantly. I think it would be interesting to see other cultures (not just woodland or mountain, for instance), pronouns, gender roles (or lack thereof), etc. instead of "spicy human".
  2. Is RPG Maker MV better than RPG Maker VX Ace? I am deciding which engine to make a game in.

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      There are some features MV has over VX Ace, however, MV and VX Ace are essentially two different engines since they run with two different programming languages.

      So, the question really is, what is my target audience? Do I go with VX Ace and stick to Windows users only, or do I go with MV and have the ability to port to MacOS/Linux/iOS/Android.

      I mean, MV is not any better, not to me. It's just newer.

    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      You actually can sorta port VX Ace to other systems if you use MKXP.

       

      But yeah, really I would say they are more or less the same? MV has the advantage of being a bit more open though I think? I like VX Ace's RTP better but most people want custom stuff anyway.

    3. FranklinX

      FranklinX

      I like MV better than VX ACE. I prefer MV because it includes a side view better system, and I do not need to find a script for it.

  3. I may make a full novel with my ideas and dreams.

  4. Verdiløs Games

    THE STRANGEST THING HAPPENED LAST NIGHT...

    THE STRANGEST THING HAPPENED LAST NIGHT... I have a window by my computer that I look out occasionally. I was working late last night, as you do, trying to get a few things done. At around 3 AM, I hear a strange noise outside it. Out of curiosity, I looked outside. There wasn’t anything out there, but the power flickered. I frantically tried to get my document back up, and as I got it back, I head the sound again. I looked out again. Still nothing. I went back to working. It was probably just some animal, after all. Those are common here, after all. A few minutes later, the noises got louder. A strange, scratching noise just outside the window. I sighed, and I looked out the window again. I saw a shadow quickly dart past the window the second I saw it. It was roughly the size of your average man, but it moved too fast for me to tell just what it was… At that point, or any point after. I couldn’t shake an uneasy feeling as I got back to my document, but I tried my best to ignore it. It was late, and I just wanted to finish this so I could go to bed and rest easy, knowing my work was done. A few minutes later, the noise came back at another window. I ignored it, and the noise kept going. The longer I left it, the louder it got until I had no choice but to go see what was making it. I saw the shadow dart past again. Soon, it was just outside the front of my house. Before I continue, I should mention that I live in a town with surrounding wooded areas. Most of the people here are hunters. Deer, birds, rabbits, fish, you name it. Birds, rabbits and even deer come into town all the time. I’ve seen and heard them. I’ve heard people complain about the deer and the rabbits eating their gardens. I looked out the window and saw what looked vaguely like a human figure, and what looked like what might be a deer, standing side by side. As my eyes adjusted and the two figures got closer to my window, I realized that those weren’t a deer and a human. His fingers were too long, his eyes were too big, and black like endless wells that burrowed deep into my soul and tickled my worst fears. His too wide mouth was curved into a horrifying grin of sharp teeth, and as he came closer, touching the window, he licked it with his long, thin tongue that was way too long to be in any human mouth. The thing that definitely wasn’t a deer… Anymore… was staring at me with soulless red eyes. Fur had been ripped off of it in patches… And no deer’s legs bent like that. I close my curtain and ran upstairs, grabbing my phone to call the police. I dialled, but nobody answered the phone. I didn’t hear the noises for the rest of the night, and I didn’t sleep at all. Today, I went into town. The conversations weren’t about the weather. They weren’t about gardens or what had been eating them. They were about missing pets, missing cows, missing horses, cats, dogs… And strange noises in the middle of the night.
  5. Verdiløs Games

    THE STRANGEST THING HAPPENED LAST NIGHT...

    The event sounded very familiar, so I looked it up. How is it to participate in this event? Do you fight alongside the dead and elves? Have you met Odin? It seems I did! haha I meant to say was that the deer one was disturbing. I am glad I do not bore you! You thought it was real? Wow! I am kind of happy it was so convincing. haha And Slenderman. I have never actually read Slenderman, but I have heard of the things he has inspired.
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    THE STRANGEST THING HAPPENED LAST NIGHT...

    I live in the northern US nearby to Canada in a predominantly Scandinavian area. Fitting as I myself am Norwegian/American. Wendigo could be an interesting word for... Whatever the thing was. But you're right, I think more people would be missing if this was indeed the case. I am unsure of what was wrong with the deer one, but it was I hope I am entertaining enough for you! Many find me strange or boring, so I hope I do not bore you.
  7. Verdiløs Games

    Entertaining Races

    There is no shame in liking Bowsette. I too like her!
  8. I may post more short horror if I get more ideas I can finish. :)

  9. Is there a way to convert Ace assets to MV? I have MV but do not have anything for it. Also, where might I find good free MV assets, as I am no longer receiving the money I once was and can no longer buy the official ones?

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Yes, yes it can be done.

       

      If you have paintdotnet (it's free), you can simply increase the scale of the Ace assets to that of how they are in MV, but keep in mind that for some assets, it won't work as well.

       

      The easiest assets to do this with are tilesets.

  10. The above text from user Kayzee made me want to make this entry. The He'Eleans actually don't have a concept of gender. Pronouns are given based on current social standing. Vanity, for instance, was a part of the He'Elean royalty, but for reasons I cannot explain because of spoilers, he was exiled from his planet and given the nov/novs pronouns. Another He'Elean you meet later in the game has different pronouns entirely (neb/nebs), due to being a relatively high member of the He'Elean royalty. The He'Eleans do not have any sort of gender sense, as they all have the same types of organs. They are a mammal species (in a sense, I went with some form of "spicy human" for the ease of digestion of the characters, as Vanity nebself is one of the main four characters in the game), so they gestate a child in the womb for some time and give birth. However, this is something all He'Eleans can do. All He'Eleans can also impregnate another. This is, however, not a focus of the game or story. Just an interesting fact. (I make sure I come up with every possible detail for a species when I make it, even if the detail is entirely useless. I am just strange that way.) Because of this, and because there are no distinguishing characteristics to create a binary/trinary/etc., pronouns are used for status. The pronoun hierarchy is as follows: High royalty - Neb/nebs Low royalty - Lun/luns Commoner - Sol/sols Prisoner - Voi/vois Exiled - Nov/novs I am open to questions.
  11. Verdiløs Games

    Stranded in Space: He'Elean Pronouns, Sex and Gender

    I might go with that, actually! It is a very good idea, Kayzee. As for the messy details, I will put it in a spoiler. IF YOU ARE UNDERAGE, OR SIMPLY DO NOT WANT TO KNOW THE MESSY DETAILS, DO NOT READ THE SPOILER.
  12. I just got an idea! A magical girl team who have their transformation objects as fidget toys! Maybe they are all autistic like me?

    1. Verdiløs Games

      Verdiløs Games

      I have noticed this with many mental things. A big one I have noticed is actually trauma disorders. If you do not fit the criteria for one of them, you get lumped in with the catch-all term of "Other and Unspecified Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders".

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Fidget/'Special' toys? lolz

       

      @Kayzee would know what I mean...

       

      I honestly wonder how many people are misdiagnosed as autistic, when 'autistic-like' would be more accurate.

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I kinda think one of the problems is just that there is often too much focus on 'mental disorders' or 'mental illness' in general. Honestly I don't think most modern psychologists are at fault for that. Any half decent psychologist will tell you that that's not really the point and they are much more interested in actually working with their clients to solve problems as best they can. Diagnosis is just a tool that might help with that, but everyone is different and has different problems they want to solve. But most other people don't really understand that and tend to focus too much on labels, both for themselves and others. Even psychologists can fall into that trap, but nowadays I think they are trained to avoid it.

       

      This wasn't always the case though. Sigmund Freud for example by a lot of modern standards was a pretty awful psychologist even though he might be the most famous psychologist in history. He is the guy most people are doing an impression of when they go "So tell me about your mother" in a bad Austrian accent. Personally I prefer Carl Jung myself. Not sure how good of a psychologist he really was in the end (his theories and methods might have been a tad too abstract and complicated to help most people), but I think he knocked it out of the park when it came to his thoughts on philosophy and spirituality. Also it should be noted: If you ever got into the Persona series, one way to describe it is "Carl Jung's writings and several JRPGs/anime thrown into a blender".

       

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  13. I may possibly not use new pronouns for the alien species in the game. I have not decided yet.

    1. Verdiløs Games

      Verdiløs Games

      I was aiming for a fun character with Vanity. haha And I may have to look at that fight, it may give me ideas!

       

      I was just thinking, how you put the english pronouns really fits for the hierarchy on He'El, right down to using "it" for prisoners/exiled ones. I just thought I would tell you this. :)

    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I think all the Asagi clones do end up getting into an argument about who is the best Asagi too! Though the original Asagi isn't actually nearly as vain/self-centered as her clones are and basically created al the clones on accident, so it's not quite the same.

       

      It's not a perfect fit for the hierarchy and implies a particular gender bias, but I think that's kind of my point. The translations are awkward and often misleading, but that's how language often is. For example: Native Americans were often called 'Indians' because it was once thought that America was part of or near India, the Roma people are often called 'Gypsies' because they were once thought to have come originally from Egypt, and so on. :3

    3. Verdiløs Games

      Verdiløs Games

      That is hilarious! XD

       

      After reading this and your comment again, I realize you are correct. I guess maybe I was just thinking of the prisoner/exiled ones pronouns, which would actually translate to "it", given the limits of english and the implications of calling a living being, especially one with noticeable intelligence, "it". The voi/vois and nov/novs pronouns are intended to be demeaning. They very much mean "lesser one". Nov/novs means that to a greater scale, as those with voi/vois are considered still redeemable if enough effort is put in, but for the most part, "it" would be a generically correct translation.

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  14. Verdiløs Games

    Organic Overworld Maps using RTP

    This is awesome! They look fantastic. Keep up the good work!
  15. I am working on artwork of the main characters of Stranded in Space! I realize that nobody has a real idea of what they look like, and I would like to remedy this.

  16. I have made another blog entry! I think Kayzee in particular may be interested?

  17. Verdiløs Games

    Stranded in Space

    Stranded in Space is one of the games I'm making. I like to describe it as a story-based survival game. The goal of the game is to travel from planet to planet, ship to ship, station to station and survive in space with a minimal crew. Each location brings new surprises and adds to the story that keeps the crew going through the galaxy in hopes of finding someplace hospitable to live out the rest of their days. The premise is that a deadly virus spread across a colony ship. The ship's android managed to save two members of the population from faulty cryostasis pods by repairing them before the people within froze to death. Years later, after the virus finally died off, they decide to awaken the two people. Soon after, the ship is boarded by a crew of space pirates who abandon their leader and take off. Together, the four must survive and find somewhere to live. The game's main characters are as follows: NAME: RAI5 (Robotic Artificial Intelligence #5) POSITION: Technician SPECIES: Android PLACE OF ORIGIN: Jupiter GENDER: Agender (Feminine) PRONOUNS: They/them, she/her MENTAL HEALTH STATUS: Codependent, afraid of being alone FAVOURITE COLOUR: Red FAVOURITE ANIMAL: Solar phoenix FAVOURITE MUSIC GENRE: Ska FAVOURITE PLACE: Their personal quarters FAVOURITE ACTIVITY: Fixing things BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS: To see the universe, to befriend what's left of the crew NAME: Theodore "Teddy" Atkins POSITION: Chef SPECIES: Human PLACE OF ORIGIN: Earth GENDER: Male PRONOUNS: He/him MENTAL HEALTH STATUS: Autistic FAVOURITE COLOUR: Blue FAVOURITE ANIMAL: Cat FAVOURITE MUSIC GENRE: Rock FAVOURITE PLACE: Any kitchen FAVOURITE ACTIVITY: Cooking BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS: To learn every recipe in the galaxy NAME: Henrietta "Henri" Newman POSITION: Botanist SPECIES: Human PLACE OF ORIGIN: Earth GENDER: Female PRONOUNS: She/her MENTAL HEALTH STATUS: Anxiety FAVOURITE COLOUR: Purple FAVOURITE ANIMAL: Mouse FAVOURITE MUSIC GENRE: Electronica FAVOURITE PLACE: Gardens FAVOURITE ACTIVITY: Reading BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS: To have a nice house with a garden and a gazebo NAME: Vanity of He'El, House of Lero POSITION: Flight Officer, Space Pirate SPECIES: He'Elean PLACE OF ORIGIN: He'El GENDER: None, as PRONOUNS: Nov/novs MENTAL HEALTH STATUS: Codependent FAVOURITE COLOUR: Pink FAVOURITE ANIMAL: He'Elean faedeer FAVOURITE MUSIC GENRE: Rock FAVOURITE PLACE: Anywhere nova friends are FAVOURITE ACTIVITY: Dancing BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS: To become a well-loved person
  18. Verdiløs Games

    Stranded in Space

    I have spent a while practicing. I do not expect any part of it to be easy. I am still on the basic designing part of the game and it's hard! haha I just hope the game is as good as I want it to be and as interesting as you both say it sounds.
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    Stranded in Space

    Thank you! I am thinking of a turn-based system, but I need to consider a few things before I make up my mind. I would like to make this a commercial game, but I don't have the money to pay someone for the use of a script or pay someone to make the script. I am open to other options until I finalize it.
  20. I made my first blog entry! Please let me know what you think of it.

  21. Verdiløs Games

    Hello!

    Hello! I am SweetieGhoul and I make games on RPG Maker VX Ace. I'm autistic and do not know how to code things. I want to make action, fantasy and horror games, but might like to make other kinds of games in the future.
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    Diverse Cultures

    I actually think about this a lot. A really good example of diversity in a game is actually an old PS2 game. I cannot remember the name, but you have to travel through parts of four worlds and they all have their own very unique cultures. You can tell even if you don't really get to spend much time with the world out of chaos. The first world is an ancient warrior race of minotaur people. The second is a more peaceful race of underwater fishy people. The third is a world with a heavily classist system that favours the aristocrats over the commoners. The fourth is a volcanic race that holds magic and deception very dear. It was inspiring to me as a younger person and has trickled into my own development of games and stories. In a game I am working on, Stranded in Space, you visit a lot of alien worlds, space stations, ships, penal colonies and more. I am putting a lot of effort into ensuring each one is unique in some way with its own culture. I base some off of existing cultures but I make up many as well. The Tooneans of Nolan, for instance, are a playful race who prize fun of all kinds over anything else. Another race I have not yet named however are a more serious race, who prize wealth and social standing over constant leisure. I think it makes games more widely interesting to have varied cultures instead of a cut-and-paste sort of look to everything. I know a lot of people say that many games take place in the same region or area, but there are two very good examples I can think of. One is fictional and one is real life. The fictional one is just any Pokemon game. The Pokemon games put you in a place that is just one region but there are varied cultures in each one. In Platinum for instance, there is a mining community and a garden community and a bustling city and a shoreside swimming community. This is all in the same region! In London, England there are varied cultures as well. If you go into any part of London and then go to any other part, you will find a very different culture in the area. In this day and age where there is information widely available and graphics both free and paid to fit almost anything you can imagine, not having a varied set of cultures in your game is just laziness. But that is just my opinion and observation.
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    Hello!

    I know some people separate "food" from "dessert". lol
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    Hello!

    My favourite game is complicated. It's either Don't Starve Together or Portal 2. My favourite foods are pizza, pasta and cake! Is cake counted as a food? I don't mind if it's not very active! Don't worry, I am not easy to scare away like that. :3
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