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    RPG Maker Festival 2023 Steam Sale Now Live For a Limited Time

    Save on tons of RPG Maker-made Steam games.

    Gotcha Gotcha Games announced RPG Maker Festival 2023 Steam sale event is now live for a limited time. Steam users can save with major discounts across more than 450 RPG Maker series-made games. 

    Players can save 45% on RPG Maker MZ and 85% on RPG Maker MV on Steam. Additionally, Gotcha Gotcha Games released free RPG Maker tools on Steam as part of this year’s edition of RPG Maker Festival. RPG Maker Festival 2023 lasts until February 20 at 10:00 a.m. PST to save on the latest RPG Maker titles. Fans can also expect more details about RPG Maker Unite at a later date.

    Here’s an overview of this year’s RPG Maker festivities via Gotcha Gotcha Games:

    RPG Maker Festival 2023

    The RPG Maker Festival is an annual Steam Sale Event that saw its first occurring in February 2022. It is dedicated to the RPG Maker series, a non-coding engine series well loved by many indie and hobbyist developers from around the globe. 

    Not only will the engines be discounted greatly, the 2023 event will also be joined by over 450 RPG Maker-made game titles created by its enthusiastic and eager fan community, including worldly-acclaimed titles such as The Witch’s House MV and LISA: The Painful!

    RPG Maker Festival 2023 Event Duration
    • Pacific Standard Time: Feb 13, 2023 10:00 AM to Feb 20, 2023 10:00 AM
    • Japan Standard Time: Feb 14, 2023 03:00 AM to Feb 21, 2023 03:00 AM

     

    45% OFF on RPG Maker MZ, and 85% OFF on RPG Maker MV

    The most current RPG Maker title, RPG Maker MZ, will be discounted up to 45% OFF in the 2023 event – the deepest discount to date.

    Meanwhile, RPG Maker MV, will be discounted up to 85% OFF. For users who already own other RPG Maker titles, there will also be special bundles available too.

    Release of the RPG Maker 3D Character Converter Tool on Steam!

    The RPG Maker 3D Character Converter is a convenient mini-app that can quickly convert humanoid-shaped VRM models into 2D character sprite assets compatible with RPG Maker series. Users can either import custom-made or commercially available VRM models into the converter for conversion. The app can output a total of 5 types of map walker sprites, 18 types of side-view battle character (aka SV-Battler) sprites, and the model’s faces for use as character portraits in dialogue boxes common in RPGs. 

    Although the app was originally designed for the currently in development RPG Maker Unite, there are also options that would allow the converter to output 2D assets compatible with RPG Maker MV and RPG Maker MZ. The developers hope that the early release of this app can provide RPG Maker users a different means of creating game assets for their games.

    (What is VRM: A platform-independent file format designed for use with 3D characters and avatars in the VR era. (Please refer to the VRM Consortium for detail))

    RPG Maker 3D Character Converter Product Spec

     

    PiXel ScaLer Coming to Steam for Free too!

    PiXel ScaLer is a simple but powerful tool that can enlarge and convert pixel arts into higher resolution illustrations. Already released on RPG Maker Unite’s official site, it will now also be available for download on Steam for simpler app management. The tool supports many resolutions which makes it suitable to use with RPG Maker MZ and MV, as well as the RPG Maker Unite currently in development.

    • PiXel ScaLer is a product developed by Nononotyaya-san – who has granted Gotcha Gotcha Games the rights to distribute it as an official tool of RPG Maker series.
      • (The previous PiXel ScaLer will continue to be available for download at the author’s sites. Users of the previous version of PiXel ScaLer can also continue to use it without concerns)
    • Supported Output Resolution:
      • Map Walker Sprites: 48 x 48, 64 x 64, 128 x 128, 256 x 256, and 98 x 146 (RPG Maker Unite’s default asset spec)
      • SV Battler Sprites: 64 x 64, 320 x 320, 512 x 512, and 194 x 194 (RPG Maker Unite’s default asset spec)
    • Steam URL:https://store.steampowered.com/app/2306930/

    Releasing the “ARPG Plug-in Set” Free DLC!

    To celebrate the RPG Maker Festival 2023, Gotcha Gotcha Games is also delighted to announce the release of the Free ARPG Plug-in Set, which includes an RPG Maker MZ compatible plugin, and a set of graphical assets useful for creating ARPGs. 

    The pack also includes a sample project with examples to introduce to users what sort of actions can be implemented. Users are free to use this as they are, or as a reference to develop their own versions. 

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack: https://muckrack.com/raul-landaverde-1

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