For a long time I have unfortunately been neglecting my game design projects in favor of simple writing due to life issues, but hopefully this is where things turn around.
Some context to start with – a “RPGMaker Super Robot Wars SRPG Engine” was released recently and I just thought I would do a little something in it. This is a short 20 minutes crossover SRPG that admittingly comprises of my particular in-jokes so I’m sure most of it will be incomprehensible unless you’ve been following me for quite some time. Still, maybe you’ll get a chuckle or two out of it.
You can find NewType Republic over at the Misc page.
The Lazion Empire is a grand power present in the Sword Girl universe holding most of the territory. One day the empire asks for tributes to be paid, with their vast forces, the smaller countries quickly conceded. However, The Royale Kingdom and The Republic of Vita refused and other countries soon followed. Sword Girls follows the story of four girls within different factions. Sita Vilosa of the Vita faction, Luthica Preventer of the Crux, Iri Flina from the Darklore faction and Linia Pacifica from the Academy.
Swords Girls is a Korean Browser Based Digital Card Game running from 2011-2013 (EN) / 2017 (KR)
You play as Aloha, a young man with amnesia who is stranded on a volcanic tropical island with nine other people (six girls and three men), and the objective is to survive on the island, and perhaps regain your memory or gain the love of one of the girls and escape with them.
Nangoku Dominion is a Survival Simulation game released by Softhouse Chara in 2005.
The year is 2535 and the planet Omni, originally a colony of Earth, has declared its independence. The Terran Government’s response: a series of violent suppression leading to all-out war. It’s an uphill battle for the resistance forces, until Omni begins converting Power Loaders, originally civilian construction vehicles, into combat mechas.
Five years later, the 177th squadron was formed, from from an elite group of all-female team and named the DoLLS (Detachment of Limited Line Service.) A fully equipped formation consisting of mecha backed up by air and artillery support, these brave women prepare to face the harsh battles ahead…
POWER DoLLs is a series of turn based wargames, developed by Kogado Studio (Symphonic Rain, Gadget Trial.) Continue reading →
Mars lives a peaceful everyday life in his quiet village. Fascinated by the nearby ruins, he’s determined to unlock its secrets. Accidentally undoing a magic seal, Mars and his lover find themselves attacked by demons. He is saved by a visiting knight, But that was where his troubles began…
NTRPG2 is a Doujin RPGMaker Game released by Hanataka in 2014.
The world was peaceful after the Hero defeated the Demon Lord. However, princess Aina has yet to return… Rumor has it that she was enslaved by the Hero’s younger brother Schum. Aina’s younger brother, Prince Hara, hears of the news, and thus seeks to find a way to save his sister…
The Shattered Princess of Ice and Snow is a Doujin RPGMaker Game released by U-ROOM in 2019, serving as a spin-off story in the Dark Hero Party series.
(This article will contain spoilers for the game in question along with its predecessor.)
A new Japanese Tabletop RPG has now been officially localized and available digitally at DriveThruRPG.
I’ve written about the fan-translated version here, and assume that the official product will provide a more polished version. Kamigakari apparently has had a rough Kickstarter process but here’s hoping that it leads to more officially translated Japanese Tabletop RPGs in the future.
(This article contains major spoilers for the game in question, please be advised)
Bahamut Lagoon is an TRPG that went surprisingly under the radar in English regions, especially when you remember it was created by Square Enix (Squaresoft then), generally considered the influence leader and brand name when it comes to JRPGs.