Beginning RPG Maker VX Ace

  • 5h 28m
  • Darrin Perez
  • Apress
  • 2014

Beginning RPG Maker VX Ace takes you through the process of using the RPG Maker VX Ace game development engine to create your very own role playing game. The book has been designed with the complete beginner in mind who has little to no experience with the engine. Tutorials and exercises will take you from installing the software to putting the final touches upon your first project.

Game design can be quite a daunting challenge, as it generally involves a large amount of programming know-how on top of having to plan everything out that makes a good game what it is. RPG Maker VX Ace is an intuitive system that allows you to make your own game with a fraction of the effort otherwise required. Beginning RPG Maker VX Ace equips you with the knowledge you need to use Enterbrain’s newest role playing game development engine.

  • Takes you from the start of a project to the completion of a small game.
  • Provides a step-by-step process that will walk you through each stage of the creation process.
  • Gives many helpful tips and tricks you can apply to your future endeavors with the engine.

What you’ll learn

  • Switches and variables and how they can be used to affect the game world.
  • Populate your areas with non-player characters that serve a wide range of roles.
  • Use the database which serves as the backbone of RPG Maker VX Ace.
  • Create dungeons with two types of enemy encounters.
  • Create fun and varied mini-games and side-quests to serve as distractions from the main plot.
  • The basics of using RPG Maker VX Ace’s Script Editor.

Who this book is for

Beginning RPG Maker VX Ace is for novices in game design who would like to learn how to use a simple, yet robust, game development engine. It’s for those people who have little to no programming experience but would like to make an RPG.

About the Author

Darrin Perez (1988-) was born in Alexandria, Virginia and currently resides in Puerto Rico. His debut fantasy novel, Whispers of Dawn, was written as a self-imposed challenge in the spirit of NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month). He has also written many video game related articles over at Hubpages and published an ebook concerning RPG Maker VX Ace (a video game development engine) as well. His newest non-fiction book, Beginning RPG Maker VX Ace, is a robust expansion of that ebook and is published by Apress.

In this Book

  • Starting Out with RPG Maker VX Ace
  • Switches and Variables
  • Of Friends and Foes
  • Fleshing Out Your World
  • Your First Dungeon
  • Your Second Dungeon
  • Arenas and Other Minigames
  • Sidequests
  • All About Common Events
  • Treasure Hunting and Other Hidden Things
  • Puzzles
  • Final Preparations
  • The Final Dungeon
  • Basic Scripting Exercises in RMVXA
  • More Tips and Tricks for RMVXA


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