A new Kickstarter has opened to fund the development of a Pokemoncreator of retro-style role-playing games, called Monster Maker.
Developer Yanako RPGs is also creating an original in-engine game called Dokimonin addition to designing all the RPG creation tools (via PCGamesN).
According to lead developer Yana, the Kickstarter was created “to help fund the artwork so we can create as much high-quality art as possible”, with the funds being used to develop both the game and the game creator himself.
At the time of writing, the Kickstarter has reached just over 50% of its £8,000 ($10,000) funding goal, with 27 days to go.
Dokimon will be used “as a point of reference for builders” and will be “fully open-source”.
Hi everyone! So I’m in the process of making a game engine, making a game with that game engine, and releasing both to the public.
I decided to Kickstarter to help fund the artwork so we can create as much high quality artwork as possible to get out into the game developer world!
— Yana (@yanako_rpgs) May 13, 2022
Both Dokimon and Monster Maker will feature fully fleshed out monster tamer style combat, including approximately 70 monsters, 12 elemental types, gear priority system, statuses and abilities.
Monster Maker will allow players to customize the game’s combat system to their preference, making it as simple or as complex as they want. The game will also be designed to be “quick and easy to use”, with several tutorials to help users create their own games.
the Pokemon-The inspired title also lets players choose from any color palette they want, with a target of over 20 playable characters and 10 interchangeable color palettes. Color palettes will also have a nighttime alternative to allow for nighttime cycles in-game.
Monster Maker will continue to have several free updates after launch, but there is currently no release date set for when the RPG maker and Dokimon the game itself will come out.
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