The Book of Metal RPG


For the last four years (on and off) and with over 600 hours put into the RPG Maker VX Ace software I’ve finally finished my first ever game – The Book of Metal.  Firstly here’s a video of the first 15 minutes of the game:

 

In a world where metal binds the people of The Peanus Isles, life is simple, and life is good.

Kept strong by the whisper of a legend, metal has grown strong over time and its influence is ever expanding.

All have heard of this legend.

The legend of a book, which has maintained the ethos of this world for many centuries.

But today

It will be stolen.  It will be taken.

By evil.

Join Alan, Pete, Aiden and more on their quest to bring metal music back from the clutches of evil, stolen by the egomaniac Stubbs after a series of poor album reviews drives him to the brink of insanity.

Take a journey through a world drenched in brutality, taking on corrupted souls, fiends, demons and bad jokes along the way.

Can you save metal as we know it?

Features

  • 4+ hours of gameplay
  • A unique 40+ song soundtrack featuring metal/rock fused with old-school chiptunes
  • A Triple Triad card game
  • Collectables to be discovered

You can download it and play it yourself here.

 

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RPG Maker Music Side Project


For the past few years I’ve been putting together a game called The Book of Metal using the RPG Maker VX Ace Software – for those who don’t know what that is it’s a… erm, RPG Maker, allowing the user to create retro-style video games in the style of SNES-era classic games like Final Fantasy I – VI and Chrono Trigger to name a few.

As you can guess my game is heavily musically-themed, and after not finding the built-in fantasy jingles to be quite what I’m looking for in a metal-themed video game I decided to make my own using a program called Music Maker Jam, which is perfect for those of us without an ounce of musical ability whatsoever.  Some of the earlier efforts are appalling but I think I’ve now got a reasonably decent soundtrack to compliment the game I’m working on; a combination of syth-style 16-bit era music fused with metal and rock.  With that in mind I’d love to hear your feedback on what I’ve put together so far.

 

RPG Maker VX Ace: The Book of Metal with Commentary


Alan finally gets the chance to play Pete’s game in progress made using RPG Maker VX Ace, The Book of Metal.  We start out in the quaint town of Soddington as metal is soon stolen by evil mastermind Stubbs and his minions.

Watch footage of an earlier build – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdo0yBxKlW8

We have outtakes too – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tTGif0yqvA

The Book of Metal – WWE Triple Triad


The Book of Metal is Pete’s first real attempt at creating a video game through RPG Maker VX Ace, and the idea behind The Book of Metal is that metal itself has been stolen in the form of a book and it’s up to our heroes to claim it back.

Triple Triad is a game I wanted to add from the beginning but not directly rip off the Final Fantasy 8 version, so I decided to make it based on WWE and NXT Superstars.  So for fans of RPGs, Triple Triad, metal music and professional wrestling (which is a niche audience, but hey) this is something you’ll hopefully enjoy.