A Forest of Smoke
A downloadable game for Windows
It all comes back to you, memories like the smell of a wood fire on a very cold day. Your grandmother's little hovel is hidden between the city and the forest, ancient and overflowing with green vines. She practically raised you, as much as your parents did, and what she taught grew stronger as you grew older. It's been half a decade, however. You haven't seen anything from her but awkwardly spelled letters on tea-stained paper. Why invite you back now? And what will she think of the person you've grown into?
Your friends beckon you on. Only time will tell...
A Forest of Smoke is a game of herbology and discovery, currently in development using RPG Maker VX. It is my first game, and currently consists of a single room and about six lines of dialogue. I intend to make most of the assets myself, and am teaching myself how to do so on the fly, so progress is slow.
My vision is of a dialogue-heavy exploration game with no combat system, in which you explore a charming village and mysterious forest. The ingredients you collect can be experimented with in an alchemical system, providing potions used to unlock maps and plotlines. I very roughly estimate it will take about an hour to play through.
If this sounds interesting to you I hope you will stick with me through the development cycle. Please leave a comment below, especially if you have advice for a first-time developer, and check out my Tumblr for news and updates!
Download the "NoRTP" file if you already have RPG Maker VX Ace installed on your computer, or the regular file if you do not. Keep in mind the regular file is 190 megabytes.
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