Monday, April 28, 2014

RPG Maker / WOLF Editor Games: The New Trend?

As an indie game maker who uses RPG Maker XP, I'd also have to make this post - to let everyone know how and why such pixel games got mainstream.



These game makers are both made in Japan and are being used by many Japanese game developers. In contrast to the high-end graphics, complex gameplay and touch/motion-activated controls of today's games, many people still prefer games made in RPG Maker and WOLF Editor, especially those of the horror genre. Why is that?

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Interesting Things on Akiko Shikata's CDs

So, I was kind of bored one day and decided to re-read all of my original Akiko Shikata CDs. And guess what? I found some interesting images and whatnot:

Harmonia


 Comin' at you like a Dark Horse (Katy Perry pun intended).


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Romance Novels and Wattpad: A Personal Insight


First of all, I would like you to know that I write stories of various genres. You can check out my works at the following:
I've been writing stories for a long time, since around 2004 or earlier, though I admit my plots back then were...uhh...predictably cheesy. I've only recently created a Wattpad account, only on January 26, 2013. My story blog (from Blogger) was also created a bit late, only around 2012. You can, however, also find some of my stories (with original post dates) on deviantART.

The reason I'm writing this is for two reasons:

1. "Diary of Broken", a series I wrote in 2010 as an EP and original story, and later on a manga, is getting a namesake counterpart called "Diary ng Panget" (which you probably already know, go Google it, it's famous as hell). If you've been around with me for a long time, this kind of "unintentional prediction" is quite normal. Here are a couple of examples:

Same-name song. Good thing they're on different keys and language.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Announcements and Updates

Lots of things have happened this past month (and the month before), so here's a summary of things:

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Project: Restore QZN Release

 


For those who are waiting for this exploration game made in RPG Maker XP, the wait is over! This is a free game that's about Quezon Province, it's natural beauty, and quests to restore its lost culture! Download it here.

Summary: 
Many years after the present time, the Philippines has been devastated by a global phenomenon known as “disappearing cultures”, where people from a certain province or state suddenly disappear, and only those residents who are temporarily in another place could survive. One of the affected provinces in the country is Quezon Province. 

This is a free-to-download game developed by Kristel “Kazaki” Cuadra in 2014 using RPG Maker XP. It’s an exploration game that is also educational and promotes the tourism of Quezon Province.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Signal Boost: Original Stories & Games

If you're new to my blog and my stuff, then you'd better know that I write stories, original ones, and sometimes, make games from my stories. And sometimes, I also put stories in my music, albums and EPs because I want to.

Yeah, everyone of us has a bit of selfishness from within, and some of those have lead us to be superstars whose novels and pocketbooks have been converted into movies, and some free games going wildly mainstream in an insane way.

And here I am in the shadows like Tetsuya Kuroko. Just kidding, but it's the truth anyway.

So I'm sending out a signal boost for everyone who's kinda interested in reading stories, playing games, etc. 


This is my main story blog where I publish my original stories, sorted in genres and categories. I write mostly in fantasy, adventure, science fiction and some slice-of-life with plot twists. I do fan fiction as well. They're not very long - even the series ones with chapters (Moon Angel, Metronome, O2Jam Fanfictions) have really short chapters.