JAVA RPG Game maker allows you to quickly and easily create simple games using pictures, photographs or drawings as the scenes within the game, allowing you to make interesting and complex games with little or no programming knowledge.
The game maker will run on Windows, PC, MAC and Linux platforms. The 1.6 Java Runtime Environment or higher must be installed for the game maker to work.
Open RPG Maker for Mac is categorized as Games. This free Mac application is a product of Justin Davis. Commonly, this application's installer has the following filename: openrpgmaker-0.2.3-mac.dmg. Multiplatform Distribution & Mac Support You can now create your own RPG Maker games on Macintosh. It will be released at the same time as the Windows version. RPG Maker MV users will be able to build games for the following platforms:Windows/EXEMacOSX/APPAndroid/APKiOS/IPAHTML 5 for Web Browsers. Find Platformer games made with RPG Maker like Stoney's Adventure: Holiday Challenge (2020), Broke Brodie, Momo Bomber, Bun Bun's Big Run, Legend of the Nine Rings on itch.io, the indie game hosting marketplace.
Upload images to use as custom maps. Most traditional game making tools operate on the basis of tile drawing. You get a bunch of tools for creating a map using these tiles. Instead we have opted for a different approach, allowing you to upload your own custom background and foreground images that then form the main map that the in-game character will walk around.
Add touch and on-keypress events. A game wouldn't be a game without things happening. We allow you to be able to draw areas onto the maps that trigger some form of event. Events can include: Teleportation to a new map, display of a message box, answering of a question, or setting of a variable.
Customisable perspective. Most images have the concept of perspective. I.e. if someone was closer to you on the map then you would expect them to appear larger. We account for this by allowing you to set and test the perspective of each map, so that the character sprite dynamically changes size and move speed based on their location.
Customisable walkable area. The images you upload for the map wouldn't make much sense if the sprite was able to walk anywhere (tops of buildings, water, etc). So we allow you to draw onto the map to specify exactly where the character is allowed to walk and what they are able to interact with.
Save games as a package. You can save your created game as a packagable .game file. This allows you to share what you have made with friends who also have the game maker installed on their computer.
- Download and Install the Java Runtime Environment(Note: Skip this step if you already have it installed)
- Download the Game Maker .zip archive
- Extract the .zip archive to a location on your computer
- Open the extracted folder and click on 'Game_Maker.jar'
- For details on how to use the program, read the Starter User Manual
- View the full project documentation within Andrew Lee Ward's dissertation
- You can download some example games made here: (Note: Unzip and open these files with the game maker)
- Core Files
- Game Maker v1.8 Executable within .zip archive (.zip, 32.1MB)
- Game Maker v1.8 Java Source Code(.zip, 42.6MB)
- Starter User Manual(.PDF, 0.5MB)
- Full Project documentation(.PDF, 3.1MB)
- Example Games
- Final Fantasy 7 style game(.game, 18.6MB)
- Quiz style game(.game, 0.3MB)
- Cave factory game(.game, 1.5MB)
- Previous Versions
- No previous versions. v1.8 is the earliest public release.
This project was the final year univeristy project of Andrew Lee Ward from the University of Birmingham School of Computer Science.
This project is licenced under the MIT open source licence.
Installing RPG Games on Mac OS X
After downloading your child’s game, also download WineBottler at http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/ (I recommend using the stable version).
Save the file and then double click it once it is fully downloaded on your computer.
Once the installation procedure has finished, drag both the Wine.app and WineBottler.app into the Applications folder just to their right as shown. Allow the copy procedure to finish.
Double click on your child’s game (the .exe that you got from RPG Maker VX Ace– in my case the file was called RPGTest.exe). Mac OS X will display a warning. Press Open to proceed.
Wine may ask you to check for updates. Select “Don’t Check” before clicking “Go” in the second dialog box.
The file will then ask you to Extract the folder. You don’t need to change any settings, just click on OK in order to extract the contents of the game to your computer. A progress bar will proceed to let you know the extraction is working.
Look for the folder created by the extraction process. The folder should be in the exact same location as the original .exe – in my case the original .exe was downloaded to my desktop, so the extracted folder (also called RPGTest in my case) is on the Desktop.
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Double click the newly extracted folder to open it. Look inside, and you will find a file called Game.exe. Double click it as well.
Once again, just click Go without changing any settings.
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The game should open up and run normally. You can now play your game at any time by double clicking the “Game.exe” file inside the folder. Happy playing!