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RPG Maker 2003

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For the first time ever, RPG Maker 2003 is officially available in English! This legendary game development engine is both highly affordable and easy to use, and it remains one of the most popular RPG Maker installments to date.
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About RPG Maker 2003

About this game

For the first time ever, RPG Maker 2003 is officially available in English! This legendary game development engine is both highly affordable and easy to use, and it remains one of the most popular RPG Maker installments to date. It is the first engine in the series to employ a sideview battle system similar to the classic RPGs of the early-to-mid 90s. If you have always wanted to create a retro RPG with a third-person battle system, or simply are looking for an affordable but reliable game creation engine, then RPG Maker 2003 is for you!

KEY FEATURES:

  • Side-view Battle System: Most titles in the RPG Maker series center on first-person, turn-based combat. RPG Maker 2003 breaks this tradition by offering an engaging sideview battle system that is perfect for fans of classic RPGs. Creating and managing your game’s combat is as easy as filling in a database and playtesting, with no scripting knowledge required! This departure makes RPG Maker 2003 an excellent alternative for game developers who are not particularly fond of front-view battle systems. 
  • Straightforward Tools: RPG Maker engines are designed to be as flexible as possible while still being user friendly, and RPG Maker 2003 is no exception. Virtually everything in the engine is managed through a simple point-and-click interface. All of your game’s characters, enemies, skills, animations, and equipment are created and stored in an easy-to-navigate database. An in-depth event system contains dozens of functions to help make your story and world come to life, such as custom messages, character movement, player choices, special effects, and more. Plus, RPG Maker 2003’s powerful map editor is extremely easy to master, allowing you to craft your world tile by tile with unprecedented efficiency!  
  • Retro Presentation: Relive the golden age of RPGs with RPG Maker 2003’s diverse selection of 16-bit default graphics. If you’re feeling especially creative, RPG Maker 2003 allows you to import custom 16-bit graphics, including character sprites, tilesets for your environments, battle animations, backgrounds, and more! The engine is also loaded with a variety of catchy midi tracks and sound effects for your game; custom MP3/WAV/MIDI tracks can be added as well.  
  • Share Your Game: Want to share your creation with the world? You can export your creation in a portable file that can be played on ANY Windows system! Plus, games made with RPG Maker 2003 can be sold as long as you have the appropriate rights and have followed the registration procedure. With some hard work you could become the next great indie game developer! 

Game Details

Release Date:
April 24, 2015
Developer:
KADOKAWA
Publisher:
Gotcha Gotcha Games Inc
Supported Languages:
English
Steam Deck Support:
Unsupported
Franchise:
RPG Maker

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7/8
  • Processor: Intel® Pentium®4 1.5GHz
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 1024x768 or better video resolution in High Color mode
  • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card

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84.21% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

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Relax & enjoy! 55.56%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Played It
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Completionist! 21.74%  of players have Conquered It

RPG Maker 2003 User Reviews

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33% of users would recommend this.
4.7

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The best rpg maker if you wish to develop a game entirely with events. The graphic scaling for tiles, battlers, backgrounds and characters is also unique in terms of emulating a retro feel. Despite how old it is, it is still relevant for rpg game development. You can even make commercial games on it!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 19% of GameFAQs users said RPG Maker 2003 is Simple or Easy. 56% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 26% of GameFAQs users said RPG Maker 2003 is Tough or Unforgiving.
No, RPG Maker 2003 is not currently playable on Steam Deck.
Minimum:
  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7/8
  • Processor: Intel® Pentium®4 1.5GHz
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 1024x768 or better video resolution in High Color mode
  • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 82 hours. 84% of users played RPG Maker 2003 for over 80 hours.
RPG Maker 2003 was released on April 24, 2015
RPG Maker 2003 is published by Gotcha Gotcha Games Inc
RPG Maker 2003 was developed by KADOKAWA
Fanatical users tagged RPG Maker 2003 as RPG, JRPG, and Software
Fanatical users tagged RPG Maker 2003 as Game Development, Anime, Retro, and Education
Yes, Fanatical users tagged RPG Maker 2003 as RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged RPG Maker 2003 as JRPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged RPG Maker 2003 as Software

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