Thursday, January 31, 2013

Shameless Plugging: RPG Maker VX Ace

 The entirety of Another Time is built on the VX Ace engine of the easy-to-use RPG Maker series.  Ace is the latest engine, released in Spring of 2012 and has nearly limitless customization from individual stats, to music, to even event scripting.

 The most amazing part of it though, is the embedded script engine.  Using the complex yet highly effective coding, one can completely change how the game is played with a few lines of code.  It is with using specific scripts either borrowed or created by oneself, is where the true personalization of the game comes to life.

 Without the efforts of the RPG Maker website (and my fiance for purchasing it for me ;p), this little project/dream of mine could not have come to light; and for that, I thank them.

 To learn more about VX Ace or the other products offered, visit

Monday, January 28, 2013

The World Map

The World Map of FF: Another Time

 Towards the end of Final Fantasy, the player party travels 2,000 years into the past to stop a time loop started by Garland and the Four Fiends.  By doing so, the timeline has had two millennia to diverge from the original game.  This is the basis of the story behind Another Time.

 During the 2,000 year divergence, there have been some very notable changes.  Most notably is the landscape: the Cardia Islands in the mid-north are now one giant island, the rivers around Gurgu Volcano is now a winding valley, the Sunken Shrine is not-so-sunken, and there's actually snow in the northern areas!

 However, the most important change story-wise is the charred remains of the Cornelia plains and ominous looking Chaos Temple.  Obviously playing through the game will tell you what has happened, but I'll try to fit it in a future post if I can.

 Stay tuned for more updates and news, and please comment/question when available!

Friday, January 25, 2013

First public announcement!

If you've been redirected here, then welcome to the development blog of the fan-made game Final Fantasy: Another Time!

Final Fantasy: Another Time is a fan-made pseudo-sequel to the original Final Fantasy made using the RPG Maker VXAce program. It utilizes both old and new dynamics from the series, easter eggs, and extensive depth into the Final Fantasy lore.

A release date is tentative as the game is a hobby and not for profit in anyway. However, this blog will be updated regularly with news on development, tidbits in the process, and always room for discussion and/or comments.

Be sure to follow in any way and give your support if you're a fan of Final Fantasy, RPG Maker, or blogs.

Stay tuned!