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RPG Maker XP Is Free on Steam Until February 19th

A screenshot of LISA, a game developed in RPG Maker XP, It depicts a bearded man leaping across a gap atop a motorcycle, dappled in golden light.

Gotcha Gotcha Games has announced that its seminal game-making software RPG Maker XP is completely free for PC players on Steam until February 19th, 10:00 AM PDT.

RPG Maker XP is the oldest entry in the series, having originally released in 2005, and is meant to give players a toolset to create their spin on the RPG genre.

The promotion is part of a wider celebration of the series, known fittingly as RPG Maker Festival 2024. The sale aims to celebrate RPG Maker and the many games people have produced using its various iterations. Here’s a list of the discounts:

RPG Maker has been used over the last 19 years to create notable indie RPGs such as To The Moon, A Bird Story, Omori, and LISA.

Timely to this article, features writer Nick Mangiaracina recently released the first interview in a series focusing on RPG Maker developers. His first interview was with developer zDS and details their struggles, successes, and insights gained while making their titles. If you’re curious about what goes into the creation process using RPG Maker, feel free to check it out!

I think it’s cool to be able to add a piece of gaming history to your library for nothing, especially a piece of development software that gives players a way to create nearly two decades on. Without RPG Maker XP, we would have potentially been deprived of a host of perspectives that have helped expand the idea of what an RPG can be.

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Source: Rock, Paper, Shotgun

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Trent Argirov

Trent Argirov

Trent is a news editor for RPGFan. If not writing news or lending a voice to the odd podcast, he can be seen, in the Australian wild, drinking copious amounts of iced coffee, working on various manuscripts, and keeping the occasional wandering cat company. His video game backlog stretches far and wide, and sources swear he's slowly working on it, one day at a time.

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