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This is a prototype action RPG in the vein of classic-era Zelda games. It's meant to be a very minimal "vertical slice" of gameplay -- a little bit of everything, but none of it is very deep. All told it's maybe 10-20 minutes of gameplay.

Since there's no in-game tutorial, these are the controls:

  • Arrow Keys: Move
  • Z: Attack
  • X: Roll / Use / Talk
  • A: Use Bomb
  • Enter: Open inventory (pause)
  • Escape: Pause
  • R: Restart the game
  • SHIFT: Switch control schemes
  • CTRL: Display current control scheme, at the bottom left corner

As of v1.0.1, I've also added an alternate control scheme:

  • WASD: Move
  • RIGHT: Roll / Use / Talk
  • DOWN: Attack
  • LEFT: Use Bomb

This was my first project with GameMaker. I couldn't have done it without help from these folks:


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

GemRPG_v102.zip 9 MB
GemRPG_v101.zip 9 MB
GemRPG_v100.zip 9 MB

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The character almost looks like Ness from Earthbound.

Yeah he does, I knew he reminded me of someone! That's all thanks to Canari Games and their wonderful assets.


No idea what that is.