An RPG Most Fowl
Some time ago, I said that a lot of visual novels, particularly those made by Westerners, tended to be over-reliant on gimmicks? Well, what if I told you that there's a breed of indie game suffering a similar, if not worse, problem?
That's right, I'm talking about games made with the RPG Maker engine.
Due to its user-friendly interface and extensive asset library, it has never been easier to make your own RPG.
However, ifor those same reasons, the vast majority of games made with this engine both play the same and look the same. While I understand that making your own assets can be difficult, it wouldn't hurt to put some effort into making your game stand out from the endless deluge of identical games that flood platforms such as itch.io.
That doesn't mean that it's impossible to make a unique, memorable experience with the engine, as proven by the likes of Yume Nikki and Lisa.
Of course, uniqueness is a two-way street, as proven by this game which aims to be as visually unpleasant as it can get away with.
Namely, Garbage Pigeons, a game made by 1gga. I downloaded this game off of Gamejolt some time ago, but its page appears to have been deleted since then.
It's description, courtesy of MobyGames, is as follows:
In Garbage Pigeons the player plays Craphead a fat and menttaly retarded blue pigeon. When the game starts Craphead is in Diarrhea Wasteland where he meets a wounded hero that gives him the mission to save Baba. Before the wounded hero can give Craphead any details he dies. Craphead must now to the best of his abilities try to save Baba. The world that Craphead explores is quite surreal with locations such as "Vomit Ponds", "Hairball Fields" and "Hairy Jungle". Craphead will face many unique (as in only encounter once) enemies on his quest such as a talking banana and ManBoons. Craphead and his party will always have full health at the beginning of each battle.
Really pulls you in, doesn't it?
- The World of Bile and Mold
The game's like thirty minutes long, so it only gets one page.
- Final Words