RPG Maker Horror

AKA "How many different ways can you make a trauma allegory?"


Without a doubt, one of my favorite mediums of art creation is RPG Maker. First being created in 1992, it is a program that lets users (you guessed it) make RPGs. It's notable for being easy to use, letting creators focus more on art, story, and mechanics than the more tedious parts of game design.

With that, I find it interesting how the most memorable and, in my opinion, the best games made with the tool are horror games. Their storylines are captivating, their horror complementing and accenting the story perfectly, and their cultural impact huge. But most importantly, they are just plain fun.

to the moon isn't a horror game but goddamn is it great and i will talk about it at any given moment