The RPG Maker Team at Degica has announced that this weekend, May 26th-30th, everyone has the opportunity to try their hand at game design with RPG Maker MV for free on Steam. In addition, RPG Maker MV is available to purchase from the Steam store for 50% off, the highest discount ever on this software.
RPG Maker MV is the latest in a series of beginner game engines designed to allow anyone, of any experience level, to make their own video games. RPG Maker is easy enough to learn to be used in tech camps and schools to teach children game design, but is also used by professional indie game developers.
The RPG Maker Steam Free Weekend gives everyone the opportunity to explore making their own game, and with the indie game development scene booming, there has never been a better time to get involved. Many talented designers and writers lack the art or coding skills necessary to make a game in most engines, but RPG Maker MV solves this with its simple and intuitive database, map editor, and event editor. With these three tools, anyone can make a game by just pointing and clicking.
“Our goal has always been to provide an engine that anyone can use, so that as many people as possible can reach their dreams of making a game,” said Nick Palmer, RPG Maker’s community manager, “And this free weekend allows us to get that power into more hands than ever before.”
In celebration of the Free Weekend, the RPG Maker Team also announced the upcoming Steam Workshop integration for RPG Maker MV. With Steam Workshop, RPG Maker users from around the world will be able to easily share the games and resources they have made. This development will make it easier than ever for hobby RPG Maker MV devs to reach a large audience with their games.