RPG Toolkit is a free open source solution to get you up and running with your JRPG dream.
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Pro Object oriented scripting language
The scripting language RPG Code allows you to create robust games that don’t have to be an RPG.
Pro Tile Based Lighting
Want to create cool scenes complete with light sources? This engine give tile based lighting to enhance the mood for your RPG epic!
Pro Free and Opensource
Get the freedom you want with the BSD and GNU license so you can touch every single aspect of this engine.
Pro Comes with it’s own code editor
Many times engines with their own scripting language make you stay in a less than helpful text editor. RPG Toolkit comes with it’s own editor along with code completion.
Pro Supports Plugins
Want to expand upon the editor without having to recompile it? RPG Toolkit allows for plugins to create the tools you need.
Pro Built in tutorial
Find out all of the features of RPG Toolkit from within the Toolkit itself! Giving you a guided tour to produce a simple scene to get moving with your own development.
Pro Database of objects
Quickly change stats, graphics, and properties of every game object in your game.
Pro Vector based collisions and pathfinding
Create vectors right in the scene to define NPC paths, colliders, and program triggers.
Pro Orthographic and Isometric tiles supported
Straight on or at an angle? It’s up to you with the RPG Toolkit!
Con Cumbersome workflow
Often the window you need is buried in another window which does not completely make sense. A UX update is definitely needed with this engine.
Con Default menu/fighting systems cause build errors
If you open up a new game and check the checkbox that copies the default assets it will create an error due to the default Battle System. You will have to create your own Battle System to get around this.
Make sure to save often since things can be a bit buggy.
Con Windows only
There are so many devices and operating systems out there now that it doesn’t make sense to only support windows anymore.