What are the best resources for building a 16-bit JRPG?

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    Free tile map editor for Windows, Mac and Linux OSs, including useful tools such as stamp, fill and terrain brushes. It supports orthogonal, isometric and hexagonal maps.


    Windows, Mac


    William McDonald
    Written on March 31, 2017
    "This is a pretty handy resource to get you started and on the way to building your own little JRPG world. There are many tools at your disposal to use. It is a little confusing at first, but they have a pretty detailed rundown on how to use the program. There are also some features that they are planning on adding in the future so look out for that."
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    #2[TUTORIAL] How to Make a Great JRPG - 5 Tips You Can't Ignore!

    [TUTORIAL] How to Make a Great JRPG  - 5 Tips You Can't Ignore!
    In spite of the tons of guides and game engines on how to program and create a JRPG from scratch, this video gives you 5 essential tips in order to develop a great Japanese role-playing game.


    Magdalena Garduño
    Written on January 30, 2017
    "If you're into making Japanese Role pPlaying Games but find all the information out there overwhelming then this is just what you need. 5 essential tips will give you the most important of the basics."
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    #3RPG Toolkit

    RPG Toolkit
    RPG Toolkit is a free open source solution to develop your JRPG. Formerly ToolkitZone, the RPG Toolkit will help you build 2D role-playing games and much more.



    Ye Wu
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "I was wanting to get into making my own games. I had dabbled in Flash, but wanted to make something more complex and involved. Remembering how much I enjoy RPG games, especially retro ones, I decided to look into how to make them. That's when I found this RPG Toolkit. Now I'm in the middle of developing my very own RPG game, and this resource has been of so much help to me."
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    #4RPG Maker VX Ace

    RPG Maker VX Ace
    RPG Maker VX Ace is a tool for making your own role-playing game! It offers content creation to both beginners and advanced devs. Simple and enhanced features, and a larger collection of graphics.


    $79.99- Free trial available

    Yuan Ma
    Written on May 16, 2017
    "I wanted to build my own video game, and this resource is just what I was looking for! I'm a beginner, and it offers a lot of tools for those who are less advanced, so it isn't over my head."
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    #5RPG Maker MV

    RPG Maker MV
    RPG Maker MV helps both beginners and expert devs build their own RP game. Over 100 Sample Maps, Character Generator Parts and more assets for developing role-playing games.

    Windows, Mac

    $79.99- Free trial available

    Joan Bowman
    Written on March 6, 2017
    "It says it is simple enough for a child, so I must be worse than a child. I could not figure out key components of this software. If you are a true beginner, this is not the best place to start. I may look for classes before I try this again. "


Best What are the best resources for building a 16-bit JRPG
1TiledSoftware 6 Free
2[TUTORIAL] How to Make a Great JRPG - 5 Tips You Can't Ignore! Videos 5 Free
3RPG ToolkitSoftware 3 Free
4RPG Maker VX AceSoftware 3 Paid
5RPG Maker MVSoftware 1 Paid

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