You know that I'm now developing Way Home - the legendary fairy bottle. This project has been going on for a month now and in month I should be finished with it. So as you might guess, it is not a long game. It is the first shot for me to actually complete an enjoyable game all by myself using RPG Maker. This gives me a lot of experience in game making and its every aspect. I am not using my own resources though as I'm focusing onto the developing process. But all the resources I use are free to use in no-commercial matter, so I have checked everything through and will credit everyone whose resources I have used. In the future, in more serious projects, I will use my own resources. I hope by then I have some more members in my team to help me in various things.
Working to a schedule with this game is exhausting, especially because I have my matriculation exams in high school now. I'm afraid I'll have to take a longer break to read philosophy. But the releasing date will not be postponed as it's set on October only. The project page here says 5th day only because you had to put a full date in it, but it will change for sure. The biggest problem I have with the game is the lack on inspiration. I desperately need new ideas from different new people. Everything is actually properly planned, so that's not the problem but that I constantly feel that it misses something. It may be the behind-the-scenes illusion since I know exactly what to do and where to go. My boyfriend said, on the base of the demo, that it's great and challenging. So who knows. I just hope people enjoy it and won't get bored with it.
I actually had another game project a year ago, a little more simple than this one - there was no action battle system and it was straight-forward but it still was almost 3 hours long! People didn't play it because they thought it was slow and boring and there were strange bugs I didn't notice when I played it through. I have thought of polishing it, since it's half-ready (storyline of one character done) but that would mean either completing it with RPGM VX which I don't prefer or completely re-designing it piece by piece in RPGM VX Ace. Since I have everything designed, it shouldn't be a big problem, so do you think I should give it a shot? I will consider it as soon as I have heard the reception of Way Home. I have high hopes, but I'll just have to open the box to determine if the cat's alive or not.