3 RPG Maker Games That Gave “Weird” a New Definition

Every game has a place in the various categories of genre, some developers mix and match a few for the perfect game but it works and many games have their own unique genre as a result.

However, with RPG Maker, some devs and amateur game developers are pushing the boundaries of what makes a game unique. Today I’m shedding light on some of the weirdest RPG Maker games that deserve some attention.

1. Pom Gets WiFi

This game is an indie comedy RPG about a pomeranian called Pom (obviously) who needs Wi-Fi desperately to live. It was made in RPG Maker 2003 and released in late 2013.

The best way to describe this game is “tumblr in a form of a game.” It’s educational because it teaches you the internet language with typos and emoticons (not emojis). The art style is pretty simple, but well-made for an RPG Maker game and it’s quite easy to beat in one hour. It’s a fun game to pass time with.

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2. Ao Oni

Ao Oni is a Japanese horror/puzzle game made in the RPG XP engine. The story follows a group of friends who are investigating an abandoned mansion that’s rumored to be haunted.

The game needs to add comedy and a question mark next to it on the description, because I personally found the main villain quite hilarious. That made it more entertaining than getting stressed from jump scares.

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3. Space Funeral

This game was released back in 2010 and it was created on RPG Maker 2003.

Phillip and the Leg Horse set off on a strange and deadly mission to find the legendary City Of Forms from which all things in the world are derived. On their travels they must overcome ghosts, criminals, hypnosis, lions, Draculas, cryptic letters, muscle hedonists, swamp knights, mysterious caves, blood ghouls, grotesque monsters, purple drank and more in order to discover the secret of Space Funeral.

Too much to take in?

If you thought No Man’s Sky was brightly colored, you might change your mind after trying this game. I mean, what could possibly go wrong when you have to deal with that many enemies?

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Have you tried any of these games? What are your thoughts about them?

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2 Hours into Little Nightmares

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A hungry nine-year-old girl named Six is trapped in The Maw – a mysterious vessel catering to the whims of sick and powerful creatures. After waking up in the lower depths of the Maw, Six decides to escape the harsh confines, having regular moments of excruciating hunger.

I’ve been wanting to try this game for a while but didn’t have the time to so I was really excited to start it finally. The game is a puzzle platformer and I would say it’s almost similar to Inside and Limbo but has more space to walk around instead of left and right  direction only as those two games.

Now the hide and seek sort of mechanic was quite interesting and showed the horror element of it, for me it reminded me of Haunting Ground even though I really hate that game. The enemies are quite interesting to me, so far I managed to escape the first one which is the janitor and it was somewhat challenging.

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I’m really enjoying this game and I love the fact that the story is unfolding without any dialogue but more through the actions and how the camera is moving, I would say it’s doll house but more dark and sinister.

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I’m Mae from Night In the Woods

I wrote an article recently on Creators.co about this topic and I thought about writing it in a more personal context and speak about myself. I relate to quite a number of video game characters but right now, it’s definitely Mae from Night In The Woods.

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College dropout Mae Borowski returns home to the crumbling former mining town of Possum Springs seeking to resume her aimless former life and reconnect with the friends she left behind. But things aren’t the same. Home seems different now and her friends have grown and changed. Leaves are falling and the wind is growing colder. Strange things are happening as the light fades.

And there’s something in the woods.

I played this game couple of weeks ago and I’ve been recommending it to everyone I know – well everyone I know who plays games. It’s not your typical level progress type of game which makes it unique in my opinion. It’s how you socialize with the characters around the town, it’s quite colorful and I love how every character has their own personality which makes you imagine how they sound as you play.

Mae-GifNow let’s talk about the main protagonist Margaret Borowski, better known as Mae.

“No like when your body is like ‘Uh whoa I almost died,’ and you get all hyper because you’re filled with dolphins.”

I’ve mentioned in a post before that I’m a college dropout and apparently Mae is as well, and then I started noticing her words and sarcastic behavior … SHE WAS ME. I relate to her so much that I can see myself walking in her cute boots and socializing with her friends and family.

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meaI honestly love the layers of her personality, it shows how deep she is and also I love how realistic the conversations are. Honestly the conversations what appealed to me the most because I know I would have such conversations like these with my friends.

“Just because that online test said that your best chance at being happy is a situation where everyone already likes you, but they mostly leave you alone except when they’re delivering food to you . . . that doesn’t mean you can hide in your room and wait for that to happen. That’s how Hermits are made, Mae, and they die alone in the middle of Winter, waiting for pizza from friends they don’t want to see.”

Now about her mental health, the way she depresses herself when she looks in the mirror is something I think we all do deep inside. We all have some insecurities that makes us overthink and down ourselves because of it. Take me for example, I’m forever insecure about my body shape and also the ability to socialize with people, I try to improve myself but that stupid inner voice keeps depressing me just like Mae in some scenes.

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I highly recommend checking this game, it’s really atmospheric and will definitely amaze you of how relatable the characters are.

Hope you enjoyed this post and have a nice day.

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