They talk about plugins, which have been available throughout the franchise for some time now. However, they also reveal that RPG Maker Unite, thanks to being developed through the Unity engine, will allow user to be able to modify the game’s source code to fit their needs.
This doesn’t mean that the software will be open source though, as users still must abide by the EULA when purchasing it. Also, Gotcha Gotcha Games also state they have no plans on providing source code references, which means users will have to dig through the available code themselves and figure it out on their own.
Here’s a rundown on the game:
RPG Maker Unite
Announcing RPG Maker Unite – An Ambitious Project to use Unity for the next RPG Maker installment!
At Gotcha Gotcha Games, it is our sincerest wish to help aspiring game developers to create their own games without the many hurdles of game development. RPG Maker Unite is our latest endeavor to this mission.
RPG Maker series has always been known for its easy-to-use eventing system and user-friendly interface. We decided to up the ante further by using the great features of the highly popular Unity engine!
With RPG Maker Unite’s codeless system and Unity’s powerful features, the RPG of your dreams is closer than ever! What is “Maker series”?
The Maker series are game development software that dates as far back to the 1990s. We released multiple engines fitting different developer needs such as RPGs, Visual Novels, Action Games, and so on. While the past Maker titles were standalone software, we believe that with Unity’s capabilities and our 30 years of experience in making visually forward engines, we can provide an experience that makes the game development process so much easier!
- Create RPGs without coding! – With RPG Maker series’ powerful command system and editable parameters, users will be able to rapidly create systems without any sort of coding knowledge!
- Beautiful resources to make compelling games! – Streamline your game development process further with our library of assets! From audio, characters, enemies, world biomes, and more, you can create a game immediately!
- An enhanced Map Editor! – Want to improve your maps further than before? RPG Maker Unite will also feature support for pre-rendered backgrounds and object-oriented map structures. Elevate your game’s presentation with our new tools!
- Featuring an established and versatile Database System! – RPG Maker Unite, like its predecessors, will also provide a premade database that is necessary to create an RPG! It will include Character stats and classes, items, abilities, monsters and so much more! You can customize and add your entries to stand out!
RPG Maker Unite is expected to launch some time in Spring 2023 for PC (via Steam and the Unity Asset Store).