From the publisher (but not developer) that create the popular JRPG development kit RPG Maker, RPG Creator has just been released. RPG Creator is a iOS only tool for creating and sharing JRPG style games. It does not have interop with the desktop product, being a completely distinct product at least for now. Here are details from the announcement blog:
RPG Creator is a completely separate product from the RPG Maker series for PC, with a different development team (and company).
We believe that in the future, RPG Making should be a fluid experience. In the experience we dream of, you would be able to start a project on your PC, draw maps and event on your tablet, record sound effects or voice acting lines on your phone and then bring it all together on your PC again to finish up and send out to every platform. This is the first step towards that goal.
If RPG Creator proves to be popular, we will invest more heavily into it’s development, such as looking at ways of integrating it with RPG Maker as well as creating an Android version.
To help spread the word about RPG Creator, we’ve got a few events going on.
RPG Creator Rebate
RPG Creator is Free to Play (ad supported) but you can also pick up the “Premium” version which has some extra features. As a special thank you to the RPG Maker community, we’ve set up a Rebate. If you purchase the Premium version of RPG Creator, simply forward a copy (or screenshot) of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll set you up with a $5 credit for the RPG Maker Web store.
I created a quick hands-on video of the new free to download iPad app in action available here or embedded below.