'''RPG Maker''' (RPGツクール, ''RPG Tsukuru''), is a series of GameMaker programs first created by ASCII, then succeeded by Enterbrain. The latest version is RPG Maker VX Ace. For the Japanese, a demo with caps on how many items of each type you can use is available, and it is assumed that they can be changed into fully-featured "registered versions" after the actual release. The English trial version has full functionality for 30 days before it expires and you'd have to buy it. The previous versions, RPG Maker VX, RPG Maker XP, RPG Maker 2003 (aka 2k3) and RPG Maker 2000 (aka 2k), were released similarly. Prior versions, including RPG Maker 95 and RPG Tsukūru Dante 98 were never translated into English. RPG Maker VX Ace is now available worldwide on [[http://steamcommunity.com/app/220700 Steam]], with a Lite version following the Japanese model of limiting characters and items but otherwise allowing free reign. Three versions were also made available upon Sony console platforms; the final one, ''RPG Maker 3'', is available on the Playstation 3 as a PS2 Classic.

The three recent entries in the series -- XP, VX, and VX Ace -- come equipped with Ruby scripting that allows people making a game in the maker to drastically alter the in-game engine, which allows for numerous different types of games (the most common alteration is taking the front-view turn-based battle system that they both come with and changing it into a side-view active-time battle system). The most recent entry, RPG Maker MV, employs [=JavaScript=] as the scripting language, in an attempt to make games produced with it multi-platform (i.e. can be ported to smartphones).

One important thing to note with RPG Maker, at least with earlier versions, is that level-ups and stat growth have much less effect in RPG Maker than in many real [=RPGs=]. It would be extremely difficult and require a great deal of trickery to make a game with the very dramatic power escalation of a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' title, for instance.

There are plenty of high-quality games made in RPG Maker, a few of them arguably better than some "actual" [=RPGs=]. It is also possible to make non-[=RPGs=] in the maker (there have been platformers and ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}''-style games made), but it is difficult and not usually worth the effort.

!! Games developed with RPG Maker:

* ''VideoGame/AdventOfTheSMLPS''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Aetherion}} Ętherion]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Agapan}} Agapan]]''
* ''VideoGame/AlterAILA'' and its remake, ''Alter A.I.L.A. Genesis''
* ''VideoGame/AmnesiaYumeNikki''
* ''VideoGame/AmuletOfFate''
* ''VideoGame/AoOni''
* ''VideoGame/AraFell''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Avarice}} Avarice]]''
* The ''[[VideoGame/{{Aveyond}} Aveyond]]'' series, consisting of ''Ahriman's Prophecy'', ''Aveyond'', ''Aveyond 2'' and ''Aveyond 3''
* ''VideoGame/BalmungCycle''
* ''VideoGame/BevelsPainting''
* ''VideoGame/BlankDream''
* ''VideoGame/ABlurredLine''
* ''VideoGame/CastleRed''
* ''VideoGame/CherryTreeHighComedyClub''
* ''Videogame/ChloeNoRequiem''
* ''VideoGame/CloseYourEyesRedux''
* ''VideoGame/CognitiveDissonance''
* ''VideoGame/ContinueStopRise''
* The original ''VisualNovel/CorpseParty''
* ''VideoGame/CurseOfTheLostKingdom''
* ''VideoGame/DearMariko''
* ''VideoGame/DesertNightmare''
* ''VideoGame/DIDNapper''
* ''[[VideoGame/DoraemonNobitasResidentEvil Doraemon: Nobita's Resident Evil]]''
* ''VideoGame/DhuxsScar''
* ''VideoGame/DreamingMary''
* ''VideoGame/EmbricOfWulfhammersCastle''
* ''VideoGame/EpicElf''
* ''VideoGame/EternalEden''
* ''VideoGame/EternalSenia''
* ''VideoGame/{{Everlong}}''
* ''VideoGame/ExitFate''
* ''VideoGame/EyesWithoutAFace''
* ''VideoGame/FandomstuckRPG''
* ''VideoGame/FantasyMaidensOddHideout''
* ''VideoGame/FearMythosRPG''
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyEndlessNova''
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuestRemastered''
* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFuckboys''
* ''[[VideoGame/DotFlow .flow]]''
* ''VideoGame/ForestOfDrizzlingRain''
* ''VideoGame/ForeversEnd''
* ''[[VideoGame/ForumFantasy Forum Fantasy: Prelich's Journey to Manhood]]''
* ''VideoGame/FragileHearts''
* ''VideoGame/GhostSuburb''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gingiva}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheGrayGarden''
* ''VideoGame/GoblisAdventure''
* ''[[VideoGame/Heartache101SourIntoSweet Heartache 101 ~Sour Into Sweet~]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/HelloHello Hello? Hell...o?]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/HeroAndDaughter Hero & Daughter]]''
* ''VideoGame/HerosRealm''
* ''[[VideoGame.HOME2013 HOME]]''
* ''VideoGame/AHomeFarAway''
* ''VideoGame/{{Ib}}''
* ''VideoGame/IllWill''
* ''VideoGame/TheInfynPrism''
* ''VideoGame/IronGaia''
* ''VideoGame/JaysJourney''
* ''VideoGame/KillerBear''
* ''VideoGame/{{Kinder}}''
* ''VideoGame/LastDream''
* ''VideoGame/LastScenario''
* ''VideoGame/LastWord''
* The ''VideoGame/LaxiusForce'' series
* ''VideoGame/LcdDem''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Legionwood}} Legionwood: Tale of the Two Swords]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/LeoAndLeah Leo & Leah: A Love Story]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Lisa}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheLogomancer''
* ''VideoGame/LoneSiren''
* ''VideoGame/TheLongingRibbon''
* ''VideoGame/LoveAndWar''
* ''VideoGame/{{Manifest}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheMansion''
* ''VideoGame/MasterOfTheWind''
* ''VideoGame/{{Melolune}}''
* ''VideoGame/MicaApoptosis''
* ''VideoGame/{{Middens}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheMirrorLied''
* ''VideoGame/{{Miserere}}''
* "VideoGame/{{MogekoCastle}}"
* ''VideoGame/MoonWhistle''
* ''VideoGame/{{Neftelia}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{OMORI}}''
* ''VideoGame/OneFinalScream''
* The ''VideoGame/OneNight'' Trilogy, consisting of ''One Night'', ''The Beyond'' and ''One Night: Full Circle''
* ''VideoGame/{{Oneshot}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{ONYX}}''
* ''VideoGame/OracleOfTao''
* ''VideoGame/{{Palette}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Paracentric}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Phylomortis}}''
* ''VideoGame/PokemonReborn''
* ''VideoGame/QuestFantasy''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Quintessence}} Quintessence - The Blighted Venom]]''
* ''VideoGame/TheReconstruction'', its prequel ''VideoGame/IMissTheSunrise'', and its sequel ''VideoGame/TheDrop''
* ''VideoGame/DieReiseInsAll'
* ''VideoGame/RelicRPG''
* ''VideoGame/RomancingWalker''
* ''VideoGame/SailorMoonAnotherStory2''
* ''VideoGame/SevenMysteries''
* ''VideoGame/ScelusPath''
* ''VideoGame/{{Skyborn}}''
* ''VideoGame/SoreLosers''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceFuneral''
* ''VideoGame/StandstillGirl''
* ''VideoGame/StarStealingPrince''
* ''VideoGame/SunsetOverImdahl''
* ''VideoGame/SuperColumbineMassacreRPG''
* ''VideoGame/SuperLesbianHorseRPG''
* ''VideoGame/SuperPokemonEeveeEdition''
* ''VideoGame/{{Surprisia}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Survival}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheSwordAndTheFish''
* ''Sword Art Online - Reality's Dreams''
* ''Sword Art Online - After Ends''
* ''VideoGame/SyukushoGakuen''
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfItzkeria''
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheDrunkenPaladin''
* ''VideoGame/ThreeTheHardWay''
* ''VideoGame/TheTiamatSacrament''
* ''VideoGame/TouhouMother''
* ''VideoGame/ToTheMoon''
* The ''VideoGame/TowelketOneMoreTime'' series
* ''VideoGame/UnitedCell3''
* ''VideoGame/UNKNOWNGame''
* ''VideoGame/UnterwegsInDuesterburg''
* ''VideoGame/VacantSky''
* ''VideoGame/VampiresDawn''
* ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky''
* ''VideoGame/VisionsAndVoices''
* ''VideoGame/{{Wadanohara}}''
* ''VideoGame/WarOfHarmony''
* ''VideoGame/TheWay''
* ''VideoGame/WindChildBlack''
* ''VideoGame/WineAndRoses''
* ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse''
* ''VideoGame/TheYouTubePoopWorld''
* ''VideoGame/{{Wraith}}'' and its sequel ''Sainth''
* ''VideoGame/{{Yume 2kki}}''
* ''VideoGame/YumeNikki''

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