''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 MV. 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 Ace'', ''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, however ''RPG Maker 2003'' and ''2000'' were officially translated on April and July 7th, 2015, respectively. ''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. A version of the program made for the Nintendo 3DS, ''RPG Maker Fes'' was released in Japan in December 2016, and was released in the west on June 27, 2017.

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''. It is also possible to make non-[=RPGs=] in the maker - {{adventure game}}s and SurvivalHorror games are the most popular, and not hard to make, while occasionally games in action-oriented genres have been created, though this is more difficult.
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!! Games developed with ''RPG Maker'':

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[[folder:Commercial, no demo]]
* ''VideoGame/AngelsOfDeath'' (English version is commercial, original Japanese version is freeware)
* ''VideoGame/CherryTreeHighComedyClub''
* The original ''[[VideoGame/CorpsePartyPC98 Corpse Party]]''
* ''VideoGame/DarkElfHistoria''
* ''VideoGame/{{Hylics}}''
* ''VideoGame/LabyrinthineDreams''
* ''VideoGame/LastDream''
* ''VideoGame/{{Skyborn}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheDeed''
* ''VideoGame/ToTheMoon''
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[[folder:Commercial, with demo]]

* ''VideoGame/AraFell''
* The ''VideoGame/{{Aveyond}}'' series, consisting of ''Ahriman's Prophecy'', ''Aveyond'', ''Aveyond 2'' and ''Aveyond 3''
* ''VideoGame/EternalEden''
* ''VideoGame/HelloCharlotte''
* ''VideoGame/JimmyAndThePulsatingMass''
* ''VideoGame/VindictiveDrive''
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[[folder:Freeware]]

* ''VideoGame/AdventOfTheSMLPS''
* ''VideoGame/{{Aedemphia}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Aetherion}}''
* ''VideoGame/AbigailFortune''
* ''VideoGame/AlterAILA'' and its remake, ''Alter A.I.L.A. Genesis''
* ''VideoGame/AmnesiaYumeNikki''
* ''VideoGame/AmuletOfFate''
* ''VideoGame/AoOni''
* ''VideoGame/AriasStory''
* ''VideoGame/ATimelessStory''
* ''VideoGame/{{Avarice}}''
* ''VideoGame/BalmungCycle''
* ''VideoGame/BevelsPainting''
* ''VideoGame/BornUnderTheRain''
* ''VideoGame/BlackGalaxRevert''
* ''VideoGame/BlankDream''
* ''VideoGame/ABlurredLine''
* ''VideoGame/TheBOSSAJacksepticeyeFanGame''
* ''VideoGame/BraveHeroYuusha''
* ''VideoGame/CapellasPromise''
* ''VideoGame/CastleRed''
* ''VideoGame/ChroniclesOfMagicae''
* ''VideoGame/ChroniclesOfTsufanubra''
* ''Videogame/ChloeNoRequiem''
* ''VideoGame/CloseYourEyesRedux''
* ''VideoGame/CognitiveDissonance''
* ''VideoGame/ContinueStopRise''
* ''VisualNovel/DayshiftAtFreddys''
* ''VideoGame/DreamingMary''
* ''VideoGame/{{Dreamfarer}}''
* ''VideoGame/DearMariko''
* ''VideoGame/DesertNightmare''
* ''VideoGame/DIDNapper''
* ''VideoGame/DoraemonNobitasResidentEvil''
* ''VideoGame/DhuxsScar''
* ''VideoGame/EmbricOfWulfhammersCastle''
* ''VideoGame/EndRoll''
* ''VideoGame/{{Everlong}}''
* ''VideoGame/EternalSenia''
* ''VideoGame/ExitFate''
* ''VideoGame/EyesWithoutAFace''
* ''VideoGame/FandomstuckRPG''
* ''VideoGame/FantasyMaidensOddHideout''
* ''VideoGame/FarethereCity''
* ''VideoGame/FearMythosRPG''
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyEndlessNova''
* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFuckboys''
* ''VideoGame/DotFlow''
* ''VideoGame/ForestOfDrizzlingRain''
* ''VideoGame/ForeversEnd''
* ''[[VideoGame/ForumFantasy Forum Fantasy: Prelich's Journey to Manhood]]''
* ''VideoGame/FragileHearts''
* ''VideoGame/GhostSuburb''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gingiva}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheGrayGarden''
* ''VideoGame/GoblisAdventure''
* ''VideoGame/TheGodOfCrawlingEyes''
* ''VideoGame/TheHeartPumpsClay''
* ''VideoGame/Heartache101SourIntoSweet''
* ''VideoGame/HeartsAndHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/HelloHello''
* ''VideoGame/HeroAndDaughter''
* ''VideoGame/HerosRealm''
* ''VideoGame/HOME2013''
* ''VideoGame/AHomeFarAway''
* ''VideoGame/{{Ib}}''
* ''VideoGame/IllusionsOfLoyalty''
* ''VideoGame/IllWill''
* ''VideoGame/TheInfynPrism''
* ''VideoGame/IronGaia''
* ''VideoGame/JaysJourney''
* ''VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureThe7thStandUser'' and its sequel: ''VideoGame/The7thStandUser2FateIsUnbreakable''
* ''VideoGame/{{KAIMA}}''
* ''VideoGame/KillerBear''
* ''VideoGame/{{Kinder}}''
* ''VideoGame/LAstWEEK''
* ''VideoGame/LastWord''
* ''VideoGame/LastScenario''
* ''VideoGame/TheLastSovereign''
* ''VideoGame/LcdDem''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Legionwood}} Legionwood: Tale of the Two Swords]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/LeoAndLeah Leo & Leah: A Love Story]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Libretta}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Lisa}}''
* ''VideoGame/LISAThePointless''
* ''VideoGame/LISATheHopeful''
* ''VideoGame/LivingPlayground''
* ''VideoGame/TheLogomancer''
* ''VideoGame/LoneSiren''
* ''VideoGame/TheLongingRibbon''
* The ''VideoGame/LonelyWolfTreat'' series, consisting of Lonely Wolf Treat, Friendly Bunny Mochi, and Clever Fox Moxie.
* ''VideoGame/LoveAndWar''
* ''VideoGame/LuxarenAllure''
* ''VideoGame/{{Manifest}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheMansion''
* ''VideoGame/MasterOfTheWind''
* ''VideoGame/MasterfulJusticeShronicles''
* ''VideoGame/{{Me}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Melolune}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheMaidOfFairewellHeights''
* ''VideoGame/MicaApoptosis''
* ''VideoGame/{{Middens}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheMirrorLied''
* ''VideoGame/{{Miserere}}''
* ''VideoGame/MogekoCastle''
* ''VideoGame/{{Neftelia}}''
* ''VideoGame/NocturneRPGMaker''
* ''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/OracleOfAskigaga''
* ''VideoGame/OracleOfTao''
* ''VideoGame/{{Palette}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Paracentric}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Phylomortis}}''
* ''VideoGame/PocketMirror''
* ''VideoGame/PokemonEtherealGates''
* ''VideoGame/PokemonInsurgence''
* ''VideoGame/PokemonReborn''
* ''VideoGame/PokemonRejuvenation''
* ''VideoGame/PokemonZetaAndOmicron''
* ''VideoGame/PrayerOfTheFaithless''
* ''VideoGame/PromDreams''
* ''VideoGame/QuestFantasy''
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Quintessence}} Quintessence - The Blighted Venom]]''
* ''VideoGame/RakenzarnTales''
* ''VideoGame/TheReconstruction'', its prequel ''VideoGame/IMissTheSunrise'', and its sequel ''VideoGame/TheDrop''
* ''VideoGame/RelicRPG''
* ''VideoGame/RomancingWalker''
* ''VideoGame/SailorMoonAnotherStory2''
* ''VideoGame/SevenMysteries''
* ''VideoGame/ScelusPath''
* ''VideoGame/SeraphicBlue''
* ''VideoGame/SoreLosers''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceFuneral''
* ''VideoGame/StandstillGirl''
* ''VideoGame/StarStealingPrince''
* ''VideoGame/StrayCatCrossing''
* ''VideoGame/SunsetOverImdahl''
* ''VideoGame/SuperColumbineMassacreRPG''
* ''VideoGame/{{Surprisia}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheSwordAndTheFish''
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfItzkeria''
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheDrunkenPaladin''
* ''VideoGame/ThreeTheHardWay''
* ''VideoGame/TheTiamatSacrament''
* ''VideoGame/TinkerQuarry''
* ''VideoGame/TouhouMother''
* ''VideoGame/TrickAndTreat''
* The ''VideoGame/TowelketOneMoreTime'' series
* ''VideoGame/UnitedCell3''
* ''VideoGame/UNKNOWNGame''
* ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky''
* ''VideoGame/VacantSky''
* ''VideoGame/VampiresDawn''
* ''VideoGame/VisionsAndVoices''
* ''VideoGame/{{Wadanohara}}''
* ''VideoGame/WarOfHarmony''
* ''VideoGame/TheWay''
* ''VideoGame/WeirdAndUnfortunateThingsAreHappening''
* ''VideoGame/TheWitchesTeaParty'' (Sequel-Prequel to VideoGame/TrickAndTreat)
* ''VideoGame/WineAndRoses''
* ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse''
* ''VideoGame/{{Wraith}}'' and its sequel ''Sainth''
* ''VideoGame/{{Yume 2kki}}''
* ''VideoGame/YumeNikki''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Unsorted]]

* ''[[VideoGame/{{Agapan}} Agapan]]''
* ''VideoGame/CurseOfTheLostKingdom''
* ''VideoGame/EpicElf''
* ''VideoGame/LegionSaga''
* ''VideoGame/MoonWhistle''
* ''VideoGame/SuperLesbianHorseRPG''
* ''VideoGame/SuperPokemonEeveeEdition''
* ''VideoGame/TheYouTubePoopWorld''
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuestRemastered''
* ''VideoGame/GokutoJihen''
* The ''VideoGame/LaxiusForce'' series
* ''VideoGame/{{Lunarosse}}''
* ''VideoGame/MidnightsBlessing''
* ''VideoGame/DieReiseInsAll''
* ''VideoGame/{{Survival}}''
* ''VideoGame/SyukushoGakuen''
* ''VideoGame/UnterwegsInDuesterburg''
* ''VideoGame/WindChildBlack''
* ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenhain}}''
[[/folder]]
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