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Gaia's Melody is a RPG Maker XP adventure game made by Echo607 in 2006. The game follows Akira, who after having am argument with her sister, Echo, hangs out with her friends until her hometown town get's attacked.

A sequel, Gaia's Melody 2: Another Epilogue, was released in 2014, also using RPG Maker XP, with the heroes of the first game squaring of against a new threat.

A Spin-Off, Miscellaneous Adventures, was released in 2015, using RPG Maker MV, as a way of testing out it's features.

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A Remake of the first game, Gaia's Melody: Echoed Memories, was released on October 20, 2017, updating the original game to RPG Maker MV and adding several new features.

A second Spin-Off, Third-Wheel Player, was released on February 14, 2019, as part of a 14 valentines day challenge, as a visual novel styled game, using RPG Maker MV, where to objective is for the player to try and date on of the games characters.

A remake of the second game, Gaia's Melody: Echoed Memories 2 is currently in development.


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Gaia's Melody provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Animesque: The hand drawn dialogue sprites can be pretty cutesy, and several of the themes that appear would no be out of place in certain types of anime.
  • Another Dimension: What the Gate leads to. It links the world of Gaia, where the game is set, and Earth, where nobody can use magic.
  • Anger Born of Worry: When Akira and friends return to Eeon after leaving to find a way to control her powers, Doken is not pleased about then leaving, although he manages to control his anger pretty well.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Played straight, then subverted. Agares manages to get through the Gate, but Akira and co end up following him to Earth, when after fighting him, they throw him inside the Gate, which allows him to become a God, but since he dragged Akira and friends with him, they are able to fight him to a standstill, upon which he gets consumed by the Angel.
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  • Big Bad: Agares is responsible for all the conflict involved, as everything he does is so he can go through the Gate in his quest for Godhood.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The True Ending. While Akira have awakened from her coma, it cost Echo her life to wake her up.
  • Cool Airship: Doken owns one that he uses to travel, as well as taking the residents of Magikk to safety. Unfortunately a mind controlled Kasumi destroys it with her newfound magic.
    • Doken later builds a new one that he uses to travel around to unbind the seals for the Gate so the gang can go to Earth to stop Agares from takingover the planet, and Akira gets to name it.
  • Cool Gate: The Gate. It links the worlds of Gaia and Earth together.
  • Doomed Hometown: Akira has lived in Teralolz for four years at the start of the first game, and don't stay much longer because the town gets rocked by earthquakes, set ablaze and flooded, courtesy of Zephyr's friends magic.
    • This happens to Choko's hometown of Arber Village very soon afterwards, with Aaron Brass using his powers as an Earth Mage to turn te village into a giant hole in the ground.
  • Downer Ending: The Bad Ending. Akira loses control of her powers and causes a giant explosion that wipes out the whole world. She wakes up in a massive crater and is last seen collapsing in despair after trying to find any survivors.
  • Fan Boy/Fangirl: Doken has quite a few that have formed their own club, which Akira can visit.
    • A few of Doken's fans are this for Whyp as well.
    • In the second game, Akira finds she has her own fan club.
  • Foreshadowing: Quite a few examples.
    • Right at the start, there is a hatchet in Reina's house, and when examined it's noted that it's dangerous for children to wield. Reina gives it to you later if you remember her name, and if you equip it during the final battle, you get the bad ending.
    • Soon after that, it starts raining in Terelolz, and Akira wonders how it's possible to rain if Teralolz is surrounded by waterfalls and covered by land. It a hint the Leith is preparing to flood the village.
  • Godhood Seeker: This is was Agares wants. He achieves it after Akira throws him into the Gate.
  • Golden Ending: The Good Ending. Akira wakes up from her coma, and remembers what happened with Eiko, but Echo tells her it's alright, and she considers her her sister.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: When Akira returns to the Kemoneko village and talks to the kemoneko, Akira has to give her a name. The player gets to choose the name.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: The first two fights with Agares. No matter what he gets through the Gate. The fights themselves aren't impossible, as if your levels are high enough you can take him on, but if you do enough damage to him, he unleashes a Total Party Kill attack, and carries on.
  • Multiple Endings: Three endings.
    • Bad Ending: Achieved by equipping Reina's hatchet before going into the final battle. After returning from inside the Gate, Akira is left comatose, and with Agares gone peace fills the earth. King Alexander decide Doken would make a better king than him and crowns him king, Kachie goes off to look for a way of saving Akira, and is joined by Ferrik, Mink and Niki, Tara decide to rebuild Teraloz on monster island. Tadase takes a comatose Akira out of Eeon and takes her to a empty river to tell a story about her past, and is joined by Kachie, Tara and Echo. Echo decides to take Akira back to Eeon, but she wakes up, and remembers her past and what she did. She gets angry at Echo for saving her and loses control of her powers, first killing Kachie, Tadase and Tara, then Echo, then the rest of the world. She wakes up in a massive crater, and ends up desperately looking for someone who survived, and then gives up in despair.
    • Good Ending: Achieved by neither Reina's hatchet or having Echo in the party before going into the final battle. After returning from inside the Gate, Akira is left comatose, and with Agares gone peace fills the earth. King Alexander decide Doken would make a better king than him and crowns him king, Kachie goes off to look for a way of saving Akira, and is joined by Ferrik, Mink and Niki, Tara decide to rebuild Teraloz on monster island. Tadase takes a comatose Akira out of Eeon and takes her to a empty river to tell a story about her past, and is joined by Kachie, Tara and Echo. Echo decides to take Akira back to Eeon, but she wakes up, and remembers her past and what she did, only for Echo to tell her she doesn't care.
    • True Ending: Achieved by having Echo in the party before going into the final battle. After returning from inside the Gate, Akira is left comatose, and with Agares gone peace fills the earth. King Alexander decide Doken would make a better king than him and crowns him king, Ferrik secludes himself, claiming that he must get stronger, Zephyr becomes the ruler of Mirrikh, and Tara, Tadase, Echo and several of the residents of Tereloz move to Monster Island, co-existing with the monsters and rebuilding New Tereloz, which Kachie, Miki, Niki and Ferrik travels to. Akira is left slowly dying, and Echo gives her life to awake Akira, who meet in the afterlife to say good bye. Akira wakes up near the original Tereloz, surrounded by her friends, where they vow to see Echo again.
  • Muggles: Earth is full of these, as nobody there can use magic. It's the reason Agares wants to travel through the gate, because he would be the only one capable of using magic, and as The Archmage would easily be able to conquer the world.
  • Only One Name: Everybody except for Aaron Brass.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: It's implied that many of the people who work for Agares are this, mainly due to fear of what he might do to those who defy him.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Aagres may be an evil overlord, but he doesn't stay in his throne room. The gang, sans Akira, spend a good portion of the first game chasing after him in an attempt to stop him from using Akira to opening the seals binding the Gate, although they are unable to stop him.
    • Doken may be a Prince, but he gives it his all trying to stop Agares.
  • Sunken City: Terelolz ends up this way after the first chapter, thanks to Leith's water magic.
  • Virtual Paper Doll: Each character has an alternative costume in the first game, and multiple costumes in the second games.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: A few of Doken and Whyp's fangirls are this, and Akira can actually read some yaoi in Doken's fanclub if Whyp is with her, but he will stop her reading when he realizes what she is reading.
  • Your Magic Is No Good Here: Subverted. Earth has magic, but nobody living there can use it. It's why Agares wants to open the Gate, as on Earth only he would be able to use magic, meaning he could become a god.
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