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Gaia's Melody is a RPG Maker XP adventure game made by Echo 607 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 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:

  • A God Am I: This is was Agares wants. He achieves it after Akira throws him into the Gate.
  • 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.
  • Cool Gate: The Gate. It links the worlds of Gaia and Earth together.
  • 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.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: The first two fights with Agares. No matter what he gets through the Gate. The fights themselves, and 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.
  • 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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