A downloadable game for Windows

Karuna and Aurelie were friends. Then Aurelie went off and found the infernal armor of Ellicide and became the Evil Overlord Darkloft. Karuna is the only one who can stop her. But Karuna loves Aurelie, even now.



Luxaren Allure is a medium-sized RPG (12-20 hours) that follows Karuna and her allies as they explore the isles of Luxaren and confront a former friend who now wants nothing but destruction. This is a yuri (lesbian romance) game with an all female playable cast.



Also included are:

  • Title Screen Art, Face Portraits and Illustrations by M-3-1 (http://m-3-1.deviantart.com/)
  • Side View CTB Battles, with animated heroes and (semi)animated enemies!
  • New tilesets and battlers, made just for this game!
  • No random encounters. All enemies are visible on screen, and each triggers a different enemy party.
  • No RTP needed! Most resources are custom, and everything's included with the download.
  • A simple crafting system.
  • A short, character driven story that plays with the standard RPG formula.

Characters:



Karuna has been training with the School of the Unwavering Blade for years, and is considered the best choice for defeating the evil of Darkloft. She's serious, strong-headed, and confident, but her reasons for choosing to be a hero might not exactly be selfless...



Chisa is Karuna's self-proclaimed squire. She's timid but very strong, if a little naive. Her loyalty to Karuna is unquestionable.



A mage from the Naga clan, and one of the few of her kind that does not view humans with suspicion. Carefree and laid-back, she quickly finds herself fascinated with Karuna's quest and even more fascinated with Karuna's squire.



The great-granddaughter of the paladin hero Estes, Lynette is a well-balanced warrior from Rezael who has trained for years to master both the physical and magical arts to make up for the fact that she didn't inherit her family's holy magic powers.



Now known as Overlord Darkloft, the evil one who has placed the isles of Luxaren in dire peril. Karuna has so many questions for her. What will happen with they finally meet again?

Is the game window too small on your monitor? Press F6 to double the window size, or you can press F5 to go fullscreen!

Thanks very much and I hope you enjoy the game ^_^ If you get stuck on anything, please consult this page for tips and tricks!

Updated 13 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(23)
Authorunity
GenreRole Playing
Made withRPG Maker
TagsAnime, Fantasy, Female Protagonist, Lesbian, Romance, RPG Maker, Yuri

Install instructions

Just unzip the file, and then double-click on "Game.exe" ^_^

Download

Download
Luxaren Allure v21.zip 273 MB

Development log

Comments

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is there anyway to change the window size? it's a very tiny window ;n;

You can presss F6 to double the window size :D You can also press F5 to go fullscreen, if you like ^_^

ah thank you! I found it not long after I posted this and I feel silly XD also I'm really digging this.

Yay! :D I'm glad!

any tips on beating the manos bat? i tried focusing on the manos bat, and then focusing on A (drained both of all their mana using curse of the naga) but they still kept casting and healing for 3000 HP. just spent 30 minutes trying everything i could think of and getting nowhere hahaha!

i'm honestly stumped ^^'

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Sorry he's giving you a tough time! The ??? enemies are all illusions, and will only die when the Manos bat dies. You have to just keep hitting the bat with everything you've got. He's weak to fire, and Merel can do a lot of damage to him with it especially if she uses Concentrate. You can also use Karuna's Lockdown impulse on ??? A to keep it from draining HP for a little bit. Hope that helps :D

definitely! thank you so much! I'm loving the game so far ^^

You're very welcome! ^_^ I'm so glad you're enjoying!!! :D

I really enjoyed this! I liked the interactions with the entire cast, and appreciated the all-women main cast and having multiple good romantic relationships among them that have a different tone and pace.

I liked how there were a lot of cute romantic moments throughout, and that some of those were done particularly using the language of 16-bit JRPGs. A lot of those inn/rest stop scenes were very cute, and the occasional dual techs feel like a nice touch and surprisingly romantic in the RPG context.

Lastly, I want to say that I'd definitely be interested in getting/buying any spinoff/sequel/follow-up that you might release.

Thanks so much, I'm so happy you liked it, and I really do enjoy trying to express stuff like that thru JRPG systems XD

The spinoff sequel hasn't gone anywhere yet, but my next big game is very much in the Luxaren Allure style :DDDD

i love this game,but i would like a steam version,and buy one on steam,because i can only pay with Alipay.Maybe i should learn to use PayPal

Could you give the update changelog ?

Okay, sure. Sorry about that, they were pretty minor changes, but you're right, I'll get on that

Thank you, this will give me an excuse to play it again, i really liked the characters/story.

I'm so glad you enjoyed it so much, thank you! :D

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Did you make this in RPG Maker VX Ace?

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-_- You asked me this nearly a year ago. And looking at your post history, you seem to go to anyone that's made an RPG Maker VX Ace game and ask if you can convert it to MV, and if they say yes, you ask for their files. Seems just a little odd.

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What's odd about it?

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Well, for starters, if you're asking so many people about this that you lose track of who you've already asked, it makes it seem like you don't care about the games themselves. Also your games page doesn't seem to have any new conversions in the year since you asked me last.

Also also there's been a rash of people's games being dumped on sites by people other than the creator and then charging people for them. Asking people for their files would be an easy way to do something like that. The whole thing smells a bit.

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Well I'd never do something like that. I keep the files close and never share them to anyone but the creator of the game. I haven't done anything new cause I was taking a break from developing. But I just got back into it so I want to see what I can do this year. If I were to do a port or conversion for you, I'd never share your files to anyone, you can trust me on that. I promise.

That's good to know. I apologize if I've misread you.  Asking me for a second time plus your post history of repeated messages just threw up red flags for me.

If you ever convert a long-form RPG, I might be interested in playing both the original and the conversion and seeing how it feels.

Also sorry if I'm being rude.

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This is a wonderful story wrapped around an engaging RPG core, and it's just long enough to make for a satisfying journey.  I especially enjoyed the narrative contrast between the two main couples.  Karuna and Aurelie danced around each other for years before being painfully separated, and you feel that heartache all through the game.  Meanwhile, Chisa and Merel are bound from the very beginning, and only grow closer (and more adorable) as the story unfolds.

I also love the decision to go with an all-female cast (the main villain included) and the easy confidence that the game shows in that decision.  I wish more RPGs did this.

I do think Lynette is a bit of a weak spot.  She's well-written as a fanatic with anger issues, but although she does grow somewhat by the end of the game, her role is fairly small and she never quite became sympathetic to me.  She hints at a painful history beyond what was actually shown; I would have liked to see more of her.

Thank you for making this.  It was exactly what I was looking for.

Thank you very much! Some people didn't appreciate the all-female cast, but it was important to me so I just went with it, and I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! :DDD

I agree with Lynette being a weak spot. I had planned to give her her own spinoff game exploring her issues, but I never got around to it. Still a possibility as I have a vague idea for it, I just have so many other game ideas competing for my time XD;;;

Again, I'm so glad you enjoyed the game, and thank you for all the kind words! ^_^

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That makes sense.  I suspected that Lynette was teasing something like that after the credits.

I noticed below that you said you got carried away with the final dungeon, but I don't think it was too long at all.  It took me a few sittings to get through the castle and the area below, but that's because there were so many side paths and hidden treasures and minibosses.  That makes it a good dungeon.  Most of the dungeons in the game aren't all that big, so the last one being an entire chapter in itself was a great change of pace.  

One last little thing: I noticed a couple of shoutouts to non-binary people in Hotenshin.  Thank you for that <3

Glad you liked the final dungeon! I had a lot of fun designing it. I just got several of messages after the game was finished complaining about it, so I was a little worried, but I love long final dungeons myself :DDD

And you're very welcome for the shout-out, non-binary people are awesome and deserve more love!

Thank you so much for this experience <3 Chisa and Merel are adorable together and I found myself looking forward to each rest stop hoping for yet another dialogue between the two as they became EVEN GAYER <3 also the mechanics were super engaging, A+ c:

Thank you very much, I'm glad you enjoyed it! :DDD Chisa and Merel are so fun to write! 

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This game is very good I love the music and the custom graphics the characters are gorgeous I love the face graphics and the environments look stunning and that battle system is great too this is scratching that itch I've had for a new rpg experience I hope to see more from this developer maybe something commercial if this is what you can do for free I'd only imagine how good a commercial project will turn out thanks for the great experience.

Thank you very much! I'm so glad you're enjoying the game! I may go commercial some day, but for now I'll keep making free games

I'm definitely enjoying this unique and awesome game rpgs are my favorite hobby and some of the best games I've played are the free rpg maker ones.

I just found this game a week ago. I am near the end. I just got 7/8 of those crystal things to make that weapon. I finished the treacherous journey to beat the bat thing holding the fairy queen hostage. I am close to the end. WAII!!!!!

I like it so much. One tiny issue I have is the audio. I have to turn my computer audio almost down near mute to even hear it. My computer made it play SOOO loud. Other than that tiny issue, It's cool.

I wish I could make things like this. I have great ideas for things, but I can't create them.

Thanks! You've still got a little bit to go because I made the endgame really long XDXD;;;;

But very glad you're enjoying it ^_^

HI! I just realized that today. I just beat that trio headed dragon thing and I'm getting mad now. Sadly I'm about early level 40's. Also, those blue boxes; I didn't know how to open them and get the key until I was too far into the dungeon. There are many reasons why I don't play games anymore. one of them are when you think the end is near and then they slap you in the face and say, "NOPE, You have to keep going." Just like my p.e. teacher. She counts down to stop and then say "and keep going!" 


I hope I can finish it soon. It still is an amazing game though. I wish I had the strength and endurance to even have patience to make something like this. I tried rpg maker and I got tired after two minutes of getting bored.

Sorry for the endgame drag, but you're very close to the end. I got carried away while making it XD I'll do better in future games.

And yeah, it takes a lot of patience to make games, but I find it gets a little easier as time goes by, if real life didn't keep getting in the way XD

Just finished the game today. I took a few days off because I feel embarrassed whenever my dad is home and I'm on the tower computer. He's always on the couch looking at what I'm doing watching something playing vr chat or whatever. So I do things when I'm alone.

It took me a bit to finish the enemy off. I was between level 45-50. If I knew more ab out the game, I think I could do better. Didn't expect the hero to leave their town and go off.  Out of all the characters, I wasn't a fan of Lynette.She was only jealous that she didn't get to play the hero role. I did enjoy Chisa and Merel's relationship. They make me feel a bit happy when I see then talking together. They are the odd bunch and I like them.

I don't usually play games, but this one I seeked out was pretty cool.  (HEART!) Cheers!

Was this done in RPG Maker VX Ace?

Yes it was ^_^

You think you'd be up for me giving a try at bringing this over to RPG Maker MV?

Seems like it would be pretty difficult to port it over, given the fact that the scripts I use don't all have MV equivalents, so I think I'll pass. Thanks anyway, tho! I'd like to make my own MV game with similar themes sometime in the future.

Gotcha

I can't tell you how many hours I have searched Itch.io for "That One Game" and I think I found it!!! XD XD 

Yay! Hope you enjoy the game :DDDD

This game is so so so good I wish I could pay you for it. I'd easily peg it at 15  dollars, or even 20 if there were a bit more polish on some of the enemy sprites or a few more side-quests.

Absolutely everything about this game is wonderful, it does a magnificent job of balancing the story's high-stakes drama with it's own brand of comedy. It might be somewhat derivative at times but it always makes it work and never feels forced for it's references and memes. 

Spoilers below

Additionally it plays to standard tropes of Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy in a delightful manner, giving an explanation for why the king gives the hero a pittance of starting funds, and showing another ruler as being reasonable and just.

Each character plays off one another excellently, with everyone exhibiting growth and development throughout the story as Karuna learns to open herself up to others, Chisa learns to be more confident, Merel becomes more earnestly happy with herself rather than acting confident out of spite for her haters, Lynette becomes able to admit her own weaknesses and failings, and Aurelie is able to reconcile the weakness that lead her to becoming Darkloft with the strength that allowed Karuna to rescue her.

Thank you so much! ^_^ So glad you enjoyed the game! I really want to make another game like this. Maybe I will try charging for future games, maybe start with something like $10 and see how that goes.

Thanks again! :DDDDD

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this game is great. I love it. ♥ 

The plot is amazing. maybe a bit lineal, but it also has few side quests. There is a lot of plotwists, usuful items, a lot of different enemies, nice people and interesting places to visit during game.  

All five mine characters are amazing. I love them all. What a nice bunch of cute and good fighting girls :) . If I'd had to make this extremely hard and choose only one, I think I'd choose Aurelie. She  is villain though most of the plot but when she became good again... I just can stop thinking about how adorable and cute she is ♥ . Merel can be my 2nd favourite and she + Chisa = the cust couple.

Artstyle is amazing.  Sprites in battle, sprites in travelling, portatrait, CGs and locations. Evrything looks great ♥  It the best and the best looking game made in RPG Maker I've ever played.

Even if I usually don't like game made on this engine nor the ones without choices in plot.

I think it's the longest (or one of the longest) indie game I had ever played. The plot, few side guests, getting evry chest, crafting items... it took me  15 hours !!! The gam has very small replay ability (especially when you tried has done evrything or almost evrything in first try)and only one ending but it's really enough. It's very good and underestimated game and I hope I'll never forget it :)

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Thanks very much! I am so glad you enjoyed it ^_^

I wish this had an option for Mac, I'd really love to play it.

Help, I sent a review for your game but I don't know where I can read the others. I wrote it in portuguese, but I'll edit it to make it multi-language (english will be added). Where do I click to see all reviews for this game?

I don't have any reviews on itch.io yet (that I know of) but you can read a lot of reviews of the game on RMN (https://rpgmaker.net/games/5854/reviews/) I am not sure how to view/submit reviews to this site but I'll try to find out!

I sent my review to RMN too. There I found some really impressive reviews. Maybe one day I'll make good ones like those :3

I wanted to say that your game has gotten me into a "search for games with inclusive narratives and gender/sexual orientation/ethnic diversity/etc" streak.
I'm trying my best to get other other people to play your game haha
And I can't wait for the full release of "Weird and Unfortunate" <3

Thank you so much! ^_^ I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and I hope I can make more games that feel inclusive and inspire people! And I'll keep working hard on Weird and Unfortunate! :DDDD

Please, do it, pretty pleeaaaaase!
Would love to see trangender characters too, being portrayed without stereotypes and as "human" characters <3
I'm sharing your game everywhere whenever I can, so let's make the gaming world more colorful <3

This game is awesome. I haven't beat it yet but it is really addictive. You really hit the right notes with the plot and the game play reminds me of the older Final Fantasy, and Dragon Quest games.

Thank you soooo much! :DDD Yes, the primary inspirations for this game were the early Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest games. I'm so glad you're enjoying it ^_^

I just beat it last night, and started to play it all over again, :), Great ending and I am pretty sure from the ending video that Merel and Chisa were married by the fae queen which is super cute.