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A retro JRPG version of a scene from Hearth's Warming Eve. Please click when prompted to scroll through the dialogue.

This is an entry for the #Ponies-For-Everypony group's royalty contest. The contest calls for medieval-themed submissions, so old-school, fantasy-themed RPGs was one of the first things that came to mind! This one's based off the NES Dragon Warrior/Quest series (which I'm also currently into after snagging DQ IV and V for DS at a recent sale)!

Sorry for the lack of a mute/replay button. I didn't have a lot of time to work on extra features! Plus, I want to start working on my other entry and see if it makes the deadline!
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:iconmarohnshain:
MarohnShain Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Interesting, it will continue fot an entire game?
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:iconjdan-s:
Jdan-S Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really, it's just a one-shot animation for a contest.
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
I would play the heck out of this. :)
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Epic XD
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SomeSayApple Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Can u make a real game out of it? *-*
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Jdan-S Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd like to, but I lack the time to work on a game project like this. Plus, I don't really know how to make an RPG in Flash.

Though I have an idea for a choose-your-own adventure style story for Clover the Clever. I might write that someday if I get enough ideas for the story paths.

And sorry for the late response. ^^;
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DJ-BLU3Z Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I have to admit, when I first heard the first couple of notes within the BGM, my mind initial thought it was hearing the theme of the Face Shrine from the Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening game. Of course, after hearing beyond the first few notes, the tune of Beethoven's classic sonata shines through quite nicely; I suppose it was the 8-bit style of the track that initially threw me off! Haha :XD:

But in any case, this is a VERY clever and entertaining piece that you have brought to life here, pal, and it always amazes me to no end how masterfully you are able to compose these NES-esque scenes and worlds the way you have done here in such a lovely and seamless retro-grade fashion! :D

Also, with your musical selection playing ominously in the background, in conjunction with the Hearth's Warming Eve scene that you have recreated here, it truly elects some very somber feelings indeed in relation to the situation playing out as a whole that seemed rather absent from it's original, animated form; most likely due to the fact that the scene from the play itself was being acted out by characters that we already knew and loved from other more-HUMOROUS situations and antics! Haha ;p

But back on point, again, what I really like most about your great work here is the fact that you bring about those feelings of melancholy in such a way that allows those that have the great opportunity to view your fantastic creation here to look at the entire scene in a different light then what may have originally been perceived, and really get a true appreciation of the more-serious nature of the origin events leading up to, what would become, Hearth's Warming Eve itself. The fact that you can elect so many new emotions in this particular format here really shows off just how talented you are when it comes to storytelling, and how your skills in scene creations are truly second-to-none! ^^

I truly wish the absolute best of luck to you for your success in this contest, Jdan! But in all seriousness, with all of your creatively GENIUS designs that shine forth from your fantastic compositions, I'm certain that you will be BLOWING the competition away for sure, pal! ;)

And now, if you'll excuse me, I suddenly feel the extreme urge to pull out some of my classic RPGs for a quick play-through! ;p
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Jdan-S Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The play in the show was indeed light-hearted. But I imagine the actual historical narrative would have been a lot more serious (ponies starving and freezing to death, for starters). So for this, I tried to match the look and feel of the NES Dragon Warrior/Quest games, and Beethoven's sonata really added to the mood. At one point, I was even considering mimicking the games' old English tone!

And I still remember playing Link's Awakening on the original gray Gameboy! In fact, I still have both the cart and handheld! =D
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DJ-BLU3Z Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Haha :D I guess that means that we are BOTH still-standing members of the "Original Game Boy Owner's Club", as I still have my original handheld and cart on hand as well! ^^

Yes indeed, Link's Awakening will always hols a special place with me as the very FIRST Zelda game I was ever introduced to waaaay back when I was just a mere child of 5-years-old in pre-school! :D
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pinkiefan1287 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Very nice.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, nice, imagine if there's real game out of it. :)
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Jdan-S Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hopefully, someone's planning to patch a Dragon Quest RPG like the guys who ponified SMB2, LoZ-Link to the Past and Solomon's key.

I kinda feel like firing up RPG Maker again to try, but I just know I'll be too distracted to finish a big project like this! =p
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BB-K Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Or how about I try to replace most of the sprites in the I. M. Meen DOS game. I really want to know how to do it so badly. :(
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SilverCrow-kicks-you Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
So cute ^.^
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CoolWashington Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Bethoveen Virus. :3 Nice work.
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Jdan-S Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

I love modernized classical songs. Beethoven Virus in particular was a very good warm-up song in Pump It Up! =D
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firestars-hunter Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what did you program this with? cuz i really wanna make some games like this now!
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Jdan-S Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was done in Flash MX. Though it's really just an animation with interactive elements rather than a proper game (not that good with coding actionscript yet).

Besides Flash, RPG Maker is a very good program designed to make games like these. And for general game-creation, Game Maker is also pretty popular. Hope that helps!
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firestars-hunter Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
okay, thanks!
I've heard about RPG maker, i thought about getting it once, too...
Maybe i will now, though!
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mistypine01 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
REtro excellence!!
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Minniemandy1fan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job!
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MagicaITrevor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
O.o I... WHERE'S A LINK FOR THE MUSIC?! I MUST HAVE IT! ;A;
Um, I mean, if you don't mind, that is... I wouldn't want to be a bother...
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Jdan-S Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unfortunately, there is no download link for the music used here. I made my own 8-bit mix from a midi of Beethoven's "Piano Sonata no.8".

However, try looking up the song "Beethoven Virus" by BanYa productions. It's my favorite modern version of this song! =)
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LordDunjie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I do believe the Contest lies between This, and the Prancing Pony. Both are great! Wish you luck on winning!
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Jdan-S Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. =)
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Digara Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
At first I thought the music was septette for the dead princess.
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Jdan-S Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looked it up. And you're right, the melody is very similar!

The music here is from Beethoven's "Piano Sonata No.8", so it's possible that Remilia's theme could have been inspired by the same classical piece.
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Digara Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Most likely, a lot of touhou stuff was inspired by various things, like Agatha Christie.
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NightStarLegand Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
AMAZING
i hope you win
tis is magnificent
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:iconjdan-s:
Jdan-S Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! =D
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TurkeySM Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If I were not an admin, I would second this.
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:iconjdan-s:
Jdan-S Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's quite a compliment. Thanks! =D

All the same, there are already other excellent works in the contest folder. Best of luck to all the hardworking artists! =)
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TurkeySM Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!

Best of luck to all indeed.
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