Another milestone has been reached! This weekend, I've finished up the last planned new content. To tie up some loose ends, I've added a new region to the world can only be reached by employing a skilled sea navigator who is known as Tropicco. This region of the world, unofficially referred to as the Far East, is home to a number of locations that were previously referenced throughout the game but couldn't be visited yet.
These new locations are: the land of the Dawn Elves, the Kingdom of Kratto and the Empire of Geonia. In the upcoming news articles I'll give some context to all three of them.
All that's left now is to polish and balance some aspects of the game... That means the official release of Mikkoku is finally within reach!
by Tom, 2021-01-17
The last support character pages
All right, I've finished the biographies for the 8 remaining support characters. That means that every recruitable character - both the controllable characters and the support characters - is now featured here at the official Mikkoku site. Check the new character pages out here.
P.S: did you know that the inspiration to make pages like this came from the website that Nintendo used to announce new characters for the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl in 2008?
by Tom, 2020-07-05
Visible support characters
I've recently upgraded my RPG Maker 2003 to the legal Steam version. That version comes bundled with a couple of new features to the RPG Maker 2003 engine, many years after its initial release. One of these features is the ability to display (animating!) images in combat.
As you may know. Support characters are an important part of Mikkoku's battle system. As a result of RPG Maker's update, these support characters can now be displayed in battle next to your "active" fighters. I think this is a really cool feature - it should help to make players feel as if the support characters are really part of the traveling party rather than just a random bonus skill that triggers every now and then.
I've updated the Mikkoku Demo to include this new feature. If all goes well and no bugs arise, I will implement the feature in the full version of Mikkoku as well. Please give the (updated) Mikkoku Demo a try if you haven't already, and let me know if there are any issues. As always, feedback is greatly appreciated. Get it here here.
by Tom, 2020-06-27
Lisa, Clint, Florian and Mickey
Please head to characters to check out the new profile pages I've added for a couple more support characters.
by Tom, 2020-06-24
Good day to you. How is everyone holding up in quarantine?
Anyway, I've written a couple more profile pages for the support characters of Mikkoku. Please head to the characters section to read all about Nubia, "Human Kid", Harvey, Nixie, Giacomo and Olon. Additionally, a biography for another one of the secret characters has been added. These are all support characters who were added to the game somewhat midway through its development.
This brings the total of pages to 24. Enjoy!
by Tom, 2020-05-10
More support profiles
I've also added profiles for Nayim, Dayanne, Dean, Patrick, Marco, Fatima, Kolya and Warpya, bringing the total number of featured support characters to 16. We're halfway there already! Additionally, I've also added the profile page for one of the spoiler-y characters. Click the "Spoilers on" button at your own discretion.
I'd like to refer to these 16 (or 17) support characters as the 'classic' support crew. These were all in the game before 2006-2007 at the latest. The remaining ones were added in the years that followed. I hope I can get around to adding their pages soon too.