Shouzou Kaga Announces SRPG Studio Project

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

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Shouzou Kaga, the creator of such games as the Fire Emblem series and Tear Ring Saga, announced on his blog that he has gotten in touch with the creator of SRPG Studio, which is to SRPG as RPG Maker is to RPGs. This was to express both his support for the freeware and his intentions in creating a game with it.

With limited time and resources at his disposal, he won’t be able to provide a release date, but has stated that, instead of being crowdfunded, the game instead will be a partnership with SRPG Studio. However, he will accept contributions from fans in the form of the development of resources, as long as the following conditions are met. From the translation from the Serenes Forest forum post, the contribution:

1. May be modified by Kaga to fit his game’s stylistic sense.
2. Will belong to Sapphire Soft by right; everything else still belongs to the author.
3. Conform with Sapphire Soft’s terms and conditions.
4. Be allowed for use in the production of sequels.
5. Absolutely must not infringe somebody else’s copyrights (eg. taken from another game).

Users may email Kaga with their resources along with their conditions. If accepted, Kaga will respond. Those accepted will receive special thanks in the finished game’s credits roll.

We look forward to seeing what the father of Fire Emblem can produce.

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  • R1Aon

    More information about Kaga’s project:
    – This free game is doujin soft
    – SRPG Studio is made by Sapphire Soft
    – His team comprises of about 10 people (whom he described as “friends”)
    – He is currently negotiating with a prominent character designer
    – He has a musician in hand — “take a guess”
    – A sprite artist is also wanted
    – He will post an update when “things go smoothly”
    What will you find in Kaga’s purported blog:
    – He apparently made a Sharp X1 Turbo game titled “Cosmic Fighter” for a contest hosted by LOGiN Magazine (whose publisher Enterbrain is also the publisher of Tear Ring Saga series [infamous for the victorious copyright infringement case]; more below) in 1986 (the existence of physical copies for that very obscure title is uncertain for now); five scanned pages about it were posted
    – He has ideas for Holmes Saga, a ‘remake’ of Tear Ring Saga 1 using Berwick Saga’s engine, but never materialized
    – Some more tidbits from the Tear Ring Saga series
    – He has a doujin strategy game in the works for PC named “Vestaria Chronicle” (with character portraits posted)
    – A few pieces of Fire Emblem/Tear Ring/Berwick Saga fanart from random artists
    – Alleged posts about him playing online mahjong
    – Shouzou Kaga’s name written in Kanji is yet to be seen on that blog
    – Kaga supposedly refuses to do interviews with the video gaming press

  • An Tran

    Oh wow, I thought left the games industry after Berwick Saga since I haven’t seen any games by him after that. Hopefully the game will be translated soon after release.