RPG Maker 2000 was released in Japan on April 5th, 2000.  It has a “front view” (as in, you don’t see your character but you see the enemy) battle system & SNES-like graphics.  While there is a fan translation by Don Miguel floating around the web, you cannot legally sell your games with it, nor will they work on the most recent version of Windows.  Edit: It has been brought to my attention that there IS an official translation to 2000, so for those craving the front view battle system, here you go. However, you can also make your game in 2000, then import it into the most recent version of 2003 as long as you’re not using 2000′s battle system.  

If you’re interested in translating a 2000 or 2003 game, VGPerson has a post on it here.  If you’re interesting in making a game in 2000, check out RM.Net’s small tutorial listing.  

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There are many more games out there, but I only picked a few well known ones so that they could associate something they’re already familiar with with the engine.  Check out this thread where a bunch of people talk about their favorite games if you’d like more suggestions.  RPGHUB is recommended for Mac users.  

Wolf RPG Editor | RPG Maker 2003 

In order to financially support her beloved darling, a high schooler named Marshmallow Holly must clear away the dust and solve the mystery behind the haunted apartment complex of Fairewell Heights to collect her paycheck as a part time maid. There are rooms where love is covered in dust. Places where ghosts and monsters shop. Marshmallow must solve the mystery behind each of these rooms! A comedy game packed with minigames and a touching story! It is a cleaning adventure game that will sweep you away!

This game is made by Nora using RPG Tkool 2000 and it was released on November 22nd, 2007. The American fan translation group, “Memories of Fear,” translated this game and released it on July 23rd, 2015.


Teitai Shoujo (Español)

Alice es una chica que vive en la Tierra de Relojes, en el cuidado de un chico llamado Tiska.
Un día cuando las manecillas del Gran Reloj son misteriosamente dispersas, la Tierra de Vida llega a un estancamiento.
Aunque es el Trabajo de Tiska como guardián el recuperar las manecillas, Alice no puede evitar ser curiosa…

Teitai Shoujo [Chica Estancada]* es un RPG hecho por Sky Scraper Project en RPG Tsukuru 2000.

Para la sorpresa de todos, este es un RPG por turnos donde realmente tenes que pensar en las peleas.

Descarga (MF) ||| Descarga (MEGA)

Hay un bug cuando se consiguen habilidades nuevas en batalla que hace que el nombre de la habilidad aparezca corrido. Di lo mejor de mi para tratar de arreglarlo pero no me fue posible. Espero que no les resulte una molestia al jugar.

*La traductora al ingles, Vgperson, cambio el nombre a Standstill Girl [Chica Parada].

Acá les dejo una guía (Hecha por Vgperson) de como obtener todas las habilidades y los finales.


Clock of Atonement

You play this game as a guy who stalks a girl. 
You loved that girl very much and you killed her because of your crazy love. 
A stranger gives you “clock of atonement” and you get a chance to fix what you did. 

Game Play: 
You have to find a way to save the girl by controlling time. You can interact objects in the room and it helps to change the destiny of the girl. 


For the first time, RPG Maker 2000 is available in English! Since its debut 15 years ago, the beloved game-making engine has introduced untold amounts of users to the wonders of game design and continues to be a powerful, user-friendly tool. No other engine in the RPG Maker series comes closer to the classic late-80s/early-90s feel, with graphics and a battle system that hit the nostalgic sweet spot while still offering huge opportunities for innovation. With a brand new translation and updates, this is the best version of the classic engine you’re going to find!

  • -Classic Front-View Battle System: Recalling the earliest days of the console RPG, this vintage layout hasn’t lost its thrill. Creating fights can be learned in minutes but there is major potential for surprising, dynamic battles once all the different conditions and events are mastered.
  • -Straightforward, User-Friendly Interface: RPG Maker engines are designed to be as flexible as possible while still being user friendly, and RPG Maker 2000 is one of the earliest examples. Virtually everything in the engine is managed through a simple point-and-click interface. All of your game’s characters, enemies, skills, animations, and equipment are created and stored in an easy-to-navigate database. An in-depth event system contains dozens of functions to help make your story and world come to life, such as custom messages, character movement, player choices, special effects, and more. Plus, RPG Maker 2000’s powerful map editor is extremely easy to master, allowing you to craft your world tile by tile with unprecedented efficiency!
  • -Retro Aesthetic and Huge Customization: RPG Maker 2000 allows you to create games that look just like ones from the storied history of console RPGs. However, the possibilities go far beyond the graphics that come with the engine. If you’re feeling especially creative, RPG Maker 2000 allows you to import custom 16-bit graphics, including character sprites, tilesets for your environments, battle animations, backgrounds, and more! The engine is also loaded with a variety of catchy midi tracks and sound effects for your game; custom WAV and MIDI tracks can be added as well.
  • -Share Your Game: Want to share your creation with the world? You can export your creation in a portable file that can be played on ANY Windows system! Plus, games made with RPG Maker 2003 can be sold as long as you have the appropriate rights and have followed the registration procedure. With some hard work you could become the next great indie game developer!

RPG Maker 2000 $24.99

Boy Ichiro's Modesty (español)

Ichiro es un chico interesado en lo paranormal. Un día mientras jugaba kokkuri-san, hace enfadar a los siete misterios que se encuentran en su escuela. Estos espíritus evitan que Ichiro y su amiga puedan salir de la escuela, para lograr salir debe enfrentar a cada uno de los espíritus.


Boy Ichiro’s Modesty (La Modestia del Chico Ichiro) es un juego de terror/semi-RPG hecho en RPG Tsukuru 2000 por Nekofurosiki.

Descarga (MF) ||| Descarga (MEGA)


Available on Steam and DegiGames!

For the first time ever, RPG Maker 2000 is officially available in English! This classic game development engine is both highly affordable and easy to use, and it remains one of the most popular RPG Maker installments to date.

• Enjoy a variety of old school graphics, music, and sound effects that will invoke memories of classic RPGs
• Share your art assets and music between the different versions of RPG Maker, with the help of Game Character hub
• Unleash your creativity with a wide range of powerful events
• Make every pixel count in this magnificent retro game creator
• Forge your dream retro game
• No programming necessary
• Create deep and engaging characters
• Tell your epic narrative
• Design a variety of skills, items, and more
• Stage glorious turn-based combat
• Import custom content