Hey RPG Makers!
I’m pleased to present the Game Over plugin by McKathlin, for RPG Maker MZ! This plugin allows you to change what happens when game over occurs!
The following features are included:
- Choose any common event to run when the player’s party dies!
- Choose whether the Game Over image (scene) is shown!
- Choose any common event to run after game over finishes!
Download Game Over Plugin MZ
How to Install
- Download the file, and unzip it.
- Make sure the unzipped file is named McKathlin_GameOver.js and is saved as a .js file.
- Open the file folder of your project. Place the file in your project’s “js” folder, within the “plugins” folder.
- Open your project in RPG Maker MZ, then go to the Tools menu and select Plugin Manager. Use the Plugin Manager to add and activate the plugin.
- I recommend you place this plugin toward the bottom of your plugin list, so it has high priority.
Why Use the Game Over Plugin?
In many games, party death or other game over does not result in showing the title screen. If you want your game to make something else happen with game over, then this plugin is for you!
Example ways to use this plugin:
- Automatically reload the most recent save file!
- Return the player to a safe place and recover the party HP.
- Transport the player to a prison cell of the antagonist, remove all other party members, and make the player break out of prison and rescue the other party members!
- Have an event run that gives the party a permanent boost to maximum HP.
- Remove some of the party’s gold and/or items. (You could optionally make those items obtainable again, somehow!)
- Have the party’s rescuer say something.
- Or anything else you want to happen!
How to Use the Game Over Plugin
The plugin has a few plugin parameters that control how the plugin affects game over. These include:
- Party Death Common Event
- Show Game Over Scene
- After Game Over Common Event
Party Death Common Event
Use this parameter to set which event occurs when the party dies. Of note, this occurs before the Game Over scene.
Also keep in mind that the Party Death Common Event only occurs if the all party members die, but does not occur if the game over event command runs.
Show Game Over Scene
This parameter changes whether the Game Over image is shown. The Game Over scene shows an image that reads, “Game Over.” By default, the game over scene occurs when the party dies in battle, or when the game over event command activates. If you do not want the game over scene to show, you can set this to false.
After Game Over Common Event
Use this parameter to make a common event happen after the game over scene. Note that if the game over scene was not shown, this common event will happen after a fade to black. The After Game Over Common Event runs when the player is back on the game’s map.
Also note that the After Game Over Common Event happens regardless of the reason Game Over occurs. If the party dies in battle, or if the game over event command runs, the After Game Over Common Event will occur.
If you have an After Game Over Common Event, make sure you do the following:
- The screen is black, so this is a good opportunity for transfers, changing party members, or any other eventing that should occur when the screen is black.
- Use the Fadein Screen event command to make the map visible again! The Fadein Screen event command is found in Tab 2 under the Screen heading.
- Because you used the Fadein Screen command, the screen and map are now visible, so this is a good opportunity for eventing that you want the player to see.
If you use the After Game Over Common Event, remember to use the Fadein Screen event command during your common event!
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