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RPG Creation Tool for PC "RPG Developer Bakin"
Added mask function in Layout Tool,
Chinese (Simplified/Traditional) language support, and more
Major update Ver. 1.8 implemented
10% off on SmileBoom Spring Sale 2024 until March 15 at 2:00 a.m.

March 6, 2024 - Sapporo, Japan - SmileBoom Co.Ltd. has released version 1.8 of RPG Developer Bakin (pronounced BAH-keen), which adds a mask function in the Layout Tool, Chinese support, and other features. Additionally, SmileBoom is offering a Spring Sale 2024 with a 10% discount on RPG Developer Bakin and DLCs until March 15, 2024, at 2am.

Update Ver. 1.8 was released, adding a mask function in the Layout Tool and other features, as well as support for Chinese!

The first major update of the year includes such features and enhancements for future product launches as adding the "Layout Mask" function, changing the interface for specifying skill/item abilities in the Database, and adding support for simplified/traditional Chinese so that Bakin can be used in Chinese.

RPG Developer Bakin Ver. 1.8 Update Overview

The desired shapes can be used to display the layout parts! Layout Mask Function:
The Layout Tool now includes the mask function that enables users to set an image of the desired shape for masking, display a mini map in a circular shape, or cut out a character image into a desired shape. This feature allows for even more freedom in designing the screen interface. We will continue to expand support for mask functions in the tool, including support for sprites.

Bakin is available in Chinese! Chinese (Simplified/Traditional) support:
Simplified and traditional Chinese have been added to the language selection in the configuration settings, in addition to Japanese and English. The tool menus and other areas required for game creation have been localized, making Bakin user-friendly for Chinese-speaking users. We will continue to enhance the quality of our translations.

Left: Chinese (Simplified) version of the Map Editor Right: Chinese (Traditional) version of the Map Editor

Many other features and improvements have also been added, including "changes to the interface for setting skill/item abilities in the Database", "increase to 10 action buttons that can be assigned functions in events", "controller vibration in response to screen shaking", and many others. Please take this opportunity to create games using RPG Developer Bakin.


SmileBoom Spring Sale 2024 is going on now!

The SmileBoom Spring Sale 2024 is currently taking place on the Steam Store, offering a 10% discount on RPG Developer Bakin.
In addition, DLCs containing various resources will also receive a 10% discount, and bundled editions that include the sale products will be even more affordable with the SmileBoom Spring Sale 2024 discount. Do not miss this opportunity!

SmileBoom Spring Sale 2024 Overview

  • Period: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - Thursday, March 14, 2024, at 10:00 AM PDT
  • Eligible Products: RPG Developer Bakin, various paid DLCs (Ancient Pack, Modern City Pack, Smile Objects Vol. 1, Western Pack, Forest Pack, Wooden Platform Pack, Terica Terrain Pack Vol.1, Glowing Icon Pack, Mountain Village Pack, Smile Objects Vol.2, Ultra Building Pack, Dungeon Kit Pack)
  • Discount Rate: 10%.

*Bundled versions that include eligible products will also receive discounts for each product.


About RPG Developer Bakin
"RPG Developer Bakin" is a game creation tool that combines ease of use and high features, making it easy for anyone to create games inspired by "your world". It includes a map editor that allows you to create maps as if you were playing a game, an event creation system that controls the game by simply arranging panels with functions, a database that provides detailed character status settings, advanced screen effect settings that can dramatically change sceneries, and many other tools. Graphics and sound assets are also provided, so you can start creating "your game" right away. We started Early Access on Steam in October 2022, and are working to improve and add features to the tool as we receive requests from creators to make it a better tool for the commercialization of the product.