Special"S"Forces (SSF for short) is an RPG project started at the end of 1999, created with RPG Maker 95...
The authors: Sprat and myself, mainly, but also Midwife who composed quite a few musics.
The game is heavily inspired from Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama (particularily from the Namek saga), but also contains references to other games and series.
The first demo was released in 2002 (about 5% of the whole story, ie about 1 hour of gameplay).
This project has been officially discontinued in 2009, although its development effectively stopped sometimes in 2004.
The following points contributed to the demise of this project:
- The development of the game was badly planned from the start, too much time was spent on details rather than concentrating on what matters: the story development
- Sprat (furtively) gave up on the project in 2001, one year before the release of the first demo. Other than the fact it's less motivating to work alone, Sprat and some of his relatives being characters in the game (and playing an important role), I would have preferred Sprat to take care of their dialogues and development.
- RPG Maker 95 is old, very buggy, and no longer updated. Games made with it work less and less well with each new version of Windows (unreadable texts in some cases, sound problems, etc). Also, there is no way to make multilingual games with RPG Maker 95, which makes translations quite tedious (gotta retranslate the whole game for each release, and do it in one shot rather than step by step during the actual game development).