A downloadable game for Windows

Rise of Ancalen was my submission for the 2015 Indie Game Maker Contest ran by GameDev Fort and RPGMaker.

For the past 240 years the demi-human races, consisting of Elves, Orcs, and Dwarves, have been persecuted and sold into slavery. Even through this harsh treatment the demi-human races never sought to turn to violence. Instead favoring the Elven teachings of patience and harmony with all things. However with the recent coronation of King Lorenth, the subjugation of these demi-humans was ended. The King abolished slavery, giving their freedom back in the process, and granting the demi-humans plots of land throughout the Kingdom to settle their own towns.

Ancalen is one such demi-human town, consisting of both Elves and Orcs, which was settled to the south of the Human city Bourdoun. Sadly simple royal decree is not enough to end the prejudice found in many people. The mayor of Bourdoun was one such man, who did not take kindly to the demi-human infestation as he put it erecting a village near his city. With the help of some local thugs and a few rounds of mead, a plan was enacted to instigate these demi-humans into a fight thus allowing the humans to freely cleanse their rightful lands.

Rise of Ancalen is a tactical rpg , created with RPGMaker VXAce

  • Battle the narrow minded and opressive human neighbors of a newly created Demi-Human village, consisting of Elves, Orcs, and Dark Elves
  • Be creative and implement battle tactics to overcome enemies who outnumber your small party
  • Harvest stone resources to upgrade your village, adding new buildings and defensive walls

While we weren't able to get everything implemented in time for the actual Indie Game Maker 2015 submission, I have managed to get most of it in a new version. This version can be used for reviews / play through if desired
Please let me know if you find anything

Enhanced Version Features

  • Implemented difficulty system
  • Implemented different battle backgrounds per battle
  • Implemented summons for druid character
  • Various fixes and tweaks

Install instructions

Download the game from provided link and run the installer


RiseOfAncalen - Enhanced.exe 103 MB


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I hope, maybe in the future, you add a game with new adventures. It very much was pleasant to me.

Thanks for the kind words and feedback, I have been going over some ideas in my head for a new project but no ETA on that

I hope that your new project will be as fine as this. It is possible to learn that for the project and what genre?

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Good evening. There is one more mistake, occurred during fight (approximately on 2-3 course of fight). Sent the link.

This is mistake.

P.S.: And by the way I noticed that the magic skill "Wind" which has to be enemies on a cross - attacks only someone one. And even attacks allies if they got to a cross. Unless and has to be? I consider that it is necessary to correct this defect.This mistake at start of a game (even after unpacked a game).


Hi, I tested all three of your saves twice and wasn't able to reproduce that error. I did however add a simple begin/rescue (try/catch) block around the offending line of code in hopes that will help. But please do realize this game was made quickly for a contest 2 years ago and I haven't worked on it since.

As for the skill affecting allies, that is intended and all skills will affect all targets.

I understand. Reached the end of the game and understood that to ask about continuation there is no sense. It is a pity of course ((, but it was fascinating and interesting)).

Here three of my preservations (1: When I came to the city after fight with the dead and bought nothing, and didn't build; 2: Talked to the elder, built barracks, admitted to group of the 6th character and it was bought before an exit from the city; 3: Constructed a wall for the village it izakupitsya before an exit from the city).


Thanks, I found the problem and made an update. Please re-download to continue with your play through.

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Thanks. I will check now:)!

Hello! When you correct that error about which I specified earlier? There is a wish to continue a game after all.

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I'll have to see when I have some free time to look at this one, so sorry but no current ETA

It would be useful if you could send me your save file and let me know what you were doing when you found the bug, thanks

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I understand that all work and there isn't enough time. And therefore, I will help than to a smog. Tell how to send you the copy of the preservation and where to send it?

I will send two preservations (where to extra dependence that I constructed) an error message is given. Before this battle I talked to the elder in one of three buildings from above (on the middle). Later there is the city and there a fight. It isn't important what I do there (there it is necessary only two courses will hold on) - I battle or just I stand, but on its termination there is what I described below.

Ok so the city defense battle thanks, for the save just upload it somewhere and send me a link

I have no Yandex of a disk or Google of a disk to send the link from where to download preservation. Maybe you will send mail address to the personal message and I to you on mail will throw preservation. It is simpler, than to get to me these disks.

Hello. A game after fight hangs (where it is necessary 2 courses will hold on). And so costs and cannot move, and buttons work. What is so conceived to do or it is a bug?This is bug

Sounds like a bug, thanks for letting me know

I hope you will correct shortly and update a game. I will look forward.:)