First release intro
I am officially releasing this demo I’ve been working on for my rom hack, Tierra Maldita. This takes place in a world that I’ve been slowly building over the course of the past year or so. This hack will be fairly short, likely to be around 7 chapters. Releases may take awhile as I am the only person working on this project, but I will keep this thread updated with progress.
While there are many custom and revised assets, I can’t say that there are any particularly unique features. At least not yet.
Honestly the main motivation was to make this for myself, but hopefully there will be some of you that will enjoy this story and characters as much as I have!
If you are enjoying this project or there are any issues, please just lmk!
You can dm here or on discord!
There are several issues when using other emulators (can’t save, visual errors, crashing). For best results, I recommend VBA v1.7.2.
Your adventure follows the protagonist, Edgar (Wraith) Calithan, as he treks through the perilous lands of Tierra Maldita, the damned land. There have been kidnappings across several nearby villages, with the circumstances of the disappearances between the victims all sounding eerily similar to each other. Follow Edgar and his eclectic group of found companions as they get to the bottom of this mystery. But be warned, in seeking answers, you will encounter many dangerous foes moving to ensure your demise.
Are you up for the challenge? Download the patch below
Patching instructions: How to Patch a Rom v5
Concept and additional art
If you’re curious about progress, I will be keeping a Trello for this project
Ch. 5a, 5b, and 6 released!
Some bug fixes
New maps, sprites, and other assets
Complete support conversations
Chapter select removed
Bug fix patch
- Fixed bug where stairs wouldn’t take you to the right place in ch. 3
- Updated Lea map sprites
- Updated hunter descriptions
- Ch. 4 released
Quietly releasing an update
New original tracks!
- Main theme (Main theme)
- Map theme (Daydream)
- Battle theme (Swift decision)
- Secret theme (Forest dweller)
Chapter select (for now)
Ch. 2 and Ch. 3 released!
- More QoL patches
- More balancing
- Made some things a little more obvious…
- Added QoL patches (cool health bars!)
- Edited visuals so paths are more obvious
- Overall power balancing
- All levels scaled down so it makes more sense to look at
- Hunters get less exp
- Hunters have less growths
- Hunters class description updated
- Some bug fixes
- Emulator bugs aren’t fixed. Will inquire about this before the next release.
Demo (Ch.1) released!
- Team SALVAGED
- Maiser6, ZoramineFae
- Aura Wolf
- Generic Pretsel
- Mikey Séregon
- Sacred War
- Some cg images adapted from Pexel.
- Vorpal Goat