After 15 years of development, Mega Man RPG Prototype by Adrian Marceau (Ageman20xx), has finally launched. This browser-based fan-game blends RPG elements from Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Pokemon with the classic series Mega Man characters and Special Weapons. It features a full campaign, nearly 100 playable characters, a meaty post-game, and an asynchronous multiplayer mode.
In Adrian's words, "this project has been a massive labour-of-love over the years with development starting as early as 2011 and our first playable demo (our literal prototype) being released a few years later in January of 2013." He goes on to say, "throughout this journey, we've encountered numerous highs and lows, but after years of unwavering dedication, thousands of hours invested, and contributions from countless members of the community, it has reached its culmination. It's all here, and we are thrilled to share it with everyone."
The creation of Mega Man RPG Prototype was a collaborative effort, with Miki (MegaBossMan) and Jon (Rhythm_BCA) serving as co-developers . As Adrian explains, "both Miki and Jon came on board at different times, driven by distinct motivations, yet they have poured their hearts and souls into this project for nearly a decade. It has been an extraordinary experience working with both of them over the years."
You can give MMRPGP a spin from the game's official website here. The site also includes a comprehensive Database, essentially serving as an in-game encyclopedia covering every robot, ability, item, field, and type within the game for easy reference. Additionally, for the competitive folks out there, the "Leaderboard" ranks each player based on their accumulated battle points.
And with that, have at it! A big congratulations to Adrian and his team on a successful launch!