About Steel and Teal

We're Steel and Teal, a husband and wife game development team that specializes in RPG Maker games. Our background is one of writing, game design, and level design. Back in 2003, we started designing a series of fan games using RPG Maker 2003 for the anime community. They were very well received, much to our delight. Over the next 10 to 15 years, we continued to hone our craft working on non-RPG Maker products (Game Maker, Unreal, Unity) as well as developed our craft as professional writers. It's been an amazing journey, but we're ready to return to our roots and develop commercial games in our favorite engine, RPG Maker. There is something about the way the games look, the feel of a J-RPG, that we really jive with. We also love the supportive and friendly community. Our goal is two-fold: One, we want to create high quality games for people to enjoy. Two, we want to give back to the community in the form of critical reviews of video game projects and tutorials on game design. We hope to continue this goal on Facebook, YouTube, and through our website. If you're interested in having your project reviewed by us, or just want to talk game design, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you!

RPG Maker Let’s Play – Shadow Star – Game Critique

Hello everyone! In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we take a look at the cinematic and beautiful world of “Shadow Star” by Grapeape Games. All we can say is “Holy Shit!”

This is one of the best games we’ve ever played in RPG Maker. It’s got a powerful and epic opening, a strong cinematic sense, great […]

By |January 13th, 2018|Game Critiques|0 Comments

RPG Maker Live Dev Stream – Rosenhearts – Nile Underground North

In this live stream tutorial, I show how to parallax a dungeon, turning something boring and boxy into something with flair and interest.

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By |December 14th, 2017|RPG Maker Tutorials|0 Comments

RPG Maker Live Dev Stream – Rosenhearts – Nile River North

In this Live Stream, I show how to create a long parallax map, using the Nile River North as a guide.

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By |December 12th, 2017|RPG Maker Tutorials|0 Comments

RPG Maker Let’s Play – Nightindale Downs – Game Critique

Hello everyone! In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we hoof into the beautiful world of Nightingale Downs, a game in the vein of Watership Down. In this demo, you play a deer in a world being encroached upon by humans, setting off on a grand adventure to save your glen from danger.

This game demo is […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Game Critiques|0 Comments

RPG Maker Let’s Play – Broken Destiny (Second Playthrough) – Game Critique

Hello everyone! In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we return to the world of Broken Destiny, getting a solid look at the battle system and the overworld field map.

The battle system is easy to learn, and the propensity for battle strategy is very strong–you can easily formulate powerful attack plans and decimate your enemies. The […]

By |September 12th, 2017|Game Critiques|0 Comments

RPG Maker Let’s Play – Arr Tee Pee 3D – Game Critique

Hey everyone! In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we romp into the three dimensional world of Arr Tee Pee 3D, a fun game that doesn’t take itself seriously, and is all the better for it.

The developer is the William Castle of RPG Maker Games (not Ed Castle, like Steel said in the video–LOL).

This game is […]

By |September 10th, 2017|Game Critiques|0 Comments

RPG Maker Let’s Play – The Lost – Second Playthrough

Hello everyone! in this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we return to the world of “The Lost” by Dutch Power Creations. This playthrough picks up where we left off, with some improvements and bug fixes.

The story here is just amazing and powerfully done with strong characters and solid pacing. The battle system is unique with a […]

By |September 1st, 2017|Game Critiques|0 Comments

Rosenhearts – Tutorial Pop Up Tests

This is a test of the Tutorial Pop Ups, which appear in and out of battle when the game is teaching you something.

The music and battle graphics used are not what will appear in the demo or final version of the game–they are merely placeholders.

The combo logic notated in the third fight is still […]

By |August 31st, 2017|Game Development|0 Comments

RPG Maker Let’s Play – Embers’ Pyre – Game Critique

Hello everyone! In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we jump into the world of “Embers’ Pyre” by Verdelite, an RPG with custom fighting and custom artwork.

This game has a lot going for it: beautiful custom artwork, well-written characters, a battle system based on the Shadow Hearts Judgment Ring, and a robust cast. It really excels […]

By |August 29th, 2017|Game Critiques|0 Comments

RPG Maker Let’s Play – The Lost – Game Critique

Hello everyone! In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we sift through the sands of “The Lost” by Dutch Power Creations. Well polished and with a powerful story, this game had us hooked from the very beginning.

This game has a strong cast of characters, an emotional story, and a very unique and enjoyable tactical battle […]

By |August 26th, 2017|Game Critiques|0 Comments