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 – Lost Inside – Game Critique

Hello everyone! In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we enter the world of Lost Inside by PK Andrews, a VX/Ace game with a lot of potential.

This game reminded us of Dragon Warrior in the world map and equipment presentation, and the enemy balancing was on point. The epic boss battle at the end of the […]

By |August 20th, 2017|Game Critiques|0 Comments

RPG Maker Let’s Play – The Crelixis Chronicles – Game Critique

Hello everyone! In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we explore the fun and attractive world of “The Crelixis Chronicles” by Cloudzchow, a high adventure like the Final Fantasies of old.

This game is a lot of fun with great mechanics, well-crafted maps (for the most part; there are a few trouble spots), and fun characters. It […]

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

RPG Maker Let’s Play – Angel :The Silver Sword – Game Critique

Hello everyone! In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we transport into the MMO world of “Angel: The Silver Sword” by Z-G Games, a game within a game in the spirit of .hack// and Sword Art Online.

This game has a lot of potential with patterning itself after MMORPGs; however, it still requires a lot of work […]

By |August 13th, 2017|Game Critiques|0 Comments

RPG Maker Let’s Play – Swim Racer X – Game Critique

(Note: Teal’s mic was giving her issues, so she might be hard to hear at some points. We will fix the problem for the next video!)

Hello everyone! In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we dive into the world of Swim Racer X, a swimming game with so much heart and a healthy tan. This is […]

By |August 11th, 2017|Game Critiques|0 Comments

RPG Maker Let’s Play – Deadly Shutter – Game Critique

Hello everyone! In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we skulk into the creepy and terrifying world of Deadly Shutter, a survival horror game very reminiscent of Fatal Frame.

This is an amazing game with great atmosphere, good characterization, and just the right amount of fear-inducing moments. It doesn’t rely on jump-scares to get you, instead using […]

By |August 6th, 2017|Game Critiques|0 Comments

RPG Maker Let’s Play – Catacombs 1 Demon War – Second Impression

Hello everyone! In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we revisit the world of Catacombs 1: Demon War by SimProse and WOW are we impressed.

This game experience is a complete 180 degrees from the experience we had last time. The balancing is great and there are no bugs that crash the game.We were able to get […]

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

RPG Maker Let’s Play – Catacombs 1: Demon War – Game Critique

Hello everyone! In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we delve into the dark dungeon of Catacombs 1: Demon War by Simprose. This game is so reminiscent of the old Ultima games; it gave us flashbacks. With masterful writing, beautiful graphics, and gorgeous music, this game has amazing potential.

Unfortunately, we encountered a game-breaking bug every time […]

By |July 27th, 2017|Game Critiques|0 Comments

RPG Maker Let’s Play – Tales of Mobius – Game Critique

Hello everyone! In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we sprint full speed into the world of Sonic the Hedgehog in Tales of Mobius, a Sonic fan-game that plays like the classic “Tales of” video games. It’s a unique combination that works beautifully!

There is very little we can critique about this game because it comes together […]

By |July 25th, 2017|Game Critiques|0 Comments

RPG Maker Let’s Play – Broken Destiny – Game Critique

Hello everyone! In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we jump into the world of Broken Destiny. This game was very enjoyable at first with an engaging story that pulls the player right in, a sympathetic main character, and an interesting world. The opening prose is beautiful, and the cut scene with the villains is well […]

By |July 21st, 2017|Game Critiques|0 Comments

RPG Maker Let’s Play – Crystal of Destiny – Game Critique

Hello everyone! In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we visit the world of Crystal of Destiny, a short adventure that is the start of something much larger. With custom 3D parallax graphics and a brilliant use of “Mode 7”, this game is beautiful.

Our biggest problem, however, lies with an NPC who acts completely out of […]

By |July 18th, 2017|Game Critiques|0 Comments