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 – Crimson Shift – Game Critique

Hello everyone! In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we shift into the bloody and dystopian world of Crimson Shift by Nandee. The last game in the Crimson series, it chronicles the adventures of Naokee the assassin and her adventures in a corrupted city.

This game is very well crated with engaging characters, well written dialogue, and […]

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RPG Maker – Al Dente Cooking Contest – Game Critique

Hello everyone! in this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we sizzle into the world of Al Dente Cooking Contest by Dalph, where you play the chef Dylan trying to win the prize on a televised cooking show.

Honestly, we could find nothing wrong with this game. It was fun from the start, was extremely easy to pick […]

By |July 10th, 2017|Game Critiques|Comments Off on RPG Maker – Al Dente Cooking Contest – Game Critique

RPG Maker Let’s Play – Oathkeeper – Game Critique

In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we enter the amazing and beautiful world of Oathkeeper by Yukimun. This is an excellent game with so much going for it out of the starting gate: an absorbing plot, sympathetic characters, an interesting dual story, solid mapping, and well-balanced combat that requires you to think.

The biggest issue […]

By |June 5th, 2017|Game Critiques|Comments Off on RPG Maker Let’s Play – Oathkeeper – Game Critique

RPG Maker Let’s Play – Numina – Game Critique

In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we take a look at the gorgeous world of Numina by Dust, a beautiful adventure with some of the best visuals we’ve seen in an RPG Maker game.

From an aesthetic standpoint, this game has it all: lovely, efficient mapping, amazing visual effects, particles, and a powerful soundtrack. The presentation […]

By |June 1st, 2017|Game Critiques|Comments Off on RPG Maker Let’s Play – Numina – Game Critique

RPG Maker Let’s Play – Save Your Mother – Game Critique

In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we look at the solemn story of “Save Your Mother” by TuomoL, in which a young woman goes on the quest to save her mother’s life.

This story has a lot of heart, combining good characters and a solid story with many twist and turns. The custom artwork is lovely, […]

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RPG Maker Let’s Play – Harmony – Game Critique

In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we take a look at the game jam game of Harmony by Skyforger. A short game with a ton of heart, Harmony tells the story of a young girl with a special destiny, and her journey to fulfill it.

This game has a lot of good points: well-balanced battles, memorable […]

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RPG Maker Let’s Play – Killer Gin – Game Critique

In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we look at the open world adventure that is Killer Gin. A very enjoyable game that has a little bit of everything, it gives you a sense of freedom that is almost overwhelming. But with solid characters, amazing writing, and funny, enjoyable moments, it’s a lot of fun.

There are […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Game Critiques|Comments Off on RPG Maker Let’s Play – Killer Gin – Game Critique

Rosenhearts – First 10 Minutes (Early Alpha)

Hey hey. While we still have a long way to go, this is some early alpha footage of the actual game, with dialogue and scenes. We’re going to be adding visual tutorials, manuals, spell checking (I caught one error already while play-testing), balancing, and adding onto the battle engine through plugins.

Comments, feedback, and suggestions are […]

By |May 7th, 2017|Game Development|Comments Off on Rosenhearts – First 10 Minutes (Early Alpha)

RPG Maker Let’s Play – Geiken – Game Critique

In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we look at the unique and mysterious world of Geiken by Orgaya, an action RPG where you play an amnesiac silent protagonist. Reminiscent of Zelda or Secret of Mana in game-play and similar to .hack in narrative, Geiken is a fun game with lots of potential and moments of […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Game Critiques|Comments Off on RPG Maker Let’s Play – Geiken – Game Critique

RPG Maker Let’s Play – Immortal Sins – Game Critique

In this RPG Maker Let’s Play, we look at the world of Immortal Sins by AceofAces_Mod, an adventure that focuses on the story of a young woman with simple aspirations that is drawn into a Hero’s Journey that will redefine her. Along with a young Dragon Slayer, she will be forced to confront enemies from […]

By |April 24th, 2017|Game Critiques|Comments Off on RPG Maker Let’s Play – Immortal Sins – Game Critique