Index

Questions about creating

  1. What is Game Designer Action?
  2. What license are you using?
  3. What environment is needed to make the game?
  4. What is Game Designer Action?
  5. What license are you using?
  6. What environment is needed to make the game?
  7. I want to make more than one map in the game.
  8. Please tell me the standard of each material
  9. I want to change a monsters actions in detail.
  10. How does it work in a smart phone?
  11. I want you to add more features and gimmicks. / I want a monster that has special movements
  12. Is it OK to publish my game created with GAME DESIGNER ACTION to a game contest or festival?
  13. Maps
  14. Terrain
  15. Terrain Stamps
  16. Enemies
  17. Gimmicks / Vehicles
  18. Items / Companions
  19. Background
  20. Music
  21. Sound effects
  22. System

Uploading Games

  1. What is the User Box?
  2. I want to delete copyrighted material that was uploaded without permission.
  3. Is it OK to upload an unencrypted zip file?
  4. There was an upload error.
  5. How can I upload?
  6. Do you screen which games get to be published?
  7. Can you tell me the process for publishing a game?
  8. My newly uploaded game does not appear in the New Release section.

For Game Players.

  1. There’s no game cursor on my Android device.
  2. I can’t use MIDI for a game event.
  3. The game I created and the uploaded game are acting differently.
  4. Some games have lag.
  5. Animation image quality degrades.
  6. The sound quality of .ogg and .wav files degrades.
  7. Please tell me the midi source being used in the game engine.
  8. A midi file loops at a strange place.
  9. The sound quality of the midi file changes.
  10. Is there a required upload file format?
  11. Who do I report errors to?
  12. What types of games do you have?

Questions about creating

What is Game Designer Action?
In Game Designer Action, anyone can make action games that run on smartphones and PCs easily.
You can make an action game without complicated programing.
ゲームデザイナーマップ

Please check what kind of game you can make in the Search page.

自作ゲームならゲームデザイナーアクション
What license are you using?
PLiCy has the tools and materials rights of Game Designer Action.
※ The game creator has the rights of the game.
Maoudamashii-kun is an official character of Maoudamashii.


Composer Arranger
Joker Sounds


Voice cast
Hazuki Takaoka
Kurumi Hina
Sakuraze Nayu
Yu Shimotsuki
Kei Izumi
Akari Yuzuki
What environment is needed to make the game?
We support Windows and Macintosh on desktop, and Android and iOS on smartphones.
If you use Windows, Windows XP and Vista will not operate a game in Internet Explorer.
If you use Windows XP or Vista, please use Chrome or Firefox.
If you use Macintosh, you can create a game with Safari and Chrome.
Firefox of Macintosh sometimes don’t load properly.
If loading takes more than 2 minutes, you should check for updates.
For more information please check operating environment.

What is Game Designer Action?
In Game Designer Action, anyone can make action games that run on smartphones and PCs easily.
You can make an action game without complicated programing.
ゲームデザイナーマップ

Please check what kind of game you can make in the Search page.

自作ゲームならゲームデザイナーアクション
What license are you using?
PLiCy has the tools and materials rights of Game Designer Action.
※ The game creator has the rights of the game.
Maoudamashii-kun is an official character of Maoudamashii.


Composer Arranger
Joker Sounds


Voice cast
Hazuki Takaoka
Kurumi Hina
Sakuraze Nayu
Yu Shimotsuki
Kei Izumi
Akari Yuzuki
What environment is needed to make the game?
We support Windows and Macintosh on desktop, and Android and iOS on smartphones.
If you use Windows, Windows XP and Vista will not operate a game in Internet Explorer.
If you use Windows XP or Vista, please use Chrome or Firefox.
If you use Macintosh, you can create a game with Safari and Chrome.
Firefox of Macintosh sometimes don’t load properly.
If loading takes more than 2 minutes, you should check for updates.
For more information please check operating environment.

I want to make more than one map in the game.
You can make multiple maps by using a door.
The procedure is as follows.

複数マップの作り方1
Click [add a map] on map setting.
複数マップの作り方2
When you click it, [new map 2] is added and it moves to a new map.
複数マップの作り方3
Choose a gimmick setting, and after you set a door, select a letter you like.
複数マップの作り方4
Select a map, and go back to new map 1
複数マップの作り方5
Return to the first map.
複数マップの作り方6
Click [Gimmick] and set the door with same letter as before
by doing this, if you enter this door in this map, you come out of new map 2.

複数マップの作り方8
Enter this door for test play...
複数マップの作り方9
Come out from this door.

Please tell me the standard of each material

Recommended standards that we have used are as follows.


middle ground image 800px × 450px (Bottom/recommended/variable)
background image 1280px × 800px (fixed)
background loop image 1280px × 200px (fixed)
weather effects 800px × 450px vertical 20 sheets
music sound mp3 / wav / ogg / midi

screen size 800 × 448px
I want to change a monsters actions in detail.
Currently, there is no function to change the action that has been set for each monster.
(If there is demand, we will consider to add this feature.)
How does it work in a smart phone?
A button for the smartphone will be displayed automatically.
We adjusted it to have the same speed as a PC on Android and iOS , Firefox OS.
I want you to add more features and gimmicks. / I want a monster that has special movements
Please contact us in the Contact form. We will forward it to the developers.
(We may not be able to fulfill all requests.)
Is it OK to publish my game created with GAME DESIGNER ACTION to a game contest or festival?
Because the games created in the above tools are the creator’s, you can publish your work freely.
Some different licensed materials may have a different agreement, so please check at the time of submission.
Maps
ゲームデザイナーマップ
You can change hero type and position, and map size.
You can do an automatic creation of a map.

Hero
You can change the type of hero.

Strength of hero
Set the life.
Life gauge will appear as two or more.

Initial position of the hero.
By clicking under a map, you can set the initial position of the hero.
When you set it in an immovable place, such as in a wall, you can’t play the game because the character dies when the game starts.

Size of the map.
You can change the size of the map.

Automatic creation of a map.
You can do the automatic creation of a map.
Select terrain setting in each "left", "center", "right", and press the "auto-creation" button, it will automatically generate the terrain.
Also, if you put a check in the "underwater stage", you can place the water blocks in the entire stage.

Enemy automatic placement.
You can automatically place the enemy.

Map switching.
If you want to use several maps, press [add a map] and then you can add a map.
If you want to change the map to set, please select that option.
You use doors to move between the maps.

Terrain
ゲームデザイナー地形
If you drag on the map, you can create terrain in the range you selected.
Terrain of ice is slippery. Desert, ocean floor, sea, snow is hard to walk.

Auto tile.
These are tiles for a ground or a wall.
The image of the edge automatically changes. There is a collision detection.

Slip though tile.
There are two types, background that the hero can go through from the bottom and ride on or just a normal background.

Basic block.
This is a block that the image does not change around the edge. There is a collision detection.

Background block.
This is a block for background, it is used for adjustment of the scenery.
There is no collision detection.

Special block.
This is a special block to affect the hero by collision such as water (becomes underwater movement), lava (damage), and thorn (damage). You can find a special block that can go though from the bottom and ride on, and a special block that you can control, appear or disappear by pressing a certain button.

Terrain Stamps
ゲームデザイナースタンプ
I can place the complex terrain as a stamp.

Select the terrain block, and when you click on the map, you can attach the terrain block to the location where you click.

Enemies
ゲームデザイナーモンスター
You can place a monster coming to attack the hero.
Each monster has a unique behavior pattern.
Select the monster, when you click on the map
you can put a monster to the location where you click.
When you place a monster on the edge of the ground, sometimes the monster is stuck in the ground, so it’s better to place away more than one block from the ground.

Gimmicks / Vehicles
ゲームデザイナーしかけ
You can set things such as lifts and switch.

Switch
When you press the switch a special block appears.
When you press the switch a special block disappears.
There is a switch that explodes when you press it.

Intermediate / goal point
You can set an intermediate point and goal point.
If you set an intermediate point, you can start from the intermediate point when you retry.

Others
You can set a harmless creature.

Signboard / serif
You can display the text during the game.
You can put in large letters or trembling letters, it is also possible to have it show up only once.

Door / move
You can move the hero to another location.
The destination is the location of the same letter.
A one-way door of a specified number will warp to the location of that

Trap
You can set a trap such as spikes falling when you pass under or flames.

Automatic movement lift
You can set a lift to move automatically.
For beginners I recommend this lift.

Line lift
You can set the lift to move along the [lift line].
This is an advanced lift for Intermediate to advanced users.

Line of lift
You can create a way to move the line lift.
The line lift goes back and forth along the lift line.
The ones with [o-] are the end and the beginning of the edge.
When you create a road with no beginning and end, the lift will fall from the end.

Items / Companions
ゲームデザイナーアイテム
You can set items and companions.

Item
There are various items.
There are items that cause the hero's score to rise, HP to restore, and maximum value of the HP increases.
There are items that make a hero invincible for a time.

Key
you can open a locked door.

Companions
With a contact, companions will follow the hero.
If you have placed companions on the map, it is not possible to finish the goal unless you collect all the companions.

Background
ゲームデザイナー背景
You can change the background.

Background
It is an image that is placed behind in the game such as the sky or universe.

Middle ground
It is an image that is placed in front of the background, such as trees and walls.

Weather
You can set weather effects such as snow or rain.

Music
ゲームデザイナー音楽
You can change the music in the game.
If you click on each item, a list of music comes out. Please press "enter" to select your favorite music.

Sound effects
ゲームデザイナー効果音
If you click on each item, a list of sound effects comes out. Please press "enter" to select your favorite sound effect.


System
ゲームデザイナーシステム
You can set the images for the title and Game Over screens.
If you click on each item, a list of images comes out. Please press "enter" to select your favorite image.

[Page 1]
- Title
You can change the title of the game.
The title can be set to a maximum of four, and it switches automatically.

- PUSHZ base / PUSHZ character
Change the image to be displayed to [Please start by pressing the Z key].
There are two types: background and character.

- Game over
You can set the image when the game is over.
You set only one page.

- Game clear
You can set the image of the game being cleared.
You set only one page.

[Page 2]
Score rank
If you enter the goal score at page 3, it displays the rank after the stage is cleared.
When you use this, the image of game clear does not appear.

[Page 3]
- Title
You can enter the characters that appear on the title screen.
Nothing displays if you enter nothing.

- Game ID jump after clearing the game
After clearing the game, it will automatically link to other games you set in PLiCy. Please enter a number.
It does not automatically link without entering a number.

- Score display
You choose to display the score and play time in the game.

- Target score
If you make the setting to display the rank score achievement rate after clearing the game.

[Page 4]

- Above the screen
`fly to infinity` makes a hero move to the part that does not appear on the screen.
A hero cannot move with `can't go off the screen`.
In addition, this item will be ignored if the hero has special skills such as flying.

Uploading Games

What is the User Box?
The user box is a system to collectively manage frequently used material on the site.

Usually, you need to bundle files of images and music materials in the game data.
Prviously, If you want to use the same material in other games, you have to prepare duplicate game data.

So PLiCy made a UserBox.
In UserBox, you can keep all shared game material on the server, and then it is applied to other games automatically.

By uploading files to UserBox on Profile in MyPage, you can use the materials in different games.
With UserBox you can simplify your work of putting the same files in the game.
It is also possible to use RTP as a UserBox file.


Please put the materials in the appropriate folders based on each tool.
If you're not sure how to do this, you can put a file in the relevant part of the sample folders below.
(2015/01/17 update RPG Maker VXAce / pli-log / GameDesignerAction added)
UserBox file composition

Users who have not setup the UserBox can still enjoy playing games.
I want to delete copyrighted material that was uploaded without permission.
Your copyrighted material can be deleted by reporting to:
Game play screen>Report Copyright> [Copyright Infringement].
Is it OK to upload an unencrypted zip file?
In PLiCy you can enable/disable zip distribution.
If you set to “disable zip distribution”, the uploaded file will not be distributed.
With this setting, it is possible to not distribute an unencrypted zip file while the game can be played on the site.
There was an upload error.
Check the contents of the zip file.
Encrypted uploads cannot be processed, so don’t use encryption.
Below are the supported file formats.
If these files are included in the uploaded zip file, they will be processed automatically in each
How can I upload?
You can upload games after you Login.
If you can’t Login, you may need to Sign Up.
Please upload your zip compressed game with the Game Register in the upper right corner.
Do you screen which games get to be published?
In order to run smoothly, PLiCy has automated all game publishing functions.
PLiCy staff will not be involved in any game selection functions.
Additionally, due to the automated nature of the site, it’s possible to publish games 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Because PLiCy does not get involved in editing, you can feel free to publish your work.
Can you tell me the process for publishing a game?
The publishing process is as follows:

1. Prepare the game you want to publish.
2. Compress the game into a zip file.
3. Upload the zip file.
4. PLiCy will process the file for use (depending on data size, this can take between 5 minutes and 1 hour).
5. When the conversion is finished, the Setup button will appear on MyPage.
6. After Setup, the game can be test played, then a thumbnail selected.
7. The game is then automatically published.
My newly uploaded game does not appear in the New Release section.
Only 3 games per person are allowed to display in the New Release section.
This is to allow all users to have a chance to showcase their games.

For Game Players.

There’s no game cursor on my Android device.
If no cursor is programmed, it will not appear.
If you need to use direction keys, please describe such as direction keys or up down right left.
I can’t use MIDI for a game event.
The MIDItrack is unavailable.
The game I created and the uploaded game are acting differently.
Since there is a possibility of bugs, please contact us.
Some games have lag.
Since it’s using a browser, it is not suitable to run process-intensive games.
Therefor it is better to avoid operations which contain many parallel events and commands running constantly.
However, since we also want a smooth experience, please contact us and well see if we can help.
Animation image quality degrades.
PLiCy is not a video sharing site, and at the moment cannot support HD video.
The sound quality of .ogg and .wav files degrades.
Not as bad as midi format、but the sound quality of ogg、and wav files may slightly change.
Please tell me the midi source being used in the game engine.
PLiCy uses the following sound font MIDI conversion:
piano-mgg.sf2
A320U.sf2
NTONYX SoundFont 32Mb GM Stereo Set
A midi file loops at a strange place.
PLiCy can process midi files, but occasionally these may loop at a strange place.
In such cases, try using a different file format.
The sound quality of the midi file changes.
The actual sound quality can change slightly when used in PLiCy.
If you prepare several formats of the same file type,midi>m4a>mp3>ogg>wav, they will be used in alphabetical order.
Is there a required upload file format?
No.(Except for encrypted Wolf RPG Editor).
In PLiCy, image files .png, .jpg, .bmp, .xyz (RPG Maker 2000 format only).
The audio file is compatible with mid, mp3, m4a, ogg, wav, and au formats.
You don’t need to covert these files when you upload.
Who do I report errors to?
PLiCy. Try to click the Report Error button at the actual error location, and we can investigate it more efficiently. (If you update or report from another contact form, the information will not be reported.)
The Report Error button is located on the bottom of the game screen.
What types of games do you have?
:Role playing games
:Action games/Racing games
:Adventure games/ Novel games
:Simulation games
:Educational games
:Shooting games
:Sports games
:Puzzle games/ Board games/ Card games
:Silly and stupid games
:Over 15 years old (i.e. Horror / Extreme)
:Restricted access for friends only
:Restricted access for friends only

These are general categories, mainly for searching for games.
It's okay if you accidentally put it in the wrong section.