(SPOILER) I started crying after I got the true end, I kept trying to go back to try and save Randall and I was so sad when I couldn't. I feel like he didn't deserve all of that. He went through so much and he was trying to do better after everything that had happened but then he ran out of his medicine, and when he tried to get more he couldn't and ended up going insane, and then when he finally realized what he was doing it was too late, and I just felt so awful. He didn't want to hurt them, he liked Tom, and killed him, he didn't want to kill her sister, he didn't want to kill anybody but he couldn't stop himself and in the end commit suicide, and it just hurts to think about it. He's definitely one of my favorite characters, if not THE favorite character in all of the games I've played, and trust me, I've played a lot. There was so much thought put into him and I'm so glad I found this game, It's amazing.
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oh gosh this message means the world to me and i started tearing up a little reading it. thank you so much for writing such a thoughtful and kind message. I don't want to give too much away, but I am working on a new version of the game that should be out next year called "PURPLE: Directors cut" and its going to have new content and a couple new endings and there miiiiight be a better ending for randall. The reason for that is because (warning for heavy subjects);
Randall was heavily based off myself and my mental illnesses and at the time I made this game I was actually going to end my life once it was finished. The game was what I was living for at the time and I felt very hopeless in life. That's why this game doesnt have a good ending for randall, because at the time of making it I felt there was no good ending for me and because of my illnesses I Thought I would keep hurting people and id never be happy. A lot has changed since and I've gotten a lot of help, gotten out of a very bad situation and am on the path of healing so I plan on the new version to reflect that, while still staying true to the original story!
It means so much to me that you enjoyed it so much, even to call randall a favorite is more than i could have ever hoped for in releasing it ;w; thank you so much, it's players like you that really helped me realize there was more and im not alone and people care!
I'm so glad that you're doing better. You're extremely talented, and it shows greatly in this game. Now that you're saying this that's probably why it's such a good game, because you based it off of something real. I'm happy you didn't end your life, and I'm greatly looking forward to playing the next game. I hope you continue getting better c:
from what I see I really like this game but Im trying to start the game and the option isnt even responding, both the shutdown and new game button dont work.
huh thats really weird O:
ive never heard of anyone else having this issue. are you running it on a mac?
I really like this game, im not done with it yet, but I'm kinda stuck in an area in the hospital?
I don't know if my computer is lagging, but I cannot get past the monster that follows you out of the room (the room that goes pitch black and you get a key and numbers for a passcode). I am pressing shift and running upwards, but every time I get to the door, I get killed. I don't know if its my computer being slow or i encountered a bug?
Anyway, I do enjoy this game even though I'm kinda stuck in it.
i didnt see this til now D:
you have to take the medicine you (hopefully) picked up in the first part of the hospital
i played this game a few months back and i LOVED IT, i got so attached to the characters that i even cried at the end
where the heck are the keys??????
I try to put in the code for the medicine cabinet (birthday) but it keeps saying the code is wrong
what are you putting in? i played through recently with no issues O:
Yay! I was able to finish the game. Thank yo so much for the update!! I loved the game; it was very well done. And I know I said this in my previous post, but I really loved the music in the game.
Edit to add: I forgot to mention I wasn't expecting there to be different ends, so that surprised me. I got the bad end. xD Also, as someone that is part of the LGBTQ+ community, I really appreciate the representation in this game! <3
Hi. I have been liking the game so far, but after i get to the part in which Randall goes to bed after returning from the hospital, the games crashes while displaying the following error: "Unable to find file: Graphics/Tilesets/$MD_Smog". I have tried re-installing but it didn't work; what should i do?
fixed! please redownload and im so sorry for this! during compression some files were deleted for some reason, but everything should be rock solid now!
Hello. I started playing your game today, for a Twitch stream. I really enjoyed it so far (and loved the music in the hospital section). However, when I'm in Mya's apartment and she goes to answer her phone when Randall calls her from the hospital, the game keeps crashing. At first, I thought it was just an intentional crash, so I restarted the game. It started me back in the operation room, where the monster begins chasing Randall. When I got to the part where Mya answers her phone, it crashed again.
ah I'm sorry to hear that! Are you using winebottler and a mac? Or a windows?
I've only had crashes with mac so far, but I did just update the game due to some personal issues and I could have missed an error.
Im out of state right now sadly and unable to update til the 16th OTL
Please try to download at gamejolt ! That's an earlier version of the game and should run better!
I'm using Windows 10.
I realized my last reply probably seems short and kind of rude maybe? I was just in a hurry and in no way was I upset or frustrated (quite the opposite; I appreciated your response). I just noticed the last update from 4 days ago. Sorry to hear about the problems you're dealing with. I know you said I could download the game on gamejolt, but I'd rather just wait patiently until you're able to update the game again. (Take your time).
I have a Mac so I played through WineBottler. It was working fine for the most part, but it seems to crash every time I interact with Mom after the glowing butterflies maze, when the graphic with "Die" flashes all over the screen :/
Anyway prior to the crash I thought it was a very solid game. Great writing, story and atmosphere. I also love the character art, each character feels really distinct and you really get a good sense of their personalities from their art and dialogue. I think I have enough to piece together most of the story but still I really would've liked to play the whole thing, might consider just watching a playthrough video instead. Regardless you did an awesome job!
im not sure what that means O:
nevermind! I figured out the issue! thank you for bringing this to my attention!
hello yes im love your game i was not disappointed and i hope to see more from you <3
I did a full review of the game here!https://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/Purple-An-RPGMaker-horror?done
Also wanted say here the game was amazing and anyone casually reading the comments should give this game a chance!
HELP! *spoilers* I got both the good and the bad endings (great game btw I love it to death) and I'm trying to get the secret ending. The walkthrough said I would find a new sparkle in the city and I can't find it- Did I mess it up? IDK someone please give me a hint on where to look
you gotta check the phonebooth at the very very beginning of the game (at the hospital) til you get an item.
then the sparkle on top of the building will show up.
also i updated the secret end walkthrough since i wrote it a bit too vague
words genuinely cannot describe the type of experience this game is. from the moment i pressed "new game" to the end credits, i was immediately enthralled. this game truly is a masterpiece. i don't know where to begin, so i'll just write until i can't anymore lol. firstly, i think i should discuss the heavier topics first and this game does an amazing job at portraying mental illness, and not only that, but accurately. truly, the level of precision as to which one who has experienced such a thing is spot-on. the characters are relatable and niche, but don't try to shove a message down your throat (if that makes sense??). this is one of the few games which i wish i could forget, just to experience blind again. this game was such a treat, coming from the tired perspective of "horror games" that abuse jumpscares. this game provides the genuine fear that seems to be so absent in today's games. it flows smoothly and effectively. the game build characters through dialogue and actions in such an unprecendented way, i genuinely feel emotionally attached to these guys and gals in a way i've never felt before. this is truly the only game i would shed genuine tears over, if i still could.
okay, so i think that's pretty much the meat of my review, i'll get to the spoilerish part next so fair warning i guess
so apparently i managed to get the true ending on my first playthrough, which was interesting. anyways, i'm glad i did, because it really added to the experience of the game. seriously, these characters, despite only having known them for four hours, i grew to be so emotionally attached to them. every struggle, every experience they went through, was so real and relatable, it really hurt lmao. in the ending sequence, i remember knocking on the bathroom door 50 times, just to try to have a chance at getting randall back. the credits, the vocals.. they cut deep. i genuinely wish i could just jump into the screen and give randall (and fox) a hug and try to comfort them. truly, this game does everything right and i'm ecstatic for the sequel!
so, that's about all i've got to say. one last time, just, if you perhaps read this, fox, thank you.
This game is a treat! I really enjoyed playing it~
i love the game from what ive seen other people play however, everytime i try to download it gets a little more than half way then fails and says forbidden :(
oh no D:
maybe try running the game as administrator?
im so sorry! im not sure why its crashing on certain people OTL over 1000 people have played it but only 2 people have had this problem so im really not sure what could be doing it, im sorry :<
Hi! I really like the game and was able to play up until the *SPOILERS* part where you have to walk up to the monster-mom and talk to her and she calls you disgusting and stuff, then the screen flashes into red "die"s everywhere--the game crashes for me every time at this spot. I looked at the walkthrough and saw that I would have gotten the true/good ending and was wondering if you could tell me what happened when you get that ending because I would really like some closure!! (I legit just look and check everywhere to take/steal everything I can in every RPG Maker game I play so I took Mya's bandage without knowing it would give me the true/good ending.) Thank you so much if you can tell me what the ending would be, and thank you for making the game regardless, it was very fun even though horror games scare the shit outta me! :)
oh no! im so sorry to hear that :< im not sure what could be causing that? youre the first to report this happening so im not sure what to do @_@ have you tried doing that part not in fullscreen? (or if it wasnt, maybe try it in fullscreen?)
ah if you check flareblitzedyt 's youtube he actually did a full playthrough and did a video with all the endings! (though you sadly cant hear the ending credits song which is voice acted) theres also another person on youtube who is doing a playthrough bt im not sure theyre done or if theyre planning on doing all the endings but its noncommentary. her youtube is cristi nicola
im also planning on doing a play through soon as well, so that should be up very soon
im really glad you liked what you played so far and i hope you can get it working ;3;
Is this game available for macOS?
rpgmaker is compatible on windows only but i did find something called winebottler than might let you play it on mac
I dont have a mac so i cant tell you if it works but i think someone else got it running like that
heres the link if you wanna check it out-
Games like these make me wish there was a rating system on itch.io, because I would easily give it a 5/5. Words cannot describe how quickly I became enthralled and interested. The gameplay was very unique to how usual RPG Horror games play, and the story was fantastic. The artwork was gorgeous, and the character development as well was to die for (well..I guess some characters did die for development.)
Other RPG Horror games that I've played have commonly had a repeating theme, with similar characters and stories. I've played Misao and Mad Father and both were very similar (not to mention made by the same developer), and I couldn't even make it through Ib and Endroll which were others that had been recommended to me en masse. Purple, though, was a wonderfully new experience. I discovered it through the infamous robo-ahoge on tumblr (Thanks Mikey for the recommendation.) and I was absolutely in love within the first few minutes. Of course, I was STOKED for the LGBT representation as all of the main characters are LGBT; it was quite refreshing. I finished all of the endings in a span of 4 hours and when it was over I actually shed a tear or a few at the beautiful composition of this game. Fox has done a glorious job on this game and I am very much so anticipating Misanthropy and other games by them. Thank you for creating such a wonderful work!
oh this was such a nice review thank you so much! i am so so glad you enjoyed the experience! it really means a lot to have your support!
I'm really glad the whole "urban" style game has been going over so well! a few people have told me it was quite refreshing since the majority is all spooky haunted houses set in ambiguously old time periods (not that theres anything wrong with those, i love them still!) but im glad my idea to go in a different direction is well received!
im really glad you enjoyed the characters too! i spent a lot of time trying to make everyone flow realistically when talking. im glad you could find me through robo-ahoge too! i really appreciate them so much for all their support ;u;
haha im glad you were happy with the LGBT rep, i know as a LGBT person im usually bummed out by the fact theres hardly any rep.
i do hope you enjoy my games to come too ;u; im glad youre looking forward to them! ill try not to disappoint!
and one last thing, someone had messaged you about this, but i did not like their rude tone, so ill just let you know there is a rating system! there should be a box in the top corner! its a little hard to notice, but if you wanna throw a rating on it it would be much appreciated!
Oh! Thank you so much for letting me know. I've used itch.io for a short while but most all replies and comment posts I've written on mobile, so I guess I can't use the rating system. Sorry, that must have made me seem inexperienced ;-; thank you for letting me know though!
And here we go - I've now played "Purple!" Quite an interesting little piece. I feel like I don't come across more urban style RPG Maker Horror very often - it tends to be Haunted Mansion style a la The Witch's House or Mad Father, both of which I do really enjoy, but this is a great change of pace. And I do like the artwork too.
I had actually played this under the impression it was a much shorter game than it was, but I quickly got invested enough to keep going. There are some times where I feel like the team has sort of forgotten to view the game from the eyes of a newcomer - there are certain clues, hints and exits that are either a bit cryptic or practically require you to know the map ahead of time (a lot of exits hidden in corners or pitch black squares). Not saying "hold the player's hand" but there are times where it gets really tedious to try and figure out something that was probably blindingly obvious to those writing, programming and testing it a hundred times. But all that aside, I VERY much enjoyed its atmosphere, characters and visuals. Great stuff.
Here's my longplay: I did sadly get a bad ending, and from a brief look at your spoiler free walkthrough, it seems as if the good ending requires some extremely specific steps that you would have no way of knowing how to get on your own, which I am not too find of myself. All the same, I'll most likely try to get the other two endings later and do a followup video seeing those.
I very much enjoyed this, and I hope to see more spooky stuff from you in the future.
AA this game is sooo good so far!!
im just dense and i cant figure out the riddle on the little box :( me stuck
Other than that the graphics are absolutly adorable and very detailed. I looove the characters and their rolls in the game. The story so far is really interesting!<3
thank you so much im glad youre enjoying it!
ah i updated the game page and at the bottom is a link to a walk through! i made it as spoiler free as possible, but the answer to the riddle is at the bottom ^u^ hope that helps!
Hi! Love the game, just finished the True ending! I'm trying to get the secret ending at the moment. I have the alien key, but when it comes to the part of following the path in the night terror of his past, it says there's something there for the secret ending but I can't find it.
near the noose
Every time I try to go near the noose though, he says "..." and backs away not allowing me to go near it. ;n;
im loving thew game so far! i do have to say though im a little but stumped? spoilers but after losing my party member and getting chased back into the main hospital im unable to progress? im unsure if im missing something or something meant to be there isnt ;n;
I'm gonna be writing up the walkthrough today and linking it in a dev log ^u^
i hope that help!
love it ;)