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Game Over is a common state in video games that usually occurs due to failing at a game, such as running out of health, or failing a required story objective. When a game over occurs, in early games the player is required to restart the game from the beginning, though in more modern games, game over does not force a player to restart from the beginning, as the player is either able to restored from a saved game, or in some games, able to restart the battle or event from the beginning.

By default, in RPG Maker, a game over will occur when a battle is failed due to running out of alive party members, but it can be triggered by an event by using the event command of the same name, "Game Over", for example due to failing a timed challenge, or choosing the wrong choice in an event. Usually, the game then returns to the title screen, where the player can either start a new game or load a saved game.

The game over image can be modified by replacing the image used for the game over screen with another one, or by editing the file itself using an image editing program.

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Game Over shows an image that is 816x624 pixels in size by default. When activated, the screen fades to black and then fades into the game over image, while also playing the game over music set.