RPG Maker VX is a software development program designed for creating role-playing video games. It was developed and published by Enterbrain in 2007 in Japan, and 2008 worldwide. It is the successor to RPG Maker XP from 2005 and is succeeded by RPG Maker VX Ace in 2012.
It has features that were removed from RPG Maker XP, allowing for it to be easier to use. It is also the first in the RPG Maker series to switch to using mostly auto-tiles for creating maps, making it easier to create maps. However, the ability to manually select the layer to use was removed, and was only restored in RPG Maker MZ. The art style of the default tilesets causes map terrain to look blocky in comparison to RPG Maker XP's default tilesets which had curved cliffs. Also, tilesets were limited to a small amount of tiles unlike RPG Maker XP which had a much greater limit on the amount of tiles in a tileset as the height of a tileset could be massive. The main limitation is that only one tileset could be used for an entire game, which places a severe limit on how unique the game's settings could be.
Current fan reception claims that RPG Maker VX is an inferior version of the more recently released RPG Maker VX Ace program, and that it is recommended to use RPG Maker VX Ace instead of RPG Maker VX.
- The initials in the names of the default actors for new RPG Maker VX games spell out "RUBYLOVE" (Ralph, Ulrika, Bennett, Ylva, Lawrence, Oscar, Vera, Elmer).