Hi. I just found this. Uhhh, I had a story that I'd made for years (like, 10 years) and I think that I found the medium to show this story.
But, because I'm on a macbook, it's really hard for me to do anything. (=-=)
And I think that I may need help for this. I'm happy to learn, so hopefully my story can come to life. :D
That said, Sphere is not RPGMaker, which is better suited to people who don't want to build custom games from scratch, but rather tell stories from a pool of premade graphics, sounds and battle engine. It even has an events manager, perfect for "scripting" cutscenes. But if you want to modify it, to have a custom battle system, you'll have a hard time trying.
So if you are still interested in Sphere, please stick around! We would be glad to help.
When you outline your story, you will need some sprites too. Have you thought about the sizes? 16x32, 32x32 or 32x64? You will also need tiles to define your work. Making them is a tricky business, you can better download tilesets and change them than create them from scratch.
Do you think about RPG style, or just a nice background and then moving your images across? With some text and emoticons?
Tell us more!