Archive for the ‘indie RPG news’ Category

New release: Celsius Heroes Chapter 1: The Call of Esther

Gary Laporte writes in to announce that Parisian indie studio Celsius Online just released the party-based, first-person dungeon delver/Match 3 hybrid for mobile Celsius Heroes Chapter 1: The Call of Esther…back in March. (But hey! It’s new to me.) The premise: Curses, disasters, invasions of monsters: a deadly shadow is disturbing the peace of the […]

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Hellenica announced

Word reaches me that there’s a new tactical RPG in development by Seattle indie dev studio The Dragonloft. Titled Hellenica, it takes place in a sort of steampunk variant of ancient Greece. Here’s the narrative premise: Explore a steam-powered ancient Greece as Artemis’ Arktos, her chosen bear warrior, on a mythological quest of technology and […]

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New release: Queen of Thieves

Celso Riva of Winter Wolves has written in to announce the release of Queen of Thieves, a hybrid dating sim / RPG. You play as three sisters, exploring catacombs, robbing the wealthy, and attempting to shack up with various folks around town (which, let’s be honest, most of us try to do in regular RPGs […]

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Fort Triumph announced

Adam Zeira writes in to let me know about a tactical RPG he’s now working on with 10 fellow indie devs in Tel Aviv, called Fort Triumph. (The development team, rather confusingly, is also called Fort Triumph.) Zeira states that they’re making Fort Triumph (the game) a sort of fantasy X-Com, with procedurally generated battles […]

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New release: Realm of Darkness

Dawn Kiefer writes in to inform me about the release of Realm of Darkness, a party-based wRPG with overhead exploration and turn-based combat that the developer claims is similar to that found in Lords of Xulima. The premise: The game starts out with the main character in his or her house. and the queen of […]

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New release: Avadon 3: The Warborn

It seems the third and final chapter of Vogel’s Avadon wRPG trilogy–that being Avadon 3: The Warborn–is now out, less than a month after its initial announcement! The premise remains: You are a Hand of Avadon, the Black Fortress. You are a warrior and spy, judge and executioner, with nearly unlimited power to fight the […]

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Dungeon Rats announced

Word reaches me that Iron Tower Studio, creators of The Age of Decadence (covered previously here), are working on a turn-based, party-based dungeon crawler set in the Age of Decadence universe called Dungeon Rats. Here’s the premise: Your adventure starts in the dusty shadows of a prison mine many leagues from any trading post or […]

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New release: Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire

Word reaches me that Australian indie studio Whalehammer Games has at least released its strategy RPG fantasy strategy game Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire. The game is “set on a world fallen into a medieval dark age after the collapse of a spacefaring civilization”: You must guide Tahira, the 20-year-old princess of Avestan, on the most […]

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New release: Halcyon 6

Ken Seto from Canadian indie developer Massive Damage, Inc. writes in to announce the release of Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander, which they describe as a sci-fi RPG which blends base-building and exploration at both the starship and away-team levels. Here’s the premise: [A]n unknown alien force is carving a path of destruction towards Earth and […]

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New release: Zombasite

Earlier this week, Soldak Entertainment announced that fantasy zombie-apocalypse action RPG Zombasite has finally been released. Think “Diablo” with a dynamic, changing fantasy world set during a zombie apocalypse scenario. The narrative premise is rather wordy, so here is my edited-down version: The dark elves have always played god by creating and enhancing underworld slave […]

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