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New release: Telepath Tactics

After many years in development, the strategy RPG Telepath Tactics has now been released. Developed by Chicago-based indie Sinister Design*, Telepath Tactics is modeled after Fire Emblem (albeit with mod support, largely deterministic mechanics, and a wider variety of tactical systems). The main game consists of a single player campaign; the premise: It was deep […]

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New-ish release: Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria

Hey there, indie RPG fans! I’m still busy as all heck, but I’ve managed to slip away from post-release craziness for a moment to tell you about a game that released recently: Dragon Fantasy: Volumes of Westeria. You may recall Dragon Fantasy Book I, a jRPG by Muteki Corp. that released almost exactly two and […]

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New release: Rack N Ruin

First announced nearly two years ago, Tyler Hunter of LifeSpark Entertainment writes in to announce that indie Zelda-alike Rack N Ruin has now been released for the Playstation 4. The premise: Take control of Rack, a little demon whose sole pleasure is to bring about unwanton destruction. Heroes will rise, Guardians will awaken, and Gods […]

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Rain of Reflections announced

It appears that there’s a new sci-fi RPG in development by the name of Rain of Reflections. Swedish indies Lionbite describe Rain of Reflections as a “cyberpunk noir” RPG that seeks to avoid filler and grinding, with a story told through multiple perspectives. The premise: Rain of Reflections tells its noiresque story through three protagonists, […]

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Flamberge public alpha released, release date announced

Word reaches me that Flamberge, the simultaneous turn-based sRPG we featured in a Back to Back late last year, was just released this past week for purchase by early adopters. Created by Michael Savage-Benoist and Ben Cohn (now going by the developer name Hydezeke), Flamberge addresses the problem inherent to melee attacks and simultaneous turns–namely, […]

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Underrail public alpha released

We last covered real-time, isometric, sci-fi wRPG Underrail way, way back in 2012 (not counting the time we showed an updated trailer for the game two years ago). Word now reaches me that Underrail–which is still in alpha all these years later–has now been released for public consumption on Steam Early Access, Desura, and Gamersgate […]

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New release: Worlds of Magic

Robert Łukaszewski writes in to tell me that fantasy turn-based tactics / 4X game Worlds of Magic has been released. Developed by Wasteland Interactive, WoM bills itself as “a true spiritual successor” to Master of Magic. As a Master of Magic clone, WoM follows a similar formula. You select several spheres of magic to specialize […]

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Back to Back: Indie RPGS to fund

Greetings, esteemed readers of blogs and backers of projects! It is once again time to peer into the misty depths of the Vale of Crowdfunding and see what we might see. Of those we last spied, Edge of Eternity, Infernax, Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire, Underworld Ascendant, and WarRab: Veteran have emerged victorious; the corpses of Legends […]

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New release: Enemy

Tom Johnson writes in to announce the release of Enemy, a squad-based tactical RPG modeled in large part on X-COM and Jagged Alliance. The narrative is fairly minimal, set in a self-consciously video gamey world: Four evil kings (a cyclops, a slime, a vampire, and a rogue AI) are terrorizing the land and a squad […]

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New release: Echo Dawn: Shattered Visions

Word reaches me that there’s a new jRPG out for iPhone by the name of Echo Dawn: Shattered Visions. Developed by Pixel Light Games, Echo Dawn features original art and what appears to be a custom engine, meaning that you won’t be staring at default RPG Maker assets for hours on end while playing it. […]

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