Archive for the ‘indie RPG news’ Category

Sui Generis announced

Okay, this was actually announced quite a while ago, buuuut I never got around to posting about it, so here we go regardless! Sui Generis is a 3D isometric action RPG that’s been in development by Bare Mettle Entertainment for a few years now. The premise: On a treacherous world with a tortured history the […]

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Starcrawlers announced

Word reaches me that there’s a sci-fi first-person dungeon crawler in development by San Diego indie studio Juggernaut Games called Star Crawlers. Star Crawlers employs a narrative AI that procedurally generates missions and dungeons with enemies, traps, and loot. This reminds me a little bit of the classic 1990 dungeon crawler Captive, though presumably Star […]

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Balrum announced

Word reaches me that there’s an isometric 2D wRPG called Balrum in development–not only in development, in fact, but late in development. The premise: “A maverick ballroom dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner.” Oh, wait…that’s the premise of the 1992 Australian comedy Strictly […]

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New release: Ramble Planet

Marek Naum writes in to tell me about Ramble Planet, a strange sci-fi RPG developed by A. Hagen using the OHRRPGCE game creation engine. (It released almost a year ago, but that’s recent enough that I’ll just count it as a new release.) The premise: Your spaceship has crashed on Badmark, a frontier planet and […]

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Vidar announced

Dean Razavi writes in to announce Vidar, which he describes as an “RPG puzzler” with a partially-randomized narrative that changes each time you play. Razavi, the project lead, has been developing Vidar in RPG Maker in collaboration with 2D pixel artist Becca Bair and musician Adrian Jakubiak. The premise: Once the capital of a thriving […]

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Ambition of the Slimes gets English language update

Developer Masaya Takahashi writes in to tell me that Ambition of the Slimes (the oddball mobile sRPG we previously covered here) has been updated to version 2.50, with support for English text. Even without the English, I managed to muddle through the first battle, eventually figuring out what all the Japanese menu options stood for through […]

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New release: Avernum 2: Crystal Souls

Word reaches me that Spiderweb Software has released a spiffied-up remake of the classic wRPG Avernum 2, titled Avernum 2: Crystal Souls. The narrative premise: The end has come. Years ago, your people were imprisoned in the underworld, doomed to end their lives in the darkness. Then that was not enough. Your captors have invaded […]

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New release: The Depths of Tolagal

Words reaches me that there’s a new graphical roguelike out. Developed by British indie developer Angry Toad Studios, this one’s called The Depths of Tolagal. The premise: You are searching for your missing apprentice within the deep, dark dungeons of Tolagal. Did he go there willingly, or was he kidnapped? You don’t really care, you […]

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New release: LISA: The Painful RPG

Happy new year, indie RPG fans! It has just come to my attention that LISA: The Painful RPG (first announced in December 2013) has been released. The premise: Lisa is a quirky side-scrolling RPG set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Beneath the charming and funny exterior is a world full of disgust and moral destruction. Players […]

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New release: Secret of QWERTY

Hey folks! With the year ending, we’re in a slow news period for indie RPGs, but there are still things happening. Gryphon writes in to tell me about the release of Secret of QWERTY, a jRPG in which battles require you to correctly type out a sequence of words under time pressure in order to […]

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