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Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire announced

Peter Castle writes in to announce Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire, an upcoming episodic strategy RPG with smooth, rotoscoped animations being developed by Australian indies Whale Hammer Games. The premise: When the Astral Empire disintegrated into civil war, thousands of worlds were cut off from one another. One such world, Ma’abtik, fell into a […]

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New release: Heroes of Steel Episode 3: Whispers Over Steel

The tireless Trese Brothers have now released a third episode of their top-down tactical dungeon crawler Heroes of Steel. Prior coverage on the series can be found here; but for those who need to be caught up, the gist is that you play a group of four characters navigating the labyrinthine Underdeep after an apocalyptic […]

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Unraveled announced

Criss Oliva writes in to tell me about the existence of Unraveled, a platformer / jRPG hybrid being developed by two-person indie team RosePortal Games. The premise: Unraveled tells the story of a little girl whose family has gone missing at a ship breaking yard. Based on real events, Unraveled takes you through a child’s […]

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New release: Tales of Aravorn: Seasons of the Wolf

Celso Riva has written in to announce the release of Tales of Aravorn: Seasons of the Wolf, a new jRPG from indie developer Winter Wolves set in the same universe as Loren the Amazon Princess (itself previously covered here). The premise: The twins’ tale starts on a day like many others, when one of the […]

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Graywalkers: Purgatory announced

After hitting their Kickstarter goal on the second attempt, indie developer Dreamlords Digital is officially good to go on developing their apocalyptic strategy RPG Graywalkers: Purgatory. The premise: the apocalypse has happened, and parts of Heaven, Hell and Earth have merged together in an event called “The Rupture”.  Your story begins in the new island of Purgatory, […]

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Old/new release: King of Dragon Pass

This is actually a really old release–King of Dragon Pass was developed and released independently by A Sharp wayyyy back in 1999. Despite its age, A Sharp remains around today, and has released mobile ports of King of Dragon Pass over the past few years: for iOS in 2011, and for Android and Windows phones […]

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New release: Coin Crypt

Word reaches me that indie studio Dumb and Fat (a.k.a. Greg Lobanov / Banov, creator of Dubloon and Phantasmaburbia), in collaboration with an artist and a musician, has a new game out by the name of Coin Crypt. He describes the game as a “roguelite deckbuilding adventure game.” The premise: Chaos ensues when the ruins […]

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Back to Back: Indie RPGs to fund

Welcome back to Back to Back, loyal reader! The time has come once more to survey the field and take note of indie RPG crowdfunding campaigns that litter it, clamoring for the life-giving essence of the almighty Wallet. Since we looked last time, a number of campaigns have passed into the beyond. Battle Chef Brigade, […]

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Megan Fox of Rocketcat Games has evidently been doing PR duty for Sproggiwood developers Freehold Games these past couple of weeks. She sent me a build of Sproggiwood to check out a few days ago, and in true fashion, I did so with my headset on and FRAPS a-running. The result: So! What did […]

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Forward to the Sky announced

Wei Chen writes in to announce Forward to the Sky, a 3D Zelda-alike in development by Taiwanese indie devs Magichnology. The premise: Reveal the story of the sky tower. Forward to the Sky is a third person action adventure game in the sky tower ruin. You are going to collect all the crystal pieces to […]

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