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New release: Crashlands

Word reaches me that the action RPG Crashlands (previously covered here) has now been released! Developed by Butterscotch Shenanigans (creators of Quadropus Rampage), Crashlands is an aRPG with crafting, base-building, creature-taming, and big procedurally generated biomes to explore. The premise: Play as Flux Dabes, a galactic delivery truck driver whose latest shipment gets interrupted by […]

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Back to Back: indie RPGs to fund

It’s been a little while since we last peered into the realms of crowdfunding. After going to sleep for the month of December, it’s time to revisit Kickstarter and Indiegogo and see what exciting new indie RPG projects have appeared, questing for our hard-earned money! But first: of those projects that we looked in on […]

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New release: Echoes of Aetheria

Word reaches me that Dancing Dragon Games (behind the Deadly Sin series and Skyborn) has come out with a new jRPG called Echoes of Aetheria. (While the game apparently launched in November 2015, it only just came to Steam this past week.) Billed as a spiritual successor to Skyborn, the narrative premise is as follows: […]

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New release: Darkest Dungeon

Red Hook Studios writes in to announce the release of Darkest Dungeon, a side-scrolling, party-based dungeon-delver with a striking graphical style, personality trait mechanics, and a sanity meter for each of your party members. The premise: Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic RPG about the stresses of dungeon crawling. You will lead a band of heroes on […]

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Street Posse Showdown announced

Vincent Leong (a.k.a. FuriousGamer87) writes in to announce Street Posse Showdown, a strategy RPG he’s developing that takes place in a contemporary, crime-ridden urban setting. The premise: As it is with every city, crime is unavoidable in Oaksville, but the situation has gotten worse over the recent years. It was bad enough that most of […]

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Exiled Kingdoms enters beta

Phew! This month has been crazily busy–time to start making up for lost time and catching everyone up on the latest indie RPG news! Where to start… First, David Ballestrino writes in to announce that his open world, isometric action RPG Exiled Kingdoms (previously covered back in August) is in beta, and has been released […]

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New release: The King’s Heroes

Word reaches me that the ever-prolific Aldorlea Games has released a new jRPG called The King’s Heroes. The premise: Princess Darlene has vanished. The King is completely broke. His only chance is to ask his closest friends for help. And one of them is a natural choice, having been there when it happened. But the […]

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Back to Back: indie RPGs to fund

Hey guys! Back to Back has returned for one last round-up in the year 2015, before we enter the end-of-year Valley of Death from which virtually no Kickstarters return! Of those games we checked in on last time, the successful games were Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan; Battle Chasers: Nightwar; Divinity: Original Sin 2; For […]

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New release: Celestial Tear: Demon’s Revenge

Tyrell and Whitney White of White Guardian Studios have reached out to let me know that the first portion of jRPG Celestial Tear: Demon’s Revenge (previously covered here as Demon’s Revenge, and in numerous Back to Back updates going all the way back to 2012) has been released! According to the developers, this game has […]

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Arcadian Atlas announced

Becca Bair, one-half of the brother-sister team that makes up Austin indie studio Twin Otter, writes in to announce Arcadian Atlas. The devs describe Arcadian Atlas as a strategy RPG intended as “a modern go at the Tactics Ogre & Final Fantasy Tactics game style.” Even without that description, take one look at this game’s […]

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