Archive for the ‘indie RPG news’ Category

INT announced

Richard writes in to announce INT, a party-based RPG set in a sci-fi future version of our own solar system. They refer to it as a roguelike, but I think that’s stretching the definition pretty darn thin–based on their description, I’d describe it more like “Mass Effect with a load of procedural content.” The premise: […]

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New release: Steam Marines

Word reaches me that Steam Marines, the sci-fi outer space squad-based tactics roguelike from developer Worthless Bums, has been released after more than two years in development. True to their name, Worthless Bums haven’t provided us with a narrative summary, so I’m just going to write the game an ad hoc one from memory right […]

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New release: Neighbourhood Necromancer

One Choice of Games release that I forgot to post about a few months ago is Neighbourhood Necromancer, a choose-your-own-adventure / RPG hybrid with a sort of reverse “Zombies Ate My Neighbors” plot, written by Gavin Inglis. The premise: Command the undead to take revenge on the suburbs! Oh, everyone at school laughed at you, […]

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New release: Yeti’s Parole Officer

Folks, I have a confession to make: I’ve been slacking a little. Choice of Games has been releasing RPG / choose-your-own-adventure hybrids for months, and yet I’ve been continuously neglecting to post about them. Well, that streak of fail ends today with Yeti’s Parole Officer, written by KT Bryski! The premise: The Yeti, Loch Ness […]

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New release: Lethal RPG: War

I did a double-take when the words “Lethal RPG” appeared on my computer monitor. “Wait a second,” I said. “Lethal RPG? Isn’t that a friggin’ enormous series of somewhat rudimentary Flash RPGs from approximately a zillion years ago?” Five seconds of Googling later, and behold: this is indeed a jRPG in that very same lineage, […]

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A Simple Roleplay Adventure announced

I have received word of a new jRPG in development. In what has to be the most literal naming of a game since “You Have to Cut The Rope,” it is being called “A Simple Roleplay Adventure.” The premise: ASRA, a simple roleplay adventure, is a 2D RPG game with basic graphic. You will explore a […]

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Steam curation!

Some of you may have heard yesterday that Valve has unveiled a new automated suggestions system to assist with game discoverability on Steam, telling people about popular games similar to titles they’ve spent a lot of time playing. At the same time, Steam has also received a new curation function, allowing people with Steam groups […]

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Back to Back: Indie RPGs to fund

Welcome back to Back to Back! Of the games that ended since last time, Data Hacker: Reboot and Legend of Lotus exceeded their funding goals by a fairly wide margin; Mark of War was canceled; and everything else is still ongoing. We also have a bunch of new games joining the fray, which means that […]

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Age of Grit announced

Andy Morrison of IQ Soup writes in to announce Age of Grit, a Wild-West-themed steampunk airship RPG he’s now developing. The premise: [Y]ou play the captain of a beat-up, old, steam-powered airship exploring a large, cowboy-themed, steampunk world. You’re looking for whatever work you can find–bounty hunting, smuggling contraband, running guns…maybe even a little train robbery […]

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New release: 500 Years Act 1

Do you ever get an email, then completely forget that it exists before you have a chance to do anything with it? That evidently happened with the subject of today’s post. Poor Will Games wrote to me back in May to announce the release of their real-time space exploration RPG 500 Years Act 1 on […]

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