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New release: The Banner Saga 2

Stoic Studio, creators of viking sRPG The Banner Saga (previously checked out here), have just announced the release of the second installment in that series: that, of course, being The Banner Saga 2. The premise: Continue your journey soon after the climactic events of The Banner Saga. The choices you made in the first game […]

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Pyre announced

Word reaches me that Supergiant Games, the indie studio behind Bastion and Transistor, has just announced a new party-based RPG they’re developing called Pyre. The premise: [Y]our luck has almost run out when several masked wanderers find you and revive you from the brink. With your help, they seek to learn the truth about the […]

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Back to Back: indie RPGs to fund

Hoo boy–we’re a bit behind, aren’t we? I can’t believe it’s been so long since our last Back to Back! Of those we looked at last time, Children of Zodiarcs, Knights and Bikes, RPGolf, and Shadows of Adam hit their funding goals; City of the Shroud, Consortium: The Tower, Dual Gear, and Zarya and the Cursed […]

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New release: Hyperlight Drifter

I confess, I was a little hesitant to post about this one, as (a) the developers never emailed me, (b) the game’s RPG elements seem minimal at best, and (c) every site on the friggin’ internet has already posted about it–but in the interests of completeness, here we go anyway! Word reaches me that 2D […]

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Copper Dreams announced

Word reaches me that Whalenought, the developers behind Isle of Bxnes and Serpent in the Staglands, are now developing a 3D, isometric cyberpunk wRPG by the name of Copper Dreams. The premise: Dumped onto the island world of Calitana, you are one of hundreds drafted to ease the overcrowding that is rapidly miring the citizens […]

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Banner Saga 2 release date announced

Stoic Studio has just announced the release date for part 2 of The Banner Saga (somewhat-strangely entitled The Banner Saga 2, as though it were a sequel). Although it’s a continuation of the story from the series’ first outing, The Banner Saga 2 is planned to feature some improvements, most notably improvements to the game’s […]

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New release: ChemCaper Act I

So! Remember ChemCaper, that chemistry-themed jRPG by Ace EdVenture Studio that was just funded on Kickstarter last month? Act I is somehow already out for Android and iOS. The premise: You are Roub Idyum, a Moon Being from Reac Ta. For reasons unknown, a sinister foe has turned the usually friendly and helpful Petticles into […]

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New release: Dungeon Monsters

Word reaches me that French indie developers Mana Cube have just released a mobile first-person dungeon delver in the Shin Megami Tensei vein called Dungeon Monsters. The premise: Collect over 400 units, evolve them into fierce fighters and come up with clever battle strategies. Roam the depths of the underground and save the world from […]

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Mediocre Monster announced

Word reaches me that there’s a jRPG in development that essentially gives the Wreck-It Ralph treatment to jRPGs. In development by Opal Squad, Mediocre Monster has you playing as a…you know…mediocre monster: Imps. Goblins. Slimes. Shitake Mushrooms. These are a few of the first and weakest monsters you face in classic JRPGs like Final Fantasy, […]

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Ground Breakers announced, in paid beta

Erik Johnson of Vietnamese indie studio United Indie writes in to announce a turn-based sci-fi tactics game by the name of Ground Breakers. The narrative premise: A few centuries after the apocalypse, ice in the two poles have melted and the earth has no land left. Disorder and riot occurs everywhere. Governments were destroyed. People […]

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