Archive for the ‘indie RPG news’ Category

New release: Star-Box

Michael Flynn writes in to announce Star-Box, which sounds like “Star Fox” but is actually a sandbox RPG set in space (see what they did there?) Star-Box was developed by FlynnFour Games, the developer behind Fortune’s Tavern. The premise: Fly around an infinite universe exploring alien worlds, abandoned cities, overrun space-stations, derelict ships, and parallel […]

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New release: Blacksword Chronicles

Dave Yen writes in to announce Blacksword Chronicles, a free RPG maker mini-jRPG developed and entered into Game Dev Fort’s recent Indie Game Maker Contest by the 3-person Watermark RPG team. Blacksword Chronicles sports the following narrative premise: Within the ruins of a fallen empire, in a room long forgotten by the world, a swordsman […]

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Forgotten Forces announced

Tassilo Rau of German indie studio Bumblebee Games writes in the announce Forgotten Forces, a first-person dungeon delver they’re developing. The premise: Drive deep into the mysterious caverns discovered below, search for ancient artifacts, translate foreign inscriptions and solve tricky riddles to reach it’s depth and discover an ancient mystery. Here’s a teaser trailer–as you […]

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New release: Celestian Tales: Old North

Word has reached me that Ekuator Games has just released Celestian Tales: Old North. Previously covered here, Celestian Tales: Old North is a jRPG with a watercolor visual aesthetic and fraught moral quandaries against a backdrop of impending war. The premise: Embark on an expansive journey of discovery wrought with conflict and moral choices where […]

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Exiled Kingdoms announced

David Ballestrino writes in to announced Exiled Kingdoms, an isometric action RPG he’s developing for PC and mobile platforms. The premise: A hundred years ago, it is said that the Empire fell, destroyed by mysterious forces from another world. Only a small part of humanity could flee to the Imperial colony of Varannar, where they […]

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Back to Back: Indie RPGS to fund

Oh dear. We seem to have hit a rough patch on the Sea of Crowdfunding, folks. Since we last peeked in, only two games have ended their campaigns successfully funded: Luckless Seven and R.O.T: Age of Arius. Unfortunately, this means that Cross Reverie: The Trial of Nightmare, The Island of Eternal Struggle, Legends of Fire […]

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Trudy’s Mechanicals announced

Laura Marshall of Canadian indie studio Incubator Games writes in to announce a new sRPG in development. Called Trudy’s Mechanicals, the game takes place in a gritty steampunk setting filled with steam-powered mechanical creations and Slavic influences. The developers have not done much to provide us with a narrative premise–this is all we’ve got for […]

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New release: Siralim

Word reaches me that there’s a new creature-summoning dungeon delver out, one with the procedurally generated dungeons one might come to expect from a roguelike. That game is Siralim. Created by the decidedly hard-to-spell-or-pronounce Thylacine Studios, Siralim reportedly includes “over 300 different creatures to summon, each with their own unique abilities that drastically change the […]

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New release: Your Story

Joshua Auriemma writes in to announce the release of Your Story, an RPG / interactive fiction hybrid, which he describes as “a Choose Your Own Adventure where choices are modified by randomly generated (but upgradeable) stats. It’s not quite interactive fiction (I don’t think) and not quite an RPG (no inventory, for instance). But I […]

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New release: Antharion

Ari Rae-Silver writes in to announce the release of Antharion, a new isometric wRPG from Florida indie studio Orphic Software. There’s no official narrative summary anywhere, but I can tell you based on the time I’ve spent with it so far that the setup is pretty familiar to anyone who’s played wRPGs: the world is […]

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