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Old release: Hoplite

Word reaches me of a hex-based mobile strategy roguelike called Hoplite. Created and released by Magma Fortress (a.k.a. Douglas Cowley) in December 2013, with graphics by ShroomArts, Hoplite is described as a turn-based strategy game focusing on tactical movement around small maps. The game features roguelike gameplay elements such as procedural generation and permadeath while […]

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Back to Back: Indie RPGs to fund

Welcome back to Back to Back, gentle readers! It’s been much too long, and–uh oh. I just realized: do you know what time it is? If you said “December, the month where Kickstarter campaigns go to die,” then I’m afraid you are correct. Before we take a look at the current picture, though, let’s see […]

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New release: Dungeonmans

Developer Adventurepro Games (the new company of existing dev Jim Shepard) has now released their graphical roguelike Dungeonmans. First announced in the summer of 2013 following a successful Kickstarter run, Dungeonmans features a deliberately silly world with persistent progress between characters. The premise: In an untamed wilderness, where civilization lives in the shadow of fearsome […]

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New release: Fight the Dragon

Word reaches me that there’s a new 3D isometric action RPG in town by the name of Fight the Dragon. Developed by Australian indie devs 3 Sprockets, Fight the Dragon has no single overarching narrative premise to speak of–or at least, none the developers care to provide. Rather, the game relies heavily on community-created content. […]

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New release: Dead State

Christina Ramey writes in to announce the release of Dead State, a turn-based, 3D isometric survival wRPG set in the midst of the zombie apocalypse. The narrative premise: Dead State is…set at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse – a deadly illness is rampaging through the world, turning those infected into the walking dead. As […]

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Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan announced

Madiba Guillaume Olivier writes in to announce Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan, a side-scrolling action RPG based on African myth and lore. The premise: Enzo Kori-Odan, prince of the Zama city suffers a coup d’état conspired by his brother in law on his coronation and wedding day with Erine Evou. The royal couple is then […]

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Americana Dawn announced

Greetings, loyal readers! After a bit of a break for Thanksgiving, we’re back with more indie RPG news. Speaking of Thanksgiving: word reaches me that international indie devs Bit Bonton are hard at work on a new jRPG based on early American history and folklore called Americana Dawn. The premise: we follow Foster, the spirit […]

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New release: The Tale of a Common Man

Word reaches me that Aldorlea Games has released a brand new jRPG by the name of The Tale of a Common Man. The premise: Jerrat was a farmer, not a knight or a lord, a common man, what the world considered just one of the ‘little people’. But sometimes the world needs the qualities of […]

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New release: Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey

I’ve just received word that there’s an RPG / word game hybrid out by the name of Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey. Developed by two-man indie studio Bacon Bandit Games, Letter Quest has been out for a few months now, but it only just released on Steam, so we’ll count this as a new release. Letter […]

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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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