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New release: Ara Fell

Stephen Anthony of Stegosoft Games, writes in to inform me that the once-abandoned freeware jRPG Ara Fell has been released in improved, commercial form. Here’s the game’s narrative premise: Long, long ago, the elven sorcerers cast a spell to save the floating world of Ara Fell from destruction. Instead, they doomed it to fall from […]

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Ebony Spire: Heresy announced, in paid beta

Word reaches me that there’s a new graphical roguelike in development, one that has you maneuvering around in first-person in old-school “blobber” style. Created by Bacioiu Ciprian, Ebony Spire: Heresy plays like a first-person dungeon crawler (albeit one with procedurally generated levels, permadeath, and enemies that can use the same items, spells, and potions that […]

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New release: The Lost Kingdoms

Konstantinos “Savatar” Kantas writes in to announce the recent release of The Lost Kingdoms, a mobile RPG. Kantas states that this is his first game and it has some weaknesses, but it’s free and it’s short (a few hours in length). The premise: At the game you play as an unknown character that woke up […]

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New release: Void Pyramid

A. Hagen, developer of Ramble Planet (previously covered here), writes in to announce the release of a new post-apocalyptic, sci-fi Egyptian dungeon crawler set in “the spacefaring Egyptian empire”. The name: Void Pyramid. In case that little summary didn’t blow your mind enough, here’s the narrative premise: In the far future, the maniacal Prime Pharaoh […]

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New release: YOU… and who else?

We truly are living in The Age of the Strategy RPG, folks! Aldorlea Games reaches out to announce that they recently released their first-ever sRPG, YOU… and who else? The premise: Compose a party of 9 Generals (among a total of 20) and conquer the mysterious locations around you to achieve the ultimate goal of […]

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New release: Knights of Aira

Word reaches me that there’s a new strategy RPG on the scene entitled Knights of Aira. Developed by “mirkwoodfalcon,” Knights of Aira comes with two distinct campaigns, each with its own narrative premise: The Company of Sir Oswell, and Grushnak’s Goblins. The Company of Sir Oswell: Discover the dark secrets that lurk beneath the seemingly-peaceful […]

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Ara Fell release date announced

You may recall, 6 years ago, me writing a review of the free (and seemingly never-to-be-completed) jRPG Ara Fell. One-man developer Stephen Anthony, now working with a team under the name Stegosoft Games, has written to me to let me know that Ara Fell has not only become uncanceled, it is actually near completion, and […]

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New release: Severed

Word has just reached me that Drinkbox Studios recently released its highly anticipated first-person dungeon delver Severed (previously covered here). The premise: Take control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha, wielding a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family. Swipe-based touch controls will let you solve puzzles, find […]

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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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