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Dead State announced

RPG Watch reports that Double Bear Productions has officially announced a new RPG entitled Dead State. Double Bear summarizes the game thusly: Dead State is a compelling, high-tension RPG set at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse – a deadly illness is rampaging through the world, turning those infected into the walking dead. As society […]

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RPGDX Alternate History Challenge Complete!

RPGDX has just wrapped up its annual short-form RPG challenge. All participants had from August 9th to August 18th to create an RPG having to do with the challenge theme, Alternate History. Here is a list of the games that were finished within the time constraints of the challenge: —If Only, a short but funny […]

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New release: Road Gangs

RPGWatch reports that Road Gangs, a real-time RPG set in the post-apocalyptic United States, has just been released. Blackwater Games describes the game here: Road Gangs is a vehicle based RPG set in a post-apocalyptic United States. Your gang must find a number of nuclear scientists hidden in cities all over the country and use […]

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Recettear release date announced

Carpe Fulgur have announced an official release date for Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale, a Japanese indie RPG (and, as I understand, an indie jRPG as well) in which you play an item shop owner. The game involves actually managing the item shop, and doing the odd dungeon-delving here and there to obtain more stock. […]

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New release: Deadly Sin 2: Shining Faith

Deadly Sin Studios has announced the release of their new game Deadly Sin 2: Shining Faith. Although it carries the same name as the original Deadly Sin, the developer says that this is a sequel only in spirit–the story is unconnected to the first game. One might safely assume, however, that the game involves both […]

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New release: Mardek RPG: Chapter 3

Word has it that Pseudolonewolf, the pseudonymous developer behind Fig Hunter Games, has finally released Mardek RPG: Chapter 3 after years of development. As with the first two chapters, Mardek 3 is a free-to-play browser game with a Paper Mario-style, reaction-based combat system.

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New releases: Dubloon and Choice of Broadsides

This is apparently something of a week for nautical-themed RPGs. Banov has released his freeware JRPG “Dubloon,” which he describes as a “point-n-click pirate RPG adventure game.” It’s available here–you can see a short gameplay vid of it below: Meanwhile, I’ve received an email from Heather Albano of Choice of Games, who has recently released […]

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Avadon: The Black Fortress announced

Spiderweb Software posted a page for a new game slated for release in early 2011: You are a servant of Avadon. The Black Fortress. Your job is to protect the Pact, five nations that have banded together in a fragile alliance. The purpose of the Pact: To hold back the waves of invaders that seek […]

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Telepath RPG: Servants of God demo released

First, full disclosure: this is my game. That having been said, this is legit news that’s been posted elsewhere. To avoid the appearance of impropriety, I’ll just quote RPGWatch: Craig Stern from Sinister Design dropped us a line to say they have released a demo for their indie game, Telepath RPG: Servants of God. I […]

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Eschalon Book II release dates announced

Basilisk Games have announced the release dates for their upcoming indie RPG Eschalon: Book II: Windows: May 12, 2010 Macintosh and Linux: May 26, 2010 What’s more, if Basilisk is to be believed, this is going to be one long game: Book II is big. First time through on difficult mode will take most players […]

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