Posts Tagged ‘Banov’

IndieRPGs.com Checks Out Coin Crypt

I finally got a free moment to make a new video last night, and Coin Crypt was next on the list! For those who missed this one, Coin Crypt released just about a month ago, and represents Greg Lobanov’s take on mashing up the roguelike-like format with deck-building mechanics. He sent me a build to […]

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New release: Coin Crypt

Word reaches me that indie studio Dumb and Fat (a.k.a. Greg Lobanov / Banov, creator of Dubloon and Phantasmaburbia), in collaboration with an artist and a musician, has a new game out by the name of Coin Crypt. He describes the game as a “roguelite deckbuilding adventure game.” The premise: Chaos ensues when the ruins […]

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New release: Phantasmaburbia

Greg “Banov” Lobanov has just released Phantasmaburbia, his jRPG opus about a suburban subdivision infested with ghosts and the small band of teenagers who must fight increasingly desperate odds to save it. The year is 201X (twenty-X-teen) and Owl Creek, a small modern neighborhood, has suddenly been overrun with ghosts. Four local kids, wielding weapons […]

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IndieRPGs.com Checks Out Phantasmaburbia

Greg Lobanov (a.k.a. Banov) was good enough to provide me with a pre-release beta build of his upcoming jRPG spookfest Phantasmaburbia, and so I did what I usually do when developers give me early access: I scoped the game out and made a video! Click below to get a special sneak peek: Phantasmaburbia is due […]

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Opinion: Greenlight shouldn’t have been greenlighted

This is a guest perspective by Greg Lobanov about the new Steam game approval process “Greenlight.” Valve’s press release, posted yesterday, states: “Steam Greenlight allows developers and publishers to post information and media about their game in an effort to convince the Community that the game should be released on Steam. Greenlight piggybacks on Steam […]

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Phantasmaburbia release date announced

Greg Lobanov writes in to announce a release date for his ghostly jRPG Phantasmaburbia, previously covered here and the subject of an interview here. Banov has selected October 31st to put the game out (which makes sense, given its subject matter). Banov says Phantasmaburbia is mostly done, but that he needs to spend time polishing it […]

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Interview with Banov

IndieRPGs.com recently sat down with Greg Lobanov (a.k.a. “Banov”), creator of the innovative pirate-themed jRPG Dubloon, for a chat about his latest project, Phantasmaburbia. We also talk about RPG pricing and his experience so far with transitioning from free games to commercial work.

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Phantasmaburbia announced

Banov has now officially announced his newest RPG project, Phantasmaburbia. “But Craig,” you say, “didn’t you post about this befo–” Yes. But now it’s official. More importantly, he’s released a new demo and a trailer for us to play/look at, respectively, which means that it’s news. Here’s that trailer:

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Phantasmaburbia demo released

Banov has released a public demo of Phantasmaburbia, a new RPG he’s working on using the Dubloon engine. The premise of the game: Ghosts and evil spirits begin to appear all over town, corresponding with the impending reincarnation of a transdimensional demon. A group of teens, armed with weapons found in their homes and assisted […]

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Game review: Dubloon

Title: Dubloon Developer: Banov Platforms: Windows Price: Free Dubloon is a jRPG developed by Banov that sports a pirate theme, tile-based movement, and visible, wandering enemy encounters. Featuring an odd mix of inspired design decisions and sloppy implementation, Dubloon is the first RPG I can recall having played where the system I played it on […]

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