Posts Tagged ‘open beta’

Eremidia: Dungeon! announced

Word has it that Indonesian indie developer Enthrean is developing a dungeon crawler with a jRPG style battle system. That game is called Eremidia: Dungeon! The premise: You play as the chosen Scout of Eremidia mainland, taking your chosen Heroes and the cursed King himself to dwell the deep, dark dungeons filled by Minions and […]

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Sharpened Steel announced

Rhys Furlow of Eclectic Gaming writes in to announce Sharpened Steel, a single player open world RPG currently in development. I was given a plot summary with what I can only assume are massive spoilers, so here’s a redacted version: You wake up in a store with no memory whatsoever, so you head out to […]

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Shattered Throne announced, playable

Checkmark Games (whom you might remember as the creator behind first-person dungeon crawler Dark Delve) has announced the development of a new project: Shattered Throne, a fantasy strategy title with mechanics patterned after Advance War’s. There doesn’t seem to be a plot summary online yet, but this should give you the gist of what Checkmark […]

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Wayward announced, playable

Word has reached my ear of a new graphical roguelike in development by Canadian developers Unlok. That game, Wayward, has just reached beta and is currently playable in-browser, being built in HTML5 as it is. The premise: In the game, there is a large focus on realism and survival. Because of these elements, most weapons, […]

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Open Beta: Rogue’s Tale

Epixx.org‘s aptly named roguelike RPG, Rogue’s Tale, has entered open beta after being in development since 2009. This the second phase of the game’s open beta, which will end sometime in January 2013. Even though the game is in beta, it is playable from beginning to end and is in the very final stages of development. […]

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The Banner Saga: Factions enters open beta

Multiplayer for The Banner Saga, the tactical-RPG-cum-viking-tale previously covered here, has just entered open beta. Now referring to this as The Banner Saga: Factions, Stoic Studio describes it simply: “a competitive multiplayer game where you fight against other players online to be the last one standing.” Now, I don’t normally post about pure multiplayer outings on […]

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Beasts and Blades announced, open beta

Seattletek informs me that they have been working on a new RPG called Beasts and Blades. Having looked at a bunch of gameplay videos, it strikes me as something of a Western take on the modern Square jRPG formula. The premise: The game opens in a scene where a royal investigation team (five main characters) […]

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Voyage to Farland beta PC/Linux ports released

You may recall a peculiar little roguelike I posted about back in April by the name of Voyage to Farland. The developer, Patrick Casey of Peculiar Games, writes in to let me know that he’s well into the process of porting the game to Windows and Linux. Even better, he’s posted the current beta version […]

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Dungeonmen: Men of Dungeons announced, playable

Developers K.F. Harlock and Shizuma have been working on a jRPG-style dungeon delver called Dungeonmen: Men of Dungeons. Harlock describes the game as follows: “Dungeonmen: Men of Dungeons” is an RPG that mixes classic dungeon-crawling mechanics with the design sensibilities of 16-bit JRPGs. In it, you can build a team of up to 40 heroes, […]

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Shattered World: Beneath a Stone Sky announced, playable

A Twitter follower recently brought a small treasure trove of freeware RPGs to my attention. The first one I’m going to talk about is called Shattered World: Beneath a Stone Sky. Mechanically, it seems to be a pretty straightforward Disgaea clone. Plot-wise, it’s…you’re already downloading it, aren’t you? Fair enough. Shattered World was initially released […]

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