Posts Tagged ‘sci-fi’

New Release: Cosmic Star Heroine

Bill Stiernberg of Zeboyd Games writes in to announce the release of Cosmic Star Heroine, a sci-fi jRPG about a galactic secret agent. The premise: Alyssa L’Salle is one of the top secret agents at the Agency of Peace & Intelligence on the Planet Araenu. But when she uncovers a horrible conspiracy, she has to […]

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New release: Halcyon 6

Ken Seto from Canadian indie developer Massive Damage, Inc. writes in to announce the release of Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander, which they describe as a sci-fi RPG which blends base-building and exploration at both the starship and away-team levels. Here’s the premise: [A]n unknown alien force is carving a path of destruction towards Earth and […]

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New release: Hyperlight Drifter

I confess, I was a little hesitant to post about this one, as (a) the developers never emailed me, (b) the game’s RPG elements seem minimal at best, and (c) every site on the friggin’ internet has already posted about it–but in the interests of completeness, here we go anyway! Word reaches me that 2D […]

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New release: Star-Box

Michael Flynn writes in to announce Star-Box, which sounds like “Star Fox” but is actually a sandbox RPG set in space (see what they did there?) Star-Box was developed by FlynnFour Games, the developer behind Fortune’s Tavern. The premise: Fly around an infinite universe exploring alien worlds, abandoned cities, overrun space-stations, derelict ships, and parallel […]

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Cogmind enters paid alpha

Word reaches me that there’s a new roguelike in town: Cogmind. Developed by the Taiwenese one-man studio Grid Sage Games, Cogmind is a sci-fi affair–you play as a robot that can reconfigure itself using parts scavenged from the shattered bodies of its enemies. The premise: Experience sci-fi tactical combat and exploration in a procedural world […]

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New release: Dex

RPG news has been a bit slow lately, or so it has seemed–I keep digging down into my inbox and deleting dozens of emails from PR flacks about games that aren’t even arguably RPGs, then getting frustrated and running off to do something else. But wait, what’s this? Imagine my delight to find out that […]

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New release: Ramble Planet

Marek Naum writes in to tell me about Ramble Planet, a strange sci-fi RPG developed by A. Hagen using the OHRRPGCE game creation engine. (It released almost a year ago, but that’s recent enough that I’ll just count it as a new release.) The premise: Your spaceship has crashed on Badmark, a frontier planet and […]

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New release: Mecha Ace

Today in Choice of Games titles that I neglected to post about, we have Mecha Ace. Written by Paul Wang, Mecha Ace is a 230,000-word choose-your-own-adventure / RPG hybrid set in the midst of an interstellar war between Earth and its colonies. The premise: Step into the cockpit of a giant robot in an interstellar […]

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New release: Steam Marines

Word reaches me that Steam Marines, the sci-fi outer space squad-based tactics roguelike from developer Worthless Bums, has been released after more than two years in development. True to their name, Worthless Bums haven’t provided us with a narrative summary, so I’m just going to write the game an ad hoc one from memory right […]

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New release: Yeti’s Parole Officer

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