Posts Tagged ‘sci-fi’

New release: Halfway

Folks: Halfway has now gone all the way–which is to say, the 2D tactical RPG is now out! Halfway is set several hundred years in the future, and has a decidedly Alien / System Shock 2 thing going on: In Halfway you take control of a small team of survivors faced with a violent invasion […]

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New release: Kanye Quest 3030

So, this is apparently a thing. A developer going by the name of Phenix has released an RPG Maker game starring Kanye West, in what has to be the most ludicrous use of a celebrity persona since Barkley: Shut Up and Jam Gaiden. The game, in case the title of this post didn’t tip you […]

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Game review: Drox Operative

Title: Drox Operative Developer: Soldak Entertainment Platforms: Win & Mac Price: $19.95, free demo Guest Review by Tof Eklund Soldak Entertainment has built their reputation on action RPGs in the roguelike vein that Diablo popularized. The award-winning Din’s Curse may be their best known release, with its complex character interactions and dynamic world. Some years […]

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New release: The Fleet

Jason Hill writes in to announce the release of The Fleet, the latest text-based RPG / Choose-Your-Own-Adventure hybrid using the Choice of Games engine. Created by Jonathan Valuckas, The Fleet offers the following premise: Take back your home world from alien invaders! Forge an Intergalactic Alliance (with untrustworthy allies) to reclaim your planet; blast your […]

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New release: Drox Operative

Steven Peeler writes in to announce that Drox Operative has just been released. For those of you unfamiliar, Drox Operative is a sci-fi, outer space take on the Diablo-alike subgenre. It features procedurally generated galaxies, procedurally generated quests, and ever-evolving factional alliances to navigate in real-time. Here’s the plot premise: Eons ago the Drox ruled […]

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New release: FTL

So, FTL. In all likelihood, you’ve heard about this game already, which is part of why I haven’t been in a rush to write about it. The other part is that I wasn’t convinced that it was actually an RPG. Having now seen its mechanics in action, however, I’ve decided that (a) it is definitely […]

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New release: LostStar Tactics

James Pawliuk, the man behind developer Wispora, has created an iOS-exclusive, sci-fi tactical RPG by the name of LostStar Tactics. The premise is nothing if not simplistic: Crashed on a dangerous planet, your small band of brave warriors must use their tactical cunning to survive as they explore this mysterious world. That’s pretty much it, […]

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New release: Star Traders RPG

The Trese Brothers aren’t just working on Cyber Knights RPG, yesterday’s featured game–they’re also actively developing Star Traders RPG, a game about highly celebrated and successful stock brokers. …just kidding! Star Traders RPG isn’t about stock brokers–it’s a turn-based, outer space role-playing game where you “trade, battle, pirate & bounty for galactic riches.” Inspired by […]

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