Posts Tagged ‘sci-fi’

New release: 500 Years Act 1

Do you ever get an email, then completely forget that it exists before you have a chance to do anything with it? That evidently happened with the subject of today’s post. Poor Will Games wrote to me back in May to announce the release of their real-time space exploration RPG 500 Years Act 1 on […]

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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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