Posts Tagged ‘well it’s new to me’

New release: A Closed World

I’m behind the times on this one, apparently: I actually found A Closed World while I was browsing the official selections at Indiecade. A jRPG by Todd Harper and MIT’s Gambit Game Lab, This console RPG-like game puts you in the shoes of a young resident of a village just outside a forest that everyone […]

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New release: Epilogue

Ryan Krafnick, the man behind indie studio Kraflab, began work on a graphical roguelike he entitled Epilogue in or around March of this year. On April 1, 2012, he released version 1.0. No one reported it on it. (Which is why we don’t release games on April Fools’ Day.) Fast forward to a little less […]

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New release: Everlong

Dear reader, I know what you’re thinking: “Craig, Foo Fighters released that song, like, a billion years ago. Also, that’s a song, not an RPG.” How wrong you are! Everlong is also a jRPG, thanks to Doug Carpenter (and a small army of other folks). You are right about it being released a while ago, […]

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New release: Forgotten Tales RPG

A few minutes of browsing the Android marketplace reveals another mobile RPG I’ve never come across before: Forgotten Tales RPG by British developers Central Bytes. I can’t seem to find mention of a narrative anywhere in the game’s description, and actually playing the game just drops you into the world with no exposition or explanation. […]

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Bloodlust announced

William Fisher of WRF Studios writes in to announce Bloodlust, a vampire-themed action RPG he’s working on in the Unreal engine. The premise: Varic and Vista, two silent, dark, and solitary “ShadowHunters” find themselves resurrected into a lost city terrorized by the all-powerful “Emperor” Ranior, a monstrous vampire lord. Haunted by visions of darkness and […]

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New release: Unemployment Quest

I’m not sure how I missed this one: Unemployment Quest is a jRPG by Charles DeYoe with a decidedly…shall we say, “contemporary”…theme, released in mid-June. The game’s premise is all but spelled out in the title. DeYoe writes: Unemployment Quest is a game about the experience of unemployed youth. … The story is minimalistic as […]

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New release: OFF

A reader writes in to inform me of the existence of OFF, a surreal-looking French jRPG. Created by developers Mortis Ghost and Alias Conrad Coldwood way back in 2008, OFF has been localized into English by the Reconstructed Game Team. The localizers have this to say about it: Originally in French with only few English […]

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New release: Kingturn RPG

There’s a new indie strategy RPG in the southern sky, folks. By “the southern sky,” I of course mean “the Android app store”; and by “new,” I mean “new to me.” (It was released in March.) Courtesy of questionably named indie developer Mangobile comes Kingturn RPG, a turn-based strategy RPG with a distinctly political plot: […]

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New release: Dark Scavenger

Psydra Games writes in to tell us about Dark Scavenger, an unusual hybrid of point-and-click adventure game and RPG. The game’s premise is a bit odd: Filling the role of a powerful space traveler, you find yourself stranded on a mysterious planet in the company of three eccentric, yet resourceful aliens. As you desperately seek […]

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Chronicles of a Dark Lord episodes announced / released

Are we tired yet of RPGs where the twist is that you play the bad guy? No? Good. In that case, you’ll be glad to hear that there is an indie jRPG series called Chronicles of a Dark Lord in that vein, created in RPG Maker by Kisareth Studios. Actually, that’s not true: there isn’t […]

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