New release: Alphadia

I’ve finally managed to find another mobile indie RPG that appears on both Android and iOS! Alphadia is a straightforward jRPG by Kemco, a prolific (and apparently fairly large) Japanese indie developer.

The premise:

It has been almost a century since the end of the Energi War. Nevertheless, within this prolonged season of peace, the Schwarzschild Empire has declared war on the nations of the world and begun to occupy them one by one… It is during this time that Ash and Karim, two residents of Heiland, a small town on the frontier, rescue a young woman and her escort as they are being pursued in the nearby woods by a contingent of foreign soldiers. And it is this single good deed that becomes the one to set the gears of fate in motion. But with their meager ranks will they really be able to stand in opposition and put down the evil machinations of the Schwarzschild Empire?

Sooo…four guys defeating an entire empire? Sure, why not. It’s not any dumber than what we usually see in RPGs. To add a little flavor, however, I am going to propose a totally unfounded conspiracy theory. According to the always-reliable source Wikipedia, “Schwarz” derives from the German word for “black.” The evil empire is the “Schwarzschild empire.” Therefore, this is a game where the player is forced to fight thousands of evil German black children, making it the most offensive RPG on the market by a mile. (Wikipedia says “Schwarzschild” actually means something to the effect of black emblem, but that is inconvenient to my theory, and therefore wrong.)

Where was I? Ah, yes. The trailer:

As you can see, Alphadia features top-notch art. Alphadia ordinarily sells for $5.99 on Google Play and $6.99 on the Apple App Store. However, you can currently pick it up at a discount: on Google Play for $3.99, and on the Apple App Store for $0.99.


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  • Clayton says:

    Why are all these neat looking RPGs coming out for Mobile Devices only?

    I want to play em on my bloody PC not a freaking TOUCHSCREEN PHONE.

    Any chance there is a way to play em on the PC?

  • Ghaleon says:

    I would abstain from playing this. Having completed the game, I can tell you some of the various downsides :

    i) Random encounters increase to the point of frustration, especially in the final dungeon. Though that saves you from randomly running around.

    ii) The ending brings no closure to an otherwise decent story line.

    iii) Relatively linear


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