New release: Paper Sorcerer

Paper Sorcerer
After last year’s glut of first-person dungeon crawlers, things have quieted down substantially. Luckily, we now have Paper Sorcerer to get the ball rolling again!

Created by Ultra Runaway Games after a successful Kickstarter last July, developer Jesse Gallagher describes Paper Sorcerer as “a single player turn based RPG focused on strategy, party-building, and environmental puzzles.”

The premise:

A powerful sorcerer is on the cusp of dominating the land. A group of heroes bands together and seals him away inside a magical tome. Now as the sorcerer you must escape from this ancient prison and find a way to regain your magical powers using your wits and an array of summonable creatures to aid you. There may be more powerful forces at work as you navigate the dungeons and fight the heroes sent to subdue you…

If that sounds just a smidge like the set-up of Wizardry IV to you, you’re not alone. Luckily, things have come a long way in the art of game mechanics since that old Sir-Tech title, so I imagine we’ll have a much better time playing Paper Sorcerer than we did struggling to free Werdna.

Another thing that’s improved since the days of Wizardry IV: graphics. Just look at this game’s neat ink-print style!

Paper Sorcerer is out for Windows, Mac and Linux for a mere $5–grab the full version here. There’s also a free demo available right here for Windows, Mac and Linux if you want to give it a try first.

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