New release: LISA: The Painful RPG

Happy new year, indie RPG fans! It has just come to my attention that LISA: The Painful RPG (first announced in December 2013) has been released.

The premise:

Lisa is a quirky side-scrolling RPG set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Beneath the charming and funny exterior is a world full of disgust and moral destruction. Players will learn what kind of person they are by being FORCED to make choices. These choices permanently effect the game play. If you want to save a party member from death, you will have to sacrifice the strength of your character. Whether it’s taking a beating for them, or chopping off limbs, or some other inhuman way. You will learn that in this world being selfish and heartless is the only way to survive…

The main thing on offer here seems to be the world, which is a grotesque, over-the-top post-apocalypse. The latest trailer doesn’t show too terribly much, so I’m going to post a slightly less recent (but still pretty recent) one instead:

Per the devs, LISA’s list of features includes:

– Visible character sacrifices that effect your stats (removing arms, eyes, scratches)
– Recruiting 30+ new party members in towns and camps.
– Ruthless choices that permanently effect towns, characters, life…
– White knuckle shopping cart races.
– Expending party members in Russian Roulette for huge profit, but perma-death if they lose.
– Countless hidden secrets in the world for you to explore.
– A life ruining gaming experience.

Developer Dingaling Games seems to have let its website lapse in favor of making the game’s Steam page be its new home on the web. You can find LISA here for $9.99; Windows, Mac and Linux.

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