Friday, November 02, 2007
Indie RPG News Roundup, November 2nd
More Indie Computer RPG Madness! This week we have a game without graphics (except colored ASCII characters), a persistent-world game invoking the memories of Car Wars, a little Swedish sequel to two RPGs *I* had never heard of until this week, an old-school turn-based isometric game that brings tears of joyful nostalgia to my eyes just mentioning it, and a game that looks like a Diablo clone but plays like Diablo only wishes it played.
The mondo-roguelike "Dwarf Fortress" has been updated to the very impressive-looking release number v0.27.169.33a. You can snag the latest version of this ASCII extravaganza (and no, I am NOT being sarcastic, here) at the official website:
Knight Man 3: The Demon Within
This is an action-RPG by Swedish indie game-maker Carl Karlsson, of Kingdiz Entertainment. In The Demon Within, darkness has arisen in the Far North, threatening the peace of the land of Edearozth. You play the role of Cendah, a demonic warrior captured in the first war between Humans and Demonics. Now, 30 years later, an unknown force sets you free again...
This game includes both the original game and the expansion.
Knight Man 3: The Demon Within
Depths of Peril
There are is an interview with Steven Peeler now available at RPG Codex, and another one at RPG Vault. Really good reading! RPG Codex has more of a developer slant, but both should be of interest to players and developers. And finally, they have also posted 2 new monster profiles (Dimensional Gate & Horror).
RPGVault Depths of Peril "Wrap Report"
RPG Codex Q&A with Steven Peeler
Depths of Peril Monsters
[plug]Oh, and just in case you missed it... Depths of Peril is now available from Rampant Games! [/plug]
Eschalon: Book 1
BasiliskWrangler has announced on the official forums: "An official release date announcement will be coming probably next week. If all goes well on the final beta test, we will probably be ready to release the game sometime in the second half of November."
Man, I can't wait... This game looks awesome, like the answer to the question we old-schoolers like to ask: "Why don't they make games like that anymore?" "They" may not, but the indies apparently do. They are crazy that way. Here's hoping it is as good as it looks and sounds.
Darkwind: War On Wheels
This game is described as more of a turn-based, persistent-world "wargame," though it has some RPG elements. It was brought to my attention concerning this indie RPG roundup, and since I have a soft spot in my heart for Car Wars and the old Mad Max movies, I thought I'd give it a mention. It's a post-apocalyptic MMO that features PvP as well as PvE races and battles between heavily armed vehicles (though the weapons are disabled for pure racing). They are currently working on several updates, including things for your characters to do outside of their vehicles.
Darkwind: War On Wheels Website.
And there we go for this week! I can always use more news, tips, and updates, so feel free to give me a holler here, or on the forums, or via email if you have some juicy scuttlebutt to share. Or opinions, reviews, or little bits of pocket lint.
(Vaguely) related minutia:
* Let's Talk About Depths of Peril
* Indie RPG News Roundup, October 25th
* Indie RPG news Roundup, October 10th
Oooh! Pretty New Forum Thread So You Can Talk About The Latest Indie RPGs....