Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

Daggerfall Ported to Unity, Playable from Start to Finish

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 19, 2017

I didn’t think I’d see this one finished (or get this close to finished) when I heard about it YEARS ago. But… it’s happening. Slowly but surely. Some fools have ported Daggerfall into Unity.  I love that we have fools of this caliber in our world. It’s not completely done yet-most notably the magic system […]


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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Releases!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on September 14, 2017

The thing I discovered as an indie game developer is that Murphy’s Law adores release days. Today is the release day for Divinity: Original Sin 2, the next crowdfunded game where Larian shows us just what kind of games they will make without compromises made to publishers. Their campaign earned them a couple million, although […]


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Grimoire: No joke this time, it’s finally launched. For realsies.

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 4, 2017

I can’t make fun of the eternal vaporware that was Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar anymore. It’s out. See for yourself. I only played it for about fifteen minutes before work, so I can’t really comment much on it. Hopefully there’s a big ol’ manual to go with it, because just from the get-go […]


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Amazingly, Grimoire FINALLY… Oh, wait, no, no it doesn’t. Nevermind. Nothing to see here.

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 2, 2017

Back in the 1980s, in the pages of Dragon Magazine, there was a great comic strip by Phil Foglio called “What’s New with Phil and Dixie.” The running gag was that they were FINALLY do their long-awaited strip on “Sex and D&D”, but it would be NEXT month. Every month. The old-school, super-hardcore RPG “Grimoire: […]


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Grimoire: Now releasing on August 1st. He really, really means it this time.

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 24, 2017

Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar will be available at a 10% discount the first week, and Cleve promises it will never, ever, ever be available for sale at a discount ever again on Steam. Yes, I know. I’m contributing to his mad market gamble here, adding to his signal. I really do hope that […]


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Hell stays hot. Lions not lying down with lambs. Grimoire fails to launch again.

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 11, 2017

Somehow I believed that with the countdown and the big announcement “7-7-2017” visual in the game description and everything, maybe Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar would actually launch this time. For reals. After 23 years. I have friends who have played the “superdemo,” so I know something exists. But seriously, release has been imminent […]


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Hell Hath Frozen Over… Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar Launches

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 7, 2017

If you are an old-school computer RPG fan… you already know about this. You’ve known about it for years. Maybe decades. Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar is finally launching.  This is a Wizardry 7-like title that probably holds the vaporware championship title. Duke Nukem Forever was its closest competition. Hopefully it will prove a […]


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Thimbleweed Park and Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 31, 2017

Ron Gilbert’s early-90’s-esque point & click adventure game Thimbleweed Park has been released, and is now for sale at the expected haunts. Ron Gilbert is the mastermind behind the SCUMM engine and many of the classic Lucasfilm Games / LucasArts adventure games, including the legendary Monkey Island games. He was also the founder of Humongous Games, […]


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Starfighter Inc – “Hard SF” Space Combat?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 17, 2017

Starfighter Inc is supposed to be a “Hard Science Fiction” space combat game. I’m intrigued, but for me, they will definitely going to have to jump through some hoops to rationalize it and make it fun. Hard science fiction can be extremely dramatic and interesting. But as a space-fighter combat setting, I see it being as […]


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Final Hours for Cirsova Pre-Orders, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Campaign

Posted by Rampant Coyote on February 22, 2017

Now’s your chance. Two volumes of pulp-style heroic fantasy, available cheap. Ridiculously cheap if you are going for the purely digital versions. And yeah, the editor has said that with the goal passed, he’s really interested more in expanding readership. So… while I’m going for paper copies myself, enjoy the digital! Many of the stories in […]


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We Need To Go Deeper now on Early Access

Posted by Rampant Coyote on February 9, 2017

I don’t normally promote Early Access games, but in this case it’s a game by a personal friend and a significant contributor to Frayed Knights 2. We Need To Go Deeper is a wild steampunk cooperative roguelike-esque game for 2-4 players. You and your friends explore the depths of a mysterious and dangerous undersea trench, and […]


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Legacy of the Elder Star – Released

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 8, 2016

I wanted to shout out this release from a friend of mine: Legacy of the Elder Star, by Kickbomb Entertainment. It’s a shoot-em-up (“shmup”) intended for more casual players. Those of us who go “oooh, that looks like fun!” when we see a bullet-hell game, and then last a whole 30 seconds in those kinds […]


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No Man’s Sky Pre-Orders Open for a June Release

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 3, 2016

It seems early for pre-orders, but the giant procedural space game No Man’s Sky is finally scheduled for release, and is available for pre-order from their site / Humble store, from GOG.COM and from Steam. It will also be available for the PS4. I’m trying not to be too excited for this game. After all, […]


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Released! Aveyond 4: Shadow of the Mist

Posted by Rampant Coyote on February 3, 2016

It’s been a while since we’ve had a new Aveyond game. Aveyond 4: Shadow of the Mist was just released, and it’s been in development for quite a while. It was created in conjunction with John Wizard games (maker of the Dawn’s Light and Lilly & Sasha series). Both Amaranth and John Wizard have a […]


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Releases This Week

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 18, 2015

Final Fantasy VI – considered by many to be the best game of the entire series – released on PC this week. You can find it on Steam at this link, but I’m not sure where else. I’m not sure what I can say about it that hasn’t already been said by many more qualified […]


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Returning to the Underworld – Swords and Sorcery: Underworld Definitive Edition

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 15, 2015

Swords and Sorcery: Underworld – the Definitive Edition has just been released today on Steam. For those who remember the original – and the graphically updated “Gold” edition – this is a ground-up rewrite of the game using an engine planned for the sequel. If you played the earlier versions, this thing is… well, it is […]


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