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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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Funding: Legacy of the Elder Star

Posted by Rampant Coyote on September 21, 2015

Since I was a child of the arcade era, shoot-em-ups (or “shmups”) hold a special place in my heart. Galaga remains high on my list of favorite games of all time, and a shining example of excellence in game design. I’m not as devoted to them as some other genres, however, so to this day […]


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That Old School Feeling: Forgotten Realms and Divinity: Original Sin 2

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 27, 2015

I’m gonna post a two-for-one today, because it’s all so cool. Number one: A great article from PC Gamer about how GOG.COM rescued thirteen Forgotten Realms D&D games from licensing hell. It’s both fascinating and a little disturbing as a retro-gamer. You think, “well, gee, why haven’t these guys gotten around to licensing this game […]


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Li’l Snarfquest Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 20, 2015

The truly “old school” among us may remember SnarfQuest, the humorous fantasy comic that graced the pages of Dragon Magazine back in the 80s, created by legendary fantasy artist Larry Elmore. As I mentioned many months ago, there is an actual game in development featuring the beloved zeetvah. As Larry himself has explained, any resemblance […]


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Reminder: Frayed Knights 2 at ToshoCON tomorrow, July 31

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 30, 2015

Tomorrow evening – from at least 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (though I may be there earlier), I’ll be at ToshoCON at the Viridian Event Center at 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT. You can check out the website here: ToshoCON 2015 It’s really geared for teens and anime / cosplay stuff. I expect there […]


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Not Quite 20 Years Later – A New Baldur’s Gate Expansion

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 10, 2015

Better late than never, huh? Beamdog has announced an all-new, 25-hour expansion for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.  Entitled Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, it bridges the gap between Baldur’s Gate I and II. Dang, and I think I lost my saved game from when I beat BGEE a couple of years ago. Hopefully I can […]


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Frayed Knights at Salt Lake Gaming Con

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 10, 2015

The new Salt Lake Gaming Convention is going to be at the South Towne Expo Center August 6th – 8th, and Rampant Games will have a booth there showing the current build of Frayed Knights 2: The Khan of Wrath. The playable demo will likely be the same dungeon as last time (it’s short — […]


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The Bard’s Tale In-Engine Video

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 4, 2015

The InXile folks released the in-engine video today for The Bard’s Tale IV. Okay. It’s only an in-engine demo. Not actual gameplay. More of a stake in the ground for what they want the experience to be like. I keep telling myself that. Dang. To have a budget and a bunch of brilliant artists able […]


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The Bard’s Tale IV Kickstarter Goes Live

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 2, 2015

It’s up. The Bard’s Tale IV Crowdfunding Campaign on Kickstarter Those who pledge the first day get a free copy of one of three games … which, if you are like me, you already own. But oh, well. Maybe I can gift it. 🙂 While The Bard’s Tale isn’t the first game I reference when […]


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The Bard’s Tale IV Begins Its Spool-Up For Crowdfunding

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 19, 2015

The. Bard’s. Tale. Brian Fargo’s Vision for The Bard’s Tale Originally, the series was supposed to be called “Tales of the Unknown,” and the first game was to be “The Bard’s Tale.” Maybe future editions would have been called “The Magician’s Tale” and “The Knight’s Tale.” But it was “The Bard’s Tale” that stuck. It […]


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The “Big Indie” RPGs — Upgraded

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 15, 2015

A bunch of the “big indie” RPGs, all crowdfunded, are undergoing some major revisions. This means a lot of different things. Now, one could complain that they were all released too soon, due to the pressures of promised release dates and clearly limited budgets. That’d not be entirely wrong. But in all of these cases, the […]


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