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The Twelve Games of Christmas #3 – Telepath RPG: Servants of God

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 15, 2010

So while my intention for the whole Twelve Games of Christmas thing was to draw your attention to some recent-but-not-totally-new games that you (and I) may have overlooked over the last few weeks / months, there are some new releases I don’t want to neglect. And this one is, I believe, a good’n. And so new it’s actually a pre-release release.

Craig Stern of Sinister Design has finally announced that he’s opening up discount pre-orders for his upcoming Telepath RPG: Servants of God. Grab it now, and you not only get $5 off the release price, but you also get unrestricted access to the game while it is in late development.

This is why I’m excited about this game:

#1 – It’s a turn-based tactical RPG. I’m a sucker for these.

#2 – It’s also very narrative-heavy. With professional voice-acting and stuff. The second sentence isn’t a big deal for me, but it illustrates the veracity of the first sentence, which is.

#3 – It’s a unique setting with a different flavor.

#4 – It’s not in the jRPG-style indie RPG. I love a good jRPG-style game, but they have become so prevalent among indie RPGs that the ones that are not really stand out. *

Check out the Telepath RPG: Servants of God Pre-Order!

Here’s the trailer video to whet your appetite:

(* Yes, we could get into semantic arguments all day about what features make a game of the jRPG style, particularly as jRPGs and western RPGs have cross-pollinated so much, but suffice to say it just stands out. )

Filed Under: Game Announcements, Indie Evangelism - Comments: 3 Comments to Read

  • Telepath RPG: Servants of God available for pre-order @ IndieRPGs.com said,

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  • Milkman Dan said,

    I hope the final version is more polished than the demo. The install created icons that don’t do anything, both on the desktop and the start menu. I had to uninstall through the Control Panel (which didn’t delete the icons/start menu entry). One of the “quests” is broken, the one where a woman asks you to break up her sister and the latter’s husband. If you go through the dialogues in a certain way, you can never complete the quest, as you can never tell the woman that her sister’s husband left (even though he did).

  • Craig Stern said,

    The game is still in development, so naturally there are going to be bugs here and there. If you wouldn’t mind sharing what happened in more detail, however, I’ll be able to address the bug for future updates: http://sinisterdesign.net/forum/index.php?board=15.0