So, you Like RPG stuff? Give These New Indie Games a Try, Then... - January 2022 - Odd Nugget
Technically, we're all in an RPG game. Right. Now.
With that settled...
Whether your taste in rpg games is mainstream or extremely niche, the following picks are probably going to be permanent fixtures in your weekly rotation...
Seven Dunes: Curse on the Golden Sand
Developed by lynXoft and published by Greenlynx
Seven Dunes: Curse on the Golden Sand is a game about an operation for rescuing a princess kidnapped by monsters in a fantasy desert kingdom. The hero (user) must solve numerous puzzles and deal with countless monsters to complete the operation. It combines adventure puzzles and RPG elements. Please find the introduction of the story below the following features:
We also had the story written as a novel, which might be available to you.
While it is essentially an adventure game, we incorporated lots of RPG elements to enrich the content of the game, like the drops of elixirs, herbs, potions, and mixtures.
As we know that a game must offer replayability in the future, we tried to randomize many things like enemies, objects, locations, characters, including the title songs, some dialogs, and other sounds.
Surrounding objects will offer many surprises that are randomized carefully.
We used highly diversified sound assets and voice-overs of all characters were done by carefully-selected artists with special skill in their profession.
Enemies are many and they have special melee or magic skills depending on their character or maybe boss.
We included numerous cut-scenes to tell the story nicely and enjoyably.
We incorporated special animations to people and monsters with different activities in line with the particular things they do, like mining.
We attached particular importance to the bosses. We wanted them to be a little different from classical bosses with supreme power and converted them into intelligent and interesting beings, ranging from the one who vomits similar but smaller monsters to the one who converts the objects in the interior of the castle into enemies and from the one who cooks enemies in a huge magic cauldron to the one who becomes the hero himself!
The game is assertive especially with its puzzles.
Introduction of the story:
Excerpt from our novel)
Anyone who would take look at the view of the Castle of Seven Dunes could see it looked uglier, darker, and gloomier than a few weeks earlier, with its artisanal architecture and build made of the golden sands of the desert, following the fulminant curse spider-webbed all around the locale. One of the centers of happiness and justice in Seven Dunes had turned into chilling somberness behind the western walls of the town. The people of Seven Dunes were unwilling to see it any longer. In fact, no one was feeling like a bit of fresh air, coming outside from their homes that they were probably considering the safest place for the time being. The gate at the eastern walls was opening to a temple that looked a bit larger than the one a visitor of the town would expect, as a significant portion of the townsfolk was imprisoned or lost. The gate at the southern walls was the passageway of the people to an oasis where they could fulfill their needs of bathing, trading, breeding their livestock, and enjoying conversations with the foreign passersby of other kingdoms of the desert. The land beyond the northern walls did not offer much for a visitor as it was mere sand and endless view of the desert, despite the presence of a nice pavilion for public meetings situated on the northern dune, one of the seven dunes encircled by the walls, which were the inspiration for elders to name the town. The southern dune also had a pavilion on it, where Ande-ryn, the female Chief of the town, or other individuals met to govern the locale. Four of other dunes were home to the housing of the townsfolk, while the last one was used as the entrance to the castle in the west. There situated inns, merchants' workplaces, market, etc. as well as palm trees on the fords naturally formed between the dunes.
In the middle of the night, one of the rooms somewhere in the castle was lit with numerous candlesticks. Seven Dunes, as always in lands dominated by deserts, more particularly the hot weather during daytime, was shinier and more cheerful at nights and recent days saw the townsfolk tired and less willing to enjoy things under the control of unknown beings. The room was the one where Princess Elryn, the Governor and Ruler of Seven Dunes, under the aegis of King Gorlough, her father who was in charge of all kingdoms and princedoms of the desert, was kept as a prisoner. Princess Elryn had fallen in love with Seven Dunes and wanted to lead her life there, in a visit her father paid together with her. Indeed, Seven Dunes was also home to the endless gold-colored sands of the desert but its proximity to the oasis and the small creek running from it, entering the town, and passing by the font side of the temple, were able to make the area fertile enough and the people continue living in peace. Now the princess was imprisoned in her own castle, in a part of it she even did not discern. That night, she wrote a letter to her father:
Seven Dunes is in danger!
All of a sudden, some unknown creatures started to appear everywhere...
They first imprisoned me in the depths of the castle.
And made weird shapes on walls!
They built their statues arbitrarily everywhere....
Wanting us to witness the presence of their vile shadow.
In the desert, in the caves, in the gardens, even in my castle.
They say they keep destroying everything in my kingdom...
They occupied every nook and cranny.
And inflicted undefinable damage and suffering on my people and my land.
I do not know where they hide and attack hideously... And I also do not know where they emerge from.
Please, Excellency, please help my people survive. Your force is my only chance and shelter.
Princess Elryn then stood and took the letter as well as a living thing that was not unfamiliar to the royal people of the region: a Crystalbird. She had bluish, bright, crystal feathers and body parts and was shedding more light than the torch on the walls of the room and the candlestick on the table of the Princess. Crystalbirds were one of the means of communication among nobles.
How unfortunate it is that this is the only Crystalbird I have, she thought to herself, fearing that the Crystalbird, vulnerable against cursed spells, might be lost forever in the skies. She tied the letter to one of the legs of and petted the bird who was content with any kind of affection like other animals. Wishing good luck for her people, the Princess released the Crystalbird into the cursed skies of Seven Dunes. With a slight halo of light behind her, the bird disappeared in the heavens.
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HERE IS THE WEB VERSION:Arrow keys
Action Button: Z
Undo Button: X
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그레텔과 윈슬로의 별장
Developed by Team E.T
Dear Gretel. Let's meet again after three nights. You have to be a nice girl. - Mom and Dad "
Little girl Gretel heads to Madame Winslow's Mansion on an errand from her parents.
The note given by her parents says that they will pick her up after three nights.
Now Gretel stays at Madame Winslow's Mansion and helps her with her work for three days.
The Mansion, Madame Winslow, and Gilbert the butler,
They seem to be hiding something behind a friendly attitude.
Look into objects and get items.
Solve the puzzle properly and find out the secret of the mansion.
Will Gretel be able to return safely to her parents' arms after three days?
Explore the mansion, collect objects, and solve the puzzles.
Madame Winslow's Mansion has several rooms.
Look into the rooms to follow the given to-do list. Click to get the required items, and accomplish the missions.
Of course, it depends on your choice 'How' you will accomplish what you have to do. Follow the advice.
Find out the Truth and collect the endings.
Follow the story and make appropriate choices in various branches. Depending on your choices, you can have a total of different endings.
Please help Gretel go home safely and have a happy ending.
Simply getting out of the mansion is not the end of everything. Be careful always.
More about this game here.
Kingdom of Atham: Crown of the Champions
Developed by Sofa Mauve Studio Inc. and published by Sofa Mauve Studio Inc.
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More about this game here.
Made by Drowsy Drake Studios
Cryptid Crush is a TTRPG inspired Monster Visual Novel with eldritch elements!
Check out ourwebsite!
As a newcomer to the seaside town of Longhope, you find yourself surrounded by monsters of urban myth. Haunted by the cat specter Taro, your journey begins alongside thewingless Jersey Devil Jamieand thepint-sized Mothman Atlas.
Cryptid Crush will feature atleastFIVE monster singles, and will receive updates with new content every few months!
Major thanks to our playtesters, friendsand folk heroes likeyou!
More about this game here.
Developed by Zine FALOUTI and published by Zine FALOUTI
An Adaptive Turn-Based RPG, and an easy-to-use Combat System.A Story-Driven Adventure through the eyes of the Members of your Party.A Cast of Characters with their own stories and a unique world, handcrafted and built for your enjoyment.An easy-to-use Camp Menu and Crafting System with equipment, party, and skills management.Special Skills for each Player Class, unlocked either by solving mysteries, finding new Anima Stones, or just Leveling Up.Plant harvesting and Alchemy Craft made simple to help you easily acquire usability drinks during or out of battle.Fight, Explore and Walk the path of heroes in the world of the Alder Forge.The Alder Forge story is set in the western part of the Ertheryan Continent, the game will take you during its chapters to the Duchy of Elysia, the Kingdom of Royne, the Mighty Kingdom of Orvys, and the Atlas Court (The seat of your employer). In your adventures you are going to face a dark plot that will try to engulf the continent and break the two centuries lasting peace, meanwhile, you will discover that nothing is ever simpler than that while facing the complexity of human behavior and the lines that draw good and evil in each character you encounter throughout your journey, secret organizations, political entities, and other groups, each has their agendas and plots, meanwhile, the protagonists will be in the center of those events.Adriel: Party Leader, known by his intelligence, pragmatism, and powers, Age:Mirabelle: Anima Caster, funny with a massive appetite, but serious when things get heated, Age:Cassandra: Heavy Arms, and the strongest defense of the team, Age:Leo: Archer and a disciple of the legendary Dead Eye, fun and quick to spot threats, Age:Fiona: An Elysian Knight, serious and unforgiving, she's equal if not stronger than Adriel, Age:The Alder Forge environment was carefully designed to convey the world you will engage and invest your time in, but it is also full of enigma, hidden secrets, and backstories, each element placed, sculpted, and handcrafted is there for a reason, The Fate of Ertherya is now in Your Hands.
More about this game here.
Metal and Hauling RPG Simulator
Developed by Ross Harris and published by Kicking2dGames
Hauling with building and running trucks plus hauling dirt, lumber and building houses from blueprints that you want to build for your house to rent or to sell. but look out something might happen to that house and you might have to build it again after you clean in it up! You can mine ores out of mines then sell it, you can do jobs by cleaning up junk and haul or sell it. Or grind it and haul it in the dump truck. Haul logs and skid them. Will be adding way more things to do over time.
Will add cutting trees later but not in game. You can haul other trucks and things around.
More about this game here.
Juice Galaxy (formerly Juice World)
Made by fishlicka
Juice Galaxy (formerly Juice World)is a happy place to fly around and smack things and drink juice. And explore things. And just, flip around doing stuff.
Its been over a year, even still, the game is in an early stage of development. Expect there to be some bugs and roughness.
I still have a ton of work to do. I want to polish the physics and add a bunch of abilities, places, music, items, monsters, and story.
Enjoy, and feel free to leave feedback or suggestions.
There is a devlog here:
some awesome people have started a wiki here:
now we have a discord!:
a subreddit is growing:
More about this game here.
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