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    Indie RPG Suggestion Thread

    Hello RPGamers,

    I thought it'd be great to have a thread where people could post cool indie RPGs that they've been playing, or random things they've encountered that look nifty.

    Right now I'm playing through Planet Stronghold by Winter Wolves and I'm having fun. What's some cool indie stuff you've all been checking out lately?

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    I still need to check out Ash on the iPhone >_<. Ummm, I'll just throw out my traditional The Kingdom of Loathing plug. F2P browser "MMO". It's more single player than an MMO, but there's is some level of player interaction and the writing is pretty good if you like a heavy dose of pop culture references. Warning: Lo-Fi Stick Figure drawings which are charming but admittedly not everyone's cup of tea. Give it a try (and let me know if you're playing so I can send you a care package)!

    I've heard good stuff about Space Funeral which came out a while ago. Certainly gives some element of an Earthbound off-beat vibe from the screenshots. RPS and Gamers with Jobs ran articles about it so it's got some positive PR.

    There's also Spiral Knights (from the people who made Puzzle Pirates) which is getting some really solid word of mouth. F2P time limited game. I'll probably check this out at some point.

    Lastly, there was some intriguing games in this Top 5 RPG Maker games on PC Gamer a few months ago. I haven't checked any of them out but I figure it's worth mentioning since there's some interesting sounding things in here. At least on paper.

    P.S. - Is anyone playing Winter Voices? I still haven't seen anyone talk about this and an episodic RPG set in a more realistic setting sounds interesting but I don't know if I'm willing to put money down on it.
    Last edited by shoptroll; 04-11-2011 at 02:42 PM. Reason: my apologies for the link 'splosion >_>
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    Eternal Eden is one of the few Indie RPGs I've actually enjoyed outside of Breath of Death VII and Cthulu Saves the World.

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    There's always Ancient Domains of Mystery for DOS. Runs fine on a DOS emulator; also runs fine natively on Windows XP.
    There's always Guardian of Paradise (Rakuen no Guardian, 楽園のガーディアン), a Zelda clone. Download the translation patch and then download the game!

    These are free.

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    I've heard of Winter Voices, but I haven't poked it. It's actually at the top of my list of indy RPGs to dig into right under Whisper of a Rose. When I get around to picking them up, that is >_>

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    I wonder if Enterbrain will ever release another RPG Maker...
    Never buy a game published by D3 Publisher that is not WKCII. They cheated on their fans by releasing a game that they didn't support not even for a year and they released a rushed translation.

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    Speaking of RPGMaker, Exit Fate (http://site.scfworks.com/?page_id=3) is supposedly a rather good Suikoden-with-the-serial-numbers-filed-off game. I haven't played more than the first ten minutes yet though.

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    Oh good god, it's Suikoden II indie style!

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    Played Clock of Atonement, was quite good for a short game.
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    Casually glancing at my game list, there's also:
    Cave Story - Action/Adventure. Mario but with a gun and Zelda-like abilities to get/use new tools/abilities.
    Dwarf Fortress - Simulation, but it's sort of an RPG, right?

    These are both free as well. There is a paid (and better) version of Cave Story for Wii.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamethrower View Post
    Cave Story - Action/Adventure. Mario but with a gun and Zelda-like abilities to get/use new tools/abilities.
    Congrats, you just described "Metroidvania"
    So long & thanks for all the fish!

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    You guys should all try out Alter AILA Genesis, it is REALLY good.
    http://rpgmaker.net/games/272/

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    Oh I forgot one more although I'm not sure how RPG it really is. Desktop Dungeons.
    So long & thanks for all the fish!

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    I have an edu-tainment one for you:
    Slime Forest Adventure
    It's mostly about learning Japanese, but there are slimes, character levels, items (usable and equippable), a princess, NPCs, etc... (RPG-type stuff). The game plays like typing of the dead, but in Japanese.

    It won't show you "experience points earned." Instead, it goes by how much Japanese you've learned to determine your character level.
    There's a free demo available.

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    Let's see...

    Exit Fate; which was already described. Then there's Last Scenario, made by the same guy, albeit before Exit Fate. Both are free.

    There's The Reconstruction. This is also free. (FYI: It's called 'The Reconstruction' for a reason(s). http://rpgmaker.net/games/1426/ It's very different from the norm, that's for sure.

    As for independent titles, Eternal Eden, already described, was alright, but then there's Adolrea Games; an indie RPG company whose titles are usually designed by one known as Indinera. The Laxius Force trilogy, despite having low production values, is probably his magnum opus (with a sequel trilogy to be made at some point as well,) but he's also done other stuff. Additionally, he's also made freeware games before Laxius Force, which is when he went Independent, but the Independent stuff is just a step up, seriously. Just be wary of Ella's Hope, as it wasn't actually designed by him. (I, at least, didn't enjoy it so much.) http://www.aldorlea.org/officialsite...4a21245ec27f30

    And finally, for one big Indie database, just go here. http://www.amaranthia.com/modules/ol....php?cat_cid=1
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    A personal all-time favourite of mine is Ahriman's Prophecy, which I have started many many many playthroughs of over the years. Great fun with lots of charm. I've never actually finished it though- got a few saves very close to the end on my dead computers . Definitely the best game I've ever played developed through RPGMaker. Word of warning, though: a fair bit of grinding is required.

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    I haven't played it myself, but Pier Solar looks way cool. It's an actual honest-to-goodness new Genesis game that just came out a few months ago. Bigger cart size than any officially licensed Genesis game. The game looks like it has a Lunar vibe to it. Even though it's $45 and I no longer have a Genesis, I'm tempted to pick it up.

    The website is here: http://piersolar.com/
    And here's a video showing a bunch of footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N6DUOeLhr0
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    A new Genesis game? On a cart? Ha! Now that's hardcore. I love it!

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    Needs a ROM, so people can actually play it.
    Seems kinda fake, you can order it, but they don't even tell you how much it'll cost!
    Last edited by Rya.Reisender; 04-15-2011 at 02:26 AM.

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    While search around Rock, Paper, Shotgun, I came across this: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011...al-rpg-is-out/

    This looks absolutely hilarious and for $2.85, how can you go wrong?

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