We return with the twelfth edition of our series designed to help RPGamer cater to the ever-increasing number of indie titles that our staff regrettably does not have the resources to provide full coverage to. The idea of this column is to quickly pass on the word about certain games to our readers that they might otherwise not be made aware of, and we hope both readers and developers find this useful.
This edition of our indie update column features the following titles: Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates, Tangledeep, Lionheart, Pylon: Rogue, and Antiquia Lost.
Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates
Coin-Operated Games recently announced Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates. Billed as a Neo-victorian RPG, the game is set in an alternate 1911 New York, which has been flooded by rising sea levels. The game uses an isometric perspective and a hybrid turn-based/real-time combat system. Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates is planned for release on PC via Steam later this year.
Impact Gameworks' Tangledeepis now available through Steam Early Access for PC, Mac, and Linux. Those interested can gain access to the Early Access version for $14.99/£10.99/€14.99, with the full version of the game expected to be released in December 2017. Previously covered on RPGamer for its crowdfunding campaign, Tangledeep is a 16-bit dungeon crawler that features permadeath but also persistent progression in the vein of titles like Rogue Legacy.
Lionheart is an indie RPG from Japanese developer Shiisanmei and localised by publisher Fruitbat Factory. The game is due to be released on July 31, 2017, for PC via Steam. Lionheart follows adventurer Leon Lionheart as he looks to explore a magic labyrinth known as Liba Corridor. He is joined on his adventure by the justicar Mario Sinkirk, the former mercenary Orsin, and the nun Emma. The game features over ten playable characters, as well as three difficulty modes and Japanese voice-acting.
QuantumSquid announced that its roguelike Pylon: Rogue will be fully released on September 21, 2017. The game is currently available for PC via Steam Early Access for $14.99/£10.99/€14.99, though a 50% discount will be offered at the full launch. Pylon: Rogue lets players choose from four heroes, each featuring three distinct play styles, and offers character customisation in the form of allowing players to combine collected abilities.
Shortly after it released Anitquia Lost for PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam, Kemco announced that the game will also be coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita later this year. The game is developed by EXE-CREATE and follows a young man's journey to the capital with a girl made of slime.
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