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Indie Update: Fifth Edition


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After a brief break, we return with the fifth 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: Tangledeep, Kova, A Story of the End - Revere, Willy-Nilly Knight, and Songbringer.


The first title covered in this edition is currently undergoing a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. Tangledeep is a 16-bit turn-based dungeon crawler from Impact Gameworks being developed for PC, Mac, and Linux. The game features permadeath for its heroes, but includes progression in the vein of titles like Rogue Legacy, where new heroes will benefit from the achievements of their predecessors.

Tangledeep also features a job-based class system, with twelve jobs being planned for launch. These include the Brigand, which relies on backstabbing enemies and using bombs, as well as the Spellshaper, which uses elemental magic that be manipulated to create custom spells. The campaign ends on April 20, 2017, and has already surpassed its $15,000 funding goal. Tangledeep is intiailly planned for a December 2017 release.



Our second game in this edition is also undergoing a Kickstarter campaign. Black Hive's Kova is a side-scrolling sci-fi action RPG being developed for PC. Players control the eponymous space mercenary as she travels the galaxy investigating ancient beacons.

Kova features three factions with whom players can raise their standing as well as a crafting system. The game is initially planned for a December 2017 release. Black Hive is looking for $28,000 in funding, with the Kickstarter campaign ending on April 27, 2017.


A Story of the End - Revere

Our third and final Kickstarter campaign of this edition is for A Story of the End - Revere. The game was previously covered by RPGamer back in November, when developer Strashiner Studios released an early demo for the game. A Story of the End - Revere follows Troy, a solider in the world of Akhir, who turns his back on his homeland after witnessing some of its actions, joining his former enemies in the hope of redeeming himself.

The ga,e has a hybrid turn-based/real-time combat system tied to the plot of the game, multiple endings, and various other features. A Story of the End - Revere is initially planned for a fall 2017 release for PC and Mac. Strashiner Studios is looking for $8,250 in funding from the campaign, which ends on April 24, 2017.


Willy-Nilly Knight

Double Dice Games recently announced a release date for the Early Access version of Willy-Nilly Knight. The open-world, turn-based RPG will be available for PC and Mac through Steam Early Access on May 18, 2017. Willy-Nilly Knight is a humorous take on the tale of King Arthur and other British folklore. The game combines tactical combat with open-world exploration, and will feature cooperative multiplayer.



Our final game is one covered before in this column. Songbringer is a procedurally-generated action RPG set in the Milky Way Galaxy in 13,000 BC and is being developed by Wizard Fu. The developer released a video of the game's demo recently shown as GDC and PAX with commentary. Songbringer is still planned for release on PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in summer 2017.


Please note that coverage is solely at staff discretion. Developers are asked to please not personally petition RPGamer staff via e-mail or social networking. Coverage is not guaranteed. If you are a developer looking for coverage please check our indie submission guide. Thank you!

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