Some of the best role-playing games on the market today were made by indie developers.
RPGs can make people feel strongly one way or the other. How do you describe a role-playing game? A long time ago, roleplaying video games were based on the success of Dungeons and Dragons, so the genre was defined by the same things: traveling companions, skill trees to develop, and a unique character to play. Now, the rules are much less clear.
All of this is for the best. No business or form of art stays the same forever. We can now play a lot of new games with fresh, interesting mechanics and games that mix genres to make something completely new. Indie developers are the best at pushing the limits and trying new things. In this article, we’ll talk about some of our favorite indie RPGs that you should consider getting.
Divinity: Original Sin II
Divinity: Original Sin II is a sequel, but don’t let that put you off. Players say they have no trouble following the game’s fantastic plot. You are a sorcerer who has been captured and sent to an island prison. Things are going to get a lot harder. Do they not always? In fact, it’s a great way to get someone interested in indie -RPG games.
It was made and sold by Larian Studios, and it got some of the best reviews ever given to a video game. In just two months, it sold more than a million copies. The game is played from the top down, and you can control up to three other characters with your main character. They can be controlled separately, which gives you great options when you need them. There are also both competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes that can be played online or locally.
Genshin Impact is an indie game that you couldn’t have missed if you’ve been in online gaming spaces recently. It’s an action RPG with an open world that was made and released by miHoYo. It’s free to play, but there are “gacha games” inside the game that cost money. It made more than $3 billion in sales in its first year.
There’s no doubt about it, it’s beautiful. As the main character, you explore a world made in the style of anime art. There are big forests, valleys in the mountains, open plains, and more! In the story, you have to look for your missing twin brother or sister with the help of your friends.
Red Hook Studios made and put out Darkest Dungeon, which takes dungeon crawling to a whole new level. It’s a roguelike, which basically just means that you’ll be going through procedurally-generated levels that are different every time you explore them. And you will explore them a lot, since roguelikes also have permanent death.
People who have never played before will need to be ready for a hard game with a lot of trial and error. The art style is beautiful, and you’ll be in a gothic setting where you’ll also have to deal with psychological stresses. Monsters have taken over an ancestor’s estate, so the story is about finding and training heroes to take it back.
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling
Bug Fables is a platformer RPG that looks and plays a lot like Paper Mario, so it is often compared to that game. To play, you have to figure out how to use the special skills of three characters while looking at the world of Bugaria from a side-scrolling point of view.
Bug Fables is a great choice for any RPG fan. It was made by Moonsprout Games. It’s about three bug friends. You’ll have to solve puzzles to find your prize, beat your enemies, and not be afraid as you travel.
To The Moon
To the Moon isn’t as well-known as the other games on this list, but it’s just as good as any of them. Everyone loves it because of the story, which is about two doctors, Eva Rosalene and Neil Watts, who have a special job. They meet an old man named Johnny Wyles, who wants to go to the moon before he dies. The doctors can’t really send him to the moon, but they can give him memories of going there.
To the Moon is a 16-bit 2D adventure game at its core. You spend your time looking into Johnny’s memories, solving puzzles, and finding secrets to learn more about his mind and figure out why he wants to go to the moon so much. Even though the event is short, it will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Stardew Valley may be one of the best-known examples of an indie game made by a small team that did well. If you don’t know, Eric Barone is the only person who made the whole game (known online as ConcernedApe). He did all the coding, all the art, and all the music, among many other things.
The story of Stardew Valley is about you, an office worker from the city who has decided to leave and fix up your grandfather’s old farm. The game is as comfortable as games can be. In fact, one of your first tasks is to meet everyone in the town nearby. You take care of animals, grow crops, look into mysteries in the area, and make friends.
Supergiant Games made Hades, and gamers all over the world can’t get enough of it. The main character of the story, which is based on Greek mythology, is Zagreus, who is the son of Hades and Persephone. Zagreus is trying to get to his mother up above while running away from his father in the Underworld. Zagreus meets up with and gets help from other Greek gods and mythical figures along the way.
Since it’s a roguelike, the game is always new because it’s generated by a set of rules. You have to fight your way through different dungeons and environments using a hack-and-slash and magical combat system.
When you wake up in a strange world called Elysium and have no idea who you are or how you got there, Disco Elysium asks you to play the part of a detective. One thing is certain, though: you need to figure out who killed someone.
From the beginning to the end, Slope Game is a one-of-a-kind experience. In it, you can roam around an open world at your own pace. The game is mostly about talking to people, and you have to make a lot of choices as you go. Some of these choices will be bad, but others will be brilliant. You decide if the detective who can’t remember anything is a hero who saves the world or a total disaster.
Disco Elysium was made by the company ZA/UM, but a novelist named Robert Kurvitz came up with most of the ideas for it. Kurvitz and his team spent years making the world of Elysium. Elysium has a history that goes back 6,000 years.