Stone Story RPG is probably one of the most surprising indie games released this year, as it pulled me in far quicker than expected for a game animated entirely with ASCII.
The Yellow Update released last week, as the first of a series of planned updates which brings a bunch of new fun features and balance changes. There's a whole new tier of difficulty, brand new encounters with mini-bosses and a powerful new weapons.
I continue to think Stone Story is absolutely brilliant, do check the new trailer below:
So what is Stone Story about? What do you actually do? Well, technically, you're only doing part of it. You don't have direct character control, but you do pick the location and what equipment they have and things like that. The AI does the exploring, combat and looting. It's sort-of an auto-RPG and it's thoroughly engrossing due to the awesome design work. Not an idle game, you might still need to help your little friend during some of the tougher combat sections as well.