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Roadwarden, an impressive text-adventure RPG has a new demo

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Roadwarden, an upcoming game that doesn't quite fit into a particular genre but takes elements from RPGs and text adventures has a fresh demo.

You are a Roadwarden, a brave stranger putting his life in danger to make a difference in this grim world. While most people would never risk a solitary journey through the wilder parts of the land, you – as a Roadwarden – willingly accept the struggle to live up to your promise to guard travellers, connect isolated villages, support merchants and repel attacking creatures, bandits or even undead.

It's not a full-blown text adventure, as it's illustrated with some pretty sweet art and it's focused a lot on your actual character more like a traditional exploration RPG. So it's a big hybrid of text adventuring, an RPG, an interactive novel and whatever else. It quite impressed me when taking a look late last year, and the developer has since kept tinkering away towards the full game.

While the actual release has been delayed, likely now more likely to arrive in 2021 they have provided a fresh demo with a ton of enhancements. This includes an updated UI, new visuals, narration, dialogue choices, music, the font, worldbuilding and more. The developer is clear it won't be for everyone but they said "I think it’s getting to a very promising point of succeeding at what it attempts to do".

I'm not even usually one to go through a text-adventure but Roadwarden is impressive. If you want to try something a little different, dip your toes into the updated demo from itch.io or Steam.

Check out the original trailer to get a brief idea of what to expect:

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5 comments

Mumrik93 26 May
Gonna have to try this one out, I love text-based games!
14 30 May
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This is one of those games that I think is so cool, I will probably buy it for the art factor whether I play it or not. I want to play it, but I know myself. I have lots of games to play.
i played first demo when it came out
very good narrative story

look forward to trying the newest version
14This is one of those games that I think is so cool, I will probably buy it for the art factor whether I play it or not. I want to play it, but I know myself. I have lots of games to play.

thats why they have demos, try before you buy
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14This is one of those games that I think is so cool, I will probably buy it for the art factor whether I play it or not. I want to play it, but I know myself. I have lots of games to play.

thats why they have demos, try before you buy
My point was I want to give them a purchase regardless of if I play it or not.
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