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I love the animated ASCII artwork in Stone Story RPG - out now

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With some really fun animated ASCII artwork, Stone Story RPG is a really interesting mixture of an auto-RPG with strategic combat, crafting, programming and more. An incredibly unique game where descriptions and screenshots really don't tell you enough, you need to watch it and experience it to actually get it. Just be careful, this one is easy to get lost in for hours and hours.

"Stone Story is an RPG set in a dark and ominous world. Monsters and mysteries plague the realm. Embark on a quest to unite 9 magic Soul Stones and restore the light.

The game takes elements from various genres and repackages them into a wholly unique experience. One of Stone Story's defining mechanics is that you have no direct control of the player character, as an A.I. does all the exploring, combat and looting. Though this is an auto-RPG, that doesn't mean it's an idle game. Potions and special abilities are maximized by good timing. Boss fights are intense, requiring quick item swaps if the boss changes patterns.

Your natural curiosity will be your greatest tool as you delve into the game and discover there's more beneath its deceptively simple surface."

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After nearly a decade of development, the 1.0 release is here now. Although, they're clearly not done with it. The developer said to expect to continue seeing updates adding in additional mechanics to new events, new items, new difficulties, new locations and more.

Feature Highlight:

  • Stunning ASCII animation and gorgeous music
  • Robust player A.I. that combines with other game systems to offer a unique experience for gamers of all types
  • 8 unique Locations, each with their own meticulously detailed environments and intense boss fights
  • Simple, but deep crafting system
  • Dozens of items that can be combined to facilitate new strategies
  • A rich fantasy world with eccentric enemies, amusing NPC encounters and engaging lore
  • 8+ hours of main story gameplay, in addition to procedurally generated content
  • Plenty of secrets!

You can buy it on Steam.

Also available as part of the LINUX & THRILLS bundle on Steam.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly. Find me on Mastodon.
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StoneColdSpider Jul 29, 2023
This game will kick your ASS-CII.......
Lofty Jul 29, 2023
Quoting: StoneColdSpiderThis game will kick your ASS-CII.......

ASCII what you did there.
Woodlandor Jul 29, 2023
A Silly Comedic Interpretation Indeed
Woodlandor Jul 30, 2023
I ended up picking this up and Liam is right, it’s intriguingly addictive.

Gives me a bit of nostalgia for my TRS-80 colour computer as a child only better
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