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Wednesday - September 14, 2022

Roadwarden - Review @ Eurogamer

by Hiddenx, 08:11

Eurogamer has reviewed the text-based RPG Roadwarden:

Roadwarden review - one of the finest historical fantasies you'll play

Beating paths.

A beautifully structured, rich and thoughtful adventure with gentle but decisive RPG elements.

You spend a lot of your time in Roadwarden tracing the footsteps of the previous roadwarden - a man named Asterion sent, like you, into a swampy, forested peninsula to safeguard the paths against beasts and the elements, tend to a handful of villages, and assess the region's resources on behalf of a merchant guild back in the big city. Asterion haunts the peninsula much like the protagonist’s identity in Disco Elysium - a game with which Roadwarden has much in common, for all its Robin Hobb-esque historical fantasy backdrop. He exists now as a trail of unkept promises, deliveries not made, conversations unfinished and grand plans that seemingly went nowhere.

I admit, when I started the game I felt a little contemptuous of him. Roadwarden's setting is hardly gigantic – dredged map node by node from the fog of war, it consists of a single road looping a dense, watchful wilderness – and many of the problems you encounter seem trifling. A monk awaits a package of fine quills. A couple of foragers need help lassoing and subduing a massive, flightless bird. A carpenter wants you to shore up a ford. This isn't Dragon Age or Skyrim, but a deceptively sleepy choose-your-own adventure with deceptively delicate RPG appendages, its locations consisting of terse yet evocative descriptions and nested dialogue choices, beautiful eight-colour isometric dioramas and a soundtrack of animal sounds and melancholy guitar. 

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Monday - September 12, 2022

Roadwarden - Release Day

by Hiddenx, 08:59

The text-based RPG Roadwarden will be released today:

Who or what is a Roadwarden?
You are a Roadwarden, a brave stranger putting their life in danger to make a difference in a grim fantasy world. While most people would never risk a solitary journey through the wilder parts of the land, you willingly accept the struggle. You guard travellers, connect isolated villages, support merchants, and repel attacking creatures, bandits, or even undead.

What's the story about?
A powerful merchant guild has called on your services, sending you on a journey into the unknown planes of a mysterious peninsula in the hopes to expand the guild’s influence even further. You are meant to explore this place and gather as much information as possible to reveal the secrets surrounding the area. It’s a dangerous task, but an equally respectable one.
Other then that, your character will pursue a unique goal selected by you, such as wealth or fame. But do you have the courage to meet all the requirements that define a roadwarden?



How to play?
Roadwarden is an illustrated text-based RPG that uses isometric pixel art and combines mechanics borrowed from RPGs, Visual Novels, adventure games, and interactive fiction, such as inventory puzzles, dialogue choices, character abilities and progression, hit points. simple survival mechanics. or quests restricted by in-game time.

Explore and change the world!
Discover the secrets and face the vast challenges of a hostile fantasy world – inevitably unveiling its uniquely fierce lore.

Grow with the challenge!
Create your own background, abilities, beliefs, and personality to shape your very own future as a roadwarden.

Classical attitude!
Prepare yourself for an adventurous journey, either as a warrior, mage, or scholar and define your character‘s attitudes, like friendly, playful or intimidating, during interactions with NPCs.

Get lost in conversation!
Immerse yourself in profound dialogues and sidequests with dozens of NPCs to gain their trust and support.

Mysteries unfold!
Use your savvy and be witty when investigating and drawing your conclusions to understand the true nature of this world.

Overcome your weaknesses!
The world is full of dangers and nobody can be trusted. Be the roadwarden you want to be and find your path to success against all odds! 

Saturday - September 10, 2022

Roadwarden - Review @ RPS

by Hiddenx, 11:17

Rock Paper Shotgun has reviewed the upcoming text-based RPG Roadwarden:

Roadwarden review: a beautifully written visit to a mystery-filled peninsula

With a very good horse

I keep thinking about Roadwarden like a tourist city that I visited for not quite long enough. Sure, I saw the main sights and had a great time soaking in the ambiance, but I know that I missed so many hidden gems. I want to go back and explore, maybe this time with a local guide who knows its secrets.

At its most basic, Roadwarden is a text-based RPG. You play as the titular roadwarden, who sets out from the city to investigate an unmapped peninsula with little more than their horse for company. Your goal as set by the people who sent you is to investigate the region and report your findings in preparation for the expansion of trade guilds in the area. But you can also set your own goal, shaping your character’s approach from the start in a way that helps with roleplaying a particular kind of adventurer throughout. And once you get to that adventuring, dozens of sidequests open up covering everything from gathering fruit to curing the plague.

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But at the same time, if that fan wiki were available, I would want to avoid it, at least for my first playthrough. So much of what I enjoyed about Roadwarden was its unknowability. You’re a traveller in the peninsula for a little over a month, and it reflects that. You can’t fix every problem, you can’t make everyone happy, and you can’t know everything there is to know. Instead, you take in as much of it as you can, try to improve people’s lots slightly, and leave with a journal full of questions and sense memories.

Friday - September 09, 2022

Roadwarden - Review @ I Dream of Indie Games

by Hiddenx, 08:05

I Dream of Indie Games reviewed the upcoming Roadwarden:

Roadwarden Review - I Dream of Indie Games

Greetings Indie Warriors and welcome to our review of Roadwarden on Steam/PC! Roadwarden is a text-based adventure game from developer Moral Anxiety Studio and publisher Assemble Entertainment.

Sunday - August 21, 2022

Roadwarden - Interview by Couchpotato

by Hiddenx, 06:01

Couchpotato interviewed Aureus, the developer of Roadwarden.


Link to article

Wednesday - August 17, 2022

Roadwarden - Release Date: September 8

by Hiddenx, 09:58

Morale Anxiety Studio and Assemble Entertainment shared a new trailer for Roadwarden. The game will be released on September 8. A demo is available now on Steam:

Roadwarden gets Release date! - New Trailer and new Demo on Steam available now!

Roadwarden will be released September 8, 2022! - New Trailer and new Demo now available here on Steam!

Roadwarden, our illustrated text-based RPG by indie dev Moral Anxiety Studio is hitting the old dusty trail on September 8, 2022, coming to Steam with support on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux.

Today, Roadwarden’s release date announcement is accompanied by an all-new trailer and an official demo now available on Steam.

Roadwarden merges elements of high fantasy and medieval adventure and is punctuated by a distinct isometric pixel art style. Combining mechanics borrowed from RPGs, visual novels, and interactive fiction, Roadwarden tells the tale of an explorer hired by a powerful merchant guild, tasked with journeying to a mysterious peninsula to spread the guild’s influence. With over 40 hours of gameplay, dialogue choices that branch into hundreds of thousands of text lines, and progressively upgradable character abilities, Roadwarden is a truly epic and unique adventure experience where no two playthroughs are alike. 

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Thanks Redgyph!

Saturday - July 30, 2022

Roadwarden - Release in September

by Hiddenx, 15:54

The Visual Novel / Text Adventure Roadwarden will be released in September. Follow the devs here at RPGWatch:

Roadwarden

Who or what is a Roadwarden?
You are a Roadwarden, a brave stranger putting their life in danger to make a difference in a grim fantasy world. While most people would never risk a solitary journey through the wilder parts of the land, you willingly accept the struggle. You guard travellers, connect isolated villages, support merchants, and repel attacking creatures, bandits, or even undead.

What's the story about?
A powerful merchant guild has called on your services, sending you on a journey into the unknown planes of a mysterious peninsula in the hopes to expand the guild’s influence even further. You are meant to explore this place and gather as much information as possible to reveal the secrets surrounding the area. It’s a dangerous task, but an equally respectable one.
Other then that, your character will pursue a unique goal selected by you, such as wealth or fame. But do you have the courage to meet all the requirements that define a roadwarden?

How to play?
Roadwarden is an illustrated text-based RPG that uses isometric pixel art and combines mechanics borrowed from RPGs, Visual Novels, adventure games, and interactive fiction, such as inventory puzzles, dialogue choices, character abilities and progression, hit points. simple survival mechanics. or quests restricted by in-game time.

Explore and change the world!
Discover the secrets and face the vast challenges of a hostile fantasy world – inevitably unveiling its uniquely fierce lore.

Grow with the challenge!
Create your own background, abilities, beliefs, and personality to shape your very own future as a roadwarden.

Classical attitude!
Prepare yourself for an adventurous journey, either as a warrior, mage, or scholar and define your character‘s attitudes, like friendly, playful or intimidating, during interactions with NPCs.

Get lost in conversation!
Immerse yourself in profound dialogues and sidequests with dozens of NPCs to gain their trust and support.

Mysteries unfold!
Use your savvy and be witty when investigating and drawing your conclusions to understand the true nature of this world.

Overcome your weaknesses!
The world is full of dangers and nobody can be trusted. Be the roadwarden you want to be and find your path to success against all odds! 

 

Information about

Roadwarden

Developer: Moral Anxiety Studio

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Adventure-RPG
Combat: Unknown
Play-time: Unknown
Voice-acting: Unknown

Regions & platforms
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· Platform: PC
· Released: 2022-09-12
· Publisher: Assemble Entertainment