Broken Banners is a Cool George R.R. Martin-esque Adventure RPG

Broken Banners is a Cool George R.R. Martin-esque Adventure RPG

If you're interested, you can help get Broken Banners greenlit on Steam.

If you're looking for an old-school adventure RPG that's something like Baldur's Gate crossed with King's Quest, then our sister site Addicting Games' Broken Banners may be for you. It's a small, episodic adventure calling back to the grand fantasy tales of Raymond E. Feist, George R.R. Martin and Michael Moorcock. Combining gameplay elements of visual novels, choose-your-own-adventure games and both western and eastern RPGs, Broken Banners aims at providing you with a few hours of solid, unpadded fantasy entertainment.

If this has tickled your fancy, you can go ahead and approve the game on Steam Greenlight. If you want some more inspiration, here's a list of feature's from the game's Steam page:

  • Explore a rich world laden with history, in which the sins of the past come back to haunt the present, and men and women of ambition clash for power. Travel across handcrafted maps and read through robust illustrated narrative sections and dialogue.
  • Delve into a low-magic fantasy setting, in which spells and mysticism are not an everyday occurrence. Remember: all you can truly depend on is your steel and wit.
  • Create your own protagonist, beyond simply choosing the portrait and starting attributes: every situation in the game allows you to better define your character, how he or she feels, thinks and acts in situations both earthly and bizarre.
  • Control a party of four, each one a unique and memorable character, each one with their own story to tell and goals to follow.
  • Meet your foes in turn-based combat, utilizing tactics, special talents and crafted items to defeat foes more powerful than yourself.
  • Immerse yourself in an interactive story in which your choices are carried between episodes and build towards a personalized grand finale.

Broken Banners certainly looks like it's filling an interesting niche, and it's always great to support the "little guys" thinking up interesting ideas with Greenlight.

Source: Steam

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So if it's George RR Martin esque does that mean Sean Bean will be killed in the first level, everyone is gonna get raped, then killed, then burned alive, then raped a second time then killed for a third time?

Silentpony:
So if it's George RR Martin esque does that mean Sean Bean will be killed in the first level, everyone is gonna get raped, then killed, then burned alive, then raped a second time then killed for a third time?

We can only hope.

I'd say it's poor form to host advertisements like this, but it's not like it's the first time. Or I even actually care. Seems interesting enough, at least, I do like me some gritty RPGs.

I thought Dragon Age Origins had that Game of Thrones vibe in it:

Samtemdo8:
I thought Dragon Age Origins had that Game of Thrones vibe in it.

I'd agree on the basis of that statement, but the existence of Darkspawn complicates things, and with magic users being preferential targets for demonic possession, I kind of get the impression that Thedas would better off putting politics aside and making sure the Fade's veil is no longer pierced by nasty transdimensional baddies.

Which is kind of why I like Inquisition the most out of the trilogy, mostly because you're actually putting the boot on the continent's bad political practices and are forcing the locals to actually take the real threat under consideration.

Thing is, RR Martin isn't even really that much of a good example of political or dark fantasy, so I don't get how that would be a selling point. Now, if you told me it was "RA Salvatore-esque" or "like David Eddings wrote a video game" or something like that, I might get excited.

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IamLEAM1983:

Samtemdo8:
I thought Dragon Age Origins had that Game of Thrones vibe in it.

I'd agree on the basis of that statement, but the existence of Darkspawn complicates things, and with magic users being preferential targets for demonic possession, I kind of get the impression that Thedas would better off putting politics aside and making sure the Fade's veil is no longer pierced by nasty transdimensional baddies.

Which is kind of why I like Inquisition the most out of the trilogy, mostly because you're actually putting the boot on the continent's bad political practices and are forcing the locals to actually take the real threat under consideration.

So isn't that like ASoIaF/GoT, except in Westros nobody really seems to give a shit about the impending wight invasion from the north other then those at the wall?

 

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