The beautiful, enchanted world of Driftmoon trembles in the shadow of a forgotten evil, for the dark King Ixal is again gathering his forces.

Hope lies in an unlikely alliance: A young man joins forces with a little firefly dreaming of stardom, a panther queen with the ego of a moon whale, and a very determined fellow who's lost everything but his bones, and still hasn't given up. Knowing nothing of the amazing adventures and the fearsome foes that await them, the party embarks on a journey like no other.

Driftmoon is an adventure-roleplaying game, full of exploration, smiles and surprises, captivating stories and quests, charming characters, and countless delightful details.

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3 comments by ville.monkkonen on Feb 26th, 2013

Driftmoon, our "charmingly quirky", and "absolutely brilliant" adventure role-playing game (as some have called it), is now officially released after only seven years of development time. Seriously, I'm not kidding you, it's complete now! First of all, a heartfelt thank you to all of our preorderers and supporters, we wouldn't be here without you!

Such a grand occasion calls for some celebration, so ta-daa: Up until the 5th of March, Driftmoon goes for just 11.99$/€!

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The last hope of an enchanted world lies in an unlikely alliance: a hyperactive firefly, a queen panther with a whale-sized ego, and a fellow who's lost all but his bones. They'll take you on a journey like no other, full of amazing adventures, smiles and surprises, fantastic discoveries, wonderful stories, and fearsome foes!

Soundtrack by Gareth Meek also available.

Recent Reviews:

"Driftmoon reminds of so much of what I loved about games when I was younger. The adventure, the story, the fun. It’s pure entertainment and a joy to play through." (9/10)
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"'s been a long time since I enjoyed a game as much as this one. Think Quest for Glory and Frayed Knights mixed and blended together and you'll have some idea of what to expect." (4/5)
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"Driftmoon works so well because all the elements blend together like a good stew where each ingredient is cooked perfectly and there's more depth to be found as you reach the bottom of the bowl." (95%)
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"Everyone who likes classic role-playing games, must play Driftmoon. A wonderful rpg with many great Features and a fantastic world. Buy it!" Translation from German provided by reviewer.
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"...a delightful touch of whimsey and there's plenty of humour to be found here. How many other games would have the deadly Hoe of Doom as an early weapon? Or such wonderfully ordinary conversations with undead skeletons?" (96%)
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Ps. If you want to make sure you won't miss our next game (which hopefully won't take seven years to appear), make sure to get our Newsletter.

Ps2. If you like Driftmoon, and feel like you'd like to do something to help, we're always tremendously grateful for all help in spreading the word about Driftmoon! So do tell your friends, forum pals, Steam buddies, that grandma you think could really use more excitement in her life. Everything goes!

We always love to hear from our players, so if you run into any problems, or think of something you want to share with us, please press the letter "F" while playing, and you can send feedback directly to us.

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Driftmoon 0.996

Driftmoon 0.996

Feb 9, 2013 Demo 0 comments

The Driftmoon you know and love, now with the amazing new camera tilt feature!

Driftmoon Beta 0.98

Driftmoon Beta 0.98

Dec 25, 2012 Demo 0 comments

First beta version of Driftmoon, contains the full awesome story!

Driftmoon Alpha 0.901 (brand new, huge update!)

Driftmoon Alpha 0.901 (brand new, huge update!)

Jul 6, 2012 Demo 0 comments

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Driftmoon! Driftmoon is the game you should already be downloading, to have yourself an awesomely fun, unconventional...

Driftmoon Demo 0.870

Driftmoon Demo 0.870

May 23, 2012 Demo 2 comments

Driftmoon is an enjoyable, refreshing RPG with a unique atmosphere! Driftmoon tells the story of the Pendant of Life, and how it was reforged to end the...

Driftmoon Demo

Driftmoon Demo

Feb 10, 2012 Demo 0 comments

Driftmoon is an enjoyable, refreshing RPG with a unique atmosphere! Driftmoon tells the story of the Pendant of Life, and how it was reforged to end the...

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_Rouge_Xvil Dec 31 2012, 5:19pm says:

too bad there aren't more mods, you should think about getting this game a bigger community maybe.. it really deserves it !!!

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ville.monkkonen Creator
ville.monkkonen Jan 1 2013, 1:43pm replied:

Thanks for your comment BartiZz! We're happy to hear you've enjoyed Driftmoon!

Luckily we know there are already quite a few new mods on the way. ;) And when you consider the fact that Driftmoon and its editor haven't been released yet, we're quite positively surprised we already have as many mods as we do.

Of course, if you yourself want to help the Driftmoon community grow, you are welcome to tell your friends about Driftmoon! Our tiny team very much appreciates help in spreading the word. :)

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Silverhawk85 Dec 30 2012, 5:59am says:

The standalone installer is not up to date. The latest vesion is 0.981. I hope they'll upload it soon.

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ville.monkkonen Creator
ville.monkkonen Dec 30 2012, 4:36pm replied:

Just returned home from our trip, so we're back to business. Right now we're off to bed for the night, but the Desura installer is definitely a high priority on our list, just as soon as we fix a few bugs!

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fortune_p_dawg Dec 26 2012, 9:27pm says:

Congrats on the beta! I've been loving the alpha.

So, anyway, I downloaded the beta via the Desura article 'Can your survive the 'Fortress of Loom?' but found that the copy available is the DRM'ed version. I don't recall my Desura copy coming with or requiring an activation code of any sort (which is awesome by the way). Is there way we can get this beta free of the activation requirement like the alpha? I'm dying to play it by the way.

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Melodianne Dec 27 2012, 3:26am replied:

Great to hear you've enjoyed the alpha, fortune_p_dawg!

We promise to make you a Desura update just as soon as we get the chance (we just have to figure out how to make one first)! We left on a little Christmas trip yesterday, and didn't have time to make one yet - but we're returning home before new year, and will put together a Desura update as soon as we possibly can. :)

(The technology Desura is using is unfortunately not compatible with the automatic updating system we have in our normal version of Driftmoon.)

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fortune_p_dawg Dec 27 2012, 11:39am replied:

Awesome! Thank you for the quick response! Looking very much forward to the beta.


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Player_Review Dec 21 2012, 3:04am says:

Beautiful art in this game. Excited to play through it and hope you keep making more great games.

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ville.monkkonen Creator
ville.monkkonen Dec 22 2012, 3:45pm replied:

Thanks! Have fun playing! You're in for more Driftmoon soon, because our first complete beta should be released in the near future. ;)

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FlyingMonkey59 Sep 20 2012, 7:02pm says:

I may be messed up here,but when I try and purchase, its displays in Euros on Paypal.. any way to translate the cost?

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ville.monkkonen Creator
ville.monkkonen Sep 21 2012, 2:48am replied:

Paypal handles currency conversions pretty well, and I think they should actually show you the rate in your own currency if you log in, or go further into the payment process. If not, google usually shows a pretty good conversion from any currency.

Of course, nothing is stopping you from buying the game from Indievania or Gamersgate, both have dollar prices on their sites. And Desura might have Driftmoon soonish, we hope.

If you have any questions at all, I'll be happy to help! (

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FlyingMonkey59 Oct 18 2012, 12:53am replied:

Perfect! Thank you much - I have haunted Gamers gate for a while, as I find some of their import and Indie offerings awesome! I appreciate the pointer!

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ville.monkkonen Creator
ville.monkkonen Oct 18 2012, 2:46am replied:

You're welcome! And additionally, Driftmoon is now available here on Desura as well.

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10

I bought this game recently, and it is truly awesome.
I had been searching for a really long time for a well-produced old school RPG which still brings some novelty to the genre. Driftmoon definitely fills these requirements and is full of humour!

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