The editors of RPGWatch have selected Frayed Knights: The Skull of S'makh-Daon as the winner of their Indie Game of the Year. In a year with some truly outstanding competition, Frayed Knights managed to marry old-school dungeon-crawling style with bold new ideas and humor, and took home top honors.
From the award page:
"If you are a frequent visitor to RPGWatch then you will definitely know about Frayed Knights. It was one of last year's most anticipated indies of 2011 and for a lot of us it delivered on everything it promised. What Jay Barnson, developer of Frayed Knights, wanted to do with the game is bring back some of the RPGs of old like Wizardry and Might and Magic. He delivered in spades for a lot of us.
"For those of you who are new to RPGWatch, Frayed Knights is a dungeon crawler similar to the Might and Magic series. The combat was turn-based and there were many skills to improve your four characters. Unlike the M&M series, Jay brought his own style of writing and humor to the game. If you are familiar with Monkey Island or Quest for Glory then you'll have a good idea of the style of writing the game offers. The writing is one of the best parts to this game. His humor is just as good, if not better, than some of the professionally developed games out there - especially some of the newer AAA games which attempt to bring humor to a game, but only deliver the most base type of comedy.
"While the game does have its flaws such as the graphics and, to some, the UI, it delivers on all that was promised: a computer RPG of comedy and high fantasy."
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