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Roadwarden is an an illustrated text-based RPG in which you explore and change a hostile, grim realm.

Main Features:

  • Explore and change the world. Travel through a detailed fantasy setting filled with secrets, challenges and uniquely harsh lore.
  • Have immersive conversations. To gain support of dozens of NPCs, you need to earn their trust during complex dialogues and sidequests.
  • Create your own character through role-playing and decisions. Shape your background, abilities, beliefs and personality.
  • Unveil the local mysteries. Investigate, use your wit and make connections to understand the true nature of this realm.
  • Overcome your weaknesses. The wilderness is full of dangers and you can trust nobody. Find your path to success against all odds.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I can’t figure out what is this game’s genre.

A: Me neither. ; ) It has a lot of conversations and items to use, like an adventure game, and focuses strongly on the player’s character, so it’s like an RPG. An RPG with very small amount of combat, if this makes any sense. However, it also has a lot of narration and text in general, so it’s like a Visual Novel as well. And it has some gamebook-like branching scenes and invites the player to solve some puzzles by writing, so it has a pinch of an old school text adventure game...

Feel free to send me some ideas how to call this RPG/Visual Novel/text adventure hybrid. For now, you can say it’s an interactive fiction that tries to do some crazy stuff.

Q: How much combat can I expect from the game?

A: There’s a couple of events that involve combat, and they are based on decision making and preparing your character for the encounter. However, violence is just one of many activities that take place in the larger story, not the most prevalent one, nor the most important one.

Q: Some things that I saw so far could look or be written better.

A: Please send me your feedback! The game is still in an early stage of development. I’m going to experiment, explore some new mechanics, remove some scenes that won’t turn out as great as I want them to be... I’m more than happy to see your criticism!

Q: Is this set in the same fantasy setting as Tales From Windy Meadow or The Tavern?

A: It sure is! Though Roadwarden isn’t completely faithful to the previous games. The Viaticum setting was refreshed in many ways, but the general spirit of constant threat presented by nature is still very much in here.

Q: How long is this game?

A: I’m currently aiming at 10+ hours, but it strongly depends on how fast can you read and in how many quests are you going to involve your character. Just remember that the traveling in Roadwarden is very fast, so you won’t pointlessly walk around or fetch items from one part of the map to another. All things are played quickly, with no grind to deal with.

Q: Are you going to support languages other than English?

A: Only if the game becomes a large success.

Q: What about platforms other than Windows / Linux / Mac?

A: If the game turns out to be a success, I’ll be happy to work on some mobile ports.

Q: When can I expect the release?

A: We aim at first half of 2021.

Q: How about a pixel font instead of the one I saw in the screenshots?

A: You can actually use the game’s settings to switch to a pixel font whenever you want! But I’d guess that after thirty minutes or a couple of hours you may agree with me that pixel fonts are not really that comfortable to read. Nevertheless, if you think it’s more pleasant to you, it’s available.

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The new version of Roadwarden’s demo is now available, you can check it out on Steam!

Roadwarden is an illustrated text-based RPG in which you explore and change a hostile, grim realm.

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The list of updates would be quite lengthy, though many details are already presented in the game’s IndieDB devlog. Better UI, visuals, narration, dialogue choices, music, the font, worldbuilding... The game has grown quite a lot and now I can share with you a build that truly demonstrates how the game is meant to run once it’s finished.

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Obviously, Roadwarden is not for everyone, but I think it’s getting to a very promising point of succeeding at what it attempts to do. I'll be honored to see your feedback!

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Taking A Fresh Look - Roadwarden Devlog

Taking A Fresh Look - Roadwarden Devlog

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New notifications, clock, font, an updated world map, and more.

Buried In Words - Roadwarden Devlog

Buried In Words - Roadwarden Devlog

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On the new font, the updated armor system, map updates and more.

The New Chapter: About Steam, Demo and Others - Roadwarden Devlog

The New Chapter: About Steam, Demo and Others - Roadwarden Devlog

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As you may know, pretty much the entire development of the game, aside of music, was in my hands. Thankfully, the game now has a publisher. Assemble Entertainment...

Pushing Through The Second Chapter - Roadwarden Devlog

Pushing Through The Second Chapter - Roadwarden Devlog

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The development of Rodawarden is not fully focused on writing new dialogues and quests. There are many details related to the interface and general design...

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Looks cool!

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