What if there was a Zelda-like RPG where you upgrade your pants instead of your sword? The Legend of Equip > Pants seeks an answer to this question that probably nobody was asking.
“It's dangerous to go alone! Take thhh...these wooden underwear?”
I'm making an adventure RPG that is broken up into delicious pint-sized episodes. Each episode will be a mostly self-contained quest that can be completed in about 20 minutes. There will be achievements and secrets if you are the kind of player who wants to spend more time inside an episode, or return to play it again. You will be able to consume a pint-sized episode to satisfy your thirst for RPG content. Avoid the confusion, head spins, and need for frequent breaks caused by big cask-sized RPGs.
“Warning: Avoid future regret by pacing your consumption.”
I love RPGs, but as a player I don't always have time for quests that take hours to complete. Life gets in the way, and by the time I pick the game up again, I've forgotten where I am and what I'm supposed to be doing.
It's always a bummer when I get excited about an RPG, I play for 30 minutes, and have to set it down. Maybe I don't have time to play again for a week. When I go back to play it, I'm discouraged because I forget what parts of my quest I've completed, and I'm totally lost in a dungeon or even lost on a giant world map.
With The Legend of Equip > Pants I'm trying out a new idea. I think there are players out there who want the illusion of a big, rich world but they don't actually want to deal with a spaghetti plot or a maze-like overworld map. Mazes are good when they are deliberate puzzles. However, I think it is overwhelming when I pick up a new RPG, the story hasn't even pulled me in yet, and I'm presented with an overworld map so enormous that I'd have to spend literally hours just to see everything... and it is mostly just walking around seeing nothing.
I'm focusing on creating fun, beautiful, and funny mini worlds for each episode. I'm always trying to move the story along to keep the episode engaging. By giving you individual episodes, I can more easily concentrate on these goals.