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Paper Sorcerer stylish first-person RPG with adventure game elements [PC/Mac/Linux/mobile]

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edited October 2013 in Indie Games

Free Web demo:
PC/Mac/Linux download on the same page if you prefer unzipping a folder and playing.
Media page:
Giveaway for free copies:

Fans of classic, western-style first-person role playing games are invited to discover Paper Sorcerer for PC, a single player turn based RPG focused on strategy, party-building, and environmental puzzles. Fight with the skills and spells you've learned in a battle system that emphasizes strategy over grinding. Assemble a party of monsters and dark creatures to fight alongside you. Explore and solve environmental puzzles to unlock secret paths and find extra loot! A double-sided adventure, an RPG with adventure game elements.

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Key Features
-Play as a renegade sorcerer as he struggles to escape the book prison and regain his powers.
-Escape a magical prison filled with heroes hunting you down at every turn.
-Leave behind mana and to-hit rolls for an exciting new battle system that emphasizes strategy and tactics over grinding.
-Strategically manage an energy pool to unleash devastating special attacks in battle.
-Assemble a party of fiendish creatures to join you as allies in battle.
-Numerous different creatures and fiends to unlock, further customizing your party; including a healer Witch, a trickster Imp, assassin Troll, and a berserker Minotaur.
-Discover fiendish puzzles and solve them with a combinations of spells, items, and your wits.
-Hand-drawn high-resolution sprites
-DRM-free for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android
-All-inclusive game, promise to never make you pay for DLC content.

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A powerful sorcerer is on the cusp of dominating the land. A group of heroes bands together and seals him away inside a magical tome. Now as the sorcerer you must escape from this ancient prison and find a way to regain your magical powers using your wits and an array of summonable creatures to aid you. There may be more powerful forces at work as you navigate the dungeons and fight the heroes sent to subdue you...

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Paper Sorcerer successfully funded for 263% of its goal and is scheduled for release late October 2013 for $5 on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android.

For more information about Paper Sorcerer, visit the official website:

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  • RunawayDevRunawayDev regular Registered User regular
    I'm the developer and this post is reserved for my updates!
    Kudos to Tube for putting it up so quickly!

    If you have a few minutes, there is a feedback survey here.
    I'd like to mention that the Linux build hasn't gone through as much testing yet,
    so I'd really appreciate feedback if you're a Linux user. The game uses the Unity 3D
    engine, so it should be the same as the other platforms, but what isn't tested isn't certain.

    Hope you enjoy playing!

    Paper Sorcerer - a first-person turn-based RPG with adventure game elements
    inspired by Wizardry, Dungeons and Dragons, and Shadowgate.
    Penny Arcade Indie Thread --releasing late October 2013 for PC, Mac, iOS, Android
    Paper Sorcerer on Facebook
    Paper Sorcerer on Google +
  • RunawayDevRunawayDev regular Registered User regular
    Updated the demo, now you can choose whether you want to play a male or female Sorcerer.
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    The game giveaway is still running too!

    Also, here's some more screenshots.
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    Bigger screenshots:

    Paper Sorcerer - a first-person turn-based RPG with adventure game elements
    inspired by Wizardry, Dungeons and Dragons, and Shadowgate.
    Penny Arcade Indie Thread --releasing late October 2013 for PC, Mac, iOS, Android
    Paper Sorcerer on Facebook
    Paper Sorcerer on Google +
  • jovian_bluejovian_blue new member Registered User new member
    Those graphics look really cool. Good luck, following.

  • RunawayDevRunawayDev regular Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Hi guys, been awhile since I last posted here, and quite a bit has happened:
    • Greenlight
    • Updated to v1.9
    • Paper Sorcerer press
    • Avatars
    • New Screenshots

    Steam Greenlight
    Paper Sorcerer is now on Steam Greenlight!
    I'll send anyone that bought the game already a Steam code if it succeeds, so I'd appreciate if you took the time to vote.

    The game recently updated to v1.9
    One of the main changes for this build is that the Shop and Equip menus preview the result of equipping an item better. Also, now the Item menu stays on the same item after you use it, which helps when using potions and the like. I've also added a new effect for the Bleeding status effect and made various balance tweaks.

    I'd also like to point out that saves from the downloadable demo are transferable to the full game.

    If you'd like more info about what has changed since the last version, you can find that on the Ultra Runaway Games forum.

    Kotaku gave Paper Sorcerer a quick plug:
    Behold, the recently-released Paper Sorcerer, a Kickstarted indie RPG with a look all its own.

    Rock Paper Shotgun took a look at the demo:
    This looks like a very interesting combination of old-school turn-based RPG, with a very interesting modern first-person aesthetic, fantastic use of blank space and unreal design.

    then did a first Impressions video:
    There’s lots going on here for something so cheap, while still being a very stripped back RPG for modern standards. The concept is novel, the approach is intriguing, and the challenge enough to keep things interesting. I’d say this is well worth a poke.

    And Paper Sorcerer also got featured on IndieRPGs Checks Out:
    The developer has done some nice work making the Librum Claustrum feel like a unique place. The game’s NPC encounters, flavor text, and ink-and-paper graphical style all distinguish it from your run-of-the-mill dungeon quite nicely, and I find myself wanting to learn more about this bizarre locale.

    I thought you guys might like Paper Sorcerer avatars!

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    Each album contains all the square images at the size listed.
    Right click the image, "Save As" somewhere on your computer, and set your Avatar on Penny Arcade and elsewhere to spread the Paper Sorcerer love! On Penny Arcade, you can change it by clicking on your icon in the upper right -> Mouseover your avatar on the left -> Change picture -> Choose picture.

    You can also download the whole avatar set as a zip file if you like, from the Ultra Runaway website.

    If you haven't already tried the demo, you can download it or play it in your browser!
    Try the demo now

    Hope you enjoy, here are the links!

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    Also, here's some more screenshots.
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    RunawayDev on
    Paper Sorcerer - a first-person turn-based RPG with adventure game elements
    inspired by Wizardry, Dungeons and Dragons, and Shadowgate.
    Penny Arcade Indie Thread --releasing late October 2013 for PC, Mac, iOS, Android
    Paper Sorcerer on Facebook
    Paper Sorcerer on Google +
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