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Thursday - January 30, 2014
Wednesday - January 29, 2014
Wednesday - January 22, 2014
Friday - November 29, 2013
Thursday - November 28, 2013
Wednesday - November 27, 2013
Sunday - November 03, 2013
Tuesday - October 29, 2013
Thursday - October 17, 2013
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Wednesday - May 28, 2014

Paper Sorcerer - Now Available on GOG

by Couchpotato, 01:00

Paper Sorcerer is now available on GOG for $3.99. At this price it's well worth a buy to play something original, and help the games developer.

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...

Paper Sorcerer is a stylish 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.

Thursday - February 13, 2014

Paper Sorcerer - Review Roundup

by Couchpotato, 03:47

I found two more reviews for Paper Sorcerer if anyone is interested.

Softpedia - 7.5/10

Paper Sorcerer is one of the few indie-made titles that understand how to use retro graphics and a lot of stylization in order to create a sense of wonder and beauty, while never allowing the player to wonder about their actual quality.

Capsule Computers - 9.5/10

Paper Sorcerer is certainly an amazing game for the price. Turn-based strategy lovers will adore this game, and even if you’re not into this genre, players will find themselves hooked to the mode of gameplay. Having an additional level unlocked after you’ve completed one is addictive, and I’ve found myself staying up late into the night trying to uncover more and more of the mysteries of the tome that the sorcerer is imprisoned in. The game is not easy, so don’t expect to finish the game quickly, but why would you want to do that? Taking the time to understand all the intricacies of the game is barely scratching the surface of the potential this game has to offer.

Saturday - February 01, 2014

Paper Sorcerer - Review Roundup

by Couchpotato, 03:12

Here are a couple of new reviews for Paper Sorcerer.

Digitally Downloaded - 4.5/5

The only time that Paper Sorcerer betrays its indie roots is with the soundtrack, which nearly made my ears bleed. Given how easy it was to turn off, however, I'm not going to complain about it, because in the broader picture, this game is genuinely good fun, and a true retro rush for people that grew up with classic RPGs.

Expansive DLC - 7.5/10

Paper Sorcerer is a fantastic trip down memory lane. It’s a game full of content and fresh challenges and will go down as one of a few great Kickstarter success stories. An old-school RPG with new-age features, Paper Sorceror recognizes where it came from and unashamedly flaunts it every chance it gets. And at a bargain price, it’s a nostalgic ride worth a slight financial risk

Thursday - January 30, 2014

Paper Sorcerer - Review @ Twinfinite

by Couchpotato, 01:09

Twinfinite posted a new review of Paper Sorcerer, and award the game with a 4/5.

Paper Sorcerer doesn’t promise to be the next fantasy epic, and it isn’t. What it manages to be is a great little dungeon crawler with tons of options to customize the player’s experience and a challenging, fun time. Yes, it’s been awhile since I enjoyed such a game. But Paper Sorcerer’s minion summoning system and engaging combat kept be coming back for more. Throwing loot and XP to a player isn’t a bad strategy either but this game manages not to overdo it, striking a balance between effort and reward.

Wednesday - January 29, 2014

Paper Sorcerer - Available on Multiple Channels

by Myrthos, 11:48

After we already published that Paper Sorcerer is available on Steam last week the following was distributed today about the availability of Paper Sorcerer on multiple channels and multiple platforms, with iOS and Android versions to follow.

Single-Player Turn-Based RPG ‘Paper Sorcerer’ Now Available For Purchase On Premium Digital Channels!

Monsters & Dark Creatures Await On Steam!

Redmond, WA, January 29th 2014: Independent games developer ‘Ultra Runaway Games’ is proud to announce the release and availability of ‘Paper Sorcerer’ for the PC, Mac and Linux with a version for iOS® and Android™ to follow soon!

Originally a highly successful crowdfunding campaign on KickStarter™, ‘Paper Sorcerer’ is a stylish single-player turn-based RPG focused on strategy, party-building, and environmental puzzles. Players get to combat with the skills and spells learned in a battle system that emphasizes strategy over grinding. Assemble a party of monsters and dark creatures to fight alongside you, and explore and solve puzzles to unlock secret paths and find extra loot! It is a double-sided adventure in it being an RPG featuring adventure game elements!

‘Paper Sorcerer’ recently completed a successful Steam Greenlight campaign (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=196265145), and is now available for purchase on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/263560/) in addition to other premium digital channels such as Indie Game Stand, Desura, GamersGate, GetGamesGo and the MacGameStore.

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.

Wednesday - January 22, 2014

Paper Sorcerer - Now Available on Steam

by Couchpotato, 23:27

Steam announces that Paper Sorcerer is available for $4.99.

Now Available on Steam - Paper Sorcere

Paper Sorcerer is Now Available on Steam!

Paper Sorcerer is a stylish 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.

Friday - November 29, 2013

Paper Sorcerer - News Roundup

by Couchpotato, 03:11

Developer Ultra Runaway Games was kind eough to send more infomation over about their released RPG Paper Sorcerer. So lets get started as it will be long.

First up the game is now updated to version 1.9.

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.

Next we get some more press coverage.

Kotaku takes a quick look at the game.

Behold, the recently-released Paper Sorcerer, a Kickstarted indie RPG with a look all its own.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun has a article with 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.

They also did a new 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

Lastly the developer has released a few Avatars, and gives a link to the games demo.

Avatars

I thought you guys might like Paper Sorcerer avatars!

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

Thursday - November 28, 2013

Paper Sorcerer - Video Preview @ IndieRPGs

by Couchpotato, 02:21

IndieRPGs.com takes a look at Paper Sorcerer in this new new thirty-five minute video.

At the end of the day, I enjoyed my time with Paper Sorcerer, but I could see myself getting tired of it if it continues in the same linear fashion. As one ought to expect from a first impressions piece, I simply haven’t played enough of the game to render a final judgment about it.

Wednesday - November 27, 2013

Paper Sorcerer - Game Update Released

by Couchpotato, 04:03

Developer Ultra Runaway Games announces on Steam that Paper Sorcerer has been updated to version 1.08.

New version v1.8, thanks for all the support!

There's a new version of Paper Sorcerer today, v1.8 which implements some improvements including:

- Edited HUD to resize better, works better at non-16x9 resolutions
- Save, Load, and Info menu can be navigated with keyboard

As well as various small changes and bug fixes. If you'd like more info about what has changed since the last version, you can find that on the forum. Hope everyone is having fun playing!

I've been looking to send out review copies of Paper Sorcerer. Are there any particular sites where you'd like to see reviews? Where do you go for your RPG news?

Sunday - November 03, 2013

Paper Sorcerer - Now Available

by Couchpotato, 11:53

According to a new Backer only post-funding update Paper Sorcerer is now finished and released to all backers.  If your a backer the download link should be in your inbox.

Here is a trailer and a game recap for those that still have no idea what the game is. You can also purchase a copy from the games webpage for $5.00.

Paper Sorcerer is a first-person turn-based RPG with adventure game elements inspired by Wizardry, Dungeons and Dragons, and Shadowgate.

  • 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.
  • Strategy over grinding battles, with a charge based spell system.
  • Create a party of summons to join you as allies in battle.
  • Discover open-ended puzzles and solve them with a combinations of spells, items, and your wits.
  • Hand-drawn high-resolution sprites inspired by the work of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century illustrators like Aubrey Beardsley and William Bradley.
  • DRM-free for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, and possibly Xbox Live Indie Arcade and web-browser.
  • All-inclusive game, promise to never make you pay for DLC content.

Tuesday - October 29, 2013

Paper Sorcerer - Post-Funding Update #33

by Couchpotato, 03:44

UltraRunawayGames has a new post-funding update for Paper Sorcerer with news the demo is back again, and show off the female skin for your main character.

I also have a new gameplay video from a few weeks ago.

Hi guys, Been a little over a week since the last update. 

Meanwhile been doing a lot of polishing on the game, played through the whole game twice to make sure that all the shadows were working, events were firing correctly, etc. The tasklist on the whiteboard isn't constantly full anymore, it's nice to visibly see the game is getting close to finished.  

So, the big news this time, is the second sorcerer option is finished! If you recall, one of the stretch goals was: $9500 A new skin for the main character.

For that, based on some of the feedback from the demo, I decided the second option would be a female version. Here it is:

http://i.imgur.com/FYcH129.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xIkp9ux.jpg

Spread the word, there's am demo anyone can try, and pre-orders are open. Release hopefully by the end of the month! The giveaway's running until the end of the month, so spread the link around to all your friends that didn't back the kickstarter: http://bit.ly/16cYX0x

Oh, and doing polishing stuff distracted me a bit from the Android test build, so don't worry about not having seen it in your inbox yet. I'll send it along shortly.

Thanks for all the support, I really appreciate it. See you next update!

Thursday - October 17, 2013

Paper Sorcerer - Latest Update

by Corwin, 11:29

We've just received the latest update from Ultra Runway Games concerning their current project a first person, turn based, strategy RPG called Paper Sorcerer. Here's the update along with some general background to the game for those who have missed the developer's earlier forum posts.

The release has been announced for late October. And to help spread the word around, Ultra Runaway Games is running agiveaway for free copies:bit.ly/16cYX0x

Free Web demo has been updated: www.ultrarunaway.com/web-demo.html

PC/Mac/Linux download on the same page if you prefer unzipping a folder and playing.

New screenshots: www.imgur.com/a/GTnYz

Description:

Fans of classic, western-style first-person role playing games are invited
to discover Paper Sorcerer for PC/Mac/Linux/iOS/Android, 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.

Story:

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

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.

Information about

Paper Sorcerer

Developer: Ultra Runaway Games

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Adventure-RPG
Combat: Turn-based
Play-time: 10-20 hours
Voice-acting: None

Regions & platforms
Internet
· Homepage
· Platform: PC
· Released at 2013-11-03
· Publisher: Ultra Runaway Games