The role-playing game (RPG) has been a well established genre of video games for decades, so creating a new one that stands out from the crowd can be difficult. Developer Andrew Morrish is certainly going to grab people’s attention with Kingsway, though. It’s an RPG wrapped inside a mock operating system.
Here’s the Kingsway announcement trailer to give you some idea of what to expect when the game launches on Steam this summer:
Kingwasy follows the usual formula of an RPG where you are tasked with selecting a hero, defeating enemies, avoiding traps, and organizing items as you progress through your adventure. But where things differ is how everything is presented within the game.
Enemies and traps are pop-up windows, your backpack full of items is a file folder, and quests are received via email. Everything you’d normally do during a typical day’s work on a computer is presented in the game, with the only difference being you’re actually playing a game.
The world of Kingsway is randomly generated, meaning no two players will experience the same operating system-focused adventure. That also means the same player can experience a different adventure every time they start a new game.
Kingsway is being published by Adult Swim Games and developed by Andrew Morrish who already has one gaming hit under his belt in the form of Super Puzzle Platform Deluxe. Let’s hope this rather unusual take on the RPG turns out to be as fresh and enjoyable later this year.