Lands of Livia is a title from solo developer Aaron Vernon that attempts to take all of the travel, questing and loot gathering of a large-scale WRPG and create a casual experience that is both relaxing and engaging. Starting out as a free to play model, the game more recently saw a sizable first ‘chapter’ drop that significantly increased content for a small one-off payment.
When is a game not a game? When it’s an interactive rulebook/app designed to allow players to gather in real life and recreate the wonder of pen and paper roleplaying together. Role is rulebook, character sheet and bag of dice for the mobile age.
Developing a fusion of fitness manager and RPG sounds like a fantastic idea, especially in the aftermath of the crazed walking inspired by ‘Pokemon GO’ that proved games could get kids out and about provided the motivation was there. Sadly this is not the app to inspire anything.
Welcome delicious friends! For a while now we’ve been meaning to get around to reviewing Fallen London here at MBU, but the recent release of its mobile app edition finally gave us an excuse to jump it to the top of the pile and have us reviewing another honest-to-goodness text based RPG.
For all of the games based on recreating the idea of a pen and paper RPG, few actually take that genre to heart. There are a thousand games that use the Dungeons and Dragons license or parts of the background system driving it all but they tend to be graphical powerhouses, flaunting graphics over dice rolls. Syrth is a pen and paper game for the internet generation.