A downloadable game for Windows

Saddled with the unfortunate name of "Hero," a young man arrives in the small village of Carp's Bend, searching for meaning. He probably won't find it there, but they'll give him something to do for a little while. There might even be a dragon involved.

The game is built as an homage to a simpler time, but with some nods to modern sensibilities and schedules. Got an itch for a 1990s RPG?  SimpleQuest will scratch it without taking too much of your time.

Features

  • An adventure of questionable moral standing!
  • Turn-based combat!
  • 16 glorious colours!
  • Irritating, needy villagers!
  • More than a dozen terrifying monsters!
  • Numbers, many of them randomly generated!
  • Secrets! Maybe!
  • No hidden random encounters!
  • Save your game anywhere!

Download

Download
SimpleQuest 1.0.2 (60 MB)

Development log

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Hello my old friend :) (Not sure if you remember me, but I was an old verger from days past) I just so happened to find this by randomly logging into twitter tonight and seeing something on Grue's feed.

I was very much enjoying this, but unfortunately encountered a bug. I saved in Lord Danger's Room after figuring out the first pattern, I missed the second pattern and tried to reload, and I may have broken it by doing so. Now whenever I try to load, it will load the map, but it won't load Hero and just freezes (though the music keeps playing). 

My only real feedback I'd like to offer is it would be really great to be able to see my HP when using a healing item in the menu, as I found myself switching back and forth to see if I needed another potion or if a tonic would just do.

It is a bit difficult, in the beginning and I found myself going through healing items like crazy! But, I did enjoy the challenge.

The graphics are super nice, I love that there are no random battles, and certainly fits its namesake quite well!

It's just after midnight here so I'll crash for the night, but am planning on restarting and trying to get past Mr. Dragon when I'm on here next!

Of course I remember you, Rysen! Thanks so much for stopping by and trying it out!

I've just uploaded a new version... I think it'll make your save at the boss fight work again. Let me know!

Yep whatever you did, did the trick! I enjoyed the ending haha!

I'm actually working on something in good ol' V3 right now with a friend of mine from work....I'm surprised I still remember anything or how to use it, but it always seemed like the only engine I was ever any good at. 

Anyway, glad to see you're still active in game dev. :)

Really good game! Would love to see this expanded on the humor was done great and the game had a really good feel to it.

Only had a few small bugs I encountered:

  • Chat log sometimes flickers while scrolling, happens at game start and on level ups
  • Framerate stutter when moving diagonally on world map
  • Can't battle some of the ghosts in the castle (not sure if intentional?)

Also I'm definitely interested in your engine if you ever make it available publicly!

Thanks for giving it a try! For the first two bugs, any chance you could tell me what sort of specs your machine has? As for the ghosts, yes, some of them are intentionally non-violent. Sorry for the confusion. :)

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Windows 10 64-bit, i7 3820 @ 3.6Ghz, 16GB RAM, HD 7970 3GB

Ran the game in windowed mode with desktop resolution at 1920x1080 on a 144hz monitor.

Hmmm. Okay, I have some suspicions I can look into. Thanks for the report!