TUAW notes that Italian company Kiki Technology has preannounced what they are calling the "first RPG on iPhone". Unfortunately for them, they missed that milestone after Vay shipped just last week.

Still, they do earn marks for what appears to be the first Role Playing Game (RPG) designed specifically for the iPhone. While their English translation is a bit spotty, they claim that their game, PanfobiA, will offer a full RPG story featuring old style graphics and new controller experience with no less than 100 hours of gameplay in single player mode.

Once you complete the single player story, you will be able to use your character and items to play in an online multiplayer world.

No release date has been announced, but their approach somewhat mimics that of Danielle Cassley and Jason Citron who developed the popular (and free) game, Aurora Feint. Aurora Feint also claims to be the first episode of what will eventually become a multiplayer online game.

  • Adisah Scarlett

    It looks promising. It could be particularly good, or it could be bad. Anyhow, I hope it does not have a monthly subscription because I would definitely not pay for it.

  • Adisah Scarlett

    It looks promising. It could be particularly good, or it could be bad. Anyhow, I hope it does not have a monthly subscription because I would definitely not pay for it.

  • http://forumninja.com balagan

    I'm still iritated at Vay so hopefully this will be good.

    I can't see a monthly subscription though. I hope not at least.

  • http://forumninja.com balagan

    I'm still iritated at Vay so hopefully this will be good.

    I can't see a monthly subscription though. I hope not at least.

  • Cody

    It looks good... But that could be deceiving. It all depends on the gameplay. Vay is a good concept, but its hard to move around in particular. (It's also not a perfect port... some of it appears to have changed)

    Also, how much are they going to charge for it? $5-$10 is reasonable, but it they try and get to much no ones going to bite.

  • Cody

    It looks good... But that could be deceiving. It all depends on the gameplay. Vay is a good concept, but its hard to move around in particular. (It's also not a perfect port... some of it appears to have changed)

    Also, how much are they going to charge for it? $5-$10 is reasonable, but it they try and get to much no ones going to bite.

  • http://mattplays.com/ Matt Burris

    Looks good, I'm looking forward to this game (provided they clean up the English translation.) I've always been a fan of these kind of RPG's, I played them to death on my SNES, Genesis, Sega CD, and Playstation. My favorite is easily Phantasy Star IV.

  • http://mattplays.com/ Matt Burris

    Looks good, I'm looking forward to this game (provided they clean up the English translation.) I've always been a fan of these kind of RPG's, I played them to death on my SNES, Genesis, Sega CD, and Playstation. My favorite is easily Phantasy Star IV.

  • http://www.prodigalgamer.com Prodigal Gamer

    Have to agree with Balagan. For nostalgia value Vay is novel but modern RPG's are better. Have high hopes for this.

  • http://www.prodigalgamer.com Prodigal Gamer

    Have to agree with Balagan. For nostalgia value Vay is novel but modern RPG's are better. Have high hopes for this.

  • trahannn

    An mmorpg would be great to have.

  • trahannn

    An mmorpg would be great to have.

  • StevieD377

    The graphics still don't look very impressive...Vay is understandable because it's an old game but I still figured the iPhone was capable of more. I'd personally like to see something closer to RuneScape.

  • StevieD377

    The graphics still don't look very impressive...Vay is understandable because it's an old game but I still figured the iPhone was capable of more. I'd personally like to see something closer to RuneScape.

  • edheaded

    >The graphics still don’t look very impressive…Vay is understandable because >it’s an old game but I still figured the iPhone was capable of more. I’d >personally like to see something closer to RuneScape.

    I'll never understand why people are so snobbish about 2d graphics. I'd much prefer some nicely drawn 2d sprites than some muddy misshapen polygons.

  • edheaded

    >The graphics still don’t look very impressive…Vay is understandable because >it’s an old game but I still figured the iPhone was capable of more. I’d >personally like to see something closer to RuneScape.

    I'll never understand why people are so snobbish about 2d graphics. I'd much prefer some nicely drawn 2d sprites than some muddy misshapen polygons.

  • Triston

    Wonder what happened to this project, looks like they cancelled it? I went to their official website but the archive after being long outdated has now disappeared only to be Not Found. I was so looking forward to this RPG! That's the only real thing that iPhone lacks is a good RPG, not some ported game from a console years ago-

  • Triston

    Wonder what happened to this project, looks like they cancelled it? I went to their official website but the archive after being long outdated has now disappeared only to be Not Found. I was so looking forward to this RPG! That's the only real thing that iPhone lacks is a good RPG, not some ported game from a console years ago-

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