Oh, man, you guys needed to see QUEST LORD [$0.99], like, yesterday. It's a love letter to old-school, first-person dungeon crawlers that absolutely nails the look, the feel, and the trippy dungeon design sensibility of PC RPGs of yore. It also feels awesome on a phone, as the movement and combat mechanics have been tastefully engineered with touch-screens and gestures in mind. It's a blast, in other words.

In the game, you'll be tasked as either an elf, human, or dwarf with saving the world from a "great evil." In practice, this great task breaks down into searching hours and hours worth of catacombs and forests and mountain passes filled with treasure, secrets, and monsters. Earlier this afternoon, Eli and I spent around 20 minutes in the game in the hope of giving you a taste of all this game has going on.

  • MidianGTX

    Pet peeve: Retro-styled games using modern fonts. This is not the time to get lazy! Everything else looks awesome.

    • HelperMonkey

      I figure that if playing the game on a small, magical, touch-screen technical wonder doesn't hinder the retro vibe I can give the modern font a pass.

    • js

      I guess beauty is in the "Eye of the Beholder"...

  • http://www.facebook.com/leydenirwin Leydz Boomshaka-Irwin

    This looks very interesting definitly going to pick it up and give it a go. Any other recommendations on games like this?

    • MrSpud

      Check out The Quest and Undercroft.

  • thesidewaystable

    LOVE THIS GAME

  • http://profiles.google.com/superspandy James Kochalka

    I bought this game yesterday, and played a little and definitely enjoy it. My 9 year old absolutely loves it.

    I just wish the pixels were crisp instead of blurry. I love low-rez pixel graphics... but I don't get what the point of taking low rez graphics and making them just slightly blurry is. Nintendo did this recently on their re-release of Balloon Fight on the Wii-U, even more so... they applied a super-blurry blur filter over the game.

    I just like crisp clear pixels, I guess.

    • icepulse

      I know (2) James Kochalkas. One draws "American Elf", the other went to New Rochelle HS with me. Are you either one?

      • http://profiles.google.com/superspandy James Kochalka

        American Elf.

      • icepulse

        Then I guess I don't have to say "Thanks" for the time you lent me your shirt & tie because I forgot it was yearbook photo day.

        Thanks for some good drawin' and playin', though!

  • araczynski

    looks interesting, but still haven't made any headway in The Quest series, or The Bard's tale (bought it for the original trilogy).

    • js

      It's not nearly as overwhelming as the games you mentioned

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.kinkead Eric Kinkead

    Haha! You had the settler's resupplies in your pack! You needed to go back to the green check on your world map! AWESOME! Thanks for playing guys!!! - Eric/The QuestLord dev

    • Th3R3n3gad3

      Hey, I picked this up and played it for around 4 hours. It's got 5 stars from me.

      • http://www.facebook.com/eric.kinkead Eric Kinkead

        Yay! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am so happy that you are enjoying it. Really means a lot to me that you shared that.

    • http://profiles.google.com/superspandy James Kochalka

      The game is really great. Thanks for all your hard work making it!

      • http://www.facebook.com/eric.kinkead Eric Kinkead

        Thank you SO much. It was a ton of hardwork and I am so glad you recognize that. It really makes all this worth it!

  • curtneedsaride

    Whoa, in game notes and marks on the map. Great ideas, guys! This game is great, but that would really help.

  • Gamer_Kev

    Watching that video really brought back memories. I'll have to get this. As one who used to play a lot of this kind of game back when they were popular, I can say that it looks very nostalgic.

  • macatron

    Ha! Yeah, these types of RPGs really bring me back! The game they were referring to towards the end of the video would be "The Legend of Grimrock." :D Now, back to playing Bane of the Cosmic Forge on my iPad via iDOS. HUZZAH!! :D

  • Th3R3n3gad3

    Is this game kinda like the ultima underworld series?

    • araczynski

      hardly, those were in '3D', more like bard's tale/etc type.

  • macatron

    Not really. It's more along the lines of Eye of the Beholder and The Quest. :)

    • Th3R3n3gad3

      Cool! I kinda liked these when i was a kid.

  • Urthop

    Man, this game badly needs a compass when walking around from the looks of it, would be easy to fit in between the buttons and game window too. Though I guess actually playing it yourself must be slightly less disorienting. Other then that I like what I see.

  • dmpunks

    On a slightly related note: this game reminded me of The Quest (which I played briefly on my iPod 3g years ago). Is it just me or is that game hard to find by just searching the appstore? Chillingo lists only one of the expansions (Archipelagos) and I had to go to the wiki to find Redshift's link to The Quest Gold (which is a nifty package deal with the base game and about 4 or 5 expansions)... But yeah, Appstore search could have been a lot more helpful...

  • http://twitter.com/Aghartastudio AghartaStudio Alex

    great ! I just started the game a few hours ago, it's really simple and cool so far. 1st person dungeon crawler are my favorite kind of game, if I see there is enough people backing this kind of game I'd like to see an agharta studio one :)

  • icepulse

    You guys should try out both Wolfenstein RPG and Doom II RPG.

    Both awesome, EOTB-type turn based gems. Lots of cool mechanics.

  • The_Unflattered

    Undercroft is amazing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/eric.kinkead Eric Kinkead

      I agree. I wish they wouldn't have given up on the series though and dumped it free for the public. Good for the players, yet also not good for them because there will be no monetary incentive for a follow up at all. :(