I love when games take a well-established genre and then focus on an area outside the norm. In the case of RPGs, you're almost always the protagonist setting out to save the world or whatever, often by completing quests given to you through other people in the game. But who comes up with those quests? Well just as its name implies, in The Quest Giver it's you! This is the latest game that's in the works from Rest.less Games, and it's a simulation experience that takes place in an RPG world where you'll run a Guild and create quests for heroes to set out and complete. The basic gist of The Quest Giver is pretty clear in this clever rhyming trailer.

It's a pretty awesome idea, and if you agree and want to follow the progress of The Quest Giver, you can do so over on BrightLocker, which is a service I never even knew about until today. BrightLocker is sort of a crowdfunding service but it's also a way to follow along with a developer as they work on a game. I need to look into it a bit further, but it seems pretty cool. Anyway, the plan for The Quest Giver is to finish and release the game on desktop in mid-2018 and then bring the game over to mobile at some point after. Hopefully as progress continues on the game we'll get some more details about how it's shaping up, but at any rate it seems like the kind of game that will be perfect for mobile and it's worth keeping it on your radar if it looks up your alley.

  • Erdrick

    An idea that has been done many times in the past with the most notable one being a quest in WoW that makes you the quest giver for a short period of time.

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      I don’t recall ever saying that this is the only time this idea has been done!

      • Erdrick

        You just said it.

      • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

        Touche.

      • Qwazz Bre

        The way you started the article out implies it's a relatively unusual concept. In a sense, it is, but Erdrick is right in that it's been explored plenty of times before with mixed results throughout.

      • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

        I mean, who cares? I actually said I like when games in the past have done this thing that this new game is also doing, so I'm not sure how that is misconstrued to mean that I thought this is the only time a game has done this thing. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ But if there's some contest going on where people are awarded cash prizes for being overly pedantic about things on the internet, then please carry on.

  • Erdrick

    Heck, a similar idea was done in DQ4 where you would start off as a shopkeeper during Taloon’s chapter of the story. Not the same as a quest giver but it’s one of those moments where you get to play the role that is normally given to a stationary npc.

  • DanCJ

    That description reminds me of an iOS game where you played a bartender in an RPG settings. I know I completed the game, but right now I can’t remember for the life of me what it’s called or whether you even went on the quests or sent other people.

    • Maude St. Nubbins

      Adventure Bar Story, Tavern Quest, Holy Potatoes A Weapon Shop, Knights of Pen and Paper, Guild of Dungeoneering...there are lots of games in this genre.

      • DanCJ

        Ah - I found it - it came up when I searched the App Store for Tavern Quest.

        It’s Soda Dungeon. Good game.

  • brantov

    perfect trailer.