A favorite of games such as Minecraft and the Legend of Zelda series is the proliferation of chickens. Charmingly stupid, they provide a dose of whimsy in what might otherwise be a serious situation. In Forge Quest, the chickens are not the stars, but they don’t know that. Open Realms developed the game to be a dungeon-crawler RPG in which players can level up in a solo campaign, or play with up to 4 friends on a network in order to level up faster, or create new characters exclusively for different gaming situations. Leveling up equipment is a large part of gameplay, and a key to success in the many dungeons that lie ahead.
The land of Shmoop was once an awful, ravaged place. War-torn and beaten, both sides decided that peace must be kept through regulation of activities both heroic and villainous. This new policy brought forth prosperity and an economic upswing, and bureaucracy became the norm. The player is an aspiring hero, dropped off by their parents to earn a license to become certified in heroism. Exploration of dungeons is just the beginning of the test; there are beings who do not respect the laws of the land, and it’s up to the player to decide how to handle it. Through victory come the spoils, and with these finds, power grows through upgrades, making the adventurer strong enough to eventually face whatever comes their way.
Forge Quest is available on Steam for PC. It’s currently in Early Access, and is priced at $9.99. For more information, visit the website or follow the game on Twitter. As always, look to the original forum post for additional screenshots, or simply to ask the developers any questions.
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