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14th Feb '18 12:24:45 AM Koveras
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Perhaps as a response to this, the genre has experienced a renaissance of sorts in TheNewTens. The rise of crowdfunding (and Website/{{Kickstarter}} in particular) and affordable game tech (like UsefulNotes/{{Unity}}) has allowed some veteran developers to go back and reevaluate the gameplay and story ideas that were on the table during the Golden (pre-1995) and Silver Ages (late 90ies to early 2000s) but have been swept under the rug as Western [=RPGs=] went down the triple-A road. For more details on the Western RPG renaissance phenomenon, see [[Analysis/WesternRPG the Analysis tab]]. On the triple-A side of the industry, the narrative RPG subgenre is currently defined by the [[DuelingGames rivalry]] between Creator/BioWare's flagship franchises, ''Franchise/MassEffect'' and ''Franchise/DragonAge'', and Creator/CDProjektRED's ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' games. The sandbox RPG niche is dominated by Creator/{{Bethesda}}'s massive ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' franchises. Pure dungeon crawlers have largely gone out of favor with the big publishers, but Creator/{{Blizzard|Entertainment}} has made a resurgence with ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', and ''Diablo'' clones like the ''VideoGame/{{Torchlight}}'' series still bring in the cash.

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Perhaps as a response to this, the genre has experienced a renaissance of sorts in TheNewTens. The rise of crowdfunding (and Website/{{Kickstarter}} in particular) and affordable game tech (like UsefulNotes/{{Unity}}) has allowed some veteran developers to go back and reevaluate the gameplay and story ideas that were on the table during the Golden (pre-1995) and Silver Ages (late 90ies to early 2000s) but have been swept under the rug as Western [=RPGs=] went down the triple-A road. For more details on the Western RPG renaissance phenomenon, see [[Analysis/WesternRPG the Analysis tab]]. On the triple-A side of the industry, the narrative RPG subgenre is currently was, for a long time, defined by the [[DuelingGames rivalry]] between Creator/BioWare's flagship franchises, ''Franchise/MassEffect'' and ''Franchise/DragonAge'', and Creator/CDProjektRED's ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' games.games[[note]]although with CPR finishing ''The Witcher'' story arc and [=BioWare=] switching its full attention to the non-RPG ''Anthem'', the narrative subgenre has been dormant in the AAA space for some time[[/note]]. The sandbox RPG niche is dominated by Creator/{{Bethesda}}'s massive ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' franchises. Pure dungeon crawlers have largely gone out of favor with the big publishers, but Creator/{{Blizzard|Entertainment}} has made a resurgence with ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', and ''Diablo'' clones like the ''VideoGame/{{Torchlight}}'' series still bring in the cash.
3rd Feb '18 5:35:46 PM Sabrewing
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* ''VideoGame/JoeDeversLoneWolf''
26th Jan '18 4:08:09 AM DukeofFinland
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** ''VideoGame/ProphesyOfPendor''
16th Jan '18 4:52:58 AM ramaster
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* ''VideoGame/PathOfExile''



* ''VideoGame/PathOfExile''
16th Jan '18 4:51:00 AM ramaster
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* ''VideoGame/PathfinderKingmaker''
17th Dec '17 7:18:23 PM WanderingOne
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* ''VideoGame/GrimoireHeraldsOfTheWingedExemplar''
10th Dec '17 3:31:46 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/SevenTheDaysLongGone''
7th Nov '17 4:24:37 PM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/{{Starcrawlers}}''

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* ''VideoGame/{{Starcrawlers}}''''VideoGame/StarCrawlers''
28th Oct '17 6:19:42 PM Nevermore2002
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** ''VideoGame/TheAielundSaga'' (a popular fanmade module that will take you to epic levels)
26th Oct '17 2:50:30 PM StFan
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* ''Videogame/EvilIslands''

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* ''Videogame/EvilIslands''''VideoGame/EvilIslands''



* ''Videogame/IMissTheSunrise'' (freeware; blended with EasternRPG)

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* ''Videogame/IMissTheSunrise'' ''VideoGame/IMissTheSunrise'' (freeware; blended with EasternRPG)



* ''Videogame/{{Inquisitor}}''

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* ''Videogame/{{Inquisitor}}''''VideoGame/{{Inquisitor}}''



* ''Videogame/LegacyOfTheAncients''
* ''Videogame/LegendOfGrimrock''

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* ''Videogame/LegacyOfTheAncients''
''VideoGame/LegacyOfTheAncients''
* ''Videogame/LegendOfGrimrock''''VideoGame/LegendOfGrimrock''



** ''[[Videogame/EighteenSixtySixAMountAndBladeWestern 1866: A Mount & Blade Western]]''
** ''VideoGame/{{Europe1200}}''

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** ''[[Videogame/EighteenSixtySixAMountAndBladeWestern 1866: A Mount & Blade Western]]''
''VideoGame/EighteenSixtySixAMountAndBladeWestern''
** ''VideoGame/{{Europe1200}}''''VideoGame/Europe1200''



** ''[[Videogame/LightAndDarknessHeroesOfCalradia Light & Darkness: Heroes of Calradia]]''
** ''Videogame/PhantasyCalradia''

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** ''[[Videogame/LightAndDarknessHeroesOfCalradia Light & Darkness: Heroes of Calradia]]''
''VideoGame/LightAndDarknessHeroesOfCalradia''
** ''Videogame/PhantasyCalradia''''VideoGame/PhantasyCalradia''



** ''Videogame/StarWarsConquest''

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** ''Videogame/StarWarsConquest''''VideoGame/StarWarsConquest''



** ''Videogame/JulyAnarchy'' (a futuristic UrbanFantasy series of planned mods - the first one has been released)

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** ''Videogame/JulyAnarchy'' ''VideoGame/JulyAnarchy'' (a futuristic UrbanFantasy series of planned mods - the first one has been released)



* ''Videogame/DieReiseInsALL''

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* ''Videogame/DieReiseInsALL''''VideoGame/DieReiseInsALL''



* ''Videogame/{{Starcrawlers}}''

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* ''Videogame/{{Starcrawlers}}''''VideoGame/{{Starcrawlers}}''



** ''VideoGame/{{Wasteland 2}}''

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** ''VideoGame/{{Wasteland 2}}''''VideoGame/Wasteland2''



* ''Videogame/{{Wolfenhain}}''

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* ''Videogame/{{Wolfenhain}}''''VideoGame/{{Wolfenhain}}''
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