Role-playing video games (commonly referred to as role-playing games or RPGs, as well as computer RPGs or CRPGs) are a video game genre where the player controls the actions of a protagonist (or several adventuring party members) immersed in a fictional world. Many role-playing video games have origins in pen-and-paper role-playing games(such as Dungeons & Dragons) and use much of the same terminology, settings and game mechanics. Other major similarities with pen-and-paper games include developed story-telling and narrative elements, player character development, complexity, as well as replayability and immersion. The electronic medium removes the necessity for a gamemaster and increases combat resolution speed. RPGs have evolved from simple text-based console-window games into visually rich 3D experiences. A common criteria for whether a game is an "RPG" is whether the game has a complex storyline, and whether the character goes through different places, fighting bosses and communicating with both friends and enemies. Read the full article at the Wikipedia.

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1.0.1 (Humble Indie Bundle #6) (25 Sep 2012)
Word of Ember blazed across the land, and the town of Torchlight flared to life.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing, Action

A Murder In The Public Domain

1.3.1 (31 May 2013)
A Murder In The Public Domain is a murder mystery game or visual novel built from public domain movies, sounds, pictures, and images.
Genre: Text Based / Visual Novel, Role-playing

FTL: Faster Than Light

1.0 (14 Sep 2012)
In FTL you experience the atmosphere of running a spaceship trying to save the galaxy.
Genre: Strategy, Role-playing, Simulation


0.0.4 (3 Sep 2013)
The Harmonia project consists of two main elements: an online TRPG (Tactical Role-playing Game) set in the Kingdom of Harmonia, and...
Genre: MMO, Programming, Roguelike, Strategy, Role-playing


Game still under developement A life simulation with space and RPG elements? This is the proposal of this project, made by a single...
Genre: Point & Click, Text Based / Visual Novel, Adventure, Role-playing, Simulation

Valyria Tear

1.0 (4 Sep 2014)
Valyria Tear is an open-source single-player medieval-fantasy 2D J-RPG based on an extended Hero of Allacrost engine and inspired by...
Genre: Role-playing

The Real Texas

1.0 (15 Jun 2012)
The Real Texas is an action adventure game that plays like a mashup of Zelda: Link to the Past and Ultima VI.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing

Long Live The Queen

1.0 (1 Jun 2012)
Being a Princess is not an easy job.
Genre: Text Based / Visual Novel, Role-playing


FOnline is a client-server isometric game engine, intended for developing multiplayer and singleplayer games.
Genre: MMO, Role-playing, Action

Defender's Quest : Valley of the Forgotten

1.0.21 (10 Sep 2012)
Defender's Quest is a fun, fast-paced Tower Defense / RPG that cuts out the fluff.
Genre: Strategy, Role-playing

Super Office Stress

Super Office Stress is an action roguelike (yes!) where you have to climb your way to the top of big corporation.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing, Action