Role-playing

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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Shadowrun Returns

Steam only (30 Oct 2013)
The year is 2054. Magic has returned to the world, awakening powerful creatures of myth and legend.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing, Turn-based

Heldric - The legend of the shoemaker

1.2.5276 (17 Apr 2014)
Do you enjoy hack-n-slash but longed for a bit more? Maybe you like tower defense games but find them a bit boring? Heldric is a unique...
Genre: Action, Role-playing

Saturday Morning RPG

Saturday Morning RPG is an episodic role-playing game set in world heavily inspired by 1980s Saturday morning cartoons.
Genre: Role-playing, Turn-based

Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead

0.A.2 (2 Mar 2014)
Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead (aka Cataclysm DDA or CataDDA) is an open source roguelike set in a post-apocalyptic and fictional New England.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Wander

Beta
Wander is a collaborative, non-combat, non-competitive game focused on exploration and joy.
Genre: MMO, Role-playing, Social

Dark Matter

Release (17 Oct 2013)
Dark Matter is a 2.5D side-scrolling survival horror game, set in a derelict spaceship besieged by a sinister alien presence, and infested...
Genre: Role-playing, Shooter

The Bard's Tale

Release (17 Jun 2005)
The Bard's Tale is the modern interpretation of the original Bard's Tale, the grandfather of all role-playing games, by its original...
Genre: Action, Role-playing

Bionic Dues

(8 Oct 2013)
Bionic Dues is a tactical, turn-based roguelite with mech customization.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing, Strategy, Turn-based

Discoverie

1.0 (17 Aug 2013)
Discoverie is a First Person Roguelike developed in 7 days for 7DFPS 2013.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Heroes of Umbra

frequently updated (31 Aug 2013)
Heroes of Umbra is a 2D side-scrolling online RPG in-progress that plays similar to side-scrolling RPGs like MapleStory and Castlevania.
Genre: MMO, Platform, Role-playing

Iesabel

Release (15 Sep 2013)
In the times of darkness, only the mightiest of heroes can save the world.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Elliot Quest

0.05 (31 Aug 2013)
Elliot Quest is an adventure / exploration Zelda style game.
Genre: Adventure, Platform, Role-playing