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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Salem

Closed Beta (21 Dec 2012)
Salem is set in a fantastical New England and offers free form massively multiplayer gameplay in a persistent, mutable and online world.
Genre: MMO, Role-playing

Windward

Beta (15 Dec 2012)
Windward is a fast-paced naval combat game set in the fantasy time period similar to the mid-17th century.
Genre: Action, Naval, Role-playing

Ancient Beast

0.2 (15 Jun 2013)
Ancient Beast is a turn based strategy game played online against other people, featuring a wide variety of items and creatures to...
Genre: Arcade, Beat 'Em Up, Card game, Role-playing, Strategy, Turn-based

Dungeon Defenders

Steam only (20 Dec 2012)
Dungeon Defenders is a Tower Defense Action-RPG where you must save the land of Etheria from an Ancient Evil! Create a hero from one...
Genre: Role-playing, Strategy

Legends of Aethereus

(26 Jul 2013)
Legends of Aethereus is a high action, low fantasy RPG with four player co-op, a variety of PvP game types and a full single player...
Genre: MMO, Role-playing

Arcane Legends

1.0 (27 Nov 2012)
Arcane Legends is a FREE online, multiplayer, fantasy adventure and 3D Massively-Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG).
Genre: MMO, Role-playing

Dark Legends

frequently updated
Dark Legends is a vampire horror adventure and 3D Massively-Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG).
Genre: MMO, Roguelike, Role-playing

Urban Galaxy

Open Beta (24 Dec 2013)
Urban Galaxy takes place on Anassin, capital city of the domain called “Dual Solar Empire”, located on planet Cotricon.
Genre: MMO, Role-playing

Anodyne

Release (4 Feb 2013)
Anodyne is a 2D, topdown adventure game where you explore dungeons and landscapes in the dream world of the a human named Young.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing

Cataclysm

Git
It is the day after tomorrow, humanity is dying, and the zombie race is taking over the land.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Torchlight

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: Action, Roguelike, Role-playing

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: Role-playing, Text Based / Visual Novel