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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Island Forge

Island Forge is the brand-new (yet old-school) storytelling MMORPG that's all about player-created content.
Genre: MMO, Role-playing, Social

Avadon: The Black Fortress

1.0 (19 Mar 2012)
Avadon: The Black Fortress is the RPG fantasy saga from Jeff Vogel's Spiderweb Software, an indie studio well-known for sprawling experiences...
Genre: Role-playing

Rijn the Specpyre in... Manor of the Damned

1.0 (18 Mar 2012)
You play a destitute wandering vampyre who agrees to help a rid a village of a raiding specpyre family.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Loren the Amazon Princess

1.0 (3 May 2012)
Queen Karen has disappeared! Join the Amazon Princess Loren in her journey to find what happened to her mother.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing, Text Based / Visual Novel, Turn-based

Bastion

1.0 (31 May 2012)
Bastion is an action role-playing experience that redefines storytelling in games, with a reactive narrator who marks your every move.
Genre: Action, Role-playing

Zelda Classic

Rev. 1402 (1 Jul 2011)
Zelda Classic is a tribute to (what we think is) the greatest video game of all time: Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing

Will Fight for Food

1.0 (9 Apr 2012)
Will Fight for Food is a Role Playing Brawler where you control Jared, a wrestler whose career took a nosedive after losing in a WFF tournament.
Genre: Arcade, Beat 'Em Up, Role-playing

3089

1.3.3 (13 Dec 2012)
3089 is a futuristic, procedurally generated, open-world action role-playing game.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Roguelike, Role-playing, Shooter, Stealth

Epic Inventor

1.0 (30 Apr 2012)
Epic Inventor combines side-scroller, RPG and RTS elements into one random ball of Epic!
Genre: Arcade, Platform, Role-playing, Strategy

Brogue

1.7.3 (11 Sep 2013)
Brogue is a Roguelike game for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux by Brian Walker.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Wizorb

1.0.1 (10 Apr 2011)
The once peaceful Kingdom of Gorudo is threatened by an evil presence.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing

Towns

by SMP
14c (2 Apr 2014)
Towns brings a fresh new take on the citybuilding/management genre by introducing many RPG features.
Genre: Construction and management, Role-playing, Strategy