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Guardian Saga (Retro 2D RPG) - Coming Soon -

06-12-2011, 10:38 PM
#1
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Guardian Saga (Retro 2D RPG) - Coming Soon -

Hello all,

I'm very pleased to announce Guardian Saga, first game from 9th Bit Games.

Guardian Saga is a retro 2D roleplaying game for iPhone/iPod Touch. The game is influenced by Nintendo era RPGs and has a authentic retro feel.

My brother and I have been developing the game over a 3 month period. The design was born by our desire to recapture the feeling of playing our first RPGs when we were younger. Everything from the graphics to sound to the user interface was created to invoke that feeling of nostalgia while inserting the appropriate level of "modern sensibilities" (you won't find an outrageous amount of grinding that was so typical of old RPGs).


Features:
- Old school look and feel
- First person, turn-based battles
- 5 exciting dungeons, and plenty of optional dungeons filled with powerful equipment
- Retro 2D graphics, and hand drawn enemies.
- Nostalgic chip-tune music and sound effects.
- English and Japanese localization.
- Quick save feature for gaming on the go!

Gameplay Trailer:

Youtube link | Pop Up


Screenshots:
















We're really close to finishing things up, and expect to be submitting to Apple in two weeks. We're extremely excited about the game and we hope you all will enjoy the game as much as we do.

I'll be providing further updates to this thread over the next couple weeks with new screenshots and videos, so please check back often!

Last edited by 9thBit; 07-23-2011 at 08:43 PM.
06-12-2011, 10:47 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,494
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Originally Posted by 9thBit View Post
We're really close to finishing things up, and expect to be submitting to Apple in two weeks. We're extremely excited about the game and we hope you all will enjoy the game as much as we do.
Wow... this game looks like a home run; if it plays anything like it looks I've got it at the top of my most anticipated games list. Glad to see more turn based RPG material on App Store. Good luck with the submission and sales. This looks top notch.

With nice homage details like the window design and artwork this is obviously made by someone with a good working knowledge of classic RPGs. Just looking at these screenshots brings me back to the "good old days" of NES RPGs.

Last edited by undeadcow; 06-13-2011 at 04:03 PM.

06-13-2011, 01:40 AM
#3
Nice. This game looks great. I'm tired of all the samey Action RPGs on the Appstore. I welcome more turn based fare.
06-13-2011, 04:21 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2010
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Originally Posted by V3RMILLION View Post
Nice. This game looks great. I'm tired of all the samey Action RPGs on the Appstore. I welcome more turn based fare.
You and me both bro.

I love retro, pixel art games
Love RPG's
Love classic turn-based style
Love iOS gaming

Mmm, looks like I might lurrrve Guardian Saga huh!

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06-13-2011, 04:42 AM
#5
Wow, another old school RPG game, love it! How long is the game play? Cheers!!!
06-13-2011, 06:23 AM
#6
Love the retro look of this hope to see more soon.
06-13-2011, 03:47 PM
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Joined: May 2011
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Thanks for the positive feedback! I'm glad to see there's still plenty of fans of old school turn-based RPGs.

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Originally Posted by Iljimae View Post
How long is the game play? Cheers!!!
My fastest playthrough was about 6 hours. Average playtime is probably around 7-8 hours. Longer if you explore the extra dungeons, hit the level cap, and collect the best gear.
06-13-2011, 04:53 PM
#8
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 4
look great! good work!
06-13-2011, 05:17 PM
#9
Joined: Jun 2011
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this is what true rpg gamers want we care about gameplay not all these over the top graphics and 3D and movie cut scenes bring back that old dragon warrior style
06-13-2011, 05:25 PM
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Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 230
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Originally Posted by dreadnok View Post
this is what true rpg gamers want we care about gameplay not all these over the top graphics and 3D and movie cut scenes bring back that old dragon warrior style
Oh come on. Imagine how much more you would enjoy Dragon Warrior if it had amazing 3d graphics and cutscenes.
Unless you're really that big of a sucker for nostalgia.