Mobile game developer, Raindead, has announced the release of Knights of San Francisco on Android and iOS. Knights of San Francisco is a text-driven RPG set in the remains of the ancient city of San Francisco and is available for just $2.99. A trailer below shows more of the game and some of the situations players will find themselves in.
As mentioned above, Knights of San Francisco takes place in the remnants of the city of San Francisco, an ancient city ruined by the eons that have passed. Taking the role of a young necromancer, players will explore these remains, raise the dead and experience dynamic combat.
Knights of San Francisco includes a minimalist black-and-white art style and a storyline that will make older gamers remember fondly the adventures of old despite being much closer to traditional tabletop RPGs.
The game features:
- Dynamic combat that allows players to cleave off individual body parts.
- Every action has consequences and one mistake could cost an ally in the party…. or worse.
- Plenty of text that is automatically generated. The game’s world continues without the player.
- Automatic saving and no loading screens allow players to jump straight in.
- A Natural Language Generation (NLG) explains what’s happening every step of the way.
“In Knights of San Francisco, I follow what I call ‘social change through escapism. I see two types of games. One type goes for pure fun (e.g., Doom). The other focuses on surfacing important topics (e.g., Depression Quest). It’s rare to see entertainment that lets the audience have escapist fun and at the same time become aware of a deeper message. It’s okay if that message only reaches about one percent of the audience; what matters is that the message is there – and that it can be decoded if so chosen. The whole game is a modern version of the medieval vanitas, except it’s wrapped in a fantasy romp.” said Filip Hráček, founder of Raindead.
Knights of San Francisco is available on Google Play and the App Store for $2.99 and includes no ads or in-app purchases.