We’re all for big budget games here at Dabs.com, and like nothing better than hooking up a fully tricked out PC to run the latest highly polished FPS or processor hungry Total War installment. Yet, occasionally, a low budget indie game gets into our sub-conscious and it can take weeks before we can even think about mainstream games. I for one have been hooked on Minecraft for about 6 months now, so it’s no surprise that this week’s pick for Indie Game of the Week has to be Realm of the Mad God, another beautifully pixelated adventure, but this time with wizards, Orcs, and a some frantic point and shoot gameplay.
Realm of the Mad God is a cross between RPG and multiplayer elements taken from the likes of World of Warcraft and Everquest, the graphics and character of the old Zelda games, and combat mechanics taken from the classic (and simply superb) Cannon Fodder from years gone by. Questing through dungeons with other players is a joy, collecting new items and weapons is, as always for an RPG, a total hook, and the sheer simplicity of the combat (WASD for movement, mouse for aiming and shooting) keeps a player exploring dungeons and fighting through hordes of enemies. I picked up on this game earlier this week and have found myself coming back for more, so it’s definitely one to have a go at. Whilst the opening training mission is a little dull, it is mercilessly short and quickly spits you out onto a beach overlooked by a forest, ready to start your quest.
Take a look at the review by MMOHuts:
Let me know what you guys think. Next week we’ll be posting another Indie game of the week, so stay tuned. Or logged on, or whatever.
Update: Now available on Steam as a free to play title. Official site here.