Knights of San Francisco is an upcoming text-based RPG that has been described by the developer as 'Skyrim in text' and sees you taking on the role of a young necromancer as they explore the ancient ruins of the titular city. It will be heading for iOS and Android on May 4th.
The game takes place in a far distant future where it turns out that mentions of goblins, ogres and dragons were actually premonitions rather than people's imagination. It has been developed by Filip Hracek, and Alec Webb has provided minimalist, black and white illustrations. You can check out the art and some gameplay in the embedded video below.
It draws inspiration from modern tabletop RPGs, including the likes of Dungeon World and Dungeons & Dragons 5E. However, you won't find yourself spending hours upon hours in Knights of San Francisco since the developer says the game will only take around 90 minutes to beat but will provide more memorable experiences than most games. Bold claims, indeed.
The combat promises to be dynamic, allowing you to cut off an enemies leg before beating them to death with it. However, you will still have to make your choices wisely since one wrong move could cost you a member of your party.
Though the game is text-based, the developer insists that a majority of the lines aren't pre-written. Instead, it is generated as you progress through the game. This potentially gives Knights of San Francisco decent replay value since you will be able to play through multiple adventures with different encounters each time. If you're interested in learning more about the game, check out Hracek's blog post about his design process.
Knights of San Francisco will be available on the App Store and Google Play on May 4th. It will be a premium title that costs $2.99.Looking for more RPGs to play on your phone? Here are 25 of the best available for iPhone and iPad