Stone Story RPG by Martian Rex is an RPG in a dark and ominous world, animated entirely in ASCII symbols. Together with Michael Stein, I contributed a part to the German translation of the game. The game is now available in Early Access on Steam.
“The game takes elements from various genres and repackages them into a wholly unique experience. One of Stone Story’s defining mechanics is that you have no direct control of the player character, as an A.I. does all the exploring, combat and looting. That doesn’t mean this is an idle game. Potions and special abilities are maximized by good timing. Boss fights are intense, requiring quick item swaps if the boss changes patterns.Your natural curiosity will be your greatest tool as you delve into the game and discover there’s more beneath its deceptively simple surface.”