Fans of fantasy adventures with a little retro flair need wait no longer for their next fix, as Rogue Quest: The Vault of the Lost Tyrant has just been launched for PC.
Rogue Quest tells the story of Cassandra Nech, member of the “renowned Rogue's Guild, which gathers adventurers and treasure hunters – the most skilled, the bravest, the most resourceful ever.” Cassandra, “armed with her trusty crossbow, Antoinette,” is on the hunt for treasure belonging to a long-forgotten warlord known as the Sea Tyrant. Normally this would be an “easy task to one like her,” but perhaps not so easy this time around, as it turns out that someone else is also searching for the Sea Tyrant’s loot, and “something dangerous could be hiding in those ancient caves. Something dark and... terrible!”
Rogue Quest began as a freeware series from Expera Game Studio, but The Vault of the Lost Tyrant represents the indie Italian developer’s first commercial installment. The game promises a “funny, adventurous and original story,” retro-style pixel art graphics, and an in-game hint system (but no pixel hunting). The initial gameplay trailer also hints at a variety of puzzles, including logic and inventory types.
Rogue Quest: The Vault of the Lost Tyrant has been released today on Steam for Windows PC download. And if you’d like to see where it all began, you can still check out its two freeware predecessors at the developer’s website.