Factsheet

Developer:
Martian Rex
Based in San Mateo, California

Release date:
Unannounced

Platforms:
PC / Mac / Linux / iOS / Android

Website:
StoneStoryRPG.com

Description

In a realm of perpetual evil, a single stone could change everything. Stone Story is a western RPG where you don't control the main character directly. You tell it which items to wield and what location to explore and an artificial intelligence takes care of all the combat and looting. That doesn't mean this is an idle game. Potions and special abilities are maximized by good timing, while boss fights can require quick item swaps if their patterns change.

The game is instantly recognizable by its unique visuals. Its characters, environments and items are all richly animated in plain text. In this ASCII style, the artwork is constructed entirely of keyboard symbols, such as parenthesis, hyphens and commas. Lead designer Gabriel Santos developed the style while inspired by artwork from the late 90s.

History

Since its genesis in 2014, Stone Story has received a warm response--selected as a finalist at IndieCade 2016 and approved by the community on Steam Greenlight in only 20 days. It will be shown at PAX East, Boston, March 10-12. As the game is not yet public, this is an opportunity for many gamers to experience Stone Story hands-on.

Features

  • 8 unique locations to explore.
  • 8 epic boss fights.
  • An expansive loot system with crafting.
  • Mind-blowing cinematics.
  • All animated in plain text ASCII style.

Videos

Trailer YouTube


Images

sightstone_vfx_2.gif
screen_sliding.gif
shield_rotation.gif
waterfall_2c.gif
new_spiders.gif
epic_snail_walk.gif
unicorn_mount.gif
item_select_ui_2.gif
hummingbird_mount.gif
whirlwind_wand.gif
tentacle.gif
xyloalgus_camera_shake.gif
item_details_ss.png
epic_snail_attack.gif
stone_story_logo_new.png
skeleton_boss_breathing.gif
mushroom_shop.gif
treasure_chest_20fps.gif
finalist2016 (1).png
ranting_tree_rework.png
bronze_guardian_attack.gif
spider_boss_before_n_after.png
circle_aura_03.gif
tree_idle.gif
flesh_scarab_walk.gif
angry_shroom.gif
cross_deadwood_canoe.gif
lightning_vfx_2.gif
serpent_mount.gif
new_sight_stone.png
acolyte_ritual.gif
crypt_shop.png
undead_catacomb_intro_2.gif
bronze_gate_wide.png
anvil_craft_30fps.gif

Awards & Recognition

  • "IndieCade Finalist 2016" 16 October, 2016

Development Blog
Follow development each step of the way at StoneStoryRPG.com.


About Martian Rex

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Martian Rex makes fun, experimental games with a focus on intuitive user experience.

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