Knights of San Francisco

4.7
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Everyone 10+
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About this game

Things to know before you buy:

* This is a short game: about 90 minutes.
* The background music is anything but medieval. This is by design.
* It’s all a bit weird.

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Explore what remains of the ancient city of San Francisco and experience dynamic combat in this RPG text game.

What if goblins, ogres, and dragons weren't imagined? What if our ancestors were, unwittingly, foretelling the future? Find yourself in that future, centuries from now, among the ruins of what was once the 21st century – where these terrifying creatures roam freely…

Heavily inspired by modern tabletop RPGs like Dungeon World, this game puts you in the shoes of a young necromancer on a quest. Battle monsters, raise the dead, and explore what remains of the ancient city of San Francisco.

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Features:

* Dynamic Combat: Simulated to the level of individual body parts. Cleave off someone’s leg, take it, and bash it over their head! A Natural Language Generation system explains what's happening to you in plain English.

* Make Your Choices with Caution: Every action has consequences! Make a mistake in battle and you could lose recruits in your party.

* A Living, Breathing World: Lots of the text isn't pre-written, but generated. The world continues on without you.

* Quick Gameplay: Hop right into the fray! Experience automatic saving and no loading screens.

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This game is a labor of love of a single writer-programmer, Filip Hracek, and a single illustrator, Alec Webb. It is relatively short, and can be finished in about 90 minutes.

The gameplay is closer to tabletop role playing games than to traditional computer RPGs. Instead of presenting you with numbers and graphics, the game tells you what's happening, the same way a dungeon master would. Things are still meticulously tracked in the background, but there are no big tables to look at or tactical maps to read.
Updated on
Oct 5, 2022

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Ratings and reviews

4.7
4.76K reviews
Primordial Being
January 30, 2024
This game is incredibly well thought out as a short experience. l loved the story & music. The combat system is a bit easy to figure out, but it is still fun to choose very descriptive actions for combat. The sanity system was interesting, although I never found a way to replenish it. The stamina system was also nice, but usually rolls were never bad enough to get below 3 stamina. My largest complaint is that the game simply isn't large enough. I hope this developer makes larger games like this
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Connor Ambrosino
January 29, 2024
Great game for the short time it gives you, but the gameplay starts to feel a bit static towards the end, and the fairly linear choices you make limit replayability. The shortness of the game mixed with the lack of choice freedom dont make it very memorable. However it does have good enough writing to remember the story after playing, and had me wishing for more as it does end abruptly. The UI is satisfying. Good experience, but a brief one.
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Blocky Orbits
December 6, 2023
Really great. A bit short, but I hope the creator makes more games with combat like this in the future. It's also a bit easy, but sometimes that's refreshing in a game like this. If I can recommend something, perhaps it's a difficulty setting. It might also not be what the creator wants to do, but I can't help wanting an open-map rpg game that's set up like this. Great experience.
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What's new

General update to make the game in line with latest Android standards. No change in gameplay.