Telepath RPG: Servants of God is a hybrid western RPG / strategy RPG set in a unique Middle Eastern steampunk fantasy setting.
The government has just been overthrown by its own armed forces, acting under the sway of a religious group known as "The Cult." You and your parents are thrown into prison when they run for elected office against the wishes of the new theocracy. With the help of psychic powers and a few allies, you must escape, save your parents, remove the Cult's hold on power, and restore representative democracy to your homeland.
Telepath RPG: Servants of God features:
- Tactical turn-based combat where positioning and planning are key
- Branching dialog and quests with multiple endings
- Different races and factions, each with its own agenda
- Dozens of different psychic and physical abilities to manipulate and decimate your enemies
- A variety of characters that you can choose to recruit, grow close with or alienate
- Lasting consequences for the choices you make throughout the game
- A thoughtful narrative about the nature of the mind and the existence or non-existence of God
“I am honestly surprised by the amount of dialogue in Telepath RPG, and at how well it is presented. Ideas are explored that most games ignore, such as how it feels to take someone’s life and how it is represented inside the mind.”
–Rick B., Indie Theory
“It’s a solid SRPG with a compelling story that should win over traditional tabletop wargamers, as well as anyone who enjoyed Disgaea or Final Fantasy Tactics…. Small strategic details like flank attacks and ranged weapon usage are exactly right. The conflict that drives the game is worldly and political, but the main character’s quest is a personal one about family. There’s even an in-game explanation for why you’re able to see the position of every fighter on the battlefield, which is a detail that isn’t usually addressed in an SRPG of any type or setting. What’s most inspiring about the game is the novelty of the setting, which never seems to wear itself out.”
–The Indie Mine
“I played on Normal difficulty in the demo and even early on the combat design and enemy AI was challenging enough that I was rewarded for thinking ahead a few turns and paying attention to tactical aspects like flanking and unit direction….Narratively speaking the writing seems very good so far, and it’s clear that a lot of work went into characterization (as evidenced by the voice actor interviews on the developer’s YouTube channel) as well as the game’s intriguing and original Middle Eastern/Steampunk setting.“
“At heart, it’s a turn-based tactical RPG that feels like what a game of chess would be like if each piece had a big character sheet of RPG stats to take into consideration. Stern must have played a lot of Shining Force and Final Fantasy Tactics as a kid, as he knows how to exploit the mechanics of this kind of combat to demand strategic and thoughtful thinking from the player.”
–George Weidman, TruePCGaming
“You’ll complete various quests on a tree, with different quests and their outcomes having varying effects on the ending. Bringing in a real moral element, the choices that you make throughout the game will affect your experience later on.”
–Brandy Shaul, GameZebo
You will need Adobe AIR to run the installer: http://get.adobe.com/air/
Extra voice-overs are contained in a separate zip file, available here: http://www.sinisterdesign.net/Downloads/TSoGExtraDialog.zip
Unzip them into the game’s install folder to get whatever voice-overs aren’t installed automatically by AIR.
1 GHz Processor
512 MB of RAM