devious1There are a ton of turn-based RPGs on Kickstarter and IndieGogo, each with the clearly set goal of bringing classic RPG elements into the modern age of computers and stuff. Each one of these, as you may have noticed, doesn’t do much to revolutionize much of anything. The landscape of gaming hasn’t changed quite yet, and many of these dime-a-dozen RPGs don’t amount to much of anything, but there’s always hope. Now, I’m not saying Devious is going to change the world, but it might just be worth a look with its slick look and interesting choice of locale. Devious has heart.

devious3I went to Devious’ IndieGogo page expecting a lot of the same stuff I’ve been seeing for months on end, but what I found was something a little more charming and worthwhile than I had bargained for. The art style goes form being an adorable and charming chibi in the overworld to a more detailed anime style during the tactical turn-based battle sequences. Devious focuses on storyline and balanced gameplay, as all good RPGs should, but the difference here comes in the charm that Devious has. It’s hard to explain.

devious2If you’d like to check Devious out for yourself, I strongly encourage you to go over to IndieGogo and see if this project is worth backing. Spread the word, read about the game, check out reward tiers, stretch goals, and more. You can even get a sneak peek at the overarching storyline (no spoilers!) and take a look at some adorable concept art for the game.  Once you’re done there you can head over to Steam and vote for Devious on Steam Greenlight if you feel so inclined.


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Nathaniel Liles
Nathaniel Liles is a freelance writer, writing major, and indie musician based in Southern Indiana. While procrastinating or avoiding real-world responsibility, Nathaniel enjoys playing rhythm games, action RPGs, and very colorful games with many bright, flashing lights. You can listen to Nathaniel sing songs or download his music for free at
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