As the smoke clears from E3 a few games I missed are becoming a bit more visible and I learned about one today from Klei Entertainment. Griftlands is a beautiful 2D RPG that looks to blend up elements of Borderlands, Banner Saga and old school RPG's like Final Fantasy to build an interesting.. rogue-like? I can't tell entirely if the game is a rogue-like or it's a standard story based RPG where you can choose a different starting character like Dragon Age: Origins.

Jim Guthrie is doing the music for Griftlands kicking my interest in it up a notch or two. Speaking of the music if Jim... if you are a fan and interested in getting more of his music in a nifty Collectors package he is gearing up to release a Cassette Box Sampler of 7 of his classic albums Sword & Sworcery, Indie Game: The Movie and some of his own Indie rock albums such as "Takes Time." If you are interested you can pre-order the sampler below on Bandcamp.

Griftlands is scheduled to launch early 2018 and i'm curious to hear what you think about it in the comments!

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 06/20/2017 at 06:54pm

I can't tell much from the trailer other than this looks beautiful. We'll have to keep an eye on this one!

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 06/20/2017 at 10:40pm

It looks like it might be interesting, but like Adam said, there's not much to tell about the game from the trailer. I can see the Borderlands similarity.

I've played Don't Starve a bit, still kind of want to. They released another expansion for it that I haven't tried (it's at sea).

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/21/2017 at 12:57am

I don't see Borderlands or Banner Saga, but it does look like an interesting, beautiful, and hopefully innovative RPG. Love that Klei art!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/21/2017 at 04:02am

> I don't see Borderlands

I see a few things that sort of remind me of Borderlands but mainly it's the dystopian treasure hunter vibe and some of the art just reminds me of it slightly like:

1. Trailer timecode: 0:12

> Banner Saga

Obviously there are not on parity with each other, but the overall style and such just kind of brings me to think of it. A few of the characters I saw in the trailer sort of reminded me of the people with horns in Banner Saga. Again not a one to one, just a thought I had while I watched it.

I like the Klei art too!

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