Do you like Diablo? This is a game for you!
If you are an old school gamer and like those turn of the century computer games (I mean late 1990’s to early 2000’s) such as the DIABLO series, then I think you are going to LOVE the game Flare RPG. Flare is an open source, 2D single-player Action-RPG that allows you to roam freely through a unique world, full with surprises and adventure. It is an isometric game, inspired by the classics in many ways: a challenging environment to explore, choices with consequences, and a simple but versatile rulesystem enabling endless ways to develop your character.
You can find FLARE available in the Ubuntu Software Center. On Ubuntu 16.04 it will be just the basic Flare RPG 0.19 version. Its playable and fun. Version 0.19 is the alpha demo made by the Flare team. There are a handful of maps with a few small quests. It is bundled with the Flare engine up until version 0.19.
If you like the game so far, you’ll want the new mod version that came out recently named the Empyrean Campaign (Flare 1.06). 4 years in the making, and finally complete last month, Flare RPG the Empyrean Campaign is complete. This game will run on anything, there are builds for any flavor of OS or set up – Windows, Linux, phones. Even runs on a Raspberry Pi.
Its very much a complete game, and will 100% bring back those good Diablo quest feelings. Tons of side quests in the included campaign, or you can power thru 1 role in about 10-20 hours. If you like it harder, you can play with permadeath. Good music, sound, a variety of skills and weapons and magic. Plenty of baddies to kill. Fun to replay with other roles.
The NEW Flare 1.06 game is available to download in the Software Center (Ubuntu 18.04). You can also check out the game here:
If you are still running Ubuntu 16.04 (like I am) and want to play the newest version you will want to download the game from the download page here: http://flarerpg.org/index.php/download/
Download the first option under linux. Extract the files to where-ever you want on your computer and you should now have a folder “flare-v1.06”. Go into that folder and right click the flare.sh file, go to properties, permissions and allow it to execute as a program. Clicking the flare.sh file works for me to start the game, but you may need to drag the file into a terminal window and then press enter to start it up in Ubuntu 16.04. If you know of an easier way let us know! The easiest way to play this newest version is to install it through Ubuntu 18.04… so maybe its time to upgrade your Ubuntu!
Its a fun game that will keep you busy for hours. OK 20 hours later….
So how was Flare RPG??? Do you want MORE?? For only $8 you can get a very polished & nice looking fork of Flare RPG named Exiled Kingdoms over on Steam…
Word is it is much bigger and lots more to do than the original Flare RPG. Check it out and have fun!