The NPC's Tale

The NPC's Tale gives players a behind-the-scenes look at what life is like for your average RPG-adventure game shopkeeper trying to run a business in his own unique way. Having set up shop right outside a castle constantly being explored by reckless adventurers, the shopkeeper often sells weapons and armor to these wannabe heroes. When these characters are inevitably killed by the castle's monsters, the shopkeeper steps in to clean up the mess in his own seedy way. Play as this ethically questionable protagonist as you look for anything the departed adventurers left behind. Repair equipment that you find in pieces, restock it in your shop, and profit! Be sure to avoid the monsters along the way. Move the shopkeeper with the arrow keys or A and D. Use the up arrow or W to jump. (Double-jumping is possible.) If you run across a body, press and hold E to reveal any loot that the deceased hero left behind. Approach a piece of equipment and press E again to grab it. (Press R to drop anything you've already picked up.) If you find all pieces of any one item, you can drop it off in your shop and collect the resulting gold. If you see a monster, you can't fight back, so RUN!
Jam year: 
MS Windows, Mac OS X, Linux / Unix
Tools and Technologies: 
Unity (any product)

Lara Alley: Art Lead/Visuals

Hazel Arroyo: Design, Programming

Molly Eisenback: Design, Programming

Mitchell Loewen: Design, Programming

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Game Tags: 
Side Scroller
Third Person