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Pocket PC RPG The Quest Now on Steam Greenlight

The Quest Steam version

The Quest is an oldschool open-world first person dungeon crawler first released for Pocket PC and PalmOS in 2008.

The game received some attention for its fairly complex (especially for a mobile/PDA game) mechanics and a non-linear storyline (mutually exclusive subquests, people treating you differently based on your race and generally a lot of choice and consequences). The game was later ported to iOS, on which it was most popular, and received numerous expansion packs, some of which started as a fanmade mods.

A few days ago, The Quest arrived to Steam Greenlight. Apparently, the Steam version will be different from a direct PC port of the original game that is available on the developer’s website – Redshift promises that this version is going to feature ‘brand new high resolution graphics’ (the old PC version doesn’t go beyond 800×600).

Redshift is also planning to bring the new version of the game to GOG and to make an iPad-exclusive mobile release based on the same graphics. The comparison between the PPC/iOS versions and PC/iPad ones can be seen on the developer’s forum.

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6 comments
  1. Mea K
    Mea K
    December 6, 2015 at 10:45 am

    > Game’s only strength is that it’s somewhat impressive for the limited hardware it’s on
    > “Let’s port it to PC where it has to compete with the likes of The Witcher 3!”

  2. Maciej Miszczyk
    Maciej Miszczyk
    December 6, 2015 at 10:51 am

    I wouldn’t say that an indie dungeon crawler is going to compete with The Witcher 3. PC is full of indie games which could easily run on weaker hardware and there’s really nothing wrong with that.

    now, I have no idea if The Quest is good because I didn’t play it – but the fact that PC is not only for AAA is its strength, not its weakness.

  3. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    December 6, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Its a really fun dungeon crawler, if they sell it for like 5 dollars it will be worth it.

    -Excellent art
    -Gameplay depth
    -Big open world
    -Lotsa dungeons
    -Batshit insane lore

    The games were supposed be on PC(the devs older games are) but they released it on mobile to get a bigger audience, being one of the first RPGs on iOS and a damn good one at that it got a dedicated fanbase.

    Nice meem arrows by the way.

  4. Carl B.
    Carl B.
    December 6, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Looks incredibly similar to Might & Magic.

  5. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    December 6, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Its pretty much Might and Magic lite

  6. amandachen
    amandachen
    December 6, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Was gonna make a Village People joke.