This Isn't An Operating System, It's An RPG

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In Kingsway, Andrew Morrish’s upcoming PC role-playing game, monsters are pop-ups, quests are emails and your backpack is a cluttered file folder. That’s right, it’s an OSRPG.

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Coming to PC later this year via Adult Swim games, Kingsway is a role-playing adventure that takes the form of the Kingsway Operating System, which is basically a primitive Windows/MacOS for the monster-slaying set. Travel the King’s land via World Navigator window, slaying monsters as they pop up on your desktop. Drag-and-drop windows to your heart’s content.

Should probably hit that avoid button really soon.
Should probably hit that avoid button really soon.
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It’s all about customizing the desktop to best optimize your workflow. Saving the world from a hideous monster that threatens to blot out the sun is just one of the benefits of being a well-organized worker.

Check out the trailer for Kingsway below. It’s kind of brilliant.

I just hope there’s a “Tile All Windows” button.

Illustration for article titled This Isnt An Operating System, Its An RPG

Kingsway is coming to PC later this year.

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makerofthegames
makerofthegames

This reminds me a bit of the somehow-forgotten 1993 Bungie first-person-shooter/survival-horror game Pathways Into Darkness.

It was on the Mac, and for whatever reason, the interface was spread across multiple windows. There was no HUD in the 3D window - your health was in another window. Your inventory was a window. Dialogue was done in a window (and it actually used a text parser - forget Bioware’s or Telltale’s dialog wheels, you actually typed out sentences!).

The game is weird and honestly not all that good, but it had ideas, and it’s from fricken Bungie so I’m surprised that nobody seems to have heard of it whenever I talk about it.