Role-playing

Role-playing video games (commonly referred to as role-playing games or RPGs, as well as computer RPGs or CRPGs) are a video game genre where the player controls the actions of a protagonist (or several adventuring party members) immersed in a fictional world. Many role-playing video games have origins in pen-and-paper role-playing games(such as Dungeons & Dragons) and use much of the same terminology, settings and game mechanics. Other major similarities with pen-and-paper games include developed story-telling and narrative elements, player character development, complexity, as well as replayability and immersion. The electronic medium removes the necessity for a gamemaster and increases combat resolution speed. RPGs have evolved from simple text-based console-window games into visually rich 3D experiences. A common criteria for whether a game is an "RPG" is whether the game has a complex storyline, and whether the character goes through different places, fighting bosses and communicating with both friends and enemies. Read the full article at the Wikipedia.

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Dungeon of Elements

1.3.1 (15 Oct 2013)
Dungeon of Elements is an RPG dungeon crawler with combat inspired by some of our favorite classic puzzle games like Dr.
Genre: Puzzle, Strategy, Role-playing

Expeditions: Conquistador

Expeditions: Conquistador is a tactical roleplaying game with a touch of strategic resource management and a pinch of choose-your-own-adventure.
Genre: Role-playing

Costume Quest

(7 May 2013)
Costume Quest is a Halloween adventure from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing

Salvation Prophecy

Salvation Prophecy is a military space epic.
Genre: Shooter, Role-playing, Action

Chasm

Tech Demo
Chasm is a 2D Action-RPG Platformer currently in development for Windows, Mac, & Linux.
Genre: Platform, Role-playing, Action

Zigfrak

1.14
When the Xenoid threat was discovered, human society was thrust into an era of martial law.
Genre: Shooter, Role-playing

Legend of Dungeon

Release (13 Sep 2013)
Legend of Dungeon is a randomly generated action RPG Beat'em'up with heavy Rogue-like elements, striking visuals, and dynamic music.
Genre: Beat 'Em Up, Role-playing

The Castle Doctrine

It's 1991, and things are bad. You're a guy with a wife, two kids, and a house.
Genre: MMO, Role-playing

UnReal World RPG

3.19 (26 Sep 2014)
UnReal World, or UrW, is a unique graphical RPG taking place in the Far North long, long ago.
Genre: Turn-based, Adventure, Role-playing

Delver

Delver is a first person hack-and-slash game in development for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android devices.
Genre: Role-playing

Relics of Annorath

frequently updated
Relics of Annorath is a MMORPG that uses the Unigine Engine.
Genre: MMO, Role-playing

Legend of Grimrock

(21 Dec 2012)
Legend of Grimrock is a dungeon crawling role playing game with an oldschool heart but a modern execution.
Genre: Role-playing