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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FTL: Faster Than Light

1.0 (14 Sep 2012)
In FTL you experience the atmosphere of running a spaceship trying to save the galaxy.
Genre: Roguelike, Strategy, Role-playing, Simulation

Valyria Tear

1.0 (4 Sep 2014)
Valyria Tear is an open-source single-player medieval-fantasy 2D J-RPG based on an extended Hero of Allacrost engine and inspired by...
Genre: Role-playing

The Real Texas

1.0 (15 Jun 2012)
The Real Texas is an action adventure game that plays like a mashup of Zelda: Link to the Past and Ultima VI.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing

Long Live The Queen

1.0 (1 Jun 2012)
Being a Princess is not an easy job.
Genre: Text Based / Visual Novel, Role-playing

Defender's Quest : Valley of the Forgotten

1.0.21 (10 Sep 2012)
Defender's Quest is a fun, fast-paced Tower Defense / RPG that cuts out the fluff.
Genre: Strategy, Role-playing

Super Office Stress

Super Office Stress is an action-packed hack-and-slash game where you have to climb your way to the top of big corporation.
Genre: Role-playing, Action

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

(OpenMW)
Morrowind allows you to create and play any kind of character imaginable.
Genre: Role-playing

Star Maiden Rio

1.05 (2 May 2013)
Amateur made Visual Novel RPG.
Genre: Text Based / Visual Novel, Role-playing

Terasology

1.x (14 Mar 2016)
Terasology is an open-source survival and discovery game with influences from Minecraft, Dwarf Fortress, and Dungeon Keeper.
Genre: Role-playing

Nanolife

1.1 (1 Apr 2012)
While a thunderstorm rages outside, a boy excitedly boots up a new MMORPG for the first time.
Genre: Text Based / Visual Novel, Role-playing

Island Forge

Island Forge is the brand-new (yet old-school) storytelling MMORPG that's all about player-created content.
Genre: MMO, Social, Role-playing

Avadon: The Black Fortress

1.0 (19 Mar 2012)
Avadon: The Black Fortress is the RPG fantasy saga from Jeff Vogel's Spiderweb Software, an indie studio well-known for sprawling experiences...
Genre: Role-playing