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SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition

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As the world's first fully-ASCII game to grace the Steam platform, SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition is a humorous and strategic turn-based dungeon crawling adventure. Drawing heavy inspiration from both Roguelikes and Japanese RPGs, the game was meticulously designed to offer a truly compelling role-playing experience complete with a robust action-rpg inspired combat system.

Black Edition builds upon the classic SanctuaryRPG formula with all new procedurally generated artwork, as well as a plethora of areas to explore, races to experiment with, skills to master, and loot to collect. Whether you're a valiant hero or a dastardly villain, the fate of Sanctuary is in your hands.

  • Enjoy a blast from the past with retro ASCII graphics
  • Travel through vast dungeons with classic roguelike action
  • Experience hundreds of hours of immersive gameplay
  • Put your strategies to work with a sleek combat system
  • Over 160 class and race combinations to experiment with
  • Wreck your enemies with over 1400 weapons and armors
  • Rock out to an original 8-bit chiptune soundtrack

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Black Shell Games
Black Shell Media
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 1.0 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated Audio
  • Additional Notes: Toaster-Compatible! (But not really)
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SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
Game very resembling the Dungeon & dragons table, the classic RPG. I also appreciate the simplified grasphisms to the fullest, which brings its touch of authenticity to the game. Maybe a little complicated for those who do not understand English perfectly, as the game is only in English. 10/10!
Translated by
Microsoft from French
If you like ASCII art this game is probably done for you. A game in "text" mode where you face monsters, travel, collect items, talk with people... Surprisingly, the interface is well screwed and you do not lose yourself in 50 000 shortcuts unbitable keyboards. To take if you really have nothing to put yourself under the tooth in RPGs.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
An excellent old fashioned game, which brings a crazy pleasure. It is quite simple: skills, one of which is to be selected at each round of combat. It is quite difficult: you have not sufficiently examined the enemy? Too bad, death is permanent...:) Important Tip: always keep a little Mana so you can heal yourself if you need it. Secondary tip: escaping allows you to give yourself a chance to come back, when the fight is really badly engaged... Good game!
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Microsoft from French
Product received for free what is this diabolical world straight out of the middle ages, and why are these entities interwoven with numbers and letters? It is clear that this is a revival in the world of RPG, because indeed, you are decked out of a surname of a new genre: the ASCII Knight. This asciian Dungeon planet will hold you back for a while, as a curse without a name, sprawling this place. Once rested in a rock an ascian sword worthy of Excalibur, which could tear the veil of space-time. This is indeed well guarded, until the arrival of a dissident matron. The matron began to want to cast ASCII spells, but a non-less ascial magician himself, named Cyrus, was temporarily able to lock the matron in a crystal. Now too powerful, the latter managed to escape by invoking the ancestral power of the proto-asciian and recommenca to tarnish this world. And so the story is in line with our devoted Cyrus and his companions, equipped with their bundles and their magical Messenger, weary of the evil action of the matronne, who will fight against the asciian oppressor using an arsenal RPG. The hand replaces the mouse, the ascci replaces replaces the c++, the imagination replaces the appearance, "the Rôleplay" is decidedly effective. Brandis your Knight sword and reminds your companion Cyrus of the certain weakness of the ascian suffered that will no longer be necessary, because your worship is now entirely devoted to ASCII, whether you like it or not. Original, RPG, basic old-school gameplay, happiness and ASCII.
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