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Runic Cipher is a long-time JRPG project that's been worked on for several years, on and off. Our goal with this is to bring back that nostalgic feel of the earlier Final Fantasy and Breath of Fire games, as well as having an in-depth and original story line filled with plot twists and with a more gritty edge than your typical RPG. A lot of the writing is inspired by the A Song of Ice and Fire and Malazan Book of the Fallen franchises. If you are a fan of either of them, you're going to enjoy the many surprises Runic Cipher have in stock.

The story follows a young rebel group by the name of EDGE, whose leader, Talon, vows to seek vengeance against the Hilgar Empire for their war crimes against his homeland, Calupa. Alongside Talon, he has the support of Rick, a scout who loves cracking up jokes, and Veronica, an engineer with the acquired knowledge of creating explosives. Throughout the course of their journey, they will meet dozens of other interesting characters, including a few they'd never imagine being on their side...or are they?

A few gameplay ideas Runic Cipher will introduce:
  • A battle system inspired by SNES-era Final Fantasy games with elements of their ability systems.
  • Dungeon design inspired by the early Lufia games.
  • Final Fantasy VI-style party selection system (i.e. setting up teams for a particular dungeon).

We will be releasing content in an episodic format, and hopefully have releases out in a timely basis. We are both perfectionists, so the chapters will be released when they're done. We're not rushing to meet deadlines.

Latest Blog

Bug Fixes for Chapter I

As there have been a few bugs reported since reuploading the demo, I present to you a patch to resolve these issues. Inform me if there are still any bugs I must've missed. Cheers.

Download it here.

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One hour, at least. Also, good to see you around. :)
Finished the demo and it was great! I think this is as good as the olde Final Fantasy games of yore.
...and that's only the tip of the iceberg.
Corfaisus
"It's frustrating because - as much as Corf is otherwise an irredeemable person - his 2k/3 mapping is on point." ~ psy_wombats
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And it's cancelled yet again. What time does this make? The third? Fourth?
Very nice job, this looks great ! :)
Aw I wished I had seen this back in the day!
Aw I wished I had seen this back in the day!

My bad. Double post.
I just made a new blog post. Yes, I'm still alive and well. Just need to finish this huge city I've been working on, and then the next beta release will be ready. Going to be more upfront about this now.
The demo has been reuploaded. Please see the announcement that was just made for some specifics. Thank you.
What a great demo, I loved playing this, It played flawlessly up until..
I finished up the Bandit quest and am saved right outside of Port Tyrfin.
Every time I try to board the Neptune, the screen goes black and an error box pops up saying, Runic Cipher ????????
I installed your patch to no avail.
Is this the end of the show for me, or is it some sort of manageable glitch?
Either way, this game is a masterpiece and you should be very proud of yourself.
Thank you.
What a great demo, I loved playing this, It played flawlessly up until..
I finished up the Bandit quest and am saved right outside of Port Tyrfin.
Every time I try to board the Neptune, the screen goes black and an error box pops up saying, Runic Cipher ????????
I installed your patch to no avail.
Is this the end of the show for me, or is it some sort of manageable glitch?
Either way, this game is a masterpiece and you should be very proud of yourself.
Thank you.
What a great demo, I loved playing this, It played flawlessly up until..
I finished up the Bandit quest and am saved right outside of Port Tyrfin.
Every time I try to board the Neptune, the screen goes black and an error box pops up saying, Runic Cipher ????????
I installed your patch to no avail.
Is this the end of the show for me, or is it some sort of manageable glitch?
Either way, this game is a masterpiece and you should be very proud of yourself.
Thank you.
author=WannabGod
What a great demo, I loved playing this, It played flawlessly up until..
I finished up the Bandit quest and am saved right outside of Port Tyrfin.
Every time I try to board the Neptune, the screen goes black and an error box pops up saying, Runic Cipher ????????
I installed your patch to no avail.
Is this the end of the show for me, or is it some sort of manageable glitch?
Either way, this game is a masterpiece and you should be very proud of yourself.
Thank you.

Hello, thanks for playing the demo! I'm really glad to hear that you've enjoyed it thus far. Also, as for the bug, I'm sorry that's still happening. My own mistake because I deleted the last map for the demo, which was meant to transition over to the next chapter, so it's technically the end of Chapter I. Chapter II is mostly done, except for a few locations. Just give it some time before I upload the next demo. :)
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