PAX West 2017: Editor’s Choice Games – Part Two

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PAX West 2017 Editor's Choice

Pax West 2017 Editor's Choice - MetaArcade

MetaArcade, the indie developer building a platform where players can create and publish their own RPG adventures, announced it has launched Tunnels & Trolls™ Adventures on the App Store and Google PlayTunnels & Trolls Adventures , which is also planned for release on PC, Mac and Steam later this year, is a dungeon crawling RPG experience that brings to life new and classic quests from Tunnels & Trolls, the second RPG ever published. The game represents the first component of MetaArcade’s new platform, with the other being the upcoming Adventure Creatorsoftware that will allow players to create their own quests for the game.

“Tunnels & Trolls Adventures kicks off our Adventure Creator platform by immersing players in story-driven, choose your adventure-style quests where a dice roll can determine your character’s fate,” said David Reid, Founder and CEO of MetaArcade. “There’s more to come, including the launch of Adventure Creator, our software for creating and publishing your own adventures with text, art and audio—stay tuned!”

Tunnels & Trolls Adventures is the first salvo in MetaArcade’s ambitious plans to bring narrative adventures to multiple platforms. The roleplaying game brings new and classic Tunnels & Trolls quests to life with player characters, choose your adventure-style decisions, thrilling die rolls, iconic imagery, sweet loot, immersive audio and more. In the free-to-play title, players will make choices and see how dice rolls affect their character’s success—or failure. Multiple unique characters can be created in the game, with experience and loot carrying through as players complete the various adventure modules. The game includes five quests on day one, and more adventures will be available after launch. The ability to add hearts to play every adventure as many times as you want is available via in-game purchase or by watching videos. Through the purchase of gems, players can also permanently unlock any adventure for unlimited play without using up hearts.

Pax West 2017 Editor's Choice - MetaArcade

Adventures in the base game include Naked Doom and Grimtina’s Guard from Tunnels & Trolls creator, Ken St. Andre, Golden Dust, Red Death by RPG designer and Star Wars author, Michael Stackpole, andBuffalo Castle, the first solo adventure created for any RPG. More adventures will be added via game updates. The game features art from well-known fantasy artists, including Liz Danforth, artist and co-designer of Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls, and the late Josh Kirby, best known for creating the cover art for Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels.

Currently in development, the company’s Adventure Creator software will complement Tunnels & Trolls Adventures by allowing players to create, share and publish their own adventures on multiple platforms without any special technical knowledge—and for free. The software is currently being demoed for media at Gen Con 50, and will be shown at PAX West from September 1–4.

The MetaArcade Adventure Creator platform and Tunnels & Trolls Adventures game are developed and published by MetaArcade. Tunnels & Trolls Adventures is now available for iOS and Android as a free download with in-app purchases. Keep in touch with the latest MetaArcade news by following @MetaArcade and

Source: Press Release

Why We Love It?

Ever since we first learned about MetaArcade, we loved it. MetaArcade is making it easy for anyone to create and publish their own RPG adventures. No technical experience is required. During Pax West 2017, we were able to take a peek at the interface creators would be using to create and publish these games. It’s really simple which makes it really easy to focus on your story without worrying too much about the technical side of things. If you have a story, MetaArcade makes it easy to share it with others.

About MetaArcade

Launched in 2016, MetaArcade is a Seattle area independent game company building a platform to allow players to create and publish their own RPG adventures – with no technical experience required – for free. The company was founded by lifelong RPG fan and seasoned vet David Reid, who previously held high profile roles at Microsoft, NCsoft, Trion Worlds, and CCP Games. MetaArcade launched Tunnels & Trolls Adventures, the first title under its RPG platform, at Gen Con 50 in August 2017 for Android and iOS mobile devices initially, with Windows PC, Mac, and Steam versions to follow at a later date alongside the company’s content creation component, Adventure Creator. For more information, visit