One of my favourite blogs, Tales of the Rampant Coyote, has updated with some exciting news. Frayed Knights: The Skull of S’makh-Daon, the first episode in the “Indie Computer RPG Series of Comedy and High Fantasy”, is nearing release. The announcement came with a trailer: (best viewed at 480p)
Now, I don’t know Jay Barnson, aka The Rampant Coyote, but I’ve been reading his blog daily for several years now. I’ve always had it in the back of my mind that I’d like to develop my own game one day and it’s been fascinating following the development of Frayed Knights. I was fortunate enough to beta test the game several years ago, and I quite enjoyed the experience. Reading about its development since then it is quite apparent that the game has come a long way and I’m very excited to play it.
Honestly, I’m just eager to purchase the game as a “thank you” for the Rampant Coyote blog; I really want to support the game, and hope it sells well. If there’s just one thing I could take away from the few years of reading the blog, it’s that my eyes have been opened as to how incredibly difficult it is to make a game. You have to be seriously passionate about it to follow the process through to completion, and it’s easy to see just how much of his heart and soul The Rampant Coyote has poured into Frayed Knights.
His blog, more than anything else, has really opened my eyes to the world of indie development, and I’ve bought a few games that I never would have heard of after reading about them on the blog. I don’t have the largest readership in the world on Timesink, but if I can steer just one other person to his site, I’d be happy. Please check it out: