Based in Haarlem, The Netherlands
15th November, 2020
TinyRPG is a JRPG: a (retro) Japanese-Role-Playing game that motivates you to stay active in real life. In this turn-based adventure you’ll explore a huge magical world, collecting and training a team of crazy dino characters. You can level up by gaining experience points and loot in battles. Move, exercise or stand in real life to strengthen your in-game team! This game is specifically designed for Apple Watch, enabling gameplay coming from your daily activities.
How small can a JRPG be while still being an enjoyable exerience for players? That's one of the questions Emiel tried to answer while working on the prototype of TinyRPG in Pico-8. While fleshing out the design it dawned on him that this kind of retro-RPG could fit new platform like SmartWatches exremely well. After a succesfull release of the prototype on Itch.io Emiel decided to continues working on a version for Apple Watch. In Januari 2020 the project received funding from the Dutch Creative Industry Funds. The University Arts of Utrecht also allowed Emiel to study Swift in order to conceive TinyRPG for AppleWatch.
- Real-Life activity measured by AppleWatch unlocks in-game rewards (Fruits of Labour).
- Each week is the start of a new Adventure.
- Find and hatch eggs by walking, with over a 100 different unlockable characters.
- Meet crazy characters and defeat differen enemies.
- Amazing sound and audio design by Claynote.
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Prrrpl (company) is Emiel Kampen who loves to create simple, sassy, unique games. He’s created multiple games in Gamemaker, Unity3D and Pico-8 covering a multiple of roles including game-designer, game-developer, level-designer, gameplay-programmer, ui,- and graphic designer. Although Emiel usually starts a project by himself he quickly gathers peers with other skills to help out.
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Tiny RPG Credits
Game Designer, Prrrpl
Sonja van Vuuren
Audio Designer, Claynote
Daan van de Brink
Social Trailers, Freelancer
Paul van Berkel
PR, Community Management