NEStalgia is an original MORPG inspired by the glory days of traditional console RPGs. Essentially "Dragon Warrior 3 meets World of Warcraft", NEStalgia is an amalgam of the best generations of RPG gaming. You can play solo, in private games with friends, or online with hundreds of other players!
User reviews: Very Positive (129 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 15, 2014

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  • A "New Indie Hero", one of the best entries in the 2012 Independent Games Festival - PC Gamer
  • "Takes the MMO Beautifully Back to 1987" - Kotaku
  • "With a ton of content and a charming 8-bit world, you just can't go wrong" - The Escapist
  • "NEStalgia is exactly what you'd expect if the original Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior games were shared worlds. Fantastic." - 1UP

NEStalgia is an original MORPG inspired by the glory days of traditional console RPGs. Essentially "Dragon Warrior 3 meets World of Warcraft", NEStalgia is an amalgam of the best generations of RPG gaming.

Players wage classic turn based battles in multiplayer parties while enjoying modern trappings such as a full-featured quest system. Those who prefer to go solo can recruit almost any monster in the game to fight alongside them as they explore every nook and cranny of NEStalgia's expansive 8-bit world.

NEStalgia can be played locally in single player mode or in small private games with friends. Where the game really shines, however, is on larger dedicated servers with 50+ online players. On dedicated servers you can test your might in NEStalgia's balanced and competitive PvP battles, or get 8-bit rich by selling rare loot on the player auction house. If you're looking to make new friends to adventure with then you can always join or create a custom guild. In order to tackle NEStalgia's difficult end-game content you're going to need every bit of help that you can get.

NEStalgia is constantly evolving and expanding, ensuring that players will constantly have new updates to look forward to. Purchasing NEStalgia guarantees full access to all future updates and content expansions at no additional charge.

Players can keep tabs on what's in the works for future NEStalgia updates by checking out the Silk Games development blog:

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 40 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Internet Explorer 8 or higher required to render the NEStalgia Launcher
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3/i5 if hosting games for more than 3 players
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional Notes: Serious dedicated server hosts will want a multi-core machine with a fast connection
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2,056.6 hrs on record
So Nestalgia is everything i could have asked for and more. I was emulating dragon warrior nes and snes games when i came accross this on steam. This is Dragon Warrior meets steroids. The community is awesome, always helpful and kind. 1893 hours of play time @ review and i still have lots of classes to build differently and complete. Just pay Silk his money, cya on midgard server.
Posted: August 10
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
917.1 hrs on record
So were to start, I was an avid wow player for years and have been looking for something I could really dive in too for awhile. This game is that game I have been searching for, I am a Guild leader on Midgard and I love the time I have spent playing this game and the people I have met playing it. The servers are small so you get to know and be a part of a community of great players. I would encourage anyone to try this game young or old, its easy enough to grasp and alot of fun to play. Simple graphics and gameplay make me take a walk down memory lane everytime I log on. To those that didn't grow up in the area of 8-bit gameing its a chance to taste that time. I welcome anyone to give my server a try, you wont be disapointed. NEStalgia is just top notch. Also the forums are very fun to read and a handy guide and reference. Also Midgard is locked right now, but if you see this review and want to join just message my Steam account and I can get you the Password.
Posted: May 24
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Overall, I recommend this game.

However, the one thing this game needs it doesn't have: Controller Support. The controller support is heavily needed to capture the entire old-school rpg feel.

If you like small communities with a "Cheers" feel and old school rpgs, you will love this game. There are some issues here and there, but I think they are forgivable.
Posted: June 20
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
138.0 hrs on record
Do you like the 8-bit NES?
Do you like Final Fantasy?
Do you like Dragon Warrior?

If you answered yes to those questions, you will love this game. NEStalgia combines the best parts of those games and gives 20-35 year olds something that brings back memories.

Seed system to add +attribute points to your character.
Group with real players to fight!
Turn based PVP!
A battleground system!
A skill tree system for abilities!
Auction system to purchase other player-found items!
A bank for your money and items!
Some of the puzzles are impossibly difficult!
State-of-the-art graphics!

Leveling system stops at 32.
Grinding monsters gets really old in the upper levels.
Glitchy/Laggy walking. (this is my main complaint)
Some of the puzzles are impossibly difficult!
Posted: May 23
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
29.3 hrs on record
Quite a fun game, gave me a few hours of entertainment, plus I like the artstyle. Though after the first few quests I felt pretty lost in the game world, and the playerbase is pretty small.
Posted: August 25
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175 of 245 people (71%) found this review helpful
117.7 hrs on record
I have played this game once it got on Greenlight, and I have to say I fell in love with it. For once, an MMORPG that plays like an old school RPG with simple and nostalgic graphics.

There are many servers, but all of them have a low population to have a close knit community, like a family. You're gonna know everyone you see. So you won't be drowned in the crowds. Instead, someone will notice you and you will notice them. If you're interested in what server I started and now playing on, it is Greenlight (Password: Slime).

The gameplay introduces you to an opening, just like any other RPG, and slowly introduces you to the battle and the pet system. There are also other quests you can do. It's like World of Warcraft meets Old School RPGs (Don't worry...not the same amount of quests like WoW so stop breathing heavily lol.)

The storyline is unique and follows the same feel of classic SNES and NES games. Saving the world, seeing the future, stop corrupting government, etc.

The battle is what made me fell in love with this: a balanced turn-based like the Final Fantasy games and Dragon Quest games. It even gives a timer for existing party members to make their move, and to keep the flow going.

There are a variety of classes out there. I can't really review on the class balance since I only played one, so I'll review what I learned as a Conjurer. The Conjurer class is a balance between heal overtime and magical damage overtime. Sorta half the effect of a Cleric and a Mage, but hey, you got two powers...gotta find balance there. As a Conjurer, you're gonna need help between your peers and pets combined.

Overall, this game is a dream come true for old school rpg lovers who want an mmorpg experience like it. This game is a must have if you like:
Old RPG games back in the old days
Turn based battle system
A developing, intriguing story.
Simple graphics.

Even if it's just one of those reasons, get it.
Posted: April 15
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