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: Mostly Positive (189 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 15, 2014

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"If you're an old Nintendo-generation fogey, but love the improvements modern MMOs have brought to RPG progression, then this game was made for you."

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June 25

Weekly Update: YOU DIED… In the Overworld?

It’s about time the NEStalgia overworld became a bit more treacherous. In Key of the Exiles you won’t just encounter the familiar JRPG "marsh" or "barrier" type terrain, you’ll also need to be on the lookout for new types of obstacles that could send you and your party straight to the dreaded death cutscene.

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June 18

NEStalgia on Macs? Linux? Chrome? Yup!

If you’ve ever wanted to play NEStalgia on other platforms, your wait is almost over. We now have a working HTML5 client for the game that is playable in most major web browsers. That includes Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, and even mobile platforms.

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About This Game

"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 multiplayer RPG 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:

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

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
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
28 of 40 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
I hesitate to leave a review because I very likely bought this game for the wrong reasons...

I don't in any way care for the idea of having multiplayer in this sort of game, but the prospect of a fun single player campaign appealed to me so I figured i'd try it out just for that. I assumed it might be hard to solo, but I like a challenge so I figured bring it on. Long story short, there's just nothing here for me. 2 hours in and I am bored to tears with the slow, painfully simple combat and cliche questing. I played Dragon Warrior back in the day, and even revisited it recently, but even that game didn't feel as slow or grindy.

It's obvious all the effort went into the multiplayer aspect, and really I shouldn't be surprised since that's the whole focus of this title, but I just wish there was the single player was a bit better. The nail in the coffin for me was the fact that the chat window (which you can't remove even when offline as far as I know) booted me out of my own game 4 times in a row for "spamming" in my own offline game. I'm sorry but that really chapped my ♥♥♥.

FYI, the stuttering other reviews mentioned is gone in the latest version, so for those interested in the multiplayer I'd say go for it. The multiplayer people are probably having a blast. If you just happen to interested in this for the single player like I was though, just keep moving.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
NEStalgia feels like a solid RPG, aside from minor issues...

A couple aspects of the game that I immensely enjoyed are for one, the fact that you are able to fight battles with other players online: Co-op or PVP (I would highly recommend playing online), and for two, optional side quests aside from the main story.
As for feeling like a solid RPG, the player stats and levels seem well designed.

One minor thing is that you have to use an external program, such as JoyToKey, in order to use "Gamepad Mode".
This may or may not change with future updates.
Another possible issue is that you may need to do a bit of grinding in order to level up; it really isn't that bad, though. (Teaming up with other players may make it easier)

Overall, the music & sound effects are great, the graphics are nice, and the overall gameplay is enjoyable.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
It's a great old school rpg game with multiplayer elements. Buy it if you want to have a addicting game to play or just wanting to revisit the old good games in the past.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Reminds me of Dragon Warrior spiced up with some of the new stuff we find in RPGs. So far its been a lot of fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
103.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
This game is amazing! If you've ever played an old school rpg such as Final Fantasy 1, Dragon Warrior, Pokemon Red/Blue or even the original The Legend of Zelda and enjoyed yourself, you will love this game! You grind your way to pro status either solo or with friends that you will meet right off the bat. I can't stop playing this game, it's easily the best 5 dollars Ive ever spent. You can also tame pets and make your solo party the way you want it or to suit your needs (such as healing pets, offensive pets, etc.) Fantastic experience, I love every bit of it, you should too!
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