Textbound Tales is a text-based roleplaying adventure for up to 4 people where every decision influences the world around you. Explore a hand drawn open-world full of things to do. Complete quests, fight, craft, trade goods, decorate your home and develop your character. Make your own story!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We're releasing the game into early access to get as much feedback as soon as possible from players.
This is, in our opinion, the best way to create a great game with a great community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The planned time for early access will be 6-12 months. This will become more specific as we make progress.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We plan to add more characters, locations, quests and content in general to the full version compared to the early access version. The early access version is meant to give players a taste of what the full version will be!

For our early access version we're zooming in on the north-west part of Sudaer, called "Chalaer".
The region of Chalaer is inhabited primarily by Qu0rry and Ganhiko's.

The Qu0rry are a species of steampunk robots manufactured by an ancient high-tech AI that resides in the heart of Volryn (One of the larger cities in Sudaer).

The Ganchiko's are a crab-like species that has distanced themselves from the mainland.
Most of the Ganchiko's live in Thydaal, a city that moves with the tides and acts as a trade-vessel between Sudaer and other islands/continents.

For the full version, we hope to be able to create the entire continent of Sudaer. This means that if everything goes as planned the full version would have 4 times the amount of content and possible play-time the early access version has.

If our goals change between the release of the early access version and the release of the full version we will communicate this to players in a timely manner!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current state of the early access version is that it is still in development.
We are working towards a short first version. Once we feel the first version shows of the main gist of the game properly, we will put it here for you to try out.

We plan on releasing the game into early access with:
  • At least 4 playable characters.
  • At least 8 different locations (each with their own NPC's, houses and stories).
  • At least one main quest-line for players to follow.
  • At least 50 (significant) story-rich scenarios for players to experience.
  • A bunch of small scenarios. (Talking to NPC's, shopping, fighting, etc...)
  • Hundreds of choices waiting to be made.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“After the early access has concluded the game's price will go up. This is to reward players for showing interest in our game early on and supporting our development before the game is completed.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Throughout development players will be able to give suggestions and feedback on our early access version of the game by joining our early-access discord!

Since the game puts a large focus on making choices and branching out the storyline, we will be asking players for ideas on different paths we could add to existing stories.

We will also hold small contests to keep the community engaged. The winners of these contests will be able to send us their ideas for quests and locations. We will then try to implement these ideas into Textbound Tales so the community can leave their own footprint in our world!”
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About This Game



Textbound Tales is a text-driven roleplaying adventure for up to 4 players where every decision influences the world around you!

Travel across the continent of Sudaer and discover all the different stories, characters and locations it has to offer.
Make decisions together with your friends and decide what kind of band of ragtag misfits you want to be!

Create your own story!


Will you help that strange traveller? Or will you take the few coins he has left and use them to buy yourself a nice house in the city of Thydaal?
It's all up to your party! But beware, maybe that traveller isn't just a weak old man... You never know when a powerful wizard might be playing a trick on you!

  • Textbound Tales contains thousands of unique choices!
  • Every single choice matters!
  • Choose your own story!

Gather your crew or go in solo!


Textbound tales supports both a 4 player co-op mode and a singleplayer mode!
So gather your crew and travel through Sudaer as one of the 6 unique characters!

  • 6 unique playable characters
  • 4-player co-op
  • Singleplayer

Don't have a crew but want to find one? Join our Discord!

Develop your characters!

Textbound Tales features all sorts of mechanics for you to develop and level up your characters! Those changes will also be reflected visually!



  • Fight!
  • Gather resources!
  • Craft items!
  • Fish!
  • Decorate houses!
  • And much more!



Building your reputation, positively or negatively, will also unlock new options for your party!
  • New dialogue options!
  • Better (or worse) prices!
  • New quests!
  • Access to areas!
  • Permission to own houses!

System Requirements

Windows
macOS
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Monterey
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Monterey
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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