Simultaneously a love letter to and a parody of classic role-playing games, Sojourner is the retro RPG that the world has been craving. Sojourner gracefully features everything you loved from the 8-bit RPGs of your childhood and leaves behind everything you didn't.
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Jul 17, 2017
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March 25

Version 3.0 is out!

Yes, the update that very few people were asking for has finally come out! I figured that, for various reasons, quite a few new folks have purchased the game recently or are trying it out for the first time, and they ought to have the best experience with the game possible.

Here are the changes in Version 3.0:

  • Made some of the weaker classes far more resilient, especially the spellcasting classes.
  • Changed the EXP requirements of each class, so that classes will be a bit closer in overall level.
  • Made the monster classes level up faster than regular characters, as a way to incentivize players to actually use them and to keep the game more balanced.
  • Increased the initial ATK and DEF of all characters, in order to make the early-game just a teensy bit easier.
  • Improved the system for swapping between party members.
  • Made the EXP reward increase if you have fewer party members.
  • Made the secret character considerably stronger and more-worth using.
  • Decreased the encounter rate slightly.
  • Improved the equipment screen. The “optimize” button will no longer change a character’s accessory.
  • Fixed the resolution and full-screen problems. Now press F5 to enter fullscreen. Or F6 to resize window.
  • Fixed some typos.


I wasn’t actually expecting to ever update Sojourner again, especially because I am hard at work on my next game. However, I have been learning a lot, and have been aware of a few of Sojourner’s flaws for a long time. It wasn’t toooo much effort on my part to update the game.

So please enjoy these improvements, and look forward to hearing more about my next game, which I’ll be revealing… eventually.
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About This Game

Simultaneously a love letter to and a parody of classic role-playing games, Sojourner is the retro RPG that the world has been craving, but just didn't know it. By gracefully mixing modern gameplay elements with a familiar retro aesthetic, Sojourner features everything that you loved from the 8-bit RPGs of your childhood and leaves behind everything you didn't. Drawing heavy inspiration from NES classics like Mother (Earthbound), Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, and Legend of Zelda, while bringing in an original style and quirkiness all its own, Sojourner is a glorious blend of the old and the new, making for a very playable, very fun adventure for anyone who is a fan of the classics or simply a fan of RPGs in general.

  • Embark on an epic, heartwarming, and sometimes silly quest in a large fantasy universe, featuring more secret areas and sidequests than you will ever be able to find without using a strategy guide
  • Create your own party of highly-customizable characters, with 10 classes to choose from, and a class change system
  • Recruit monsters to your party with a unique spin on creature-capturing
  • Multiple endings based on how you interact with characters in the world
  • NO GRINDING
  • Random battles can be turned off completely
  • Humorous dialogue and nostalgic references
  • All graphics use the NES color palette
  • 8-bit music and sound effects
  • Runs at a buttery-smooth 60 frames per second
  • Typical completion time is 15-20 hours

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 255 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1024 x 768 pixels or higher desktop resolution

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