Queen’s Wish: The Conqueror is the latest 80’s style RPG to come from the minds at Spiderweb Software. Known mostly for their Avernum series Spiderweb are now creating yet another deeply immersive retro RPG. It will release on September 11th on PC with an iOS reportedly following shortly after.
In Queen’s Wish, you will play as the Queen’s youngest child who has spent most of their life living in luxury without a care in the world. One day she decides that you must start to contribute to the family business and sends you away to recapture a lost colony.
Whether you choose to do that or not will be entirely up to you. Spiderweb Software says Queen’s Wish will be open-ended so you’ll be free to roam around the game’s open world and side with whoever you choose. Listen to your mother or rebel, essentially. Check out the trailer below for some gameplay.
As you can see it looks set to be a very deep game despite the admittedly budget appearance. There’s a whole conversation system so you can rule through diplomacy, the ability to learn a variety of magic and even create buildings to increase your wealth and power. They’re certainly attempting to make sure it’s full to the brim with content.
Queen’s Wish was funded on Kickstarter where it received over three times its original goal of $30,000 with over 2000 backers. It definitely seems like there’s still an audience for this type of retro RPG and that’s great to see.
If Queen’s Wish is your jam then you can expect it to arrive on iOS sometime after the PC launch on September 11th. No more specific details were given but you can keep an eye on their website for more information.