Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Mar 2017 23:33 UTC

In Kingsway, Andrew Morrish's upcoming PC role-playing game, monsters are pop-ups, quests are emails and your backpack is a cluttered file folder. That's right, it's an OSRPG.

Coming to PC later this year via Adult Swim games, Kingsway is a role-playing adventure that takes the form of the Kingsway Operating System, which is basically a primitive Windows/MacOS for the monster-slaying set. Travel the King's land via World Navigator window, slaying monsters as they pop up on your desktop. Drag-and-drop windows to your heart's content.

Incredibly creative, and I can't wait to play this when it comes out. And honestly - the 'operating system' looks better than most of the actual operating systems we have today.

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by Morgan on Fri 10th Mar 2017 00:53 UTC
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I'm definitely looking forward to playing it. It reminds me of Shadowgate for the Mac System 7.x with all the floating windows.

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by rafial on Fri 10th Mar 2017 00:58 UTC
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Is it just me, or does it have a strong flavor of BeOS about the look?

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by FlyingJester on Fri 10th Mar 2017 01:18 UTC in reply to "BeOS?"
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It feels strongly like very late releases of Mac OS (classic) to me. Although that's not too far a reach from BeOS.

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Had a similar idea, was too lazy
by Savior on Fri 10th Mar 2017 12:01 UTC
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I had a similar idea (around '94-ish): to write a file manager in the form of old Gargoyle Games games, such as Tir Na Nog ( ). Folders would have been doors, programs and files items, and I would have just randomly placed weapons around so that the player could fight the Sidhe roaming the land. Too bad I never actually sat down to make it. One of the reasons aside from laziness, of course, is that it would have been very tiresome to use the computer like that. ;)

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Back in the day, there was a process manager for Linux that was based on DOOM. You walked around and used different weapons to send different signals to running processes, which appear as different enemies in the maze. Was a fun little time waster, although not really all that useful. ;)

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and from years ago ...
by OldProgrammer on Fri 10th Mar 2017 17:26 UTC
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And, of course, there was Eric Raymond's Linux kernel configuration adventure:

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