A downloadable game for Windows

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Ephemeral Tale is a classically inspired RPG for the modern age, featuring hand-crafted dungeons, classic JRPG-style combat, and a loot-driven progression system.

  • EXPLORE - Traverse through hand-crafted environments in search of those who hold the power to rewrite fate. As you tackle the game's diverse dungeons, you'll discover clues that will reveal the secrets of this forgotten land.
  • LOOT - Collect powerful, randomized gear and build your own style of play! With over 50 pieces of unique loot, there's always something new to try.
  • COMBAT - Engage in challenging combat that can be approached in many different ways. Find and personalize the build that works for you while you fight exciting enemies and challenging bosses alike!
  • ...AND MORE - Fight an undead T-Rex. Befriend a dog. Pet a grackle?

Ephemeral Tale includes a range of accessibility options, from control schemes (including keyboard, controller, and touch input) as well as colorblind settings and difficulty options. Ephemeral Tale empowers you to play however you decide (or need) to.

PLEASE NOTE -- Ephemeral Tale is still in active development, and as such should be treated as an Early Access release. We're open to any and all feedback you have for the game. We intend on involving our community in whatever way they wish to be involved in the development process-- dislike one of our bosses and have an idea? We're listening. Would an item be better if it did this thing instead of that thing? We're not opposed to it. Have an idea for a zone, NPC, or quest? Don't rule it out, baby. We love your passion, and we love that you want to help us make this the best game that it can be.

We're currently committed to releasing regular patches (generally on Tuesdays), with the usual suspects of changes (bug fixes, inconsistencies, content here and there, etc.), and a more substantial patch every few weeks that will add new features, revamped content, or anything that's too significant to fit in the time span of our normal patch schedule.

What can I expect from the game if I buy it today?

The current state of Early Access is a fully-playable build of Ephemeral Tale. Front-to-Back. Over the course of Early Access, we plan on deepening that experience in a multitude of ways, but you will have a fully playable game with a beginning, middle, and end from Day 1. A play-through of just the core content can be completed in 4-6 hours, with side content adding an addition 1-3 hours.

What does that mean? 30+ unique enemy types, 60+ unique items, 3 dungeons, and a handful of bosses. Everything you see on the store page here is fully accessible content.

And sure, someone who buys it at the full release will have more playable content than you did, but it's really like comparing a slice of pie to.. well, two slices of pie.

Updated 3 days ago
StatusIn development
Release date Feb 04, 2020
AuthorDawdling Dog, ltd.
GenreRole Playing
Tags2D, Loot, Turn-based, Turn-Based Combat
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Touchscreen
AccessibilityConfigurable controls
LinksSteam, Steam, Twitter, Homepage


Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

ETale_1_24_2.zip 172 MB
ETale_1_23_4.zip 172 MB
ETale_1_22_2.zip 172 MB
ETale_1_21_2.zip 172 MB
ETale_1_20_5.zip 171 MB
ETale_1_19_1.zip 168 MB
ETale_1_18_1.zip 171 MB
ETale_1_17_1.zip 168 MB
ETale_1_16_1.zip 168 MB
ETale_1_15_1.zip 168 MB
ETale_1_14_1.zip 168 MB
ETale_1_13_10.zip 168 MB
ETale_1_12_3.zip 170 MB

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