VIDEOCAST – Nightingale Downs

Gillman and Squall play through the beginning a Nightingale Downs, an indie PC RPG with an 8/16-bit visual style. There are some obvious issues with balance and grinding but playing as a deer in a forest has to account for something. Also, this game is only $1.99 full price on Steam. Eventually we submit to frustration but you can get a sense of what this game is all about from our Let’s Play.

Enjoy the stream:

Animals have existed for centuries, eventually forming societies and organizing to protect each other. In Nightingale Downs, you become part of that world.

You play a deer, tasked by your clan leader with a most urgent mission: Find and sabotage the plans of a local human settlement, intent on destroying your homeland. Your journey will be long, through dangerous jungles and facing many natural predators.


Bright and beautiful 16-bit pixel graphics draw you into the story, with lighting and weather effects. Those who enjoyed SNES-era games will be right at home here!
Battle 25 different enemies, many with variable abilities and strengths. Find and use 30 different items, with fights and loot randomized every game.
Complete over a dozen side quests, many connecting in some way to the main story. Use the unique Karma system to build your own character, your way.
Professionally written, novel-quality storyline, with stirring original music, voice acting and sound to draw you in.

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