The beautiful, enchanted world of Driftmoon trembles in the shadow of a forgotten evil, for the dark King Ixal is again gathering his forces.
Hope lies in an unlikely alliance: A young man joins forces with a little firefly dreaming of stardom, a panther queen with the ego of a moon whale, and a very determined fellow who's lost everything but his bones, and still hasn't given up. Knowing nothing of the amazing adventures and the fearsome foes that await them, the party embarks on a journey like no other.
Driftmoon is an adventure-roleplaying game, full of exploration, smiles and surprises, captivating stories and quests, charming characters, and countless delightful details.
A fantastic adventure, and a deep story that will put a smile on your face, and keep surprising you!
Plenty of personality, wit, humor and goodwill!
The rich, magical world is filled with captivating personalities, and zillions of things waiting to be discovered!
Powerful editor and one-click mod sharing system.
Awards and Reviews
"A Rare Gem (...) The presentation is perfect for the nature of the game, the text is invariably well written and worth reading. (...) But best of all in this charmingly home-made-feeling RPG are the companions and other characters. (...) And while it’s never not on the clunky side, it’s so overwhelmingly charming, and so packed with fun silliness, that it’s impossible to care. (...) I’m really impressed with Driftmoon. Not just because it’s such an impressive indie project, but because it was a memorable RPG in its own right. A fun, light-hearted game, with a more serious story running beneath it. And once it’s over, there’s still more to do." Review at rockpapershotgun.com
"Few things in this world make me smile.(...)What is important is the latest addition to this very short list, because it also happens to be the subject of this review: Driftmoon. What sorcery is contained within the game to make it elicit the unnatural contortion of my mouth, you ask? Well, it’s a delightful blend of RPG and adventure game, full of wit and charm, it allows you to travel with a haughty royal panther, features drunk crabs and it spins a great many wonderful yarns. All in all, it is very much my cup of tea. A very nice earl grey, if you will." Review at www.awesomeoutof10.com
"Driftmoon is a delightful, quirky and thoroughly engaging adventure role-playing game(...)This is a world where a she-wolf will engage you in conversation, a crab whose questionable swarthy seamanship is characterised by his inaccurate nautical terms. (...)it’s this touch of whimsy that really endears Driftmoon to those who play it.(...)An excellent game that will keep you entertained for weeks." Review at www.micromart.co.uk
"...its world, characters, and experience are so charming and engaging that had it been even twice as long, I’d still want more. Nearly every detail of the game has been thoughtfully considered, from the fill-in mini-map with fast travel to the karmic results of your actions at the end of the story, resulting in a truly rewarding and personal experience. Its puzzles are interesting without being frustrating, its characters unique yet relatable, and its battle system challenging yet conquerable. It’s a world you can only fully appreciate from within, and once you do—you won’t want to leave." Review at www.gamezebo.com
"Driftmoon is nearly splitting at the seams when it comes to conversations, books, notes, and item backgrounds. (...) It really is a great experience for those who love reading a good story. (...) I had an amazing time exploring the world of Driftmoon, and was actually quite sad when I finally beat the game. I really have not enjoyed an RPG this much in quite a while, and you are hearing this from a guy who plays way too many RPGs." Review at www.ogrejungle.com
"Engaging gameplay with a unique brand of humor, memorable characters and entertaining dialogue, new click-and-drag mechanic, an expansive world with various locations to choose from, choices impact the ending, good introduction for new gamers" Review at www.indiegamemag.com
"What Driftmoon comes down to is imagination and charm. If you’re the sort of gamer that loves a game full of personality, highly imaginative characters, intelligent humour and occasional goofinees, then you’re really going to love Driftmoon." Review at gameplayersreview.com
"With its sense of humour, rich imagination, and simple casual gameplay, Driftmoon is a breath of fresh air. It could actually be considered the perfect entry-level action-RPG to anyone new to the genre, but that would imply that it doesn't have anything to offer diehard fans and that's simply not the case. It's a refreshingly vibrant game with secrets to uncover, puns to groan at, monsters to topple, and gameplay that can be picked ip and mastered by anybody." Review at jayisgames.com
"Driftmoon works so well because all the elements blend together like a good stew where each ingredient is cooked perfectly and there's more depth to be found as you reach the bottom of the bowl." (95%) Review at fanboydestroy.com
"...it's been a long time since I enjoyed a game as much as this one. Think Quest for Glory and Frayed Knights mixed and blended together and you'll have some idea of what to expect." (4/5) Review at rpgwatch.com
"Driftmoon reminds of so much of what I loved about games when I was younger. The adventure, the story, the fun. It’s pure entertainment and a joy to play through." (9/10) Review at i-luv-games.com
"...a delightful touch of whimsey and there's plenty of humour to be found here. How many other games would have the deadly Hoe of Doom as an early weapon? Or such wonderfully ordinary conversations with undead skeletons?" (96%) Preview at Bytten
"And it sucked me in – the sometimes hokey dialog, the whimsical characters, the skeletons who complain about rats nibbling on their bones- and it all made me care enough about it that I spent the time reading every dialog option, talk to as many characters as I could, and seek out every available side quest, lest I miss something interesting." Preview at Indiegamereviewer.com
"...I am enthusiastic about this game I fell in love with. From the beginning to the end, the wonder doesn't wane." Translation from French provided by reviewer. Review at http://www.rpgfrance.com (French)
"Everyone who likes classic role-playing games, must play Driftmoon. A wonderful rpg with many great Features and a fantastic world. Buy it!" Translation from German provided by reviewer. Review at zockah.de. (German)
"I honestly recommend Driftmoon to every RPG fan and every player in general. The game is solid, full of interesting content and provides a huge amount of fun. I promise you will not be disappointed!" Translation from Polish provided by reviewer. Review at kelevandos.blogspot.com. (Polish)
"The game delivers an eye-opening amount of classic dialogue quips and addicting gameplay in order to get this train up, over, and into the hearts of players." Preview at LazyAssGamer
"What makes Driftmoon a particularly pleasant adventure, in addition to its world mixing heroic-fantasy codes, some traces of modern and great Steampunk references, is clearly the writing of its screenplay and dialogues." Translation from French provided by reviewer. Review at gamesidestory.com (French)
"Driftmoon is a seven-year labour of love, and it shows. Irrepressible personality, hilarious dialogue, clever puzzles and deceptively deep gameplay overshadow the basic visuals, while comprehensive mod tools will allow players to support this charming indie adventure for months to come." Review at dealspwn.com
Driftmoon is an exciting adventure-roleplaying game with a charming personality! The last hope of an enchanted world lies in an unlikely alliance: a hyperactive firefly, a queen panther with a whale-sized ego, and a fellow who's lost all but his bones. They'll take you on a journey like no other, full of amazing adventures, and fearsome foes.
"I wanted to thank you at least via e-mail for the fantastic experience that was Driftmoon. I can honestly say that very few games managed to make me feel so good and were as much fun as your game (but I'm going to seriously miss all the amazing characters). It is incredible that a small indie studio pulled this off, and I applaud you." -Václav P.
"Absolutely brilliant... The storyline is fluent, gameplay is perfect. Exploration is REVOLUTIONARY..." -Berke A.
"I really really love your game! It reminds of the old Ultima Games and I waited so long for such a charming game with the old spirit which doesn't take itself too seriously and which is made with so much love to details!" -Felix B.
"What a fantastic game. The storytelling, world interaction, and gameplay refinement all come together and make something way more compelling than a couple of the triple-A titles I've paid for lately. Ignoring those tonight for sure!" -Thaddeus B.
"I read somewhere that this was a "Feel good game." I can't think of a better way to describe it. I just fnished playing, and I feel good." -Palisade
"I can't express enough how much I'm enjoying it. I literally could not stop playing, was up till 3AM before I could no longer keep my eyes open. It's been quite some time since a game has captured my attention like that. The writing and humor are top notch. You can definitely tell this game was a true labor of love. I'm the type that usually doesn't read all the books found within most RPGs but I can't help myself from getting lost in the lore, the writing is that good. And the characters you meet throughout the world are genuinely interesting and hilarious." -nadtastic
"You guys have put together one of the most fun and engaging games I've played in years. Just wanted to send a note saying that I absolutely love it. Please keep making great games!" -Anonymous
"We need more games like this." -Fox
"This game should be given instant acceptance to steam, greenlight is just unnecessary palava." -knocks
"...just bought it today and what i can say is that i have played it 10hours and its a brillant game and with a nice story board." -bidulless
"The writing is great, best rpg of it's kind that i've played." -[Gmod.biZ] KvK
"Thank you for making this game with such indepth characters and a pulling story line. Sometimes, when I beat a game, there is aways a part of me that feels like the story is unfinished; A feeling I did not get with this game." -ladyravenskye
"The game is worth every nickle of its price. It's fun to play, it's funny and it's a pretty game -- especially now with the titled camera." -JaqFrost
"I bought this game some time ago from the developers and have been playing the alpha/beta version. It's fun and really well done. For those who remember Ultima 7 it plays really similar." -Motoki
"This game has all that an RPG needs to be good: interesting plot, attractive gameplay, curious selection of characters, lots of secrets and humorous dialogues. The dialogues on their own are golden indeed. Also, Driftmoon's modding capabilites makes it community-powered. Definitely a wise choice to be on Steam." -E_net4
"I love this game. Good sense of humour, lots of exploration, interesting plot; monsters are a real challenge at higher difficulties. A lot of love has gone into this one." -Pertusaria
"Driftmoon reminds me so much of Ultima 7 Black Gate and Serpent Isle, the first RPGs that took my heart away so many years ago and still make me yearning even now. It focuses on the story, interactions and character development - which are all I always ask for in an RPG, instead of mere gameplay and graphic gimmics. It bears a purpose. Deeply immersive. Truly a work of art and heart." -Blubeetle
"Just finished it, that game was amazing, thank you so much for the enjoyment, it's been a while since I've played something I just couldn't stop until the end." -Steve R.
"An excellent, original and very captivating game. Apparently captivating enough to play through in one sitting.. 10/10" -Esa K.
"This game is beautiful and lovingly crafted. It comes from 7 years of development. As Paul Soares on youtube says, they really take pride in making your gameplay experience amazing. The music is lovely, as are all the small details and the story, as well as the gameplay." -Ben
"Good story, lot of funny dialogues and allusions, solid RPG core, stable and moddable with direct access to the community mods. The controls and perspective are a bit different than in other RPGs but they fit in well and you get used to it after 15 min. It's definitely worth the money." -immper
"I'm playing this as we speak. This really deserves the utmost kudos. I'm really amazed at the quality and sheer joy that the makers so expertly crafted into such a small package. The indie revolution is more the better with games like this coming seemingly out of nowhere." -dmt_dave.
"I highly recommend this game - I played the demo for *SIX HOURS!* It is a fun little RPG with a good sense of humour and a pleasant gaming experience. It is also - unlike a lot of games on Greenlight - fully featured and complete with a great set of modding tools. Also the devs are lovely. " -Slerbal.
"Playing your game is like being wrapped in a warm blanket with a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter night." -Fingersmcgee
"...I just had to let you know that I am having a phenomenally good time with it so far. Not only is the system and setting interesting (I love the talking animals), but it is perhaps the best written indie game I have ever played...." -Matt
"...I'm genuinely impressed by Driftmoon. The level of polish and the attention to detail is something that I really didn't expect to find..." -[PCM] Admiral
"...amazing gem of an Action/Adventure/RPG game..." -John on i-luv-games.com
“Absolute masterpiece. I forget time completely while playing it! Great scenario, humor and characters. Thumbs up!” -All_Zebest
“AWESOME GAME!!!!!!!” -Anonymous
“...the game is an absolute blast to play! There are fun characters, a great sense of adventure, and a story that drags you in and keeps you playing! Definitely worth checking out.” -Michael Anderson on Gear Diary
“Absolutely brilliant game!!” -Shane [after the first 17 hours]
“This game is really awesome! Just bought it and played the demo and now the game 3 hours in a row. Long time since a game made me play for so long.” -Seminus
“I couldn't wait any longer. It's an amazing game.” -skavenhorde
“I pre-ordered yesterday after seeing this vid, and my Level 8 character is currently hacking monsters to bits with my trusty Hoe of Doom. For a game that is supposedly in alpha, it’s extremely polished. I’m impressed. It’s been great fun so far, and I highly recommend it.” -KilgoreTrout_XL
“AWESOME = My description” -reaver894
“Started playing, and I really liked it. Nicely done, the dialogues are not too long, the story is interesting and there are quite a few things I missed the first time playing it, just because I was too hasty. (and you did read a lot of terry pratchett books imho… )” -manu
“I freakin’ love this topdown camera style. Reminds me of 90s titles like Blood Omen. Sniff.” -BathroomCitizen
“Just bought the game and finished, let me just say I loved it.” -figalot
“This looks great. I actually quite like the top-down perspective – the graphics style is strong and clear, and I think the perspective will make interacting with mouse much easier. No need to rotate the camera to select obscured objects.” -peanut
“The quests/puzzles are fun, plenty to explore and find…” -Ash360
“Driftmoon has intelligent and complex Gameplay-Mechanisms. But above all it has Atmosphere.” -zappaghost
“Driftmoon is a very cool game and it reminds me a little bit of Baldur's Gate 2.” -Death Knight
“Absolutely excellent adventure/RPG/comedy hybrid.” -Greg Wilcox on DESTROY ALL FANBOYS