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Chronicles of a Dark Lord: Episode 1 Tides of Fate
Genre: RPG
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Sep 2, 2012 @ 5:34pm
May 28 @ 8:53pm

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Release date: Released August 31st, 2012
Chronicles of a Dark Lord: Episode 1 Tides of Fate is the first in a series of old-school RPGs, following in the footsteps of Eastern console classics like Final Fantasy, Lufia, Phantasy Star and Dragon Quest, as well as more recent indie games like Cthulhu Saves the World and Breath of Death VII.

Enter a world of shadowy intrigue where stained pasts collide with the present in an explosive confrontation that will define one young man's dark destiny, as he attempts to thwart the machinations of a true evil beyond all imagining...

This is not an episodic title; you are getting a FULL GAME. The "Episode 1" simply refers to the fact that the game is the first in a planned series. It is a finished product. It was released August 31st, 2012. We want to get this game on Steam so we can reach a broader audience.

A Let's Play of the game can be found here:

A demo of the game can be found here:

The game is now for sale on Aldorlea:

What reviewers are saying

"Its quirky style and wonderful presentation make this one of the best RPGs I have played in a while." -- Operation Rainfall

"Chronicles of a Dark Lord offers a lot of game for the asking price" -- Just Press Start

"Kisareth Studios has made a gem here" -- Empty Apartment

"An excellent way to get into RPGs if you're not already a fan of the genre" -- Bytten

What customers are saying

"This author has a wonderful sense of humor" -- catseyes, Aldorlea forum member

"I've played this game.... It's an awesome game" -- DelanAiden12, Steam user

"One of my favorite RPGs now" -- TheEmperorofNothing, Youtube user

"Indie game of the year material here" -- IceSkater71, Youtube user


+ High-resolution retro graphics and animation
+ Stunning cutscenes
+ A wide array of bonus dungeons, quests and secrets to discover
+ A lush soundtrack by professional musicians, including a title theme by singer/songwriter Marielle Thomas of the Pittsburgh-based band Runway; full soundtrack can be found here:
+ Intuitive battle system inspired by classic console RPGs
+ An epic story in a lush fantasy setting that unfolds and changes with the player's decisions
+ 15 hours worth of playtime for only $7.99

DLC content features included in Nightmare Vision:

+ 80% of the original mapping graphics/textures have been replaced
+ Many maps have been redesigned
+ New "Battle Gauge" that now puts the player in control over when/how often an enemy encounter takes place
+ New title screen
+ New post-game dungeon
+ 6 new music tracks
+ New bosses and mobs created exclusively for the DLC
+ Bug fixes/grammar corrections

System requirements:

Windows XP/Vista/7 (32 or 64-bit compatible) with DirectX 9.0
527 MB available HD space

Kisareth Studios

Kisareth Studios is an independent game developer, headquartered in Massachusetts, but with staff and contributors from all over the United States. We are dedicated to quality gaming, and we insist that our games be perfect before release. We have a deep love of retro gaming, particularly Eastern RPGs, and that reflects in our products.

For more details on the game or on the company, visit or follow us on twitter at @KisarethStudios

Rated by the ESRB as T for Teen.
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Oathe 15 hours ago 
Voted yes. I tried this game at a friends and really enjoyed it. I'd love to add it to my library
@CALA@_PIT 18 hours ago 
Chronicles of a Dark Lord, nice game, voted
Abylaykhan Aug 30 @ 1:24pm 
AToMix777 Aug 30 @ 12:44pm 
cuberdin Aug 30 @ 9:53am 
like test this game
adzub100 Aug 29 @ 1:53am 
voted yes
zeeinn Aug 28 @ 11:28pm 
High cat is high Aug 28 @ 10:33pm 
jaBote Aug 27 @ 9:22am 
I voted yes here too ;)