Backflip Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons is a super-popular tabletop role-playing game. There have been numerous titles released in digital format for players to enjoy on their consoles and gaming rigs, but many have failed to replicate the magic of tabletop. That could change as Backflip Studios is looking to bring a new Dungeons & Dragons game to mobile platforms and it's set to introduce some neat features.

Backflip has announced that it's creating a new mobile game and while it doesn't look like the tabletop role-playing game, the development team is working hard to implement some key elements. The team will also look to add some unique touches to the game, including real-time combat (as shown in the development video below) as opposed to the usual turn-based. That all said, looking at the video itself, it does seem as though this could be a freemium title, which could put off some of the potential player base.

Not much else is known about the upcoming title, including which platforms it will be released on. We'll hopefully have more details in the near future, but it's certainly one to keep an eye on. It's safe to not expect a hardcore Dungeons & Dragons experience, but an easily approachable title for everyone to enjoy on their mobile device.

What would you like to see in this game?

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New Dungeons & Dragons game in the works for mobile

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That's exactly what I was going for!

They get through, but gesture typing is far too quick and convenient to not use!

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Depending on how much content it has (length of play), I'd pay $10-15 for a non freemium, no later IAP game. Cross platform multiplay would seal the deal.

I'm expecting you'll start out being able to play as a human warrior, then each class and race will cost a dollar or two to unlock. But I admit I'm quite the cynic.

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Hmm, real time combat... Tricky to pull off with a D&D system especially on mobile.

As an aside I've played in a fair few games of D&D and many other (often much better) RPGs over the years, and not one group I've played in has ever pissed about with all those unnecessary maps and figures!

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I don't like the looks of it so far. I have a few of those side scrolling games like that where you recruit shit to run along with you and I don't dig em. Not saying it won't be good, just not the game for me.

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Any time you're talking D&D I want pretty wide-open character customizability, even if only on a visual level I guess, but it never does seem to come to pass outside of Elder Scrolls

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