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Knights of Pen & Paper heading to PC and Mac, will be one better than mobile versions of game

Knights of Pen & Paper is an RPG where you play an RPG - specifically, an old-fashioned pen-and-paper one, the sort that I'm quite jealous not to have played in real life. The 'action' happens at the back of the screen, illustrating what the Dungeon Master and five heroic adventurers are describing at the front. It looks marvellous, and it will soon be a marvellous-looking game we can play at our desks, as PC and Mac versions of the previously mobile-only title have just been announced. Not only that, but we're getting a shiny '+1' version with all sorts of extra stuff, including new dungeons and additional Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles references. Yes.

There's no concrete date yet, but Knights of Pen & Paper +1 is apparently coming "soon" - specifically "Q2", the annoying financial term I have to Google the definition of every time. Oh, turns out it's April, May or June - so expect the game in April, May or June.

Here is a very lovely trailer. Ignoring the New Rules of game trailers, it seems to have forgotten to include a horrific bit where you have to cut the DM's leg off, focusing on battles, and player/desk customisation instead.

Cheers, Eurogamer .

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.