Produced by: 8 Bit Weapon
Website: Lawless Legends
The Outlaw Editor, the editing environment used to create Lawless Legends and Ancient Legends.
Lawless Legends is something of an oddity. Although it is intended as a fantasy RPG, it is set in California circa 1856, in the aftermath of the gold rush. The region in which the game is set, which is centered on Fort Miller, is slowly being overrun with bandits and worse, and rumours of unnatural creatures hiding just beyond the nearby mountain ridges are adding to troubles.
Lawless Legends takes considerable inspiration from the Ultima series, both in terms of its use of a mixture of top-down tiled graphics and first-person 3D rendered viewpoints, and in its choice of launch platform: the game is being coded (at present) for Apple IIs and Commodore 64s (although PC ports and more could potentially happen later on). Some of the images on the game’s Facebook page suggest that the project has been in one stage of development or another sinec the 1980s, although its tools have become significantly more modernized in recent years, which has aided progress on it considerably.
While Lawless Legends is still in development, its editing environment — the Outlaw Editor — is available now.