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This Way Madness Lies Releases November 10th

Key Artwork for This Way Madness Lies, one of several RPGs coming this week

Zeboyd Games, the developers behind titles such as Cosmic Star Heroine, has announced This Way Madness Lies! The project is a Shakespearean magical girl RPG set in the city of Verona, Italy.

Fans of the developer’s previous games won’t have to wait long to get their hands on This Way Madness Lies either as the title is expected to release via Steam on November 10th.

This Way Madness Lies Trailer:

Let us begin our tale, in the quiet city of Verona, Italy. A town for lovers… and giant, mutant flower attacks.

As the leader of the Stratford-Upon-Avon High Drama Society, Imogen is no ordinary girl! Sure, she goes to school every day and helps produce plays for the community, but beyond that, she’s a magical girl! With her powers, she can teleport to alternate dimensions based on Shakespeare plays, fight back the forces of Nightmare, and still get back in time for dinner!

Join Imogen, Paulina, Viola, Rosalind, Miranda, Beatrice, and Kate on an epic adventure throughout the Shakespearean metaverse!

This Way Madness Lies – Key Features

Over on the title’s Steam page, Zeboyd Games have outlined This Way Madness Lies‘ key features and potential length.

• Unique, turn-based combat!
• Hang out with your friends!
• Put on plays!
• Shakespearean dialogue too difficult to parse? No problem with our unique Ye Olde English to New English translator! 110% accurate!
• Multi-character unite abilities!
• Teaches you while you learn!
• Get a pet!
• Pacing that doesn’t waste your time!
• Fun for the whole family!

We believe that world needs more bite-size turn-based JRPGs – short, self-contained games that you can enjoy over a weekend or a few play sessions when you want a change of pace from big epics. Something that’s all killer, no filler. We estimate that a single playthrough of This Way Madness Lies will take around 4-5 hours, depending on difficulty & playstyle, and we hope that you will enjoy every minute!


This Way Madness Lies is set to release on PC via Steam in just under a month, on November 10th, and will retail at $9.99 USD. If you haven’t yet played any of Zeboyd Games’ previous titles, make sure to check out RPGFan’s reviews of some of their previous work such as Cosmic Star Heroine and Cthulhu Saves the World.

For insight into all the indie RPGs coming your way in the future, make sure to keep an eye on RPGFan’s news feed.

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Tom Cox

Tom Cox

Tom is a news editor for RPGFan with a love of RPGs, Pokémon, and Zelda! When not playing games or writing, he can usually be found hiking with his dog, Otto.

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