Turn-Based JRPG ‘The Use of Life’ Enters Steam Early Access Today; Announcement Trailer

During today’s Indie Live Expo 2022 event, the turn-based JRPG, The Use of Life, by Daraneko Games and publisher Playism was announced to have entered Early Access today on PC via Steam.

This is a “game book multi-ending JRPG” where players encounter numerous choices that shape the course of the adventure. The ending, in particular, is heavily altered depending on those aforementioned choices. Further, TRPG-esque dice rolls aid in this delivery of choice.

Combat melds quick time events and commands with both combatants acting three times per turn, providing inestimable strategical planning across every encounter. Victorious accomplishment lies at the forefront of combative sequences, with the team desiring players to achieve a sense of genuine fulfillment. Character customization is also present to enhance stats and learn skills.

Basic skills come in the following four varieties:

  • Fighter – Prioritizes physical attack power and high move number usage
  • Samurai – Critical-centric strikes
  • Mage – High-risk, high-reward offensive spells
  • Sorcerer – Status ailment focus

You can view the live stream where this announcement occurred below (timestamped):

You can view the Early Access announcement trailer below via Publisher Playism:


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