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Retro-Style Turn-Based RPG Terra Memoria Announced for PC and Consoles

Written by Marcello TBL

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Terra Memoria, a retro-style turn-based RPG, has been announced by Indie developer La Moutarde in collaboration with Dear Villagers. Coming to PC, Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series platforms later this year, Terra Memoria promises to be a relaxing and nostalgic journey infused with innovative modern elements.

Terra Memoria Gameplay

In Terra Memoria, players embark on a globe-spanning quest filled with exploration, crafting, building, and camaraderie. When a magic crystal shortage and the unexpected reactivation of ancient robots set a group of six friends on an extraordinary investigation, they traverse through Terra. This captivating world marries 3D graphics and pixel art. Each character has their own story to unfold and unique skills to contribute to the game’s turn-based combat.

But combat isn’t the only challenge to overcome. Players must also become adept at Terra Memoria’s unique building system, creating various objects to solve environmental puzzles and even rebuild devastated cities. The gameplay puts a map editor-like tool into players’ hands, providing them the opportunity to shape the world meaningfully.

The diverse countries of Terra Memoria each have their own regional guide offering advice on new recipes, important characters, clues to assist investigations and insights into regional specialties. Understanding these local customs and leveraging this advice will be crucial for a successful journey.

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François Bertrand, Game Director at La Moutarde, shared, “With Terra Memoria, we wanted to craft a timeless adventure that harks back to the style of a classic RPG, but with a fresh twist, incorporating elements like building, cooking, and crafting. The essence of Terra Memoria, however, is a tribute to the road trip and the profound bonds that form between friends and found family as they explore unknown lands together.”

Guillaume Jamet, Head of Publishing for Dear Villagers, added, “Terra Memoria is a love letter to classic RPGs. It has turn-based combat and pixel art reminiscent of the 90’s RPGs. The HEXA system and the vibrant soundtrack lend it a modern touch. While it’s nostalgic for long-time RPG fans, it also caters to the newer generation, resonating with those who have played games like Octopath Traveler, Eiyuden Chronicle, or Suikoden. This blend of old and new makes Terra Memoria feel truly timeless!”

Below an overview of the game courtesy of Steam and Announcement Trailer.


With a steady step and a light spirit, your adventure starts to… uh… wait a second.

Another crystal shortage?! My train was canceled? Just my luck! Between that and the robots that are attacking us…

Hey, since you’re here, why don’t you investigate all that? Yes, yes! You’re the perfect fit for that mission. Go ahead! We’re looking at you!

Terra Memoria welcomes you with open arms: six lovable characters, an investigation through all ages, a world with crazy inhabitants, and cozy music… a little RPG with exploration, fighting, construction, and puzzles.

Visit the past and present to discover who controls the crystals, why the ancient machines are attacking, and how everything is linked (nooo, really?????)

Main characteristics

Go on a road trip

Set up your camp with the handyman and the blacksmith while the summoner and the sorcerer cook tonight’s dinner. By the fireside, stories of a shapeshifter and the tunes of a bard resonate. That’s how another day of travel with your new friends ends.

Explore the world of Terra

Discover a cute little RPG and its world that combines 3D and pixel art, as well as its authentic music crafted with love.

What’s important is the journey! Take your time, take every path, and befriend eccentric citizens (why are they so weird?).

Craft, build, repair

Use a unique construction tool to change the world and solve puzzles. Buildings and decorations – craft everything and construct a village!

Write a regional guide

A local recipe, the mayor’s portrait, or a real false treasure map? Every piece of information is good to add to this participatory publication.

Will you find the clues hidden there?


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.