A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

Flare (Free Libre Action Roleplaying Engine) is a simple game engine built to handle a very specific kind of game: single-player 2D action RPGs. Flare is not a re-implementation of an existing game or engine. It is a tribute to and exploration of the action RPG genre.

Flare comes bundled with a game made by the Flare team, the Empyrean Campaign. The Empyrean Campaign's story begins with the player being exiled from their homeland of Empyrean, resulting in them embarking on a quest to regain entry. This journey takes the player through many regions, with plenty of side quests along the way.

Flare was created by Clint Bellanger and has gather several contributors over the years. For more information, please see the following links:


Flare v1.11 (Windows, ZIP/itch client) 125 MB
Flare v1.11 (Windows, installer EXE) 125 MB
Flare v1.11 (Linux, 64-bit) 125 MB

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I love this art style. Great game!

And the music is great!

FLARE has three classes, check out the skills in this video:

I think Exiled Kingdoms for mobile (great for a mobile game) was made with this engine after seeing these images (same character images and textures)

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Exiled Kingdoms uses its own engine as far as I know. But as you noticed, many of the art assets are the same.


Thanks for this great game. Easy to play, easy to create own mods and (though I´m a total NOOB to C++) easy to modify and compile (I´m using Linux).


Downloaded this from Flathub, but since it's the same game, I'll just say it reminds me a lot of Darkstone. And for the few people who remember that game, that is quite a complement.


I remember trying an alpha of this game years ago, and while I liked it, I thought back then that this game would never be finished. I deeply thank you for proving me wrong. I'll be looking forward for updates!


Tons of contributors have helped keep this game moving. Justin Jacobs leads the engine effort and deserves a ton of credit for this 1.0 launch!


i have to sugest a campain with procedural generation


Excellent game. You guys rock. I hope you continue to develop the game and make a new campaign, new content, new quests, etc.


The game is better than 90% of steam indie games for linux.

Definitely recommend to try it out. The game is available in Snap store for those who don't want to download archive

Command to install in ubuntu:
sudo snap install flare-rpg

For other distros check how to install snap and then use command above.

Thanks for the devs for the game, love it!


>The game is better than 90% of steam indie games for linux.

ha ha this is true. Steam linux indie games sucks.