The Grind is a fast and free light RPG for the Android platform. The grind removes everything from the typical RPG play system, except the grinding and the leveling! Everything else is automatic. Love RPGs but hate the hundreds of hours they take? The Grind is perfect for you, as you can pick up and play for as long as you like, you character is automatically saved and you can continue whenever you like. Using a hybrid approach of real data and RPG stereotypes, I’ve incorporated thousands upon thousands of real life places, animals, elements, metal types, and more into the game system, so you never have to see the same old “blue slimes” over and over.
UPDATE!! – 8/7/2011 – The Grind Expansion Pack 2 – Easy Mode is live! This will be automatically updated through the Android Market. It implements some of the most often requested player features since Expansion Pack 1 (auto-saving, a player context menu, more elements, more items, more screen space for the game). All user interface elements are now in context menus or within the interface. This means 10-20% more screen real estate on ALL DEVICES!! This update rolls up all game fixes and balances to date.
Screenshots from Expansion Pack 2
UPDATE!! The Grind Expansion Pack 1 -Magic and Post-Apocalypse Pack is live! This will be automatically updated through the Android Market. It implements some of the most often requested player features (saves based on player names, auto-grinding without touching), as well as adds hundreds of new spells, locations, enemies, post apocalyptic items, and more! You can also now view your current spell and item lists from the menu button! This update also adds a slew of game balances and bug fixes!
Screenshots from Expansion Pack 1:
Screenshots from Base Game:
You can download it from the Android Market here.
The grind takes its spell list from an awesome name generator made available here by Chris Pound.
Update 4/2012 This is now open source and hosted on GitHub. Check it out at my GitHub page.