So, I like RPGs. I like JRPGs and I like WRPGs. What I don't like is that both of them have fallen into a rut and would rather adhere to tradition than innovate in their respective genres. The answer isn't to try to bring back oldschool games, because they went out of fashion for a reason.
Because big companies aren't pushing forward with making innovative RPGs, I decided I would make one myself. You can see the Kickstarter here.
Rather than trying to look to the past, we decided to start from scratch and throw out everything that has been done to death and makes RPGs repetitive - random encounters, grinding, silent protagonists, mystical princesses, ancient evils, etc. In Vacant Sky: Awakening, you play as the villain - or someone who will become a villain. In this game, you follow his growth from a mischievous noble ne'er-do-well to an enemy of the world.
Give it a look and let me know what you think - if you're feeling generous, I would appreciate if you would support and share it. The goal is to start fresh with RPGs and discard what it is that has been holding them back. If you have any suggestions, questions, or recommendations, I'd love to hear them.