Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman is a video game developed by Czech-based studio Hexage. It is an Action role-playing game. In January 2014 the game was Greenlit for Steam.
The player controls a black swordsman and travels across the map from mission point to mission point. Upon arriving, dialog is displayed and the player can choose their own responses. The player can either accept or reject a quest, or on completion of a quest can demand more gold at the risk of losing any future quests from that location. When the quest is accepted a way point is highlighted and the player can choose to go there immediately or undertake a side quest. Once either the way point, or the side quest, is reached the player enters a 2D battle arena mode which is played as a fighting platform game. Enemies in battle include both ground units and flying ones and upon being attacked grant the player 'rage skulls' for special attacks. Once killed they usually drop gold which can be used to buy better weapons and armor. Each battle fought, whether won or lost, grants experience (one exception being some boss battles) which the player uses to level up. Upon leveling, the player can choose 1 of 3 destiny cards which upgrade their character. Cards do everything from granting more health or strength to allowing the player to heal when they collect gold. Cards can also be bought for 20,000 gold at the fortune teller. Random encounters are common as the player heads from one way point to the next which again makes the player enter the battle arena. The controls are very basic, the player automatically attacks when he is near an enemy while the basic swipe commands execute special attacks which can be increased in strength using 'rage skulls'.