Even The Makers Of Yggdra Union Are Making Smartphone RPGs

By Spencer . December 24, 2012 . 1:27am


Sting is known for making games with intricate systems like Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection and Riviera: The Promised Land. While it wasn’t as well publicized, Sting also made a smartphone RPG with social game maker GREE called Dragon’s Labyrinth.


Players form a three person party with these six jobs: thief, martial artist, hunter, magician, priest, and warrior.


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Does the art style look familiar? Those pieces are from Sunaho Tobe who also worked on Sting’s Dept. Heaven titles like Riviera: The Promised Land and Yggdra Union. Dragon’s Labyrinth is available now on Android.


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  • malek86

    It’s been available for a long while now… Sting seems to be inactive essentially since GOC6. I’m sure they are doing something, but they are not saying what yet.

    • ronin4life

      I wish they brought those other yggdra union games over…
      I mean, I would still need to finish yggdra union but still… ^อบ^

    • I wonder if Atlus have just given up on them by this point.

      • malek86

        I think that had silently happened one year ago already. Getting a game published by Idea Factory is not exactly something a company with an exclusive publishing deal with Atlus would do.

        I remember when Atlus said they expected their software sales to rise 50% thanks to Sting’s output (ahahah). Maybe they didn’t renew the contract because their performance wasn’t good enough.

  • Z3

    This is the future of gaming!

    • Hidayat246


      • My friend watching someone playing a wretched ipad game where you walk sideways through a dungeon or something: “If this is the future of gaming, count me out.”

  • echokanon

    Sting has been doing mobile games for quite some time already. Although most of theme are casual/mini games but its not really new actually. Is this topic just trying to emphasize on the gaming trend that is moving into GREE/mobile platform?

  • Got Yggdra Union with Knights in the Nightmare. Worth playing?

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      Yeah, very. All the Dept. Heaven games are worth playing.

      • Alright, I will try to make room for it someday. Thanks.

  • monkey

    I dont particularly like the slant considering sting has done mobile games the last 2 gens. Pretending this is new is wrong.

    Ok, so they made this rpg

    lets look at all the non mobile games they did this gen

    yggdra port, riviera port, yggdra unison, knights in the knightmare, generation of chaos, blaze union, gloria union, hexz force

    so its like 8 to 1

    • OverlordZetta

      And look at all of them that never came out overseas while we’re at it…

      • monkey

        all but 2 did

        • OverlordZetta

          Since Knights in the Nightmare, ignoring ports of that, Yggdra, and Riviera, most of the Dept. Heaven games they made never came over and likely never will. We got Gungnir, but that was it.

          • monkey

            since 1995 weve only missed 3 games from them. Weve gotten everything else including the upcoming generation of chaos

          • Brandonmkii

            The spin off of Yggdra Union aren’t actually numbered entries in Dept. Heaven, so yeah, we’ve actually got all the Dept. Heaven games here in the west.

          • OverlordZetta

            They’re still games we didn’t get, and still games related to the Dept. Heaven series, even if they are spinoffs.

  • Curan_Altea

    It seems relevant enough to mention that there are multiple Sting games on the PSN that are either on sale or had their price reduced.

    • Testsubject909

      Yup and I already own quite a few of them.

    • OverlordZetta

      Oh? Which ones?

      • malek86

        All of them, I think.

  • OverlordZetta

    Guessing that we’ll finally see the Dept. Heaven series finished by… 2030, maybe?

  • CirnoLakes


    So when do smartphones stop using their touchscreens as the primary gaming input? Because I am simply not as pleased using a touchscreen for gaming rather than a gamepad. Except for the very, very rare game where gameplay is designed with a touchscreen in mind.

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