Realms of Antiquity: The Shattered Crown is a newly developed TI-99/4a retro RPG, now available on Steam

Quixotic Software has released recently-developed TI-99/4a retro CRPG Realms of Antiquity: The Shattered Crown on Steam for $20.00.

Realms of Antiquity is developed by Adam Haase and released for the Texas Instruments TI-99/4a Home Computer in December 2020, playable on original hardware. For those of us that don't have a TI-99/4a, which originally launched in 1981, we can purchase the game through Steam which will play it in an emulator.

A trailer, description, and screenshot set can be found below via Quixotic games. If you have the proper components needed to play the game on its original hardware, you can find purchase and boot information on the game's official website.

Prepare yourself for a journey to a world of fantasy and adventure!

A land fallen into chaos needs stalwart heroes to save it from a sinister and powerful force of evil...

Enter a massive sprawling world of wild forests, frozen plains, misty mountains, scorched deserts, and endless oceans. Explore cities, towns and villages to rest and recover as well as buy equipment. Talk to sages, warriors, peasants and sovereigns to aid you in your quest. Sail the open seas or pilot boats up rivers. Descend into dark dungeons, castle ruins, and mysterious places to find treasure, fight evil, and locate powerful relics.

Do you have what it takes to save the Realms of Antiquity?

This is a retro computer role-playing game, written for the classic TI-99/4a home computer, released in 1981. It runs in full emulation on modern Windows systems as well as the original hardware.

Provided ready-to-play in the Classic99 emulator!


  • 16-Color bitmap enhanced graphics
  • Nine character classes
  • Control up to four characters
  • 2d turn-based tactical combat
  • Huge multi-disk fantasy world
  • Over 250 unique powerful items
  • 60 spells, seven schools of magic
  • Over 200 terrifying monsters
  • NPC’s with complex dialogue


  • PC running Windows OS 7-10