Beloved Rapture is a retro-style RPG set to release later this year that explores trauma, friendship, existentialism & LGBT themes

During the Guerrilla Collective 2024 stream event, publisher 2 Left Thumbs and developer Rapturous Studio showcased a new trailer for Beloved Rapture. The classically styled RPG is set to release later in 2024 for PC (Steam).

Beloved Rapture began life as an RPG Maker Kickstarter project in 2014, followed by a Kickstarter revamp in 2018 as a full-fledged independent RPG. According to the Kickstarter page, creator Aaron Crawford states "I had always marveled at the incredible storytelling that role-playing-games were able to accomplish. But, naturally, a small part of me wished for stronger LGBT inclusion, diversity, and progressivism. In that vein, it was incredibly significant for me to express some of those narrative qualities now that I have a game of my own."

The trailer, description, and screenshot set can be found below, via 2 Left Thumbs.

A retro-style RPG inspired by the 16-bit golden age. A game that explores trauma, friendship, existentialism & LGBT themes.

  • Dynamic turn-based combat with a focus on the challenge!
  • Choose from Classic or Story mode(s) to cater your experience.
  • NO random encounters, and no forced grinding!
  • A mid-length RPG that focuses on storytelling, rather than numerous filler side-quests.
  • A story-heavy game with cinematic cutscenes.
  • Six total playable characters, each with unique stats & skills.


Johan, an introverted young man from the countryside, finds himself thrown into a conflict beyond his comprehension. The Aeons—-an enigmatic & cultish militia — move ever closer to his isolated hometown.

Now faced with a threat to his once-elysian life, Johan must decide the role he is destined to play in their escalating conflict.

At his side are Aiden, the mysterious son of an exiled warrior, who has trained since childhood in the mystic arts; and Crysta, a runaway noblewoman intent on ending the war before it reaches her family.

Through his coming-of-age journey, Johan confronts the ghosts of his family trauma, his passions and sensuality, and ultimately his own demons.

Beloved Rapture