The Spirit Engine is a 2D, sidescrolling adventure/RPG game with a simple story and a straightforward, innovative real-time combat system. Written as an experimental reaction to old 16bit console RPGs, it took a little under two years to complete and was released in November 2003 as freeware under Natomic.
Although TSE-1 suffers from amateurish scripting and graphics, poor coding, a cumbersome menu system and a slow and unrefined combat engine, I am still proud of what the game achieved. Most importantly I enjoyed playing it and, although it split opinions, I am happy to say that many others did too.
The game concept lays the foundations for The Spirit Engine 2.
The Spirit Engine is FREEWARE. It is free to download but may not be redistributed without consent.
Source: The Developer Website.