The Linear RPG is Sophie Houlden's entry into RPGDX's "LoFi" Indie RPG Jam. Play is set along a single line and battles happen automatically, with health and experience being altered randomly.

Along the linear mission there are circles which represent inns, places to restore your health. To make it all the way to the end, players need to work their way forward and back along the line, visiting previous inns in order to build their experience up before tackling harder and longer lines.

It's not a breakthrough in RPG gameplay, but it's an interesting concept and the story which is simultaneously told in the background adds to the experience. Walk the line over at Sophie's site.