Wisconsin-based student team Tropic Tundra Games has launched its retro-styled RPG Dynasty of Dusk for the Xbox Live Indie Games service and for Windows via Desura and Amazon.

There's a lot to like about Dynasty of Dusk. The battle system is clever and varied, and leveling proceeds at a brisk, satisfying pace. The skill tree system (which is spread across multiple classes) gives you a lot of room to customize your character in order to suit your playstyle, too, and I appreciate the way the game halts random encounters in an area once you're sufficiently leveled-up. Give this one a try, especially if you're a fan of throwback RPGs like Breath of Death VII.

The Windows version of Dynasty of Dusk is priced at $2.99, while the XBLIG edition is available for 80 Microsoft points ($1).