Thanks to Mechatotoro's wanderings in the lands of Steam and Desura, I also got to test the latter. Browsing the games there, I found Epic Inventor.
Epic Inventor is a free game by Pixel Prone Games. It's hard to classify it, unless Side-scrolling-action-RPG with a retro taste may be considered a valid category.
This game transports you to a fantasy world in which the land is full of monsters. Monsters like wild beasts, giant bugs, trolls, flions (flying lions) and zombie walrusses look for you. Scary, right?
But you can't be scared. The game places you in the shoes of a heroic inventor who, helped by his faithful robot, explores forests and caves in search for materials. Those materials, when combined skillfully, will help him create tools, weapons, armor, and anything your imagination may reach.
Did I mention you have to grow your own crops in order to produce the food that will restore your health?
The game is really fun and quite addictive. True, its graphics are not the latest greatest, but I really don't care about that. I wish I had some more free time to actually become a true Epic Inventor!