Recently I've read about an old-style top-down RPG called Realmz
, which it's an old (1994) top-down shareware RPG that has apparently enjoyed considerable popularity (numerous third-party add-on scenarios were published) - but on the Mac platform. It was ported to Windows in 1999, and nine years later the author, one Tim Philips, released Realmz
for free. Soon afterwards his company's site, fantasoft.com, went down for unknown reasons.
However, there's a functional mirror of the website, which can be found here
. Note though that the links at the https://fantasoft.powweb
dot com/downloads.html - downloads page are broken because they still point to the old website address, but the files themselves are present on the site. Therefore, to download the demo versions, you need to copy the link then replace "http://www.fantasoft.com" part with "https://fantasoft.powweb.com" (I would have posted the correct links but forums software won't let me for some reason). The registration codes for both versions are available from the website as well.
More info about the game, as well as additional links, can be found in the Wikipedia article