Heroine's Quest, an adventure/RPG hybrid inspired by the classic Quest for Glory series has been in development for the last four years, and has just been released for free by development team Crystal Shard.
Here's an official video released last year, which showcases the game's lovely 2D environments and Nordic inspired setting.
According to the offcial website:
Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok is an adventure / RPG hybrid. Like in many adventure games, you have a world to save, and must use your wit, guile and inventory to puzzle your way through. Like in many roleplaying games, you can customize your character with various classes and skills, and must train yourself in combat to stand a chance against the fierce monsters in your way.
The game is designed in the spirit and atmosphere of the classics, and strives to have the same high quality of art, music, and plot. With multiple character classes and several solutions to many puzzles, the game will have excellent replayability.
You can download the full game at no charge from Crystal Shard's