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Enchanted Cave 2 photo
Enchanted Cave 2

A free roguelike with music by Banjo-Kazooie's Grant Kirkhope? Yes, please!


The Enchanted Cave 2
Jan 26
I'm struggling to stop playing The Enchanted Cave 2 for long enough to tell you about it. Unassuming name and overabundance of roguelikes aside, this browser-based game is terrific. You delve into a cavern in search of gold, ... read
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Children of Morta

Children of Morta announces stretch goals


Co-op don't come free
Jan 24
After giving you a formal introduction of Children of Morta earlier this week, Austin developer Dead Mage has revealed to hack 'n' slash hopefuls the stretch goals of its project on Kickstarter. While an initial funding ... read
Children of Morta KS photo
Children of Morta KS

Children of Morta Kickstarter launches today, looks phenomenal


Dead Mage's gorgeous 2D hack n' slash has left me awestruck
Jan 20
Story-driven hack 'n' slash Children of Morta's Kickstarter campaign went live today and it looks absolutely stunning. I cover a lot of retro-inspired pixel-art titles in my work here at Destructoid, but what ... read
Vagante Early Access photo
Nuke Nine's take on the formula scratches all the itches
When we last reported on Nuke Nine's retro-inspired action platformer Vagante, the title was campaigning for funding on Kickstarter. After unfortunately falling short of its funding goal the developers have brought... read feature

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Space Beast Terror Fright

Space Beast Terror Fright is my new drug


Nornware's FPS manages to distill the intensity of Aliens
Jan 18
Space Beast Terror Fright is Johannes "johno" Norneby's interpretation of the sci-fi first-person shooter: take the artful tension-building and high-octane muzzle flash from James Cameron's Aliens, add in the corridor c... read
Crawl photo
Crawl

Control a three-headed hydra with your friends in Crawl


Update adds many new monsters to embody
Jan 15
Crawl, the multiplayer dungeon crawler from Powerhoof where you control the monsters and try to kill you friends, just released a new update on Steam today. In addition to a big list of bug fixes and stat balancing, the Plague Mushroom update introduces a ton of new content. read
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ATLUS

Etrian Mystery Dungeon crawls to 3DS on April 7


Atlus sets roguelike role-playing game's release date in stone
Jan 14
Etrian Mystery Dungeon will arrive in North America on April 7, Atlus USA announced today. The project is a collaboration between Atlus and Spike Chunsoft, pairing the character classes and skill trees of Etrian Odyssey with Mystery Dungeon's exploratory roguelike design.  Atlus plans to include a bonus soundtrack disc with all pre-orders and first-run copies of the game. read
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Crystal Catacombs

Kickstarter-funded Crystal Catacombs arrives on Steam tomorrow


Classic 2D platforming meets roguelike randomness
Jan 14
After nearly three years in development, Levels or Lives' retro-inspired roguelike pixel art platformer Crystal Catacombs is almost ready to make its debut on Steam. Successfully funded on Kickstarter in July of 2012,  ... read
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Path to the Sky

Path to the Sky teaser debut, game details revealed


It's been a long time coming, but it's been well worth the wait
Jan 11
I've been talking with Berlin-based solo developer Johannes "Dek" Märtterer since early September of last year. Some of you may already be familiar with his work. He's the creator of the charming neo-retro-sty... read
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Distant Star: RF

Distant Star: Revenant Fleet is an Early Access title to keep an eye on


Blazing Griffin's Scott Boyd gives us some pointers on how to die less often!
Jan 09
I've tried to keep one eye on Blazing Griffin's lovely looking real-time space strategy game Distant Star: Revenant Fleet for a while now, however, the slippery devil somehow managed to sneak past me and ... read
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The Depths of Tolagal

The Depths of Tolagal is fairly brutal, but it's also addictive


Have I mentioned the Destructoid community has a great taste in games?
Jan 06
Knowing my penchant for habitually tinkering around with retro-inspired roguelike games that I dig up on Steam, community badass and all-around awesome person Phil Ken Sebben tapped me on the shoulde... read
Children of Morta photo
Children of Morta

Children of Morta coming to Kickstarter in January


I haven't been this pumped for a Kickstarter since Hyper Light Drifter
Dec 23
Remember that gorgeous pixel-art roguelike hack-and-slash we posted about a couple months back? Well, if you liked what you saw the last time we covered the delightful Children of Morta, you're in for a treat! Dead Mage stud... read
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NEO Scavenger

Brutal turn-based survival game NEO Scavenger out now


No longer in Steam Early Access
Dec 16
I kept seeing NEO Scavenger pop up Twitter yesterday, and now I know why: it's just come out of early access and is now available on Steam and GOG.com for $14.99 (Windows/Mac/Linux). This is a turn-based survival game, and an... read
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Tower of Guns

Tough but fun roguelike FPS Tower of Guns coming to PS3, PS4, Xbox One


Face full of bullets, more like
Dec 12
Tower of Guns was in a recent Humble Indie Bundle, which means I played a little of it but didn't stick around quiiite long enough for it to take hold of me. It's good, though! Hard, too. The roguelike first-person shooter o... read
Etrian Mystery Dungeon photo
Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Etrian Mystery Dungeon comes west next spring


Atlus goes rogue!
Dec 03
Etrian Mystery Dungeon is heading to the Americas in 2015, Atlus USA announced today. The crossover project is a partnership between the Shin Megami Tensei studio and Spike Chunsoft, makers of strange series like Da... read
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Necropolis

Shadowrun Returns dev's next title is Necropolis


A game of brutal combat and survival
Nov 08
Gorgeous low-poly aesthetic? Check! Development team headed up by one of the original creators of Shadowrun? Check! Roguelike gameplay designed to cater to third-person action game enthusiasts? Check! I'd nearly swo... read
Convoy photo
Convoy

Convoy: if FTL were about driving through the desert


Welcome to the Thunderdome
Nov 07
Back when consumers were more willing to put money toward projects on Kickstarter, FTL: Faster Than Light was one of the first big indie videogame success stories on the crowdfunding platform. It set a modest goal of $10,000... read
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Dungeon of the Endless

Dungeon of the Endless leaves Early Access


Let the tears of joy flow
Oct 27
French independent studio Amplitude's Dungeon of the Endless is leaving Steam Early Access today. Staying true to its roguelike nature, if you picked the game up during the Early Access phase, your progress will be wiped and... read
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Remarkable feet?
Spelunky players are always finding new and interesting ways to torture themselves. Let's face it -- besting Spelunky's unforgiving randomly generated mazes is an accomplishment unto itself. Learning to do it with your feet ... read feature

Risk of Rain update photo
Risk of Rain update

Risk of Rain's new engine should mean less slowdown


Update brings characters, items, and challenges
Oct 22
Risk of Rain is a great little action platformer that'll make you feel like garbage before building you up into an unstoppable force of destruction. Try it, sometime! You can even bring friends along. Developer Hopoo Games ha... read
Ziggurat trailer photo
Ziggurat trailer

Ziggurat welcomes its upcoming official launch with a great-looking trailer


Move zig
Oct 09
A couple months ago, Rob wrote about Ziggurat making it on Steam Early Access, and it looks like this one will not be wasting away there for long before its full release, which developer Milkstone Studios says is "very close... read
Heavy Bullets photo
Roguelike FPS wrapped up in neon swag
The security system in Highrise Hunting Grounds has gone rogue, and you’ve been sent to shut down the mainframe. With only six initial bullets, you must fight your way through eight levels of neon jungle rife with lethal spiders, turrets, bush worms, and feisty cat-balls. It’s a good thing your bullets bounce back, because you’ll need them. read feature

Children of Morta photo
Della morta
I love this flowing, watercolor reminiscent pixel art. It benefits all the happy dancing in the trailer and the exaggerated, unrealistic movements sort of remind me of the animation style of Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong: The Animation).  Anyway, Children of Morta basically looks exactly like something I want to play real bad. read feature

Wii U photo
Wii U

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth teased for Wii U


Smiley face
Oct 07
Fans of The Binding of Isaac have long wanted the game on 3DS and while that'd be great to see one day, I'd be just as happy to to have it on Wii U. Which might actually happen! I know! Nicalis uploaded this video yesterday and that blip at the beginning sure is a Wii U overlay. There's also this Twitter exchange between designer Edmund McMillen and Nicalis' Tyrone Rodriguez. [Via GoNintendo] read
Heat Signature photo
Heat Signature

Heat Signature is already looking hot


I couldn't help myself
Sep 29
Heat Signature was one of the games I most wanted to get my hands on at EGX. Designer Tom Francis was the guy behind Gunpoint, one of my favorites of 2013, and this next title similarly allows a great deal of player expressio... read
24 Killers photo
24 Killers

A monster squat competition is one thing that happens in 24 Killers


What
Sep 22
Watching the above video, I thought I had a pretty good handle on what happens in 24 Killers. After finishing it, I felt more confused than before. Upon investigating the Kickstarter campaign, it turns out that 24 Killers fo... read
Binding of Isaac photo
Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is everything I hoped it'd be


PS Vita owners especially are in for a treat
Sep 08
One of my favorite parts of PAX Prime this year was an appointment with Nicalis. Not only was the meeting away from the crowded, noisy Washington State Convention Center, it was an opportunity to get sucked into The Binding o... read
Kickstarter photo
Kickstarter

Vagante is a tough, promising 2D action-platformer


There's an alpha demo with four-player co-op
Aug 19
Nuke Nine has launched a Kickstarter for its action-platformer with RPG elements Vagante and the best part about the pitch -- well, besides several attention-grabbing .gifs -- is the included demo. Vagante has permanent deat... read
Binding of Isaac photo
Binding of Isaac

Co-op in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is looking good


A short Let's Play preview from the McMillens
Aug 19
Here's Edmund and Danielle McMillen previewing cooperative play in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth including one of the game's twenty challenges, Head Trauma, in which you have tons of tears spraying all over the place but the... read
Ziggurat photo
Ziggurat

Milkstone's dungeon-crawling FPS Ziggurat now available on Steam Early Access


Get your roguelike on without relying on luck
Aug 15
Milkstone Studio's gorgeous but frenetic-looking Ziggurat is a first-person shooter with roguelike elements that's now available on Steam Early Access. Inspired by the classics Hexen and Heretic, Ziggurat is a dungeon-crawli... read






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