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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
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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
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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

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Dear Below, I need you in my life now please


I need the roguelike hole in my heart filled
Aug 12
Just look at it. Look at how gorgeous Below is. I need it. I need it NOW! read
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You can throw children at fire and make them more obedient in this game
The term "roguelike" gets way too much airtime these days. If anything has permadeath, it's instantly a roguelike. If it takes place in a dungeon -- "roguelike!" But the original Rogue's core mechanical element was its grid-b... read feature

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Steam Early Access

Your friends are the monsters in Crawl, out now on Steam Early Access


Powerhoof expects to have Early Access updates 'through at least early 2015'
Aug 06
After a short delay, Powerhoof's four-person dungeon crawler Crawl has been released on Steam Early Access for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It casts your friends (soon to be enemies) as monsters and traps while they try to take ... read
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Awakened Fate Ultimatum

This Awakened Fate Ultimatum trailer is very anime


It was either this or the other thing
Jul 31
NIS America released the first English trailer for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum today, and there's about three seconds of gameplay throughout its two-minute duration. The PlayStation 3 "roguelike role-playing game" ... read
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Next great roguelike

Man, I wish I were playing Crypt of the NecroDancer right now


It's out on Steam Early Access
Jul 31
Are you playing Crypt of the NecroDancer? You should be playing Crypt of the NecroDancer. It's a rhythm-based roguelike in which you hop around dungeons to the beat of music, a novel mechanic that ends up being enjoyable -- n... read
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Binding of Isaac

Replay runs, customize controls in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth


PS Vita visuals won't be exactly on par
Jul 29
I convinced myself long ago that The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was something I needed in my life, so every additional detail or feature we're told about in the lead up to release is just icing on top. This week, customizable ... read
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Confederate Express scam

So the Confederate Express developers might just be scumbags


Allegedly involved in an Airbnb scam, definitely misrepresented my words
Jul 29
Covering Kickstarter campaigns can be tricky business. Between conflicts of interest, the nature of crowdfunding, and the potential for scams, a lot can go wrong when an outlet like Destructoid highlights a particular campaig... read
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PRO TIPS FROM PRO PLAYERZ
I've been playing Crypt of the NecroDancer, and now I fancy myself a pretty amazing player. The game hits Steam's Early Access program in just two days, and so I figured I'd impart my wisdom unto any new players who may be out there by making a hawt tipz video. read feature

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The most adorable roguelike RPG platformer hybrid you'll ever play
To celebrate its release on Steam, our friends at Nerdook have given us five codes for the amazing Vertical Drop Heroes HD to hand out to the Dtoid community! If it wasn't apparent by the trailer above, Vertical Drop Heroes ... read feature

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Binding of Isaac

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's Jar lets you capture hearts like Link does fairies


Oh my, this game is going to be big
Jul 22
Some 150 new items are being added to Binding of Isaac for Rebirth, and as the game inches toward completion, Edmund McMillan is dutifully trotting several of them out one at a time to let us know what we can expect. The... read
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Steam Early Access

Crypt of the NecroDancer hops to Steam Early Access on July 30


The groove is in the heart of this roguelike
Jul 17
Rhythmic dungeon crawler Crypt of the NecroDancer has been fun to watch at expos, but soon enough we'll be able to play (and fail, likely repeatedly) on our own terms -- the game hits Steam Early Access for Windows, Mac, and... read
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Speedrun

Beating Spelunky in under two minutes


Never underestimate the teleporter
Jul 14
One minute and fifty five seconds -- that's the new world-record any% time for Spelunky set by Pibonacci. It hurts my brain thinking about how many runs must have happened before the right conditions presented themselves for this to unfold. To think, I was happy to clear Olmec in under eight minutes for the "Speedlunky" achievement. read
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Rogue Legacy

Less than three weeks until Rogue Legacy hits PlayStation


PS3, PS4, and PS Vita with Cross-Buy
Jul 09
Cellar Door Games' well-liked action-platformer Rogue Legacy comes to PS3, PS4, and PS Vita on July 29, 2014. It'll arrive in style, with support for Cross-Buy and cross-platform saves. These new ports will include everything... read
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Mods

Mod adds online co-op to Spelunky Classic


And that's not all
Jul 07
Thanks to a new mod released by YellowAfterLife, it's possible to play the original Spelunky cooperatively with another player online. Heck yeah! Download it here for free. The mod, Spelunky SD, also offers some bug fixes, tw... read
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Voyage to Farland

Voyage to Farland is some old-school Japanese roguelike action


PC and tablet users can try a demo right now
Jun 26
Sometimes you see a trailer for a game and think, "Yeah, that's some real old-school stuff right there." From the video above, you can tell Voyage to Farland harks back to the 16-bit era but developer Patrick Casey is puttin... read
Binding of Isaac photo
Binding of Isaac

Here's how co-op works in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth


How is babby formed?
Jun 18
We've long known that The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will have an all-new local cooperative feature but here are the specifics, as broken down by designer Edmund McMillen. When the second player presses start, they'll randomly... read
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FranknJohn

Little house of horrors: FranknJohn is one adorable roguelike


B-movie, gimme some gore!
Jun 04
FranknJohn has to be one of the cutest Kickstarter projects I've seen, especially given the fact that it's a roguelike set in a haunted house full of nods to B-movies. Plus, the titular FranknJohn himself has a stake going t... read
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It's okay, the children want to be thrown
Max hung out with Dave and Daniel of Spry Fox Games to check out their upcoming title, The Road Not Taken. From the makers of Triple Town, this puzzle roguelike puts the player in an adorable world, with dark undercurrents. ... read feature

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Teleglitch

Teleglitch's big update adds a new Arena Practice mode


You'll still die. A lot.
May 21
Teleglitch didn't grab me in the same way other roguelikes have... okay, I mean it didn't grab me the way Spelunky grabbed me (and refused to let go). Part of it that has to go down to the fact I kept dying and dying really q... read






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