Eurogamer Beams Down 30XX’s Near-Future Release Date

Roguelikes come in all shapes and sizes. The subgenre casts a wide net, tying together varied aesthetics, systems, and camera perspectives under the unifying banner of random-generation and challenging gameplay that often means starting over upon dying. 30XX, the follow-up to the acclaimed, best-selling Megaroguelike action-platformer 20XX from developer Battlestaple Games, prepares to mix up […]

Polygon Points Out 2021’s Most-Anticipated Indie Games

A new year means a new crop of games. Polygon’s Nicole Carpenter kicked off 2021 by taking a look at this year’s roster of promising indie projects. Carpenter spotlights 21 highly anticipated games, including 30XX, the follow-up to Batterystaple Games’ acclaimed, best-selling Megaroguelike action-platformer 20XX, and SkateBIRD, the avian action sports game from developer Glass […]

30 Years Later, a Jetboard Joust Interview with Eurogamer

Eurogamer’s Martin Robinson interviewed James Closs, developer of Jetboard Joust, a joyous fusion of classic arcade shoot-’em-ups and modern roguelikes from publisher Freedom! Games and developer BitBull, out now on Steam for PC and coming in 2021 for Nintendo Switch. Jetboard Joust picks up from its predecessor, with its core idea lifted wholesale – but […]

ScreenRant Kicks it Old-School with Jetboard Joust

For a certain section of gamers, coin-munching arcades and cumbersome plastic joysticks are sewn into the fabric of the medium. Flashing lights and pixelated characters define countless hours playing titles on systems and cabinets most people are familiar with only in passing. But for those that remember, a new wave of arcade-inspired titles offers a […]

COGConnected Finds Darksburg “Intense” and “Incredibly Fun”

What do an escaped werewolf, a portly gourmet, and a macabre plague doctor have in common? At first glance, not a whole lot. But in Darksburg, the co-op zombie action roguelite from Shiro Games, they’re three characters capable of culling hundreds of zombies. Add them to a roster of five playable heroes, mix in some procedurally […]

SplatterCatGaming Explores the Surreal World of Dreamscaper

Dreams are funny things. Little fragments of hopes, fears, and interactions twisted and warped into barely-remembered nighty vignettes. But while most people’s dreams are little more than vague recollections, for the protagonist of Dreamscaper, the lucid dreaming action roguelite RPG from publisher Freedom Games and developer Afterburner Studios, they’re recurring and inescapable nightmares. YouTuber SplatterCatGaming recently dove […]

Siliconera Reports Death Isn’t the End in 30XX’s Mega Mode

Siliconera’s Jenni Lada reported that 30XX, the follow-up to Batterystaple Games’ best-selling action platformer 20XX, will introduce a new permadeath-free game type called Mega Mode alongside the returning roguelike Arcade Mode. Lada explains how the new game mode operates: If you go through the Mega Mode, you’ll still have procedurally generated levels. However, dying won’t be devastating. You can send […]

Game Watcher Slices Up Darksburg 1.0 Steam Release Date

Game Watcher reported details of the Steam 1.0 release of Darksburg, the cooperative zombie survival action game from Shiro Games, slashing the dead on PC on September 23. Author Bogdan Robert Mateș’ article lists many of the game’s new additions ahead of the full launch and the unlockable perks players can snag during playtime. What started off as a more traditional […]

Northernlion Delves into the Depths of UnderMine

Northernlion took another deep dive into UnderMine, the action-adventure roguelike brimming with secrets from developer Thorium Entertainment. He revisited the game after its initial Early Access release in 2019, and found himself satisfied with how the game progressed to its 1.0 launch, now available on Steam for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux, and Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One […]

PC Gamer Shares the Reveal of Co-Op Retro-Inspired Demons Ate My Neighbors!

PC Gamer shared the reveal of Demons Ate My Neighbors!, the retro-inspired twin-stick roguelite shooter developed by Tuned–Out Games and incubated with the support of Greg Johnson of HumaNature Studios (Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove!), coming to Nintendo Switch and Windows PC Q3 2021. Calling the title “delightfully on-the-nose,” PC Gamer has a good feeling about the zombie roguelite combo: Developer […]