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Roguelike 2d games can be great fun to play. Take a look at these awesome picks and pick up your controller!


Spell Cast


Spell Cast video game Developed by Lance Games and published by Lance Games

Developed by Lance Games and published by Lance Games

Time survival game with roguelite elements.There's no place where to hide, all you can do is try to survive and get as much gem as possible for the next survivor, before Death inevitably puts an end to your struggles.Play with your friends - max 10 playerPlay with different charactersDestroy your enemies, defend yourself.Use experiences to gain new abilitiesCombine abilitiesGet tons of rewards by killing bosses

Spell Cast

Spell Cast video game Developed by Lance Games and published by Lance Games video screen

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MidBoss


MidBoss video game by Eniko

Made by Eniko

MidBoss: The possession based graphical roguelike.

A turn-based procedurally generated death labyrinth.

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About

MidBoss is a video game about possessing your defeated enemies in order to become stronger. You play the weakest of the dungeon denizens, an imp with no ability other than possessing other creatures. Your goal is to defeat and possess increasingly stronger creatures, unlocking their abilities for yourself and becoming stronger as you go along, and eventually defeat and become the dungeon's ultimate endboss.

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Features

Possess your enemy and gain their strengths and skills

An absolute mess of abilities. We've got your passives, your actives, and your innates! There are over 60 unique abilities to discover and learn.

Choose between Hardcore mode (only 1 life), 1UP mode (5 lives), and

Narrative mode (infinite lives and buffs to explore the game)

Lots of equipment to find, seven types of weapons, shields, armor, boots, and accessories in 6 different rarity flavors!

Randomized potions every game. Who knows what's in these mystery bottles! (optional)

Dynamic music system that ups the musical excitement when enemies are about.

Quick Play mode for shorter, more condensed play sessions.

Custom Game mode that allows you to play the game the way you want to.

Share your crushing defeats with your friends through the use of death cards, images which contain embedded data which lets players load the card in their game, inspect your run's stats, and replay it using the same seed and settings.

Spend death cards to start your next run with items you had when you died.

Beat the game and get a special card which unlocks a new game mode. Start over with your items, abilities, or both!

Cratefish as a currency!

Traps as well as unidentified and cursed items.

Trade with and sell unwanted items to a mysterious merchant.

Single-file save and resume, you don't even have to click any buttons for your game to save, it's all taken care of.

Like tooltips? We've got tooltips for everything! All the information you need at your fingertips.

Lots of crates, chests, and other containers to pillage. Find the royal chest that spawns on every floor for extra sweet loot!

Playable with either mouse andor keyboard. Pick whatever control scheme you like!

Line of sight and fog of war systems, and none of that cone of sight stuff. We assume you can look over your shoulder.

Full options menu including key rebinding, resolution options, and more! (FoV slider coming soon)

Miss the good old days? Got some nostalgia for those eye-bleeding CGA cyans and magentas? Miss the old Gameboy days, or were you more of a C64 fan? We've got you covered with 12 unlockable retro mode filters!

MidBoss

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刀剑演武


刀剑演武 video game Developed by 刀剑演武 and published by 刀剑演武

Developed by 刀剑演武 and published by 刀剑演武

刀剑演武 video game Developed by 刀剑演武 and published by 刀剑演武 video screen

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The Struggle of Combat


The Struggle of Combat video game Developed by Yrbiax and published by Yrbiax

Developed by Yrbiax and published by Yrbiax

The Struggle of Combat is randomly generated side-scrolling shooter. After mysterious enemy launches attack on the prison, all of the worst criminals have escaped! Join the action to capture those criminals and find out who was behind this attack!

Fight your way through vicious criminals and wildlife, buy upgrades and discover powerful weapons. Go through loop portals and replay game with ever increasing difficulty and crazier weapons. With various difficulty modifiers game will offer challenge even to experienced players. There is also easy mode with more lives for those who are not into roguelike genre.

There will be:

7 zones with different enemies and bosses

8 playable characters

23 different weapons with tons of variations

45 possible upgrades

Difficulty modifiers

Looping with increased difficulty and crazier weapons

The Struggle of Combat

The Struggle of Combat video game Developed by Yrbiax and published by Yrbiax video screen

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Dead Estate


Dead Estate video game by Milkbar Lads

Made by Milkbar Lads

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Action-packed horror-roguelike inspired by Nuclear Throne and Resident Evil!

Explore the floors of the macabre mansion in search of an exit from the madness as a wide cast of unique characters with different abilities, features, and skills!

Dead Estatefeatures...

8 playable characters, each with an alternate costume,

10completely distinct levels with their own monsters, themes, and environments,

over 60 different weapons to tear through your foes with,

over 150 unique items to aid you along the way and keep things spicy,

and1beast that'll hunt you across the whole mansion!

Dead Estate was made by...

Jack Stradomyre Milkyace Major Spicy Ico Loud Gelox ㅤWe had a ton of fun making this game over the last year, we hope you have just as much fun playing it!This is a completely new and updated version of our free title which we released last year, Dead Estate CLASSIC, with 3x the content.Happy Halloween, everyone!

Dead Estate

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Shoot Trip Die


Shoot Trip Die video game Developed by Levi Ramirez and published by Levi Ramirez

Developed by Levi Ramirez and published by Levi Ramirez

The Story so far...

Chester BoDean, the shining example of an all-American burnout, comes face to face with a demon named Melvin the Most Foul, which just so happens to also be Chester's boss at Brappy's Pizza. And Melvin is PISSED Why you may ask? Let's just say that Chester wasn't Too friendly to Mr.Melvin when writing his 2 weeks notice...

Filled with anger towards this classless Junkie, Melvin comes to his room to confront Chester about the rude letter. Chester could care less, and just flips his bossman the bird! This pushes Melvin over the edge and he grabs Chester by the THROAT and chucks him down a strange wormhole of sorts!!! Dazed and confused, Chester must find his way out of this strange realm! His only escape? KILL MELVIN OR DIE TRYING!!

You got what it takes?!

Shoot Trip Die is a Disgusting, Vulgar, Tasteless, Twinstick Shooter driven by Insanity, Addiction, and Rebellion!

Take control of Chester BoDean and travel through strange Realms, and fall deeper and deeper into these worlds in search of a way out!

But it won't be easy...

you'll need to mow down strange creatures with your trusty finger guns! Blast away those monsters while you collect an assortment of power-ups to aid you on your rampage to get you back to your beloved mattress! (You should really try and clean that big stain when you get back...)

Content out the WAZOO! And even more to come! You'll be itching for more! and more!! AND MORE!!!

Face melting visuals!

Brain exploding tunes!

Addicting Rogue-like Gameplay blended with simple arcade controls!

Mini-Games!

Drugs! Sex! and Rock n' Roll!

Shoot Trip Die

Shoot Trip Die video game Developed by Levi Ramirez and published by Levi Ramirez video screen

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Yokai Art: Night Parade of One Hundred Demons


Yokai Art: Night Parade of One Hundred Demons video game Developed by Secret Labo and published by Secret Labo

Developed by Secret Labo and published by Secret Labo

By accident, you broke the seal of the mysterious book in your household's storage. The mythical book contains an enormous magical power that allows users to control any Yokai by defeating them and recording their names. This godly power is too much which alerts all the Yokai. So they are coming for the power. You must find your own way to defeat and survive.

Features

Experience strong Japanese yokai-culture inspired environment concept.

Collect various unique yokai girls and unlock their gallery throughout the journey.

Earn by destroying the enemy and spending your resources to upgrade each unit type.

Strategically position your units onto a chess-based battlefield to defend your territories.

Planning ahead to defeat elite Yokai and its minions

Roguelite upgrade card system to dynamically enhance your units into your playstyle.

Vary Japanese folklore yokai with different attack patternslong-range, melee, tanky unit.

Elemental strength and weakness applied for both ally and enemy units.

Many levels with different strategies to apply: day, night, and many more...

Personal skills with multiple upgrade paths to support your strategies.

Replayable gameplay with various difficulties.

Yokai Girls

Collect various unique yokai girls and unlock their gallery throughout the journey.

Enemies

Vary Japanese folklore yokai with different attack patterns.

Chess-style tower defense

Strategically position your units onto a chess-based battlefield to defend your territories.

Upgrade

Gather different materials to upgrade your units.

Day Night

Many levels with different strategies to apply: day, night, and many more...

Yokai Art: Night Parade of One Hundred Demons

Yokai Art: Night Parade of One Hundred Demons video game Developed by Secret Labo and published by Secret Labo video screen

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NEXT JUMP: Shmup Tactics


NEXT JUMP: Shmup Tactics video game by Post Mortem Pixels

Made by Post Mortem Pixels

NEXT JUMP is a turn-based, tactics Shoot 'em up for people who are bad at SHMUPs, but love them.

Do space-jumps and chase the vicious Dragons who stole all the stock of Beverage from the Galaxy and now are running away!

Features:

It's a Tactics SHMUP!

A excellent Coffee break game.

Be a pilot of the Bastards Federation: A group formed by the Elves, Humans, Dwarves and Orcs who used to live in peace, sharing their love for all Beverages.

Your mission: JUMP! Chase the Dragons and stop them from running away with all that is most sacred to the Bastards by jumping from sector to sector, facing hordes of enemies in turn-based battles!

Each Sector is a Board! Each given "JUMP" represents a new combat board generated procedurally, simulating combat situations only seen in SHMUPs!

Pick from SEVEN playable Ships, all inspired by classic weapons: The Ballista, Dagger, Hammer , Staff, Sword, Shield and a Secret one!

Equip and Upgrade your ship with different weapons and accessories that change the combat dynamics!

Not only inspired by the classic Shmups and Bullet Hells, it's also influenced by tactical games like Final Fantasy Tactics, Jeanne d'Arc and Roguelikes like FTL and Crypt of the NecroDancer.

Like the classic games of the past, it has a complete MANUAL, accessible within the game!

NEXT JUMP: Shmup Tactics

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