These Indie Games Take Roguelike 2D To Another Level - June 2022 - Odd Nugget

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You can play any of the roguelike 2d games that follow and have loads of fun. So, go on!


Universe Apart


Universe Apart video game Developed by [Not-Disclosed] and published by [Not-Disclosed]

Developed by [Not-Disclosed] and published by [Not-Disclosed]

A Journey in Space

Universe Apart is a twin-stick 2d horror space exploration shooter with rogue-like elements. You explore space ships, mining stations and asteroids and survive as long as you can. Venture out and scavenge weapons, resources, duct tape and new crew mates in an attempt to make your derelict generation ship hold together and reach a planet and seed it - or at least you will die trying.

You battle enemies in real time while unraveling the mysteries of a harsh and uncaring ancient Universe. You have to fight, explore, find loot and solve both simple and more existential puzzles to unlock your full potential.

You can play alone, collaborate in couch co-op or invite a friend to help via steam remote play.

Survive as long as you can, seed planets and solve mysteries to unlock new spaceships that open new possibilities and take you on different journeys.

Universe Apart

Universe Apart video game Developed by [Not-Disclosed] and published by [Not-Disclosed] video screen

More about this game here.


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Elsie


Elsie video game Developed by Knight Shift Games and published by Knight Shift Games

Developed by Knight Shift Games and published by Knight Shift Games

Elsie is an indie action-platformer filled with rogue-like mechanics such as perma-death, procedurally generated levels, and a wide scope of items and weaponry to make each run as unique as possible.

Handcrafted Rooms: Each room in the world is designed by us and then stitched together to create more variety in level design but still maintaining full control over the level experience.

Rogue-like: Every run is different and unique. Level structure, shops, augments, treasure, challenges, bosses will all be randomly generated as your work through the robot infested levels.

Tons of customization: With our leveling system, every playthrough of the game will have a different flavor to the gameplay despite playing the same character. You might play one run focusing combat with a gun and the next will be a parry focus build, or even a hybrid of different elements.

The Choice is yours: Every class has unique pools of Augments, Weapons and Skills. Shops have many unique items to pick from to further change your experience. You can even pick the order in which to tackle most of our levels. Tired of going the same route? Change it up. If youre finding the game too simple or too difficult, you can add modifiers to your run to change how the game plays out. Add more mayhem or make it a bit easier. It's all about choice.

Elsie and Dr. Grey are the mother-daughter scientific team that created the Sapir Wharf and the magitek technology of Planet Ekis. During the creation of their latest project, the Arclight Core, there was an accident which resulted in Elsie being seemingly obliterated.

After the incident, the planet began to destabilize and encounter catastrophe after catastrophe with no clear cause behind it. Dr. Grey commandeered the Wharf project and began her research into the incidents occurring planet-side

The Wharf, which was originally developed as an orbital docking platform, was repurposed to serve as the staging ground for the fight against the devastation sweeping across the planet after the Arclight Core accident. A force of Guardians was developed as a way of managing the disasters occurring across the planet while Dr. Grey continues their research.

Sometime after the accident at the Wharf, Dr. Grey creates one more guardian. An android in the image of her lost daughter, Elsie. The android Elsie is unique in the way that her internal magitek engine was designed with technology derived from the Arclight Core project.

It was only after some ground was beginning to be won in controlling the disasters that a series of mysterious spires erupted from both the earth and sky across Planet Ekis. All of the Guardians stationed at the Wharf were sent out to investigate these spires. All except Elsie. It was during this time that the attack on the Sapir Wharf began. An overwhelming wave of robots attacked the Wharf to devastating effect. Before Dr. Grey and Elsie had any time to react and activate the Wharfs defenses, the battle was already over. Dr. Grey is gone. After the attack on Sapir Wharf concluded, Elsie was determined to find out why this happened, and who was behind it all. She sets out to investigate these spires and where all the guardians have gone.

Elsie

Elsie video game Developed by Knight Shift Games and published by Knight Shift Games video screen

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ZEROCRON


ZEROCRON video game Developed by T.R.S. and published by T.R.S.

Developed by T.R.S. and published by T.R.S.

ZEROCRON is a straightforward, classical arcade Twin-Stick Shoot-Em-Up with a strong Commodore-Amiga-era feel.

Blast asteroids and enemies to burning pixeldust!

Developed and polished for 10 years.

99 levels with increasing difficulty

no lives, just see how far you can survive the action

automatically saves at every level for casual play

buy multiple weapons and upgrades in shop

various enemies and bosses

homemade pixel-gfx

4 difficulty settings

keyboardmouse and joypad-support

arcade (MAME) compatible controlmode

No Bullet Hell, no RPG, no roguelike, no fancy twists ;)

ZEROCRON

ZEROCRON video game Developed by T.R.S. and published by T.R.S. video screen

More about this game here.


It's Hard Being A Dog


It's Hard Being A Dog video game Developed by MALGOW and published by MALGOW

Developed by MALGOW and published by MALGOW

THIS GAME IS EARLY ACCESS AND STILL IN DEVELOPMENT. THERE ARE STILL SOME PLANS AND POLISHING TO BE DONE. THANK YOU 3please see "future plans" (at the bottom) for more details.A 2D roguelike, Hack and Slash Platformer game where you play as a dog! Defeat creatures and gain power by using your (dog-like?) abilities: Biting, Barking, and Dashing. As you progress through waves the enemies get stronger but don't worry, as various items spawn to fuel your limitless dog-power. Each map has its own theme and setting belonging to a god. Arachne dwells deep within a creepy dungeon. Artemis arises from the ash, dust, and debris of a fallen ruin. What other gods may you dethrone?Maps and bossesEach boss in this game is inspired by a Greek mythos! I've given them all my own creative twists, so they aren't exact replicas of their mythology. There are 5 total maps and bosses:GODDESS OF ARACHNIDS, ARACHNE - BOSS OF THE DUNGEONGOD OF THUNDER, ZEUS - BOSS OF THE FORESTDEER GOD, ARTEMIS - BOSS OF RUINSGUARDIAN, CERBERUS - BOSS OF THE VOID????? - BOSS OF THE LIBRARYCool cosmetics!I've created quite a few of cool (if i do say so myself) cosmetics to decorate your lil dog. A player can have one of each type of cosmetic; a hat, a trail, and a pet. Pets are special types of cosmetic items that provide you with additional stat boosts, like increased movement speed.message from dev, malgow 3hi potential players, fyi, this is my very first attempt at an actual pc game! despite that, i am very proud of how far i've come with this project, so i rightfully have developed a massive bias when it comes to how great this game is. however, if this game isn't as polished as others out there, or if it isn't exactly your cup of tea, please be kind, supportive, and patient with me, i am still very new to all this :), i hope you all enjoy my game !become the dog god you always wanted to be and play ihbad!

It's Hard Being A Dog

It's Hard Being A Dog video game Developed by MALGOW and published by MALGOW video screen

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RUNES Magica


RUNES Magica video game Developed by BONE MADE and published by BONE MADE

Developed by BONE MADE and published by BONE MADE

RUNES Magica is 2D rogue-like magic action game.

Game feature

Rune system : You can create a new rune by combining and strengthening the rune.

Magic : Use your own rune as the form of magic you want. Randomly generated map. Various magic and artifactsStoryThe magicians of the Niaten Kingdom are falsely accused and chased by the Knights.Lunia, a girl wizard who lived in hiding with her father, loses her father to the Knights and leaves for revenge.KnightsThe Knights will annihilate all wizards by order of the Knights King.Defeat the chasing Knights and fulfill your revenge.Bounty HuntersThe bounty hunters attack Lunia for bounty, honor, and their own reasons.Eliminate all enemies in Lunia's way.

RUNES Magica

RUNES Magica video game Developed by BONE MADE and published by BONE MADE video screen

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