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Home » Apps with tag 'roguelike'

DUNGEONy Review

Review Korigame Entertainment LTD By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
DUNGEONy Review

Dungeony is an odd interpretation of a roguelike. Taking control of a hero you plunge down through randomly generated levels to battle untold terrors in your quest to level up. Where it differs from others examples of the genre, however, is that none of your adversaries attack or even move. As the initiator of every encounter, Dungeony takes on a puzzle like quality. With limited health you have to carefully select your fights and route through the world. Unfortunately, without monste…

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Space exploration roguelike Star Command gets a stellar price cut

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Space exploration roguelike Star Command gets a stellar price cut

Sci-fi roguelike Star Command has just been given a price cut of galactic proportions on the App Store. Warballoon makes no secret of its Star Trek inspiration for this explorative space adventure. You take command of a starship filled with red, blue, and yellow shirt wearing crew, which you must then guide through the cosmos in search of new life and civilisations.   Never certain whether the next species you encounter will be friend or foe you must always be at the ready. Upgrading your ship and its crew will ensure you are prepared for everything the universe could throw at you. This only works if you fortify the right part of your ship, however, as powerful cannons…


Wayward Souls Review

Review Rocketcat Games By Alex Beech, 3 months ago
Wayward Souls Review

In theory, games with procedurally generated levels can offer an eternity of gameplay. For this near endless resource to be worth tapping, however, the journey has to be worth revisiting.  The moment we stepping into the cruel and unforgiving world of Wayward Souls, we felt oddly at home. Its top-down 2D perspective gives the game a classic 16-bit RPG look, while the brutal permadeath runs and persistent leveling underscore the game's roguelike heratige. Wayward Souls embraces th…

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New roguelike dungeon-crawler Wayward Souls out on iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 3 months, 1 week ago
New roguelike dungeon-crawler Wayward Souls out on iPhone and iPad

2D pixel-art dungeon crawlers may be as common as a +1 long sword, but they still have an allure. So, when we saw that developer of Super QuickHook Rocketcat Games had released Wayward Souls on the App Store, it caught our attention. This top-down action game takes the form of a roguelike. You have to jump into procedurally generated dungeons in an attempt to defeat beasties, unlock more challenging areas in which to farm better loot, and improve your chance of survival. Wayward Souls gives you a choice of six characters. Each has their own skills and fighting styles to master as you journey through the games 13 different area types. New environments will bring with them their…


Star Trek-themed roguelike Star Command is currently on sale

News By Alex Beech, 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Star Trek-themed roguelike Star Command is currently on sale

Warballoon’s enterprising take on the roguelike genre, Star Command, has just had its price cut on the App Store. Star Command wears its sci-fi influences on its sleeve. You must take control of a starship as it explores the galaxy, helping those in need and battling any blood thirsty speicies you encounter. As you upgrade your ship new abilities and crew are unlocked, all conveniently colour coded in true Star Trek fashion. As you meet hostile species you will find yourself battling them both inside and outside the ship. You will have to repel invaders utilising all kinds of devious tactics, while trying to build enough power for your lasers blast their ship from the sky. T…


Devious Dungeon Review

Review Ravenous Games Inc. By Alex Beech, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Devious Dungeon Review

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If this is true then last year's PC roguelike, Rogue Legacy, must be feeling pretty good about now, because Ravenous Games's new title, Devious Dungeon, borrows heavily from it. Both titles see you venturing through an ever-changing dungeon to defeat a reawakened evil. Success requires precision platforming skills, and a healthy dose of procedurally-generated luck. It is this combination of chance and challenge that makes the game…

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Pixel-art roguelike Devious Dungeon charging onto the App Store tonight

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Pixel-art roguelike Devious Dungeon charging onto the App Store tonight

Pixel-art platformer Devious Dungeon is arriving on the App Store at midnight tonight. While combining 8-bit visuals, platforming, and randomised level design is not an original idea for a game, when it's the work of Ravenous Games (the developer of the fantastic League of Evil series) we find ourselves paying attention. The medieval-themed platform game will offer five differently themed environments to explore beneath the streets of the Kingdom. Each of these will offer unique enemies and challenges to overcome as you battle to collect increasingly impressive loot, and improve your chances of survival. The aquisition of gear is especially important, as you will uncover increasingly…