Hidden Gem of the Week: Sproggiwood

By , on April 18, 2018
Last modified 6 years ago

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Sproggiwood is a charming roguelike with accessible gameplay and tactical depth; a dark fate is destined to destroy the land and a forest spirit has tasked you with defeating this coming evil. You begin as a mere farmer, with a small village, but progression soon unlocks new classes to choose from, new buildings to place, and other inhabitants to expand your home (providing various buffs and support).

Sproggiwood is not as obtuse or incredibly challenging as your typical roguelike, but accessibility doesn't mean Sproggiwood is easy. Armed with various weapons, special abilities, and armor, you face a plethora of enemies, each with their own unique quirks and attributes. Some charge at you sight or explode into flames upon death or unleash ranged attacks. All this information is at your disposal, making Sproggiwood feel more like a puzzle game. You must plan out movement, attacks, and ability cooldowns around your knowledge of how enemies will maneuver and react. Different classes, such as the sneaky thief and ranged archer, as well as powerful weapons, expand your tactics with various starting stats and attacks, and the Savage difficulty introduces new enemies and new behaviors to learn. 

If you're new to roguelikes or looking for one that's not too taxing or brutal, Sproggiwood is available for $4.99 on IOS and Android.