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Steredenn Is a Roguelikelike Shoot 'Em Up

Drills, metallic jaws, buzzsaws, flamedrones, and all manners of lasers, bullets, and missiles are amongst the weapons of Steredenn [official site], a roguelikelike side-scrolling shoot ’em up which came out earlier this month. I’d meant to post about Steredenn after playing a bit but kept getting distracted by other games so look: it’s out, I hear it’s pretty cool, and here’s a trailer:

Not bad-looking that, aye? Its levels are procedurally-generated, and all end in boss fights that, if you can best them, will offer you a random assortment of upgrades to choose one from. Perhaps you’ll pick a regenerating shield, or a damage boost for one weapon class, a bonus to your score, or goodness knows what. Between boss drops and weapons scavenged from ships (you can hold two at once), you can customise your run in a whole load of different directions. I dig its look too.

It has that most wonderful of roguelikelike features too: daily runs. Every day, players have one chance to top the leaderboards on a run with the same levels, weapons, and bosses as everyone else. Though with The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth and its daily runs right around the corner, I don’t know how much time I’ll have for other roguelikelikes.

Steredenn is out on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It’s on Steam and Itch but the best place to go may be this Humble widget, where for $13 you’ll get a Steam key and a DRM-free version.

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