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Cheerydark Roguelikelike Dragon Fin Soup Out Today

Fairytale action

Do you like roguelikelikes? Would you, say, be interested in a turn-based action-RPG with a kooky take on fairytales? I'm not overly enamoured with zaniness e.g. Snow White as a cussin' redneck bar owner but hey, Dragon Fin Soup [official site] in general does look fairly solid. After netting almost five times their goal on Kickstarter last year, developers Grimm Bros. are releasing the game in a few hours.

Story-wise, it's going edgy 'adult' cheerydark fairytale, with Red Riding Hood as "a charming, yet raging alcoholic bounty hunter" and other reimaginings. Also, it seems to crib heavily from Discworld with a flat world atop the back of a turtle swimming through space, which is enthusiastic as homages go. But the point is, you get to murder monsters real hard. Moving around a grid-based world, you, well, mostly murder things. Along with a scripted Story Mode, it as a procedural survival mode, and an endless Labyrinth mode.

Look, it's easier if I just show you this recent gameplay demo, because my head is filled with mush today and videos are more good to you than my garbage:

Dragon Fin Soup's due on Steam and Humble in a few hours for £12.

Here's the launch trailer too:

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Alice O'Connor

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.