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Jupiter Hell

Premature Evaluation: Jupiter Hell

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2 months ago

Feature: Hell hath fury to spare

Premature Evaluation: Jupiter Hell

Often I think my life would be better if it operated as a roguelike, where I could wait as long as I needed before every step I took, to consider all possible moves before committing to one. In practice, the ability to pause time for a think would be a kind of living hell. At age three I would become wracked with decision paralysis for…

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3 months ago

Jupiter Hell, the Doom-inspired roguelike, is now in early access

It's nice when your friends from different circles meet and get on well, especially when they're so different. That's kind of what Jupiter Hell is. It takes the heavy metal goresplosion shooty fun of Doom and runs it through the cautious, high-stakes permadeath tension filter of the roguelike. I've had a brief dig into it this afternoon, and the result is immediately engaging. The trailer,…

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Jupiter Hell summons players for a weekend demo

Let's not beat around the bush; Jupiter Hell is a spiritual sequel to Doom: The Roguelike, aka¬†DoomRL (aka DRL post-lawyering), and that's plenty of reason to play it. You can try it out right now, though the gates of hell will snap shut again at 6pm BST on Monday, July 8th. If you want to shotgun some demons in tactical, turn-based fashion, there's just one…

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3 years ago

DoomRL dev receives legal letter from ZeniMax

Fan projects based on existing games are always at risk from publishers and other trademark holders who might decide to take legal action, removing a piece of media from distribution, or taking other less punitive measures. There's a line of thought I see circulating among game journos whenever a decent fan project starts to receive attention: "Writing about this is worthwhile because it is great,…

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DoomRL ‘spiritual successor’ Jupiter Hell hits Kickstarter

"Doom but as a Roguelike" might sound like just a joke but DoomRL is a cracking game. It's top-down, turn-based, grid-based, and... still surprisingly Doom-feely. Good stuff. Creator Kornel Kisielewicz and his ChaosForge team have been working on follow-up Jupiter Hell [official site], which boasts such fancy features as 3D graphics if you want 'em (or good 'ol ASCII if you don't), for a few…

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6 years ago

Vacating Mars: Jupiter Hell Is The DoomRL sequel

DoomRL (which we've written on often) was one of many clever attempts to adapt The Grandaddy Of Murder Sims to other genres, and also one of the most successful, especially in terms of restoring a certain element of creeping menace to a game that's like a cartoon played at lightspeed nowadays. The RL stands for roguelike, which stands for lots and lots of caution, tension…

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