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Skyshine's Bedlam

3 years ago

Skyshine’s Bedlam (Post-Apoc FTL) Gets A Do-Over

Skyshine's Bedlam [official site] was one of two FTL-on-wheels roguelikelikes we've seen in recent times, and while it pulled it off better than the outwardly similar Convoy, it was damned stressful. For me, it crossed the line from steely challenge with a risk of meaningful losses and into a consistently punitive grind. Despite my being a big wimpy baby, it turned out I'm not alone…

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Skyshine’s Bedlam review

Skyshine's Bedlam [official site] (that awkward prefix is because a first-person shooter named Bedlam is already on Steam) is a team-based roguelike in which you drive a giant APC across a post-apocalyptic desert, getting into regular turn-based fights and trying not to run out of food and fuel. It's out today. A list of games which have made me swear the most: 5) Syndicate (original)…

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Oregon Trails And Fury Roads: Skyshine’s Bedlam Launches Next Month

Skyshine's Bedlam [official site] is the hybrid offspring of XCOM, The Banner Saga, FTL, Mad Max, The Oregon Trail and Judge Dredd that you always knew you wanted, but never thought you'd get. I've already spent several hundred words describing the beauty of its ruined America, which is criss-crossed with tactical combat and bizarre encounters. It's a game in which you can manage the resources…

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Skyshine’s Bedlam Blends FTL, Mad Max, 2000 AD, Chess And XCOM

That's a headline packed with good things, isn't it? And here's another good thing – even if you don't like any of the games films and comics listed in that headline, there's still a possibility that Skyshine's Bedlam [official site] will have something for you. Maybe you liked The Banner Saga? Bedlam is built on the engine used in that game. Maybe you really like…

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4 years ago

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A Chat About Banner Saga-Powered Roguelike Bedlam

A couple of weeks ago, a roguelike which uses the Banner Saga engine to create a rather attractive post-apocalyptic cocktail of FTL, The Oregon Trail and XCOM popped up on Kickstarter. Bedlam's around $90k into its $130k goal, with just eight days left on the clock. I've had a chat with the devs, who include veterans of Darksiders studio Vigil, about what they're aiming for…

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