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Strafe

1 year ago

Strafe adds daily challenges, new enemies, saves

Retro-styled roguelikelike FPS Strafe [official site] has added daily and weekly challenge in a hefty update which also includes new bits to shake up in its big bag o' procedural generation. Expect new enemies, new enemy variants, new handcrafted rooms, and unlockable game modifiers including such classics as instagib and big head mode. The update also adds... the ability to save runs? Did it not…

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Feature: Past Imperfect

Throwback shooter Strafe doesn’t manage to replicate Quake’s oddball cool

Strafe [official site] is steeped in love for Quake 1 & 2 (and to a lesser extent the original Doom), there's no question about that. But it's also saddled with a desperate desire to evoke retro-cool no matter the cost, clad as it is in ironic faux-'90s videogame advertising terminology, lascivious talk of gore and a widdly-widdly-woo soundtrack. Strafe tries far too hard, and it…

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Strafe is out now for you to shoot in

Strafe [official site], the shooty murdergame from “the past”, is out now to shoot and murder in. Alice thinks it looks a bit tryhard with all its 90s over-the-top-ness, but Adam thinks it is a glorious and brutal rampage that feels fresh despite its commitment to blocky textured throwbackism. So here I am with no idea who to trust. Adam went to a school for…

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2 years ago

Laaag! Strafe delayed

Bloodsoaked faux-'90s FPS Strafe [official site] has been delayed a touch, publishers Devolver Digital have announced. It was due later this month, on the 28th, but is now slated to arrive on May 9th. Strafe, to refresh your memory, is a roguelikelike FPS with procedurally-generated levels, a throwback style, and so very much gore. I find the wacky exaggerated xtremeness of everything surrounding the game…

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Bloody 90s-styled shooter Strafe is coming out in March

The blocky, gore-filled FPS Strafe [official site] is sidestepping onto PC on March 28, channeling the rocket launchers and shotguns of 1996 and combining them with some roguelite shiz. You pick a main weapon out of three guns to start then pile-drive through randomised levels, leaving the blood of your enemies behind as a “guidance system” - a blood-soaked corridor that shows you where you’ve…

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Feature: It's gonna be a good year

The PC games of 2017 mega-preview

As Old Father Time grabs his sickle and prepares to take ailing 2016 around the back of the barn for a big sleep, we're looking to the future. The mewling pup that goes by the name 2017 will come into the world soon and we must prepare ourselves for its arrival. Here at RPS, our preparations come in the form of this enormous preview feature,…

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Feature: In the summer of 96

Strafe Is A Loving Reinterpretation Of Nineties FPS Games

Devolver had a great E3. I’ve already written about Absolver, which was an unexpected delight, but there’s more to tell. Let’s sidestep into the world of Strafe [official site], a game which was unlikely to surprise me, having been a known quantity for a good while. It’s a first-person shooter with a retro feel and some roguelite qualities. I knew what kind of game to…

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4 years ago

Explode Your Face: Strafe Demo Released

The headline refers to the trailer for procedurally generated Quake-a-Like Strafe [Kickstarter page], which is entering its final hours on Kickstarter. At the time of writing, "the fastest, bloodiest, deadliest, most adjective-abusing, action-packed first-person shooter of 1996" has $35,000 to raise with less than three days left on the clock. To win over the masses, developers Pixel Titans have released a Speed Run Zone to…

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