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'Punishing' roguelike Ruin of the Reckless is out now

Die repeatedly

Just watching clips of top-down roguelike Ruin of the Reckless [official site] makes me want to have a lie down. It looks manic, and there's more screen shake than most minor earthquakes.

But don't fear – you can turn the vibrations down and enjoy (if that's the right word) a "punishing" melee brawler with hundreds of enemies to dodge.

Judging by what I've seen, it could be right up your street if you like a fast-paced challenge and don't mind dying repeatedly in pursuit of a goal.

Here's what developers Faux-Operative Games have to say:

"Ruin of the Reckless is a 2D retro-styled, fast-paced roguelike brawler focusing on melee combat. With light progression elements and a challenging difficulty curve, players can choose Stargrove or Stella to fight their way through a mysterious randomly generated tower, home to the most reckless of spirits.

"Explore the nuances of twin stick brawler gameplay, experiment with your attacks, and unleash screen clearing spells that obliterate your opponents. Ruin of the Reckless is a highly replayable and challenging game where the more you risk, the more you gain – if you survive…"

It's £10.99/14,99€/$14.99 on Steam, GOG, itch.io and the Humble Store, and you can pick up its trippy soundtrack and an art pack, if you feel so inclined.

Here's the full trailer:

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