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Space Beast Terror Fright Breaches Steam Early Access

Wait, no, don't be put off by that name! Space Beast Terror Fright [official site] is a cracking little roguelikelike first-person shooter, more tense than any space marine game I've played since Aliens versus Predator in 1999. SBTF dumps us into a deserted ship to salvage data from computers, set it to self-destruct, and escape, dodging hordes of aliens that kill us in one hit,…

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Your Weapons Are Garbage In The Weaponographist

One of my favourite parts of Kane & Lynch 2, I'll yell over your boos and jeers, is how you start with rubbish guns and must forever scramble to find new weapons as they chew through ammo. It felt desperate and suddenly switching from a punchy revolver to a spraying machine pistol brought a fun challenge. This is going somewhere: The Weaponographist [official site] is…

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Likeable Roguelikelikes: Humble Roguelike Bundle

Given that one defining characteristic of Rogue, roguelikes, and roguelikelikes is that you can return to them over and over and enjoy a new experience each time, a whole bundle of them sounds like overkill. Well, that or a squillion hours of mirth for only a few quid. The Humble Weekly Bundle: Roguelikes 2 launched last night with anywhere from three to six roguelikelikes depending…

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My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad: Dad By The Sword

In contrast to many of my treasured colleagues, I dislike puns. I suppose I never went through the Future Publishing punmill. Dad By The Sword [official site] might have a punny name, but its puns are seeds sprouting justification for roguelikelike first-person melee mutilation and murder. Your game dad will run around procedural dungeons in his jorts, see, hacking monsters and hot dogs to pieces,…

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Like Rogues? Like Space? Try Approaching Infinity

Hopefully I will be able to highlight at least one sci-fi game here on Rock, Paper, Shotgun every weekend until the inevitable heat death of the universe. Not because I want to see the triumph of entropy, you understand, but because I like writing about SF and recommending neat things. This weekend's neat thing is Approaching Infinity [official site]. It's a very retro PC experience, which…

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Pew Pew: Watch Nine Minutes Of Captain Forever Remix

When Pixelsaurus Games announced last year that they were "reimagining" Captain Forever, the roguelikelike build-a-spaceship shoot 'em up by Farbs, I didn't realise it'd look quite so adorable or be quite so, well, video game-y. A new gameplay trailer shows off nine minutes of Captain Forever Remix [official site] and its gorgeous, bold, and slightly gross cartoon art style. The core Captain Forever kill-loot-build-kill loop…

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Build A Warship: Psycho Starship Rampage Alpha Demo

Do you like games where you build and customise a spaceship then use it to blow up other spaceships? Psycho Starship Rampage [official site] is one of those games. Creators Ballistic Frogs call it a "a tactical space shooter with rogue-like mechanisms", but you can see for yourself by downloading and playing the free alpha demo available now.

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Multiplayer Roguelikelike Crawl Unleashes Co-op Hydra

It's a while since we covered the multiplayer roguelikelike Crawl but we're no less enticed by the concept today. It's still in Early Access but released its v0.3 update on Thursday. In case, like me, your brain entered a dungeon last year and never came back, here's a refresher: in Crawl you and one to three friends take turns controlling A Hero and do exploring, fighting, looting and…

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[Aliens Quote]: Roguelike FPS Space Beast Terror Fright

"Pack a spare pair of spacepants for Space Beast Terror Fright!" writes whatever force of the '90s has seized my fingers. "To the max!" SBTF, as I shall call it to save time I've now wasted explaining this acronym, is a roguelikelike FPS about a space marine venturing into alien-infested spacecraft to download data before setting them to self-destruct. It's a tense, claustrophobic game about…

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Roguelikelike Space Shooty-Shoots: Stellar Announced

Space! The big black beyond, they call it. Ol' black-eye. The starry bedspread. Glitterville. Imagine exploring those depths, venturing into the unknown, and murdering the heck out of everyone you find there so you can rule everything. What a sweetie you are. That's Stellar, a roguelikelike arcade shooter about zapping aliens and stealing their technology to become better at zapping aliens. Developers Dog Eat Dog…

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Roguelikelike Horror FPS Phantasmal Haunting Kickstarter

I can only write boo! so many times before it stops making you convulse in terror. I've probably exhausted that. But what if I were to say wooOoOOo! or the sound of a dracula laughing? Why, look at you: you're shivering and shrieking all over again! Unpredictability can help sell scares, see, which is why frightful FPS Phantasmal's spooky mansion is made of procedurally-generated levels,…

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Six Shots: Heavy Bullets Is A Roguelike-like FPS

The revolver's an ideal weapon for a roguelike-like: high damage, low capacity, slow to reload, and awfully cool. Three attributes that make it dovetail nicely with the caution, conservation, and permadeath one expects from the genre, plus a little radness as a treat. Heavy Bullets gives you a chunky revolver and six bullets--and only six. They're special bullets you can collect and reuse, granted, but…

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Roguelike-like FPS Rogue Shooter Blasts Out With A Demo

The roguelike-like spirit has meandered across video games history for a few years now, turning old things new with a little roguelike RPG kick, and now it's hit the unusual host of wonky '90s shareware FPSs. Rogue Shooter: The FPS Roguelike launched last Friday, looking and sounding like something from the dark corners of a 1996 cover disc but pleasing with procedural generation and oodles…

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Likeable Roguelike-like: See 24 Minutes Of Dragon Fin Soup

Roguelike-like RPG Dragon Fin Soup first caught our collective composite eye last month, when all we had to judge it by was a short trailer, a few screenshots, and some words from the developers about how cool they think their game is. Oh, what wide-eyed innocents we were! How trusting! How naive! How... actually quite pleasant the game does actually look in a new 24-minute…

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