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Jupiter Hell turn-based roguelike on Kickstarter

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Have you ever wonder about “Doom but as a Roguelike”. DoomRL is a great game. Jupiter Hell is a turn-based scifi roguelike with modern 3D graphics. A top down game by the creator of DoomRL, for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Creator Kornel Kisielewicz and the ChaosForge team have been working on this follow-up. Available at the [official site]. Jupiter Hell boasts such features as 3D graphics. If you want or good ASCII if you do not. Development has been doing on for a few years and the team has turned to Kickstarter for help.

Jupiter Hell Kickstarter Trailer (Linux, Mac, Windows):

Similar to DoomRL, Jupiter Hell is a top-down, turn-based, grid-based roguelike on Kickstarter. Coming with procedurally-generated levels and permadeath. ChaosForge are hope that the new look will help people get over that first hurdle and into roguelikes. While also including Linux, Mac and Windows support.

Jupiter Hell Features:

  • Classic roguelike! – Turn-based, grid based, procedurally generated environments and permadeath.
  • Several difficulty levels and dozens of challenge modes – no matter what skill level. There will be always something more to achieve, something nastier to master.
  • Dynamic animation system – despite being turn-based. You never wait for the player to move. Play as fast as you like and see the animation adapt to it.
  • Streamlined UI and gameplay – no need for manuals, just jump in. Whether you want the easy way of playing by mouse, or the fast way by keyboard, the game offers both.
  • G(l)orious visuals – explosions, blood, dynamic shadows, effects galore.
  • Randomness! – from the big to the small, Jupiter Hell will never feel samey. The plot and missions will vary each game, the procedural levels will provide new tactical challenges. Even small finishing touches like background furniture will have variety to give a handmade feel.
  • Loot – Raid corpses and plunder secret corporate storehouses for kick-ass new weapons and armour.

“Jupiter Hell is a tactical roguelike game in a 90’s flavored sci-fi universe. Set on the moons of Jupiter, the game pits a lone space marine against overwhelming demonic forces. Rip and tear undead, demons and unmentionable monstrosities, using classic weaponry including shotguns, chainguns, railguns and the trusty chainsaw. All to the shine of CRT monitors and the tune of heavy metal!”

ChaosForge is looking for £60,000 ($74,055 USD) on Kickstarter to finish up Jupiter Hell developer. With plans to release the game towards the end of 2017 on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. Pledging at least £16 ($19.74 USD) wiill get you a Steam key or a DRM-free copy.

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