Rack and Slay billiard roguelike game now has a Demo for Linux and Windows PC. Developer Ludokultur’s creative ingenuity deserves a hearty round of applause. Available to try out now on Steam.
Rack and Slay is an exciting and unique kind of billiard roguelike adventure you can dive into on Linux. Since you play as a billiard ball, but instead of a regular game of pool, you’re exploring dungeons! Your goal? To push other monster balls into holes or traps in levels that change every time you play. This is due to keep things fresh and unpredictable.
One of the unique things about Rack and Slay is how you can pick from a bunch of different items. These items aren’t just ordinary; they have special effects that can really change how you play. Since it’s like finding a secret weapon or power-up that makes you stronger or gives you better abilities. The more you mix and match these items, the more you can create your own unique way of playing.
Each run, or each time you play through the levels, is pretty quick, 15-30 minutes. In Rack and Slay, you won’t spend hours on a single run, which is great if you want a title that’s exciting but also doesn’t take up your whole day.
Now, let’s talk about the challenges. There are 20 levels of difficulty coming to the full version, and each level adds something new and more challenging. So that as you get better, the game gets tougher, keeping you on your toes.
Rack and Slay – Trailer
One of the best parts is that there’s no boring grind. In some titles, you have to keep playing the same thing over and over to get a tiny bit stronger. Not here. You get more variety and unique items just by playing, doing so without that repetitive grind.
You’ve got options in how to play Rack and Slay, too. Since you can go for a full dungeon crawl that takes about 20-30 minutes, or try the Delve Mode, which is shorter but has more rewards. Or, if you’re up for it, tackle a single-level raid with random items.
Your progress and achievements are tracked in a neat way. You don’t just see how many times you’ve won, but you also get special badges for each item you use to win. It’s like collecting trophies that show off your skills.
The game’s main features include a highly replayable setup, strategic turn-based action like playing billiards, and also a constantly changing dungeon to explore. There are 60 items available, with plans to expand to over 100 in the full version. Each run is short, lasting about 15-30 minutes, while making it perfect for quick play sessions.
Keep an eye out, as Rack and Slay billiard roguelike is due to release in Q1 2024. It’s shaping up to be a fun and unique experience, available as a free Demo on Steam for Linux and Windows PC. That is if you like quick, strategic, and ever-changing challenges.