Title: Gemstone Keeper
What type of game is it?
Top Down ASCII Roguelike with a Shooter twist.
What’s the 30 second elevator pitch?
ASCII roguelike but with fluid movements, guns, and enemies (a lot) larger than one character.
What do we like most about it?
Everything is exceptionally fluid, it’s quite literally a combination of several Roguelike staples, but combined with the smoothness required by a good twin stick shooter. On the subject of the latter, you can combine guns with different ammo types, leading to a whole bunch of options to play with until you find one that best suits your style.
Anything else worth shouting about?
The boss at the end of the trailer was humongous, I wasn’t expecting that – I was already sufficiently pleased with the long, slithering snake of the earlier clip.
When’s it due?
It’s due for a launch on PC in Q1 2017.