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Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Ghost Ship Games
Developer: Guidelight Games
Release Date: 2023

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'SpellRogue' Comes To Steam Early Access In February -Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2024 @ 1:08 a.m. PST

SpellRogue is a single-player turn-based roguelike with deck building and dice battling mechanic.

Spellrogue is a turn-based, deckbuilding roguelike where you cast powerful spells using your Mana Dice, gain legendary artifacts, upgrade your spells and experiment with potent combinations to annihilate the Voidwalkers corrupting the world. The core gameplay takes an innovative spin on the deckbuilding roguelike loop seen in titles such as Slay The Spire, using dice to create a new layer of strategy to the genre.

Manipulate dice in fun and novel ways to control the fickle Mana Dice and bend their fate to your will. Reroll, duplicate, split, flip and enchant with special effects to take command of the Mana Dice's random nature, and use them to cast your mighty spells.

But beware, the foul Voidwalkers are spreading their influence on the once peaceful inhabitants of the world and has made them ravenous. Battle your way through the Deadwoods, across the Scorched Desert and hunt down the source to cleanse the land of the corruption.

Engage groups of enemies and prioritize your targets carefully. Learn how each of the different opponents are capable of sabotaging your well laid plans when they interact directly with your spells and Mana Dice. The contagious mushrooms may 'infect' your spells with spreading debuffs, while the undead can curse your Mana Dice to roll poorly. The fiery elementals can even set your spells ablaze, hurting you if they are used.

Ghost Ship Publishing announced that SpellRogue will be available through Steam early access on February 12, 2024 at €15.99 / $15.99 / £15.99, and will remain so for at least 6 months.

“We’re so excited to be releasing SpellRogue into early access this February. The game has been four years in the making, and it’s wonderful to have Ghost Ship Publishing’s support for this launch and beyond,” said Tim Skafte, Co-Founder and Artist at Guidelight Games. “We’re incredibly grateful to our community of playtesters who’ve already given us so much valuable feedback during development, and we can’t wait to invite even more players to join us on our early access journey.”

“SpellRogue currently has 3 different wizards, each with their own set of unique Spells and mechanics. The game takes place across 3 Acts filled with distinct enemies, where you are rewarded with all kinds of Artifacts, Spells and Relics. The game also contains a fully featured (and very challenging!) "New Game+" mode, as well as achievements unlocking even more content and loadouts, so there are already a lot of game to sink your teeth into.”

“First of all, we want to add more variation. Even though the game is already in a fully playable state, we want to add even more replayability: Adding a new Air-themed wizard, adding new boss- and elite enemies, adding more spells, artifacts, relics, potions and mutators. We also have a long list of new features and mechanics we want to explore (some of these might simply be added as separate game modes or modifiers).”

Key Features:

  • Play with 3 different wizard archetypes, Water, Earth & Fire.
    • Agni the Cinder Conjurer: Disassembles Mana Dice and feeds fire spells with smaller Mana Dice to unleash devastating flames.
    • Jade the Earthen Mage: Can grow or wither Mana Dice and is capable of making nature move to help or hurt.
    • Morgan the Azure Seer: Controls the ebb and flow of Mana Dice and may redirect the forceful surges or rain acid upon foes.
  • Cast more than ~200 unique spells, each with 2 upgrades.
  • Fight against 50+ different enemies.
  • Loot 80+ different artifacts.
  • Experiment with powerful combinations and make difficult choices.
  • Vanquish the corrupted inhabitants and destroy the Voidwalkers across 3 acts.

Spellrogue is in development for PC (Steam).

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