Image: Rudeism Hades, Supergiant Games’ Greek-themed roguelike, can be a pretty tough game. But one intrepid Twitch streamer took it upon himself to up the challenge by beating the game in an incredibly nontraditional way: by using a controller made out of an actual pomegranate. Pomegranates are a big part of the game, serving as useful power-ups, and they also have an important place in Greek mythology. But I never imagined that someone could use a real-life pomegranate to defeat the final boss. To make the controller, streamer Dylan “Rudeism” Beck cut up a pomegranate into 10 pieces, wired the pieces to a MakeyMakey circuit board to make them act as capacitive touch buttons, and taped an earth wire from his arm to the board. Here’s how the... Continue reading…
8
Everyone in the game may be hot, but some of the characterizations we see aren't as subversive as you might think.
9
If you recently purchased a Nintendo Switch or received one as a gift during the holidays, and you want to start building out your game library, Hades is on sale for $20 at Best Buy today. Released last September, Hades is a roguelike hack-and-slash action RPG released by Supergiant Games. Players control Zagreus, the son of Hades, who is trying to fight his way out of the Underworld. The game was one of the more popular titles released last year, winning Best Indie and Best Action Game at the 2020 Game Awards last month. Several of our staff also really enjoyed the game, including news editor Chaim Gartenberg, who said it was his favorite game of 2020. If the Windows PC is your platform of choice, Hades is also on sale on a few... Continue reading…
2
We’re quickly approaching the end of the free games promotion the Epic Games Store is running for the holidays, but there are a few more days of free games to go before then. Today’s free game is lesser-known indie title Solitairica, which is a card-based roguelike game that fans of Monster Train or Slay the Spire might want to check … Continue reading
The Steam Winter Sale is in full swing, and with many of us staying home for the holidays and growing increasingly weary of this pandemic and the year 2020 in general, this one feels maybe a little more special than it usually does. As always, there are no lack of deals to peruse, and while I usually write a list … Continue reading
As far as indie roguelike games go, few are as well known or beloved as Darkest Dungeon. The game was first released in early access in 2015 and has been continually updated with DLC in the time since then, and last year, developer Red Hook Studios announced that it’s working on a sequel. That announcement happened in February 2019 – … Continue reading
In the game, you will get some cards that you can use to play and tackle down your opponent.You can play the game through various levels and unlock a bunch of cards that have different abilities.In the game, you will have to shuffle a map, collect various clues, and try to find the murder weapon, place of murder, and the killer’s name.You can collect here a bunch of cards with tools, suspects, and locations.The game is very nice and is available for $1.99 with in-app purchases.Cultist SimulatorCultist Simulator is quite a decent roguelike card game that plays mostly like a board game.Your goal is to build a deck, collect various cards, and defeat your opponent.It is undoubtedly an excellent card game that is entirely available for free to play with in-app purchases.Legends of RuneterraLegends of Runeterra is another newly launched card game that plays a lot like Gwent and Hearthstone.
Hades is one of the best roguelike action RPGs that is popular all over the world.It is available for Mac, Nintendo Switch, and MS Windows.It offers you to play at different levels to enhance your gaming experience.According to some users, they are facing crashing issues while playing the game on the system.If the game is crashing on your PC, then read on and check out the solutions mentioned below.Turn off In-Game OverlaysYou can turn off in-game overlays by pursuing these directions given below:Launch the Steam client and reach the upper left menu.Then choose the Steam option.Now go to the Settings option.From the left side menu, choose the ‘In-Game’ option beneath the section of ‘Steam Overlay.’You should untick the three boxes and click on the OK button.Running Hades as AdministratorSimply follow these directions given below:In the Steam library, reach Hades, then right-click on it.After that, choose the Properties option.Go to the tab of LOCAL FILES and click on the ‘BROWSE LOCAL FILES….’ Option.Select the ‘Hades.exe’ option and click ‘Run as administrator.Navigate to the Hades.exe option and choose the Properties option.Reach the tab of Compatibility and beneath the section of Settings, mark the box beside ‘Run this program as an administrator.’Now, select the OK button.Confirm the Game FilesYou can confirm the game files by pursuing these directions given below:Navigate to the Steam library option and right-click on the Hades option.Go to the Properties option and click on it.Reach the Properties screen, select the tab of LOCAL FILES and choose the ‘VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES’ option.Now, you have to wait until the process gets over.Run a Clean BootYou can run a clean boot by pursuing these directions given below:Tap on the Win and R keys simultaneously for launching the Run section.Thereafter, insert ‘MSConfig’ into it and select the OK button.You should reach the tab of Services and mark the box beside the ‘Hide all Microsoft services’ option.Locate the services that do not belong to the sound card manufacturers or graphic cards like AMD, Intel, NVIDIA, and Realtek.Later, untick the boxes beside these services and select the OK button.Now, reboot the system.After applying the above-mentioned solutions, you will be able to play the game seamlessly.David Maxwell is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security.He writes about the latest updates regarding McAfee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users.
Image: Supergiant Games In most games, death feels like a waste of time. That’s true whether I die because I fail to react quickly enough, don’t have the right gear, or am just outmatched by the challenge before me. But in Hades, a new roguelike from Bastion maker Supergiant Games, losing against a horde of enemies or a challenging boss in my attempts to escape the Underworld rarely feels like a waste of time. When I die in Hades, it’s usually after an exhilarating battle where I tried an unproven strategy. Those strategies evolve organically thanks to the frequent but unpredictable power-ups given out during a run. Instead of finding that unpredictability as a limitation, though, I’ve found it freeing. It encourages me to test unproven combinations of powers... Continue reading…
If you remember the snake game from Nokia phones from the last decade, you will take a second to understand this online browser game.As a snake, you need to eat the gleaming dots, grow longer and beware of the enemies.You can also customize the skin of the snake.Slither.io is a fun browser game that you can play anytime if you are bored with your hectic schedule.3) LineriderA fun-packed online simulation game that you can play in your browser.All you need to do is; apply your skills to play this game by drawing a track for the rider.Linerider is undoubtedly one of the best flash games that you can play to refresh your mind after a busy day of work.This browser game can be played on Chrome and Firefox.4) Catan UniverseCatan is a classic board game that is almost just as good online on your browser.You will want to entice your usual board game pals into a phone or Discord call to play together, but they would not need a powerful gaming PC to keep up.5) Pokémon ShowdownChildren and grown-ups alike love this online battle simulator.It is an undisputed great in all of gaming, not just for browser games.It is an exploration game that sees you plumbing the depths of a cave system in search of treasure, which you will find plenty of.7) Tequila Zombies 3If you are looking for an action-packed browser zombie game then Tequila Zombies 3 is the game you play.It is one of the most interesting and best free online browsing games that you can play to ward off boredom.As funny as the name sounds, you need to kick the asses of Zombies and drink tequila.8) ThreesIncredibly addictive numerical puzzle game that’s easy to grasp yet difficult to master.You can move in all directions as the goal is to get adjacent and identically-numbered cards to stack on top of one another in this one of the top browser games.New tiles are introduced with every turn, and if the board fills up, it’s game over.Pheww, sounds complicated?Similar to those games, you can do everything in a Gartic.io draw, guess and win.In this online multiplayer browser drawing game, up to 10 people can play.At the start of every round, one person will randomly pick a word and draw it, while everyone else has to try and guess the word correctly.11) Ultimate PiratesRough seas, Caribbean islands and mountains of treasure!But you also have dangerous enemies who are jealous of your power and wealth.Are you strong enough to defeat them and rule the night?13) IslewardBig Bad Waffle is the game developer behind Isleward, a roguelike MMO browser game that drops you into the city of Strathford where you can form a party of your own, learn how to level up and explore different islands.Together or alone, you’ll find yourself doing dungeon crawls in search of loot.14) The Wiki GameWikipedia isn’t just a destination for gaining knowledge about various topics.The oldest browser game plays as the frog.Your goal is to get from one side of the road and river to another — all while cars, trucks, logs, turtles and other obstructions move horizontally across the screen.Depending on your settings, a level can start with three, five or seven lives.Want to advance?
If you remember the snake game from Nokia phones from the last decade, you will take a second to understand this online browser game.As a snake, you need to eat the gleaming dots, grow longer and beware of the enemies.You can also customize the skin of the snake.Slither.io is a fun browser game that you can play anytime if you are bored with your hectic schedule.3) LineriderA fun-packed online simulation game that you can play in your browser.All you need to do is; apply your skills to play this game by drawing a track for the rider.Linerider is undoubtedly one of the best flash games that you can play to refresh your mind after a busy day of work.This browser game can be played on Chrome and Firefox.4) Catan UniverseCatan is a classic board game that is almost just as good online on your browser.You will want to entice your usual board game pals into a phone or Discord call to play together, but they would not need a powerful gaming PC to keep up.5) Pokémon ShowdownChildren and grown-ups alike love this online battle simulator.It is an undisputed great in all of gaming, not just for browser games.It is an exploration game that sees you plumbing the depths of a cave system in search of treasure, which you will find plenty of.7) Tequila Zombies 3If you are looking for an action-packed browser zombie game then Tequila Zombies 3 is the game you play.It is one of the most interesting and best free online browsing games that you can play to ward off boredom.As funny as the name sounds, you need to kick the asses of Zombies and drink tequila.8) ThreesIncredibly addictive numerical puzzle game that’s easy to grasp yet difficult to master.You can move in all directions as the goal is to get adjacent and identically-numbered cards to stack on top of one another in this one of the top browser games.New tiles are introduced with every turn, and if the board fills up, it’s game over.Pheww, sounds complicated?Similar to those games, you can do everything in a Gartic.io draw, guess and win.In this online multiplayer browser drawing game, up to 10 people can play.At the start of every round, one person will randomly pick a word and draw it, while everyone else has to try and guess the word correctly.11) Ultimate PiratesRough seas, Caribbean islands and mountains of treasure!But you also have dangerous enemies who are jealous of your power and wealth.Are you strong enough to defeat them and rule the night?13) IslewardBig Bad Waffle is the game developer behind Isleward, a roguelike MMO browser game that drops you into the city of Strathford where you can form a party of your own, learn how to level up and explore different islands.Together or alone, you’ll find yourself doing dungeon crawls in search of loot.14) The Wiki GameWikipedia isn’t just a destination for gaining knowledge about various topics.The oldest browser game plays as the frog.Your goal is to get from one side of the road and river to another — all while cars, trucks, logs, turtles and other obstructions move horizontally across the screen.Depending on your settings, a level can start with three, five or seven lives.Want to advance?
It’s A Space ThingIt’s A Space Thing is a newly launched arcade-style shooter game where you play the character at the bottom of your device’s screen, and your goal is to kill the bad guys at the top of your device’s screen.The game has a straightforward user interface and fantastic graphics, and it is entirely available for free to play.PathosPathos is a roguelike adventure retro-style game where you have to explore the various areas in the game and collect loot.Pathos is quite a decent game and entirely available for free to play.Rowdy WrestlingRowdy Wrestling is another recently launched arcade wrestling game where you have to go head to head with your opponent.The game is fantastic and available entirely for free to play.Cube Escape Series by Rusty LakeCube Escape is a pretty decent puzzle game provided by Rusty Lake; it is a series of excellent puzzle games that are entirely available for free to play.In the game, you have to solve the puzzle and find some hidden things.The graphics are average, but you will enjoy playing them.SonnySonny is a newly launched action RPG that contains a post-apocalyptic theme and various comic book elements.
Roguelike dungeon crawlers are quite different and intense games where players go into dungeons and caves in search of loot and adventure. Caves   Caves is quite a very popular roguelike dungeon crawler where you have to crawl through some randomly generated dungeons to collect loot and defeat a bunch of bad guys. It is a retro-style game, and it offers very decent controls. Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition and Shipwrecked Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition and Shipwrecked is an excellent survival game that features a variety of roguelike elements including randomly generated maps, permanent character death, survival as well as crafting mechanics, and much other fantastic stuff. The game is quite short, and your goal is to kill various bad guys and avoid death. Pathos Pathos is one of the oldest roguelike dungeon crawlers.
Eight years after its console debut, Spelunky is trickier, more hilarious than ever.
The classic roguelike Spelunky, which helped pave the way for indie gaming, is finally getting a sequel. Here's what you need to know about Spelunky 2.
The lineup of big Nintendo games is a little light at the moment, but at least we have some indie games to keep Switch owners busy. During its most recent Indie World Showcase, Nintendo showed off a number of high-profile titles coming to its tablet, including a handful of games that will be available today. Here are the biggest announcements. Hades Supergiant, best-known for games like Transistor and Bastion, is bringing its Greek mythology-fueled roguelike to the Switch this fall. Hades will seem familiar if you’ve played any of the studio’s previous work: gorgeous 2D art, incredible soundtrack, and a fantastical world you can get lost in. For those who play the PC version, the game will also be exiting early access this year as well. ... Continue reading…
This week's freebies include a pair of roguelike action games and the beloved Sword & Sworcery.
Dark Souls has garnered quite a following over the years.Somehow, the players still want an even more difficult version of the game.The newest MOD changes the gameplay completelyIn this MOD, named Rouguelike Souls- The Binding of Lordan, the players are playing inside a culmination of two games.As per the description of the mod, Dark Souls gameplay is changed with rouge-like features, and competition of tasks furthers your avatar in the game to the next part of the story.A randomized version of the whole game!There is a randomizer twist that will test the player’s ability to survive in different situations, unknown of what to expect next.There’s no way to know what might be coming your way and players will be required to conquer sequences of levels which have a random enemy type, and you land in an unknown location every time (might take a while to get the hang of it).Lives are limited; after 5, game overUnlike the unlimited respawn in Dark Souls, this mod has a limit of five deaths before they lose all progress and are sent back to Firelink Shrine.They have to start over from the shrine, but any people that you rescued will stay in the location to give you random bonuses throughout the game.Every time you install the mod, it will generate weapons, spells and armour.In the event of an unlikable game generation, players will have to uninstall and install the mod again and wish that they get gameplay of their choice and favoured style.Nexus Mods page has the mod on its site, for those who want to check it out.
This article is made possible by Intel’s GameDev BOOST program — dedicated to helping indie game developers everywhere achieve their dreams.The battle royale genre has become crowded over the last few years with hits like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).But indie studio Proletariat thinks its new action-packed multiplayer game, Spellbreak, has a good chance of standing out.While most other battle royale games focus on shooting people with guns, Spellbreak is firmly rooted in a medieval fantasy setting.Players take control of magic users known as battlemages, and they can customize their powerful arsenal of spells and even combine them for more devastating effects.“The early idea behind Spellbreak was looking at games like H1Z1 — this was before PUBG had launched — and thinking that H1Z1 was really a competitive roguelike for people that didn’t play roguelikes,” said Proletariat CEO Seth Sivak.
One of the best games of 2018 is now hitting mobile devices.Developer Motion Twin has partnered with Playdigious to bring Dead Cells to iPhone and iPad.The app is available now for $8.Dead Cells is a platforming roguelike game where you start from beginning whenever you die.But the more you play it, the better you get at it and the more tools you unlock.It is similar to other Rogue-likes such as Rogue Legacy and Spelunky, but but Motion Twin set its game apart with excellent, fast-paced combat and responsive controls.
More

Top