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Niche Spotlight- Gerty

This is Niche Spotlight. In this column, we regularly introduce new games to our fans, so please leave feedback and let us know if there’s a game you want us to cover!

Today’s Spotlight is Gerty, a top-down twin-stick action-roguelite by Spawn Point OSK that recently left Early Access.

Join an elite mercenary group and fight your way through fully destructible, procedurally-generated mines crawling with vicious alien creatures. Gerty features four playable characters and loads of unlockable items and powerups, alongside five difficulty settings and a newly released Rogue mode with even further randomized elements in each run. The game can be played alone or in 4-player co-op, both locally and through Steam’s Remote Play feature. You can check out a trailer above.

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below:

You are a member of an elite mercenary group. A mining colony of critical importance has become under attack by a hostile alien force. Armed to the teeth and equipped with your trusty laser-diggers, you must fight your way to the depths of the planet, find the source of the alien threat and eliminate it. Will you make it out alive?

Gerty is a top-down rogue-lite twin-stick shooter with fully destructible environment. Carve your own path through replayable procedurally generated levels and create tactically advantageous situations to eliminate the alien threat in intense, tough but fair, action packed gameplay. Mine Juice crystals to upgrade your gear, discover alien structures, and eliminate the source of the alien threat in singleplayer or local co-op mode.

Features:

  • Test your mettle in skill based combat and try to avoid clutches of permanent death. Adjust the level of challenge to your liking with 5 difficulty levels and advanced settings.
  • Choose between 4 different characters all with unique skills and style of play. Further customize your character during your run with perks and purchasable gear.
  • Explore collapsed Juice mines that are teeming with alien life and structures. Interact with abandoned infrastructure, alien runes and altars.
  • Unlock new gear and characters with each tightly packed run. Ramp up the difficulty and brave the dangers once again!

If you still aren’t convinced, don’t listen to me, go watch the trailer, download the demo and see for yourself!

Gerty is available now on Windows PC, Linux, and Mac (all via Steam) for $14.99. A free demo is also available.

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Frank Streva

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