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Niche Spotlight – Ratropolis

Ratropolis

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Ratropolis, a real-time deckbuilding tower defense roguelite by Cassel Games that just left Early Access.

Start with a basic deck of eight cards, and use it to craft a small village of rats in a dangerous world. Build your deck to expand your economic and defense options.

Fend off hordes of monsters by raising an army and constructing a network of defensive fortifications. Your choices can lead to one of six different endings, assuming your village isn’t devoured by predators first.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Ratropolis is available on Windows PC, and Mac (both via Steam) for $14.99 USD.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

Ratropolis combines roguelite, deck building, and tower defense with real time strategy gameplay. Lead your small rat outpost to safety and defend your rat citizens from predators and monstrous creatures. Build the largest ‘Ratropolis!’ and etch your name into rat history!

Choose from over 500 cards of economy, building, military, and skill types to execute your strategic command. All leaders begin their journey with a deck of 8 basic cards. Building an efficient deck is key for protecting your rats from waves of rat-thirsty enemies. Add, remove and upgrade your cards to create a deck worthy of a true leader!

Defending your rats in the city will be a challenge. Get aid from advisers with talents in finance, defense, or leadership. They will provide you with better options when chaos arises. When the city falls your campaign will end, but with every end a new beginning is born. Unlock new cards to expand your options and make each defense a new experience.

Now lead Ratropolis to victory and save your Ratizens from destruction!

Features

  • Unique Gameplay: Real-time deck building card game combined with roguelite and tower defense elements! Have you ever played anything like that before?
  • Very Addictive: Highly engaging and rapid gameplay that requires quick judgment and response
  • Replayability: Easy to play but difficult to master.
  • 100+ Events: Random decision events give you a new experience every time you play
  • 500+ Cards: Unlock new features and cards to become stronger after every game.
  • 6 Possible Endings: Choose your own adventure!
  • 6 Leaders! Each with their own play style and traits.
  • Lead Cute Rats, not Feral Cats!

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