Today’s Niche Spotlight is Jupiter Hell, a turn-based roguelike by ChaosForge and Hyperstrange that recently left Early Access.
Jupiter Hell is the spiritual successor to ChaosForge’s own DoomRL, later rebranded as DRL due to a cease and desist from ZeniMax. Jupiter has been overrun by demons, and it’s up to a lone space marine to stop the invasion. Explore procedurally generated space stations and mining facilities as you scavenge for weapons and resources to blast your way through the hordes of supernatural monstrosities in your way.
You can find the launch trailer below.
You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:
LIKE CHESS. WITH SHOTGUNS.
Jupiter Hell is a classic, turn-based roguelike set in a 90s flavored sci-fi universe. Set on the moons of Jupiter, the game pits a lone space marine against overwhelming demonic forces. Rip and tear zombies, demons and unmentionable monstrosities, using classic weaponry such as shotguns, chainguns, railguns and the trusty chainsaw. All to the shine of CRT monitors and the tune of heavy metal!
Tactical, turn-based combat with real-time responsiveness
Benefit from classic roguelike turns with modern shooter sensibilities. Controls are immediate and accessible while retaining the back-end depth of a turn-based RPG.
Meaningful RPG progression
Customize your character with new weapons, items and abilities gained as you progress through a permadeath-prone hell. Beat the game to unlock more difficult challenges rather than grinding to make the game easier.
Randomized levels set all over Jupiter’s orbit
Blast through procedurally-generated civilian sectors, military space bases and mining colonies on the violent moons of Jupiter. Every playthrough you’ll find new ways to experience familiar settings.
Original shooter roguelike lineage
Jupiter Hell is built by ChaosForge, the team that’s been making top-down, cosmic hell roguelikes since 2002.
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